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By instituting the Fair Tax, we eliminate the need fro tax exempt status.
Con- The fact that the tax codde is used in such a manner. The fact that we need to fund the federal governmetn does NOT mean we should engage in "social engineering" by use of that code. A better way to fund the federal government is throiugh a simple, yet effective means- the Fair Tax (HR 25). Not only does it fund the federal governmetn, it takes power AWAY from those who would use a tax code to socially engineer its citizens.
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Success or Failure?

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 11, 2014 6:21 AM
Another great column by one aof America's finest. Sadly, these words will go unread by those most in need of reading them.
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Cheap Politicians

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 6:13 AM
Who was it who said, "When buying and selling becomes legislated, the first thing bought and sold are legislators." Smart man, whoever that is...
Wrecked the country? Unemployment was about 5%, federal deficits were under $300 billion. I don't, and didn't, approve of all of the decisions made, but "wrecked the country?" Maybe you could explain HOW it was wrecked by the GOP, instead of just parroting talking points.
Executive orders are a necessary tool of the president. I would imagine that most should be used for national security measures, but NEVER used in place of proper legislation.
(how did that happen? It self posted. TX CD 18 and tell me they didn't carve out a special district for her. And if you know Houston, you'll know exactly what I mean.
Gerrymandering is why Houston keeps sending Sheila Jackson Lee to the House. Go ahead, pull up the map of congressional districts
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Hold On, Mr. President

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 4:25 AM
Most of what the federal government does has no authorization in the Constitution. Most of what they do should be done, and in many cases is done, by the states. I wouldn't mind oif the feds acted like an advisory board, but the states have the final say. As to our current foreign policies, I'd say they suck, but it IS a proper function of the federal government. Citizens must get more involved with their congressmen and let them know YOUR position. People WANT the feds to "do something", so they DO. I wish that the feds would stop trying to help us, just encourage us to better ourselves. I guess there are too many people (and corporations and state and local governments) who are addicted to federal money "What would we DO if the feds stopped giving us money?" or "You hate (recipient of federal progran you want to eliminate)." I hope I live long enough to see our federal government FOLLOW the Constitiution.
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Favors and Loot for Sale

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 3:30 AM
STates should be dong most of what the feds do. That's the problem with federal money. The Feds get to decide how the states (or whoever) spend the money. Federal money = federal control. States should be free to handle social programs, and any other function of government, without interference from the Feds. Why does the federal government have ANYTHING to do with schooling our children? How about the federal government simply abide by the Constitution?
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