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Well, I knew it was a Clinton...
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Thanks, Property Rights!

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 8:47 AM
Modernme=over is right. LOCAL property taxes pay for roads, police, fire protection, schools, etc. I have heard that many states assess a STATE property tax. Not in Texas. We pay city and county taxes. We (as private citizens), only pay the state when we buy something.
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Thanks, Property Rights!

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 26, 2014 8:41 AM
I put that figure at closer to 100 years, But what's a decade or two, right?
I hate to tell youu this, but Gruber is essentially correct. There are too many Americans who have little to no economic knowledge. And don't think for one minute those elected representatives who voted for ACA are in that group. They knew EXACTLY what they were voting for. Didn'y Bill Clinton once say (and I paraphrase) that he was against tax breaks for the people because " they might no spend that money 'properly' (the way government THINKS they should spend it). I just wish we had a federal government that was truly constrained by the Constitution. Don't you?
Too many liberals do not understand the concept of a LIMITED federal government. A federal government that is constrained by the US Constitution. Tell me, what is so hard to understand about the ninth and tenth amendments? They honestly believe that ONLY the federal government can take care of all the problems. I wouldn't mind the feds acting in an advisory role, but for many things, the feds should not be able to compel the states. This is where "We, the People" should work hardest- getting our state (whereever you may live) to do the right thing= keep air clean, for example. The one thing I see that the feds just might be correct in regulating is interstate commerce. But, gee whizz, they regulate the HECK out of that. Please pick up a pocket Constitution, and read it. A lot. Understand it. You will get it, I promise.
I understand the illegals, tro a point. They want a better life for themselves. And if all they did was break our immigration laws, well, I understand. I don't approve, but I understand. What I DON'T understand, is why this administration released thousands of CRIMINALS onto the streets. People arrested ( or convoicted) of such crimes as murder, aggravated robbery, child molestation, etc. I thought it was these people that would be immediately deprted. Now we have find them AGAIN. And worse, the administration will not divulge their identity to the local law enforcement groups. Obama (Walking Eagle) speaks with forked tongue.
Son of Adam- I don't see it that way. Besides, how many children today are nothing more than the byproduct of two people "hooking up"? There are too many children born to a single parent for my concept to harm children any more than they aready are.
I, too, was mystified by the term "requested". I wonder what the power of Congress really is. Sure, if you are involved (as Gruber is) with the federal government, I guess congress can "request" you show up. But what about things that are not run by the governmetn? How did congress get the authority to subpoena baseball players over the steroid "scandal"? That one still has me puzzled.
A marriage is the union of one man and one woman, sanctified by G-d. And the government should have absolutely NOTHING to do with it. If two )or more) people wish to live together as a family, and receive the legal and financial protections we vurrenty afford a married couple, then they should file a Legal Civli Union contract. This would also apply to ANY couple who wishes the legal and financial protections. No longer would government recognize marriage as the basis of anything. Only the LCUC would be recognized by the government. Churches would be free to marry those people they deem worthy of having their union sanctified by G-d. My rabbu would npt perform my marriage because my wife was not Jewish. I had no legal recourse to force him to alter his belief. Therefore, no gay couple should be able to force any clergyman to perfporm a marriage. My concept (above) treats ALL citizens equally, under the law. G-d, however, has His ways, and it is not our place to change Him.
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Gruber Was Right

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Nov 20, 2014 6:36 PM
We have not, and hopefullt never will, vote for president. We vote for electors to the Electoral College.
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