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What bipartisanship passed ObamaCare? Not one republican voted for it. NOT ONE. The fedral government has 18 eumerated duties, listed in the Constitution, Article One, section 8. The feds should be doing NOTHING ELSE. That would be for the several states, or the people. Or do you believe the Constitution to be a flawed document?
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Poverty

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 8:07 AM
Oh, they know. They just don't care.
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Teacher Indoctrination

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 7:11 AM
At the very least, the federal Department of Education should be closed. At best, all schools should be priviatized. Local and state money should follow the student. What if (G-d forbid) the feds decided that food was a "right" and handled the distribution of food like they do with education. Each family get a certain amount of money to spend at a store designated by the government. If you want to shop elsewhere, you can, but you pay for that yourself. What would these store, getting a guranteed income, look like? They wuold be poorly stocked, poorly run and managed, and the general quality would suffer. The "private" stores would be well stocked and well managed, just like private schools. No, government is the answer ONLY if it is listed in the Constitution.
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Poverty

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 6:55 AM
Regarding the minimum wage- In North Dakota, Wal-Mart and other businesses are paying up to $18.00/hr (or more) for starting wages. Why? The oil field is taking the bulk of the labor force. Simple supply and demand. There still is a need for certain regulations on business (some mentioned by Chip at 1:41 AM). But why is this the domain of the federal government? Most of what the feds do is NOT authorized by the Constitution, and should be done by the states or the People. Why do we have the EPA when in Texas we have TCEQ? California has CARB. We have a state agriculture department, and state education boards, etc. The feds can set up advisory agencies ((very helpful with the USDA), but they use our own money to "bribe" us to do what THEY want.
These people Hawkins describes are not the "elites" when I hear that term. The TRUE elites are those who decide who gets into the Bilderberg group. You know, the ultimate "ruling council. The people who own the companies that own all the banks. The unnamed few. The ones who are pulling the strings. The people behind the curtains.
I though we borrowed most of the money from ourselves (SSI and Federal Reserve). China holds just about $2 rillion. Yes, a sizeable sum, but nothing compared to $17 trillion.
he real energy solution is still 550 to 100 years away. That would be cold fusion. Until then, we are left wih what we have- coal, gas, oil, nuclear, and to a lesser extent, hydro and geo thermal. The elites wish o control access tto energy, to better CONTROL us. RFJ, Jr said he would not give up his lifestyle to help. This is the proof that they do not want to "fix" a problem, but to assert control over resources. As soon as the elites control energy, health care, food, transportation, comunication, and water, they will be able to control ALL who are NOT "elite", This involves population reduction- up to a 75% reduction. And you and I are NOT "elite"
I guess I'm one of tthose people who have stopped working and have stopped looking for work.- according to the rules.I sill work- its justt under the table. Also, I do NOT ttake ANY government benefits. I still drive when I can, and for those people who need a driver (anything with four or more wheels). I pay for my own health care;; I refuse to let the government force me into any health care plan I do not want and canno afford. I think there are many like me out there. We work, but no one reports our earnings to the IRS. Kind of like how it would be under the Fair Tax.
What happens if all these companies, large and small, just refuse to comply with this "mandate" What if they refuse to pay the fine? Imagine, if you will, millions of companies NOT paying the fine. I would love to see the IRS go after all of them. They couldn't and probably wouldn't. Let the revolution begin.
A senators "bosses" are NOT the constituents (well, they shouldn't be) but rather the governor and state legislators. The Senate is supposed to represent the interests of the STATE at the federal level. Maybe its time to repeal the 17th amendment.
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When Paul Became Muhammad

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Oct 02, 2014 4:28 AM
Great column, and a great lesson on life. This will be shared by me on social media. There are some (maybe most?) liberals who need to read this.
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