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Gross Misconceptions

Sidney18511 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:31 AM
The rightwing agenda has been rejected. People like living in a nation that cares about the people that live there. Your dream to do away with Medicare, is just a dream. It will never happen.
Steve539 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 9:44 AM
Sidney18511, we are bankrupt, let me repeat, we are bankrupt. Yes people like living in a nation that cares about people, and I would hope that the reverse is also true - people who care about people had better care about the health of the nation, which at the present time, is not healthy. Taking the "touchy feelly" approach will get you another Greece, where they like getting "free stuff". We are on our way to becoming a Greece and the liberals don't seem to understand the impact of our fiscal situation.
Capitalist at Birth1 Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:43 AM
Medicare will be called rationing in two short years. it is already done. it wad doomed from the start. When all of the rich people have left this country and taken their marbles with them, where will you get the money to pay for your wild eyed crazy schemes?
rickmcq Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:43 AM
Sidney:
1. "The rightwing agenda has been rejected."
Actually, that rightwing agenda drew about 47% of the votes, so it may hnot have been as "rejected" as you suppose.

2. "People like living in a nation that cares about the people that live there."
The Conservative Movement has much more to be proud of in showing its care than does the Left; we just prefer to do it with our own time and money rather than wait for a larger government to act.

3. "Your dream to do away with Medicare, is just a dream."
There is no Conservative plan to do away with Medicare- quite the opposite; privatization is the only plan put forth yet to preserve Medicare. In fact, your belief that we want to do away with Medicare is the only dream.
Roberty Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 8:42 AM
Actually, you misunderstand; when the people of the nation cared about each other governmental intervention was unnecessary and the people were free. Now the uncaring government takes care of people that fit the requirements spelled out by faceless bureaucrats and the people are less free.
This country is at a historic crossroads, and the path we choose can determine our future far beyond the next four years. Our children and grandchildren may someday bless us or curse us for what we do this Tuesday. Against that background, it is painful to see the petty talking points and gross misconceptions that seem to dominate this year's election campaign.

Take the question of jobs. How many times have we heard about how many jobs have been added during the Obama administration? Yet few people bother to find out whether these are net additions to jobs -- which is...