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They'll only be wonderful to me if they stay out of politics.
Retirees are taking less-than-living-wage jobs to make up for the inflation that is eroding their meager fixed incomes. They are likely not to complain about part-time work because they are limited on the amount of money they can earn if they don't want to see adverse effects on their retirement payments. Those who had intended to retire but saw their retirement funds evaporate are staying at their more-than-living-wage jobs to try to replenish their retirement incomes. These folks perhaps don't want to be cut back to part-time, or maybe they don't mind not having to work long hours at their age.
Hiking taxes on the poor is an attack on the poor, you say, but it ultimately it is an attack on society, as those who can't afford their habits, whether it is illegal drugs or legal tobacco products, will likely resort to crime in order to obtain the funds to purchase the products, or they may simply rob stores directly to get their nicotine fix. I predict more armed robberies and perhaps even more murdered convenience store clerks with these punitive tax schemes.
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It’s Stupid, Obamacare

Wumingren Wrote: Oct 17, 2013 8:13 AM
What's with the inflation in the numbers of the uninsured? They sold this bill of goods on a claim that 30 million people had no insurance. Now we see the number inflated to as high as 50 million? The OMB itself said there will still be 30 million without insurance. It will be a different 30 million than the original 30 million, but not 47 million, not 50 million. The only reason the Left is now claiming 50 million, is to cover their rear ends over the fact that 30 million will still have no insurance. What they'll claim is that Obamacare helped the 20 million people. It's like the unemployment numbers, for which Obama claims "jobs created or saved." They're just playing with the numbers to hide their incompetence.
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It’s Stupid, Obamacare

Wumingren Wrote: Oct 17, 2013 8:07 AM
If I knew the person about to be hit by a runaway car was a lib-prog, I would most certainly not warn him in the first place.
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Putting Down the Debt Ceiling Sword

Wumingren Wrote: Oct 17, 2013 7:03 AM
To be fair, one reason we all fought Obamacare was to keep $144 trillion in unfunded liabilities from exploding to $500 trillion. With more and more Americans slipping into poverty, qualifying them for federal subsidies, Obamacare was never going to save anyone $2,500 annually on their healthcare insurance. Obamacare was designed on purpose to cause insurance companies to raise everyone's premiums in order that both they and their customers go broke, thus ushering in the communists' preferred single-payer healthcare system. Once healthcare is funded entirely by federal revenues, watch the debt and deficits of the United States leap from trillions to the first-time-ever use of quadrillion by the OMB. Perhaps we will invent a new name for that number: Obillion, which derives from Obama and oblivion.
Also, drayburn, you speak as though only Republicans are businessmen and that they are the only ones hiring illegal aliens in order to get cheap labor. You lie by omission. There are probably as many or more businessmen who are Democrats, and since it is the blue states that are blocking attempts to repatriate illegal aliens and who are also creating refuge cities, then it is more logical to say that it is the Democrats who are taking advantage of the cheap labor offered by illegal aliens. Moreover, it is the Republicans who are trying to get that fence built to keep illegal aliens out of the U.S. It is the Democrats who are opposing its construction. Why? Because once the Democrats grant these interlopers full citizenship, all the illegal aliens that are currently receiving low pay will thereafter receive at least minimum wage. Then, with no barriers to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, the Democratic businessmen who relied on that cheap labor will be able to hire replacements from the next wave of illegal immigrants. Logic dictates that Democrats benefit more from illegal aliens, otherwise it would be Democrats instead of Republicans that were trying to stanch the flow of illegal immigration.
The problem with their home countries is that the power factions in control of their big governments bought friends through a system of rewards and punishments. They were simply the ones who always seemed to get the punishments. It wasn't big government they opposed; it was being on the wrong side of the corrupt systems, always losing property, livelihoods, and even lives. Their corrupt systems always took from the poor to give to the rich, and any opposition was met with violence. What these people have found in America is big government that takes from the rich to give to the poor. Of course they want to live here! Of course they want more, and more, and more. Here, they can make demands — even when they have no legal power to do so — and not fear death squads in the middle of the night.
So, Lindsey Graham, your solution to a pest invasion is to welcome them in the hope that you can live with them in a mutually respectful manner? Those raccoons in the attic can stay. No big deal. They'll learn to maintain the integrity of the insulation by not burrowing through it, packing it down, and crappin' all over it. No problem. They'll keep the noise down, too. They'll assimilate into your household in no time, especially if you lay out some food and milk in the kitchen for them every day. They'll be cool friends for your kids, playmates and buddies, and just never mind the fleas and disease that they carry. You'll adjust to the occasional hissing, growling, and biting just fine. Just make sure you take them to the vet for their rabies and distemper shots. And, gee, aren't they so cute with their little bandit masks, anyway? Oooo, cootchie coo!
I think few are even aware that the real Muslim war (until it is settled one way or the other) is between the Sunnis and the Shias. The victor of that battle will be our real mortal enemy in the days that follow the defeat of one or the other.
The last time I read about the Constitution Party, there was a great deal of anti-Christian bashing going on. Since you are a proponent of the Constitution Party, what can you tell me about that criticism? (I'm not trying to heap this on you, I want to know if there are any grounds for the criticism and what you have to say to refute it if it is not true.)
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