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Ha,ha, that is too funny. The ignorant seem to amass in the Republican party, who want to do away with education and who think that people like Bachmann, Perry and Cain are presidential material. They turn away from Cain because of his infidelity to give their support to one of the worst people when it comes to infidelity. Gingrich has been married three times and never waited until he was divorced before he started exchanging DNA with his new partners. And, most Republican/conservatives either don't know or don't remember that if it wasn't for unions we would still have children working, you wouldn't be entitled to vacations, pregnant women would not be allowed to work, and companies could pay you pennies while they rake in millions. Oh, that last one, they are still able to do to a certain extent, but I guess middle-class Republicans are to dumb to realize it. Oh, and Gingrich wants to put children back to work - now that's a brilliant idea. Let them do the janitorial work, so they can pay them pennies and put a bunch of low-income janitors out of work. Is that the type of intelligence you are boasting about?Your inability to hold "your" President accountable for results speaks volumes. Obviously you have never led anything and don't have a clue as to what leadership entails. Obama has demonized the producers and wealth creators while appealing to the ignorant, the unions, and the minorities. That doesn't bode well to the future of the country.
There you go assuming again. Aren't you familiar with that old expression, assume makes an "ass" out of "u" and "me". Just because I care about the unemployed, the people who were conned by bankers into buying homes they couldn't afford, (bankers who were bailed out with taxpayer money when they were hurting, but instead of passing on their good fortune and help those that now needed help, instead just took their houses), doesn't mean that I have been foreclosed, unemployed or financially hurting. I have a beautiful home and everything I need, but unlike most greedy conservatives, I realize that others have not been as fortunate. I'm sure that many that find themselves in those situations were doing all the things you claim you have done, but one can't predict when one's workplace is suddenly going to fold. So, don't be so arrogant in assuming that it didn't happen to you because you were so upright in everything you did, you were just lucky. And, the bankers that came begging for help from the government, why didn't they understand the consequences of their poor choices and just suck it up?You are right, I held a job for 35 years because I produced and I didn't lose my home in a foreclosure because I never spent more than I could afford. I am not suffering financially because I have always been accountable for what I spent. Never did I expect you or anyone else to bail me out if I made any mistakes. You see, I understand consequences for poor choices as I learned that growing up. Why didn't you?
When the state, local communities, and charities are not able to handle the job most conservatives will just say "oh well, let them eat cake". I'm sure most Reps/cons would be perfectly happy if nobody took care of it, and the poor would just die or disappear. But, someone has to pick up the slack. The states, communities and charities are not up to the job. They don't have the resources nor the money to help all the people that need help. Where did you learn that it was okay to ignore the needy? Like the greedy bankers who couldn't be bothered to work out some plan to help people keep their homes, they were out of the hole, so why should they care about anyone else. It is easy to imagine that people who are in dire straits got there through their stupid choices and therefore they need to wallow in their consequences, however, that is not always the case, and it is not Christian to think that way.I don't think it is the Federal Tax Payers responsibility to help those in the local community that are in need. That is for the state, local communities, and charities. Where did you learn that was the role of the Federal government. You believe that you cannot help someone locally better than a politician in D.C?
"I have been thinking that I would make a proposition to my Republican friends... that if they will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them." --Adlai Stevenson, Politician