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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's bull****, it's all tax dollars. It's about what you want to spend it on, don't try to complicate it as the politicians do. As a percentage defense has decreased while social security has increased.
    Military threats to America are not proportional to the percentage of military spending in our budget. We just have to spend more than the next top country does.
    For the last 30 years we have spent excessively on the military/industrial complex, and in the last decade, we have spent almost as much as the rest of the world combined.

    Compare this to SS which has not added to our federal debt.

    Romney proposes increasing military spending and further cutting the tax rates for the rich, which just means more of the same borrow and spend policy we have seen from the GOP for the last 30 years!
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    It's a demonstration of priorities. Liberalism has won the day since 1962, but they're not satisfied.
    Funding towards the well-being of this country's people should supersede the funding for war...

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Thing is...this is extremely recent (relatively), I could even say this;

    The GOP is absolutely nothing like the "Party of Reagan"

    I voted Reagan...Then Bush Sr...barely

    I never left the Republican Party...it left me.

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Fruityfact View Post
    Funding towards the well-being of this country's people should supersede the funding for war...
    That is a state responsibility, not a Federal Responsibility. you have been brainwashed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecoyah View Post
    Thing is...this is extremely recent (relatively), I could even say this;

    The GOP is absolutely nothing like the "Party of Reagan"

    I voted Reagan...Then Bush Sr...barely

    I never left the Republican Party...it left me.
    Funny, I grew up a Conservative Democrat, a JFK Democrat and the Democratic Party left me. There is no room in today's Democratic Party for a Conservative. The Party of Pelosi, Reid, and Obama is the most liberal and anti Reagan party in U.S. History

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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    that legal distinction is a piss poor argument used to justify the government getting two cracks at money earned by a corporation for the benefit of its owners
    One would think that an Ivy League educated attorney - at least one who claims to be so - would have a whole lot more respect for the legal distinctions that are so important in the law.
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    That is a state responsibility, not a Federal Responsibility. you have been brainwashed.
    It is written in the very goals of our Constitution (the Preamble) that we promote the general welfare of we the people.

    That is how it has its been interpreted under the Rule of Law in this country for over a half century under both parties.
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    It is written in the very goals of our Constitution (the Preamble) that we promote the general welfare of we the people.

    That it has its been interpreted under the Rule of Law in this country for over a half century under both parties.
    Promote does not mean provide, now does it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Promote does not mean provide, now does it?
    Of course not, that is why any able bodied person can only be on welfare for 2 years without working and there is a 5 year lifetime maximum.

    A living wage for full time work would be an alternative to welfare that doesn't require taxpayer support if it can gain in popularity.
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    Re: State of the Union Address

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Of course not, that is why you can only be on welfare for 2 years without working and there is a 5 year lifetime maximum.
    The only ones that cannot get a job in two years seems to be someone who believes it is the role of the taxpayer to fund their existence. You do realize that in that same PREAMBLE is the Following PROVIDE for the Common Defense. Notice the difference?

    You think people keeping more of what they earn helps promote their own personal welfare? you think that people giving money to charity is better spent that Federal dollars and actually provides better compassion?

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