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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Neosteve View Post
    He use his mom as a example of someone who work two jobs to stay off of welfare. Hey that is wonderful but what message would he give that man or woman who can't find one job? Every one situation is different and he can't demonize someone without knowing their situation.

    I agree with you, we should help those in need. However, there are many, many people who are leeches on society and will continue to take and take. We have to find a way to force them to earn their keep. Anyone can fall on hard times and it is nice to help such people.
    Which is the trouble with the narrative alone. They can give substance to a claim, but we must remember there are other narratives, those where people succeeded and moved on after the help (that would be myself and all my siblings). to paraprhase another saying, there are millions if not billions of stories out there.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

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    Which is the trouble with the narrative alone. They can give substance to a claim, but we must remember there are other narratives, those where people succeeded and moved on after the help (that would be myself and all my siblings). to paraprhase another saying, there are millions if not billions of stories out there.
    I don't know how I screwed up the formatting when I quoted but the first part of that reply is not mine. I am still getting used to this website. I grew up just north of Detroit but Dr. Carson is a little older than I. During the turbulent '60's Dr. Carson would have been a teenager. Detroit, Michigan in the mid 1960's was a very volitile place, especially for a black teenager. I don't think Dr. Carson was minimizing anyone who came from similar situations but using his story of an illustration of what a person can do with hard work and discipline. Your personal case is how it is supposed to work IMO. I will expand. When I lost a job many years ago and my daughter was still in grade school we enrolled her on the CHIP program. When my financial situation improved we took her off the program. The state worker who took the call when we called to cancel her coverage, because we didn't need it anymore, they tried to talk us out of it. We are not to be perpetual wards of the state, if we need the help then I am grateful it is available but it should not become a way of life.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Neosteve View Post
    I don't know how I screwed up the formatting when I quoted but the first part of that reply is not mine. I am still getting used to this website. I grew up just north of Detroit but Dr. Carson is a little older than I. During the turbulent '60's Dr. Carson would have been a teenager. Detroit, Michigan in the mid 1960's was a very volitile place, especially for a black teenager. I don't think Dr. Carson was minimizing anyone who came from similar situations but using his story of an illustration of what a person can do with hard work and discipline. Your personal case is how it is supposed to work IMO. I will expand. When I lost a job many years ago and my daughter was still in grade school we enrolled her on the CHIP program. When my financial situation improved we took her off the program. The state worker who took the call when we called to cancel her coverage, because we didn't need it anymore, they tried to talk us out of it. We are not to be perpetual wards of the state, if we need the help then I am grateful it is available but it should not become a way of life.
    My mother was on it a while. But she used it to learn a trade and none of us ever went back.

    BTW, I actually like Dr. Carson and find no fault with him. The fault I find most in those who are reading him as if there are no other narratives.

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Travis007 View Post
    God Bless Dr Ben Carson... he is a great and wonderful man...


    For sure the world needs a lot more people like him.

    I read his bio. Him and his wife have done a lot of great things.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

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    YYou'd better hope that the foundations of the US stay in tact, otherwise who is going to bail your butt out?



    The GOP is not the foundation of the USA.

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    A message to those who know who they are: "Please get your political terms straight! 'Communism' means 'Everyone wearing glasses gets their heads staved in with rifle butts,' while 'Socialism' means 'Drinks and smokes on the middle class!'" ~ Steve Mayer

    I hope that is helpful.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast | Fox News Video


    Abso-Freakin'-lutely!!!!!! Right on Doc....You know the last time I saw that look on Obama's face was during the debate when Romney handed him is arse!
    The other day I herd Rush commenting the Obama was looking down in disgrace at the mention of health savings accounts......Obama was looking down because he was texting. I know that look, when you phone vibrate and you want to be discreet. You can see the right arm retrieve it from his pocket. When Obama was don, he put his phone up on the table.

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The other day I herd Rush commenting the Obama was looking down in disgrace at the mention of health savings accounts......Obama was looking down because he was texting. I know that look, when you phone vibrate and you want to be discreet. You can see the right arm retrieve it from his pocket. When Obama was don, he put his phone up on the table.

    Obama is a scumbag... what a disgrace...

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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    The other day I herd Rush commenting the Obama was looking down in disgrace at the mention of health savings accounts......Obama was looking down because he was texting. I know that look, when you phone vibrate and you want to be discreet. You can see the right arm retrieve it from his pocket. When Obama was don, he put his phone up on the table.

    Yeah, I should have known....You know liberals, manners, and class are usually not simpatico...
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    Re: Dr. Benjamin Carson's speech at prayer breakfast

    The most amusing aspect of Dr Ben Carson's emergence onto "the scene" was the low information politician who said, and I'm paraphrasing, "it was wrong to inject God into his comments". <forehead slap> Yeah, imagine injecting GOD into comments at a.........(wait for it).......(wait for it).............. PRAYER meeting.

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