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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    Our politicians have learned that they can create a permanent job by buying votes and never really doing their job. That is why I love the state of TX with its part time legislature which is what our Founders envisioned. I am a strong believer in a Congress that lives and works out of its home state and is responsive to the people for their actions. I never supported term limits at the Federal Level but that has sure grown on me. It is time to clean house but that isn't going to happen. It really is too bad that our bureaucrats keep running for their next election vs. doing the job they were hired to do. I have no use for either party but realize that at least the Republican Party today is closer to my point of view than the Democrat Party
    The repubicants say more what you want to hear, yet are they really any less guilty of perpetuating the borrow and spend policy that they claim to be against? Is it not republicants that still uphold the "right" of only NADA members to have exclusive rights to sell new cars in Texas? There is much going on that indicates that both parties are in favor of increased gov't control and less freedom for "the folks" - the Texas handgun laws are one huge clue that these "freedom loving", 2A supporters are simply greedy politicians that wish to drum up guaranteed business (via mandated CHL classes) for the NRA that funds their campaigns.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    On your part yes. Huge on your part.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    The repubicants say more what you want to hear, yet are they really any less guilty of perpetuating the borrow and spend policy that they claim to be against? Is it not republicants that still uphold the "right" of only NADA members to have exclusive rights to sell new cars in Texas? There is much going on that indicates that both parties are in favor of increased gov't control and less freedom for "the folks" - the Texas handgun laws are one huge clue that these "freedom loving", 2A supporters are simply greedy politicians that wish to drum up guaranteed business (via mandated CHL classes) for the NRA that funds their campaigns.
    You are probably right however there are no solutions to the problem other than trying to work from within to change the party. That is what I choose to do knowing that the Democrat Party is incapable of changing and the Republicans to a point may be as well but at least there is a better alternative with the Republicans. To make the changes necessary first we have to start with term limits forcing politicians to live under the laws they created. It works at the state level so why not the Federal level. Until we get rid of the career politicians nothing is ever going to change.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    You are probably right however there are no solutions to the problem other than trying to work from within to change the party. That is what I choose to do knowing that the Democrat Party is incapable of changing and the Republicans to a point may be as well but at least there is a better alternative with the Republicans. To make the changes necessary first we have to start with term limits forcing politicians to live under the laws they created. It works at the state level so why not the Federal level. Until we get rid of the career politicians nothing is ever going to change.
    Term limits exist now, they are simply called primary elections. If your party opposes this process, and only will back the incumbent, then that must be changed. I have no objection to returning a good representative to power, no matter how many times that they choose to run, but object to the assumption that simply because they won last time that they must be the best. Let the republicants be the first party to equally fund all comers in their primaries - that may be the ticket to gaining more party memebership and getting rid of the "deadwood" as well.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    Term limits exist now, they are simply called primary elections. If your party opposes this process, and only will back the incumbent, then that must be changed. I have no objection to returning a good representative to power, no matter how many times that they choose to run, but object to the assumption that simply because they won last time that they must be the best. Let the republicants be the first party to equally fund all comers in their primaries - that may be the ticket to gaining more party memebership and getting rid of the "deadwood" as well.

    Change can come from the bottom up, not only from the top down.
    Normally you would be right but there is too much money in politics today and with the 24/7 media it is hard to unseat an incumbent especially one that has bought a lot of votes. Not enough people in this country with principles and pride. Elections are won today by very small turnout with a motivated dependent class. Don't know what it is going to take to wake people but term limits would be a good start.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    Normally you would be right but there is too much money in politics today and with the 24/7 media it is hard to unseat an incumbent especially one that has bought a lot of votes. Not enough people in this country with principles and pride. Elections are won today by very small turnout with a motivated dependent class. Don't know what it is going to take to wake people but term limits would be a good start.
    It seems that you wish to weaken the competition rather than concentrate on improving your team's play. It is high time that the non-dependent class get it together and take note of what is going on. In a red state like Teaxs this is easier to do than you might think. How many initially thought that Ted Cruz had a chance? The demorats are acting just like drug dealers - giving you an initial price break (or even free samples) to get you hooked and then they soon come to own your ass.

    The prime example is federal eduaction aid - at first the states see this as good, they get to keep full control and get "free help" but gradually the feds will demand ever more "compliance" (control) as a condition of getting this "free help". At some point the state decides that the compliance is OK (a necessary evil?) since the alternative is to replace the federal "free help", now up to 10% of their total educatonal spending, with added local taxation.
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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    What is very simple is the reality that you don't understand the basic role of the state and federal governments. Anything that you want that isn't funded by the state you fight for the Federal Govt. to mandate it. Too bad you don't have that same passion for fiscal and personal responsibilities.
    It's not about me. You said feds didn't spend money on those areas. I showed they do. It's simple. You were factually incorrect.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    It's not about me. You said feds didn't spend money on those areas. I showed they do. It's simple. You were factually incorrect.
    I said that the Feds don't fund police, fire fighters, and school teachers and that a grant or stimulus funding is a short term payment that has to be paid by the state taxpayers when the money runs out. I stand by that statement that school teachers, police, and fire fighters are state responsibilities. Nothing you have posted changes that reality. Why is it you are always looking for the Federal taxpayer to fund your personal responsibility expenses.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

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    I said that the Feds don't fund police, fire fighters, and school teachers and that a grant or stimulus funding is a short term payment that has to be paid by the state taxpayers when the money runs out. I stand by that statement that school teachers, police, and fire fighters are state responsibilities. Nothing you have posted changes that reality. Why is it you are always looking for the Federal taxpayer to fund your personal responsibility expenses.
    And I showed you more than a grant or stimulus. These are long term fundings. Focus. You're trying to hide your error.

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    re: Reid says Obamacare just a step toward eventual single-payer system[W:1539]

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    And I showed you more than a grant or stimulus. These are long term fundings. Focus. You're trying to hide your error.
    Nice diversion from reality, the only long term commitment from the Federal Govt. is on innovative programs and projects, not regular police, fire, and teachers. Site the long term expenses in your community paid for by the Federal Govt? Your normal police, fire fighters, and teachers are paid for out of your local taxes. That is reality that you want to ignore as you continue to divert from the thread topic. Why do you want the Federal taxpayers to fund your local police, fire, and teachers?

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