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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    It's hard to get people to stop feeding at the trough. It wasn't a commitment. Anyone who worked a job was forced against their will to contribute.
    Really - it was not a commitment?!?!?!? What about all those yearly statements I got from SS then telling me what I put in and what I would get out?

    Perhaps you were not brought up as I was and taught to honor ones commitments.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    "Enter into a commitment", huh? You make it sound as if this is something that people choose voluntarily.
    Of course it was. And they could get out of it at any time they wished.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, I'm not confused all, maybe we are communicating.. I'm simply saying that if it were not for the Federal government and it's investment in space, we would not have the millions of jobs in the various technologies today. Years ago Senator Al Gore created a bill that appropriated money which was used to take a military system and converting it to the internet.
    So without Al Gore we would not have had the Internet and without the government we would not have had high-end technology. How do you suppose mankind advanced at all without the government instructing entrepreneurs where to invest their time and money? All those inventions would never have happened, huh?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

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    The CSA would disagree with you.
    I imagine that traitors would.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Really - it was not a commitment?!?!?!? What about all those yearly statements I got from SS then telling me what I put in and what I would get out?

    Perhaps you were not brought up as I was and taught to honor ones commitments.
    It's not an individual honoring their commitments, its the governments, and they cannot promise anything long term.

    The federal government is over $17 trillion in debt with no sign of the binge stopping. What is their 'commitment' worth now?

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    No, I'm not confused all, maybe we are communicating.. I'm simply saying that if it were not for the Federal government and it's investment in space, we would not have the millions of jobs in the various technologies today. Years ago Senator Al Gore created a bill that appropriated money which was used to take a military system and converting it to the internet.
    While you are correct about some technology resulting from direct gov't investment, very little of the current federal spending falls into that category. The vast majority of federal spending is now directed toward entitlements.

    Perhaps you can supply a link citing Al Gore as a historic figure key to the internet development.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    It's not an individual honoring their commitments, its the governments, and they cannot promise anything long term.

    The federal government is over $17 trillion in debt with no sign of the binge stopping. What is their 'commitment' worth now?
    So you do not believe that the government of the American people should honor their commitments to the American people?
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Or don't you believe in both parties honoring their commitments to each other?
    I don't think that the government ought to make a commitment to tax one citizen in order to had the money over to another citizen. That is simply to similar to outright theft for me to consider it ethical.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    I don't think that the government ought to make a commitment to tax one citizen in order to had the money over to another citizen. That is simply to similar to outright theft for me to consider it ethical.
    Your posts cross the line into inane hyperbole when you define a voluntary program overwhelmingly supported by the American people for almost 80 years now with a benefit as theft.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Your posts cross the line into inane hyperbole when you define a voluntary program overwhelmingly supported by the American people for almost 80 years now with a benefit as theft.
    I didn't define it as theft. I said it was too similar to outright theft to be considered ethical. Please stop with the intellectual dishonesty.

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