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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Really!?!?!?!? I never heard that. Please present the evidence for me to examine.
    The national debt, demographics and longevity. They cannot pay for it.

    Here is an overview of the history of SS and it seems no politician wants to touch it at the moment. The political catch phrase these days is 'kicking it down the road'.
    Social Security - Archive Collection - TIME

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I would agree with you that moving from state to state is a choice that gives a person a certain degree of control over certain things like state taxes or local property taxes. I do think it does little regarding such objections as Social Security which are national programs.
    States, like countries, would compete for the best people, people would choose their own life styles more easily.

    National programs are destroying Americas solvency, its freedoms and its character.

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

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    Liberals don't get it and never will, they just go back to the money tree and get whatever they need. All those IOU's for SS have to be funded and to fund them there aren't enough workers paying into SS so the govt. will have to print or borrow the money, both of which have severe consequences to the American consumer and our national debt. The ignorance of the left is staggering.
    Why was going to the "money tree" good under Reagan and Bush but bad under Obama? Partisan hack much?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Why was going to the "money tree" good under Reagan and Bush but bad under Obama? Partisan hack much?
    What 'money tree' are you referring to?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    The national debt, demographics and longevity. They cannot pay for it.

    Here is an overview of the history of SS and it seems no politician wants to touch it at the moment. The political catch phrase these days is 'kicking it down the road'.
    Social Security - Archive Collection - TIME
    Really!?!?!? I never heard that. Won't the federal government be taking in money year after year after year after year?
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Why was going to the "money tree" good under Reagan and Bush but bad under Obama? Partisan hack much?
    Still don't get it, do you, probably never will as you have never had any leadership opportunities at all. Reagan created 17 million jobs, doubled GDP, had a 60% increase in FIT revenue, and created a peace dividend. Debt to GDP was less than 60% and it is well over 100% now. How many times do I have to post his information until you realize you are out of your league here and have no idea what you are talking about?

    Your support for Obama is misguided at best in that you support an incompetent whose resume showed no leadership skills or management experience. The results apparently are irrelevant to you. Are you a racist supporting Obama simply because he is black?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    See every post I made to you on the previous four pages.

    Many years ago ss a young father of two different four years olds I remember how they argued with me and questioned things. They kept asking WHY as the ever present question despite a perfectly wonderful explanation being given to them.

    You are doing the same thing.
    I'll ask others in this thread. If they concur with you that you explained why one must leave their current location when they leave an organization, then I'll drop the matter.

    So how about it people? Has my question be answered with a perfectly wonderful explanation?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    States, like countries, would compete for the best people, people would choose their own life styles more easily.

    National programs are destroying Americas solvency, its freedoms and its character.
    Regarless if you or I like it or not, we no longer live in a hyper-regionalized country where people thought of themselves as Massachusetts men or Virginians or any other region or state and fight behind that states standard as they did even in the Civil War. Those days are long gone - for good or for ill.

    Today a child is born in Michigan and is educated for five years in Ohio when his parents relocate for economic reasons. He goes to high school in Texas due to another move and spends his first two years of college in neighboring New Mexico. He then finishes his degree in California and does grad work in Oregon. He gets a job in Oklahoma and has three subsequent career moves over the next thirty years in New York, North Carolina and Washington. He marries a young lady from Indiana and they have three kids - all born in different states. They retire to Florida and then decide to become halfbacks and instead settle down in Asheville, North Carolina.

    That is the America we live in.

    the old regional or state roots are dead for many and for others never existed at all. That is the reality of the USA in the 21st century.
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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'll ask others in this thread. If they concur with you that you explained why one must leave their current location when they leave an organization, then I'll drop the matter.

    So how about it people? Has my question be answered with a perfectly wonderful explanation?
    Ah - you are invoking the fallacy argument um ad populum.

    So the ignorance of others somehow bolsters your own. Very interesting.

    The fact - which has been explained to you over and over and over and over and over again is that we are talking about YOUR CHOICE OF THE NATION YOU LIVE IN. We are talking about YOUR CHOICE of what laws to live under. And location be damned, damned again and thrice damned.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    Ah - you are invoking the fallacy argument um ad populum.

    So the ignorance of others somehow bolsters your own. Very interesting.

    The fact - which has been explained to you over and over and over and over and over again is that we are talking about YOUR CHOICE OF THE NATION YOU LIVE IN. We are talking about YOUR CHOICE of what laws to live under. And location be damned, damned again and thrice damned.
    So earlier you were talking about people voluntarily joining a larger group. Now you mention the word "nation". Would you consider a nation to be such a group? Assuming you do, if one decides to quit that group, why do you seem to imply that one would then be required to abandon his current residence?
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