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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    If it weren't for the way Democrats spend money and ever-increase entitlements, I'd be a Democrat. In social issues, the Republican Party doesn't represent me. I'm all for gay rights/marriage/equal status; I think MJ should be legalized; I think abortion is okay up until 12-16 weeks (not exactly sure on that); I think any legislation that protects minorities' rights that's not at the expense of the rest of us is pretty much fine.

    I don't agree with Democrats on immigration. But most especially, I don't agree with their welfare outlook. That program is an abject failure. And I don't agree that more government is the solution to every problem.

    The Republican Party had better start morphing.
    The thing that get's me about most conservatives is that they make a big deal about fiscal responsibility, but then they are willing to spend to high heaven making war around the world. Some of them seem to have never seen a war they don't like.

    BTW, Ronald Reagan ran up very large deficits. He was famously criticized by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush for his policy of increasing military spending while at the same time reducing taxes. Bush, the Father, called it "voodoo economics".

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    The thing that get's me about most conservatives is that they make a big deal about fiscal responsibility, but then they are willing to spend to high heaven making war around the world. Some of them seem to have never seen a war they don't like.

    BTW, Ronald Reagan ran up very large deficits. He was famously criticized by then presidential candidate George H. W. Bush for his policy of increasing military spending while at the same time reducing taxes. Bush, the Father, called it "voodoo economics".
    It just seems to me that Democrats like to give away fish . . . while Republicans like to create fishermen.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    It just seems to me that Democrats like to give away fish . . . while Republicans like to create fishermen.
    I would buy that. But as far as I can tell, by their opposition to increasing spending on education, some conservatives don't appear to be interested in creating fishermen. It's just my opinion, but by their actions they appear to want the creation of fishermen left to those with money.

    BTW, the cost of a college education has skyrocketed.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    You have no idea how liberals think, so stop trying to tell people what they think. Unless you'd like me to start telling you what you believe.
    The only type of property that liberals care for is the body, but then, they don't see that has property, so I guess that is kind of a moot point. All types of property they do recognize as property they desire to control, and if it suits them, to assume control of.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    The only type of property that liberals care for is the body, but then, they don't see that has property, so I guess that is kind of a moot point. All types of property they do recognize as property they desire to control, and if it suits them, to assume control of.
    I think conservatives like the Koch brothers try to control as much property as they can, and try to control as much of the political system as they can.

    The issue of control is not confined to liberals. Although you are right, they do like to control things.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I would buy that. But as far as I can tell, by their opposition to increasing spending on education, some conservatives don't appear to be interested in creating fishermen. It's just my opinion, but by their actions they appear to want the creation of fishermen left to those with money.

    BTW, the cost of a college education has skyrocketed.
    The United States spends more per student than any other country in the world. How much more should we spend before we can fix the abysmal record at our inner-city schools? Study: US Education Spending Tops Global List

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The United States spends more per student than any other country in the world. How much more should we spend before we can fix the abysmal record at our inner-city schools? Study: US Education Spending Tops Global List
    Spending on what though? Giving money to companies who profit from standardized testing?

    The first thing we need to do is take a good chunk of the money we spend on making war and spend on paying teachers more. Then we need to train teachers much better. We need to make it more attractive for talented people to go into the area of education. Then we need more teachers. We need more people in the profession who are talented, intelligent, and who care deeply about children. We need to put emphasis on individual instruction and increased class time for children who are having problems.

    All these things cost money. You don't just give money to companies for standardized testing and expect education to improve.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by X Factor View Post
    Srsly, if that's what you're saying all conservatives believe you really have no place to lecture anyone else.
    Yes, I was definitely saying that literally every conservative believes exactly this. There was absolutely no sarcasm or anything involved.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    The United States spends more per student than any other country in the world. How much more should we spend before we can fix the abysmal record at our inner-city schools? Study: US Education Spending Tops Global List
    Here's the thing: we're not spending more per student in those abysmal inner-city schools. We're spending more at suburban schools and private schools. Oddly enough, those schools have better outcomes!

    Although it's worth pointing out that more money for inner-city schools only solves part of the problem. The myriad social and economic problems those students face means they're hamstrung from the start.
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    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Totally. I'm also supporting same-sex marriage and marijuana legalization just so I can have the Democratic Party's support.
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