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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Why is it that every time the Democratic Party takes a socially liberal stance on an issue, the default argument is that they're just sucking up for votes?
    If "Democrats" refers to Democratic politicians, then that's true. ALL politicians suck up for votes, regardless of party.
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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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
    The only time republicans are against spending is when a Dem is in the White House
    I don't agree with Democrats on immigration.
    The GOP is no better, unless you actually think they believe what they say on the issue
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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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.
    And yet, job growth is higher when a Democrat is president.

    Go figger
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    the vast majority of folks that need healthcare are on Medicare.. both rich and poor..

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

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    If "Democrats" refers to Democratic politicians, then that's true. ALL politicians suck up for votes, regardless of party.
    You are right. They all do it. I just thought it was amazing how, even at the level of President, you now have this open embracing of gay rights and marijuana. When I saw that article, it made sense to me. A president would have never openly said such things some years ago.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    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.
    ^ And that right there is why I'm a Republican.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    while Republicans like to create fishermen.
    Not always, no. We've seen times where Republicans would rather have paupers than more independent human beings, because it requires a little more effort.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    Not always, no. We've seen times where Republicans would rather have paupers than more independent human beings, because it requires a little more effort.
    Some examples please.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    ^ And that right there is why I'm a Republican.
    I honestly don't understand what's wrong with spending money to improve education. What is it about what I put forward that you have a problem with.

    BTW, Democrats don't put forward those ideas either.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I honestly don't understand what's wrong with spending money to improve education. What is it about what I put forward that you have a problem with.

    BTW, Democrats don't put forward those ideas either.
    Well, first, you must understand I live in suburban Chicago. Teachers in this area make plenty of money. Most especially when one figures their most generous retirement programs. People who disagree with me about pension reform in Illinois always say, "Hey!!! That's part of our compensation package! It's the reason we work for the salaries we work for!" But when one uses it to show they are quite generously compensated, then they say, "Yeah, but that's a retirement! That shouldn't figure in our salaries!"

    There are great people with teaching certificates, master's degrees, bachelor's in education, virtually standing in line for jobs in this state. Good people. And if they aren't good, then blame the education they've bought and paid for and the training that goes along with their education degrees.

    Any time anyone talks about throwing more money at education, I cringe.

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