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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Perotista View Post
    I grew up in the 50's when all the social safety net was social security. Helping each other out is exactly what we did. Speaking of the social net, did you see this poll:

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    Welfare existed in the 1950's. You may not have been aware of it, but it was there.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Welfare existed in the 1950's. You may not have been aware of it, but it was there.
    And it was a spec compared to the massive entitlement bureaucracy we have now-the one who defines success by the number of people suckling on the tax payers teat.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

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    And it was a spec compared to the massive entitlement bureaucracy we have now-the one who defines success by the number of people suckling on the tax payers teat.
    Well if we ever paid the money back, that might would be a valid assessment. Since we just refi that debt, we are sucking off Asia's teat.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Well if we ever paid the money back, that might would be a valid assessment. Since we just refi that debt, we are sucking off Asia's teat.
    Asia needs the US more than the other way around. We like cheap stuff, they like not living in mud huts.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

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    Asia needs the US more than the other way around. We like cheap stuff, they like not living in mud huts.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    With SS I think it should be gradually faded out, maybe with the boomers, maybe anyone over 40 can keep it, or make it optional. I would have much more if I invested that money that has been involuntarily taken from me for years by the time I retire. One size fits all aint my thing.
    I understand the sentiments. But some people, how many is anyone's guess wouldn't save or invest a penny.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Isn't it just a yes or no thing? With any additional q's addressed first in lower courts and then if and only if-they'd "clarify" with another ruling.
    My understanding is 2 appeal courts ruled in favor of going with what Democrat congressmen said they meant, not what they wrote and 1 appeal court ruled in favor of what the law actually said on paper and not what Democratic congressmen said they meant. So the split in the appeals courts means the SCOTUS will have to rule.
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    With Americans everything has to be softened rather than agressively straight forward. They dislike blunt realism. That's why their politicans get away with murder. They make softened up reality speeches and Americans buy what they say. It took me a while to deal with this, but after you get over it, you just accept that this is how Americans are and treat them with kid gloves. They will do anything you say to avoid hard truths. They dont want to think of third world labor as sweat shop labor for instance.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Declan View Post
    Welfare existed in the 1950's. You may not have been aware of it, but it was there.
    Like what? Most of what I saw was done by the community, churches, charities, etc. What are you calling welfare?
    This Reform Party member thinks it is high past time that we start electing Americans to congress and the presidency who put America first and their political party further down the line. But for way too long we have been electing Republicans and Democrats who happen to be Americans instead of Americans who happen to be Republicans and Democrats.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Leeburte View Post
    Bush lied about WMDs, Clinton lied about Monica, Bush 1 lied about taxes, Reagan lied about Iran...Ron Paul is the only truth telling politician and you are still asleep if you think your Republican representatives are honest. There's your answer.

    The only truth telling politician? I think you're confusing him with George Washington.

    You appear to be a Ron Paul groupie. Can you read for comprehension, because it doesn't appear so? Maybe read minds? Please point out to me where I stated, or even implied what I might think about my Republican representatives. You can't.

    Who's being dishonest now? That's your answer.
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