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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    I will enjoy my free Health Care that doesn't bankrupt me, or get taken away from me because I can't afford rediculous premiums...

    I'll enjoy my better economy, better environment, better education and safer cities
    Yet, you seem strangely obsessed with American politics. I understand, there's always an inner desire to hang with the "cool" crowd.

    With all that utopian glee, why waste your time on a message board about American politics. Go outside and enjoy that homogenistic perfection known as Edmonton.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the government is supposed to represent 'the people' which includes every citizen, be they repub, dem, indy, libertarian, green..what have you...not 'big business'.....
    Big business is an easy target for liberals but it was small business that employs and hires 80% of the people in this country that turned out last night and voted the Democrats out including Strickland in Ohio.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Interesting, think that is the way the SEIU works?
    If you have evidence that SEIU extorts or blackmails "voluntary" donations out of its members, or uses dues money to give to candidates, why don't you provide some credible evidence. I wasn't a member of SEIU so I wouldn't know. So, let's see the evidence to back up your implied allegation.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    When I belonged to a union, they solicited donations to their PACs. These were not dues money, and they were not tax deductible. I chose not to donate to them because I figured that, if I felt inclined to donate to some candidate's campaign (which I didn't), I'd just as soon give the money directly, not to some PAC that would decide for me who would get the money. The donations were truly voluntary and I never felt pressured or strongarmed to donate.
    exactly..if i want to contribute, great, if not, thats great to.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    Yet, you seem strangely obsessed with American politics. I understand, there's always an inner desire to hang with the "cool" crowd.

    With all that utopian glee, why waste your time on a message board about American politics. Go outside and enjoy that homogenistic perfection known as Edmonton.
    Actually I live in Toronto at the moment.

    Halifax is the best city on Earth, all my family still lives there.

    Why do I care about American Politics?

    I was Born and Raised in Africa. Lived in England and now Canada. What happens to you there, effects us all. That is why I am so invested in your politics, your successes and your failures.

    And also. With people like you around. Entertainment is another great reason to be here

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    Uh, businesses sometimes don't treat their customers right, or fairly. I see no problem with setting limits to what they can do TO their customers. Those kinds of reforms only get passed when the Dems are in control, and always, it seems, get passed over GOP opposition. Surely you can't condone some of the practices of credit card companies, such as, not posting a payment until it's overdue - and then charging a late fee, even though the card holder submitted the payment in plenty of time to get it posted on time. It's not like a customer could just go take business elsewhere, not when such shoddy practices seem to be universal.

    That Dems lost control of the House and some governorships is NOT a sign that people no longer care about being treated right by businesses, who don't seem inclined to do that and who fight any efforts to pass laws to prevent some of their shoddier practices.
    When businesses don't treat their customers right the customers respond and businesses go out of business. That is the way the free enterprise system works and I prefer that over a Govt. overreach telling private business what to do with their money. Businesses fail everywhere except in the liberal world.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Big business is an easy target for liberals but it was small business that employs and hires 80% of the people in this country that turned out last night and voted the Democrats out including Strickland in Ohio.
    and this post has what to do with my post? you are diverting...who is the government supposed to represent 'conservative'? all citizens, or only those that have money/influence?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    the government is supposed to represent 'the people' which includes every citizen, be they repub, dem, indy, libertarian, green..what have you...not 'big business'.....
    wrong...government is supposed to protect the people and their rights...it represents the constitution, that is all. Government really shouldn't be involved in business at all insofar as the business is not physically harming people against their will.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    and this post has what to do with my post? you are diverting...who is the government supposed to represent 'conservative'? all citizens, or only those that have money/influence?
    The govt. represents all people unlike it has for the past 2 years. In the past two years this Administration represented the special interests and last night the American people said to the Democrats, "YOU'RE FIRED"

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    When businesses don't treat their customers right the customers respond and businesses go out of business. That is the way the free enterprise system works and I prefer that over a Govt. overreach telling private business what to do with their money. Businesses fail everywhere except in the liberal world.

    You're right, in the liberal world, the people fail....at record rates.

    WASHINGTON – The nation's homeownership rate is at the lowest level in more than a decade, hampered by a rise in foreclosures and weak demand for housing.

    Homeownership at lowest level in a decade - Yahoo! News
    Way to go demo's!


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