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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Does it ever occur to Republicans that populism is a bad idea, and non-republican?

    Anyway, bullying the judicial branch is one thing. Constitutional amendments are another.
    Right or wrong isn't a populism issue. No matter how you spin it, Marriage isn't a civil right and thus not covered by equal protection.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

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    inflation is a hidden tax
    true, the fed announced today another SIX HUNDRED B's of qe

    Fed Easing May Mean 20% Dollar Drop

    hang on
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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.
    It'll be interesting to see how you prove that claim. Or can I just figure that this is yet again more right wing hot air with no substance?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    Private schools are better because people abnormally devoted to education support them. Not everybody has the time, capital, or character to be abnormally devoted to primary education institutions. For them, there are public schools.
    you don't think that people not having the time, capital or character to devote to better schooling is a product of the liberal ideology? Think about it....people don't have time because they have to work too much to support lifestyles that are beyond their means, they don't have the capital, because they spend on things they don't need, instead of important things like.....education, they don't have the character, because our society and government are screaming at them BUY, BUY, BUY, SPEND, SPEND, SPEND, BORROW, BORROW, BORROW, SPEND, BUY, BORROW SOME MORE, MORE, MORE!!! And the government further inforces this by buying spending and borrowing at breakneck speed, to teach us the right way to do it.

    The bottom line is that eduction is NOT a right, and once we stop treating it like it is, people will actually value it.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    Yup, I was looking at that last night... of the seats up for grabs, 70% are owned by Democrats or left-leaning independents.
    another who can see ahead!

    yes, last nite was an absolute catastrophe of profound proportions for the 2012 prospects of the party in power

    especially the president

    i didn't want to get into it yet, it's not quite the most advantageous moment to point it out, but you are absolutely right

    for the rest of the class less prescient, i'll spell it---ohio, florida, illinois, pennsylvania, michigan, wisconsin, virginia, iowa, new mexico...

    i'll get into the details later, it's all in the districts

    keep kickin their butts, they deserve it and they got no way out

    he has no cards to play, none

    the obama agenda is dead

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    It'll be interesting to see how you prove that claim. Or can I just figure that this is yet again more right wing hot air with no substance?
    Which claim? That small business is the lion share of job providers in this country? or that Demo's taking the Obama blue pill got tossed last night?

    Both are equally easy to prove.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You have so little faith in the American consumer and the free market capitalistic system. I am sure that you are extremely proud of the extremely effecient way the govt. operates. Do you have a choice where to send your tax dollars? If you don't like a particular business then start your own as that is what is great about this country. You can use your expertise to take business away from all those other "sleazy" businesses. That is the way our economy operates, the ineffecient businesses go out of business. What about that ineffecient Federal Govt? The Federal Govt is the only "business" that is recession proof.
    Damn right I do. When the sleazy business practices are so widespread as to be universal, the consumer doesn't have a prayer of using "clout" to get a better deal, not if it's nonexistent. The only hope is to outlaw certain business practices, such as the ones done by the banking and credit card industries. Your bringning up the federal government is just an attempt to deflect away from the refusal by your conservative heroes to step in and put a stop to the shoddy practices of their corporate heroes and put the onus on the very consumers who are being ripped off by those shoddy practices.

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    It'll be interesting to see how you prove that claim. Or can I just figure that this is yet again more right wing hot air with no substance?
    Very easy to find, go to the Dept. of Labor and Bureau of Labor Statistics and get the data. I could give it to you but you wouldn't learn anything.
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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Birdzeye View Post
    Damn right I do. When the sleazy business practices are so widespread as to be universal, the consumer doesn't have a prayer of using "clout" to get a better deal, not if it's nonexistent. The only hope is to outlaw certain business practices, such as the ones done by the banking and credit card industries. Your bringning up the federal government is just an attempt to deflect away from the refusal by your conservative heroes to step in and put a stop to the shoddy practices of their corporate heroes and put the onus on the very consumers who are being ripped off by those shoddy practices.
    Tell me how you have been "screwed" by business? Why aren't you worried about the sleazy actions of the govt. instead of worrying about what you have control over. What I particular love about some people here is they believe they have a right to borrow money from whomever they want and then dictate the terms of that loan. That is the entitlement mentality of far too many. Who forces you to buy from anyone?

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    Re: 2010 Midterm Results Discussion

    Quote Originally Posted by Graffight View Post
    Some major contributors to that are how difficult it is to start a new business. First off you are tax'd outlandishly then you have to comply with all kinds of wate and leighbor regulations that limit new businesses ability to start new business. Of course there is no competition, because the businesses that started when it was easy to, are already in there, now new business has to overcome rediculous obsticals to make it....try getting a bunch of people who don't value their money to use less conveniant, but better alternatives....most people will put up with poor service for conveniance, because their money means nothing for them.......just start up another line of credit!!! FREEE MONEEEEEEEEYYYY!!! I'm sorry, but the government should not be in the business of protecting people from their own stupid choices.
    I am sympathetic to the challenges small business owners face, and would support efforts to make things easier for them.

    However, I was talking about the shoddy practices inflicted by businesses on consumers, perfectly responsible people who have made no "stupid choices," but have gotten dinged with a $40 credit card late fee because the company held onto their payment and didn't post it until AFTER the due date (even though they got the payment BEFORE). Since that kind of practice has been so widespread, it was next to impossible to shop around for a business that treated its customers better; hence, the need to outlaw practices such as that - and the conservatives have been against that kind of reform in business practices.

    Even if people just decided en masses to ditch all their credit cards, there are still the banks. In our society and economy, it's not practical not to have a bank account of some kind, and responsible people were getting dinged with "NSF" fees because of creative account "management" by their banks, resulting in negative account balances when the money really was there. Again, we got reforms to outlaw those practices - despite the opposition of conservatives.

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