My Karma ran over your Dogma.
"True, the cost of housing, food, and other living expenses is much higher in the coastal cities, compared to the South or Midwest; but it isn’t the job of the federal government to smooth out geographical variation in real income."
This is my big complaint with the huge federal nanny state, he makes good points about agricultural subsidies, the idiotic allocation of "defense" funding and leases of federal lands for far below "market value". Very little (no?) data was disclosed as to what he considered federal "transfers", obviously the largest source of federal revenue is the FIT, so it stands to reason that much more comes from high cost/high income states, but that is in no way the fault of "conservatives" since liberals prefer a very highly progressive FIT structure.
The reasonable man adapts himself to the world: the unreasonable one persists to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. ― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman
That's the unclear part of O'Reilly's question - how does he define "traditional america."
From the context of O'Reilly's piece, I took it to mean "socially conservative Christian America."
The clock only moves in one direction, and the past will always remain in the past. However, social conservatism is not dead. Interestingly, it is alive and well among Hispanic Americans, who apparently are to be heavily courted by Republicans for the next presidential election.
Why do you believe his ideal is white christian america, rather than just christian america? I see his piece as an appeal to those issues that would be important to Catholic voters in particular - abortion, having children out of wedlock, etc.
Hispanics are, by and large, Catholics.
On the outside, trickling down on the insiders.
We won't live free until the 1% live in fear.
Hey, richboys! Imagine the boot of democracy stomping on your faces, forever.
The same exact arguments about being "owed" anything can be attributed to the upperclass/corporations. No corporation is "too big to fail". They made their decisions, bypassed tax loops, slept with the treasury department & federal reserve. The right/rich should emulate what they preach.
Last edited by JackFrost; 11-14-12 at 12:48 PM.
Lesson learned: Amnesty doesn't buy votes, taking from Americans and awarding to Mexicans buys the Mexican vote.
Last edited by Ray410; 11-14-12 at 01:46 PM.
If Hispanics are voting overwhelmingly for liberals, they are NOT Conservatives at all.
Important to keep in mind that the culture of imported Mexican voters come from a country and culture where everything in their life depends on the largess of the Mexican government. They are imported socialists to vote for liberals, who then reward them just as the Mexican government did in Mexico. That is their culture, that is who they are.
That is the problem facing America.