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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Eric Cantor has said disaster relief must be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    False choice. Even manual labor has a learning curve.
    One day. They were proficient enough to do the job.

    Again, a claim that requires proof. Got some?
    It doesn't take a study, it only takes common sense. A basic job like making subs will pay $7.25. When a business needs to hire a more skilled set of workers they must offer more pay. They offer $10. When the minimum goes to $15, to get a more skilled worker you'll have to offer $19 and so on.

    Jobs like the sub maker are designed to allow high school kids or someone in college to get a part time job to make some money. If you are offering a "living wage" these jobs close up for the entry level worker. With no means of employment they aren't going to be able to afford $12.00 subs.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by mike2810 View Post
    Ok you seem to like our deficit spending. You miss understood. I said we need to provide state/local with assistance ."Yes, we need disaster assistance to local, county and State level.

    So you support continue deficit spending?
    I have come to the conclusion some Liberals can't be helped.
    If things were to be balanced, if the tax rates were to be where they should be, and primarily, if there was no economic depression, then a good portion of the deficit would be no more.....
    The trouble is, we have fools for congressmen....fools who know nothing about economics....Our money is being blown up in foreign adventures(Afghanistan, Iraq,Columbia ?) and our jobs are now in China and Mexico...never mind about the trillions of dollars for Arabian oil.....
    Is it any wonder....

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    It's time we had a different debate. We as a nation need to determine our priorities first and then determine where the funds will come from to meet those priorities. Yes, I think we need to cut government spending but that is only one side of the coin. There is no reason that we cannot obtain additional revenues. The Bush tax cuts were supposed to be temporary. Since they have been in place our revenues have constantly declined. While corporations profits have increased to record highs they have not reinvested by creating new jobs in our economy. Ergo, your premise falls. Under President Clinton the budget deficit was gotten under control. And don't tell me that by putting insurance in the hands of private companies it will help the everyday person. Insurance rates have skyrocketed among such companies. The same is true with prescription drugs. Nor would a tax credit begin to pay the real cost. It would help the government by removing it from the budget, but it would not help the middle-class, lower-class, and poor in this country. Thus my original point. If what this country wants to focus on is business, then say so. Acknowledge that they are not concerned about those who are part of the growing lower & middle class in our society, and make decisions accordingly. But at least own their real beliefs and positions. I can respect that, though I disagree, but their game playing reminds me of a bunch of manipulative spoiled brats who will do anything necessary to get their way.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Eric Cantor has said disaster relief must be offset with spending cuts elsewhere.

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    It doesn't matter what Cantor says or if it's for Disaster relief. Every expense needs to be offset. If not, it turns into debt, then you need to offset for the debt payments and, eventually, the principal on the debt. Meaning, eventually you have to offset somewhere for every expene. Or, just print money turning it into worthless papet. Who would do tjat?
    The US is an odd ship. The captain yells out when he sees obtacles , but 535 individual propellers do the steering.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Who said I was or wasn't a Christian? I'm merely pointing out the hypocrisy of conservative Christians to refuse to take care of their neighbors.
    Just realize that not all Conservatives are Christians either, Phys. I'm about as Conservative as you'll find around here and I am most definitely NOT a Christian.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Just realize that not all Conservatives are Christians either, Phys. I'm about as Conservative as you'll find around here and I am most definitely NOT a Christian.
    Weird, you don't find many nonreligious conservatives around (that's conservatives, not libertarians).
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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Phys251 View Post
    Weird, you don't find many nonreligious conservatives around (that's conservatives, not libertarians).
    Some of us understand that Religion and Morality are not the same thing, and that one does not necessarily have to stem from the other. However, you're right that most people do not comprehend that small bit of logic and so they tie themselves down to Religion instead of concerning themselves with Right and Wrong.

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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Some of us understand that Religion and Morality are not the same thing, and that one does not necessarily have to stem from the other. However, you're right that most people do not comprehend that small bit of logic and so they tie themselves down to Religion instead of concerning themselves with Right and Wrong.
    Good point. I guess I find it weird that any American who's nonreligious would support a political viewpoint that believes they can't be "real" Americans, entitled to all of the same rights.
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    Re: Eric Cantor And Disaster Relief

    Looks like even some other congressional Republicans do not like Cantor's idea.
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    "Innocent until proven guilty is for criminal convictions, not elections." --Mitt Romney

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