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    A Leftist is FOR the following list

    1) For Smaller government
    2) For Early reduction of debt
    3) For Small debts and deficits
    4) For Reduction in salaries of Congress members
    5) For Forcing the president to abide to the powers given to the executive office by the COTUS
    6) For Rejecting several of Bush's judge picks because they legislated from the bench (Brown anyone?)
    7) For Non-interventionist government
    8) More Free trade
    9) Responsible taxation
    10) Pro-Elimination of the corporate tax
    11) For Stopping Bush's socialist drug bill
    12) Pro-Elimination of social security
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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    1) For Smaller government
    2) For Early reduction of debt
    3) For Small debts and deficits
    4) For Reduction in salaries of Congress members
    5) For Forcing the president to abide to the powers given to the executive office by the COTUS
    6) For Rejecting several of Bush's judge picks because they legislated from the bench (Brown anyone?)
    7) For Non-interventionist government
    8) More Free trade
    9) Responsible taxation
    10) Pro-Elimination of the corporate tax
    11) For Stopping Bush's socialist drug bill
    12) Pro-Elimination of social security
    Obviously a question of semantics. Not interested in playing that game, but I will say this, advocating a policy is not the same as implementing it. Actions speak louder than words.

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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Quote Originally Posted by Ethereal View Post
    Obviously a question of semantics. Not interested in playing that game, but I will say this, advocating a policy is not the same as implementing it. Actions speak louder than words.
    A leftist would be for neither advocating nor implementation of that list.
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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Quote Originally Posted by obvious Child View Post
    A leftist would be for neither advocating nor implementation of that list.
    That's what I immediately assumed, but I also assumed you had an ulterior motive for asking a seemingly simple question. If that's not the case:

    No, a "leftist" is not typically for the following...

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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Uhh it depends on the person, obviously. I consider myself more to the left than the right, and I support some of the things on that list. #2, #3, #8, #9, and #10. And sometimes #7, depending on the circumstances.
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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    1) For Smaller government
    No.
    2) For Early reduction of debt
    No.
    3) For Small debts and deficits
    No.
    4) For Reduction in salaries of Congress members
    I cannot say for sure, but I have not seen any that have held this position.
    5) For Forcing the president to abide to the powers given to the executive office by the COTUS
    This depends entirely on if the Preasident is a Republican or not.
    And so, the answer is no.
    6) For Rejecting several of Bush's judge picks because they legislated from the bench (Brown anyone?)
    Leftists oposed GWBs nominations because GWB nominated them.
    7) For Non-interventionist government
    No
    8) More Free trade
    No
    9) Responsible taxation
    Given their defintion of 'responsible' - yes.
    Given the -actual- definition of responoble - no.
    10) Pro-Elimination of the corporate tax
    No
    11) For Stopping Bush's socialist drug bill
    Not just no, but hell no.
    12) Pro-Elimination of social security
    See above.

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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Leftist is a broad term it ranges from anarchists to the mildy liberal and everything in between.

    They could hold a myriad of positions on those questions.
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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Frankly, I don't give a damn if someone is left-wing, right-wing, or buffalo-wing, so long as he leaves my tax dollars in my wallet where they belong.

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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    Frankly, I don't give a damn if someone is left-wing, right-wing, or buffalo-wing, so long as he leaves my tax dollars in my wallet where they belong.
    I love people who act like they don't have to pay any taxes and that all of their "tax dollars" belong in their wallet.

    What makes you think that you are entitled to live in America and enjoy all that we have here without having to pay for it?

    Oh...and before you give me the usual answer about some people living on welfare and bilking the system to justify your own desires for a free ride...let me assure you, I don't agree with that either.

    Paying taxes is part of the responsibility and requirements for living in this Country.
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    Re: A Leftist is FOR the following list

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I love people who act like they don't have to pay any taxes and that all of their "tax dollars" belong in their wallet.

    What makes you think that you are entitled to live in America and enjoy all that we have here without having to pay for it?

    Oh...and before you give me the usual answer about some people living on welfare and bilking the system to justify your own desires for a free ride...let me assure you, I don't agree with that either.

    Paying taxes is part of the responsibility and requirements for living in this Country.
    I think he is more arguing against the level of taxes and he is certainly correct, to a degree at leat, unless you think it would be fine for the gov't to confiscate all property without compensation. If you don't believe in that then there is a limit to the taxes you think people have to pay, however high you set it.
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