The Political Cowardice of Barack Obama

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Soaring rhetoric won't fix the economy.

The Political Cowardice of Barack Obama

“Let's never forget: Millions of Americans who work hard and play by the rules every day deserve a government and a financial system that do the same,” he intoned. “It’s time to apply the same rules from top to bottom. No bailouts, no handouts, and no copouts. An America built to last insists on responsibility from everybody.”
Banality is one thing, but this veers into dishonestly. No president—not even the terrible one that preceded him—has embraced the culture of bailouts, handouts, and copouts more than Obama. His administration epitomizes the term “crony capitalism,” whereby friends of the leaders get large infusions of taxpayer cash (see Solyndra) and then are full of copouts about why the money disappeared. In his speech, Obama sung the praises of the automobile bailout and called for more bailouts and government investments.

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Osama Bin Laden on Joe Biden

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David Ignatius' Friday column, in which he starts to chew over the contents of recently declassified documents seized from Osama bin Laden's Abbottabad compound during the now-celebrated May 2, 2011, raid that claimed the al Qaeda chief's life, is likely to garner the lion's share of attention for its description of an ornate, never-carried-out plan to shoot down "the aircraft of President Obama and Gen. David H. Petraeus." Bin Laden's aim, in that instance, was apparently to get Vice President Joe Biden installed as president.

"Biden," bin Laden reckoned, "is totally unprepared for that post, which will lead the U.S. into a crisis."

Most interesting analysis of VP Biden.

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Obama/Biden vs. Bin Laden

Well, they took care of him. Next point. So much for Bin Laden's analytical ability. LOL!

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DM is right (when L is R)

Not that it matters..but what would his analysis been if McCain had won? Talk about a target of opportunity.

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Truth or Dare...Obama's game for America

Obama says his budget would reduce the deficit by $3.2 Billion over the next 10 years. However the CBO has a different view.

"President Obama’s 2013 budget would add $3.5 trillion to annual deficits through 2022, according to a new estimate from the Congressional Budget Office (CBO)."

http://thehill.com/blogs/on-the-money/budget/216397-obama-budget-adds-35...

The truth is just not in him, but he doesn't need to worry. Democrats don't care about their "leaders" lying... they are after-all used to it.

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The Truth about Obama's Competition

We are witnessing such consistent honesty from the Republican candidates. Too bad they aren't supporting Ron Paul. He is honest and consistent in expressing his beliefs.

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You know DM they all lie....

the difference is most of us realize that. Progressives celebrate it. Your side gives them standing ovations and chairmanships.

"Charlie Rangel(NY-D) stating that about that “It Wouldn’t Hurt Congress to Have More Morality”. WHAT? Yes, the same Charlie Rangel that was charged with 13 ethics violations, convicted on 11 and to be censured is talking morality. Is there no end to his hypocrisy?"

http://scaredmonkeys.com/category/house-of-representatives/charlie-rangel/

Our President has lost all credibility except with his base and the gullible.

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S. Lindsey

LOL! We'll see in November. (You thought McCain had it in the bag remember?)

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Actually no I didn't...

but then again don't let facts get in the way of a good story...

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Oops!

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So you voted in the GA GOP primary, DM..

...for him?

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kcandy

I'm a proud Democrat. What are you talking about? I thought it was pretty clear here who were the Republicans, Independents, Democrats, Socialists, Communists, and Free Thinkers.

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But DM, you proudly support Ron Paul!

"We are witnessing such consistent honesty from the Republican candidates. Too bad they aren't supporting Ron Paul. He is honest and consistent in expressing his beliefs."

I probably misread your intended point; who'd vote for an honest, consistent politician?!

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KCANDY

I'm a Democrat! Ron Paul belongs to the Republicans - and they're not supporting him.

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Correct, DM...

...as his platform is just a bit too extreme for centrist GOPer's. He could use your support!

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Centrist/KC

I think Ron Paul is too extreme for centrists Democrats - but he is refreshingly honest in expressing his beliefs - a rarity.

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Hey Andy, what caused you to

quit hackin' dits and go to recruiting?

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Obama lies all the time- he can't help it, he's a lib

Don't forget that Obama lied about his healthcare bill as well and that it is going to cost more than twice as much as the liberal bedwetters estimated.

New CBO health law estimate shows much higher spending past first 10 years

The Congressional Budget Office has extended its cost estimates for President Obama's health care law out to 2022, taking in more years of full implementation, and showing that the bill is substantially more expensive -- twice as much as the original $900 billion price tag.

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Worry about the Joe's 11/2012

Do you post on the Newnan site as "Joe Cool"? I won't say it's a given for his re-election, but given the current attack on the female swing vote by the Repugs; doesn't look good for the R-team. I worry about you guys because you seem to be very vested in the O-man's defeat and I fear you (2) may become un-hinged.

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Bladder Leak - Obumbles approval rating

The whole lib contraception fiasco where they hired that tart to go to Washington to beg for condoms backfired on them.

From the NYT:
President Obama’s Approval Rating Drops

And no, I don't post as anyone else on any other site. You're thinking of Hack/Diva/Kevink or whatever it decided to call itself.

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Repugs Alienating the Middle

I was hoping you were posting under "Joe Cool" on the NTH site but much as I feared there are 1000's of the right wing deranged out there. The more the R-party swings to its far lunatic right wing base; the more it loses the middle and in this case the women. To be honest the same would happen to the D-party. Romney was pretty electable until he fell into their trap. Even the Eisehower family endorsed Obama in 2008 because there is no place for the middle under RAYguns "Big Tent" It's collapsed. Keep your meds handy

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bladderq & "Eisenhower family endorsement"

Don't think one person constitutes a "family". Susan Eisenhower left the Repub party and declared herself an Independent. She also had been married to a prominent socialist, so her political views were skewed. Don't think her endorsement meant much--except maybe to you.

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& her father

I believe Gen John may have also. "A life-long Republican, Eisenhower became independent and voted for Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 Presidential election, citing Republican incumbent George W. Bush's management of U.S. foreign policy.[6]"[wkiki] The point would be that there are many old school R's that would not pass muster for the current vocal reactionary wing on the right. Could Ike's interstate be built today? Even Duby's granddady had a hand in the founding of Planned Parenthood. Would Rush call him a "whore-er"? Nixon? His health insurance wish list was Obama's. Nixon championed Clean Air & Water and added a layer of gov'ment in the EPA. (Oh, my!) You see George Romney doing better than his kid? How about Jerry Ford and what would Betty be saying? Senators Percy & Dirksen (IL), Sen. Brooke (MA)? Let's go way back and examine TR, you think that ol' Trust Buster would pass muster? The current party is an emba'ass'ment to what it once wuz. Thanks Lee Atwater, your deathbed apologizes are accepted but we will continue to deal w/ what you created.

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Gen John

He may have been swayed by his father's mentor Fox Conner who's 3 axioms of war: Never fight unless you have to;
Never fight alone; and
Never fight for long

& of course Ike warned against the Military Industrial Complex. A shout out to Dick Chaneygans.

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Don't think her endorsement meant much--except maybe to you.

She endorsed the winner. Right?

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Susan Eisenhower backing the winner

Yes, she was married to: She was married to space scientist Roald Sagdeev,[3] formerly the director of the Russian Space Research Institute and a Hero of Socialist Labor. Despite the end of the marriage several years ago, they remain friends and business partners.[4][Wiki] She seems to hang w/ that well known liberal Sen (D) Sam Nunn (I wonder how he would sit w/ current Repug Party?). & of course Ted is a Commie Pinko for his marriage to Hanoi Jane and support of the UN. "She currently sits on the Nuclear Threat Initiative board, co-chaired by Senator Sam Nunn and Ted Turner, the Energy Future Coalition and the US Chamber of Commerce's new Institute for 21st Century Energy." [Wiki]. But hey, no record of her being in the Free Thinker Society.

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Just a thought

Our founders were not afraid of ideas. Fear sometimes gets in the way of the blooming of a new idea or concept, One of those concepts was 'freedom for all'. The words (the idea) was there in the beginning, it just took a little time for the concept to 'catch on'. I hope we judge our leaders in FC by their actions. Just sayin'.

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Our founders were not afraid of ideas, but they were afraid

of democracy, taxation without representation, mob rule, huge centralized government, women voting and many more things that we have "progressed" ourselves into. To them freedom from government was the main reason for creating our country the way they did. They would be appalled to see what we have done.

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RWM - True

This is all true and our mistake is that we attempt to put our Founders into our world with our social standards....bad mistake. Our Founders were not saints they were men, just like us they had their weaknesses and misconceptions. However, they along with other Enlightenment thinkers had identified a set of principles that we have lost in our modern dialog. That we are born equal, with equal rights but we are not equal in our abilities. The philosophical foundation of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution allowed for the social changes we see with the freedom of the slaves and women's right to vote, this philosophy is truth, no matter what kind of government the progressives want shove down our throats.

It is not the government's role to "level the playing field" through coerced wealth redistribution , but rather it is the government's role to insure that no person or persons infringe the God given rights of Life, Liberty, and Property for the individual. This was the only role for the government and all other rights of governing fell to the states as explicitly stated in the 9th and 10th Amendments.

The Founders warned us of democracy, they attempted to construct a Constitution to prevent it, they might be appalled it's true, but they would not be surprised. Reference the Federalists Papers and the Anti Federalists papers. We are now ruled by the mob and there will be no end to it.

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PTCO/RWM

Americans (the U S) have evolved to equal opportunity for all. Of course we're not all equal in skills and abilities. That's why some are contributing from Fayetteville, Ga and others from state capitals and Washington D.C.

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DM - How

How was the party?

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Poor founding fatherS

We have progressed to :

1. Women voting!

2. Descendants of slaves voting

Wow! The founding fathers are appalled - and so are the majority of the women in this country and many minorities. Another plus for Conservatives. Freedom and liberty for all except women and 'others'. What a platform for November!
Thanks RWM! :-)

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and some, DM...

...not at all, by voting for and expecting and demanding a government care for them 24/7. Long live the welfare state; I can do no better so why try when the Gov feeds my basic needs!

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So who are all these people who are DEMANDING government care? Seniors? Medicare recipients? Public school students? MIlitary personnel? Law enforcement officers? Postal workers? Governmemt assistance to farmers? The auto industry? Let's get rid of all of these free-loaders today!! Geeez. All this talk of reform - and no reform plans - just get rid of Obama! It's going over well. Keep it up! By the way, is it correct that Santorum just informed us that pre-natal care leads to abortions? I like the idea of equality in law - lets have those who ask for Viagra have a witness to validate that they need this medication in order to function. Good idea? Just saying it means as much as proving one is not using birth control for recreational activity. We are in serious economical and global problems - and we're discussing these social issues? Please!

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Voting Obama out of office is the beginning of reform

Obama and the Democrats are trying to wear down our social fabric by creating a nation dependent on government. They want you to think that these "social issues" are of no consequence. They preach moral equivalency in everything, and disparage those that want personal responsibility. When Obama is voted out of office in Nov. 2012, it will be the beginning of reform and taking our country back.

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Bingo grizz, but be very, very scared

If not this November - when? Answer is probably never when you consider the % of Americans who pay no income taxes is in the high 40's. And why the Republicans and Independents don't shove that factoid down the throats of this simpering fools who talk about the 1%er's, is a huge mystery to me.

Another dangerous % is the number of Americans and illegals receiving handout benefits other than social security and medicare - in the 30's, I believe. There is a point of no return and we are very, very close to it.

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When Obama is voted out of office in Nov. 2012, it will be the beginning of reform and taking our country back.

Back to what? (I don't know why I play with you - but it is entertaining!)

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Back to what exactly?
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When Obama is voted out of office in Nov. 2012, it will be the beginning of reform and taking our country back.

Back to what? (I don't know why I play with you - but it is entertaining!)

I was wondering the same thing...back to the big fat debt load the Dubya left for us? Back to 9/11 days? Back to what exactly?

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DM it is not the Federal Governments Job to CARE....

This is what your Government may do... Like Obama said "it is a charter of Negative liberties.. it says what the Government may not do to you..."

You know what he is right.

The Congress shall have Power To lay and collect Taxes, Duties, Imposts and Excises, to pay the Debts and provide for the common Defence and general Welfare of the United States; but all Duties, Imposts and Excises shall be uniform throughout the United States;

To borrow money on the credit of the United States;

To regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes;

To establish an uniform Rule of Naturalization, and uniform Laws on the subject of Bankruptcies throughout the United States;

To coin Money, regulate the Value thereof, and of foreign Coin, and fix the Standard of Weights and Measures;

To provide for the Punishment of counterfeiting the Securities and current Coin of the United States;

To establish Post Offices and Post Roads;

To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;

To constitute Tribunals inferior to the supreme Court;

To define and punish Piracies and Felonies committed on the high Seas, and Offenses against the Law of Nations;

To declare War, grant Letters of Marque and Reprisal, and make Rules concerning Captures on Land and Water;

To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

To provide and maintain a Navy;

To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

To exercise exclusive Legislation in all Cases whatsoever, over such District (not exceeding ten Miles square) as may, by Cession of particular States, and the acceptance of Congress, become the Seat of the Government of the United States, and to exercise like Authority over all Places purchased by the Consent of the Legislature of the State in which the Same shall be, for the Erection of Forts, Magazines, Arsenals, dock-Yards, and other needful Buildings; And

To make all Laws which shall be necessary and proper for carrying into Execution the foregoing Powers, and all other Powers vested by this Constitution in the Government of the United States, or in any Department or Officer thereof.

Section 9 - Limits on Congress

The Migration or Importation of such Persons as any of the States now existing shall think proper to admit, shall not be prohibited by the Congress prior to the Year one thousand eight hundred and eight, but a tax or duty may be imposed on such Importation, not exceeding ten dollars for each Person.

The privilege of the Writ of Habeas Corpus shall not be suspended, unless when in Cases of Rebellion or Invasion the public Safety may require it.

No Bill of Attainder or ex post facto Law shall be passed.

(No capitation, or other direct, Tax shall be laid, unless in Proportion to the Census or Enumeration herein before directed to be taken.) (Section in parentheses clarified by the 16th Amendment.)

No Tax or Duty shall be laid on Articles exported from any State.

No Preference shall be given by any Regulation of Commerce or Revenue to the Ports of one State over those of another: nor shall Vessels bound to, or from, one State, be obliged to enter, clear, or pay Duties in another.

No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law; and a regular Statement and Account of the Receipts and Expenditures of all public Money shall be published from time to time.

No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince or foreign State.

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More or less government

Is the issue. There are some things that individuals in a society cannot do for themselves as individuals but must work collectively with their neighbors in order to achieve certain goals and/or protections. There are many in the national debate that are contributing sound opinions regarding this issue. My concern is the rationale of those who say NO GOVERNMENT! (and throw around the words 'freedom and liberty for all' with little or no understanding what that means to many in the discussion.)

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DM - I don't

believe that I have read any post here advocating NO GOVERNMENT.

I for one believe that we need a government, one that protects us not one that enslaves us.

What do you think DM? Ready to get off the government plantation?

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DM, a few quick facts...

Obviously, there are some legitimate needs out there, but the growing dependence is frightening for our Nations' future:

The Department of Agriculture has just reported that 43.6 million Americans are now receiving food stamps. Significantly, in 2006, near the height of the historic Bush economic expansion, the number of Americans receiving food stamps was just over 20 million. Since then, the number of recipients has more than doubled, with nearly all of the increase coming under the presidency of Barack Obama. In fact, one of the under-reported stories of the past two years is that the number of Americans receiving food stamps has increased every single month under the Obama administration. Even with the recent decline of the unemployment rate from 10% to 9.4%, the number receiving food stamps has continued to increase.

That increase is not good for the taxpayer or for the welfare recipient. The increase in federal welfare spending is one of the main reasons for annual budget deficits now totaling $1.5 trillion. In the 2011 budget that Obama has submitted to Congress, over $1.43 trillion is to be spent on Medicare and Medicaid, with Medicaid the fasting growing component. Next to defense, health and human services is the largest component of discretionary spending in the Obama budget, coming in at $83.5 billion. But housing is not that far behind, with $41.6 billion. And other major redistribution programs, such as the Earned Income Credit, do not even appear in the budget.

The annual cost to the taxpayer of the Earned Income Credit program, which provides a maximum of $5,666 per family, is $59 billion. This is a high cost to pay, especially since as many as 30% of those claiming the credit are not entitled to it.

The impact of food stamps, Section 8 housing subsidies, Medicaid, and other support programs has been to create a permanent welfare class which, in terms of skills and attitudes, is poorly equipped to return to work. Not only that, the children of welfare moms are nurtured in a mentality that perpetuates dependency from generation to generation.

Refering to the above paragraph, these are the ones I am referencing, DM. I've seen them, met many; as a former Army recruiter I've seen fully-qualified kids in dilapidated houses turn their nose up at training & opportunities (and this was BEFORE 9/11!) saying 'nah, I'm ok with where I'm at'. The lack of any sort of ambition in these sorts is fairly sickening; and it was obvious in the families, not just one child. There is obviously government programs that are necessary, but there are many more that are used & abused and should be terminated. Given the current economic climate is not the greatest, but we need private industry to right the ship, not total Federal control of the economy.

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I understand your concern. (Not too different from mine)

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The impact of food stamps, Section 8 housing subsidies, Medicaid, and other support programs has been to create a permanent welfare class which, in terms of skills and attitudes, is poorly equipped to return to work. Not only that, the children of welfare moms are nurtured in a mentality that perpetuates dependency from generation to generation.

These programs have been implemented in a manner that has created this underclass - I don't believe these programs were CREATED to establish this underclass. There are many citizens who are using these programs as a 'help' - not a crutch. . and should have them available for temporary assistance. There are many in our armed services who come from government housing who have served admirably and are still in the military. In looking at the current economic situation - we are not headed towards total Federal control of the economy IMO. (The private sector is beginning to hire - while the Federal government is cutting back) This too could change. What a mess. I wish you and I had the answers.

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True, DM...

...many recipients of these programs do need them - temporarily. My own sister, a college grad, lost her job while pregnant. She was on assistance (Medicare & WIC) during the last half of pregnancy & 1st 6 months of her daughter's life, but found work and has moved on (completing her Masters, too!). Oh yes, I'd say MUCH of our military came from the lower economic rungs and have taken advantage of the great opportunities it CAN provide (others, of course, have sacrificed life & limb for our sake). I believe w/o the current resistance to enroads the Federal gov't has made, and continues to make, in controlling the economy we'd be headed in the wrong direction.

The 'green' programs propped up by them are an excellent example of horrific gov't interference; these technologies are not yet efficient as to be cost-effective and throwing $$ at them is very much a complete waste. When they (hopefully) become viable, private industry will fall whole-heartedly into their growth & continued development. SOME R & D support might be warranted, but not to the current extent considering the other problems we have.

Less gov't & more innovation. More tax incentives to keep jobs in the USA. Less unions that shackle businesses (and gov't) to unsustainable wages & benefits. Fiscal responsibility by the gov't. Getting off the soapbox now...!

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May you never get off the soapbox!! :-)

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The 'green' programs propped up by them are an excellent example of horrific gov't interference; these technologies are not yet efficient as to be cost-effective and throwing $$ at them is very much a complete waste.

You may not be old enough - but I remember when this was said about our 'space program'.

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Less gov't & more innovation

Take the politics out of the discussion - and I think common sense will prevail - and the American citizen will benefit. Common sense is not necessarily RIGHT or LEFT. IMHO. Have a great day!

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Sorry, DM...!

You HAD to mention the 'space program'! Next to war, probably one of the greatest drains on our Federal budget, and more useless; after 60 or so years, we've managed to get a handful of humans to the moon - woo hoo! Oh, I forgot, we did get a few technological advances out of it, like microwave ovens...

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KCAndy - space program benefits?

. . .add this idiot machine that has us captivated!! :-) Lots of innovation came out of the 'space program' - and has been beneficial to more than the relatively few that have actually gone beyond the pull of gravitation.

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Oh, I agree, DM...

...that we did garner a FEW advancements in science & technology from the program(s), but not nearly worth the billons (trillions?) put into it over the years (A final tally of the space shuttle program's lifetime costs puts the price tag at $1.5 billion per flight, a new analysis shows. That's JUST the shuttle program!!). I might suggest that space become an international effort - since it IS all our world and anything of significance to come of it should be shared w/ the world - but then again, like w/ the UN, we - the US - would be stuck w/ the brunt of the costs.

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Update on Space Program
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Oops

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Oops again!

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Maybe Eugene Debs...

...has a cousin out there somewhere they can prop up?

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What do you think DM? Ready to get off the government plantation?

Interesting question to ask a 'black' woman. I do not consider the existing government of the United States, where I have the choice to participate by voting, to be a 'plantation'. Maybe if you enumerate the 'freedoms' that have been denied to you and yours in the past 70 years, I may begin to understand what you are talking about. I very much value the freedom and liberty that has been granted to me in Georgia since 1964. (Our country was founded in 1776) Many have lost relatives, men and women, who have served in the military defending these freedoms - especially since we were attacked by terrorists. I do not take the words and concept behind the words 'freedom and liberty for all' lightly. I am concerned when these words are used by those who apparently want to limit the freedom of women in this country. There is a candidate who uses the word 'freedom' continuously - yet has stated (according to the media) that he feels that pre-natal health care leads to abortion! I don't know if you are male or female - but I find your use of rhetoric dangerous and disingenuous

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DM - Really?

"I find your use of rhetoric dangerous and disingenuous"

Please explain this statement.

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PTCO - YES REALLY!

If you desire to continue a conversation - please address below. Thanks.

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Maybe if you enumerate the 'freedoms' that have been denied to you and yours in the past 70 years, I may begin to understand what you are talking about

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DM - Well

the list is way too long, so I will pick one recent piece of legislation and refer you to a link. Now don't get me wrong, this is not Mr. Obama thing, the entire government is working everyday to take away your freedom of choice in the market place, personal freedoms, and your right to privacy, just to mention three. It doesn't matter who's in the White House, this process will continue. Mr. Bush was the single worst President that took many of our freedoms from us through the Patriots Act.

The basic nature of a free society is to allow individuals to work, earn and spend their money on any product or service they would like to buy. As long as their actions in doing so don't infringe on others individual freedoms, people should be able to buy and sell whatever they want.

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This conversation is between David's Mom and PTCO. What FREEDOMS have you and your family been denied? I don't have to refer you to current legislation to answer that question for me and mine. I resent you comparing the United States of America with a U.S. plantation of the 1800's. This country had/has problems - but the slaves on the plantation could not VOTE. In many states, women could not VOTE. Question: Do you believe the 'government' has the responsibility of protecting the health and welfare of the citizens? (I know, I know, you will refer me to some media response instead of answering for yourself. Have a nice day.)

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"Question: Do you believe the 'government' has the responsibility of protecting the health and welfare of the citizens?"

No, it has the responsibility to protect citizens from the power of the government, external threats, and individuals that infringe individual rights.

Resent if if you wish DM, but our government "takes care" of its citizens just like servants in the "big house". I for one wish it weren't true, but it is.

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I respectfully disagree. I'm surprised that you feel that the government is treating you like a servant in the big house. I don't feel that way. (and I've had relatives/ancestors in the 'big house'. . . no comparison) I won't be punished or sold for expressing my opinion; I have a say in my future (my vote); I can campaign for the candidate of my choice without fear. Big difference from the BIG HOUSE days. VOTE!

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Let's be clear on this, we all work to provide for our families. Our labor is our lives our compensation for labor is therefore our life. When a government, any government, takes money by force of law and gives that money to someone that the government feels "worthy" it is robbery. It is political manipulation and corruption.

In this regard, we are servants of the state, slaves to the state's "vision" of equality, and democracy becomes the tool for transferring wealth from one group of people to another. This is democratic socialism. A philosophy you happen to agree with and I don't. So, when more than 50% of the people depend on the government, when government payments are just enough for them to be satisfied, they will continue to vote for government assistance. Democracy DM is the first step in a process toward despotism. The end game is to keep those that produce wealth just satisfied enough to keep them working, no more and no less. However history teaches that in this type of society, people simply stop working and wait for the next guy to do it. Then you have mediocrity and poverty within an all powerful government.....slaves by any other name. You don't need to be bought and sold to be a slave, you simply have to give up your life to the state.

So, DM you go vote, I know exactly how you will vote because you have revealed your philosophy on these pages.

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More LIES by Obama

Obama will stop at nothing in his quest to remain dictator of the U.S.

Last week he flew to Oklahoma for a photo op in a pathetic attempt to take credit for the OK to TX portion of the Keystoe pipeline that had already been approved and under construction for some time. He LIED that he was in favor of the pipeline so that he could claim it in future campaign speeches. The fact of the matter is, he couldn't stop the building of it if he wanted to.

Obama does get credit for OBSTRUCTING the build of the Keystone pipeline from Canada to the U.S. It's the first time a sitting President has denied something like this in history.

Obama may fool the people that will vote for him soley because he is black because they want to believe that he is their messiah. Heck, people of David's mom ilk could be shown video of Obama eating baby embryos while having sex with a corpse and they would still vote for him without question.

Barrack Hussein Obama is a liar and a traitor to this country. He doesn't deserve a second term. He deserves impeachment for betraying our country by preparing to sell out to the Russians.

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