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  • #9
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    The media is trying SO hard to tell us everything is great. I recall when unemployment was under 5% under Bush how they would wring their hands saying how bad things were. Now with record millions unemployed- and under-employed. record millions on food stamps, they scream "all is well nothing to see here".
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    @drpeeper 11 states with a higher number out of work than working, 55 million on food stamps, 20 million who will work can't find a job, staggering debt, bad habits on the Hill, catering to the interests of a few while hurting the country as a whole.......
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    @Hillofbeans All with a devalued dollar. A record Dow WITH that devalued dollar. People cleaning up before they pull the plug on the tub. And the little guy goes down the drain...
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    @drpeeper The big money boys have left the commodity's market and they and their money are leaving this country. The Four Horsemen will be riding soon.
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    @earl

    It will be excellent to see them gone.

    I look forward to the coming days of a man's worth being based on what he can produce that is both tangible and useful to others.
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    This is written like Clinton signing NAFTA was a good thing. tI led to the collapse of our economy, houseing, and is threatening Social Security. Millions lost their jobs, homes, drove down the income of family wage earners, and what were prosperous cities have been shattered and practically shuttered. Good for a handful, bad for millions, bad for the country. And another mistake is on the horizon, immigration overhaul. That on top of the financial woes we already face. History does prove out that our writers of the Bill of Rights, laid the framework that built a great nation, today's politicians are bit by bit tearing it down.
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    What I see is an article talking about two early American Founders who disagreed on how best to include protections for inalienable and procedural rights in the Constitution.

    Both Madison and Monroe would be aghast at how modern politicians are moving to throw these concepts under the bus in their haste to pander to their political ideologues.

    Good feeling? Is that what we get when members of both parties work together to undercut individual freedoms and expand government beyond the bounds of reason?
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    http://tinyurl.com/cpoly7l

    Legally too.... because congress says so and they're even their own bosses. Lest we forget, they vote themselves raises and pass bailouts with the overwhelming majority being adamantly opposed to those bailouts and many other things like spending trillions to wage war all over the world, give money to nearly every nation on the planet... etc.
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    Oh, "Spring has sprung and the cherry blossoms are in bloom", how wonderful. An Era of 'good feelings'...is that what their trying to call it now? While Robin Hood and
    his 'Merry Men' steal from the mid income and rich, and distribute the 'booty' to the
    rest. I guess if someone is paying your way in life, and you have no need or desire
    to work maybe it is a Good Feeling, I wouldn't know as our taxes have already gone
    up, every week we see it come out and every day we work just as hard. if not harder
    so someone else can reap the benefits, wealth distribution is thievery, plain and simple. We are broke, the government does not grow the economy. Now, since it's
    'Spring and Love is in the air', let's see who's getting screwed by the government next. Ahh, ya gotta love that!
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    The radical left is in charge now and our institutions are being dismantled as we speak. Sound fiscal policy, low taxation and small government have been the policies that have made this country an exceptionable one. Now we are told we must spend more to get out of debt, dig the hole that we are in deeper. We must expand government, against the wishes of the Founding Fathers and increase taxes at a time when there are no jobs and the ones working are losing disposable income every day. We were promised that taxes would not be raised on the middle class yet they were. Why trust anything this administration says?
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    No, I have extreme doubts that this administration means even one word of what it says. I am pretty sure Obama (Like Lucy in the comic strip) is just setting up the GOP only to yank the football out of the way at the last minute. It wouldn't be the first time. He did it in the first "Grand Bargain" asking for XXX in new revenue and at the last minute asking for almost twice the amount, knowing full well the GOP would not stand for it. This time it's the ILLUSION of cutting entitlements by .05% over 10 years (Whoopie!) as long as even more and higher taxes are placed on those nasty "Rich". He already got billions and he now wants billions more. Margaret Thatcher was correct, the liberal way is they don't care of the poor stay poor as long and the rich have less.
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    Good feelings? I can`t find a decent job, my pension is in jeopardy, my home is worth $50,000 less than when I bought it in 03, America is turning into a third world crap hole. I feel great.
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    As our country continues on its journey, I see us breaking apart. Maybe not in my lifetime but certainly in my children's lifetime. I see the divide between us already to wide and painful to heal. I see our demands as too self-centered to be anything close to compromising. We like a married couple during the last years before an imminent divorce. We live in the same house but it's getting harder to get along. Soon we won't be able to stand the sight of each other. Soon we'll part ways.

    It hurts me to think this is where my country is going, but we are all to blame. For decades our government has been a corrupt institution that has lied, cheated, stolen and killed for its own self-interest. Only a fool would trust anything it tells us. Yet, for lack of something better to do, we support it and continue to believe in it even though it can barely function anymore.

    We must also blame ourselves. As a society we've become selfish, self-centered, greedy, hateful and violent. Our principals have changed radically. We care only for that which serves us individually. Our levels of happiness and contentment have plummeted over the years, putting us far down the list behind countries that would appear to have far less than we do. We're depressed, angry and anxious and probably in need of long-term treatment with Prozac. We're at a loss for everything that, at one time, made us the greatest country on earth.

    I've lived over half a century, and I've never seen my country in such disarray. Not just financially. We've been through financial problems before. It goes much deeper. It's a chasm that has split us in half no less than the Civil War split us in 1861. I believe that chasm was created deliberately and it has damaged us and weakened us as a society. I don't believe it can be fixed now. I think we'll continue to destroy ourselves from the inside out until we finally come to a point where a split is inevitable, like that married couple who can no longer even be in the same room with each other. Our children and grandchildren will hate us for it.
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    You may be right. I know I'm absolutely fed up with liberals. I have tried to find some way to work with them and its impossible. So I don't care what they want. I'm not helping them do a damn thing.
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    . "As a society we've become selfish, self-centered, greedy, hateful and violent." It's in vogue now to blame our problems on greed. Greed is subjective and corporations who maximize their profits are not greedy, they do so with the best wishes of the stockholders and me, a stockholder. I believe people are too eager to blame anything and anyone for their failures. Anyone who is not physically or mentally disabled can become wealthy and can succeed, even under the socialists who are in charge now. It's more difficult but doable. Class warfare is in vogue but I doubt many would reject wealth if it were offered.
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    @PayThatCEO I said class warfare is in vogue, that's your paranoia and if you think it isn't in vogue, you aren't paying attention. As to the hate, I have no idea why there is so much hate for the wealthy, maybe some envy?
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    I'm watching D-Sen Christofer Murphy on C Span lie his ass of on the Senate floor and It is just pissing me more.
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    I'm sick of seeing pix of these $5000 suits and their $500 hair cuts and who knows how much the people pay for their baby soft hands with manicures most cosmo gals would envy. I'm ready to see some plain working people there with blue collars and even bib overalls, dipping snuff and back handing some of these million dollar prima donnas.

    I'm sick of what they do as well.
  • #20
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    There is absolutely zero, zip, nada reason for hope. The wealthy and their wealth are leaving this country. This socialist government won't be happy until taxation is at 90% and the wealthy did not become wealthy by being stupid.
  • #54
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    @TheHandsomeOne No scare tactics, just facts. The top10% pay 70% of the taxes. Ready for a 90% tax rate? The wealthy also provide most of the jobs.
  • #57
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    @earl The upper 10% have 90% of the wealth. Walmart is the nation's second largest employer, and only second to the Federal Government, 75% of their employees qualify for government assistance. Nah, the people don't need these people who aren't paying their fair share. The bottom 50% have less than 1% of the wealth.
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    Nah. It's just "a moving paper fantasy". Everyone's covering all their bases before upcoming elections, maneuvering their positions according to the demographics in their States, and trying not to appear insensitive to grieving parents who are using their anger and grief to lash out against gun owners, since the actual person responsible for their children's death is dead as well. Someone's got to be the recipient of all that grief and rage. It's human nature to want to lash out. Who better against than an absolutely safe visible target like law-abiding gun owners?
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    Good morning, Mimi.
    Obama just proposed chaining the CPI, lowering benefits to SS recipients. Screw the old people who were forced to pay into SS their entire working lives. With increased health care costs thanks to Obama care, I believe we can now say that Obama is pushing granny off the cliff... in a wheelchair.
  • #62
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    @mimi57 I believe you did but it is worth repeating. Send in the clowns, never mind they're already here. I've said that before too.
  • #65
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    @earl I don't like clowns...lol..However, I like them better than this administration. They do have one thing in common though, they look alike and can do tricks. ( ;
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    @mimi57 I never liked them either. They scare children and some adults but I guess they mean well, unlike Obama who means to destroy Capitalism.
  • #27
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    No.

    The divide is too great. If one really believes it will be healed overnight I've got a bridge in Brooklyn I want to talk to you about.
  • #24
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    from what i see nafta is now effecting us in a bad way and these knuckleheads are wanting to force another scam on us worst than nafta. that sucking sound the perot mentioned is so loud a deaf person can hear it,jobs going out and poverty coming in.

    want a feel good era,get out of nafta and do no more of these things that will cost jobs,either by sending them somewhere else of bringing in people to take what few jobs there is.
  • #4
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    The new era will last a couple days at most, ending when people compare the Senate, House, and Presidential budgets.
  • #121
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    I trust lawyers like I do politicians and most politicians these days are professional lawyers! Their all scoundrels in my book! Half of Congress should be in jail!
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