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I'm so tired of being non-patriot if I think that wasting young mens lives and taxpayer dollars on wars that can't be won. Killing a bunch of people does not change attitute...they still don't like us.
It is nothing against the men and women fighting if I don't agree that we should be at war. They are getting paid to suit up and fight, and they knew that was possible when they enlisted.
Most republicans I know don't believe in the wars either, mainly because now they think their taxes are going up because of them. Easy to be patriotic when it has no personal cost, like money or your life.
On another note, I'm tired of being told I'm not a Christian because I'm a democrat.
I don't agree 100% with the democrats agenda, but I agree more with it than I do the republican.
When I think of these wars, I think about the families that have lost their children, so military contractors can make more sales. What a waste!
Losing 1 life is too many. The cost of a life cannot be measured. Yes I served, Yes I lost comrades.
So with action, and lives lost you were able to maintain your lifestyle? I would gladly give up my "lifestyle" for any of those who gave their lives. I could care less about paying 4+ a gallon to bring them back, whether I knew them or not.
Those who put their @$% on the line to keep America great paid for all of our "lifestytyles" by giving their LIFE
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On something that is affecting your part of the world...I'm pro-union. I've seen what union busting will do first hand here in southeast Texas, so be carefull not to lose rights.
I use to be anti-litigation too, until I was the f@#kee and the f@#ker screwed me royally. So for twenty years, I voted away my rights and then I had no one to blame but myself when when I needed the courts help.
So don't buy into the state can't afford collective bargining. Even though it does not impact you directly, there will come a day when you need those rights.
All this talk of Republicans and Democrats is making my head hurt...it really is.
It doesn't really matter who is in power, the government is going to screw us over one way or other. Those that are in power will do EVERYTHING they can to stay in power. There are a few power brokers in Washington right now and they manage to keep that power because they manage to do enough things to keep getting reelected, or like Tammy Baldwin, Democratic Congresswoman from Wisconsin, just happen to reside in a very liberal college town of Madison, Wisconsin (not that she has any power). We should have kept (pragmatic) Feingold (first Dem I ever voted for) and got rid of her but that is another story.
In any case, here is what needs to be done. Back in the late 18th century, there was a little conflict on the Eastern Seaboard. You guys are all probably familiar with it. The American Revolution. We need another one, today. We need to remove the people in power and replace them with people that actually care about the United States of America. I realize that people are going to die in this revolution or civil war or whatever you want to call it, but there really isn't any other choice here. Unfortunately, Americans don't have the stomach to do this so do this.
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"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have ... The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." Thomas Jefferson
Ever heard any Palin interviews?????????????
And you think these 2 together were qualified to run our Country??????? In 2009 we were on the verge of going into a depression. Thankfully we never made it that far. If Palin had any say in how things were to be run we would be smack dab in the middle of another war now with the goings on in the Middle East.
I think the only reason Bush and Cheney were not impeached was because of who was next in line (Nancy Pelosi) for the Presidency.
Here is more that I just came across. It seems McCain's economic advisor was architect of the Democrats Stimilus plan which McCain would have most likely followed his advise.
Economist predicts GOP cuts would cost 700,000 jobs
A report by economist Mark Zandi from Moody’s says that Republicans’ plan to cut spending would cost 700,000 jobs through 2012, the Washington Post reports.
Republicans, however, are pushing back, trying to discredit Zandi (who was an economic adviser to John McCain's campaign), calling him the "chief architect" of the stimulus.
"When considering the latest study from Mark Zandi on the GOP’s efforts to rein in government spending, let’s not forget that he was the chief architect of the Democrats’ failed stimulus plan," wrote Brian Patrick, a spokesman for Majority Leader Eric Cantor. "Even as unemployment climbed into the double digits, Mr. Zandi continued to defend this failed policy. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that he would come out against the GOP’s common-sense efforts to put an end to more stimulus-style spending."
Last edited by Roger Perry; 02-28-2011 at 04:29 PM.
My deepest apologies to you for any offense, and to anyone else here who feels similarly,as that was not my intent, though evident effect.
I also offer my deepest thanks for your service and sincerest regrets & condolences on your suffering and losses of friends and family. You all gave some and some gave all, while many stayed here and reaped the benefits of your sacrifice.
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