place in a productive america. amen
moderation, government was created with a purpose in mind. i do not think it was created as way to directly enrich or support others by legislatively fleecing the pockets of others. i don't think you will find many that mind supporting many aspects of the operation and mission of our government. i think we as a people have made great strides in offering folks the opportunity to achieve many of their goals in life. from the public education system to the state supported schools of higher education we have given our citizens ample opportunity to prepare themselves for their future. sadly many people waste their opportunities knowing that should they choose to fail the ones that did not sqander their opportunity will be forced to support them by way of political pick-pocketing. we continue to sit idly by while our representatives continue to remove any incentive for those to escape from dependency to self-sufficiency. industrious and motivated people have always sought and found their pl
if we didn't have the government we have, the land would have no timber, the rural areas would have similar conditions that existed at "Love Canal",only much worse,- and only the well connected could move up in society.
moderation, i am certain you understand what makes the economy thrive. however you neglect to address the fact so many exhibit the "greed is good" train of thought when others are providing their total existence without any appreciable reciprocation. ture they are consumers with taxpayers money buying goods and services. when the percentage tilts pass the 50-50 mark....we have Greece and we have a major problem. i'll assume that you'll agree that anything beyond what you consume at any given time can be considered greed. if that is the case then we are all greedy. in our society, betterment of ones situation can be considered greed as well. to me that is what we should all strive for in our lives. you live the life you make except when government tyranny stops you dead in your tracks.
lts-there is also an attitude in the corporate world that greed is good.i didn't say profit, I said greed.i do understand what truly makes our economy thrive, and one needs to earn a bit more than a mere subsistance wage to make it healthy again.
asknot, i am glad that you are hopeful and have some confidence in some of our young folks willing to take a stab at governance. if they are products of the educational process from which this president came, then i would suspect we will not have the miraculous turn-around that so many are desiring. the president and the democrats i think have allowed many to be comfortable enough to figure out that there is no real incentive to produce. if you take care of their housing, food, health, entertainment and transportation, you have created nothing more than a dependent. if you create the atmosphere for reward from investment, hard work, education, innovation and pride in getting out of your government provided lifestyle you will see a real change in our country. you can rest assured that the great industrial revolution and the great strides in innovation and productivity were not made by those that were on the government unemployment dime.
Why is it politically incorrect to be against abortion (fetus homicide) and gay rights now a days????
@asknot- in the world of politics, it's the 9th round and the Dems have both eyes swelled shut and gasping for air. One punch would send them down but the Republicans just sit there on their stool arguing with their trainer over what to do next.
I've always said that one of the main problems the Republicans have is that they cannot give the public a vision beyond, "No Obama!" and "Obama is wrong!". They shouldn't get mad at the electorate when they don't follow after them when they give them no reason to.
asknot, i have concluded that most people have become apathetic to the politcal process. it is evidenced by the fiasco which is Obamacare. just like our spending and borrowing problem, the distasteful side of our governents grand programs are delayed or covered up as to shield us from the calamity in which our nations reality resides. the republicans are intimidated by the so-called "tea-party" as they also threaten the democrat party. i have the strong feeling that the democrats would react in much the same way if the roles were reversed. either way....the gravy train and sham that is our governmentt will continue until our reckoning day. so we might as well pick our favorite distraction and ride it out.
Even with all the issues of Obamacare, Americans still are not leaning Republican in regards to the next congressional election.
(h t t p://w w w.rasmussenreports.c o m/public_content/politics/mood_of_america/generic_congressional_ballot)
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asknot: been there. done that. too freaking hot in the summer.
And where do people park with they go to the Mercedes Superdome LOL? and what is traffic like on game day because on a regular work day it is crazy.
I was under the impression the the "jazz funerals" you were refering to was a tradition amongst the NO Black Community which I thought you were refering to. If you were not that I made a mistake.
That picture will follow him around forever, no matter what that photographer says. And the picture will carry a negative connotation. It will be similar to the “ I can see Russia from my house” line that Palin NEVER said. Once it is out there, your toast.
Referencing “funerals in New Orleans” is saying that since he is just acting Black, it is OK to act like a jerk.
"The president doesnt carry our values with him when he leaves the country?"
What values are you referring to?
"but it didnt do any good for our standing amongst the other countries."
What countries? All I have heard of this is from the usual whiners. From what I've seen, the international view on the whole thing is that it's no big deal.
asknot, spin it any direction you wish. Maybe you're single, I'm not. And I recognized the "look" his wife was giving him. I could care less where this went on if the locals were partying, and I'm not advocating "miserable" funerals either. However, I do believe you should be respectful. And "taking selfies" wasn't very respectful IMHO. But, then again, I learned many years ago, "Happy wife-happy life."
Whatever you want to think Kendall but it didnt do any good for our standing amongst the other countries.
"But that is not the general culture here in the US."
It wasn't held in the US, so they can behave in a different manner.
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