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I looked on our state's stimulus page, it's a joke. And a very expensive joke at that. 1 or 2 jobs for thousands of dollars of stimulus money. This just makes me sick.
1 posted on 07/26/2010 10:01:31 AM PDT by stillafreemind
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To: stillafreemind

Its like its invisible money that benefits noone,


2 posted on 07/26/2010 10:12:01 AM PDT by goseminoles
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To: stillafreemind
How many people in Congress took the last pay raise they voted for?

A bit off-topic, but a pet peeve of mine. IMO, Congress should NOT be setting its own pay and perks - the voters from their states should be. When WE want a payraise, we have to go to our boss and ask. So should they!!!

4 posted on 07/26/2010 10:16:20 AM PDT by DustyMoment
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To: stillafreemind; humblegunner; Eaker; shibumi

Calling a blog “associated content” doesn’t make it any less of a blog. You are allowed to post it unexcerpted. And this was like four paragraphs, hardly worth doing a one-sentence teaser and making folks go to a flash-laden site to read it, IMO. The blog will actually benefit from increased exposure here if it is actually posted here in full.

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Americans Need Jobs, Not Welfare
American farmers have long been touted as being able to “feed the world”. In 2010 it seems that feeding Americans has been too tough a sell. Farmers are still raising crops, but people who don’t have jobs don’t have money. It takes money to put a roof over your head and fill your kid’s bellies.

Dateline showed a town in Ohio that had many people out of work and no money for food, and in some cases, housing. Pick a state, pick a county, pick a town. Someone is hungry. How can that be in this great land of plenty? There are no jobs. No factories are being opened and many are still leaving the country. Leaving the country to pay someone else a check to feed THEIR families.

Whether you are a republican or a democrat, black, red or white, you need a job. How many people in Congress took the last pay raise they voted for? Did your representatives? Are they worrying about you and your neighbor having a job? No. If you think they care you are in a dream world. If Congress cared about you, they would redo the taxes and tariffs on products made and sold in America. They would encourage factories to stay in America. Instead the factories have been closed down due to unfair trade deals and/or moved to other countries where cheap (slave if you will) labor is used.

The environmentalist have made it close to impossible to start up new factories. Everyone wants a safe place for people to work. Can’t factories and lawmakers come together for the good of America? SOMEONE has to have a lot of money to start up factories. I don’t mind those people making money as long as they pay LIVING wages to workers. Do we need a Union stepping in and making it impossible for the company you’re working for to meet their demands? Is there no happy medium?


5 posted on 07/26/2010 10:20:59 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (A woman is like an artichoke; you have to do a bit of work to get to her heart ~Insp. Clouseau)
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To: stillafreemind

Okay, now that I’ve read it, here’s my comment.

The author may or may not be a conservative. I can’t tell by her jumbled, less-than-coherent stream of consciousness. “Pick a state, pick a county, pick a town. Someone is hungry. How can that be in this great land of plenty? There are no jobs..........SOMEONE has to have a lot of money to start up factories........... I don’t mind those people making money as long as they pay LIVING wages to workers....... Is there no happy medium?”

I don’t see anything in this author’s glorified vanity that actually educates or elucidates or otherwise makes it post-worthy. But maybe that’s just me.


7 posted on 07/26/2010 10:27:17 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (A woman is like an artichoke; you have to do a bit of work to get to her heart ~Insp. Clouseau)
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To: stillafreemind
We need to reign in the people wielding the power. We the people need to somehow get the power back to the states and limit federal government to only what the constitution says.

The federal government has gotten too big to handle or control. It's become a wild beast that threatens civilization. Everyone is daunted and afraid of this government and lets it do what it wants to. And it does not serve the people, it only serves itself. Our government is broken and needs to be rebuilt. The states need to break up the union and start from scratch, using the original constitution.

The only other solution is for Atlantis to rise again from the sea and all conservatives move there.

11 posted on 07/26/2010 10:29:36 AM PDT by Do Be (The heart is smarter than the head.)
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To: stillafreemind; humblegunner; Eaker; shibumi; 50mm; Salamander; Vendome; Allegra; TheOldLady
BTW, I did peruse the blog, like I said I would. And I have to say I'm still LMAO over this ad. Where did you ever get a picture of Humblegunner??? LOL!!!


15 posted on 07/26/2010 10:46:42 AM PDT by Larry Lucido (A woman is like an artichoke; you have to do a bit of work to get to her heart ~Insp. Clouseau)
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To: stillafreemind

>Are they worrying about you and your neighbor having a job?<

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Is the Pope Muslim? Do you really think any of them do?


23 posted on 07/26/2010 10:57:56 AM PDT by 353FMG (ISLAM - America's inevitable road to destruction.)
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