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To: frankiep
I see that he and I have almost the exact same views on the subject.

Ditto, except for the logical disconnect between these two statements:

I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government.

I want them to take care of the elderly and give them free medicine, give them whatever they need.

12 posted on 03/04/2006 12:01:42 PM PST by Denver Ditdat (Melting solder since 1975)
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To: Denver Ditdat

50% of the budget is already spent on "the elderly" (Social Security, Medicare, prescription drugs, etc.). And I'm sure that figure will only continue to rise.


16 posted on 03/04/2006 12:09:26 PM PST by geopyg (Ever Vigilant, Never Fearful)
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To: Denver Ditdat
I don't think there's that much of a disconnect. "Provide for the general welfare" is, after all, one of government's first responsibilities. I think what Bruce is getting at is what we all want: an end to pork barrel projects, ludicrous multi-million dollar research grants, and the monolithic bureaucracy. THEN we'd have plenty of bucks to do things like helping those who CAN'T help themselves.
18 posted on 03/04/2006 12:11:28 PM PST by JennysCool (Liberals don't care what you do, as long as it's mandatory.)
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To: Denver Ditdat
Ditto, except for the logical disconnect between these two statements:

To which I'd add:

"I believe with any job that requires you possibly to get shot at or get shot dead, you should be paid hundreds of thousands of dollars.
I'm a firm believer that you pay what it takes to get people to take the job, but no more. If you paid what Willis proposes,, you'd not only bankrupt government, but you'd get applicants who are there just for the paycheck, not to risk their lives. They'd be the first ones to abandon ship at crunch time. Not to mention that the jobs would be doled out as patronage to politician's relatives and other favored people. Pretty much what the New Orleans PD was.
43 posted on 03/04/2006 12:46:33 PM PST by John Jorsett (scam never sleeps)
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To: Denver Ditdat

"Ditto, except for the logical disconnect between these two statements:

I'm a Republican only as far as I want a smaller government.

I want them to take care of the elderly and give them free medicine, give them whatever they need."

Don't forget he wants to pay cops and every other government worker hundreds of thousands a year.

The prick that writes tickets in a speed trap must have a higher value to him, than it does to me.


66 posted on 03/04/2006 1:36:21 PM PST by Beagle8U (An "Earth First" kinda guy ( when we finish logging here, we'll start on the other planets.)
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