The wrong track

Voters who re-elected Obama kept America on an unsustainable path

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“Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country.”

– John F. Kennedy

Your world changed. Overnight.

There can be little doubt that America will be a different country in the years ahead than it has been historically. New rails have been laid on the collectivist track we’ve been put on, and the engineer has been told to go full speed ahead.

How goofy is this: NBC reports that a majority of voters polled after they voted Tuesday said the country is “seriously off on the wrong track.” But they voted to stay on it!

The class-envy mentality that encourages taking from others and expanding government handouts has been given a green light – just two years after a 2010 election in which the country was lurched in the opposite direction, toward fiscal sanity and self-reliance.

That’s a nation that doesn’t know what it stands for.

At best, what it stands for has changed utterly, and perhaps unalterably. John F. Kennedy’s legendary inaugural exhortation to think of country first has been flipped on its head. Today, we are encouraged to ask what our country can do for us, with money borrowed from our children and those yet to be born.

That’s immoral.

A country, by the way, that is already $16 trillion in debt and facing $60 trillion or more in future costs for Medicare and Social Security and Medicaid and other promises.

A country in which nearly half the population pays no federal income taxes – many of whom actually receive payments, money taken from a shrinking productive class.

A country facing huge tax increases so deftly hidden in the weeds of the thousands of pages of Obamacare that few see them coming.

Those around the world who see only a telegenic, charismatic leader who diminishes and downplays America’s role in the world may celebrate, but perhaps unaware of what his promised fundamental transformation of this country may end up looking like. Those world citizens whose lifestyles depend on a strong America may end up not liking the new transformation after all.

This country is not on a sustainable track. It is on the same track that is taking Western Europe over the edge. It turns out that we’re no more resistant to the allure of “other people’s money.”

At some point, as Margaret Thatcher warned about the pitfalls of socialism, we will run out of other people’s money.

That day has only been pushed closer.

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Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/08/12 - 11:42 am
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"If conservatives are as
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"If conservatives are as smart as you say, why couldn't they figure out a way to beat Obama? "

Because it seems the tax consumers have outnumbered the tax payers.

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faithson 11/08/12 - 11:48 am
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by definition of terms, many of you are being mislead...

Definition of SOCIALISM
1: any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods
2 a : a system of society or group living in which there is no private property
b : a system or condition of society in which the means of production are owned and controlled by the state

No private property, ownership and control of production by the state. No one, I mean NO ONE from the democratic party is espousing this, a perfect example of the 'straw man' so many are railing against.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/08/12 - 11:50 am
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Also

Because the people who vote for a living outnumber those who work for a living.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/08/12 - 11:53 am
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Socialism

"any of various economic and political theories advocating collective or governmental ownership and administration of the means of production and distribution of goods". You mean like General Motors??

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/08/12 - 11:53 am
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What will the consumers do
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What will the consumers do when the producers take you up on your fictional offer, EEL?

Bizkit
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Bizkit 11/08/12 - 11:58 am
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The Rep are like dinosaurs

The Rep are like dinosaurs when it comes to politikin' compared to Dems who have finally mastered it after their years of struggle. The difference is the Dems are better at politikin'-not that they really have great appeal. Polls indicate people distrust either party and Congress still has a dismal approval rating. The reason there are so many independents is people are sick of political machines and seek issue specific posits-after years of supporting one party or the other. Party really has no meaning to a growing majority of Americans-and I wish the bipolarity would stop-hee,hee. Something like 90-83% of Americans believe in "God" although 23 % claim no particular religion. So spirituality is a matter of conscience-not political pandering as most people are over abortion, etc. America still runs middle to slightly right and I don't think this elections indicates a massive change to the left. It was like voting for the lesser of two evils.

carcraft
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carcraft 11/08/12 - 12:07 pm
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What do we call the take over

What do we call the take over of health care 6% of the economy?

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/08/12 - 12:11 pm
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Kennedy Quote

With regard to JFK, O'Reilly's book "Killing Kennedy" is a great read. Every bit as good as "Killing Lincoln".

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 12:13 pm
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Eel

Has been energized to higher levels.

KSL
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KSL 11/08/12 - 12:21 pm
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http://godfatherpolitics.com/

http://godfatherpolitics.com/7939/third-world-voter-intimidation-in-phil...

I hope this will be thoroughly investigated this time. No party should allow supporters to get away with this.

Gaffe
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Gaffe 11/08/12 - 12:30 pm
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"I guess we will now see if
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"I guess we will now see if raising taxes creates jobs"

It's not raising taxes. It's letting the Bush tax cuts expire and going back to the normal tax rate. When the Bush era tax cuts expire, the rates will go back to the Clinton era levels that brought us a economic surplus.

Those ranting about socialism need to grow up.

Stop using words you don't understand like socialist, Marxist, communist, and fascist. There are very few socialists on the American left. And socialism is not communism. My guess would be that 99.9% are not even socialists. Calling everyone on the progressive side a socialist makes no more sense than calling all Republicans fascists.

We have a mixed economy of regulated capitalism with social programs. That's what every successful economy in the world is. Think about that. It's what works. What those on the right want is unregulated capitalism, which has always created economic disaster, especially for working people. It created the Robber Barron era of the 19th century, the Great Depression and the current economic mess and it's redistribution of wealth to the top 10%.

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Bizkit 11/08/12 - 12:45 pm
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Gaffe communism is a form of

Gaffe communism is a form of socialism. America isn't becoming socialist but Obama has often spoke (in his books and video) of his penchant for socialism and appreciation of communism-similar a fondness for all religions. Historically many of African-americans who have sought the presidency and vice-presidency party nominations have been socialist-and some communist: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_African-American_United_States_pres...
Of course, even if Obama wanted socialism or communism-he himself could do little to propagate such an end-he only executes laws (well an american citizens without due process) not make the laws. You could apply parsimony to Obama from these statistics but it wouldn't be kosher. Now Hollywood and the music industry has a long history of supporting socialism and even communism-mainly starting as a response to the Depression.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/08/12 - 12:54 pm
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Careful what you wish for

"Republicans will NEVER win another U.S. Presidential election, so the news is not all bad...." You may get what you wish, but you may not like what you get. You probably thought the same thing during the Clinton era. At least until he went all "Monica" on you.

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Bizkit 11/08/12 - 01:01 pm
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Gaffe we had a mixed market

Gaffe we had a mixed market from the Civil war to the mid 1970's -since then sorta'. Germany now has a mixed market. China has state capitalism. I guess we still have a mixed market in the strictest since but.....

nofanofobama
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nofanofobama 11/08/12 - 01:03 pm
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GAFFE-ok lets goe back to

GAFFE-ok lets goe back to clinton tax rates..then lets goe back to workfare after a set period on welfare. then lets goe back to the spending levels of the mid 90s if clinton is so great...how about cutting captal gain taxes..how about a BUDGET.. im sick and tired of the greed of the modern democratic party...pleas tell me about all these wonderful economys that have heavy regulations and taxes..your understanding of economics is wrong ..wealth can never be created from the middle up as obumlers says ...its impossible..and why should we give one penny more to a bloated govt that is full of fraud duplication and waste.

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KSL 11/08/12 - 01:12 pm
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Since Obama has gotten his

Since Obama has gotten his second, watch out for all kind of unpleasant information to surface about him. Unless he shuts down anything negative about himself.

"Lady" Valerie, whom he checks with before blowing his nose, has promised pay back to the opposition. Carter did the same thing when he was elected Governor, probably president, as well.

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rmwhitley 11/08/12 - 01:28 pm
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The young
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men and women need only read "Don't weep for me, Argentina" to find the fate of America. The free enterprise system met it's demise on November 6th, 2012. Young people, as you search for that "dream job" just remember your vote on that fateful day!

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ultrarnr 11/08/12 - 01:32 pm
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Wrongt Track
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What is on the wrong track is the AC editorial staff. Instead of the usual right wing talking points how about some constructive suggestions regarding solving the issues facing this country? Instead of demonizing the administration just one constructive suggestion would be very welcome.

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allhans 11/08/12 - 01:43 pm
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uktra...Why would any

uktra...Why would any conservative bother to come up with ideas...you know and I know it would be a waste of time. Harry Reid and Obama has made it plain that what Repulicans want is of no concern to them. Listen.... listen to them.

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myfather15 11/08/12 - 02:10 pm
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The left leaning commentors

The left leaning commentors on here are absolutey correct. This Country is going left more and more. I believe there will be another Democrat elected in 2016. Even the founding fathers warned that once you become dependent on the government, you can't go back. It's like drugs, once you've tried it, it's hard as heck to beat the addiction. But, just as with drugs, drugs will destroy you and big governement will destroy this Country. Ask Greece, once the money for all these entitlement programs run out and the Country can simply not afford to pay them anymore, the people will absolutely riot and take to the streets. Why? Because they are addicted to govmint money and honestly don't know how to live without it. It's unsustainable, period.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/08/12 - 02:27 pm
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@loblolly

"For example, fightig against gay marriage is as futile as was the fight against civil rights. It will eventually be legal everywhere in this country, as attitudes of upcoming generations will make it so."

You are absolutely correct. I won't argue with any liberal who says this Country is going more left. It's not just opinion, its factual. The newer generations are more left of center. I have no doubt the left will win more and more battles such as gay marriage. It's going to happen, period. They had an absolutely brilliant plan, starting early this century. That plan was to defeat the traditional America, from the inside out. One of the most important aspects of this plan was to take over the education system. They knew you can't teach an old dog, new tricks. So, they taught the young dogs, new tricks. Our Children!! The public education systems all through the Country, even in the south, have been taken over by Liberal educators and they teach our children a "New way of thinking". They teach our children a "deeper thinking" and to leave those old Bible teachings behind, if you want to be part of the future.

They successfully removed God from any discourse in public schools. They used lawyers and the high cost of lawsuits, to intimidate those who would fight to keep God alive in public schools. They tell the children they are shallow and prejudice if they believe what the Bible tells them. Just as Al Gore famously said to a group of high school students "There are things about this world that you know, that your parents and grandparents just don't know." Mr. Gore, what would that be?

I must give credit where it is due, there plan is absolutely brilliant. If it weren't for the return of Christ, to correct this world, I would have zero faith that things will get better. I actually don't think things would have gotten much better under Romney. The President is only one part of the problem. But anway, this Country is going left, thats a fact. Leftists, you've done an absolutely awesome job at changing the hearts of the children and the new generations.

But, the one problem and the biggest problem you will have is that God is a reality, not a religion. He has promised he is sending Christ again and it's going to happen. He has foretold us all this would happen and told us to be strong and faithful and we shall be rewarded. So, enjoy your victories, while they last. The ultimate victory is coming, very soon. I just hope that many will see the error of their ways before it's too late. I hope they will change and honestly seek God. Many won't but that is on them. Free will, you know.

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myfather15 11/08/12 - 02:31 pm
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II Thessalonians 2

"Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him,

2:That ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.

3:Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day shall not come, except there come a FALLING AWAY first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition;"

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nofanofobama 11/08/12 - 02:32 pm
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51 TO 49 percent or their

51 TO 49 percent or their about thats not a mandate that not a super majority its a split country. nothing more nothing less...until the libs realize we 49 percent have equal rights to express our views and we have the house..which by design of the founding fathers has been called the peoples house...that closet to those who vote..which is why it elects every 2 years...we will continue to fight for sanity in spending and taxes..i will offer 1 constructive suggestion for obumler..resign so we can restore sanity to the budget process.

myfather15
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myfather15 11/08/12 - 02:36 pm
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II Timothy 3

This know also, that in the last days perilous times (meaning hard to bare) shall come.

2For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,

3Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,

4Traitors, heady, highminded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;

5Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.

6For of this sort are they which creep into houses, and lead captive silly women laden with sins, led away with divers lusts,

7Ever learning, and NEVER able to come to the knowledge of the TRUTH.

8Now as Jannes and Jambres withstood Moses, so do these also resist the truth: men of corrupt minds, reprobate concerning the faith.

9But they shall proceed NO FURTHER: for their folly shall be manifest unto all men, as theirs also was.

10But thou hast fully known my doctrine, manner of life, purpose, faith, longsuffering, charity, patience,"

He tells us all things, he told us exactly how things would be in this day. It's very hard to bare, but we must put on the armour of Ephesians Chapter 6, to stand strong. Victory will be with those that love God and accept His savior Christ.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 11/08/12 - 03:06 pm
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EEL

It would be interesting to know what your Utopia is?

loblolly
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loblolly 11/08/12 - 03:13 pm
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the end times. People have been preaching the end of the world everytime something does not go their way. I'm assuming mf15 is a Republican since the election is certainly an event considered "perlilous times," and "hard to bare."

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 11/08/12 - 03:14 pm
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Again I ask....what will the tax consumers do when there are no more tax payers?

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Young Fred 11/08/12 - 03:18 pm
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“The world changed

“The world changed overnight”

Where the heck have you been?

Wow, for an organ that purrports to have the “issues” figured out, you've done precious little to advance said issues.

Like most in the country you rely on the wire servicies to define your news. Why you may ask? Because you are not motivated to “work” on your own. It's just way easier to accept the status quo.

I could just break off to very descriptive animal parts here, but I'll refrain. Why I ask you? Is there no one there who strives to make a name for themselves? Are the people with a little, just a little, critical thinking skills cowed down and afraid to speak out?

Just curious.

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Humble Angela 11/08/12 - 03:40 pm
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I notice that liberals LOVE the minority, unless they are conservatives..then it's "you lost....get over it."

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Retired Army 11/08/12 - 03:45 pm
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Humble Angela11/08/12 - 02:40 pm

Humble Angela writes: "I notice that liberals LOVE the minority, unless they are conservatives..then it's "you lost....get over it."

So?

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