Budget antics constitute treason

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The Oscar for the most treasonous performance in an elected role goes jointly to Congress and the president of the United States.

Bill Clinton has a problem with the truth, so what were we thinking when he claimed "the era of big government is over"? Corruption loves big government. It is easier to steal millions when the total budget is in trillions!

Liberals reason: How can conservatives shut down the government, which does such good things for us? President Obama's reason for his historic spending basically was: "I won!" The reason for the House of Representatives requiring historic spending cuts should be: "We won!"

One of the first things members of the House of Representatives did this term was read the Constitution on the House floor. House Resolution 1 was passed to fund the government for fiscal year 2011. The spending cuts were small in comparison to the deficit.

But the Senate and the president treated H.R. 1 as a joke. Many in government think the Constitution is only a suggestion that can be ignored when they wish. The enumerated powers are an outdated list. Too many clueless politicians speak of America as a democracy rather than a republic. Many Americans are clueless about the difference.

The problem with the Nanny State giving out government suckers every time someone -- legal or illegal -- cries is that everyone is taught to work less and wait for their suckers. America became great because of our Constitution and free-market capitalism. We will fail as a nation when we forget that.

Chuck Tatum

North Augusta, S.C.

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YankeeInvasion
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YankeeInvasion 04/13/11 - 10:47 am
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Free Market Capitalism should

Free Market Capitalism should be renamed "Free Market Criminalism" since it spawned heros like Ken Lay and Bernie Madoff. Thanks to FMC, we pay more for our prescription medications than any country in the world, even when those drugs are produced here in the US. And I'm not going to even touch the subject of the housing market and loans.

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Riverman1 04/13/11 - 10:55 am
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Yankee, it just so happens

Yankee, it just so happens capitalism is OUR economic system. We put Ken Lay and Bernie Madoff in jail for not playing by the rules of our system. If someone or the government is interfering with capitalism, it's wrong and shouldn't be tolerated.

justthefacts
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justthefacts 04/13/11 - 10:55 am
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And where are Ken Lay and

And where are Ken Lay and Bernie Madoff now? You can't "throw out the baby with the bathwater". I wonder how we managed to become the most successful country the world has ever known.

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Jane18 04/13/11 - 11:04 am
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What do you expect when our

What do you expect when our government makes laws and amendments that the "crooks' can use for their benefit?

Riverman1
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Riverman1 04/13/11 - 02:11 pm
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Jane18, oh so there's a

Jane18, oh so there's a conspiracy with government officials and crooks?

imdstuf
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imdstuf 04/13/11 - 02:55 pm
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Uh, read the entire news.

Uh, read the entire news. Democrats agreed to cuts, but then when they worked the numbers down, then the Republicans would not budge despite the numbers, because they wanted Planned Parenthood cut, no matter how much other stuff was cut. Thus they were not fighting over just numbers. Repugs were trying to force in a separate issue.

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Alex Delarge 04/13/11 - 05:15 pm
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Using YankeeInvasion's logic,

Using YankeeInvasion's logic, we should ban ALL sex since there have been rapists.

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