In a quandary? Vote Democrat

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Are you in a quandary about picking the right man for a political position? Put your mind at rest. Pick the party and not the man. The following benefits were given to you by the Democratic Party:

The minimum wage; time and a half for overtime; the 40-hour work week; Social Security; Medicare and Medicaid; cost-of-living allowance; widow's pensions; pensions for dependent children of deceased parents; disability pensions; food stamps; school lunch program; Head Start; Pell grants for college; subsidized housing for the elderly; and almost every minimum wage increase.

Gerard Lanoue

Aiken, S.C.

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GnipGnop
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GnipGnop 10/26/08 - 02:33 am
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Most of those work related

Most of those work related items were earned for you by unions which had to threaten to sue the government to get them. As far as things like Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid? You cannot give me what I have to pay for. You also cannot gaurantee me those things will be available when I retire but I sure have to pay anyways. I wouldn't go tooting the horn for the democratic party to much. Neither party is the be all do all.

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Nammy 10/26/08 - 02:51 am
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NO man, check this

NO man, check this out....before you do that! What they giveth, they'll taketh too!...don't believe me, just watch! ..http://www.c-spanarchives.org/library/includes/templates/library/flash_popup.php?pID=281952-1&clipStart=&clipStop=

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 04:57 am
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If the nanny government is

If the nanny government is what you're looking for, why stay in America? This nation was founded on effort and accomplishment. Social programs are for those that have given up.

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factchecker 10/26/08 - 06:07 am
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The federal government

The federal government collects $2.7 trillion a year from American families and businesses. That's $7.4 billion a day. Even worse, it spends over $3 trillion a year: $8.2 billion a day. Why? Largely because those who created this bloated government will not admit a single mistake or abolish a single program. Here are some staggering examples of the overall problem: Recent audits show that 22% of all federal programs are ineffective or incapable of demonstrating results.
69 separate programs, administered by 10 different agencies, provide education or care to children under the age of 5.
Nine separate agencies administer 44 different programs for job training. 23 separate programs, each with its own overhead, provide housing assistance to the elderly.
With so many redundant, inefficient, and ineffective federal programs, it is no wonder that the American people have so little confidence in Washington to act effectively when federal action is really needed. And who gave us most of these ineffective and overabundant programs? Big government Democrats.

trying to understand
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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 08:21 am
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I agree that the government

I agree that the government needs to cut out reduncancy and wasteful spending, but take away ALL social programs and this country will tear itself apart. Too many people seem to believe that every successful person "pulled himself up by his boot straps." I am college educated and have a good job. Why? Because an ancestor was taught how to read and write during slavery. We have been educating ourselves ever since. My success is built on top of that foundation. Fully 90% of the successful people that I know have either a foundation of money, education, social status, high expectations, or all four. It is true that many people have given up on being productive members of society, but how can you blame them if they have been treated like second-class citizens for generations. There are scores of people, whether they be "colored" or "poor white trash" who are angry at everyone because they feel separated from the American Dream. If we want our country to continue to be strong, we need to use All of our human resouces. If we can use social programs to end the cycle of poverty or reduce it in our communities, we should.

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soldout 10/26/08 - 08:29 am
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I believe there is a curse

I believe there is a curse that follows voting for a party that is pro-death just as there is a blessing in promoting life. No Christian or caring person can vote for a pro-death party. If your life has been tough just try for one time, voting for the pro-life party and see what happens. Watch the change in your life. Ask yourself; are republicans better off than others because that is what the party attracts or did voting republican cause their lives to become better??

trying to understand
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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 08:40 am
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Jesus didn't agree with the

Jesus didn't agree with the way the world was and is, but he accepted us anyway. I am a Christian who doesn't believe in curses besides the ones that you create for yourself and the ones that you allow others to create for you. I understand the pro-life sentiment and have absolutely nothing against it; however, pro-choice doesn't equal pro-death. Would you allow me to come into your house tonight and dictate what you will or will not have for dinner? How about what you will, or will not watch on tv? What about what you will and will not teach your children? All of the conditions are only for this one day. Most people would not let that happen. How then, do any of us have the right to make a woman take care of a child that she doesn't want for the next 20+ years (good parenting doesn't end at 18)? Adoption? What if the child isn't blond or blue eyed? What if the child has birth defects? According to the Bible, most people are going to Hell anyway. Let people live their lives and God will take care of it.

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Dedicated 10/26/08 - 09:09 am
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Let me get this

Let me get this straight.......you want me to vote for a party whos claim to fame is taking my money and giving it to other people. Yea...right!

trying to understand
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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 09:11 am
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#1 How much of your money

#1 How much of your money are they taking?
#2 What would you do with it if you could keep it?

soldout
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soldout 10/26/08 - 09:23 am
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In the English language I

In the English language I think the opposite of pro-life would have to be pro-death. If people decide to live a Christian life or just follow it principles and it doesn't work out, the devil will always take them back. They have nothing to lose. In the Bible God told the people they could choose blessings or curses and then told them the right answer. He invented the open book test.

trying to understand
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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 09:35 am
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You are trying to speak in

You are trying to speak in terms of black and white, but life is full of gray areas. As far as language is concerned, I majored in English, but can't understand the point that you are trying to make. Please restate your last three sentences.

Waymore
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Waymore 10/26/08 - 09:45 am
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The minimum wage=forcing

The minimum wage=forcing employers to pay a wage that is not commensurate with experience or talents. As minimum wage is forced on employers, either prices go up, or some lose jobs, to compensate.Social Security=a forced payroll deduction that I will never see. Medicare and Medicaid=socialized healthcare that most of us will never use, because we don't qualify. Another freebie given out at taxpayer expense. Do recipients pay a deductible? Anything at all? Food stamps=a good idea, but one that is often abused. Again, what "strings" are attached to receive this perk, and what steps are being taken to insure that the "stamps" are not being sold for pennies on the dollar in order to pay for other things, like drugs and alcohol. Food banks are a better idea.Pell grants for college=another money redistribution plan. Pay for college, fine. But have you seen the amount of "refunds" that the recipients get. Another good idea that is abused and needs and overhaul. No, I won't vote Democrat, and really don't want to vote Republican. Now is the time for the Libertarians to present a viable candidate. We need LESS GOVERNMENT, LESS TAXES, LESS HANDOUTS, and MORE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY!

shamrock
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shamrock 10/26/08 - 09:48 am
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Gerard ... wake up and smell

Gerard ... wake up and smell the donkey poop!!

disssman
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disssman 10/26/08 - 09:57 am
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Soldout, obviously the

Soldout, obviously the Thousands of yound men and women who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan don't bother you or your party. Nor does the economy, national security or really anything except saving wall street! As I was watching the news this morning it was reported that G.M. is going to stop 401K contributions for everyone, except UNION mambers. You want to know why it dosen't apply to UNIONS. Because they know they can do what they want with Non-Union workers, But unionized workers demand "sharing the wealth with CEOs'. So in that regard "Morestuff" I guess you must be in the class of CEO, and yes we Union devotees are going to spend, and spend, and spend again, our part of the good old american dream, a decent wage!!

trying to understand
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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 10:01 am
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I don't know about your

I don't know about your community, but in mine, approx 25% are college graduates. My retirement SHOULD be good because I will have state retirement. What about the other 75% of my community? When I was nine, a janitor retired at my school. His retirement gift? Canned food brought in by classes of 4th and 5th graders. The man had worked hard for 40 years for that. Less government, yes. Less taxes, maybe. I don't want to pay taxes either, but taxes pay for law enforcement, the fire department, education, etc. WE NEED TAXES. The personal responsibility cries that keep coming up seem to come from people who haven't ever had significant financial trouble. If I'm right, social programs in America have only existed for the past 100 years or so. There is abuse and there is governmental bloat, but as of right now, it is a necessary evil. Instead of worrying about abortion, we need to focus on a leader who will help overhaul these programs so that they can do what they were intended to do.

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dani 10/26/08 - 10:40 am
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The Obama campaign has

The Obama campaign has collected three-quarters of a BILLION dollars, I'm holding my hand out waiting for it to be spread around. Surely he will share this wealth with the poor and impoverished of the United States of America.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 10:46 am
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disssman, freedom isn't free.

disssman, freedom isn't free. Surprise!

soldout
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soldout 10/26/08 - 10:49 am
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The key to financial security

The key to financial security is found in the Word of God. Become a cheerful giver, get out of debt etc. Even timing of the stock market is there. It says there is a time and season for all things. The summer is not the season for the market. You can learn to time and avoid these turn downs in your 401K. I provide that service but to learn how to do it on your own read; "beating the market the easy way" by Sy Harding. Make sowing and reaping work for you instead of against you. Remember the givers are always in charge.

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ZenoElia 10/26/08 - 10:59 am
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So what happens to the

So what happens to the campaign contributions after the election? Does the Democratic Party keep the money? Obama? Who? Surely it will not all be spent in the next week will it? I'm embarrassed at the sheer enormity of this amount. All the contributors should get a refund regardless if their candidates don't win, proportionate to the amount they donated from the amount that remains after election day. And yeah freedom isn't free PT, but does it really cost as much as all this the gov't is spending?

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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 11:10 am
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Soldout, All of that is well

Soldout, All of that is well and good if you have a 401k, or if you understand how to invest in the stock market. I do have a 401K and understand the stock market well enough to invest without worrying about it too much, but what about everyone else? I think that it is safe to say that the majority of Americans don't have a 401K or are stock-market savy. If they were, then we wouldn't be worried about these tough economic ties. Also, this doesn't seem to have anything to do with your previous post. I'm signing off. HGTV calls.

patriciathomas
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patriciathomas 10/26/08 - 11:30 am
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Zeno, easy to find out. This

Zeno, easy to find out. This question is decades old. The money can be set in an escrowed fund until the next election or it can be given to the party fund to help over extended campaigns or to help in future campaigns. Mostly the campaign money stays in the campaign system....what ever that means. A lot about the American political system won't stand close examination.

CanDawgsDoMath
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CanDawgsDoMath 10/26/08 - 11:39 am
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Vote for me and you shall

Vote for me and you shall overcome

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genwheeler 10/26/08 - 11:44 am
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Good comments Soldout.

Good comments Soldout. 43,000,000 dead babies has a profound effect on our culture and is a primary reason for the collapse of Social Security.

Tryingtounderstand-- comparing abortion to choosing what's for dinner is a false paradigm. Consider all the ways your behavior is limited by government. Government tells you that you can't murder (after they're born at least), steal, speed,run stop signs, drive on the wrong side of the road, lie in court, play music too loud after 10:00, paint your neighbor's house your favorite color, refuse to pay taxes or hundred of other things too. Our choices are always being limited.

Abortion kills real people.

1941
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1941 10/26/08 - 12:14 pm
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How much money do the united

How much money do the united states give ti isreal every year? Are we buying thier friendship, or do they think they are entitled?

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neiman1 10/26/08 - 12:55 pm
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Watch Obama's real agenda.

Watch Obama's real agenda. On this video before he started running for President blame WHITE people for not wanting to pay taxes that go to the inner city blacks.
http://www.redstate.com/diaries/redstate

willistontownsc
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willistontownsc 10/26/08 - 12:56 pm
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The needless deaths of our

The needless deaths of our servicepeople in Iraq CERTAINLY does bother me, and that is why I'm voting Democratic. As well as the fact that the party of Lincoln has become the party of misogynists -- as evident of the 266,000,000 dead women the GOP's anti-choice policies left behind. As well as everything that was mentioned in that LTE.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 10/26/08 - 01:17 pm
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Emil Jones, friend of NObama

Emil Jones, friend of NObama and crooked IL politician in office in chicago will be leaving office this yr and is working to have his son moved into his position. jones will be able to take hundreds of thousands of dollars with him when he leaves office due to a bill that was drafted by the IL dim politicians.

convertedsoutherner
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convertedsoutherner 10/26/08 - 01:25 pm
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will... Maybe you should be

will... Maybe you should be more concerned about the fact that Chicago, alone has had more deaths than in Iraq in past few months. That doesn't include the rest of the state. This is happening in the land of lincoln in IL. Remember NObama was the IL state senator (was running for office the entire time and did nothing for the state) and is now the US senator of IL. The state of IL is in crisis and you want to give NObama the control of our great country. He's done absolutely nothing for IL and you think he's great. It might be time to get a grip on reality.

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trying to understand 10/26/08 - 02:26 pm
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genwheeler thanks for giving

genwheeler thanks for giving me something to think about. I'm impressed because you could understand what soldout was saying. The last post soldout made was the only one that I could completely understand. Were 43,000,000 fetuses aborted last year? I still think that it doesn't make sense to make abortion a political issue. People always have aborted fetuses and they always will, regardless of the law. I am not condoning abortion, but again, I am not the person who has to live with that decision. If we would focus on making our society a better place, which cannot be done without social programs of some sort, we would have fewer abortions and would have to find something else to be hung up over.

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mable8 10/26/08 - 02:39 pm
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Gerald Lanoue: WHAT cost of

Gerald Lanoue: WHAT cost of living increase? Social Security recipients received a 2% increase last year and the Medicare Premiums as well as the deductibles went up 5%, so where is the alleged "increase?" Furthermore, many state governments have not given their employees a cost of living pay raise in the last 6 years; a good number of private businesses/corporations did not provide this increase either. Vote Democratic? Whatever for. In addition, many of the items you claim were accomplished by the Democratic Party only is bunk; these were accomplished by a Bi-Partisan Congress.

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