Michelle Bachmann?

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-21-2011
Michelle Bachmann?
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Thu, 07-21-2011 - 9:41am

I happen to be a supporter of Michelle Bachmann's candidacy because I believe she, as a strict adherent to Constitutional limits on government power, would help get the size and scope of the federal government monster under control... which, in turn, would help us get out of the financial and economic mess we are in. I understand that some people have problems with her for various reasons, including religious and gay issues.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Fri, 07-22-2011 - 5:46pm

I was un-aware

iVillage Member
Registered: 05-13-2009
Fri, 07-22-2011 - 7:56pm
I know the tea partiers are BS crazy and they have no interest in governing a

My marginal tax rate (income, payroll, state and local taxes) on all my yearly income is less than 40% and by all measures, I am pretty well off. I am a small business owner too.

I don't have healthcare of my choice, I work for a company that is self-insured and they offer one option. I have a pre-existing condition that precludes me from buying insurance on the open market, so my only choice to change is to find another job that offers difference private insurance options. Yes, I have so much freedom now that I can not leave my current employment to invest more time in my small business because I can not get private health care coverage.

You can scofflaw whatever you want, but the seatbelt, smoking, helmet laws save lives and seem to be much more effective in modeling life saving behavior than just education. All were passed with bipartisan support.

Overreg? BP, Exxon, Massey, Wall St set such a fine example of deadly financial self-interest at the expense of everyone else.

Overtaxed? The rates are at historic lows.

Do non-property owners, slaves, women get to vote in their self-interest?

I thank God that the constitution has evolved to recognize the rights of the people that the founding fathers marginalized.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 12:20am

I'd have to say that these two previous posts are absolutely perfect examples of how government is able to slowly take freedom away from the people and head into tyranny.

The attitude is just perfect for the government to march ahead and before you know it, you've lost freedom after freedom, but it's for your own good.

There have been many, many dictatorial governments in history, and you have to wonder how a handful of people were able to dominate and control millions. This is exactly how, with there unwitting help.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 8:57am

So since there is such a bad taste for Govt. that you and OP will be giving up Medicare and SS when the time comes.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 10:27am

Sure, as long as they refund all my taxes. With interest and penalties, of course. LOL.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 1:30pm

Pfffftttt.....

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 1:52pm

You pay car insurance and you don't have a car? I never heard of that one. What does your policy show as an insured vehicle? What insurance company does that?

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-30-2007
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 2:22pm

Sorry,

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 5:15pm
Why would you get your insurance money back? It was for the time period you had your car. You paid for a service and received it. Whether or not you had to use it due to an accident is irrelevant, you paid for insurance in the event of an accident. Also, I'm pretty sure Ohio mandates insurance.

SS is not insurance. It's basically a forced savings for retirement, but in all actuality it's not because the government doesn't save and invest that money, they spend it.
SS isn't insuring anyone against anything.
iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009
Sat, 07-23-2011 - 6:48pm

Yes, you got what you paid for, coverage for that time period. The insurance company did what they agreed to do for the premium you paid.

I also see SS as different. It's just the government collecting taxes and using them for whatever they want. They have no stash for me. If I die, my family doesn't get the value of my "account".

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."