I want to have a frank dicussion about

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
I want to have a frank dicussion about
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Tue, 02-02-2010 - 11:12pm

social programs.


I listened to a local radio guy, whom I like, who said the republicans will never touch any of the increases to social programs because they will fear reelection.


That made me think, what percentage of the voting population are they?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-22-2010
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 2:56pm

(Spending needs to stop, the EIC is just disgusting and near stealing of my taxpayer money.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-25-2006
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 4:36pm

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You think spending on social programs needs to stop. I think we need to spend far less on blowing countries up and then paying to rebuild them. It's a pretty basic difference between the majorities in the two dominant parties here in the U.S., and it will never go away.

We had elections in 2008, we'll have more in 2010 and for many years thereafter, hopefully. We let the Republicans play their game for 8 years, and now we get to play ours. That's how our democracy works. I think it would work a whole lot better (not necessarily for one party or the other) without all the corporate influence but our politicians don't agree.

Note that during Obama's face-off with the Republicans the other night, not one of them asked him about his pact with Pharma, the easiest way to nab him on coddling special interest groups/transparency/earmarks. Why do you suppose that is, if not because Pharma's pockets are deep enough to pay off both sides?)

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http://www.pnhp.org/news/2009/october/meet_the_new_health_.php

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQTBYQlQ7yM

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-27-2009
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 5:26pm

I think the focus needs to be adjusted.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 10:46pm
I have experience with that and frankly it sickens me, I have to get over it since it is my job, when people scream all pay taxes I don't think they know what happens around tax time.
iVillage Member
Registered: 09-07-2009
Wed, 02-03-2010 - 11:41pm
social programs are much different than the stupid lobby gravy train, i will start a new thread with those.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2009
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 12:53am
What is "bling?"
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2009
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 12:59am
Who do you think is taking advantage?
iVillage Member
Registered: 02-01-2010
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 3:56am
When you say "this needs to stop" what you're saying is "I'm going to cut services you already have...or take away services you think you're entitled to." Everyone loves free stuff...and they're not terribly happy with people who want to take that stuff away...even if it's fiscally responsible to do so.
iVillage Member
Registered: 11-15-2009
Thu, 02-04-2010 - 4:04am

Nah,


The free stuff comes with a price, including the stuff people have thought