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A Capital Idea Part 71: Patriots, or War Criminals?
Today I am going to combine an earlier topic of my posts, about the psychological nature of war, with the current one.
Entitlement Hater Paul Ryan Was A Social Security Baby
April 19, 2011
By Ray Medeiros
When Representative Paul Ryan was 16 years old , tragedy struck his family. His 55 year old father had passed away from a heart attack. Young Paul Ryan found his father’s lifeless body and was burdened by the fact that he had to tell his mother and siblings of this horrible situation.
I just thought that: as Madison moves into its "action" stage AFTER Wisconsin screwed up their 2010 elections due to "teenage pouting"...as the unions "turn more local and less aligned with the 'faux dems" [aka...republicans in blue suits]...as the usual 1960s style lefty "complainers" are now only hearing themselves as they STILL complain-and STILL do NOTHING but complain, that I would repost what I think will be the handbook for future "public activisms"...for THIS century. Its 2011 and NO LONGER 1968,,,GET IT YET???
When is President Obama, finally going to earn the Nobel Prize for Peace he was given? Why is he continually moving us into new wars or police actions, all while Congress hands him more power to conduct wars without their approval? Our country needs to help itself right now, not the Middle East. I understand helping ourselves means making sure we also have oil, but where does it stop?
On the issue of makers and takers the makers take more than they make! And they took the Bush tax cuts intended to create jobs and growth and they made excuses. My second issue is with demand , demand does not drive economies fuel drives our economy, fuel drives our foreign trade policy, when deregulation allowed Wall Street to speculate on fuel, it circumvented the taxpayers right to control their own trade policy and destiny. We are forever subservient to the oil industry. Second, and Wall Street. First.