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Monday, November 6, 2006

A lesson on politics

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posted by Geoffrey at 10:27 am  

4 Comments »

  1. If aonly things were black and white geoff, would this hold truth.

    What about those families who have people working 2 and 3 jobs to try and make ends meet but still need help for the government? They work hard.

    What about those folks who lost everything in their 401k’s and ultimately lost their jobs who worked for Enron. Didn’t they work hard? I am sure they worked harder than Ken Lay and Jeff Skilling ever did. Do they not deserve help?

    Want to talk about welfare and handouts? Why do corporations get billions of dollars a year in “corporate welfare” while people go hungry in our own country?

    Again, Geoff, things are not black and white.

    Comment by oooo — November 6, 2006 @ 11:50 am

  2. What about them? There is a difference between a hand up and a hand out.

    You being on the take probably won’t understand that, though.

    Comment by Geoffrey — November 6, 2006 @ 11:54 am

  3. I saw this over at Seek-Truth. For me it was the opposite way around. I grew up with a Democrat background. Being on my own raising a family as a single parent has had me rethink a lot of what both parties stand for. I, perhaps driven by circumstance, am more aligned with the traditional Republican party stance. That being said, I have never had finer examples of work ethic than my Democratic parents. I guess I couldn’t make it on my own and agree with a system of hand outs and props; not that at times it wouldn’t be nice, but when it’s gone, where does that leave the recipient?

    There are always going to be people that push their agenda concerning money with others, either privately or in corporations for whatever reasons. That goes both ways; those that want to keep the gravy train going and those that don’t want any part of it, unless they are the conductor. At the point of both extremes, there are those that make unethical decisions involving others. When it all boils down to it, in the end, each of us have to live our own lives and be happy with what life we have made for ourselves as an individual.

    Comment by bonnie — November 7, 2006 @ 4:13 am

  4. Growing up Democrat, the hardest working man I ever saw was my father. He worked Overtime in a Copper Smelter most of his life, even though he held a degreee in accounting since it paid better and he could retire properly. He was also a staunch Labor Union Steward and worked for every penny he earned ~ 12-16 hour days for 33 years, after 4 years serving his country in Vietnam.

    It all proved too much for him, and he was awarded disability 3 years into a new full time job after his official retirement, for the Utah Transit Association as a blue-collar bus driver. He suffers from black lung and asbestos poisoning from the Copper Mines.

    I would not begrudge him his disability pay for anything. He not only earned it with his blood and tears as a Veteran, but as a hard working American who paid his taxes faithfully for over 35 years.

    He is my example of what every working man should be. He is what I gage a “hard working” man as.

    Some of those who come to this country fit that bill. Others do not. That’s why those who do usually are awarded citizenship – because they file the papers and do what is needed to build a better life. Those who don’t want to suck off the collective teet of America the Plentiful. I for one, have had enough of it. I am all for immigration and empowering people to do better, but not when we can’t even feed our own countrymen.

    Comment by Connie — November 9, 2006 @ 8:17 pm

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