Who do you support for U.S. Senate in...
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#1822 Dec 28, 2012
Stop splitting the rhetoric based on party, and make it issue based.
If you want less to rely on the government, then try supporting innovation, and entrepreneurism in policy.
The small time entrepreneur, cannot compete with large corporations.
Example- a new business, begins a business in a tourist area. Pays 5000 a month rent, does 20,000-40,000 a month in sales. Big store, won't say name, opens on the street. Rent is now 20,000 a month. Do you think the small store can compete?
All the small stores leave, leaving the big corporations, to import from China. How many could open a store, as a new store, and pay 20,000 a month rent?
totally amazed

Jefferson, GA

#1823 Dec 28, 2012
formerresident wrote:
Stop splitting the rhetoric based on party, and make it issue based.
If you want less to rely on the government, then try supporting innovation, and entrepreneurism in policy.
The small time entrepreneur, cannot compete with large corporations.
Example- a new business, begins a business in a tourist area. Pays 5000 a month rent, does 20,000-40,000 a month in sales. Big store, won't say name, opens on the street. Rent is now 20,000 a month. Do you think the small store can compete?
All the small stores leave, leaving the big corporations, to import from China. How many could open a store, as a new store, and pay 20,000 a month rent?
Welcome to the world of capitalism, where the big and rich eat the small with the help of our government. They get special tax breaks, special corporate tax loopholes and even get local property taxes waved. If you really want to get screwed by the government try a tourist related business in this area, your MAIN competion is the state. With state owned and taxpayer supported campgrounds, cabin rentals and the biggest foe Brasstown Valley Resort. Supported by the state, in a so called state park, pays very little tax to the county and even uses free prison labor, nobody can compete with that.
Informed Opinion

La Fayette, GA

#1824 Dec 28, 2012
How About wrote:
<quoted text>you get a job and quit relying on the government.
Why thanks for the suggestion.

I am enjoying my pension from law enforcement and operating two small businesses.

Tell us a little about you.
Informed Opinion

La Fayette, GA

#1825 Dec 28, 2012
totally amazed wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the world of capitalism, where the big and rich eat the small with the help of our government. They get special tax breaks, special corporate tax loopholes and even get local property taxes waved. If you really want to get screwed by the government try a tourist related business in this area, your MAIN competion is the state. With state owned and taxpayer supported campgrounds, cabin rentals and the biggest foe Brasstown Valley Resort. Supported by the state, in a so called state park, pays very little tax to the county and even uses free prison labor, nobody can compete with that.
Good points.

Any economist will tell you that unregulated capitalism eventually has to lead to monopolies and fascism - that's just the way it is - for better or worse.

What's interesting is that nobody actually believes in capitalism - they say they do- but they don't.

If you doubt this ask your doctor if he or she would mind 250,000 highly qualified foreign doctors beginning to practice in the USA; ask your local banker if anyone should be allowed to start a bank; ask any builder if anyone who can identify a hammer should be allowed to bid on government projects.

They all scream about government limitations and cost, but love having their incomes subsidized by government limitations and regulations.

But it's Friday and close to Happy New Year.

“Maker of poetry, art & music”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1826 Dec 28, 2012
jeanie wrote:
we need all Republicans no more Demorcratic
Well... better luck next time on that one.

“Registered Conservative”

Since: Jul 11

Location hidden

#1828 Dec 29, 2012
It is not about gun control, any more than it was about alcohol control during prohibition.

IT IS ABOUT REVENUE!

Look for taxes/fees to become law for firearm and ammunition purchases, as well as an annual registration. It will be on a sliding scale, based on the capabilities of the firearm, and the amount of ammunition purchased. There will be a large tax/fee appliedat the point of sale, then yearly registration taxes/fees.
your really are

Jefferson, GA

#1829 Dec 29, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
It is not about gun control, any more than it was about alcohol control during prohibition.
IT IS ABOUT REVENUE!
Look for taxes/fees to become law for firearm and ammunition purchases, as well as an annual registration. It will be on a sliding scale, based on the capabilities of the firearm, and the amount of ammunition purchased. There will be a large tax/fee appliedat the point of sale, then yearly registration taxes/fees.
You really are a nut.
Calling Your Bluff

Dallas, GA

#1830 Dec 29, 2012
your really are wrote:
<quoted text>
You really are a nut.
Why is Mr. Lee a nut. That post actually makes sense.
The Revealer

Villa Rica, GA

#1832 Dec 29, 2012
I can't vote for any of them. They are all religious.
The Revealer

Villa Rica, GA

#1833 Dec 29, 2012
Religious people are among us. Beware.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#1835 Dec 30, 2012
average joe wrote:
<quoted text>two more words=INDEPENDANT'S SUCK!!!!
Independents+ Elections =No Republicans
Calling Your Bluff

Dallas, TX

#1836 Dec 31, 2012
The whole point of the fiscal cliff is when the fiscal cliff is cleared and we jump over it, we are getting rid of all the accounting gimmicks, the temporary stings of things that allow Congress to pretend it's being fiscally responsible when it's not.

A lot of taxes will go up but taxes will go up on everybody, not injure the guy around the tree that's paying for everything but everyone will have to pay. And then folks will realize the government we are voting for costs us money too.

Trillion dollars deficits every year as far as the eye can see, that's a tax on our kids, our grandchildren, on people who have saved their whole lives and done the responsible things.

The liberals feel like they can have all this spending but not pay for it themselves. So I think going over the fiscal cliff, at least, we are all sharing in the responsibility of paying for the big government we seem to want.
swxxxt

Ellwood City, PA

#1837 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain

Cornelia, GA

#1838 Dec 31, 2012
Calling Your Bluff wrote:
The whole point of the fiscal cliff is when the fiscal cliff is cleared and we jump over it, we are getting rid of all the accounting gimmicks, the temporary stings of things that allow Congress to pretend it's being fiscally responsible when it's not.
A lot of taxes will go up but taxes will go up on everybody, not injure the guy around the tree that's paying for everything but everyone will have to pay. And then folks will realize the government we are voting for costs us money too.
Trillion dollars deficits every year as far as the eye can see, that's a tax on our kids, our grandchildren, on people who have saved their whole lives and done the responsible things.
The liberals feel like they can have all this spending but not pay for it themselves. So I think going over the fiscal cliff, at least, we are all sharing in the responsibility of paying for the big government we seem to want.
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.

But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
Calling Your Bluff

Dallas, TX

#1839 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain wrote:
<quoted text>
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.
But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
First of all, please define a "fair share", in other words, how much is enough? Fair means an increase to everyone. A lot of the debt, and deficit, was not for the wars, and is on the increase. It all needs to stop. Liberals have no intention of decreasing spending, their game plan is to raise taxes now, cut spending later. The problem is that "later" never comes. This administration cannot even get a budget past the Senate (same part majority), let alone obtain House approval. Obama said he was going to cut the deficit in one half in three years, and that has not happened. When the lower and middle class Obama electorate, see how much Obamacare will cost them, along with the fiscal cliff, maybe then some real change will happen, but until then??? Bring on the cliff.
Question

Dallas, TX

#1840 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain wrote:
<quoted text>
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.
But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
Democrats could have stopped it (fiscal irresponsibility) when they were in control from 2006 through 2010, but they added to the problem at record rate, meaning they approved it. WHY?

Democrats were also a part of the congress that approved the wars of both Bush presidents, meaning they believed the "false intelligence" to be a clear and present reality. WHY?
Informed Opinion

La Fayette, GA

#1841 Dec 31, 2012
Good points.

Perhaps it's because just like owners of the NFC teams and the AFC teams. The owners don't care really don't care at all who wins the Super Bowl, as long as there is a Super Bowl, and the taxpayers keep subsidizing their billion dollar profits.

Republicans and Democrats don't really care whose theories are used to run the Republic, as long as the system created to assure their control, and their ability to loot the country, is not challenged.

Consider the War in Iraq, the biggest debacle in the history of country. We killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, killed 6,000 American troops, lost Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, destroyed the sworn enemy of our enemy Iran, created thousands of new terrorists, and spent trillions creating billions of borrowed dollars.

But we did create billions in profits for B-P, Exxon-Mobil, Halliburton, General Electric, Dyncorp, Lockheed Martin, etc.

So the Iraq War was a huge success - only for the intended beneficiaries. The rest got screwed.

It is interesting to note that the last balanced budget we had was under Clinton, a Democrat, and the deficit returned ass soon as Bush cut taxes and government revenue by tax breaks to the richest.

Bring on that "fiscal cliff"- let's swan dive off that thing, it can only improve things.

“Liberals are closet raaacists!”

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#1842 Dec 31, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
Good points.
Perhaps it's because just like owners of the NFC teams and the AFC teams. The owners don't care really don't care at all who wins the Super Bowl, as long as there is a Super Bowl, and the taxpayers keep subsidizing their billion dollar profits.
Republicans and Democrats don't really care whose theories are used to run the Republic, as long as the system created to assure their control, and their ability to loot the country, is not challenged.
Consider the War in Iraq, the biggest debacle in the history of country. We killed hundreds of thousands of innocent people, killed 6,000 American troops, lost Osama bin Laden in Pakistan, destroyed the sworn enemy of our enemy Iran, created thousands of new terrorists, and spent trillions creating billions of borrowed dollars.
But we did create billions in profits for B-P, Exxon-Mobil, Halliburton, General Electric, Dyncorp, Lockheed Martin, etc.
So the Iraq War was a huge success - only for the intended beneficiaries. The rest got screwed.
It is interesting to note that the last balanced budget we had was under Clinton, a Democrat, and the deficit returned ass soon as Bush cut taxes and government revenue by tax breaks to the richest.
Bring on that "fiscal cliff"- let's swan dive off that thing, it can only improve things.
I was thinking Clinton had a Republican congress. No?
Question

Dallas, TX

#1843 Dec 31, 2012
Why should the "Fiscal Cliff" be avoided?
Informed Opinion

Bonita Springs, FL

#1844 Dec 31, 2012
Synergy wrote:
<quoted text>I was thinking Clinton had a Republican congress. No?
I think you are thinking correctly, at least for the last term.

That's a good reason to never let either the Republicans or Democrats have all the power.

At least when Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum have to share power, the result is better than when either one can unilaterally act.

Just a thought.

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