Rose, I read your links above. My opinion is these spout a lot of Religious Right propaganda.KATIE AND PLAYA,.
I tried answering this,whole con piracy thing yesterday.
Had some surgery and pain makes me cranky and I do not wish to be testy when posting. SO to write calmly and not be rude
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If you sell say books ...glasses..you wind up with less business when people have less money..they don't replace things either..just make do.
And giving t o worthwhile charities..firget that's,last on the list if you have little money
It's called belt tightening and we all do it..Washington does not..where did all the outrage on the deficit go..It's at least tripled
Socialism does,nit work as an economy ..
Ok done with the speech .
FOUND A FEW LINKS. Just in case anyone wants to look at this,stuff from the other side.
Frankly we do best when C congress and the White house are not in lock step..but hey that is just imo
After reading these, I searched for objective information on this George Soros. He is against totalitarianism and communism. The Religious Right groups hate him for that. He sees through their game (just like others and I do).
He had a theory against George W. Bush, but I think it's applicable going all the way back to the 1950s, after WWII. When women were sent back into the homes and new television shows reflected *perfect* households of authoritarian father, stay-at-home mother and two to five kids (both genders) to mix it up a bit.
Anyway, his theory is that Americans see a piece of reality and then focus on an ideal and try to create a reality out of it.
I see it as a balance. You see him as a threat. I see the Religious Right as a threat. Balance.
We all have personal stories regarding this recession begun in 2008. For me, it started earlier. But I am managing. Every tax season, I pay my taxes and these are deducted from the exemptions. Know why? Because I am a private contractor and pay no taxes during the year. Every tax season, every penny of tax is squeezed out of whatever exemptions I claim. So I don't feel bad receiving a refund. Just wish there was opportunity to pay during the year instead of keeping my money in the gov't's bank.
My daughter and granddaughter live with me. Both my daughter and I work outside the home. We both pay taxes. Neither of us qualifies for outside help. I've been falling through the cracks of all those programs set up to help people like me -- abandoned by her ex-husband, tens of thousands owed in child support arrears -- for years, decades. We were gearing up to have a sort of a reunion. Things were coming full circle. We were involved in a legal proceeding... Then he died. After his death his widow .... well she's never been my favorite person. Karma will run over her dogma.
I am not afraid of people like George Soros. Nor am I afraid of the Religious Right.
I'm afraid of people who don't research on their own and just follow blindly whomever says what they want to hear. And then trying to change laws to reflect what they like to hear rather than what's good for the secular country where everyone born or naturalized here has civil rights.