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Rubio talks abortion, gay marriage as he works to woo social conservatives

There are 92 comments on the Brandon Sun story from Jul 23, 2014, titled Rubio talks abortion, gay marriage as he works to woo social conservatives. In it, Brandon Sun reports that:

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., arrives to speak at the Catholic University of America, in Washington, Wednesday, July 23, 2014.

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Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#23 Jul 25, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Yes,I would vote for him and here's why. As for the " Therapeutic Abortion Act" Gov.Reagan signed,he stated that had he been more experienced as Governor,it would have not been signed. After he recognized the consequences of the bill,he announced that he was pro life and maintained that position later in his political career. Let's look at the good things he did during his Presidency. Ending the cold war by being relentless by pushing his strategic defense initiative and giving aid to rebels battling soviet-backed marxists from Nicaragua to Angola. Those efforts were critical in the ultimate collapse of the soviet empire. Peace through strength. The mlitary was diminished during the carter years,Reagan reversed that by rebuilding the armed forces. He increased defense spending by more than 40% and increased troop levels. Those efforts ensured that America remained a military superpower(yes,that's a good thing). Star wars,Reagans strategic defense initiative was derided by his opponents as being technologically unfeasible,but the mere threat of the US building the system was instrumental in the soviet unions collapse. Nuclear weapons cuts,the INF Treaty he signed with Gorbachev eliminated an entire class of nuclear weapons. The Start Treaty reduced both countries arsenals of nuclear weapons. Let's discuss why Reaganomics was a good thing. His mix of across-the board tax cuts,deregulation and domestic spending restraint helped fuel an economic boom that lasted two decades. He inherited an inflation and unemployment rates of 19.99% and when he left office it had dropped to 9.72%. Under Reaganomics 16 million new jobs were created. The Tax Reform Act of 1986 simplified the income tax code by eliminating many tax shelters reducing the number of deductions and tax brackets. Reagan also took on the unions,by taking on Patca and sending a strong message that union workers needn't be coddled.
He raised taxes 11 times. He cut and ran after the Marine barracks explosion in Lebanon, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer and the gap has widened so much that it will never be closed. The union busting is great for the millionaire, but how many families can make it on one income now? You think Iran Contra was good? He negotiated with the Iranian hostage takers and traded arms with them. He created Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Your rosé colored glasses are fooling you. He also decimated funding for care of the mentally ill, with whom I work. He was bad for working people. I suppose you are rich. I don't fault you for siding with the wealthy, if you are one. We working people are hurt by the policies he advanced.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#24 Jul 25, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> He raised taxes 11 times. He cut and ran after the Marine barracks explosion in Lebanon, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer and the gap has widened so much that it will never be closed. The union busting is great for the millionaire, but how many families can make it on one income now? You think Iran Contra was good? He negotiated with the Iranian hostage takers and traded arms with them. He created Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Your rosé colored glasses are fooling you. He also decimated funding for care of the mentally ill, with whom I work. He was bad for working people. I suppose you are rich. I don't fault you for siding with the wealthy, if you are one. We working people are hurt by the policies he advanced.
Many of President Reagan's so- called tax increases were actually examples of ending deductions,when in truth tax rates( both nominal and effective) dramatically dropped across-the board during Reagans tenure. Reagan inherited a nation with tax-brackets ranging from marginal rates of 14% to 70%. By 1989,that was down to two brackets with marginal rates of 15% and 28%. Under Reaganomics the poverty rate declined every year from 1984-1989. Overall,Reagan dramatically cut the most odious of taxes. As I had previously posted,no president is perfect but Ronald Reagan did a great job that benefited all the American people despite what those on lying left claim.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#25 Jul 25, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> He raised taxes 11 times. He cut and ran after the Marine barracks explosion in Lebanon, the rich got richer and the poor got poorer and the gap has widened so much that it will never be closed. The union busting is great for the millionaire, but how many families can make it on one income now? You think Iran Contra was good? He negotiated with the Iranian hostage takers and traded arms with them. He created Osama Bin Laden in Afghanistan. Your rosé colored glasses are fooling you. He also decimated funding for care of the mentally ill, with whom I work. He was bad for working people. I suppose you are rich. I don't fault you for siding with the wealthy, if you are one. We working people are hurt by the policies he advanced.
Oh,I would like to address the corrupt unions. According to Andy Stern(Wall Street Journal),unions require unfree markets in order to thrive. They love big government because unions require the government to guarantee their monopolies on labor. Here's a little history. Lenin made unions an integral part of the "peoples republic" he founded in 1917. In the soviet union "organized labor" was part of the official establishment and union membership was universal and mandatory,and that systems seemingly magnanimous goals- fairness,economic equality and social justice. In real life this brought forth a rigged game of wholesale corruption,forced inequality and grotesque injustice. My husband and I are so happy that we work for the one major airline that is non union.
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#26 Jul 25, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Oh,I would like to address the corrupt unions. According to Andy Stern(Wall Street Journal),unions require unfree markets in order to thrive. They love big government because unions require the government to guarantee their monopolies on labor. Here's a little history. Lenin made unions an integral part of the "peoples republic" he founded in 1917. In the soviet union "organized labor" was part of the official establishment and union membership was universal and mandatory,and that systems seemingly magnanimous goals- fairness,economic equality and social justice. In real life this brought forth a rigged game of wholesale corruption,forced inequality and grotesque injustice. My husband and I are so happy that we work for the one major airline that is non union.
Do you agree that unions have done quite a bit for working people, or not? Even though you seem to be against them you benefit from unions.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#27 Jul 25, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> Do you agree that unions have done quite a bit for working people, or not? Even though you seem to be against them you benefit from unions.
The answer is no. How do I benefit from unions?

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#28 Jul 25, 2014
Rubio is planning to loose.
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#29 Jul 25, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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The answer is no. How do I benefit from unions?
Here are a few things YOU can thank unions for; the 40 hour work week, Weekends, Family Medical Leave Act, safety laws, eight hour work day, medicare and social security, overtime pay, health benefits associated with work... Have you ever thought to consider where all those things originated? It certainly was not from the "good hearts" of corporations. Can you at least agree that you benefit from these advances unions made in the workplace? I certainly hope you are not too close minded to recognize fact and give credit where credit is due.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#30 Jul 26, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text>Here are a few things YOU can thank unions for; the 40 hour work week, Weekends, Family Medical Leave Act, safety laws, eight hour work day, medicare and social security, overtime pay, health benefits associated with work... Have you ever thought to consider where all those things originated? It certainly was not from the "good hearts" of corporations. Can you at least agree that you benefit from these advances unions made in the workplace? I certainly hope you are not too close minded to recognize fact and give credit where credit is due.
Yes,unions once helped advance working conditions,but now union rules hurt workers because they stifle growth by making companies less flexible. Unions eventually hurt union workers because unionized companies atrophy. Here are some examples. Non union Toyota grew while GM shrank,Jet Blue blossomed,while TWA and Pan Am went out of business. Unions protect workers all the way to the unemployment line.
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#31 Jul 27, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Yes,unions once helped advance working conditions,but now union rules hurt workers because they stifle growth by making companies less flexible. Unions eventually hurt union workers because unionized companies atrophy. Here are some examples. Non union Toyota grew while GM shrank,Jet Blue blossomed,while TWA and Pan Am went out of business. Unions protect workers all the way to the unemployment line.
thanks for at least admitting that unions have helped you. Some people do not work for companies that treat them well. They need unions to help with that. You seem to be fortunate, but all others are not so fortunate. I personally believe that the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude you seem to have is evil. I have empathy to my fellow citizens, as I have worked for companies that treat their employees like numbers and keep them "job scared". When workers band together and collectively bargain on issues it benefits the company as well as the worker. There is strength in numbers. Employees today, especially here in the south, where we live have no power. We are an employment at will state and that translates into employees having no rights. That is exactly where unions can help.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#32 Jul 27, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> thanks for at least admitting that unions have helped you. Some people do not work for companies that treat them well. They need unions to help with that. You seem to be fortunate, but all others are not so fortunate. I personally believe that the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude you seem to have is evil. I have empathy to my fellow citizens, as I have worked for companies that treat their employees like numbers and keep them "job scared". When workers band together and collectively bargain on issues it benefits the company as well as the worker. There is strength in numbers. Employees today, especially here in the south, where we live have no power. We are an employment at will state and that translates into employees having no rights. That is exactly where unions can help.
Exactly. My dad used to say, "Go talk to the boss and see how far you get by yourself."
sandy1

Southold, NY

#33 Jul 27, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> thanks for at least admitting that unions have helped you. Some people do not work for companies that treat them well. They need unions to help with that. You seem to be fortunate, but all others are not so fortunate. I personally believe that the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude you seem to have is evil. I have empathy to my fellow citizens, as I have worked for companies that treat their employees like numbers and keep them "job scared". When workers band together and collectively bargain on issues it benefits the company as well as the worker. There is strength in numbers. Employees today, especially here in the south, where we live have no power. We are an employment at will state and that translates into employees having no rights. That is exactly where unions can help.
We obviously have a difference of opinion(regardless,of the facts I posted),and that's ok. However,making assumptions about the so called "you got yours and I got mine " attitude is ridiculous and indicates that you are on the left and probably read "Rules For Radicals" multiple times. Are you going to call me a racist,next? Lol!
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#34 Jul 27, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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We obviously have a difference of opinion(regardless,of the facts I posted),and that's ok. However,making assumptions about the so called "you got yours and I got mine " attitude is ridiculous and indicates that you are on the left and probably read "Rules For Radicals" multiple times. Are you going to call me a racist,next? Lol!
I believe that as long as people are either kept scared, disenfranchised, or disaffected in that they see no way they can make a difference in their lives and struggle to survive they tend not to vote and therefore cannot bring about change in our republic. I believe people are kept this way by the wealthiest people in our society in order for them to maintain control, hence the 47% comment by Romney in 2012. Had that not been caught on camera even you would deny he would promulgate such an opinion and belief. I believe that if the people knew where their interests lie and voted accordingly the right would all but cease to exist in its' form as we know it today. I believe that working and poor people in the U.S.A., should they be empowered would look out for the common good, and the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude such as you believe in would fall by the wayside. Where am I wrong in perceiving your attitude to be just that. Rules For Radicals was about empowerment of the tenement dwellers in Chicago and the poor in general, and yes I am for that. Vilifying that work is callous toward the poor in my opinion. You should actually read it and then get back to me instead of spewing parroted propaganda that you regurgitate ad nauseum from sources you seem to blind fully follow.

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#35 Jul 27, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that as long as people are either kept scared, disenfranchised, or disaffected in that they see no way they can make a difference in their lives and struggle to survive they tend not to vote and therefore cannot bring about change in our republic. I believe people are kept this way by the wealthiest people in our society in order for them to maintain control, hence the 47% comment by Romney in 2012. Had that not been caught on camera even you would deny he would promulgate such an opinion and belief. I believe that if the people knew where their interests lie and voted accordingly the right would all but cease to exist in its' form as we know it today. I believe that working and poor people in the U.S.A., should they be empowered would look out for the common good, and the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude such as you believe in would fall by the wayside. Where am I wrong in perceiving your attitude to be just that. Rules For Radicals was about empowerment of the tenement dwellers in Chicago and the poor in general, and yes I am for that. Vilifying that work is callous toward the poor in my opinion. You should actually read it and then get back to me instead of spewing parroted propaganda that you regurgitate ad nauseum from sources you seem to blind fully follow.
Exactly. Look at TeaTard politics. Each man for himself won't get you very far.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#36 Jul 27, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> I believe that as long as people are either kept scared, disenfranchised, or disaffected in that they see no way they can make a difference in their lives and struggle to survive they tend not to vote and therefore cannot bring about change in our republic. I believe people are kept this way by the wealthiest people in our society in order for them to maintain control, hence the 47% comment by Romney in 2012. Had that not been caught on camera even you would deny he would promulgate such an opinion and belief. I believe that if the people knew where their interests lie and voted accordingly the right would all but cease to exist in its' form as we know it today. I believe that working and poor people in the U.S.A., should they be empowered would look out for the common good, and the "I got mine, you get yours" attitude such as you believe in would fall by the wayside. Where am I wrong in perceiving your attitude to be just that. Rules For Radicals was about empowerment of the tenement dwellers in Chicago and the poor in general, and yes I am for that. Vilifying that work is callous toward the poor in my opinion. You should actually read it and then get back to me instead of spewing parroted propaganda that you regurgitate ad nauseum from sources you seem to blind fully follow.
Here are some fun facts about that anti American,radical,community organizing Marxist compliments of D.L. Adams. Alinsky was a community organizer who wanted global utopia,unfortunately this utopianism has been the foundation of several uber- violent movements of the last century which have resulted in over 100 million deaths. Alinsky,like the Koran,sira and hadith,represents morality turned upside down or abandoned entirely in favor of cold pragmatism. The core of alinskys method is destruction,destruction of the "system" that allows a disparity of wealth. Yet,there is no discussion of what is to replace this "system" once it is brought down. However,there is little doubt that alinskys idea of a better "system" is one that brings forced equivalence or Marxism. Alinsky is a Marxist without the red flag. The essence of alinsky is a radical idea of universal equivalence,though this has been seen before both in Marxist theory and in communist states. Here are more fun facts. Acorn(remember those dirtbags?) used aggressive model of "community organizing". And what happened to them? Acorns trangressions and fraud were so abysmal that the Federal Government de-funded the organization. Oh,and alinskys dedication to lucifer is just Sick!! This man was a psycho,and those who worship him should be ashamed of themselves. The real Americans are sick and tired of the crybaby,we hate the rich( have you ever been hired by a poor person? No!!!) Crap!!
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#37 Jul 28, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Here are some fun facts about that anti American,radical,community organizing Marxist compliments of D.L. Adams. Alinsky was a community organizer who wanted global utopia,unfortunately this utopianism has been the foundation of several uber- violent movements of the last century which have resulted in over 100 million deaths. Alinsky,like the Koran,sira and hadith,represents morality turned upside down or abandoned entirely in favor of cold pragmatism. The core of alinskys method is destruction,destruction of the "system" that allows a disparity of wealth. Yet,there is no discussion of what is to replace this "system" once it is brought down. However,there is little doubt that alinskys idea of a better "system" is one that brings forced equivalence or Marxism. Alinsky is a Marxist without the red flag. The essence of alinsky is a radical idea of universal equivalence,though this has been seen before both in Marxist theory and in communist states. Here are more fun facts. Acorn(remember those dirtbags?) used aggressive model of "community organizing". And what happened to them? Acorns trangressions and fraud were so abysmal that the Federal Government de-funded the organization. Oh,and alinskys dedication to lucifer is just Sick!! This man was a psycho,and those who worship him should be ashamed of themselves. The real Americans are sick and tired of the crybaby,we hate the rich( have you ever been hired by a poor person? No!!!) Crap!!
OK. We get it. You hate poor people. Good luck if you or anyone you care about ever finds themselves in a dire financial situation. Perhaps that may open your eyes. I doubt it though.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#38 Jul 28, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text>OK. We get it. You hate poor people. Good luck if you or anyone you care about ever finds themselves in a dire financial situation. Perhaps that may open your eyes. I doubt it though.
Look,it's rule #5 from Saul alinskys handbook! LMAO!
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#39 Jul 28, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Look,it's rule #5 from Saul alinskys handbook! LMAO!
I based my post on your. You do not disagree. You are callous toward your fellow citizens in need. So be it. I am a Christian and care for the poor.
sandy1

Southold, NY

#40 Jul 28, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> I based my post on your. You do not disagree. You are callous toward your fellow citizens in need. So be it. I am a Christian and care for the poor.
Rule #5,again? Pathetic!
Tennessee

Mountain City, TN

#41 Jul 28, 2014
sandy1 wrote:
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Rule #5,again? Pathetic!
How about the golden rule?
sandy1

Southold, NY

#42 Jul 28, 2014
Tennessee wrote:
<quoted text> How about the golden rule?
I don't give a crap! You should have no problem boring me with this since you are a graduate of the treasonous libturd indoctrination academy for the incredibly stupid and weak minded where they teach your master saul alinskys tactics(lying,denying,deflecti on,and insults). I heard that only the elite get to attend finger painting classes,is this true?

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