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Santorum, Gingritch as good as out.

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by kelmo, Apr 10, 2012.

  1. kelmo

    kelmo Old and in the way
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    Just saw the speeches today. So here it is Romney vs Obama. The dirt will fly and the bodies will hit the floor.
     
  2. RhyssaFireheart

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    It's about time Santorum dropped out. The sheer thought that people were voting for him made me weep for the future of this country.
     
  3. I voted for Santorum - I don't agree with everything he says, but at least he speaks from his heart and says what he believes in.

    Romney - well, he believes it whatever he thinks will get him more votes for that day.

    What makes me weep for the future of this country are all the people who think this country, and other people, owe them something.
     
  4. RhyssaFireheart

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    As a female, Santorum's beliefs scare me on so many levels it's even more scary. Romney is a typical politician because they all say whatever they think the constituents want to hear.

    The people owe it to the country to support it and the country owes its support to the people that compromise it. It's a two-way street.
     
  5. We are going to disagree on this point. Our government was not founded on this principal, rather it was designed to offer opportunity - not a guarantee - to prosper to all its citizens (that's the pursuit of happiness). I have no problem providing assistance when needed, but providing unlimited assistance creates a dependent class of people. Our dependent class is growing, until now about 47% of the US citizens paid no federal taxes last year - and they are the ones agree when Obamba says that the wealthy are not paying their fair share!

    As far as Santorum's religious beliefs and being a female, I do understand your point there.
     
  6. RhyssaFireheart

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    Not paying federal taxes doesn't mean people don't pay taxes. That's a misnomer and used to dredge up animosity against people who do get refunds on federal taxes.

    I do agree with you on providing assistance for people but not allowing it to become permanent. There's a whole host of social and cultural issues tied up with what's wrong with the US today and while those can't be fixed by just giving people assistance, you also can't ignore those people simply because you don't want to create a dependent class of people.
     
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  7. RhyssaFireheart

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    Oh, and as a note, the husband and I reviewed our taxes this year and I was rather floored by how many tax breaks parents freaking get. Not only do children get exemptions at the same rate adults do, but parents can claim 100% of their childcare and get that back. I'm getting my dog a SSN. :mad: