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  •  Very interesting, KJG52 (0+ / 0-)

    If he actually made this argument -- about the economy -- he might get more support for his argument. But to suggest that the welfare state is eating up our ability to defend ourselves against enemies is ridiculous.

    The civil rights, gay rights and women's movements, designed to allow others to reach for power previously grasped only by white men, have made a real difference, and the outlines of 21st century America have emerged. -- Paul West of LA Times

    by LiberalLady on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:13:11 AM PST

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    •  He can't state his real argument, it doesn't fit (0+ / 0-)

      with his ideological frame. With Brooks, its always "those people" the "grifters," those who are "dependent" on government spending, who are the "threat" to the American way of life. Not the wealthy "job creators" of the defense, health, pharmaceutical, FIRE and energy, sectors who are the actual benefactors of the majority of government spending.

      "Intelligence is quickness in seeing things as they are..." George Santayana

      by KJG52 on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 09:43:13 AM PST

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