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  •  Ask him about (11+ / 0-)
    'the government doesn't create anything'.

    those private roads he must be driving on.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Wed Jul 06, 2011 at 09:44:34 AM PDT

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    •  I told him that private industry should not ever (1+ / 0-)
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      be allowed to own what we consider 'commons' - roads, national parks, wilderness.  And that there is no place for a for-profit health insurance industry that skims 15-20% of the dollar paid in premiums while viewing payments for care as 'losses'.  That the growth of private armies like Blackwater/Xe is not only siphoning off trained operators that the taxpayers paid for but creating the means for armed coups.

      I reminded him that cutting taxes for the last 30 years didn't produce jobs and tax cuts by themselves will never create jobs - only growth in demand for goods and services will do that, and that it's pretty hard to do so when you're impoverishing your customer base.

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