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I think Martha is correct.
If democrat, leftist, progressive cities suffer because they don't have the power to fight the Feds, then that is 1) a damn good argument for less Federal Domination, and 2) pitifully naive thinking, since, if true, the same would be happening to OTHER cities that were NOT ran by failed progressive ideology. And similar results would manifest at the state level. The opposite is true.
Such rationale is proof that people should be mentally tested before being allowed to vote.
For anyone foolish enough to believe the hype from American socailists that we should loo to Scandinavia for an example of "successful socialism", they should read Nima Sanandaji's book entitled "Scandanavian Unexcetionalism". It tells the true story that American leftists do not know, and don't want to know, because it shows their assertions to be wholly false.
From other sources one can easily obtain the following facts about " good ole socailist Scandanavian": Denmark has the 5th highest alcoholism rate in the world, but Iceland and Norway beat them by a mile. Their economy is in decline, partly due to a pitiful 28hr work week. Their tax rates are some of the highest on the planet- between 58-72%. It is currently rolling back the lavish welfare state because, like other "successful Scandanavian socailist Utopias",it now sees that is going bankrupt.
What about Norway? One word... OIL. It has the brains to do what American socalist idiots don't... Namely DRILL baby DRILL!
Helsinki Finland leads the world in alcoholism, anti- depressant abuse, suicide, and leads Western Europe in murder. Booze related disease is the number one killer of men and number two for women.
Sweden grew rich under robust capitalism of the 19th and early 20th century. It pissed the money away on welfare and has had to massively cut its government to avoid bankruptcy.
EXACTLY the results history proves comes from socialism.
I prefer the Constitution, Chris.
Ahhhh yes... That "Good old American law"... The same good old American law that leftists have recently been celebrating in Chicago, Ferguson, Baltimore!!! The law that, even when it prosecutes the guilty, can't seem to do enough to appease the grievance culture...
The NSA would have it even if it were over your phone line.
I would definitely agree that social security, Medicare, and welfare are socialism. No doubt. But successful??? Hardly... They are great examples of how socialism fails every time it's tried. Take social security for example...If social security was such a grand success, governmen wouldn't have to forcibly take the money from people's pay checks at gunpoint. Instead, people would line up to "invest" in the wonderful program. The people wouldn't be getting piss-poor returns and eating dog food during retirement?.. Exactly the kind of lifestyle socialism and communism ALWAYS provide for the people. Were it so great, their social security trust fund wouldn't be stuffed full of IOUs from where the Ponzi scheme operator (uncle scam) has spent all the money on other successful socialist endeavors.
And boy, could we ever learn from Scandinavia... Beneficiaries of the U.S. Taxpayers protection for the better part of a century... And protected from whom??? Well, what da ya know... Protected from that peace loving, people empowering success of a socailist country called Russia!! Having no need to provide for their own defense against that wonderful socailist success story gave them the ability to suspend economic reality and call it success. Today these successful countries have some of the highest cost of living and highest tax rates in the "free" world. what a success!!!
"It takes a lot longer for the paperwork than it would to do the project."
"... You have to be low income, which we are."
Welcome to Obamerica. Plenty of paperwork and low income communities to go around. Actual project doing and wealth creating??? Not so much...
Pat, I like our discussions here on the blog. That way there's never any doubt as to what was said.
Eric, I believe you way oversimplify the cause of Islamic terrorism.
Remember in the movie Outlaw Jose Wales when the Col. told the Senator that " people like Wales live for the feud." ? Well, here's some righteous profiling for you... Islamic radicals, above all else, live for the feud. Throughout their history they have been a people who's blood flows hot, who can not and will not function apart from strife and turmoil. They can't live without killing.
When they are not killing the infidel they are killing Jews. When they are not killing Jews they are killing Christians. When they are not killing Christians they are killing each other. They are a murderous bunch of savages.
Gitmo won't change them. Ten Gitmos won't change them. The absence of America won't change them. Even the destruction of Israel won't change them. The only thing that will change them is killing them before they kill and destroy every facet of modern society men have constructed since the 7th century.
These types have been dealt with successfully before, but it takes more courage than America can now muster.
During the war in the Pacific, a reporter asked Admiral Halsey how he intended to defeat the Japaneese, who were very similar in their brutality and disregard for reason and humanity. Admiral Halsey, without hesitation, answered the reporters query with this " To defeat the Japaneese, we are going to KILL JAPS, KILL JAPS, and KILL MORE JAPS... Until Japaneese is spoken only in Hell."
Unless America and western society is willing to kill Islamists "until Arabic is spoken only in Hell", then there is ZERO chance of defeating these savages. since we clearly have no stomach for that, we WILL lose.
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