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It's all about so-called power, if those that are receiving government assistance of any kind, then they are at the mercy of representatives, senators and all of the other bureaucrats that make up the rules of these programs and determine who get what and for how long. They make it tempting for those to get on or stay on the assistance roll by handing out one "freebie" or another as long as the individual do as they (the bureaucrats) say. A version of Simon Say. Welfare was/is one of the worst programs that was devised to keep a people in place.
Thanks for the laff commenter's, those that think the President has something to do with the lowing of the gas prices as well as those that have taken a "throw" at the President. Most Americans are uninformed on many subjects.
If you, OldGraybeard, think the Almighty is punishing America through this or some other president; think again. The people of this nation as well as other nations, find themselves in the predicament they are in by the choices they make, whether in the voting booth or having a bone of laziness. We are what we have chosen to become.
Now, there you go again Mr. Balch, propagating your hatred toward President Obama and his administration. Why should the President have more to say about the tragedy of T Martin by G Zimmerman? The justice system is at work, there's no need for the President to engage himself in this battle. It must be an awful life for you and others like you to always look for a reason to throw rocks at President Obama. Get over it!
May the Lord have mercy on us.
If G Zimmerman is to be killed, he did it to himself. How many times have I said, "people should mind there own business." only in certain circumstances should people not mind there own business, such as helping law officials apprehend suspects of a crime.
I for one, do not like the dress of those that expose their undies. Nor do I like piercing and I find some tattoos offensive, however, I truly dislike not allowing an individual to express themselves in whatever manner they desire if it does not infringes upon the rights of another. And all of the aforementioned does not infringe upon anyone rights. Tasteless, perhaps.
Well written article and quite something to consider in this often rushed life we live.
I take opposition to Mr. Balch and the commenter position. For years, Congress gave companies and large farms subsidies [welfare] that they did not need or deserved. The current administration is trying to help everyone live a more tolerable life. You all seems to forget about all of the ruse the Republican presidents caused in using this country treasures, selective memory no doubt. While it is true that many Americans need to rise and do what they can do for themselves, everyone that has been successful, have relied on the government in some form to reach the Plato in which they have reached.
Mr. Balch, your assessment of the Obama administration is an inaccurate one. I agree that many in this Republic need to get off their duff and do something that will help them to achieve the things they hope to accomplish. The notion that this present administration is turning this country into a socialist one, nothing could be farther from the truth. The subsidies that large farms and companies have received for a great many years at the behest of Congress has a lot to do with the mess this country is experiencing. If you would like to listen or read things that the right - wing has put before you without giving thought to other issues that have bought this country to this place in which we find ourselves, that's your perogative. The old saying about pulling your self up by your boot straps, is a myth, most people had someone to help them to achieve a measurable amount of success. The main voices that are saying the government is too large and such has benefitted from such a government. To want your country back, is to want things as it was when the ones had the ear of Congressman s to help them to go on welfare [subsidies] but leave everyone else to fend for themselves.
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