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Re: “State surplus: What to do with it?

Any Revenue Surplus is the peoples money. We went through this in Oklahoma several years ago and I don't think it ever was satisfactorily solved. It is my money, I want it back. If there are project that are needed budget for them next year, but give us our money back this year.
The Dollar today is worth at most sixty-five cents compared to the 50's. My dad worked 60 hours a week for $60 that brought home about $52. We lived on a farm, grew our vegetables, raised cows, chickens, and hogs for our meat, eggs, and Milk. There also was more bartering then. Half a hog for hind quarter of beef, or whatever. We also sold cattle as well. I thought we were rich until LBJ declared War on Poverty and found out that my family was a casualty. We were living well, my clothes were always clean and no holes and we always had a good car and a telephone after 1957. I know how hard it is today but the Government sets the bar for assistance so high that a lot of people are getting help that would, on their own, make it ok. They would not eat steak for dinner three days a week but they would always have healthy food. Now they get food stamps and a lot of the problem I have with the program is they have got it so you are using a debit card and they will work in some ATM to give you cash. I am disturbed when I see someone paying with the EBT card and they have nice Steak and roast, better cuts than I can afford and I do not qualify for anything. I would not use it anyway. I am 63 and never have.

I am a conservative Libertarian who registers as a Republican because that is as close as I can get to my beliefs. The Government has made a class of citizens who are totally dependent on them for everything so they vote for the people that are most likely not going to make them go to work or contribute to their own support in any way. There are some who are getting abortions as a birth control and drug use is huge in the welfare community. That is not to say there are not people who need help, but it is supposed to be help, not a career.

Posted by nam_vet68-69 on 07/10/2011 at 10:01 AM

Re: “Birther bill dies in committee

Lets drop the Birth Certificate issue, Obama is the President and there is no way the newspaper in Hawaii published announcement of his birth just so he could be President later. This is a distraction from the real issues the Senate and Congress need to be concentrating on. The people are starting to look a little silly.

Posted by nam_vet68-69 on 03/30/2011 at 12:17 PM


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