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  • Do you lean to the right, left, middle or are you a combo??

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    20 posts, 13 voices, 884 views, started Aug 19, 2010

    Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2010

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      Politically speaking, that is!

      I’m a combo...

      I am an independent - I never have voted by party.

      Financially, I’m definitely on the right. I think that everyone who is physically able, should pull their own weight. I’m all for giving people a hand up, but I’m completely against giving people a hand out.

      Everything else tends toward the left. I am 100% pro choice (suprised?).

      When a topic is a mix (e.g. healthcare is both - it needs to make sense to me financially first).  

      I have a true belief that our founding fathers were brilliant and will always defend our constitution.

      I am completely against anything that (in my mind) poses a terroristic threat.

      Every opinion I have is based on these few things.

      What about you???

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          Suzann wrote Aug 19, 2010
        • Hey, Annie, I’m the same as you!



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          Mztracy wrote Aug 19, 2010
        • WOW Annie, pretty much ditto to you!!

          Amazing I know!! lol



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          Tamra wrote Aug 19, 2010
        • I guess I am a combo, too, but I usually refer to myself as a moderate.  Basically, I want minimial government interference in the lives of US citizens.  Leave us alone to fulfill our dreams, as we perceive them.  

          Being a CPA, I tend to view everything the gov’t does through my accounting eyes.  After all, the gov’t couldn’t do anything at all if it didn’t take money away from us.

          With the resources it takes from us, I think government’s first job should be to protect us from our enemies.  And I totally believe in paying my share to support that cause.

          But I wish everyone felt the same degree of responsibility.  I am against gov’t welfare in all but the most desparate of situations.  I strongly believe in accountability and personal responsibility.  I truly believe this philosophy gives a person a meaningful, fulfilling, happier life.  

          On the abortion issue, I am pro-choice and pro-life.  I know that sounds crazy.  But I clearly and deeply understand both sides of the issue, especially after years of infertility and treatments resulting in heart-breaking disappointments.  After finally achieving a pregnancy and seeing the heartbeat at 6 weeks gestation, I thought of the little embryo as my child, even though legally I could have aborted it.  Still, I don’t think the government should have the power to control our reproductive decisions.  I don’t want gov’t to have that much control over us.



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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 19, 2010
        • I’m definitely to the right....but I believe I’m like Tamra on the abortion issue.  I see both sides.  In some ways I’m Pro-Life...I prefer if people choose LIFE.  So many people cannot have children and would give anything to be a parent but then..I don’t believe the government should be able to make that decision.  Whatever decision you do make...that is between you and the Lord.  You are the one that has to answer for your choices...NOT ME.  

          With that said...I know so many people are pro-choice and want to be able to make that decision...so if that is the case...why do some of those same people not understand that I don’t want the government in control of my health care?  

          I’m with Annie on I’m all for helping others who are down on their luck but I’m not for hand outs to people who do nothing to help themselves and expect others to take care of them.  (This would exclude the truly disabled)

          I have always voted Republican...99% of my entire family are Republicans but in the upcoming elections...that all might change! I am leaning toward more of an independent...a conservative independent.



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          Lazylola wrote Aug 19, 2010
        • I call myself undeclared, depending on the issue, but agree with Annie on all points.  

          I have issues with the welfare system as it is blatantly abused by many, some even in my own family and that galls me to no end, especially knowing these people are quite able to work, but they prefer to make babies and work the system.



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          Vikki Hall wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • WOW! I find that I am not so different from MC and Annie after all!!!!

          I am definitely pro choice and MC said it best..... it’s between the individual and their maker.

          I am undeclared officially and have never claimed a party. My poor Grandpa I’m sure rolls over in his strictly pull the Democrat lever grave every time I vote.

          Now why I may raise opposition would be because I don’t like anyone to shove their extreme views down my throat. And if we can’t have a civil conversation about politics I’m not going to waste my time. The only reason I get involved in a political talk is in the hopes of learning something new. Not to be told my opinion or thought is wrong.



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          Angelcart wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • I’m “Bi” - I go both ways.  LOL  I have voted both Republican & Dem, depending on the candidate and what their platform is.  I do feel very strongly about welfare.  I agree with the other’s that some people do really need it BUT....I too know people who are 100% capable of working but won’t.  I have a friend who was in an accident over 23 years ago and almost died.  Yes she definately needed help and deserved it.  She is back to 100% but actually admitted “why get a job and work 40 hours a week when after taxes are taken out I’m getting the same $$$ for NOT working“.  Plus, she’s been with her man for over 15 years and they have not married.  Why?  Because if she marries then she loses her disability.  I think they should check up on “disability” periodically to see if it’s still needed.  I was in Target the other night and a girl who had many piercing’s and tat’s had a Lone Star Card and was trying to buy clothing.  Why did I bring up her piercings and tats??  Because they cost money and aren’t cheap plus she was covered.  You have $$$ for that but you don’t for clothing???  Somethings wrong here.  Sorry to rant but it really irks me the welfare issue.tongue out  Oh, also my friend on disability doesn’t even have to pay property taxes and all her prescriptions are free!



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          Angelcart wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • I retract that statement that her scripts are free - you and I are paying for them.



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          Jbrwn65 wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • Perhaps the woman with the piercings and the tattoos bought them BEFORE she needed a welfare card.  

          Where is the anger towards the people who have actually screwed up our economy; i.e., the corporations who have removed jobs from America?



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          Vikki Hall wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • Jbrwn65 WELCOME to Fab40!!!!

          You‘re right about the corporations that send jobs out of country.... we should be mad and should be only buying products made and sold here.

          The whole thing is just a mess!



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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 20, 2010
        • Anglecart...you are right on it!!

          I believe there is anger towards individuals...especially the ones that abuse the system....and it make it hard for those who truly need it...to receive it.  And there is anger toward those corporations for going oversees to make their products.  Or not buying American!!

          But...until Americans start saying...we‘re not buying your products that are not made in America....and everybody stops,..and demands American made products..which remember ARE going to cost more money...because we pay our people to work...unlike other countries that pay hardly nothing to their workers...i.e....you can then sell the product cheaper.  

          My sister went to the mall one day and went into different department stores in the clothing sections.  She asked the clerk did they have any clothing that was made in America? No one could find anything.  NOTHING!  

          I had a man come to my office once...stated to me that he was trying to get disabiity. I asked what was wrong with him and he stated he had a bad back.  I said oh really...have yu had surgery?  He said no...no surgery...just a bad back.  I then told him that my husband had had two back surgeries and a full knee replacement but he still works a very physical job sometimes climbing 120 feet in the air with that artificial knee.  He really didn’t know what to say. He didn’t walk with a limp...he didn’t act like it hurt him to get up out of the chair...he did’t look or act like his back hurt at all. He looked like he could easily go to work everyday. I know that sometimes looks can be deceiving...but I know people play the part just to get that monthly check.  And you know it totally pisses me off!!  I’m ready to cut those free loaders OFF!



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          Mary Clark wrote Aug 21, 2010
        • John Smith started the day early having set his alarm clock
          (MADE IN JAPAN)for 6 am .

          While his coffeepot(MADE IN CHINA) was perking, he shaved with his electric razor(MADE IN HONG KONG)

          He put on a dress shirt (MADE IN SRI LANKA),
          designer jeans (MADE IN SINGAPORE)and tennis shoes (MADE IN KOREA)

          After cooking his breakfast in his new electric skillet
          (MADE IN INDIA) he sat down with his calculator
          (MADE IN MEXICO)to see how much he could spend today.

          After setting his watch (MADE IN TAIWAN )
          to the radio (MADE IN INDIA)he got in his car
          (MADE IN GERMANY ) filled it with GAS (from Saudi Arabia )
          and continued his search for a good paying AMERICAN JOB.

          At the end of yet another discouraging and fruitless day
          checking his Computer (made in MALAYSIA ), John decided to relax for a while.

          He put on his sandals (MADE IN BRAZIL), poured himself a glass of wine (MADE IN FRANCE )
          and turned on his TV (MADE IN INDONESIA),
          and then wondered why he can’t find a good paying job
          in AMERICA

          AND NOW HE'S HOPING HE CAN GET HELP FROM A PRESIDENT

          MADE IN KENYA!



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          Vikki Hall wrote Aug 21, 2010
        • Lol!  

          I do try to only buy American!



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          Cynthia Schmidt wrote Aug 21, 2010
        • Mary LOL!estatic

          I buy American, too, when I can. I really search for labels from places I want to support.

          I am pretty moderate but I do tend to lean more toward the right of center on a lot of issues. I have a very dear friend who leans VERY far to the left and we agree to keep our politics to ourselves. We’d do just about anything for one another and our friendship is important to us.



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          Angelcart wrote Aug 23, 2010
        • @jbrwn, perhaps she got the tat’s & piercings 1st, who know’s.  Let me clarify.  First off, she looked perfectly healthy.  Now maybe she had ashtha, diabetes, etc.  but that does not qualify you for a Lone Star Card if I’m wright.  Also, a lot of people who get the Lone Star Card SELL them to someone so they can buy their drugs.  Last I checked you can’t by drugs with a card.  They will sell a $50 card for $25.  Also, my observation told me that IF she was ligitamately on the card then she would have known that you are not allowed to purchase clothing.  It’s for food, diapers.  Maybe I’m wrong about this particular girl but then maybe again I’m wright.



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