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Conservatism is not simply a defense of “capitalism”

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posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 04:33 PM
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If the left wants to change things they should leave older people alone and let them live out their lives in peace. Don't try to force people to change everything that they've known all their lives.

Um...it's not "the left" that wants to gut Social Security, or force them to work until they drop dead. It's not "the left" that is taking away pensions and doesn't give a rat's ass about 'older people'.

It's not "the left" who wants big pharma to keep their prices so high that older people have to choose between buying their meds or eating.


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posted on Feb, 19 2016 @ 05:00 PM
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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
Um...it's not "the left" that wants to gut Social Security, or force them to work until they drop dead. It's not "the left" that is taking away pensions and doesn't give a rat's ass about 'older people'.


But it was the left that created social security in the first place. The problem is they keep creating all these social programs and they know the money is just not there to pay for them. They know it's unsustainable. They know they're creating captive voters by making retirement benefits a partisan issue and holding it over their heads on every election.

You tell me this. Where did you think the money for things like Obamacare was going to come from when Obama was making all those flowery promises. You didn't think "Boy. That sounds really expensive! I don't think they can do this without raising taxes"?

They just keep on piling on and then claiming those who oppose them are trying to screw the elderly. No. They're not keeping their promises. If you promise someone something, you find a way to keep your promise. If that means you don't spend trillions on shiny new plans, that's what you do. The cycle is starting all over. They're promising people things they can't possibly deliver.
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posted on Feb, 20 2016 @ 05:25 AM
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What we can't do is win religious wars, as has been proven. What we can do is save american lives, no matter how much it costs.



 
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