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Bobby Jindal, Socialist and Enemy of the Constitution

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posted on May, 3 2010 @ 04:26 PM
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Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by maybereal11
 


And in trying to make a case for taxpayers paying back federal disaster money through taxes - haven't the American people been doing this all along? Since when have you heard of a tax increase specifically because too much federal aid was dispensed to disaster-ridden areas of the U.S.?


That is the most confusing statement I have read in a long time.

Does federal aid money somehow magically appear?

It is spending...Katrina cost a several 100 billion. And you either cut spending in other areas of increase taxes to pay for the spending and debt.

Here ...take a look at the GOPs response to Katrina spending...they seemed to feel it was real money..

GOP bitterly divided over federal spending / Katrina budget cuts may not muster enough votes to pass
articles.sfgate.com...

Lawmakers Begin Dance on Katrina Funding
www.foxnews.com...




posted on May, 3 2010 @ 04:40 PM
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This disaster has the potential to destroy the fishing industry in the entire US for decades to follow.

And yet, threads like this flourish, when the whole nation should be pulling together to save our environment.



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:34 AM
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Originally posted by lernmore
Anyone who's been around ATS long enough knows the OP is one of the more liberal left-wing party line posters.

As soon as I saw the thread, I noted the drastic sarcasm in the first entry and thought "let him/her have the jab". I almost couldn't tell if it was supposed to be serious or not.

Obviously, using a disaster of this magnitude for a political poke might be right there on the edge of distasteful, and probably could have used a little restraint before jumping on the opportunity.

I can see how this might just backfire on you a tad, and not only from the right. you're unzipping the IQ of your fellow back scratchers for the world to see.


At least I am glad that you were able to taste the satire.

As far as it being in bad taste... I have the utmost sympathy for those that are suffering in this country through no fault of thier own. I contributed directly to the recovery effort after Katrina, both financially and hands-on.

That is my point.

We can sometimes examine the legitmacy of an argument if we magnify it for closer inspection.

How does this envirornmental crisis differ from the financial crisis?
The healthcare crisis?

What specific components of those situations warrant one government response and associated expense "legitimate" and another "socialist" "marxist" the second comming of hitler etc.

Why is there no one protesting the government involvement?

Why is no one shouting about how the constitution does not authorize that involvement?

Those questions are worth asking and the answers IMO opinion expose the rhetoric for what it is.

and while this envirornmental disaster is horrible, widdling down the political rhetoric in this country in search of truth and sincerity is critical to this nation's long-term survival as well.





[edit on 4-5-2010 by maybereal11]



posted on May, 4 2010 @ 09:39 AM
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Originally posted by mishigas
This disaster has the potential to destroy the fishing industry in the entire US for decades to follow.

And yet, threads like this flourish, when the whole nation should be pulling together to save our environment.


Agreed!!!

Ditto in times of Terrorist attacks.

Ditto in times of financial crisis and near economic collapse.

Ditto with the healthcare crisis when folks are being bankrupted through no fault of thier own.



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