reply to post by jdub297
reply to post by hotpinkurinalmint
Conservatives are big into fiscal responsibility and balanced budget. Currently, the biggest budget breakers on the federal level are: social
security, medicare, and the military. Conservatives do not want to cut any of these.
reply by jdub279
You should think for yourself instead of echoing Liberal whines and rants about 'what Conservatives want.' Your opinion of 'what Conservatives
want' has little basis in reality and sounds more like what DailyKos or HuffPo would have you believe.
I am sorry jdub279, but I don't think you know what conservatives want either.
You apparently are not up on Glenn Becks ass-inine comments but this is
precisely the blatant hypocritical ideology that perpetuates his voter
block. And I do mean block.
Actually many of them WANT to dismantle those SOCIAL programs (and funnel the money back into defense where they can more easily skim it off the top
without anyone noticing or caring)... but none of them has the spine to say it aloud for fear of losing the elder vote.
They pander to who HAS the money (Big Corporate America, Big Pharma and the Industrial Military Complex) and all those who want to make more of it,
(regardless of risk) and to hell with anyone else - to hell with our drug dependent population, with their own
bottom rung factory workers
or even the lives of our soldiers!
This means any war is a good war
, no regulations on banks and big businesses at all. Let them do whatever they want as long as it increases the
"Liberals" want big business to be accountable for safety precautions while CONSERVATIVES call this unnecessary spending
The only thing the public hears is SPENDING and so the label of "big spenders" sticks like a tic in the heads of the simpleminded.
You know in Europe they require oil rigs to have 2 devices to stop the flow of oil if something should go wrong? Here that's called GOVERNMENT
INTERFERENCE in the free market OR NANNY STATE requirements.
Here in the US, GWB and Cheney decided that even one
of those devices would cost too much and hurt the poor oil corporations bottom line -WHICH
BOTTOM LINE....so here in America we had no safety measures in place to handle an accident.... but BP saved 100G's. Where do you
suppose that 100G's is? In Bush and Cheney's pocket.
Tell this to the folks in Louisiana who are out of work now.
Was it worth it the savings?
Or should the administration have looked at the potential for disaster instead of the potential for profits?
This is the conservative viewpoint...DON'T SPEND MONEY NOW...we don't care how much it might save later...the election is today and today is all
that matters in politics right? Screw the long term, we'll all be dead.
Liberals on the other hand think of our children and our future and they would require those safety precautions regardless of the cost. This is why
liberals are labeled THE FRIVOLOUS SPENDERS!!! Because IF nothing disastrous happens - each and every safety precaution could
frivolous. Liberals don't
have the faith and trust the GOP has in companies like BP. Liberals won't protect them even when BP tries to bribe
them...Conservatives BEND, BREAK and finally run with the money.
It is preposterous and outrageous the way conservatives will spin words around so the actual meaning versus the perception is skewed in the reverse.
(And they waste millions
in campaign contributions on PR people to invent this doublespeak for them) Peacekeeper is a bomb.
"Right to life" is a euphemism that removes
a woman's freedom and rights to her own life and body away completely....a WOMAN (a free and
independent US citizen) already here and born
, is prohibited from having her doctor end a conception to preserve an ideology.
Why? An unwanted child, born in poverty and desperation is very likely destined to become a soldier....and lord knows the world needs more soldiers so
abortion is withheld as an option for women. Do you think anti-abortion legislation is about mercy, a life, a soul, or a tiny child?
Don't be naive. It is a mathematical calculation. Yeah I said it...
If all children are wanted, happy, healthy and well educated...WHERE WILL WE GET THE SOLDIERS?
A woman home strapped with a child is not out taking a mans job either.
Believe me, this political faction has been at this game (making slaves of an unsuspecting public) for thousands of years. They have it
Why do you think neo-cons routinely bash health care, teachers and education?
It is in their best interest to keep "we the people" a little sickly (sick people can't fight) and a lot ignorant, of their own self promoting and
aggrandizing agenda (who would even believe a plutocracy is concealed in a democracy called a republic???) It is too preposterous, but true.
And they will (like Hitler did very well) make sure
to instill a fear factor which keeps the people's justifiable
misdirected and focused on the minority du jour - even if they need to hire Glen Beck or Rush Limbaugh to get up on a soapbox with a megaphone to do
Good trick huh?
They are the enemy my friend. No minority has their power. We would be living in a Utopian state if this established elitist class (read; Heritage
Foundation) did not want everything
there is and then some more
reserved only for themselves.
This is no new trick. It is a very old, tried and true method of control and domination...so, wake up. Snap out of it.
When LIBERALS spend money (do the background check) it is typically to somehow save, protect or improve the quality of lives. Women die in pregnancy
every day - few if any are lost due to a termination. When conservatives spend it is to take lives.
We all love our military.
Liberals want our fighting men and women reasonably safe and not out killing themselves randomly so Dick Cheney can get a hold of Mideast oil
We want them cared for physically and mentally when they return from war and not left as homeless beggars on the street where sadly many do end up.
Meanwhile conservatives mock those social programs
that take them off the street. Conservative mentality is "suck it up, soldier"
you need your nanny now?
No cap on big polluters.
These corporations ante up big bucks and perks like box seats at the game so elected CONSERVATIVES will take the corporations side against the
living in the area around the polluting facility.
Even though it is a dirty thankless job that pays nothing only LIBERALS can be depended on to support the local people and Unions, against these giant
air polluting, water poisoning, planet killing mega corporations.
Say KRAFT is making microwave popcorn and some of the workers are dropping like flies because of the work conditions, they are getting hydrogenated
fat globules in their lungs which literally solidifies the lungs - they are dying. Conservatives don't bat an eye.
This is part of the risk you take to make a profit (and that is all anything is about with them -they worship dollars over lives)...
...However, LIBERALS and the Unions say, "yes we want money and profits like everyone else because it helps feed our hungry families BUT WE WOULD
RATHER STARVE THAN SEE SOMEONE DIE TO GET IT FOR US"....though it may cost this corporation a little more, spend the money and save the lives.
Conservative are not unduly bound by their conscience.
On the sidelines they immediately start whining about govt. regulations, profit loss and "nanny states" protecting these workers and they take their
case to Glen Beck who for a few bucks will roll out the flag and the piccolo and wear a funny hat to tout their cause. Though he will never mention
That in a nutshell is the difference between a liberal and a conservative.
a. Liberals value life and give people enough credit (or rope) to make their own personal choices.
b. Conservative want total control
over that life -
For women - they claimed for years women did NOT even deserve the same pay as a man for the same job
. For women and girls they even dictate
what MUST be done with the fetus growing inside their own womb.
For men, it is already decided they WILL (since higher education is a luxury few can afford) join the workforce as a grunt, or go to war and have
their basic needs met that way, as a soldier. So you might die...hey you still have your pride and that is what they count on. Your bravery. Your
willingness to make things right. Things will never be right. The deck is and has always been stacked against you.
This while sons of the elite and privileged become instant officers or pursue careers on the golf and tennis court if they have any talent - if not
they might join daddy's financial firm, trading commodities, devising hedge funds and figuring whole new ways to divide the unwashed masses from
their hard earned savings through various financial frauds and schemes like ENRON. (These peons don't need their savings anymore anyway having worked
themselves to near death already) Meanwhile their daughters are encouraged simply to marry well and try not to sully the family name.
And these same "people" will stare you right in the eye and call this "free market capitalism" and themselves patriots.
Beware the wolves.
They ask your participation and invite you to prepare yourselves for a feast. They will never tell you - YOU ARE the main
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