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Originally posted by dreamwalker74
reply to post by NotThat
I'm sorry, what exactly is Obama's plan? Do you know? Does anybody? Really? Oh, I take it, you are reffering to the ten's of billions of dollars, he's taken from the working American people to "save" their jobs. Job creation: Thousands. Jobs saved: Millions! Please. Truly tell me though: What is Obama's plan? I want it spelled out for me, in actual words that are comprehesable. Seriously looking forward to your reply. P.S. I want examples, video, anything you can give me, to prove there is ANY PLAN PERIOD. Obama like ALL politicians are in it for themselves, not you. You say you are retired, yet after all these years you still trust your polititians?
Originally posted by Erasurehead
reply to post by ElectricUniverse
I agree. I did 4 years in the Army but it was my choice. Mandatory anything is un-american in my eyes. Nobody should be forced to do anything against their will.
It's a socialist idea, very popular in Nazi Germany and Soviet Russa. I don't think it will go over very well in America.
Originally posted by seeashrink
Boy, am I going to get flamed for this. When I was stationed in West Germany (at the time) I had several german friends. One explained to me that upon graduating from high school. Each young man had to make a choice. 1) Go to college. 2) Go to trade school and get in an apprentice program. 3) Spend two years in the military.
Personally, I thought it was a good idea. What's wrong with getting someone to take accountability for their future instead of being a burden on society.
Now, I don't agree witht the wars that we are in right now. But, I do agree with having a strong military. Again, if you enjoy living in freedom (such as it is) then what is wrong with contributing a little something to that freedom.
The way that our American society stands right now. No one wants to do anything that they don't have to do. Our young people just want to listen to music and play video games. Heaven forbid that they become a productive member of society. I am against big government, but something has to change if we are going to continue to be a viable society.
Originally posted by KittyKat666
I maybe slammed for my views, but you tell me what is so wrong with spending two years out of your lives in the service of the country you live in.
Shame on you for not wanting to serve.
Many countries require this form of service, so why do you think you are so much better, or have more rights.
It does not say you will go to war, there are other options, to help support, and or defend the very rights you all seem so content to enjoy without any effort on your part...
If I were of age, I would serve for two years, and glad of the chance. Being disabled, I might be put behind a desk filing papers, but I would love the serve the country I love and so should you.
Originally posted by Phedreus
To be allowed to vote in this country the following criteria should have to be met.
1. A person must serve at least 2 yrs. in the service of the country be it in the military, or governmental public service.
2. you must pay at least one dollar more in taxes than you have received in benifits from the federal dole.