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Originally posted by ~Lucidity
reply to post by beezzer
They are taxpayers, Beezer. We can't paint this with such a wide brush, ya know? They also probably to their fair share of contributing to their own healthcare costs and pensions. That varies from state to state.
But it has now come out how involved they [THE KOCH BROTHERS] have been in funding Tea Party groups, Americans for Prosperity, FreedomWorks, and Citizens for a Sound Economy ($12 million). [Check out a roundup of political cartoons on the Tea Party.]
Originally posted by alysha.angel50 or 60 years ago when wives stayed home raised the kids took care of the shopping housework ect things n my opinion were a lot simpler.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Okay, I'm just going to say it. Why the hell would the Tea Party pick government over people? How far is this going to go? Could we see violence here?
Did you just call teachers, police, firefighters, and healthcare workers drones? ...
"For 10 years, William Schmidt, a statistics professor at Michigan State University, has looked at how U.S. students stack up against students in other countries in math and science. .... by 12th-grade, we're at the bottom of the heap, outperforming only two countries, Cyprus and South Africa."
...The Spring 2007 edition of Justice Policy Journal features a 31 page treatise, Civil Asset Forfeiture: Why Law Enforcement Has Changed its Motto from "To Serve and Protect" to "Show Me the Money," in which Jared Shoemaker examines the negative impact on law enforcement goals and practices when police agencies aggressively pursue civil asset forfeitures as a means of supplementing their budgets, as well as how police agencies' addiction to forfeiture revenue leads to disregard for individual due process rights, sometimes with tragic and life-altering consequences for innocent individuals....
More importantly, the narcotics units studied preferred seizing cash intended for purchase of drugs supplied by the police, rather than confiscating drugs already on the street. When asked why a search warrant would not be served on a suspect known to have resale quantities of contraband, one officer responded:
"Because that would just give us a bunch of dope and the hassle of having to book him (the suspect). We've got all the dope we need in the property room, just stick to rounding up cases with big money and stay away from warrants."
In one case an agency instructed the researcher to observe the suspect's daily transactions reselling a large shipment of coc aine so that officers could postpone making the bust until after the majority of the drug shipment was converted to cash. This case was only one of many in which the goal was profit rather than reducing the supply of drugs reaching the street. ... www.fear.org...
Originally posted by Benevolent Heretic
Why is it that people can't support the rights of those with whom they disagree??? Since when did each of us think we can make our rules apply to everyone? So, you don't like unions. FINE, Don't belong to one. Don't support them, but get out of my life! Leave me alone! If I want an abortion, if I want to do drugs, or own a gun, or to marry another woman, If I want to hate something and express it, love something, pray in school or NOT, protest something you like, leave me alone!