posted on Oct, 4 2012 @ 06:22 PM
Originally posted by HostileApostle
reply to post by Phoenix
I really didn't know Romney was the champion of States rights, I think this is news to everyone. I'm sure Ron Paul and his supporters would have
something to say about that.
Each and every chance last night Romney came out with ideas promoting state control of programs. I happen to like that very much as really all
politics are local, the closer to home the better politicians can be managed.
I guess some people don't understand that "states rights" is a code word used by Republicans that they use when they want to cut a program that
people like or depend on.
Whats misrepresented here is the tax funds remaining in-state for these programs that no longer will be redistibuted by a capricious federal
government granting favors based on party lines as it is now.
They can say, "Oh, I'm not cutting it, I'm giving it back to the states". What they really mean is "Yes, I'm cutting it, but I'll say the
States can pick it up if they want, even though I am fully aware that the individual States can't afford to implement it".
And this is where the divergence is, redistribution of income or legalized theft to be blunt. The country was not founded on any principle such as
that and we all know it. Largesse from the federal government has made people lazy and inactive regarding what their own state provides or does not
provide which is after-all up to its voting population. Letting the federal government usurp this power has in effect promulgated the growth of the
beast into trillion dollar debts. I think it should be up to the voters of each state to decide whats affordable.
As an American, I don't believe that things like Education and Healthcare should be left up to the States, which will ultimately be left up to the
individual communities. Which translates into the rich getting good education and healthcare and the poor once again getting the shaft.
I grew up in the high tax state of NY, in a time before gargantuan federal government involvement in individuals lives. Doctors house visit in late
60's with no insurance was $35 cash which I guess with inflation still would be less than most folks cell phone bills today. What happened? Lawyers,
Sham Judges, Insurance and pharma company lobby, Politicians on the take and the federal government along with a public educated to think everything
is a right and should be absolutely free - yes healthcare used to be affordable. Anything that unwinds the tentacles is fine by me.
My parents taught in one room schools had a very superior education at a very low locally controlled cost, I also had a good education in 60's and
70's public schools which still had academic achievement as a goal. Now it seems the more money poured in the worse the education, why? Lack of local
control in curriculum, Lawers, Unions and Federal programs taking up teaching hours along with no or little expectation of teacher merit - its a
cluster you know what thats just a big black money soaking bottomless pit turning out mediocre students.
As I grew up it was expected that individual effort was required to pull oneself up by the bootstraps, trust me we were poor, very poor but were
instilled with enough pride to go out and work hard to get ahead, none came easy and it took decades to get where I am now secure - I have little use
for those who've tryed by legal theft or other means to shortcut the work it takes to do that - I do not respect those who expect all to be given or
easy, thats not what this country is about.
I started with a $600 stake and moved 1600 miles to make my way in a state that had its stuff together at age 18 so don't try to tell me I was lucky
or advantaged, I simply voted with my feet which was how the founders expected.