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Boldly Going Nowhere
Bret Burquest

Obama Strategy

Posted Sunday, July 18, 2010, at 6:29 PM
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  • There needs to be an uprising between now and November. We also need to get out the torches and pitch forks and march on the lame duck's homes so they know they cannot pass other parts of this plan w/o consequences. In otherwise, take a line from the goons in the unions.

    -- Posted by baliauhope on Mon, Jul 19, 2010, at 1:03 PM
  • I wonder what world you live in Bret. I can appreciate you're being an award-winning writer and author of four novels 'n all, but I'm curious as to the calouses on your hands - whether or not you have any. I must take issue with this article. I really don't think socialism is right around the corner and I have yet to be asked for a mark to be placed in my right hand and/or forehead. I think our democracy is still strong and our country has many years left in her before the possibility of falling to the likes of Stalin, Hitler, or anyone else who wishes ill to this great country. You're seemingly salty for what appears to me to be no good reason other than you didn't vote for the right guy. I can't imagine health care for everyone being a problem. Sure it's expensive, but hey, so were tax cuts. Bailing out the automakers? Ask the assembly line worker who still has a job if he/she thinks it was a bad idea. Legalize illegal immagrants? Why not? Then they can pay taxes too. Oh right, they already are. I think what we're missing here is not the great old days of the Reagan Administration, or Eisenhower Administration, or even the Hoover Administration. I think what we're missing here is plain, old fashioned compassion. "We do not work for the government, it works for us." is a true statement. It's just that the us encompasses more than just you.

    -- Posted by guru2t2 on Tue, Aug 10, 2010, at 2:21 PM
  • Compassion is fine -- Compulsory compassion is not fine.

    Confiscating a person's earnings against their will in order to do your version of "good" with it is immoral. If you wish to do good, do it with your own earnings and keep your hands out of your neighbor's pocket.

    -- Posted by Bret Burquest on Fri, Aug 13, 2010, at 6:42 PM
  • Someday there may well be a time when there is little to no taxes and little to no government. On the surface it sounds appealing and makes for a compelling arguement. The real truth is after being in those places from time to time throughout my life, I find those places have one thing in common...

    They're soon over-run not by the people in form of revolution, but by stronger foreign governments. Often with less concern for the people and more of an enterprise for true corruption and absolute dictatorship.

    Remember that little to no taxes means little to no governance... and as such - little to no country will follow.

    -- Posted by guru2t2 on Mon, Aug 16, 2010, at 1:17 PM
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