Anonymous Thu Mar 1 2012 18:12
One, the comparisons made between Bush and Obama aren’t close to accurate. Yes, the NDA has some disgusting language built in, but do we stop paying the men and women in uniform becuase some R slipped in crazy language to the bill? NO. I’m not sure how you gather that the end of the Iraq ware was because of bad negotiating? It was a campaign promise and it was delivered, as will the Afghanistan war if O see’s another term.
Two, I’m not sure how you can defend freedom when it means that people should have the right to decline business with someone because of race/gender/ethnicity, of which Paul tries to. Yes, there are many appealing parts of Pauls’ platform to a college student, but do we really want to stop funding public education? What does that lead to? Only kids in middle to upper income families can receive an education? Sounds great. Do we want to stop funding the Dept of Transportation? Where would be receive funding to fix and build the interstate between Lincoln and Omaha? I could go on and on …..and on about things that you say aren’t necessary and add to the deficit, but in a modern industrialized nation, these institutions are needed. That’s not to say that some are broken and need fixing/triming, but they’re needed.
PS. overall tax burden on US citizens is at a 60 yr low, think that could be part of our deficit problem? I think people are soft for complaining about what they pay in taxes now, think about what your grandparents and their parents paid as a share of the overall income? Our taxes as a share of income aren’t even CLOSE to what they paid.
Thu Mar 1 2012 17:09
Wait, you call Obama “reprehensible” but you champion Ron Paul? Are you kidding me? The guys has some of the most offensive stances on so many issues out there. Yeah, he’s great if you feel like shooting the squirrels on your lawn without any consequences, but he’d set this country back 200 years if he were to become president.
Commenters on my recent article on Obama, Bush, and the modern GOP.
The first comment is filled with errors and falsehoods, but people reading this don’t need me to tell them this.
The second comment is much better. To answer my anonymous interlocutor, yes, I do believe that I should be able to shoot a squirrel on my own property without consequence. Humor well taken.