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Response to Maximumnegro (Reply #54)

Sun Nov 4, 2012, 08:04 PM

98. Cynicism was pushed as being smart in 2010 and we can see what that got us, the

Tea Party, a truckload of right wing bigots who want to bring down the government standing between us and them forcing their reactionary views down our throats.

Cynicism is less dangerous than putting your heart on the line to be broken. But millions of Americans can't afford to be cynical:

In 2012, over 56 million Americans will receive $778 billion in Social Security benefits.

http://www.ssa.gov/pressoffice/basicfact.htm

Medicaid is the nationís largest health program in terms of number of recipients, serving 56 million to Medicareís 48 million.

http://topics.nytimes.com/top/news/health/diseasesconditionsandhealthtopics/medicaid/index.html

More than a third of Americans lived in households receiving government assistance in 2010.

http://money.cnn.com/2012/02/07/news/economy/government_assistance/index.htm

More than 46.6 Million Americans Participated in SNAP in June 2012

http://frac.org/reports-and-resources/snapfood-stamp-monthly-participation-data/

The Libertarian Party Platform on Welfare:

http://www.lp.org/issues/poverty-and-welfare

The Libertarian Party Platform on Health care:


http://www.ontheissues.org/celeb/Libertarian_Party_Health_Care.htm

More Libertarian, Paul, Bagger ideas Democrats do not believe in:


Libertarians believe that taxes should be abolished along with all the programs and departments that taxes fund. Libertarians donít believe in Medicare. Libertarians donít believe in Social Security. Libertarians donít believe that there should be fire departments, police departments, public transportation, grants for education, unemployment, disability, food stamps, and every other type of government system and assistance that you can think of.

Libertarians wish to eliminate taxes in order to eliminate all of the above programs and more. Libertarians believe that without these taxes, individuals will have more money in their pockets and will be able to afford all of these things. If someone is unable to provide themselves or their family with school, health care, or food, people need to rely on family members, church, or a private charity.

Libertarians believe that governmentís role in the market should be to protect property ownerís rights. There should be no FDA, equal employment opportunities, unions, minimum wage, payroll taxes, safe food handling requirements, consumer protections, regulations that protect against financial conflicts of interest and fraud, and business licenses.

Libertarians believe that business owners should have the right to deny entry to minorities and/or women and/or people with disabilities, if that is how business owners wish to run their businesses.

http://deni-edwards.hubpages.com/hub/Defining-a-Libertarian-Ron-Pauls-Political-Platform

No going backwards. We're going to move forward.


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