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ninkasi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-12-05 02:15 PM
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5. This is what happens
when people blindly vote for Republicans because they promise to lower taxes. I am far from being even middle terms of money, I'm pretty far down there. Even I, though, would rather pay a few dollars more in taxes to see that other people don't have to choose between their home or their medicine.

Republicans have ruined our country, and our Democratic politicians, except for a precious few, have aided and abetted them in their relentless attacks on the poor and middle classes.

I realize that many of the ones being hurt voted for the ones who are destroying them, and while I lament their stupidity, I don't have the heart to relish being able to say "I told you so..." The trouble with pain like that being felt now by so many, is that it also causes pain to the ones who knew enough not to vote for their own executioners.

When will the country wake up, and realize how horribly, horribly wrong this whole administration is? When will they see that we are sending our citizens to die in a country which posed no threat to us? Why do we allow politicians to rob us blind, and keep voting for them over and over because they claim to be Christian and lower taxes, and nothing else seems to matter to some people, even as the ones they vote for keep rampaging and looting the treasury?
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  -Tennessee to slash state health benefits for the needy deadparrot  Aug-12-05 01:55 PM   #0 
  - check out this ....  hadrons   Aug-12-05 02:04 PM   #1 
  - Sorry lady  kwolf68   Aug-12-05 02:13 PM   #4 
  - Gov. Bredesen has passed on collecting his salary during his term  tnlefty   Aug-12-05 02:22 PM   #7 
  - Yes, the under the table payments were plenty! nt  VegasWolf   Aug-12-05 07:30 PM   #25 
  - Yes - and another thing I have frequently observed...  Iowa   Aug-12-05 03:23 PM   #10 
     - awesome post ....  hadrons   Aug-12-05 08:30 PM   #30 
  - Any nation that allows the poor to die simply because they're poor  Solly Mack   Aug-12-05 02:07 PM   #2 
  - And this is just the beginning.  lisby   Aug-12-05 02:20 PM   #6 
  - U.S.  area51   Aug-12-05 02:52 PM   #9 
  - Can't have an income tax; it's better to destroy society outright  PurityOfEssence   Aug-12-05 02:10 PM   #3 
  - If it's nauseating from afar, try living in it. The same nuts who  tnlefty   Aug-12-05 03:52 PM   #11 
     - You have my empathy  PurityOfEssence   Aug-15-05 02:09 PM   #44 
  - This is what happens  ninkasi   Aug-12-05 02:15 PM   #5 
  - Yes the DINOS like Liebermann are Lap Dogs to the NEOCONS  saigon68   Aug-13-05 03:08 AM   #38 
  - This is what republicans do best. Soon, they will end Social Security  Zorra   Aug-12-05 02:24 PM   #8 
  - Tennessee '04 election results: 57% Bush -- 42% Kerry. (n/t)  FlemingsGhost   Aug-12-05 03:59 PM   #12 
  - Yeah, let's put that bush  zidzi   Aug-12-05 05:42 PM   #18 
  - Missouri has really slashed stuff for the poor and disabled  leftylady   Aug-12-05 03:59 PM   #13 
  - Ah, if the needy weren't so unhealthy, they wouldn't need that healthcare.  damntexdem   Aug-12-05 04:33 PM   #14 
  - Killing the poor ON PURPOSE! The new Christianty.......  Joanne98   Aug-12-05 04:36 PM   #15 
  - BULLSH*T. n/t  Soup Bean   Aug-12-05 06:01 PM   #21 
  - they are making it harder in the poor so they will enlist in the military  NVMojo   Aug-12-05 04:39 PM   #16 
  - What they're going to end up doing...  guruoo   Aug-12-05 06:59 PM   #23 
  - Activists have been sitting in Gov. Bredesen's office for nearly 2 mos.  KamaAina   Aug-12-05 05:36 PM   #17 
  - Tenncare is a HUGE problem in Tennessee.  Soup Bean   Aug-12-05 05:57 PM   #20 
     - Tennessee needs an income tax  proud2Blib   Aug-12-05 06:22 PM   #22 
        - The problem is not many want one......  Wcross   Aug-12-05 07:33 PM   #26 
           - I don't think they have much right to complain  proud2Blib   Aug-12-05 08:15 PM   #29 
           - I said the majority of people don't seem to want an income tax.  Wcross   Aug-12-05 09:18 PM   #31 
           - Illiteracy and lack of education. I've been amazed the five years  SharonAnn   Aug-12-05 10:04 PM   #32 
              - East Tennessee and especially Northeast Tennessee are the IRISH.  Soup Bean   Aug-13-05 01:25 AM   #36 
              - A grad school classmate  MountainLaurel   Aug-15-05 12:44 PM   #41 
  - This Country is Fucking Insane!  Megahurtz   Aug-12-05 05:43 PM   #19 
  - Is there any other State that has a similar program that works?  Wcross   Aug-12-05 07:27 PM   #24 
  - Also, the insurance lobbyists got the insurance licensing regs  SharonAnn   Aug-12-05 10:08 PM   #33 
  - Tenn doesn't have a state tax do they?  gizmo1979   Aug-12-05 07:47 PM   #27 
  - I believe from what I have read..the max no. of meds is 5.  peacebuzzard   Aug-12-05 08:10 PM   #28 
  - Nashville and Memphis exudes wealth  Erika   Aug-12-05 10:09 PM   #34 
  - Speechless.... How does one not connect the dots when they  CAG   Aug-12-05 11:20 PM   #35 
  - Oh, but Bush would never hurt poor and sick people ...  ngGale   Aug-13-05 02:37 AM   #37 
  - How many times do we have to hear  Giant Robot   Aug-13-05 03:17 AM   #39 
  - The TennCare problem is complex and massive  buddyhollysghost   Aug-13-05 03:22 AM   #40 
  - The Needy  shantipriya   Aug-15-05 01:07 PM   #42 
  - Who needs healthcare...  DrBloodmoney   Aug-15-05 01:10 PM   #43 
  - This country is just so wrong.  Zhade   Aug-15-05 02:24 PM   #45 

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