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Old 02-27-2009, 07:30 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Arsonists Torch Berlin Porsches, BMWs on Economic Woe (Update1)

By Brett Neely

Feb. 27 (Bloomberg) -- When Berlin resident Simone Klostermann returned from vacation and couldn’t find her Mercedes SLK, she thought it had been towed. Police told her the 35,000- euro ($45,000) car had been torched.

“They’d squirted something flammable into the car’s engine block in the gap between the windshield and the hood,” said Klostermann. “The engine was completely destroyed.”

The 34-year-old’s experience isn’t unique in the German capital. At least 29 vehicles were destroyed in arson attacks this year, most of them luxury cars, according to police. The number is already about 30 percent .......
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Last Updated: February 27, 2009 07:37 EST

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Old 02-27-2009, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The Land of Lincoln
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Yet another bad Obama idea. Not-for-profits are going to take a huge hit and charitable contributions are going to dry up.
But, wait, it's ok, Nanny Federal Government will care for us all.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:00 PM
 
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Yet another bad Obama idea. Not-for-profits are going to take a huge hit and charitable contributions are going to dry up.
But, wait, it's ok, Nanny Federal Government will care for us all.
Churches will hurt too, I will continue to give to mine.
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Old 02-27-2009, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Mount Dora, FL
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Yet another bad Obama idea. Not-for-profits are going to take a huge hit and charitable contributions are going to dry up.
But, wait, it's ok, Nanny Federal Government will care for us all.
Guess you're in that $250K class.....

Anytime the Government takes your money and hands it to me makes my day...
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:05 PM
 
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Guess you're in that $250K class.....

Anytime the Government takes your money and hands it to me makes my day...
“ A government big enough to give you everything you want, is big enough to take away everything you have." Thomas Jefferson
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:09 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Guess you're in that $250K class.....

Anytime the Government takes your money and hands it to me makes my day...
Welcome to the class of entitlement...
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Old 02-27-2009, 09:13 PM
 
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Welcome to the class of entitlement...
I call it punishing success and rewarding the lazy.
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Old 02-28-2009, 12:02 AM
 
Location: Sunny Phoenix Arizona...wishing for a beach.
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I call it punishing success and rewarding the lazy.
Time to switch to the lazy group and when they throw these clowns out we can get back to work. That's if we have jobs to go to.
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Old 02-28-2009, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Marietta, GA
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I invite all of you to actually take a look at the new budget. It increases the baseline of spending by about $700 Billion.

I find it funny that during the election, Republicans (but unfortunately not John McCain) repeatedly pointed out that Obama wanted to "spread the wealth" and they tried to shine light on his socialist beliefs, only to be jeered by liberals saying they were crazy and the Republicans were "fear mongering."

Well look at the budget that Obama has just proposed and listen to his rhetoric. It's exactly what was warned about during the campaign: redistribution of wealth and massive social spending. All you have to do is look to Obama's own college experience and his acceptance among the communists and socialists at school, where he said he felt like he found a home. When you combine that with his work as a "community organizer," did we think he had magically morphed into a centrist? He is a socialist...so at least he and his supporters should have the honesty to admit it and be proud, if that's what they believe.

Obama's critics during the campaign were right on target, and I wonder now if some of these naive college students and bandwagon jumpers who voted for him really understood what they were getting. I hope they understand now.
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Old 02-28-2009, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Texas
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And unfortunately, Neil, none of this gives any of the bottom (who takes the money, pays no taxes, and lives on handouts) any incentive to not live that way anymore.

You want to get this country and economy back a'rockin' and a'rollin'? Cut everyone off. Just cut 'em off. Stop incentivizing laziness. Stop giving away healthcare, food, and housing. Then people will have to get off their butts to survive, and we'll get some competition, some ingenuity, some real movement of labor. Sink or swim. And you won't have to raise taxes a dime.
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