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Old 03-27-2011, 01:15 AM
 
Location: ATX-HOU
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less government=good government

Including getting rid of leeches.

As for 50% not having a high school diploma I wouldn't worry about it, your state can attract talent from across the world and having an army of drongos to wash lazy people's cars isn't a bad idea.
Hmmmm. So Angola is somewhat of democratic run government and has even less government and is vastly rich in mineral and petroleum deposits... so we should look to Angola for guidance?

Lesser government = better government right?
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:41 AM
 
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Hmmmm. So Angola is somewhat of democratic run government and has even less government and is vastly rich in mineral and petroleum deposits... so we should look to Angola for guidance?

Lesser government = better government right?
Angola has state owned resources and confiscates what little private property is left. I wouldn't call that less government.
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Old 03-27-2011, 03:32 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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And they should have voted for who?
At least Bill White this last election. Anyone other than Perry, though it is slightly satisfying to see Perry having to deal with his own mess now, since he was unfortunately put back into office.

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Old 03-27-2011, 04:50 AM
 
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Angola has state owned resources and confiscates what little private property is left. I wouldn't call that less government.
So how about the UK? Haven't they enacted some "austerity measures" in in order to reduce government?
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Old 03-27-2011, 05:14 AM
 
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At least Bill White this last election. Anyone other than Perry, though it is slightly satisfying to see Perry having to deal with his own mess now, since he was unfortunately put back into office.
Apparently, people didn't believe Bill White when him and his campaign called Perry on the budget. Unfortunately, Perry did his politician thang and was able to release the budget after he won. You'd think the conservatives would be perplexed and upset at Perry but he did his politician thang and shifted the blame again off him, his administration, and Republicans in general. The state of Texas spends the least money per citizen but somehow it's the poor, the illegals, greedy teachers, EPA, Obama's fault that the budget wasn't managed properly.

It's funny you keep hearing about how less government is better, but you never hear those same people saying smart government is better. Perhaps people are jaded and cynics and no longer think the government can be "smart", but how do they expect to not keep repeating the same mistakes? Insanity is doing the same and expecting different results.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:24 AM
 
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less government=good government

Including getting rid of leeches.

As for 50% not having a high school diploma I wouldn't worry about it, your state can attract talent from across the world and having an army of drongos to wash lazy people's cars isn't a bad idea.
Yet you will be the first to complain when all these people go on food stamps, medicaid and other benefits.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:29 AM
 
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Apparently, people didn't believe Bill White when him and his campaign called Perry on the budget. Unfortunately, Perry did his politician thang and was able to release the budget after he won. You'd think the conservatives would be perplexed and upset at Perry but he did his politician thang and shifted the blame again off him, his administration, and Republicans in general. The state of Texas spends the least money per citizen but somehow it's the poor, the illegals, greedy teachers, EPA, Obama's fault that the budget wasn't managed properly.

It's funny you keep hearing about how less government is better, but you never hear those same people saying smart government is better. Perhaps people are jaded and cynics and no longer think the government can be "smart", but how do they expect to not keep repeating the same mistakes? Insanity is doing the same and expecting different results.
I've actually never agreed with that statement... I can spin a roulette wheel 100 times and get nearly as many different results. I can plant flowers in the same spot and, due to the randomness of unseen events beyond our control, get different results. I can even buy the same lotto tickets every week and lose, yet some day come out as the big winner.

No, I believe insanity is using idioms you once heard somewhere and taking it out of context.
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Old 03-27-2011, 08:48 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX (Oak Forest)
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What kind of government jobs don't we need?
Obviously we need less teachers since the more uneducated people there are the more Perry voters there will be. . I am pretty impressed that the Republicans, after having run the country into the ground, have somehow managed to shift the entirety of the blame onto school teachers.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:10 AM
 
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So how about the UK? Haven't they enacted some "austerity measures" in in order to reduce government?
Angola? A non sequitur.

As for the UK the austerity measures involve removing and reducing services while retaining the bloated apparatus of government. Some might argue this approach is more government rather than less.

For example they (the British Government) had the brilliant idea of interfering with the energy sector by increasing tax on producers to nearly 81% which has led to a situation where marginal fields are going to be abandoned. At exactly the time when we need to be producing more of our own energy. A great example of too much government.
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Old 03-27-2011, 09:12 AM
 
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Yet you will be the first to complain when all these people go on food stamps, medicaid and other benefits.
Those benefits need to be removed for the large majority of these people there are plenty of jobs out there for the lazy feckers. They just prefer not to do them. Funny how 'illegals' seem to manage to exist without any of these state benefits don't you think?
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