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I used to be a staunch Republican, starting from the time that I was old enough to care until probably the end of the first Bush term, I supported them, even gave them money.  That's all changed now.  I didn't vote for Bush the second time, and I haven't voted Republican the last two elections.  I'm still a conservative, but the Republicans are no longer conservatives.  Here's why:

  1. Not only is the Homeland Security Department the largest expansion of the government ever, something the "Republicans" are supposed to be against, but it also is the KGB
  2. The Medicare Prescription Drug Plan is the largest entitlement program (I HATE socialism) EVER!  The Federal government shouldn't have a welfare program--that should be the states.
  3. The people we send to congress and the senate don't run most of the government, which limits the amount of representation that we get.  For example, the FCC can make really stupid rules that are as binding as law, but that we can't do anything about, and the patent office is just dumb.
  4. President Bush wants a unified Canada, Mexico, and the US, sans borders.
  5. The US has one of the highest corporate tax rates in the world, something the Republicans should have changed but didn't.
  6. Bush has only vetoed one bill, and that deals with stem cell research.  What happened to the balance of power?

I think that's enough for now.  I wish the federal government would just get out of the way and let us live our lives.  There really isn't much difference between the liberals and the republicans.  Maybe with the branches of government split, nothing will happen, which is good, but I would bet that Bush will just rubber stamp everything all in the name of "Getting Along."

Politicians make my stomach churn.

Posted on Friday, December 1, 2006 7:07 AM Play | Back to top

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Uuhh... The Medicare Drug Plan is hardly socialist, nor is it the largest entitlement program.

Mostly because Bush created a horrible program which tends to punish people rather than actually help them.

If it were properly written and funded it might be the largest entitlement, but I'm ok with that.
Left by vern on Dec 01, 2006 8:06 AM

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BTW: If you want to rail against entitlement, why not focus your anger at the hundereds or thousands of no-bid contracts handed to Bush and Cheney cronies?

How about the entitlement of the many "faith" organizations that have benefitted from Bush's attack on everything not xian?
Left by vern on Dec 01, 2006 8:09 AM

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Congratulations on evolving into a libertarian. I too have made the change. Granted, libertarians and the states rights philosophy will never gain ground in the two-party Republicrat cabal system that controls our government, but I can vote with a clear conscience.
Another telling thing is that a husband and wife who were getting frisky on a plane last week were arrested and charged under the Patriot Act. Drug dealers have also been charged as terrorists under the Patriot Act. The whole thing stinks.
Left by Scott Miller on Dec 01, 2006 12:05 PM

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