Published: Friday, Sept. 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT
Being a responsible citizen in America means leaving "Neverland and Peter
Pan" behind. A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it for
me", but, instead asks, "how will this affect our country".A college student may not have the experience to know what happened when Obama
seized two automobile makers and turned them over to the unions - without paying
the bondholders. A college student might not know what actually happened when
Obama took $49 billion out of the public treasury to "buy" G.M. and then
gave them another $38 billion in illegal tax credits against future earnings.
A college student might not actually understand WHO it is that
builds businesses and hires workers. It is not Obama. It is not the
government. It IS the "rich guy" that Obama is threatening to rob. A
college student might not actually understand what will happen when hard working
"rich guys" stop working. A college student might not actually
understand what will happen if the deficit keeps increasing at the rate Obama
has set.A college student might not actually understand that all his
education will be worth only a tent in a public park in Obama's world.
President Obama is the right vote for everybody that frequents their local
Payday Check Loans establishment and thinks it is a good idea to borrow against
tomorrow's income to pay yesterday's bills.What a legacy
to leave for our grandchildren to pay for.
Actually the youth understand the situation much better than the Old GOP folks
who keep trying the same thing that has nearly destroyed the middle class in
just 30 years. If we give more to Mitt and his buddies we'll all get more,
because deep down inside they want to share the wealth with those who created
for them with out being forced to through socialism.Problem being,
that NEVER happened, and they keep trying saying "lets just try it one more
time," this time they will let some trickle down.It's time
to try something different, and turning it over to "Big Business for
president" won't be the answer.Privatizing everything and then
giving people voucher or coupon. This is a solution?
Mike, I agree that "A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it
for me" So why, then, do Republicans keep asking that very
thing? Especially the wealthy Republicans.
"The choice is clear for all young Americans". Call me in a few years
when you see the reality of Obama's failed policies. Despite receiving
raise, our family can't get ahead and it just keeps getting worse. I
don't want the government to take care of my family, I want my family to
take care of my families basic needs. You may think your seeing clearly, but you
need your eyes checked.
I'd say "neverland" is believing that Regan didn't tripple the
national debt like he did. Believeing that Bush kept us safe when he actually
ignored warnings about Alquaida. But republicans still love those two for some
reason. Neverland is saying things like you're against
entitlements but don't touch my Medicare or Social Security like the
Tea-party does.You've got your neverland, now try being
The real problem is that we always understand when something we currently have
is taken away, but we rarely recognize when an opportunity never comes knocking
because of some decision we made in the past.College students will
immediately recognize a cut in funding for student loans and subsidies that may
currently flow to their wallets from some "magical source" called the
government. They will not recognize that the reason they can't get a job
after graduation is because some businesses failed or were never started because
the taxes and regulations made it more difficult to get off the ground.
JoeCapitalist2:That may be the case in theory, but taxes are
currently at the lowest point they've been in decades. The stock market is
at 13,500.So where are the jobs? And what does Romney have to offer
besides more of the same policies that got us into this mess?
Re: one old man Ogden, UT"So why, then, do Republicans keep asking
that very thing? Especially the wealthy Republicans."Any
business man must ask himself what kind of return will he get on his investment.
Only a fool would invest his time and money in a venture that is doomed to
fail.And yes, that same businessman may chose, or not chose, to
donate more or less of his income to charity. That choice is none of anyone
What a terrific, smart letter. And its author obviously knows where government
revenues come from. He just thinks helping students afford college can and
should be a national priority, allocated more resources. As it happens,
If I could just become a “victim”, I could qualify for free stuff
from the Democrats! I could get other people’s money through income
redistribution, or food stamps, or Obamacare, or free birth control pills, all
free and all paid for by someone else! Today it has come down to where do you
sign your check? Romney supporters sign their checks on the front and Obama
voters sign their checks on the back. Oh to be a “victim” of
Rifleman-So your saying it's OK for our precious wealthy citizens to
ask "what's in it for me," because he's a smart
businessman.But if your an average guy asking their representative how a
program or tax cut will effect them, they are being selfish.
Young people usually reflect the opinions of their parents. They share their
bias and opinions. They follow their example and try to be like them in every
way because that is what they are taught. However, the day comes when they
recognize their independence and begin to think for themselves. They may apply
critical thinking skills to issues they confront. Certainly, they see their
world as different from that of their parents, and they move forward rather than
dwell in the past.Whether a person votes for the Republican
candidate or the Democratic candidate should come from their own reflection and
not because some "older guy" tells them to do so and gives a bogus
reason to justify the decision. Too often talking points, political propaganda,
misinformation and outright lies form the basis of these "reasons".
Nonetheless, when young people rise up, cast off the chains of dependence, and
truly think for themselves do we find letters like this begin to appear in the
newspaper.Republicans have lost the "youth vote" because
they demand ideological purity. They turn to strategies like voter suppression
to limit the vote since they have no plan and are not getting the that vote.
@Mike Richards[A responsible citizen never asks "what's in it for
me"]Last I checked, Republicans keep looking for tax cuts while
claiming the deficit is crippling, and have this funny sense of only suggesting
spending cuts that don't affect them personally."A college
student might not actually understand WHO it is that builds businesses and hires
workers. "Consumers. A business isn't going to hire anyone
unless there's a demand for it."A college student might not
actually understand what will happen when hard working "rich guys" stop
working."Someone will rise up and take their job. Besides, last
I checked Romney didn't even work for most of his income last year.
He's just getting paid investment income on his money sitting in a blind
trust that he claims to not have direct decision-making power over."A college student might not actually understand what will happen if the
deficit keeps increasing at the rate Obama has set."College
students understand that Obama wants to increase revenues, cut defense spending,
and reform entitlements to make them more solvent while Romney wants to decrease
revenues, increase defense spending, and undo Obama's medicare entitlement
Re: Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT"Rifleman - So your saying it's
OK for our precious wealthy citizens to ask "what's in it for me,"
because he's a smart businessman."No, I'm saying only
a fool would invest money without asking what kind of return he could make on
his investment.The average guy should be asking his representative
why our government continues to pour his hard earned tax dollars down a rat hole
on programs we could get by without.Our Federal Government excels at
spending money we don't have on programs we don't need. We could
start be cutting off economic aid to countries that hate us and think we owe
them a living.
A vote for a failed presidency makes no sense.The proof is in the
pudding: unemployment is still sky-high, the GDP is anemic, and one of our
ambassadors was just assissinated with no response from the White House and even
a denial that it was a terrorist attack. That is failure all around, plain and
@mike richardsA college student if their professors are doing their jobs
sees right throw your often repeated lies. Its is sad how some people are so
quick to leave behind their values and bare false witness. I guess it goes to
show that selective morality is not just an affliction of the non believer.
Whose jobs have been hurt the most by Obama-nomics? The young, the students,
women, minorities and the poor. With four more years of anemic growth we will
soon have a complete lost generation of young people who haven't been able
to get jobs for eight full years. Is a person employable after eight years of
not working? Who is doing well under Obamanomics? If you notice,
the stock market is doing very well and business has become a lean and more
productive machine. The climate Obama has created does not help the middle class
but simply encourages business to do more with less. Less employees, less
benefits, less jobs. This is clearly not an economic mecca for those just
entering the work force.
Oh my, the greedy, the self-centered, and the selfish pretend that nobody has to
pay for the "gifts" from Washington. They must still believe in Santa.
There is no "rich guy" who will pay their way. Obama is a liar. He
offers NOTHING except failire. Real Americans WORK. Obama plays golf.
That's all you need to know. He never invented anything. He never created
a business. He never even ran a lemonade stand. His ideas don't work.
Just ask his brother, George. If you want to live in a slum like George, then
listen to Obama.
If the rich company owners (the 1% who own 80% of eveything) PAID their
employees more, then we would have such a things as the working poor, who fall
into the 47% who need assistance.Until they do - and Government
needs to step in and make up the difference - the Wealthy should be sent the
bill for it.If the wealthy hired more, they would need to pay less
taxes.When they don't, they need to pay more.That's
how you balance the budget.
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