I want to start a new, centrist political party, who's with me?

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    Basic platform:

    -Reasonable entitlement spending, going hand in hand with a focus on training people to do jobs that are needing to be done.
    -Support for eliminating "marriage" from any legal status, and leaving it up to individuals/couples to unite in whatever union they so desire
    -A balanced budget amendment that limits the ability of the government to incur debt in more than two fiscal years, in any 10 year period.
    -Securing the borders and enforcing immigration policy
    -Affirmation of abortion rights
    -Affirmation of state rights and a push for greater state autonomy

    Who's ready to reject the false dilemma of Democrat v Republican?
     
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    Oxymoron.
     
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    No it's not. My brother is disabled, and will not likely ever be capable of maintaining a profitable job. I don't find it unreasonable to provide disability benefits for people like him.
     
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    Looks like a good starting point. :thup:


    I would also add a gradual draw-down of foreign military presence.
     
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    That's not an entitlement. That's a safety net. He's earned it by paying in to social security.
     
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    Fox told me to say no....sorry.
     
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    You too?

    whew!! I thought I was alone.
     
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    That post is problematic for a number of reasons. #1, the underlying philosophy suggests that you think he ought get nothing if he was born disabled (which I think is what gekaap meant, btw). #2, are you then suggesting that anything that's a "Safety Net" is not what you define as "Entitlement?" If that's the case, what entitlements are you berating against anyway?

    Are you conceding that Social Security is not an 'Entitlement?'
     
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    Social Security IS an entitlement. And no, he's never actually "earned" it. He's only 15, and has never had a job. He's been in a wheelchair since before the age of two years old.
     
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    Its the no spin zone dude, I had to fess up.....;)
     

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