Republicans Happier than Democrats

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    They must not have talked to all the shrill right wing harpies on TV. Dr. Laura, Ann etc. Happy?????
     
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    That will change once Obama or Clinton is elected. Change is scary. And personally I find conservatives to be more unhappy than others as life means change and change really confuses the heck out of them.


    "...the differences between the conservative and the radical seem to spring mainly from their attitude toward the future. Fear of the future causes us to lean against and cling to the present, while faith in the future renders us receptive to change. Both the rich and the poor, the strong and the weak, they who have achieved much or little can be afraid of the future. When the present seems so perfect that the most we can expect is its even continuation in the future, change can only mean deterioration. Hence men of outstanding achievement and those who live full, happy lives usually set their faces against drastic innovation. ... " Eric Hoffer
     
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    Higher taxes and universal health care? yep, really looking forward to that.
     
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    And if we can have a single payer system that covers everyone and pay less for the care per person than we do and get better care - I'll drink to that.:clap2:
     
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    cheaper does not equal better care.
     
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    Bern, Anything that makes life easier is a good thing, so glad to see you're looking forward too. They can have the tax reduction back now if it helps our returning soldiers and others in need.
     
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    We need to get the government out of healthcare, if we want healthcare to work. Medical Savings Accounts, deregulating healthcare, getting rid of the FDA and other wasteful and and corrupt bureaucracies.
     
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    This is so patently false I don't where to begin. Why is making things easy, good? Makeing things easy makes things more convenient sure, but there is nothing that can be considered inherently good about that.

    On a societal level making things 'easier' weakens society. Simply because the more things that are provided for you by someone else (government in this case), rather than you providing it for yourself, the more dependant you become rather than self-reliant. As I've said before, we have become a society, because of technology advances, busy lives, etc., that when given the choice will pick easy more often than not. Well, of you always pick easy or things are made easy for you, how do you grow and become stronger? How does society grow stronger?
     
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