The conundrum

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    The mood of the country (at least that which gets widely reported) is that people want solutions. The only problem with that is these same people don't want those solutions to involve any sacrifices.

    Polling stats indicate people want cheaper and more reliable health insurance. But to actually listen to the grumbling, they rebel at any tradeoff that would make it possible. They demand the government do something about jobs, now, but are highly critical of government stimulus spending which adds to the deficit. They want deficit reduction, but not if it means higher taxes or cuts in any program that benefits them.

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    Wowzers!...People want everything but want everyone else to pay for it.

    Stop the presses! :rolleyes:
     
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    Demanding and lazy SOBs ain't we ? :lol:
     
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    Time to pay the piper people
     
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    We want jobs, but we can get there faster with tax cuts rather than spending on the buds of politicians doing trickle down to us.

    We want all the stupid purged from the health care system so that prices are lower. Not compounded stupid.

    They want solutions, but not the solutions on offer.
     
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    Yup. Just because YOU get it doesn't mean there aren't a whole bunch of ignoramuses out there who don't.

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    The OP was a generalization of the mood of the country. Address that, please. Offering solutions to specific issues are discussed elsewhere (although rather lean on the side of conservatives who are generally 99.99% criticism and 1% solutions).
     
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    I sure you see it that way Maggie, but it simply is not true. Conservatism is a concept, a way of life, a specific idea of what good government is and/or should be.

    Modern liberalism embraces government and looks to it to provide solutions for all or most of humankind's problems.

    Modern American conservatism embraces self reliance, self determination, and personal freedom. It wants government to mostly secure our rights as specified in the Constitution and then leave us alone to seek our own destiny.

    And that is your problem. It isn't obstruction or hatefulness or unwillingness to seek solutions. It is the tension between the 'nanny state' and 'freedom'.

    Scott Rasmussen sums it up really well in his new book In Search of Self-Governance:

    In Search of Self-Governance - Rasmussen Reports
     
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    Conbservative just want to regulate our personal lives?
    gay marriage, etc.
     
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    whatever they think they are for they merely help the corporations get EVERYTHING they want from us.

    The Rs are useful idiots for corporate America.
     

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