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    I was watching CNN yesterday and they had the comment ticker going when talking about the stimulus package and someone commented that the republicans are doing all they can to cause the stimulus plan to fail so they can regain control of Congress and i totally agree. It is all about agendas in politics on either side of the aisle. The dems have control and republicans dont like it so they are trying to sabotage the prez to win back seats. Why else would they be holding up Obama's labor sec. nominee?? She is pro union and is for the employee free choice act which most republicans dont like so why cant this be about whats best for America and not whats best for my ideological beliefs??
     
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    The problem is we don't all agree on what's good for America.
     
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    Why did the Dems block and hold up Bush's apointees?

    Both sides behave the same, and as jillian said, tehy have different views of what to do.
     
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    Now there is a good starting place for a conversation. ( not that we ever will or anything) :lol:
     
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    Oh is it that unions are to much like socialism as the motto of the modern day socialist party is workers of the world unite?? and I agree that conservatives are to stuck on the past as the definition of a conservative is someone that is a traditionalist and doesnt take well to change....thats why I agree with Obama that the main issue is idealogical blockage with some republicans who are still stuck on FDR'S new deal. Also for those that want to believe its the dems fault since they have been in control since 2006 well it does not really help that they didnt have enough control to stop republican philabusters AND that bush ran out of ink on his veto pen multiple times vetoing EVERY dem bill that went across his desk.
     
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    i dunno... there's been a thaw. lol...

    there are certain people who I don't believe want what's best (like geniuses who say the 52% of people who voted for Obama should be deported -- because that's so pro-America and all).

    But I do find that most of us want what we *think* is best. ... just we can't all be correct. ;)
     
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    There is that. But politicians vying for power don't have the same interests, necessarily, as the people who actually reside in this country. I think there are people who grew up in union households who understand and value the good things that unions do. And then there are people who, when they think union, think jimmy hoffa and corruption among union officials. Both have an element of truth. On one hand, collective bargaining is incredibly important to wage earners. On the other, unions slowing down production so that they can get overtime or so that no one looks to "good" or too "bad" is a reality as well. Like most things, the truth is somewhere in between.
     
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    Are you sure about that?
     
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    That's because conservatives are nicer "minorties". :lol:
     
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    Ol Bushie seemed to have a refill for TARP Pt 1 that the democrats dreamed up.
     

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