And work together to help rebuild America? We are more divided than ever. We need to stop with the hate on both sides and focus on the fact that we are ALL Americans and on a more basic level, we are ALL human and need to do a better job of treating each other as such.
Like JFK said "Ask not what your country can do for you, but what you can do for your country." We seem to have forgotten this. Change starts locally. And change crosses political lines, Are you currently helping to improve your community? Do you have any ideas about how to start? Please share your thoughts!!
Answer by gammie at 10:22 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
If there are not enough wage earners to fund the increasing number of federal entitlement programs, how does a nation "meet in the middle"?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:35 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Those of us in the middle are able to compromise, but I doubt those on the extreme right or left are willing. Look at the question on tax cuts vs spending. As a moderate, I say cut spending across the board and let the cuts expire for those in the +6 million/year earning levels. Why can't 2 solutions be equally correct and palatable? Why do many see politics as a 2 sided game where 1 group must lose everything for the other to win and control everything? Seems rather childish and IMO fuels the flames that cause divisiveness and division.
Answer by Sisteract at 10:25 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Yes, see what Reagan did to entitlements...
I don't agree with Federally Funded entitlements. They are a major reason our nation is broke, today! See, just because I am a fiscal conservative, doesn't mean I am going to follow a right leaning politician like a .... well.... lemming... ;o) It's ok to agree with many policies and disagree with many others... FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCE...
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
I read the Preamble of the US COnstitution to say, "PROMOTE the general welfare"... Progressives interpret it to mean~ PROVIDE WELFARE.... So, where is the middle?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by Izsarejman at 10:53 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
work towards the common good of each and every one of us
Because of FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES, you and I may see a different path to achieve 'common good'.... Some see the common good~ as the Government's responsibility to PROVIDE for them in an effort to make life more "fair"..... Other's see it as the Government's role to Promote OPPORTUNITY (and not provide it). Who is right? Where is the middle?
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 10:57 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by scout_mom at 11:18 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
She's a DNC volunteer or plant, or being paid by someone to stir shit up at CM. LOL..
No, remember she claims she is part of the "working class"... Overworked (but time to be on CM all day while "at work") and yet somehow I am sure she thinks she is underpaid, too... ;o)
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:27 AM on Nov. 9, 2010
Answer by jessa1091 at 10:32 AM on Nov. 9, 2010