Hamas use of children and other civilians as shields while they attack and lob missiles into Israel is despicable. Hamas stated goal is to annihilate Israel and all Jews. Israel, unimpeded and with needed U.S. support, could bring peace to the middle east. Yes, as in all wars there would be substantial collateral damage and loss of civilian lives. Any American that thinks radical Islamist and the radical elements in Iran are not a threat to the U.S. is naïve.
alprova said... Governments are quite necessary and they deserve funding.
The best government is no government and we are real close to best by default.
Governments are essential but with restraints that prohibit their dictating behavior that has no real adverse impact on anyone other than the idiot they claim they are helping or protecting. Any government activity should be equally available to all.
alprova said...I'm all for income redistribution. Right, wrong, or indifferent as to how it got there, too much of this nation's wealth is in too few hands. That is a principle I refuse to back away from.
An opinion including yours is not a principle. The wealth from the middle class has not gone to the wealthiest but outside the U.S. with your party making significant contribution to that with their wrong headed policies and tax systems. The middle class admittedly has not progressed but that is not the fault of those that have. It is the fault of poor political leadership and the education system.
So, your answer is confiscate the wealth of the successful and spread it among those with less regardless of the reason they have less.
conservative, who apparently was vaccinated with a phonograph needle, said...Mr. Anthony Provancher is going to think you and yours have standards in your congregation.
Would you allow him membership or not?
Like most churches it would depend on his contribution and the ability to contribute more. What kind of church do you attend?
alprova said.... Our responsibility starts and ends at this nation's borders. I'm all for a strong defense, so long as it is always used in defense mode.
You failed to add except the Mexican border which is being breached by thousands from central America. Do you include kids when you say let them blow each other to smithereens? Why not load them up and send them to America?
alprova said...I have no idea where you have been for the past several decades, or where you get your financial information from, but you're not going to find any credible economists who are going to side with you on that one.
No doubt it is difficult to find a "credible" economist since they are wrong more often than right. However, a high number agree and warn people of the risk. FDR started the socialist movement and it has grown since just as it did in those dynasties in history that thought they could have it both ways. I am well aware that I will not affect or influence the tidal wave but it will drown future generations. Too many people are able to vote themselves wealth from the public trough.
Do most millionaires believe in the eye for an eye philosophy?
A survey released this past spring posted on CNBC revealed that
One out of every 22 New Yorkers is a millionaire, according to a study. Note: Many are leaving to escape the high NY taxes putting them at over 50% of their annual income.
WealthInsight and Spear's looked at which cities have the highest percentage of millionaires, also known as millionaire density. Not surprisingly, the sovereign city-state Monaco had the highest percentage of millionaires. Nearly one in three people in Monaco is a millionaire (and the rest work for them).
"It's unsurprising to see that Monaco is the most likely place where you will bump into a millionaire; the principalities' low tax and Mediterranean waterfront is the ideal habitat for wealthy individuals," said WealthInsight Analyst Oliver Williams.
alprova said... He is definitely more biased than that network on TV, Faux News, which claims all the time to be "fair and balanced."
alprova...after all the comments here about FOX news over the past 5-6 weeks I have watched around 5-6 hours of FOX news although not a full show of any of their broadcast. I have watched for reports that were a lie or fabricated. I didn't see anything that seemed to be inaccurate. Can you site a specific item in that time frame where FOX news lied? I don't think I could handle a steady diet of FOX or CNN.
alprova said...A perfect society has a mixture of both and they are proportionally balanced.
You cannot have both and to say think can be a balance between the two is ludicrous.
GaussianInteger...Where did I say the republicans would do better for alprova? Alprova is a staunch supporter of democrats and the opinions he post shows his support for their social agenda. I don't think either party is acting in the best interest of the alprova's in the country or in the best long term interest of the country. I have voted a split ticket and will continue doing so. Right or wrong I vote for those I think will do the best job. 17 trillion in debt with 121 trillion of future unfunded liabilities is not in the best interest of future generations. A majority of the current social security recipients under 75 and the boomers are spoiled and of the opinion they are entitled to more than they really are. Any group that would allow veterans that fought for them and families of those that died for them to be treated as they are being treated are selfish and apathetic.
You and others here think if someone is not bowing and groveling for Obama they are against everything democrats support because he is in the office of POTUS. WRONG
Fairmon wrote: "I did not say you are a "moocher" nor did I imply that."
Your quote was, "I finally realized your support is self serving..."
That is a far cry from saying someone is a moocher. It simply says you support the party that you think will best protect that on which you must depend. It also says I don't blame you although I don't think they are truly acting in the best interest of those truly in need.