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The great experiment is over, it made a good run at it but in the end it was too much to ask to expect some sort of overall good of the people in general to beat the powers of greed and gluttony... Pure once great democratic republic is an oligarchy now and will probably go down the drain in pretty much the same manner as all other attempts...
trying to find info on repair services, anyone used Dr. Quick Fix??
Source: WASHINGTON (AP)
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Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric Shinseki has resigned in the wake of the scandals over manipulated waiting lists in the VA health system.
At a press conference Friday, President Obama announced that Shinseki offered his resignation this morning, "And with considerable regret, I accepted it."
Obama credited Shinseki with working hard to address problems within the VA system and improving conditions for his fellow veterans on a range of issues. "But as he told me this morning, the VA needs new leadership to address it," Obama said, adding that Shinseki said he does not want to be a distraction going forward.
- - Eric Kleefeld
Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/shinseki-resigns-amid-veterans-health-care-issues-152110520--politics.html
Really it's not. More people working making more money means more taxes are paid in, more money is spent buying goods and services, more goods and services bought means more employment which again means more goods and services being purchased... means more taxes paid in making the services that are paid for by taxes more plentiful ad infinitum
It's really not rocket science...
If God wanted us to vote, he would have given us candidates.
The problem with political jokes is they get elected.
~Henry Cate, VII~
We hang the petty thieves and appoint the great ones to public office
If we got one-tenth of what was promised to us in these State of the Union speeches, there wouldn't be any inducement to go to heaven.
Politicians are the same all over. They promise to build a bridge even where there is no river.
When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I'm beginning to believe it.
Why pay money to have your family tree traced; go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
Politicians are people who, when they see light at the end of the tunnel, go out and buy some more tunnel.
Politics is the gentle art of getting votes from the poor and campaign funds from the rich, by promising to protect each from the other.
I offer my opponents a bargain: if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.
~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952~
A politician is a fellow who will lay down your life for his country.
~ Tex Guinan~
I have come to the conclusion that politics is too serious a matter to be left to the politicians.
~Charles de Gaulle~
Instead of giving a politician the keys to the city, it might be better to change the locks.
There ought to be one day -- just one -- when there is open season on senators.
The more it stays the same
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