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Posted: Sunday, February 15, 2009 4:23 pm | Updated: 2:37 am, Sat Oct 8, 2011.

“I am in my 50s and as a young person growing up and throughout my adult life I have always read and been taught that socialism was a bad thing. Is it?”

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“I am in my 50s and as a young person growing up and throughout my adult life I have always read and been taught that socialism was a bad thing. Is it?”

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“Oh, I see, global warming may cause cooling in places. I guess if we had global cooling it would cause warming in places. Congress should have spent money on 'computer modeling’ to forecast the current financial problems.”

“The U.S. is the largest consumer of goods and services. When your company out-sources your human resources accounting, computer technology, manufacturing, etc., to southeast Asia, South America, India, and lays off their U.S. employees, they wonder how we got into this worldwide economic 'downturn’.”

“Why don’t we reinstate some of the programs that worked well during the 'Great Depression’ and World War II? For jobs there was the W.P.A. and the C.C.C.. And why not have the draft again? Able young men and women could spend up to two years in some branch of the service.”

“A reason for term limits. (Rep. Maxine) Waters, D-Calif., asked a question to one of the bank CEOs. … “Why are you charging interest on a bank loan, after you got the money from the bailout?” Hello, Ms. Waters, charging interest is way banks make money. I think its time for Ms. Waters to move back to (California), and rest.”

“Politicians have been accepting free rides from on corporate jets for years. A few of these CEOs should start printing lists of who they are. I’ll bet loudest complainers in Washington would be on that list.”

“I had the shakes real bad this past weekend. I was starting to have withdrawals. Only six vents in the Friday and Saturday papers. I need my vents!”

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