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MNJCPA - thanks for proving my point so quickly.
As for the economy, take ECO 101. People and governments spending money actually HELPS the economy. Which means things get bought and sold and jobs are kept (not lost) and profits are made. I hope the Federal Gov't spends more, not less. Increases the military, not cuts it back. More money for the country means a balanced budget. Try running a store on Main St, America. Your 10 customers normally spend $100/day, but now do "cuts" and spend $50... well, maybe you can't do the math.3 months ago
Mike, I agree with you that the Tea Party tactics and philosophy is not good for our community or country. I wish I could say I'm surprised by many of the ruthless and inconsiderate statements and name calling by those who disagree. But that's why I'm not a republican or tea party member. I actually have compasssion and believe people could and should have differing opinions. And... hard for some to imagaine... I actually believe there is often more than one right way of doing some things.
I don't agree with philosphies or ideologies that want to place too many limits or rules on people as the far right wants to do. I don't want them to decide what is right for me, but let me make my own responsible decisions. As long as my decisions don't hurt or negatively affect anyone else, it shouldn't be legislated. That's less government -- a tea party core value.
Jared Taylor's recent comments about how he will categorically vote "no" for all liquor licenses in Gilbert is a simple example of this. He can have his moral reasons for doing so even thought I wouldn't agree with them. But as a council member who should be more concerned about income for the city and the fact that there is nothing illegal or illicit about alcohol, voting "no" just to vote "no" ignores his responsiblity to the majority of the residents of the city of Gilbert.3 months ago