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January 21, 2014

Now that the corporations have been pardoned from paying for the damage that their heavy vehicles did to Pennsylvania highways, how will the wealthy by compensated by the legislature and the......

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Scott36

Jan-23-14 6:04 PM

.....is that called "wealth" or "greed"?-(partial Quote)-Premier

..An apples/oranges, deflection question IMO.-AScott

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Scott36

Jan-23-14 6:01 PM

Scott, let me ask you this, do you know of someone that is taking advantage of the system?-Capricorn1

Sorry I was away for a while, I was not trying to ignore you. Yes actually I do, It is a company. (prevailing wage)-Scott

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enoughalready

Jan-22-14 12:12 PM

You obviously don't live around here Roger. I'm gong to guess somewhere in or around Burkes County?

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Steelman

Jan-22-14 7:53 AM

Obama works hard to generate class envy and blame the "rich" for everything. If he cared about the unemployed, he'd be working to unleash the private sector and enlist the "rich" to help get jobs. But given that his real objective is political power, keeping people out of work and dependent and demonizing the "rich" makes total sense.

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Premier

Jan-22-14 5:51 AM

"Liberals believe wealth is evil, so they promote poverty as more noble"-eriklatranyi

"Not wealth, but rather greed. Big difference." Scott36

So Scott when Liberal's not only want but demand personal property transferred from one person to another who didn't earn it, is that called "wealth" or "greed"?

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RogerMurdock

Jan-22-14 12:03 AM

enoughalready, mine is over $300.00 which is roughly 46% of my taxes which is close enough to half for me.

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Capricorn1

Jan-21-14 6:28 PM

Scott, IMO an informed voter is someone that does their homework on all the candidates from both sides of the aisle and doesn't restrict themselves to one party. Someone that and doesn't rely on talking points from talking heads or information derived from smear campaigns. In this day and age it is very easy to gather information on public figures, including their voting records if they are incumbents. That is exactly what I do for every election and I vote across both party lines. My father taught me early in life the importance of voting and to educate yourself before casting your ballot.

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Capricorn1

Jan-21-14 6:21 PM

Scott, let me ask you this, do you know of someone that is taking advantage of the system?

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 6:18 PM

Some of the points mentioned may surprise you.-Capricorn1

I am sure it would. I am not saying people always vote wisely. But I still am interested in what IYO constitutes an "informed" voter.-Scott

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 6:16 PM

Correction: In my 6:10 pm post It should have been Mr. Underwood getting credit for the quote.--oops

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 6:13 PM

Cheyenne,

A good point. But to try to put all people into one category is ridicules. Where IYO does this line get crossed? Could "corporate welfare" also be included in this scenario?-Scott

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 6:10 PM

What is called greed can also be defined as self-interest.-Scott

If that clears one's conscience.

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 6:09 PM

But you do believe that the wealthy are greedy and that only the wealthy are greedy-enigma

Trust me enigma, you do not know what I think.

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underwood

Jan-21-14 5:53 PM

What is called greed can also be defined as self-interest. The primary difference between Capitalism and Socialism is self-interest is the basis for succeeding under Capitalism by providing goods and services to others and it’s shifted to a power base and control of citizens under Socialism. We are not Socialist yet, but the left wants to move us ever further in that direction.

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enigma

Jan-21-14 5:11 PM

"Not wealth, but rather greed. Big difference." - Scott

But you do believe that the wealthy are greedy and that only the wealthy are greedy. What do you call it when a person want's the government to take money from someone else and give it to you? I call that greedy. It's not just the rich that do that. What do you call someone who doesn't care what government policies do to others as long as they help him? That's called selfish which is a close relative to greedy. What do you call a person who doesn't want others to have more than he has? That's called envious and is another close relative to greedy. I agree that greed is evil, but I don't agree that it's government's job to punish greed. Government should punish theft, but instead liberals want the government to aid in theft.

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cheyenne

Jan-21-14 4:52 PM

Scott, government being concerned with the well-being of it's citizens is fine, so long as it doesn't devolve into controlling them. We must be careful how dependent we become on government to take care of us. What is the best way to control someone? By making them dependent on you.

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Capricorn1

Jan-21-14 4:48 PM

Scott, check out the article "How Do People Choose Their Political Leaders?" Psychology Today

Some of the points mentioned may surprise you.

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 4:35 PM

Liberals believe wealth is evil, so they promote poverty as more noble-eriklatranyi

Not wealth, but rather greed. Big difference.

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underwood

Jan-21-14 4:33 PM

Scott, nowhere in my post did I say that all people on government assistant are Democrats but I’ll stand by my assertion that encouraging people to depend upon government increases the Democratic base and gives Democrats a basis for asserting that those terrible Republicans will take their support away. The left repeats that here on a regular basis. The well being of citizens takes a back seat to acquiring and keeping power.

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 4:32 PM

cheyenne / Scott36 You do realize that the Democrats [ & ] the Republicans are playing the old "" Good cop Bad cop "" routine on all of the Voters...??-Fredzz

IMO, you are about as dead center bull's-eye as you can get. So where does that leave us?? IMO, as bad as it is, supporting what one feels is the least of two evils. Thank you for pointing that out though!!-Scott ,

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 4:27 PM

Cheyenne, It would seem that you are of the same mindset as Mr. Underwood's 12:31 post. Again--Good talking point, I hear it on the radio all the time. But each person is entitled to their own point of view.-Scott

Capricorn1, "uninformed voter" is another talking point I constantly hear on the radio from the "commentator" that I KNOW not a one of you Conservatives have admitted to listening to. Informed on what exactly??? The environment? The voting record of the candidate? The state of the economy, medical concerns, national security, crime rate, etc.?? I hardly believe most people have time for that. Are you suggesting that a test be given in order to gain the "privilege" to vote? I might add that IMO, it is better to be uninformed than misinformed.-Scott

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ArtFold

Jan-21-14 4:26 PM

Class envy is an evil thing.

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hopeforfuture

Jan-21-14 4:23 PM

greedy poor-enigma

OH I like that phrase. Put it is so true. Some on the government dole spend more time trying to get more freebies from the government than they every would actually working. The sad thing is they usually can find the funds that the working people would not qualify for in the first place because they actually work. But I would rather work than take money that did not belong to me.

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Scott36

Jan-21-14 4:12 PM

Mr. Underwood,

I will address your post 1st. as it was with you that this conversation started. Do you really, really, believe your 12:31 post?? Great talking point, but the way you articulate it, it would seem that only the people on assistance vote Dem. I hardly think that to be the case. On a side note, many, many jobs are either directly or indirectly reliant on the Gov.--like it or not, e.g., NASA. My feelings are that ANY Gov. of ANY country should have the well being of their people as priority #1. JMO-Scott

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underwood

Jan-21-14 3:28 PM

Scotty, don’t expect any answers from the left to questions like that. That would require real thinking and thinking is sorely lacking in the land of emotion.

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