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Subject: Re: Bush and the self employed Date: 2/5/2003 3:44 PM
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bigcaat rants:
So what kind of relief is he giving people who are living paycheck to paycheck? Lowering their medical insurance payments? -- Ooops, no, not that. Regulating pharmaceutical companies so people can afford to get the medications they need without being gouged by sometimes as much as 1000%-2000%? No. "Wouldn't want to make the drug companies mad at me." How about punishing Ken Lay, and others like him, so that what happened to the workers at Enron doesn't happen again? How about making sure that everyone can afford an education, or can afford to live a decent life on social security? "Ooooooh, no. How would we pay for that? I have a WAR to put on! -- (so we can keep the peace, of course.)"

I can't argue with the prosecution of criminals such as Lay but the rest of your rant indicates a confusion of the role that the US government is supposed to play in our constitutional republic. I can also sympathize with those who don't want us meddling in foreign wars but then Clinton was King of overseas meddling for no logical reason.

It has never been the intention of the US constitution to allow the federal government to legislate or regulate every aspect of the lives of its free citizens. Our rights our actually very few but the ones we do have such as freedom of speech, religion, assembly, possession of arms and the others in the “Bill of Rights” are precious. There is no right to a paycheck, medical care, 3 square meals or shelter. That, my friend, is left up to each and every individual of the citizenry.

I wonder how many left-wingers have ever considered that the incredible prosperity this country has enjoyed the past 100 years is a direct result of the constitutional republic and free enterprise system our founding fathers put in place! You change that and you change America for the worse!

decath
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