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mikesilvia
09-20-2012, 05:50 AM
The recently discovered tape on which Barack Obama said back in 1998 that he believes in redistribution is not really news. He said the same thing to Joe the Plumber four years ago. But the surfacing of this tape may...

More... (http://www.townhall.com/columnists/ThomasSowell/2012/09/20/the_fallacy_of_redistribution)

habsheaven
09-20-2012, 08:04 AM
The author is comparing apples to oranges to try and make a point. He failed miserably. I do like this argument though:

Among the most valuable assets in any nation are the knowledge, skills and productive experience that economists call "human capital." When successful people with much human capital leave the country, either voluntarily or because of hostile governments or hostile mobs whipped up by demagogues exploiting envy, lasting damage can be done to the economy they leave behind.

It's too bad they do not think of this when setting their immigration policies. Many bright young minds come to the US for post-secondary education and are summarily denied visas when they finish their schooling. Leaving them no option but to return to their countries of origin, taking their talents with them.

Wickabee
09-20-2012, 11:54 AM
I love how, when the Romney video came out, it was just a big Liberal smear. A distraction from the real issues. Shame on the Obama campaign for distracting the nation. It was also outdated, being from all the way back in May. SO it shouldn't matter now. Shame on liberals for bringing up the distant past like this.

Ok, now here's a video (that's not a distraction) from 1998 (oh my, that's recent!)...

JustAlex
09-20-2012, 03:21 PM
The GOP are DESPERATE, and I LOVE IT!

These guys have painted Obama to be the worst president in the history of America, but somehow their candidate is more unlikable, out of touch, and a complete JOKE when it comes to the real issues.

I think this video sums up how the brain dead GOP pundits feel about Romney:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8-rkjk8LZY&feature=g-user-u

If you don't want to watch this is what they said:

O'Reily: "Should Romney go after Obama in a more PERSONAL way? Should he use words like Incompetent, dangerous, socialist....?"

Palin: "Yes, he should!"

Ingram: "If you can't beat Obama.....Shut down the party!"

Rush: "If Obama wins, that's the end of conservatism.....no, if he wins, it's the end of the Republican Party!"

HAHAHAHAHA....what a huge joke all these idiots are, the GOP is a circus made up of nothing but clowns!

And for once I really hope Rush is right!