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    Quote Originally Posted by acmanko View Post
    Cudos to the Minnesota legislature for holding firm. Funny how "essential services" are never affected, just the things that aren't essential. What does that tell you about the reach of government?

    Also, its funny how they won't cut spending but want to raise taxes, taxes that based upon the Governor's last trial balloon, would not generate enough money to pay for 1/3 of what he wants. More spending in the red is what he's looking for. Common sense says it won't work. The legislature passed the largest ever budget, yes an increase in the MN budget, but the GUBNA won't agree to spending cuts so pay for it?

    My opinion, they should've gone farther asking for budget cuts and spending cuts. CUT the non-essential services if they can't pay for themselves efficiently, which under any gov't control isn't likely!

    As the government shut down last night, guess what? The sun still came up today!

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    Quote Originally Posted by WebCTRL View Post
    Cudos to the Minnesota legislature for holding firm...As the government shut down last night, guess what? The sun still came up today!
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    I just hope the middle class enjoys the slide into serfdom. If they can't keep the general public amused with bread and circuses it might get ugly when the expectations of the majority are trashed so that the moneyed interests can get a bigger slice of the pie. Ideology trumps common sense again.
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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    I just hope the middle class enjoys the slide into serfdom. If they can't keep the general public amused with bread and circuses it might get ugly when the expectations of the majority are trashed so that the moneyed interests can get a bigger slice of the pie. Ideology trumps common sense again.
    I think you use the term majority very subjectively in my opinion. I think the majority (especially of tax paying citizens) wants some action taken and that we understand there will be "hell to pay" for a temporary period in order to get our Country back on its feet.

    And serfdom, well that's been a part of our way of life since we enacted all the entitlements. I see this a our beginning the break of serfdom.

    I hope people will wake up and see that these liberals in the fed are the real elites, always do as I say, not as I do.............

    Give me back my Constitution, give me back my freedom!!!

    IMO, your view is very socialist in nature, but then again, my opinion is also subjective, huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by netsalt View Post
    I just hope the middle class enjoys the slide into serfdom. If they can't keep the general public amused with bread and circuses it might get ugly when the expectations of the majority are trashed so that the moneyed interests can get a bigger slice of the pie. Ideology trumps common sense again.
    The ideology of individualism and free markets is trumping the ideology of collectivism and wealth distribution.

    One is about equal opportunity. The other is about equal wealth, regardless of effort.

    The same thing is happening in China. Do you think China is "sliding into serfdom?"
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