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Old January 3rd, 2013, 04:27 PM   #32
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Originally Posted by Strider View Post
The pledge isn't what is driving the economy into the ditch, the insane spending is. The pledge is a promise made to voters like me who actually want fiscal responsibility back in government. I understand that liberals don't understand promises, or the benefit in keeping them, but how is it bad to actually do what you promise?

Originally Posted by Strider View Post
A great example of the spending is the Hurricane Sandy relief bill that is in excess of 60 billion dollars. Barely half goes to actual victims of Hurricane Sandy. Some goes to Guantanamo Bay, some to Alaska, some to NASA,,,, If you need money for these other causes, ask for it, don't hide it inside of something that is emotionally charged knowing that the media will strictly report that the horrible don't care about New York and New Jersey.
Get out of here with your logic and reason!

Originally Posted by Strider View Post
I don't remember him promising to vote on the Sandy bill until yesterday. Prior to that it seemed clear that the people in congress had something else to work on, like letting Americans keep more of their money. There is no emergency need for the Sandy money as FEMA has enough money already to cover all costs until something like the end of March. They need to fix this bill before willy-nilly giving away more money that they don't have.

Bottom line is, yes - when someone makes me a promise, I expect them to keep it. When those people sign a contract, even one that is more symbolic than legally binding, I expect them to remember it longer.
Remember when a man's word and a handshake were considered a contract?
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