Sen. Joe Manchin tells CNN's John King why he would vote "no" on both the Boehner and Reid deficit plans.
If a set of politically unpalitable decisions had to be made in Canada and the politicians were unable or unwilling to do it this is what would be done: The prime minister and Parliment would agree on a dollar amount of cuts, then they would appoint a blue ribbon commission of non-elected officials representing all regions of the country to determine what combination of cuts/taxes was most in the best interest of the nation and appoint some judge to preside over the commission to ensure it didn't inadvertently run afoul of the law.
All choices are adverse to somebody. Nothing can get done if only the special interests matter.
Like/dislike is a matter of oipinon which young people love to express in as little words as possible. And quite frankly the feature on Facebook provides it for them exactly how they like it. Unfortunately, I do think that our young people have become limited in their ability to critically think and more importantly, think for themselves. Has it really become so painful to read a comment meant to challenge the mind and one's way of life, then reflect and reply with a comment (in your own words) that either adds to or opposes what was written? without the ability to constructively dialogue with others, we are hindered in the growth and well-being of our relationships as well as our own personal growth as human beings. Wherever there is discussion without a variety of ideas, there you will find a weak foundation for change. Good post, keep em coming!
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