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A land less free
Washington Times, by Editorial

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Posted By:KarenJ1, 1/11/2013 9:24:32 PM

The United States is no longer a beacon of freedom to the world. Countries once looked to America for inspiration on how to escape poverty and embrace prosperity, but now they can find better examples to follow. The Heritage Foundation on Thursday noted our fifth consecutive decline in its annual Index of Economic Freedom. It’s a sad day when countries such as Chile and Mauritius can outdo the red-white-and-blue when it comes to opportunity. U.S. economic policy has broken faith with the Founding Fathers, who preached the value of property rights, sound money and the rule of law.

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This editorial only addresses the disastrous economy. The list of the lost of other freedoms is growing longer every day. So how do we fix it? Voting sure has gotten us nowhere. Go get our pitchforks??

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: FormerDem, 1/11/2013 9:48:34 PM     (No. 9111791)

On the bright side, it means we won the argument.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: ColonialAmerican1623, 1/12/2013 1:05:59 AM     (No. 9111964)

"to escape poverty and embrace prosperity"

Could part of the economic problem be that those that come here to escape poverty and embrace prosperity are sucking the life out of US ?

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/12/2013 5:02:32 AM     (No. 9112040)

Compared to other country´s poverty,our poverty is at least middle class by comparison. So even if foreigners are beginning to doubt this country´s ability to prosper,the worst that can happen is ending up in our generous safety net.

What Obama and the left has done is create a viable option to working which is why Obama supporters aren´t complaining about the lack of jobs.

You can probably apply for a student visa and at the same time take out an expensive student loan at taxpayer expense and live it up for a few years at least.Who cares if it´s a low return investment or not,if they can stick around and vote.The level of corruption among these people is beyond comprehension.
Why should simply going to college earn you American citizenship,especially when American taxpayers are paying for your college,in many case as instate tuition?

If these poumpas asses even make it through college,they´re worthless to the current workforce.

To me,loan forgiveness should apply to people learning a trade and getting an actual job from it. Most of the time when I go to a doctor or get a test done,there´s usually some young girl assistants in the room. When I get the chance,I ask them how long they went to school to qualify for the job. Most of the time it´s in the two year range.So they have low student debt on top of getting a real job.

Obama´s massive spending ventures,along with killing the private sector has to be an intentional way of destroying this country´s base of survival.These people are too flaked out to guess what their endgame is.

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