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DeMint: States can lead
conservative comeback

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Kyle Wingfield

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Posted By:Rakasha, 2/18/2013 1:30:12 PM

Since the 2012 election, some conservatives have blamed their losses on their message while others pointed fingers at the messengers. Truth is, both camps have a point. That’s why Jim DeMint aims to tackle both problems from his new perch at the Heritage Foundation, which he is joining as president after eight years as a U.S. senator from South Carolina.(snip) “We’ve got to help people see how our policies actually can make their lives better. … And the way we can do it is actually put the camera on people whose lives have been changed.”

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Reply 1 - Posted by: JoElla Bee, 2/18/2013 2:23:55 PM     (No. 9183345)

Yes, OP, with courage, conviction, hard work, unity of purpose, and much prayer.
May God be merciful, give guidance and grant success.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: dman, 2/18/2013 2:27:13 PM     (No. 9183354)

Unfortunately: the RNC is part of the problem, not part of the solution.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Jethro bo, 2/18/2013 2:40:18 PM     (No. 9183376)

The Tea Parties made news one election. But were more effective over two elections at the grass roots level. Just 4 years ago the Arkyland goobernment was solid Socialist/fascist/Dem. Now, except for the goobernor´s office, it’s all controlled by the Rebublicans. And these are grassroots rebublicans. A similar transition has taken place in countless state offices around the country. And in a few short years those rookie grassroots Rebublicans will have the experience to be formidable candidates at the national level. No more rookie mistakes about abortions and other Kneepad Media gotcha moments. And the states changed the dynamics on who would set up the Socialized medicine exchanges. Now, Obambi and the Dems have to set up exchanges and don’t have the money. And its because the state level rebublicans won.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: tatterdemalion, 2/18/2013 2:53:12 PM     (No. 9183395)

Easy solution for the States: stop accepting Federal bribery. The Red States can lead the way.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/18/2013 3:23:32 PM     (No. 9183457)

#4. Amen to that! How many of our reps return home bragging about "bringing home the bacon"? Unfortunately, the "bacon" always has lots of strings attached.

It is encouraging to see some of the states beginning to resist the tyranny from the national government. DeMint is a sharp guy, so perhaps he can help those states interested in resisting to coordinate their efforts.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: veritas, 2/18/2013 4:00:41 PM     (No. 9183510)

Yeah, well, we sure aren´t getting principle-based leadership from the House, Senate, or as #2 notes, the RNC.

#5: And they never mention that it´s someone else´s bacon they are delivering.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Susannah, 2/18/2013 4:09:27 PM     (No. 9183522)

#4 and #5: You are aware that Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Missouri get more money from the federal government than they pay to it in taxes, aren´t you? Mississippi gets $2.02 from the fed for every dollar it pays in taxes. I´m not altogether sure how eager they´d be to give up that largesse.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Ben Around, 2/18/2013 5:19:13 PM     (No. 9183627)

#7. Does that include all the state money that is being required for matching funds (like the state has to provide a certain % matching funds for highway construction)?

Unless you are one of those no-information voters and believe in Santa Clause, somebody is getting screwed cause there is no free lunch.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: artman1746, 2/18/2013 6:13:27 PM     (No. 9183710)

Wishful thinking. Liberalism only goes one direction.... down into the sewer. Once it gets a voting majority it will never be reversed due to the lure of Utopia where the have nots and have littles see a chance to better their condition with no effort on their part. We can see how impossible it is to turn this ship.

Sorry but it must crash and be rebuilt on a new foundation as there is no foubdation remaining on this ride. It´s not gonna get any better. And you can easily see it coming. We have reached the crest of the roller coaster. It´s all down hill from here.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Attercliffe, 2/18/2013 6:26:40 PM     (No. 9183733)

#7, according to a chart headed "Federal tax dollars received per federal tax dollars paid" at

http://visualeconomics.creditloan.com/united-states-federal-tax-dollars/

(scroll down a little, it´s the one with no map and black print on a sky blue background), only 18 states get back LESS than they paid in. In order of lowest amount kicked back first, they are:

NJ, NV, CT, NH, MN, IL, DE, CA, NY, CO, MA, WI, WA, MI, TX, FL, OR.

At next to last, Mississippi is listed as receiving back $2.02, as you state, for each dollar sent to DC. Last is New Mexico, listed as in receipt of $2.03 for every dollar sent. Here in South Carolina (partly Clyburn territory), we are sent $1.35 for each dollar we send up to DC. Next door, we see NC receives $1.08 for each dollar sent out. I wish the numbers were broken down by voting district in those states. And I´d like to know what that "largesse" includes. Docking space for USN ships and USCG? Runways for Charleston AFB? Anything included for the Naval Weapons Station, Nuclear Submarine School or SPAWAR? Must be online somewhere.

I´ve figured out when the money I´ve paid into Social Security reaches its end. And I didn´t include interest, of course. So until I´ve actually reached that point (if I live that long) I don´t consider myself, or anyone else still collecting the money they paid into the SS pension fund, in the entitlement category.

There´s some interesting information on that site linked above--bookmark it if you don´t have time to scrutinize just now.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: Theeo, 2/18/2013 6:30:25 PM     (No. 9183740)

Jim Demint, from a big fish in a small pond, to a small fish in a big pond, back to a WHAT in that small pond again?
Who wants Heritage? That´s yesterday. We the People want tomorrow, with the WhiteHouse once again bright with a leader once again RIGHT to encourage America´s rebirth.

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