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Slavery is on the rise in America

Original post made by Al Bell, Old Towne, on Dec 4, 2011

Slavery is on the rise in America.

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Posted by Patriot
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 4, 2011 at 5:44 pm


Taxes are lower today than they were thirty years ago.

" Republican Party: the anti-slavery party ... as it is today!"

Ronald Reagan and George H. W. Bush both raised taxes.

I notice you didn't mention Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security. How do you propose we pay for these programs without raising taxes and reforming those programs? What about the enormous debt we are passing to our children?

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Posted by Mike
a resident of Highland Oaks
on Dec 4, 2011 at 6:20 pm


Very obtuse observations, indeed.


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Posted by Martin
a resident of Downtown
on Dec 4, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Al Bell reminds me of "rebellious" little third grade boys who inscribe Nazi swastikas on their school desks in order to gain attention. The third grade boys, of course, don't know any better.

Al Bell's comparison of today's US citizens and pre-civil war slaves is akin to saying one should put the blueberry muffins into the oven and wait until they come out cooked like the Jews were in Nazi Germany.

Al Bell's inability to grasp the true horror of slavery in America's history describes the kind of mentality that goes into teens burning an African-American church because, after all, blacks don't sufficiently appreciate the freedoms we've given them.

If there were twelve year-olds pushing over tombstones in a Jewish cemetary, I'd expect Al Bell to wish he were sharing in the fun.

Were Al Bell in attendance at a lynching of African Americans, I'd expect his mouth would be drooling spittle caused by his ecstatic state.

In other words, the guy is one sick little puppy. GOP take heed. He's one of your own. I wonder why?

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Posted by AL BELL
a resident of Old Towne
on Dec 5, 2011 at 4:59 am

Ho, hum. The expected, virtually scripted, typical left-wing obsessively socialist response.

Say anything, boys, to lead toward your communist obsession: Do what feels good, and pretend Governement is God ... while you sell your future peace, freedom, and security to your oligarchic idols.

Foolishness, the common rust of history.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

I hope this link will work from the WSJ about what is happening in Italy: "Labor Minister Elsa Fornero broke into tears during the news conference, saying the pension changes were necessary to avoid 'collective impoverishment.'" Web Link

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Posted by Milo Thompson III
a resident of Another Pleasanton neighborhood
on Dec 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

Al Bell ... You blame the left, yet you are a slave to the 1% who have taken all the dollars and kept them hidden away from you. You blame the poor man because the 1% elite have sold you a bill of goods. The rich are corrupt and you blame blame blame blame.

It's the corrupt rich, not the dumb poor that are making the American situation a non-retrievable debacle.

You defend the rich, but I bet my bottom dollar you are NOT rich yourself. If you were you wouldn't be shouting from the mountain top. You would be buried away in a safe haven away from the crowds. You are just part of the standard fare middle of the roader who thinks they've won the game. Big house maybe. Maybe not. Look at your neighbors ... all foreigners. Look at the town. All imports. You can't blame that on the poor.

Your real enemy is the rich, the very rich.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 5, 2011 at 8:21 am

MT . . . that sums up your arguments, three times over. Everything is poor vs rich. All your posts, Gollum, seek to start arguments. If you are wealthy, you are corrupt; and if you are poor, you are dumb. You have no respect for anyone, least of all yourself.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 5, 2011 at 1:04 pm

Never once said I agreed with Al. I said on another topic that the extreme positions taken by either side are not helpful to solving anything.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 5, 2011 at 2:52 pm

Gollum, Mr. Bell chose an extreme way to express his viewpoint. You do the same thing . . . all . . . the . . . time. If you choose to behave as others do, then you are no better than they.

Picked this up on another blog, Project Syndicate: "The only logical and moral conclusion is that America and other developed countries should make massive transfers of wealth, jobs, income, and benefits to the Third World." This was a blog comment on an article by Mr. J. Bradford DeLong, former assistant secretary of the US Treasury, Professor of Economics at the University of California at Berkeley, and a research associate at the National Bureau for Economic Research. Think I saw you posting out there as Modicum.

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Posted by Kathleen Ruegsegger
a resident of Vintage Hills
on Dec 6, 2011 at 7:28 am

Kathleen Ruegsegger is a registered user.

This is why all of us need to watch Sacramento. It's important for OWS or any other group wanting to know where tax dollars are being spent, specifically in this case, by the Assembly. From the Tri-Valley Times: Web Link

"The arguments were an attack on the public's ability to monitor taxpayer dollars . . . [Judge] Frawley rejected them all, correctly noting that open-records laws should be construed 'to ensure maximum disclosure of the conduct of government operations.'"

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