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Everyday, we make choices. Some consciously, others subconsciously.
Everyday, we make choices. Some consciously, others subconsciously.

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Christian Conservatism at work... 

We the People can do better than this! 
A War on the Poor

"Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch that the party doesn’t really stand for anything else — and only willfully blind observers can fail to see that reality." 

John Kasich, the Republican governor of Ohio, has done some surprising things lately. First, he did an end run around his state’s Legislature — controlled by his own party — to proceed with the federally funded expansion of Medicaid that is an important piece of Obamacare. Then, defending his action, he let loose on his political allies, declaring, “I’m concerned about the fact there seems to be a war on the poor. That, if you’re poor, somehow you’re shiftless and lazy.”

Obviously Mr. Kasich isn’t the first to make this observation. But the fact that it’s coming from a Republican in good standing (although maybe not anymore), indeed someone who used to be known as a conservative firebrand, is telling. Republican hostility toward the poor and unfortunate has now reached such a fever pitch that the party doesn’t really stand for anything else — and only willfully blind observers can fail to see that reality.

The big question is why. But, first, let’s talk a bit more about what’s eating the right.

I still sometimes see pundits claiming that the Tea Party movement is basically driven by concerns about budget deficits. That’s delusional. Read the founding rant by Rick Santelli of CNBC: There’s nary a mention of deficits. Instead, it’s a tirade against the possibility that the government might help “losers” avoid foreclosure. Or read transcripts from Rush Limbaugh or other right-wing talk radio hosts. There’s not much about fiscal responsibility, but there’s a lot about how the government is rewarding the lazy and undeserving.

Republicans in leadership positions try to modulate their language a bit, but it’s a matter more of tone than substance. They’re still clearly passionate about making sure that the poor and unlucky get as little help as possible, that — as Representative Paul Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee, put it — the safety net is becoming “a hammock that lulls able-bodied people to lives of dependency and complacency.” And Mr. Ryan’s budget proposals involve savage cuts in safety-net programs such as food stamps and Medicaid.

All of this hostility to the poor has culminated in the truly astonishing refusal of many states to participate in the Medicaid expansion. Bear in mind that the federal government would pay for this expansion, and that the money thus spent would benefit hospitals and the local economy as well as the direct recipients. But a majority of Republican-controlled state governments are, it turns out, willing to pay a large economic and fiscal price in order to ensure that aid doesn’t reach the poor.



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Wow, a new party logo that certainly fits the new Kruz lead GOP.

h/t +Rick Fluck 
The newest political party: the Hippocrats
This is the newest logo for the old GOP party (formerly the Republicans) which are now inundated with their new masters, the Tea Party.

Please share with all your circles.

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We the People can do Better!

h/t +john kinsey for sharing this.
Alas FDR, now they pride themselves on seeing how low the wages can go and F#$@ the economy.  

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It depends on how you look at things

h/t +Choice Life Strategies 

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This is an unfortunate truth, especially in some families. 
This happens so often

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Why is this?

h/t +Debra Roberts 
It sure is curious....

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Truth here.

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Is this who we are, Americans? We the people can change this.

h/t +Tina Vigilante for sharing this.

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It is good to dream, but unless you act, all you will have is the excuses for why your dreams didn't become reality. 

h/t +T.W. Anderson for sharing this.
In the words of Benjamin Franklin, "He who is good at making excuses is rarely good for anything else."

Nowhere is this more true than when setting out to build a brand and use your own ingenuity for a life of creative and financial freedom. It's also true of travel, with so many people coming up with excuses as to why they can't. 

"I have kids."
"I can't quit my job."
"I have a mortgage." 
"I have a car payment." 
"I'm too old." 
"I don't have enough money." 
"It's just not realistic."
"Some people have all the luck, just not me."

The following is a great article on 106 different excuses that prevent people from taking action...and how to overcome them. Great read, and if you have any others to add to the list, add them in the comments!

#marginalboundaries   #excuses   #entrepreneur   #workfromhome   #digitalnomad   #locationindependent   #blogging  

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We all know persons who talk a good talk; though they also do not apply themselves by actually doing what they say they can do. 

h/t +Scrappy Women 
How many times have you wanted to say this to someone? Good call Walt Disney!
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