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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Being in a swing state

on August 19, 2012

Is everyone out there getting personal political calls?  They come from actual people (sure, we gets lots of robo calls, too).   On Saturday I received 2 such calls, the first one started telling something about Romney’s plans and I quickly agreed, she asked if I was voting for Romney and I said yes, she was appreciative and let me go.  It was a local call.

The next one was long distance and was an Obama supporter.  I kept him on the phone for 15 minutes, it was fun!  He was praising Eisenhower, FDR and of course Obama, I explained how the Depression actually lasted longer because of FDR, and that social security was one of the worst things our country has done, well Obamacare could be worse than that.

He said everyone was happy when the highest tax rate was 90%, I said I don’t think people who were paying 90% of their income in taxes were too happy about that.  He said billionaires should pay more in taxes, I said guess what they do, if they pay the same percentage of their income as everyone else then their amount IS higher!  He said what do billionaires need to do with all that money, I said it really doesn’t concern me, it’s THEIR money, if they come about it legally and honestly, it shouldn’t concern anyone else how much they have or what they do with it.

He thought he could get me with the so-called “war on women’s reproductive rights”, I said sorry buddy but they have the right to not have sex if they don’t want to reproduce.  Which of course brings up the obligatory argument from the leftists of rape victims, I don’t see why I have to pay for all women to have abortions or the pill because of the rare occurrence of a rape resulting in a pregnancy.

He ended the call actually rather graciously, thanking for my time and my conversation, I likewise thanked him for his time.  He tried one last dig in that Jesus said we should help each other, I said of course we should, I just didn’t think Jesus meant to do so through the government, but rather as individuals.

It’s only August, I am looking forward to more personal calls instead of robo calls that I can actually try to help people see the light!


One response to “Being in a swing state

  1. BB-Idaho says:

    Nope, Idaho is not a swing state. It is mostly Republican. On the other hand, I do get a lot of
    calls from the NRA. Should I refer them to you? Against social security, for relieving the rich
    of taxes, in favor of rapists….you know they record those calls and sit around and laugh….

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