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"The Anger of the Festering Fringe"

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Bob K
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     Your logic is running even better than usual, Mike.  By that reasoning, we have a "Democratic" president, therefore I can safely characterize you as a Democrat and a member of the Democratic Party.  After all, if the head of the institution is, then everybody must be, just like your thinking with Harvard.

     I am a Liberal and happy with it.

     I like my institutions of higher learning to be objective.  Harvard has pockets of Liberalism, like the English Department, and pockets of Conservatism, like the B-School, last I heard, and parts that are mixed, like the law school which has people who will take strong positions on one or the other side.  The people who do science are proud of being objective and following the data, and they do a very good job of it.  Data is data.  It may be put to political uses, like the atom bomb, but the science is simply data.
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use the money to provide for our general welfare -- and that is that which edifies our nation -- be it education, commerce, healthcare, or whatever our generation decides is necessary.

So that is what you claim makes health care our national right? Because of our general welfare? Nice try....not.
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What?  YOU?  Want a link?  The man who has conniptions when I post links?

LOL...another misconception, cleverly put. My conniptions came when you posted ONLY links with no personal input on your part....but you know that.

Thanks for the links. They are very interesting. I'm not positive what point you are proving, however. (which is to be expected, since Bob has pointed out that conservatives tend to be less educated than liberals). What I see is the states with less population and lower tax bases wind up receiving more tax dollars per person from the government. Interestingly, those states with the lower taxes are overwhelmingly Republican. That should be tellingly enough. Those with higher taxes and populations are predominantly Democrats. That gives one the explanation that, when Democrats are in office, taxes go up. On the flip side, those with the higher populations get more  electoral votes, which is normally the only way Democrats ever see the Oval Office. If each state got the same number of electoral votes, we would not have seen a Democratic president for decades, if ever.

By all means, cut down federal spending to conservative states and then see how much food winds up on your dinner table
 
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