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Frum's Latest: A Defense of The Welfare State

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by rimrocker, Apr 23, 2011.

  1. rimrocker

    rimrocker Contributing Member

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    In which he proves he's a true Conservative and not a stupid one...

    Frum used to be an ass of the highest order... selling Iraq and other W crap but it looks like he's coming around. I guess it's better to do so now instead of on your death bed like Atwater.
     
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    That article sounds great. I would strongly consider a Republican candidate if he followed those principles, but Frum is likely an CNN apostate traitor in Con circles these days...
     
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    ...well, we know the birthers wouldn't be a fan ;)
     
  5. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro

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    its obvious more evenly distributed wealth would go a long way to help the economy
     
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    It's obvious to everyone except for the suckers.
     
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    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Sure there is room for a safety net. I just don't think it looks anything like Medicare, Social Security, Medicaid, and Unemployment. Instead it would be free clinics, subsidized housing in a dormitory like environment, and free dining halls.
     
  8. rimrocker

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    College?
     
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    I was thinking of Hogwarts
     
  10. StupidMoniker

    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Like college, only without classes (possibly some job retraining?) and some labor would be required (maintaining the living environment primarily, something on top of that for younger people).
     
  11. bnb

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    prison?
     
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    StupidMoniker I lost a bet

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    Different from prison in the most important way, they are not required to stay there.
     
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    The projects?
     
  14. rimrocker

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    The problem I have with Hogwarts is that it is all practicum. It's a trade school, not a place of learning. There's no theory, no thinking for yourself, only spells and potions to memorize. So, I would hope our future socialist state stays away from the Hogwart's model.
     

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