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Neal Barton's POV

Not my idea of government

Not my idea of government
POV

POSTED: Wednesday, September 5, 2012 - 7:03pm

UPDATED: Tuesday, September 18, 2012 - 12:03pm

This weeks it's the Democrats who get a chance to have their convention and make speeches.

I've been following politics ever since I was 19 year old and can tell you basically what each side is going to say.

This, I don't like.

The Dems have an ad running right now saying we all belong to different churches and clubs and on and on, but the one thing we all share is government.

In fact, the exact words are "the government is the only thing we all belong to."

Excuse me, I don't belong to the government. The government sure doesn't belong to me because if it did, I sure would fix a lot of things.

The people of the United States are the government.

Let me get more specific. In my mind, the contributing people are the government. I guess this is the fundamental disconnect for me. I was raised to be self-sufficient.

Did  have help from my parents? You bet i did. But, I have never felt one way or the other about the government.

I need the government to raise an army, fix and build roads, but for the most part, I just want it to stay out of the way.

I don't drive by the the state capitol in Austin or Washington D.C. and get a tingle up my leg.

If anything, I always drive by and wonder "does it have to be that big?"

I didn't grow up in privilege. In fact, my parents were probable the first to reach middle class.

They did it by working at jobs and paying their way. That's what they taught me.

I don't see the government as evil, but I don't see us all together holding hands and singing under the capitol rotunda tower.

I just want my army, roads and maybe one day I'll see a bit of the Social Security I've been paying into.

That's my point of view whats yours?

You can email me at pov@ketknbc.com or Facebook me at KETK Neal Barton.

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No because you and the T-Publicans are un-American, anti "We the People" and Pro Coporate America anti worker and just plain domestic terrorist.

Obama is a communist along with his regime.They have not balanced the budget and do not plan to this can not continue. The question everyone must ask themselves "are you better off"? I'm not I'm worse off because of this idiot. The democrats can not run on their record because "We are not better off". Obamacare in euthanasia for our seniors, Wake up before it is to late seniors. No more "Just pass the bill where we can read it to see what is in it Nancy Pelosio". 20 trillion the dems have stolen

THIS STATION SHOULD NOT ALLOW ANYONE, AGAIN, ANYONE, TO CALL THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES A COMMUNIST OR AN IDIOT, AND CERTAINLY SHOULD CENSOR ANYONE WHO HAS THE ****S TO SUGGEST THAT THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT LEADS TO EUTHANASIA OF SENIORS...WOOOSTER IS A SICK AND VERBALLY DANGEROUS PERSON...BUT, TO IT'S (DIS)CREDIT, KETK SEEMS TO BE A MAGNET FOR THIS TYPE OF BILGE-WATER SPEWING TEAVANGELICAL REPUB WACKO!

Of all the anti-American tripe! People are out of work because YOUR party of obstructionism decided the very night Obama took office that their one and only goal was to make him a one-term president. Instead of working together with Democrats to move this country forward, they opposed all overtures to create jobs for Americans to build roads, bridges, schools, etc. YOUR party denigrates women, the old and sick, education, clean water/air, all in favor of the wealthy...you, sir, are pathetic!

snydergal
A communist(demorats) tactic.....keep telling their lies until the illiterate believe it, it is called repetition the same way animals learn!
Who denied the construction of the "KEYSTONE PIPELINE" ? barack HUSEIN obama. Who has refused to let AMERICAN OIL COMPANIES DRILL IN THE GULF? (Foreign companies are drilling their now) barack HUSEIN obama.
The demorats had the majority AND THEY VOTED AGAINST IT.
obama and the demorats OWN the 20% UNEMPLOYMENT.

I especially like your statement, " I don't see the government as evil ..." I then reflected on those fascist nations in history (Italy and Germany) and the many people who did not see those governments as evil. I wonder if you are unaware of history or just too ignorant to see what is going-on around you.

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