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Old 07-14-2013, 03:59 PM   #4541
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I go to walmart for the ***!!! The cheap prices and the convenience is just a bonus.

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Old 07-14-2013, 10:45 PM   #4542
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:18 AM   #4545
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Saving money at Wal Mart means I can spend the extra cash somewhere else. Or save it.

Saving money = economic freedom

Wal Mart = economic freedom

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According to the D.C. Department of Human Resources, some full-time school maintenance workers and custodians make $11.75 per hour. The rate for a clerk at the University of the District of Columbia is $10.40.

Council members went to great lengths to criticize Walmart's pay scale. They should have taken care of their own business first.
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That is too rich.
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On a more inspiring note, volunteers in Detroit are stepping up to maintain their communities and offer services that the budget-crunched city has eliminated or scaled back.
“I was looking for some sort of volunteer work when the city announced that they were closing 72 parks,” Nardone, 48, told FoxNews.com. “I wondered at the time what exactly that meant and found out that when the park is closed, it basically means that they stop with the upkeep. They are basically abandoned.”

Working alone, Nardone started out just mowing under swing sets. But an army of inspired volunteers has joined the Mower Gang, allowing it to take on bigger and bigger projects including a bicycle track that had been shut down and neglected since the 1980s. The Mower Gang, which has received equipment donations from Husqvarna, now maintains 15 city parks, helping to reclaim recreation space for kids and grownups alike.

“When we get there [to a park], people are happy to see us, especially the kids,” Nardone said. “This isn’t a problem solver, but it’s a solution that helps.”

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:48 PM   #4548
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On a more inspiring note, volunteers in Detroit are stepping up to maintain their communities and offer services that the budget-crunched city has eliminated or scaled back.
[indent]“I was looking for some sort of volunteer work when the city announced that they were closing 72 parks,” Nardone, 48, told FoxNews.com. “I wondered at the time what exactly that meant and found out that when the park is closed, it basically means that they stop with the upkeep. They are basically abandoned.”

Working alone, Nardone started out just mowing under swing sets. But an army of inspired volunteers has joined the Mower Gang, allowing it to take on bigger and bigger projects including a bicycle track that had been shut down and neglected since the 1980s. The Mower Gang, which has received equipment donations from Husqvarna, now maintains 15 city parks, helping to reclaim recreation space for kids and grownups alike.

“When we get there [to a park], people are happy to see us, especially the kids,” Nardone said. “This isn’t a problem solver, but it’s a solution that helps.”[/url]
Wait wait wait, are you implying that when the government stops providing a service that private citizens that want to enjoy that service provide it for themselves?? That sounds like a bunch of free market nonsense.

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Old 07-16-2013, 12:49 PM   #4549
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I think the post office should be free.
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On a more inspiring note, volunteers in Detroit are stepping up to maintain their communities and offer services that the budget-crunched city has eliminated or scaled back.
[indent]“I was looking for some sort of volunteer work when the city announced that they were closing 72 parks,” Nardone, 48, told FoxNews.com. “I wondered at the time what exactly that meant and found out that when the park is closed, it basically means that they stop with the upkeep. They are basically abandoned.”

Working alone, Nardone started out just mowing under swing sets. But an army of inspired volunteers has joined the Mower Gang, allowing it to take on bigger and bigger projects including a bicycle track that had been shut down and neglected since the 1980s. The Mower Gang, which has received equipment donations from Husqvarna, now maintains 15 city parks, helping to reclaim recreation space for kids and grownups alike.

“When we get there [to a park], people are happy to see us, especially the kids,” Nardone said. “This isn’t a problem solver, but it’s a solution that helps.”[/url]
I feel like I'm reading Dr. Seuss to my kids, where the characters in the story suddenly realize that they can do it for themselves. In red states, this is called "life".
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It is sometimes forgotten, why "public services" such as bus and rail transit, once private commercial enterprises, were nationalized in the first place.
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Joe - Let's talk about the Lincoln Highway and its position as a privately funded transcontinental corridor. Is it an example of how private capital was more successful at implementing a concept and filling a need than public spending?
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Let's the discuss the LA/San Francisco "Brown-doggle" that was approved by the voters (stupidly), and then immediately saw the projected cost more than double, the projected ridership cut in half, and the speed dwindle to where it can no longer be called a "High Speed Rail". THIS is a TRUE reflection of government.
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You spelled "Newt Gingrich" wrong.
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well played.
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This guy really hates america.

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