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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

2010 Voter Prioirities

Public's Top 10 Priorities for 2010:
Economy-83%, Jobs-81%, Terrorism-80%, Social Security-65%, Education-65%, Medicare-63%, Deficit Reduction-60%, Health Care-57%, Helping the Poor-53%, Military-49%.

Pew Research Polls has released it's top priorities of voters as polled for 2010.  The economy and jobs are first and second.  So of course, the Democrats have wasted most of a year trying to ram through government seizure of health care as their top priority.  That makes perfect sense.  Move the 8th most important thing to the public to the top of your agenda....

Here's a chart that shows what voter's priorities have been year by year back 10 year.   While they've changed, it's not bee a hugely dramatic change.  Even last year the economy and jobs were considered by the public to be more important than health care.  Yet again more evidence that the Democratic leadership is just as out of touch with what the public really wants as is the GOP.  But, the public still trusts the  GOP far more on dealing with the economy than the Democratic Party.

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