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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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Monday, May 23, 2011

Tim Pawlenty: A Time For Truth

Here's a rather different message from a politcians...he's going to  Iowa to call for and end to farm subsidies, Florida to introduce his plan to reform both Social Security and Medicare and later New York, to turn off the money spigot to banks and investment houses...



All emphasis in the below quote is mine...not Mr. Pawlenty's.
I’m going to try something a little unusual in politics. I’m just going to tell the truth. Washington is broken, our country is going broke, and our long-term financial outlook will make the pain of the recent recession pale in comparison.


It’s long past time for America’s president — and anyone who wants to be president — to be straight with the American people.

So here it is: Government money isn’t “free.” Either you and I pay for it in taxes, or our children pay for it in debt. The reforms we need are not in the billions, but in the trillions of dollars. And the cuts we must make cannot just be in other people’s favorite programs.

That’s why later this week I’m going to New York City to tell Wall Street that if I’m elected, the era of bailouts and handouts for big banks is over. I’m going to Florida to tell both young people and seniors that our entitlement programs are on an unsustainable path and have to be changed. And, today, I’m in Iowa to speak truthfully about farm subsidies.
"They" have been saying for decades that you don't go to Iowa to call for an end to farm subsidies, to Florida to call for Medicare/Social Security reform, or New York...to tell Wall Street there is no company "too big to fail."  Mr. Pawlenty is talking the talk...let's see if you has the political legs to walk the walk.

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