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Bash what ever political party, you wish. The real problem in this country, is the cost of government, that we have elected. We have have let self serving people of both parties, to continue raise their salaries to nearly 4 times that of what citizens make. Public Servants ? I think not,, more like legalized
bilking of the people's tax dollars is more like it.
Do a little research of Congressional salaries and perks. It'll amaze you. They only work an average of 141 days a year too. That figures to about $1000.00 per day. Then too, this is only the Federal level of government. Now you have the State and Local levels of government to contend with. You wonder where the money went? Check their pockets. If you want wealth, that's recession free, get into politics. Then too, you can pass laws, that you are exempt from, but will continue to feather your nest on the backs of the citizens.
Seems like a good chance for a young family to raise their kids in a healthy environment, IF they have a source of income or maybe help from their parents.
Isn't it funny how, when Democrats "control" the Congress (which is kind of a joke, as Democrats do not vote together and getting them to align and do something is like herding cats), but a Republican is in the White House--the Democrats "control" things. When there is a Republican Congress but a Democrat in the White House--the Democrats "control" things.
When there is a Republican in the White House AND a Republican Congress--ummm, then the Democrats ruin everything by "dragging their feet."
So--here's my question. If Republicans are so freaking pitiful that when they have control of the Congress, they can't overcome an evil Democratic president; and when they have control of the White House, they can't overcome an evil Democratic Congress; and when they have control of both the Congress and White House, they can't overcome an evil Democratic minority--that is, unless there are no Democrats at all, the Republicans refuse to take responsibility for what happens--why precisely would anyone vote for the weenie, powerless, easily trumped Republicans?
The whole victimhood mentality on the part of Republicans, and particularly the conservative evangelical Christians, is really and deeply annoying. Republicans have been and still are very powerful in our country--Obama has refused to really do anything that would go radically against them, and even incorporated a Republican mandate (to force everyone to buy health insurance or pay a penalty--and, yes, that has for many years been a Republican mandate . . . right up until the time that Obama caved to it) in his signature health-care bill. If you can't feel your own power and won't take responsibility for what you do (or could do if you chose), then maybe you should just quit voting and let people who will take responsibility do something, eh?
But, to get back on topic--since a house costs at least $80K to build (unless one uses some odd technique to bring the cost down), I don't really see "free" land that is worth about $10K to be worthwhile if the land will entail a long commute, rotten schools, and so forth. I can get a cheap house in a rotten part of a city just as easily--gentrification makes more sense than homesteading. Still, if the lure of something "free" brings in some people, I guess it works for the given cities--companies do the same thing, offering "free trial memberships" and then hitting people with absurd costs. I wouldn't fall for it--but, whatever.
Now, if the cities would allow people to put up small, prefabricated homes which only cost about $20K--working with a company that wants to promote its factory-built homes (not trailers, but things that can be placed on a pad and then anchor-bolted down)--then it might be worth it.