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Democrats Win House And Senate

Now that the Democrats have taken control of the House and the Senate is America doomed?

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They haven't won the senate yet, but there is still hope!
---NurseRobert on 5/10/08

NO! But it will go down hill from here. You have to realize that God is still in control.
---Rev_Herb on 8/14/07

Ralph, I understand that taxes will go up. My town taxes, for 2007, are going up 1.8%, less than the COL. The new town government looked at the budget, invited the public in to discuss ideas for the town, eliminated positions and decreased spending.

I dont have a problem with taxes going up, but Government needs to be responsible with MY money. 2% vs 5-6% that we were getting is a big difference.
---NurseRobert on 11/13/06

As far as the joke

You don't like liberal democrats, and when the Republicans tax and spend, you accuse them of being democrats.

I do have too agree with you, though, (GASP!!) that the voters are ultimately responsible for what is going on. In NY, the voters have reelected the same garbage year after year, and the same thing just happened.

Sometimes I think we deserve what we get.
---NurseRobert on 11/13/06

Nurse, who should I blame in NJ? Democrats is the easy answer. Ultimately though, I blame the voters who put them in control. We all know what to expect from them. Yet people seem surprised and complain when taxes and living costs go up. The nation as a whole has a short memory so it just voted to reverse it's journey to freedom in the wilderness back to bondage in Egypt. Like I said at the prepared. BTW, I didn't get the joke.
---ralph7477 on 11/13/06

Ralph, you remind me of the joke about the guy driving down the street, when someone cut him off. He saw long hair and made a sarcastic comment about women drivers. When he came up next to the car, he saw it was a man with long hair and said, "drives just like a woman."

My point is the republicians have been in control and my taxes have increased.. You can't blame the democrats for that..
---NurseRobert on 11/11/06

Nurse I am glad you guys did vote them out because they aren't true republicans, just like the ones in congress that just lost aren't sticking to republican Ideas of Lowering taxes.
---Jared on 11/11/06

NurseR, whether you vote for the budget or the school board members isn't really the point. Your Republican board behaved like liberals and got voted out which is what just happened nationally. My original point was that liberal policies cost more to society as a whole. Lower income folks are hurt the most, as is the case here in NJ. You don't actually think that Democrats will lower taxes and the cost of living do you? Like I said before, both parties are moving ever leftward.
---ralph7477 on 11/11/06

Ralph, in many parts of NY, the school board decides the taxes. In my town, they told the population it was needed for one thing and they spent it on another.

Jared, where I live, the republicans controlled the Town, County and the School district. Right after the Town raised the taxes, the people in the town voted them out of office.

George Pataki just rebated school taxs to the citizens.. A wonderful election year gesture, except HE BORROWED THE MONEY TO DO IT.
---NurseRobert on 11/10/06

At our county level, the republican led county board has said that they will not even listen to any ideas put forth by the democrats. Why, you ask?

Becuase they are in power and they don't have too. And that is a direct quote.
---NurseRobert on 11/10/06

Ralph: In Pennsylvania the voters do not vote school budgets, the school board does. Not all states are like NJ.
---Madison1101 on 11/10/06

NurseR, if your school taxes went up isn't it because you and your neighbors approved the school budget? We in NJ endure some of the highest taxes and living costs in the country but we keep electing liberal Dems. The new Gov. and legislature wasted no time raising taxes across the board including the sales tax which punishes poor people disproportionately. I thought Democrats were the friends of the poor.
---ralph7477 on 11/10/06

nurse, are republicans in control in your state county and city? because that is an odd thing to happen (but you know what usually the people have to vote on the raising of taxes at the county and city level.)
---Jared on 11/10/06

Madison John Ashcroft was being discriminated because of his faith, that was the question in his work history dems were afraid he was going to challenge things they support and they didn't want that. (that was his work history) If you want to believe that he wasn't challenged because of his faith then go ahead but you'd be nieve.
---Jared on 11/10/06

And wayne, yes there will be very little happen in the next 2 years. because everyone will try to flex their muscules. (which isn't a total bad thing) I think though if they do any more judge blocking I'd have the atterny Gen. charge them all with obstruction of Justice. (that was the worst thing in the history of the USA. it was never done before) Just think if this become the norm, eventually we would not have a court system because we'll keep rewarding the phillabuster
---Jared on 11/10/06

Helen, It's the dem agenda to get embronic stem cell research legalized for whatever reason..At this time no advantage has been found for that research.. Adult stem cell is a different matter.. When you hear a liberal talk about this, they won't specify which they are talking about.. they say Bush is against this, when infact he's for adult stem cell, but not embronic..also we will see gay marriage and cloning in the future., this will come from liberal judges..
---wayne on 11/9/06

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Nurse Robert.. I was talking about federal taxes going up..Sounds like you'll need to elect new city council and school board members.. The mayor and school superintendent are required to post salaries and expenses yearly.. In a big city like NY and in your district i'm sure there is wide spread fraud.
---wayne on 11/10/06

#1 NurseRobert, you mention town, county and school taxes elevating, are all of these due to federal influences. Don't your town and county have their own jurisdictions? Aren't the local county and town governments responsible for local tax increases? How could the federal government raise your county and town taxes? Which party is in control of your county and town councils?
---Ryan on 11/9/06

#2 NurseRoberts, In California, where I live, I know we have state county and city governments and they all have abilities to extract taxes from the populous of the state, is New York so different that the federal government runs your counties, towns and school systems?
---Ryan on 11/9/06

Amen, Margaret!!! :) God bless you! Yes, Bush is against abortion; for the most part, so am I. Yet he has no problem sending our boys to fight another country's civil war, while neglecting our own country's dire needs! And people say he's the moral choice?!
---Mary on 11/9/06

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I was talking about any blocking of any judges based on their religious preference,, and using Ashcroft as an example when he was nominated for att gen. I know the difference..
Madision, there was a statement made, " that Aschroft couldn't do his job because he would let his religious convictions sway his decisions" I think it was EK,?
---wayne on 11/9/06

I do fear that Dems having control will bring the issues of abortion, stem cell research and gay marriage to the plate and the Dems are going to "sell" this to America. I voted Rep because they are against these things. It is not right to grow babies to use them as parts... It is not right to use abortion as birth control. This is not biblical.

Yes, God IS in control and we will see His plan unfold.
---Helen on 11/9/06

Wayne and Ralph. In the part of NY where I live, I have seen my town taxes go up by 35%, my County taxes go up by 34% and my school taxes go up 50%.

The common denominator: The Republicans were in control.
---NurseRobert on 11/9/06

Margret I would not say it is doomed America is in a test. and we will either pass or fail. I think our faithful core will not let it be doomed, but we may not be the same nation we were in the past. I have hope, even if Democrats are in office (remember many democrats live by faith) We just need to keep our officals in prayer.
---Jared on 11/9/06

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No, if America is doomed; it will be because it's God's will. The country is in such a mess now, maby the democrats can pull us out. The war is a mistake that is costing us in blood and finances. I pray that the Democrates can fix what's broken already. marga8388.
---Margaret on 11/9/06

Wayne: The liberals did not oppose Ashcroft because of religion, but because of serious problems with his history of work.

He was not appointed a judge, but the Attorney General, two entirely different jobs.
---Madison1101 on 11/9/06

Ralph. I think you're speaking of higher taxes. If our taxes go up anymore we'll be in bondage to the gov. I think we need to keep Bush's tax cuts in place. That might fade after the 08 election if a liberal gets in office.
---wayne on 11/9/06

** Now we can only hope that the democrats won't try to block any nomations to the courts based on their religious affilation, like they tried to do to John Ashcroft when Bush nomanited him for Att general. **

The Attorney General does not serve on the bench of any court. Please don't mix up the two offices.
---Jack on 11/9/06

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Now we can only hope that the democrats won't try to block any nomations to the courts based on their religious affilation, like they tried to do to John Ashcroft when Bush nomanited him for Att general. Religious discrimation is suppose to be against the law.
---wayne on 11/9/06

The country has been on it's way down long before this election. Society and the people as a whole are moving ever leftward, party affiliation notwithstanding.

All I can say is open up your wallets and get your checkbooks ready folks. You asked for it.
---ralph7477 on 11/9/06

Hello sister Jeane, I really love your answer. The people have chosen what they want and each has a reason for voting the way they did. Nonetheless, it is God who permits anything to happen. He is the only One who knows what is to come and what will happen next. I spoke against free will on a blog for this very reason. People make choices but they are always govern by something. They are never free. We weight the knowledge we have and vote a certain way. Some don't weight anything,
---lisa on 11/9/06

2. they vote because they are Democrat or Republican, no matter the concequences. Yet their choice is not free at all. They do have a will, but it govern by their own desires. God is much bigger then anyone, and His plan for this world will be as He so desires because His choices are always holy and just. I don't worry who won, I just do what I am called to do by weighting what I see best for our country and leave the rest to God.
---lisa on 11/9/06

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3. Pride really governs many when they know they have won, as in a race. A victory for themselves. And the others mourn what they have lost. They all forget that God is really ruling this world and has already set His purpose to be complete when He so decides to end sin in this world. Until that time, we will continue to do as we so desire and vote as we so desire, but God already knows what we will do. He is bigger then politics.
---lisa on 11/9/06

I think it was more of the get the incumbent out then it was a political party change. It would be nice if we could go back to a time when people who ran for office were real people not career politicians.
---grace3869 on 11/8/06

I voted Rep. However, the majority of the people have spoken and we can live with that. What we can't live with is the liberal judges legislating from the bench. According to the news this was a vote against being involved in Iraq. I think we need to change our approach to this war. Either fight or get out.
---wayne on 11/8/06

The country was doing well under Republican control. it was doing ok under Clinton too. our country will move forward we just have to hold our officals accountable and that is what is being done. Dems need to beware that they aren't in there because they have good ideas but because everyone was upset at Republicans for not doing what they promised. 3rd party canadites are going to be a huge factor in '08
---Jared on 11/8/06

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Only time will tell. I myself think we needed a change. Ever since 9/11, and President Bush got us in this war, I haven't felt as safe as I use to. I feel as though he has forgotten the needs of the American people and we need attention and our needs met as well. All we can do is pray that the Lord will step in and turn this war around. We need to continue to pray for our men and women over in Iraq that they will be kept safe until they can be returned to their families.
---Norma7374 on 11/8/06

God is STILL in control. I'm an Independant and I think it's time for a change.
(Just happy that Kinky Freidman lost in Texas!)
---NV_Barbara on 11/8/06

America is no more doomed now than when the Republicans were in control. I believe America got tired of the rationalizing about Iraq and all the soldiers that have died there.
---Madison1101 on 11/8/06

Jared has a good point. I have voted republican since I was 18 but, this year I voted Libertarian, if there was a Libertarian running they received my vote. But in the end it doesn't matter which poloitical party is running the country because Satan is the God of this world so we know who is really in power and that won't change until God decides it is time.
---Ryan on 11/8/06

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John, have you ever read where the Psalmist says, "Put not your trust in princes, in the sons of men, in whom is NO salvation?"

This applies to political parties and politicians as well.
---Jack on 11/8/06

John, do you actually think the country was prospering and being blessed under the Republicans?
---Jack on 11/8/06

America is not doomed if we continue to trust God. the reasons that Democrats won isn't because they have better Ideas, but we were tired of republicans not doing what they said they would. Look at how many votes went to the Libertarians, if all those votes went to Republicans they would have won. but the issue is that we are over taxed, it's not much more than that we need a huge tax revision or we will be doomed. HR25's fair tax plan is awsome read about it .
---Jared on 11/8/06

Hey congrats Madison! No America is not doomed to whoever is in the House/Senate/White house even. God is much bigger then politics. Politics has always slugged it out no matter who is in "charge" at the moment and always will. We the people make choices to sin or not, to obey or not obey bringing down judgement on our own heads or blessings.
---Jeanne on 11/8/06

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Not really into politics that much, but aren't the Republicans just as bad? Weren't they in charge before this?
---sue on 11/8/06

It is interesting that folks assume the fate of the country is based on what party seems to be in power at any particular time. What I see is that the Dems. who won seats will have to work well with Pres. Bush in order to prove they can get any more done than the folks who preceded them. So, in one way, it is a win for Bush... If they throw up blocks and nothing gets done... then we'll see them going out the door next election.
---daphn8897 on 11/8/06

They had to use candidates running on Republican issues to do it. Lets see if their claims are brought to fruition. My thoughts are they will not actually stand for the morals they ran under and the voters who were swayed will see they were lied to.
---tofurabby on 11/8/06

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