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It’s vital to sell FD and Webster Co. in D.C.

March 17, 2013

Visiting our nation’s capital is always an adventure. Walking the hallways where history was made and continues to unfold is seductive for even the most jaded among us....

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Anderson

Mar-17-13 3:39 PM

Sad - but probably true, provided the focus of King, Harkin and Grassley on the parochial interests of Dodgers and other Iowans is not at the cost of attention to, and action on, the critical NATIONAL interests which, if neglected as they are now, make realization of the parochial interests impossible if not, indeed, moot.

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richgetricher

Mar-21-13 10:23 AM

interesting group

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marvin

Mar-22-13 6:30 AM

Freaked about the debt, Anderson?

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Anderson

Mar-22-13 2:34 PM

Indeed, I am, marv, but for my grand childrens's sake, not mine. Adoption by Democrats - and too many Republicans (but not conservatives) - of Keynes view that thrift is not virtue because it undermines prosperity has, as Hofstadter wrote, marked "a shift...from a working and saving ethic...to an ethic which stresses...the value of leisure and the pleasure of consumption." Even Jefferson, spendthrift though he was, understood that takibgOTHER people's money and blowing it was immoral or, as he put it more saltily. I "may roll my own financial dice...but i'll be d****d if I'm going to swipe your wallet to fund my pet political projects. That's theft. That's wrong." marv, I knew Jefferson (or at least Crank thinks so), and Obama is no Jefferson! Anyone who believes the US does do not have debt and spending problems is either blind or an idiot. So we now have 5 federally-funded "non-govt" workers in Dodge aiding how many migrant workers? Or should that read

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Anderson

Mar-22-13 6:38 PM

...read "undocumented" workers?

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