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Old 03-10-2011, 11:49 PM
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For a Republican...I like him

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Daniels says that Social Security should be means-tested, and that younger workers should be given Medicare vouchers.


He also challenges GOP orthodoxy, saying everything, including defense spending and tax loopholes, should be on the table. And at CPAC, he said something else that was unusual for a Republican.

"We must display a heart for every American, and a special passion for those still on the first rung of life's ladder," he said. "Upward mobility from the bottom is the crux of the American promise, and the stagnation of the middle class is in fact becoming a problem, on any fair reading of the facts."
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Old 03-11-2011, 08:45 AM
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the more I read about this guy the more I like him.

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"It is the new Red Menace, this time consisting of ink," he said. "We can debate its origins endlessly and search for villains on ideological grounds, but the reality is pure arithmetic. No enterprise, small or large, public or private, can remain self-governing, let alone successful, so deeply in hock to others as we are about to be."
it's this kind of honesty & straight-forwardness that we need in Washington --- it's clearly done wonders for Indiana especially after he was taken to task early in his first term for ending collective bargaining for public employees by executive order & privatizing Indiana's toll road with a 75 year lease worth nearly $5billion & even though his intial approval numbers went down he balanced the state budget & turned the state around enough to win re-election in a landslide
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