"The task of weaning various people and groups
from the national nipple will not be easy.
The sound of whines, bawls, screams and invective will
fill the air as the agony of withdrawal pangs finds voice."
by:
Linda Bowles
(1952-2003) Columnist
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That's at least an under statement!
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    As Sobran stated: Money speaks as a language that Shakespeare would envy; the people don't understand or know the Federalist Papers anymore, but they understand government checks with their names on them.
     -- Logan, Memphis, TN     
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    The whines, bawls, screams and invective will reach a never before heard crescendo which will make all previous complaints sound as if they were less than a whisper, if we are ever able to get that nipple out of the gigantic mouths of the corporatocracy!!!!
     -- Dan G., Owings Mills, MD     
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    Take the subsidies away from the sugar and dairy industries and you'll see weeping, wailing, and gnashing of teeth. It ain't going to happen, our political hacks in Washington get too much money and too many votes from this group.
     -- jim k, austin     
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    How about weaning us from corruption, greed, and the oligarchy of the banks (including the Fed) and corporate America. You worry about a few billion when the nipple is being attacked by the truth criminals with trillions in mind.
     -- RBESRQ     
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    Raise a few generations on the national nipple, and the nation will have forgotten itself and beg for servitude as a right... isn't there anyone who would like to be left alone any more?
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    She's got a way with words!!
     -- M.Brown, Florida     
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    I am afraid cold turkey is the only way it will ever be done, and that will only happen after the bottle is empty and there's no one left from whom to steal more milk.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
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    The problem is that it could only be possible to make those types of changes through revolution or the instillation of a benevolent dictator. Fat chance either one would do any thing but make the situation even worse. Our present dictator wanabe is a prime example. His goal is to put everyone on the national tit so as to insure that all will have a reason to elect more of his ilk.
     -- warren, olathe     
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    We see a shadow of this in recent news of Greece. The truth of this is why change is necessary and why change will be so difficult to implement. November is coming.
     -- Jeff, Tamuning, Guam     
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    Too bad Linda Bowles did not really write this. Warren did.
     -- Grandson, Near Merced, CA     
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     -- wanda, lake wales,fl      
    Ken you nailed it! problem is, when the bottle is empty...the sycophants will be coming to your house...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    Look at it today. Obama is predicting the end of the world if they cut any government spending. However, it's time to face some facts, no matter who gets elected , the government gets bigger and more oppressive with each administration. Watch a video, "The truth about voting" by Stefan Molyneaux.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    Who are sucking on the national nipple? it's a joke to even compare the people of America when corporations and banks, the military industrial complex, City's with regard to Federal aid, Israel and other sovereignty's, have a permanent vacuum on the nations nipple. The poor and downtrodden are the least of your concern regarding this topic. Yes, Dan and RBESRQ hit the nail on the head. And then of course there are those who pay no or little tax, like the corporate and wealthy elite, who, through their tax avoidance attorneys, pay hardly any taxes. And we have the audacity to rave over individual milking the system - what total hypocrisy.
     -- Robert, Somewhere in Europe     
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    The biggest "takers" are in the military industrial complex that Dwight Eisenhower described in his farewell speech.

    And, the "crony capitalists" are right in there getting theirs.
     -- bruski, naples FL     
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     -- Ronw13, Yachats Or      
    Robert, groups of the above statement include the military industrial complex, banks, insurance companies, and other large corporations; while, the socialists continue to finance poverty (such growing exponentially), The quote is about the lack of personal responsibility and a working knowledge of freedom and liberty.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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