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What would be your liberal idea?

  1. Jim Hunter profile image59
    Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago

    Imagine yourself as a liberal and create a new policy that the U.S. should put into effect.

    I want all illegal immigrants to be paid $50 an hour.

    If you make more than $1Billion per year then you have to buy 100 FHA/HUD homes for the homeless.

    If you are an entertainer Musician/Actor/Author etc, you should be given unlimited funds to promote your latest cause.

    1. waynet profile image50
      waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      For you to write more hubs!

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        You have written many a hub and I bet they are good.

        For every hub you have gained 2.1 followers.

        For every hub of mine I have gained 13.

        Maybe you should consider writing less.

        1. waynet profile image50
          waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          No chance....I am a hubpages junkie and will continue until I reach 1000 hubpages and stop for awhile!

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You go boi...big_smile

            1. waynet profile image50
              waynetposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Booo yacka!

        2. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          But are there more than 26 conservatives here that actually read hubs rather than just prowl the forums?  You might never get another, not for lack of talent but simply because of exhausting the supply.

          On the other hand, the place is swarming with liberals..

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            "On the other hand, the place is swarming with liberals.."

            Swarming? Maybe, conservatives usually have jobs they go to.

            And you being the talented author you are should love my idea about unlimited funds.

            1. Pcunix profile image88
              Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Nope. I have no use for poetry, art or music.  If it all went away tomorrow I wouldn't miss it a bit.

              More conservative nonsense about liberals all being unemployed, Jim?  So predictable., so Foxish.

            2. paradigmsearch profile image85
              paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this



              Another good one...smile

          2. paradigmsearch profile image85
            paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this



            I left my heart in San Francisco...smile

        3. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this



          Now that was funny.smile

    2. PrettyPanther profile image83
      PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Read this:

      The Soldier in Me

      Try to read it with an open mind.  It talks about basic values and how those values are reflected in current liberal and conservative politics.

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Something broken in your link. I found it here: http://www.prospect.org/cs/articles?articleId=11410

      2. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Ok, I read it with an open mind.

        I too am a veteran, and spend a lot of time with veterans and current members of the military.

        I don't know a single one who is happy with this current administration.

        Writing a story of how you switched from one party to another and why is interesting but it can't be taken as the be all and end all.

        Its a story of how someone became disillusioned and went another direction.

        Ronald Reagan did the same thing.

        By the way, that is not a story of a conservative becoming a liberal it is a story of a republican becoming a democrat.

        Republicans=what democrats were 30 years ago.

        Democrats=what communists were 30 years ago.

        1. Sab Oh profile image61
          Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "I too am a veteran, and spend a lot of time with veterans and current members of the military."



          Thank you very, very much.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image60
            Ron Montgomeryposted 6 years ago in reply to this
            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Ron I thought the blue thank you would take me somewhere.

              I was a little disappointed.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      All conservative Candidates for Office are to be pre-vetted and vetted and vetted again, even DURING their term in Office if they make it that far.  While, of course, all liberal Candidates' names immediately skip that process and are put into a big bowl to draw one which becomes Emperor of the World.
      That would make liberals so happy!
      Oh wait----it's already pretty close to that already.

  2. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    You are not a liberal, Jim, and none of those are liberal ideas.

    They are quite similar to the type of ideas conservatives SAY are proposed by liberals.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      If I was a liberal those would be my ideas.

      I never said they had been proposed.

      Try and follow along.

  3. Pcunix profile image88
    Pcunixposted 6 years ago

    So let's instead imagine that you are a conservative:

    Let's just get it over with and start a war with everybody.

    Let's have no taxes and make the needy beg on the streets.

    Let's deport everyone whose family didn't come here at least 150 years ago.

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      "So let's instead imagine that you are a conservative:"

      I don't have to imagine it, I am.

      "Let's just get it over with and start a war with everybody."

      There have been more wars started with Democrat leaders than Republican.

      "Let's have no taxes and make the needy beg on the streets."

      We have taxes and people still beg on the streets.

      "Let's deport everyone whose family didn't come here at least 150 years ago."

      Why don't we just deport those that are here illegally instead.

      You're a radical.

      1. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I am a radical.  And proud to be so.

        Are you proud of thinking just like everybody else who watches Fox News?

        1. Jim Hunter profile image59
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Had a hard time disputing what was written I see.

          So of course you have to throw FOX news into the mix.

          Why not Christianity?

          1. Pcunix profile image88
            Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            You wrote nothing worth disputing. It's just more conservative fantasy about what liberals really believe.

            Oh, I know you don't watch Fox.  You just SOUND like you do, which must be entirely coincidental.

            Christianity?  What does that have to do with any of this?

            1. Jim Hunter profile image59
              Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              What did FOX news have to do with any of it?

              1. Pcunix profile image88
                Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Typical of Beckian fantasies about what liberals think.

                But you have never watched Beck, of course. Never hung on his every word, never praised his wisdom to your pals,.  Because you don't watch Fox.  I keep forgetting that.

                1. Jim Hunter profile image59
                  Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I offered MY liberal ideas and did not attribute them to you or any other liberal.

                  You understand the point of this thread...Right?

                  No, I guess you don't.

                  That is so MSNBCian.

                  1. Pcunix profile image88
                    Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    But you are NOT a liberal. Your ideas are no more indicative of liberal thinking than my nonsense about conservative ideas is.

                    Straw men, Jim.

  4. IntimatEvolution profile image82
    IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago

    For more people to become better educated about what makes an idea liberal.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Great link, thanks.

      1. IntimatEvolution profile image82
        IntimatEvolutionposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Welcome.  I have really enjoyed it.  You can also partake in their discussions I think, if that is something that would interest any of you all.

        1. Pcunix profile image88
          Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I would rather see Jim go join those discussions.  He might learn something.

        2. Druid Dude profile image59
          Druid Dudeposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Well now, don't know if this is so much a liberal idea, mostly conservatives have been mentioning it, in favor of it for many reasons. National sales tax. GOODBYE IRS. That saves a bundle by itself, eliminates tax filings, another fortune in savings, and provides less opportunity for tax cheats and those who simply ignore taxes altogether.

  5. Jim Hunter profile image59
    Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago

    Since you seem incapable of returning to the previous page I will post again the only arguments I have made.

    You said
    "So let's instead imagine that you are a conservative:"

    I said
    I don't have to imagine it, I am.

    You said
    "Let's just get it over with and start a war with everybody."

    I said
    There have been more wars started with Democrat leaders than Republican.

    You said
    "Let's have no taxes and make the needy beg on the streets."

    I said
    We have taxes and people still beg on the streets.

    You said
    "Let's deport everyone whose family didn't come here at least 150 years ago."

    I said
    Why don't we just deport those that are here illegally instead.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Do I need to explain parody to you, Jim?

      My comments were deliberate misrepresentations of conservative thought.

      There is nothing to be gained by refuting them, just as there was no reason to refute your misconceived statements.

      You still dont get that?

      1. Jim Hunter profile image59
        Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        "My comments were deliberate misrepresentations of conservative thought."

        Every comment of yours is a deliberate misrepresentation of conservative thought.

        Remember Democrat rule #1 "Lie and see what happens".

        Its hard to tell when you're being serious or facetious you move so well between them.

        Actually I don't think your moving at all.

        Thanks for your participation.

        1. paradigmsearch profile image85
          paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          This works especially well in poker...smile

  6. couturepopcafe profile image62
    couturepopcafeposted 6 years ago

    I don't have any liberal ideas but I'm sincerely curious to learn from a self admitted liberal Democrat.  I continue to see arguments back and forth but don't ever honestly see anyone stating what liberal Democratic ideals are.  Can someone enlighten me, please?  What do you stand for?  Specifically.

    1. Pcunix profile image88
      Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Empathy. Tolerance. Fairness.

  7. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Good to see the Dems are still leading the way with the GOP following us, as usual!

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Except where it counts where republicans lead.

      Or whatever they are now.

  8. lady_love158 profile image61
    lady_love158posted 6 years ago

    If you're a liberal, especially a rich leberal, you should move to another country preferably one steeped in poverty and give them the government and money they deserve....yours!

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I only know of one rich liberal on here.

      At least he claims to be rich.

      He has funny colored hair and has a hard time remembering what he writes.

      I think he may already live in a foreign country.

      Massachusetts is a foreign country...Right?

      1. lady_love158 profile image61
        lady_love158posted 6 years ago in reply to this

        LMAO!

      2. Pcunix profile image88
        Pcunixposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jim thinks the ordinary middle class life I enjoyed indicates riches.

        I can't imagine why.  According to Jim, the conservatives all have jobs and we liberals are all on welfare.

        1. PrettyPanther profile image83
          PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Yeah, that's why we don't give to charity, because us unemployed liberals don't have any money left over after we spend our food stamps on lattes.

          1. Jim Hunter profile image59
            Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I don't know why liberals give less to charity.

            Can you explain that to me.

            You all seem ready to give every dime I make to the government, maybe there would be less reason for welfare if liberals weren't so greedy.

            1. PrettyPanther profile image83
              PrettyPantherposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              A more detailed analysis of the data reveals that if you control for religiousness, then the amount of giving among liberals and conservatives is indistinguishable.  The author discusses this in his book, but of course that part usually doesn't get mentioned.

              Oh, and I haven't heard anyone say they want Jim Hunter to give every dime he makes to the government.  It's not all about you, Jim.  big_smile

  9. Hokey profile image60
    Hokeyposted 6 years ago

    I say no more clothes. Just think of the money saved on producing them!  tongue

    1. donotfear profile image91
      donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


      Way to go dude!

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I knew you would love that one! wink

        1. donotfear profile image91
          donotfearposted 6 years ago in reply to this


          Yep! Good to see & feel your presence once again. I've been scarce these days, too.

    2. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thats a good idea there is just one thing wrong with it.

      What about the Chinese kids working in sweat shops?

      They won't have jobs.

      I feel so good about myself.

      1. Hokey profile image60
        Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        they could still make soccer balls! smile

        1. Jim Hunter profile image59
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Putting kids first, bravo for your concern.

          You are a humanitarian. big_smile

          1. Hokey profile image60
            Hokeyposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Gee......hmm  Hmmmmmmm......:- Thanks Jim! big_smile

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Airline travel must be cheaper in the Northern Hemisphere(or should be) as the fuel is cheaper and definately supports the role of human resources being regularly rotated.

    At the moment its only politicians who get the huge discounts and we all know how much work they really do!

    I say ,open it up,to all workers, all taxpayers and do it now smile

  11. kirstenblog profile image78
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    Nuke the gay whales for Jesus.

    Oh wait, you want a liberal idea, ok

    Hug the gay whales for Jesus then big_smile

    roll

    1. Jim Hunter profile image59
      Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Aren't you the person on another thread wanting your positions to be taken seriously?

      Gay whales need love too.

      1. kirstenblog profile image78
        kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I give up on anything being taken seriously by anyone anymore, so have a laugh instead!

        "Gay whales need love too" - now who's the liberal? lol

        1. Jim Hunter profile image59
          Jim Hunterposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          "now who's the liberal?"

          In this thread I am.

          1. kirstenblog profile image78
            kirstenblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Jim as far as being a liberal goes you have some ways to go, you should be all huggy and kissy with them whales right?! Advocating child care for their kiddes and work training programs for the single mother whales, ya know. Just acknowledging that they need love is only the first step toward becoming a real liberal lol

            1. Sab Oh profile image61
              Sab Ohposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Whales are delicious.

  12. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    My proposal is called the "Work to Welfare" program.
    It's premise is simple: Those people who are unfortunate to still have paying jobs would be retrained in how to stop working for a living and stay home, make babies, and collect welfare forever!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Hi MM
      Theres training for that ,lol, I thought all you did was ,well look insightful and express a few octaves  here an there.

      Second thoughts maybe a refresher would be helpful, dont want any skills to lie there wanton ...wink

  13. J.R. Smith profile image60
    J.R. Smithposted 6 years ago

    Perhaps re-write the W.I.C. program to include members of any gender. The single-parent,infant child program, or SPIC.

  14. Eaglekiwi profile image72
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    Free medical
    Free prescriptions
    Free food

    And if ya good lil boys n girls ya might get a FREE gun as a bonus,if ya live in a area where the employment rate is too high..lol

  15. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    JR Smith: Is that a racist comment perchance lol?
    I like your idea a lot. And yes, I also like the idea that to qualify you must be single. No married folks need apply.

    Eaglekiwi -- You've got all the basics covered there! If we had to choose between free housing and free guns -- well, you know what us Amuricuhns would choose. The one that's guaranteed in the Constitution!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image72
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      tongue too funny ( but not) unless one can fit a family of 10 down a barrel....

    2. J.R. Smith profile image60
      J.R. Smithposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      lol. Isn't W.I.C. sexist? I'm just trying to flex my liberal muscles. Isn't it racist that there's no black person on the food stamp? Should't they be represented?Lol.

      I think we should we should also deem all special interest groups as being unconstitutional. Goodbye, NAACP,NOW,PETA.

      Being liberal is fun. It's hitler-iffic!

  16. profile image0
    rakubaposted 6 years ago

    Your ideas have nothing to do with liberalism.

  17. J.R. Smith profile image60
    J.R. Smithposted 6 years ago

    Welfare and special interest groups have nothing to do with liberalism?

  18. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 6 years ago

    Labels have nothing to with liberalists and lobbies are for sitting in and not for liberalisms!

 
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