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@justanotherfan That is way too spot on. I was a kicker in HS. I could hit a 50 yarder in practice and warming up. Longest FG I ever hit in game was 26 yards. It is a whole different ball game live. You have to have 3 guys all do nerve-racking things and do them with perfect timing. The snapper, holder and kicker are all nervous. It also didn’t help that I was a lineman and my legs were pretty much toast by the end of the game. Pretty hard to get juice on the ball when you’ve played 4 quarters in the trenches.
@brooksmd sweet. When the rebuild happens I’ll try to keep up with you guys. I enjoy a good rebuild. I’m no longer a Red Sox fan (was one growing up) but when they did the rebuild a few years back I enjoyed watching the trials by fire [with my dad] of the young guys. Jackie Bradley, Mookie Betts. Going from “are they good enough to play MLB?” to all star is a few years is a hell of thing.
@DoubleDD Federal government was already in Healthcare before Obamacare and definitely is currently in education.
But, you could argue the reason the cost of both of those has sky rocketed is because the feds got involved, or more involved than they should have.
Education has gone up so much and it is 100% due to the federal government. Once states realized that the federal government will loan out $30k to every student, tuition rates have skyrocketed.
Most of these social issues could be solved at the state level, as like-minded people are more likely to live in the same state. If California wants to provide healthcare to all of their citizens let them.
Federal government is there to help in disputes between states and provide military protection. Most everything else could be decided at the state level.
But, that’s just my opinion. You can’t make 100% of this country happy. But you might be able to make 80% of it happy if you let states run the show themselves.