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Old 02-18-2011, 09:27 PM   #16
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This fits nicely with Krugman's 'Eat the Future' article that was published in the NY Times last week.

Eat the Future - NYTimes.com
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Old 02-18-2011, 09:41 PM   #17
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Excellent piece. If that is indeed the theme of this budget go-round, that irritates me even more. And it highlights one of the biggest problems I have with so many politicians nowadays.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:51 AM   #18
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Hypocrisy? They said they would defund PP, and they did. They said they would defund Obamacare, and they did.

Assuming you're talking about the NASCAR thing, I probably would have let that go as well. I've read conflicting explanations. People with the Army rightfully believe that NASCAR's fan-base can be a potential outlet for recruitment. Other branches used to do the same but have dropped the program because they can't prove one way or the other if it helps recruitment. Who knows? But let's not kid ourselves. It's a few million dollars each year. PP is much more. NPR is much more. Would I have voted against it? Probably, but this isn't enough for me to lose faith in the GOP just yet...
Overbloated spending is overbloated spending, they aren't doing what they said they would do. They're selectively pick and choosing those they think THEIR voters will tolerate. This isn't about fiscal responsibility.

I want all these men and women of faith to stand before the public and God and explain how they think screwing over millions out of life is the right moral thing to do. I think each and every one of them need to reevaluate their moral compasses.
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Old 02-19-2011, 05:40 PM   #19
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A) Give tax cuts to the rich, who don't need tax cuts

B) Point to the need to close the budget deficit that has been widened by giving tax cuts to the rich

C) Eliminate government programs that aid the middle and lower class



Upper tax bracket conservatives living out their fantasy of less taxes for them, and a smaller federal government, by punishing the lower and middle class.

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Old 02-19-2011, 06:11 PM   #20
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I guess that's the other thing. If I have to sacrifice some things to help the country at large, fine. I just wish the other side was willing to do the same. It's hard to agree to sacrifices when only some people are doing it (and those who are are doing so without much say in the matter).

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Old 02-19-2011, 07:29 PM   #21
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Republicans are pro-life until that baby is born, then it's a welfare problem.

But I'm sure they'll be introducing social policies and bills aimed at helping all these single mothers raising the kids.

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Don't be silly, those single mothers made a choice and they have to live with the consequences.
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Provide funding for an organization that provides basic health services to many people? Nah.

NASCAR? Sure.

Message received loud and clear.
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That reminds me, I meant to comment on this:

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People with the Army rightfully believe that NASCAR's fan-base can be a potential outlet for recruitment.
I find that strange, and interesting, because it seems to suggest an awful lot about stereotypes related to that fanbase.

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Old 02-19-2011, 11:46 PM   #25
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I could twist that to say that they care about recruiting citizens to go and die overseas, but not to help save citizens' lives here at home ..... but that would just be silly.
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This current bunch of moronic Republicans, and I'm talking about Mitch McConnell, The Whiner of the House - Boehner, Eric Cantor, Bachman and the all the other batshit crazies. (I won't even go into Rush, Beck, Palin and Hannity)
If I hear "we are doing what the American people ask us to do" I swear I will shoot my tv. These people are so far away from knowing what the American people want it's amazing they can say it with a straight face. Actually, they don't even bother anymore. Cantor and Boehner always laugh and smile at their corporate cronies when they say this. Disgusting and immoral, the lot of them.
We know which American (and foreign) people told them what to do and it wasn't the voters.
(and I know I need to step away from politics for a while but I'm afraid to turn my back on these people.)
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This should have been the early tipoff:



Seriously. Besides their initial self-labeling, but the tea-bags hanging off the hats?
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How can we take them seriously?

In an interview on Friday on MPR's Midday program, Republican House Majority Leader Matt Dean was dismissing Gov. Mark Dayton's (DFL) budget proposal of raising MN's top income tax rate. With the tired mantra of "the top income tax earners are the ones who own businesses and create jobs," the legislator couldn't explain and dodged the question several times when asked how an S-Corp owner needs a low income tax rate to pay employees, provide benefits and hire more employees.
The guy doesn't understand how business expenses are entered on tax forms.

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How are those statistics not embarrassing people more? Seriously?

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