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Old 02-07-2010, 12:05 PM   #21
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My employer isn't hemorrhaging money.
My employer hasn't over promised its pension fund.
My employer won't be in need of a bailout in the very near future.
But you're willing to cut any public employee's salary by 25%. Increasing foreclosures, decreasing consumer spending, sending more families into the pool of uninsured or underinsured, denying them affordable health care. But fuck 'em, they're just public employees, the very embodiment of all that's evil about guv'mint.

Or did I misinterpret your very vague non-specific ureg to CUT SPENDING!!1!!
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Old 02-07-2010, 12:06 PM   #22
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tax cuts when the government needs money is fiscal genius.


jesus fucking christ, republicans.
It worked for Saint Reagan.




Didn't it?
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Even neoclassicists such as Samuelson et al. don't see an alternative to the government stepping up during times of severe recessions, or near-depressions, but if you have alternatives to that I think the world would be grateful to hear them.
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Millions? You sound like an out-of-touch Dr Evil. We're need to save trillions now.

every little bit helps.


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Big government liberalism in a nutshell. Government knows how better to spend our money than we do. So let's just give them more and let them spend it "smartly."

yes, when it comes to saving the entire economy from the brink of a disaster not seen since the 1930s, i think the government knows more than you do or i do. this doesn't mean that there isn't enormous government waste, or that government can't be made to work better, but don't kid yourself: there are things that regular people simply do not have the organizational capacity to do. things like educating the population through 12th grade, building roads, building stealth bombers. it's absolutely silly to think that privatizing everything would somehow be better.

reflexive anti-government sentiment is simply foolish.

capitalism doesn't just happen. it's created by many, many smart people working in various sectors of the government who manage, very closely, how money is used and spent.

it's been the deregulation of government since the early 1980s that have brought us to the point of near collapse. we're in a correction. and the cycle will start all over again.
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Big government liberalism in a nutshell. Government knows how better to spend our money than we do. So let's just give them more and let them spend it "smartly."
Yes only trust government for protection, denying rights to those that are no like you, and to feeding the rich... let's plug our ears and eyes to the goings on of healthcare, infastructure, and the poor for I'm rich who cares and the other tea partiers are too stupid to realize they're shooting themselves in the foot...
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Big government liberalism in a nutshell. Government knows how better to spend our money than we do. So let's just give them more and let them spend it "smartly."
No, not us. The government knows how to spend better than our current crop of corporations do.
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look at this photo:



then look at this video:



and then read this:

Palin Responds to ‘Run, Sarah, Run’ - NYTimes.com


and keep in mind that this was to be prepared the tough, comprehensive Q&A she was subjected to for maybe 10 minutes by a properly deferential moderator.



do you want to or ?
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I'm sorry, I have to ask. Who - or what - is a Gaylord Opryland? Is that a special version of Opryland and the Grand Ol' Opry?
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I'm sorry, I have to ask. Who - or what - is a Gaylord Opryland? Is that a special version of Opryland and the Grand Ol' Opry?
It's just the hotel/convention center near Opryland, I believe.
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Big government liberalism in a nutshell. Government knows how better to spend our money than we do. So let's just give them more and let them spend it "smartly."
When I take a look around at the general populace, I have little trouble concluding that the government knows better how to allocate funds for public use than they would. In fact, I have no trouble.
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do you want to or ?
She's a maverick...

Simpletons don't care if she read off her palm... at least she can read, that makes her qualified.
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When I take a look around at the general populace, I have little trouble concluding that the government knows better how to allocate funds for public use than they would. In fact, I have no trouble.
So as a general rule, you feel the more public and less private spending... the better. Would that be fair to conclude?
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It's just the hotel/convention center near Opryland, I believe.
Thank you! I figured it had to be something like that, but I had an immature moment and couldn't help but comment.
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"Hey Bevis, she said gay lord."

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I'm sorry, I have to ask. Who - or what - is a Gaylord Opryland?


where good ol' boys can put on their tight jeans and appreciate a great manly performer

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So as a general rule, you feel the more public and less private spending... the better. Would that be fair to conclude?
That's not what she wrote. I hope you know that.
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So as a general rule, you feel the more public and less private spending... the better. Would that be fair to conclude?
Do you really think the economy is "Either the government spends this money on a program or Billy down the street gets a tax cut and buys a new refrigerator?"

Most of the money is in business. Businesses that are failing the shit out of us.
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That's not what she wrote. I hope you know that.
We can all hope

But let's not hold our breath...
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Her popularity just seems to be increasing, and that scares me.

I was watching The Hurt Locker-a much better way to spend my time. Awesome movie.
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Apparently she used the hand in the Q and A, not the speech


Closer inspection of a photo of Sarah Palin, during a speech in which she mocked President Obama for his use of a teleprompter, reveals several notes written on her left hand. The words "Energy", "Tax" and "Lift American Spirits" are clearly visible. There's also what appears to read as "Budget cuts" with the word Budget crossed out.




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Millions? You sound like an out-of-touch Dr Evil. We're need to save trillions now.


Big government liberalism in a nutshell. Government knows how better to spend our money than we do. So let's just give them more and let them spend it "smartly."
Seems Sarah Palin is out of touch. Interesting that she speaks poorly of Obama, insisting that he needs a teleprompter... then proceeds to read notes writting on her hand.
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