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The Latest Right to Work State: Michigan?

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:50 PM
In a few years, the budget would be balanced. But of course we can't expect our elected officials to stand by and let the deficit be resolved. What would they fight about if that happened? Let's follow standard Republican protocol by promoting more tax cuts and complaining about the National Debt in order to pay for increased defense spending. Oh wait...I don't think that makes any mathematical sense...
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The Latest Right to Work State: Michigan?

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:49 PM
GOP House members have stonewalled on the debt limit and harmed the country's credit rating, then demanded that sequestration cuts be adopted as part of the deal to resolve the crisis they created. They wanted huge budget cuts then, but don't seem to want them now, especially if the budget cuts might hurt their own sacred cows. If the White House and congress really wanted to solve the federal budget crisis, they would do nothing. At the end of the year, the Bush tax cuts would expire and federal spending cuts would go into effect, impacting all parts of the federal budget.
Is it any wonder why so many douches who watch Fox News are EXCITED about going to war with Iran?
Let's talk about the 99%. 99% of the American citizenry have it easy during the war against the Islamo-Fascists here in the 21st century. Please, let me explain. Only 1% of the American people have gone overseas to engage the Islamo-Fascists on the battlefield. A say, "A job well done to our heroes!" But what of the other 99%? Let's face it, those not serving in the military overseas have experienced war against the Islamo-Fascists under three conditions. 1.) Entire interface consists of watching war on TV. 2.) Paid for the war with the precious Bush tax. (yes, supply-side theory provided the revenue.) 3.) Did a heck of a lot of shopping. (urged by George W. Bush to support the war effort)
When JFK ran against Nixon in 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr supported the Republican candidate. Far from being for the working man, the Republican Party has become known as the party of the rich. Unfortunately, the Reagan Revolution transformed the party into a party of tax cuts and Jim Crow. Prior to this, Republicans prided themselves on maintaining balanced budgets and supported civil rights. After Reagan, everything changed. The Bush tax cut and Republican penchant for their spending has only bankrupted the country and the intellect of the Republican Party. Now the Norquist Luddites own the party, and the rich nuts are the only Party members who count to them. This is not sustainable to any party.
The Republican Party is hostage to well-heeled extremists who continue to push their I-Me-My-Mine agenda. As an American who grew up in the age of Eisenhower, when a conservative Republican built the interstate highway system and levied taxes on the upper 2% at levels of 90%, I am sad to see it no longer exists as a moderating force in the country. It was the party of civil rights at a time when racist Democratic machines ran a system of segregation known as Jim Crow in the American South. No more. It was a party born in opposition to slavery and in support of the working man. No more. Today the party regularly attacks voting rights which were established by bipartisan laws passed 50 years ago.
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GOP and Big Government - Friends Not Foes?

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:09 PM
When JFK ran against Nixon in 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr supported the Republican candidate. Far from being for the working man, the Republican Party has become known as the party of the rich. Unfortunately, the Reagan Revolution transformed the party into a party of tax cuts and Jim Crow. Prior to this, Republicans prided themselves on maintaining balanced budgets and supported civil rights. After Reagan, everything changed. The Bush tax cut and Republican penchant for their spending has only bankrupted the country and the intellect of the Republican Party. Now the Norquist Luddites own the party, and the rich nuts are the only Party members who count to them. This is not sustainable to any party.
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GOP and Big Government - Friends Not Foes?

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:09 PM
The Republican Party is hostage to well-heeled extremists who continue to push their I-Me-My-Mine agenda. As an American who grew up in the age of Eisenhower, when a conservative Republican built the interstate highway system and levied taxes on the upper 2% at levels of 90%, I am sad to see it no longer exists as a moderating force in the country. It was the party of civil rights at a time when racist Democratic machines ran a system of segregation known as Jim Crow in the American South. No more. It was a party born in opposition to slavery and in support of the working man. No more. Today the party regularly attacks voting rights which were established by bipartisan laws passed 50 years ago.
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Christmas for Obama Bundlers

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:06 PM
When JFK ran against Nixon in 1960, Martin Luther King, Jr supported the Republican candidate. Far from being for the working man, the Republican Party has become known as the party of the rich. Unfortunately, the Reagan Revolution transformed the party into a party of tax cuts and Jim Crow. Prior to this, Republicans prided themselves on maintaining balanced budgets and supported civil rights. After Reagan, everything changed. The Bush tax cut and Republican penchant for their spending has only bankrupted the country and the intellect of the Republican Party. Now the Norquist Luddites own the party, and the rich nuts are the only Party members who count to them. This is not sustainable to any party.
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Christmas for Obama Bundlers

croode Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 5:06 PM
The Republican Party is hostage to well-heeled extremists who continue to push their I-Me-My-Mine agenda. As an American who grew up in the age of Eisenhower, when a conservative Republican built the interstate highway system and levied taxes on the upper 2% at levels of 90%, I am sad to see it no longer exists as a moderating force in the country. It was the party of civil rights at a time when racist Democratic machines ran a system of segregation known as Jim Crow in the American South. No more. It was a party born in opposition to slavery and in support of the working man. No more. Today the party regularly attacks voting rights which were established by bipartisan laws passed 50 years ago.
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