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Republicans' Ace in the Hole: Simpson-Bowles?

debir Wrote: Dec 01, 2012 7:54 AM
he'll create the illusion that he's helping them. Like with his cell phone giveaways, mortgage reduction schemes, but he'll continue to punish, tax those who work hard. Just like the Roosevelts, he'll excoriate, attack the people, the Cos who've created the oil riches, just to win the public's approval. Then he'll use those same resources to buy favors, luxuries for millions of Americans, people who've done nothing to earn it. This'll create more-more political dependence, more-more corruption, more-more Socialism, and the crowds will cheer him for it ! No one cheers more for a tyrant than those he enslaves. So it'll be in 2016, when the crowd will demand yet another Obama presidency. These are changes that very few people understand,

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