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Senate Democrat: "I Want to Disagree With Those Who Say We Have a Spending Problem"

Dixiedrifter Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:50 AM
How is it the American people have been forced to do with less, but a dysfunctional Congress believes that somehow it can operate with "a business as usual" mentality? Harkin, like most of his colleagues, continues to live in a world of make believe. Most "head on" vehicular collisions are the result of drivers being unable to react in time to avoid contact with each other. Delaying action on reducing our nation's spending is a fiscal "head on " collision, one where nobody will walk away free of injury. Our brilliant representation in D.C. won't force itself to act like a prudent manager and deal the challenge. As time goes, incrementally, most American's will lose all respect for the institution of governance in the United States....
Cappmann Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:24 AM
First off, they do it because they're ALLOWED to. By us! Secondly, it all comes down to plain, base, selfishness. The politicians selfishly put their jobs and power of office above the needs of the country. Those recipients of generational welfare, other social handouts, and indefinite unemployment put their laziness and apathy above those same need of the nation. And the uber-rich put their bank accounts and standard of living above everything.
Cappmann Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:29 AM
Now, I'm laying down a blanket indictment. Some politicians have other concerns than getting re-elected. Not all social recipients have lost pride and refuse to work. And, IMHO, only a relatively few uber-rich are the greedy, grasping scum liberals make them all out to be. But there are enough of each to put us into, and keep us in, the predicament we're now in. All these problems have been building for decades, and are now coming to a head. And I lay the majority of blame squarely on the democrats and their social engineering experimentation, pursuit of proven failed policies, and constant endevour to gain more and more votes to keep them in power.

Hop aboard the Denialism Express, Democrats.  It's a fact-free, reckless thrill ride -- although between the president, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and now outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, space is getting limited.  Harkin, who will retire at the end of this term, used the (somewhat ironic) platform of a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting to inform the public that the US government is not broke and does not have a spending problem: