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The Gutsiest Straw Man

george33 Wrote: Aug 19, 2012 4:09 PM
I agree that Ryan's budget is wimpy at best, and only postpones our bankruptcy at worst, and competition among insurance companies won't save enough to save Medicare either. At least it's becoming common knowledge that a cut in DC isn't a cut, and that makes it more likely that Rand Paul (Ron retires in January, so he's not in the mix) may get some of his ideas into the senate version of next year's budget - assuming we send Reid into the minority corner so that we can get a budget. We the People (except those who have drunk Obama's commie kool-aid) are realistic enough to know that there's gonna be pain, and the pain of real budget cuts will be far less than bankruptcy.
Design on the passing world to turn thine eyes,
And pause awhile from letters to be wise;
There mark what ills the scholar's life assail,
Toil, envy, want, the patron, and the jail,
See nations slowly wise, and meanly just,
To buried merit raise the tardy bust
-Samuel Johnson

The nation is struggling with the idea that envy can be the same as toil and that a man's hard-earned riches can be taken and distributed to the masses. The same people that think American millionaires (80 to 95% of all millionaires depending on the source) didn't "build" their own wealth...