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Five Good Men

Illbay Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:50 AM
I'm sorry, but the notion that "an impasse" is ipso facto "a bad thing" and "moving forward" is always good, just defies logic. It's like deciding to move a patient who has been the victim of a traumatic accident. Sometimes the best policy is to DO NO HARM. The "fiscal cliff" nonsense is a perfect illustration. It really would have been better for the GOP to walk away, and let "going off the cliff" happen. Taxes can be dealt with at any time, and often are, retroactive to any earlier date (Clinton's tax INCREASE in '93 was made retroactive to January 1 of that year, a date before he was even inaugurated, for example). But what is NEVER really addressed is out-of-control spending. With very few examples, ALWAYS there are promises...
Rich L. Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 1:53 PM
While the other party is known as the marxist party and has taken the greatest country the world has even known down and the age of freedom is now over.
Frank98 Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:59 AM
These folks have worked really really really hard throughout the ages to earn the title of "The Stooooopid Party"
Ya thunk they want to give up that which have taken so long to earn?
Sheesh, no way Jose.They earned that title by the sweat of their brows,fair and square.
They will die holding unto that title. And so will the country along w/ them.So it is written. so it will be done.
Illbay Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 11:52 AM
...of a "reduction" in spending (really just a reduction in spending INCREASES) in "out years," while taxes are always increased immediately if not sooner (see above).

The Republicans would have been "blamed" for this "impasse." So what? The Democrats will always have the MSM on their side. Why continue to play their "rope-a-dope?"

The notion they "had to do something to move the process forward" is just asinine.

There are a few good men. And by “a few,” I mean five.

Certainly there are far more than five good men in America. But in the U.S. Senate, there are just five moral Republicans.

Who am I referring to? Let me introduce you to the five men in the Senate who stood their ground while their Republican peers (save two abstainers) voted for a fiscal cliff deal that essentially codifies theft:

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Kentucky), Sen. Richard Shelby (R-Alabama), Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Florida), and Sen. Mike Lee (R-Utah).

I think conservatives and libertarians...