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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:32 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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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:32 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.
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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:31 PM
The problem is that we haven't paid for the added cost of defense... wars without funding is a big part of why we are in debt. Wars with unintended consequences is why we have a power vacuum in the middle east. If we want to be the world's enforcerer, then we have to pay for it through increased revenues/taxes... Republicans don't want that. Special interests own the Congress, so we need to change our laws to limit the impact of money, but the Supreme Court was recently against that by calling companies people. Get rid of the money influence by getting involved in changing our Congress if you want to make a difference!
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What the Future Holds for Tobacco Taxes

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:24 PM
Ronald Reagan invited the Taliban into the White House; of course, they were known as the Mujahadeen back then.
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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:15 PM
And, yes, the Republican Medicare Prescription is a redistribution of wealth from the young to the old.
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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:15 PM
Republican socialism is and has been their airline company bailout, their auto company bailouts, their NON-regulated bank bailouts, their "No Child Left Behind" program, their socialist Medicare Prescription scheme, their proclivity for farm subsidies, their federally REGULATED bank bailouts, their insurance company bailouts, their 'Faith-Based Initiatives', their ethanol mandates, their endless pork-barrel spending, their Wall Street investment firm bailout, their $85 billion AIG bailout; additionally, Republicans believe in social engineering in Iraq and nation building in foreign countries more than here in the good ole USA.
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How Republicans Can Find Themselves

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:15 PM
Republicans have been instructed to charge Obama with being a "socialist." Once the tables are turned and Republicans are charged with being "a bunch of socialists," these same card-carrying Republicans have been instructed to obfuscate the meaning of Socialism. Republicans now say "Show me ONE definition of Socialism in a reference book that says getting Social Security is the definition of Socialism?" or they strenuously deny that the 'redistribution' of wealth is socialism. All this obfuscation is intended to hide the fact that the Republican party has a slobbering love affair with their brand of socialism.
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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:15 PM
And, yes, the Republican Medicare Prescription is a redistribution of wealth from the young to the old.
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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:14 PM
Republican socialism is and has been their airline company bailout, their auto company bailouts, their NON-regulated bank bailouts, their "No Child Left Behind" program, their socialist Medicare Prescription scheme, their proclivity for farm subsidies, their federally REGULATED bank bailouts, their insurance company bailouts, their 'Faith-Based Initiatives', their ethanol mandates, their endless pork-barrel spending, their Wall Street investment firm bailout, their $85 billion AIG bailout; additionally, Republicans believe in social engineering in Iraq and nation building in foreign countries more than here in the good ole USA.
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Why We Were Surprised on November 6th?

iname Wrote: Nov 12, 2012 4:14 PM
Republicans have been instructed to charge Obama with being a "socialist." Once the tables are turned and Republicans are charged with being "a bunch of socialists," these same card-carrying Republicans have been instructed to obfuscate the meaning of Socialism. Republicans now say "Show me ONE definition of Socialism in a reference book that says getting Social Security is the definition of Socialism?" or they strenuously deny that the 'redistribution' of wealth is socialism. All this obfuscation is intended to hide the fact that the Republican party has a slobbering love affair with their brand of socialism.
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