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I'm going to cut and paste your litany of accusations as the standard "delusion list" of the far right. It's fascinating. May I respond to your points thought? - Debts and deficit - The White House doesn't set the budget, Congress does. Check the Constitution. - House foreclosures and loss of net worth-- the right person to blame is actually Carter (who signed the Community Reinvestment act) and Clinton.(for weakening the firewall between speculative investments and banking) - Afghanistan -- I blame Osama Bin Laden for that one
>>This runs counter to his attitude in 2006, when he said that any kind of a debt ceiling hike is "a sign of leadership failure... a sign that the U.S. government can't pay its own bills." A debt ceiling hike IS a sign of leadership failure, and a sign that the government can't pay its own bills. That doesn't mean that the best way to cut spending is to simply not pay your debt. It's ridiculous. If my car is too expensive, I get a cheaper one; I don't keep the car and simply refuse to make the payments.
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Bravo Ted Cruz. Bob Corker, Sit Down.

jhowell Wrote: Sep 21, 2013 12:10 AM
You'll not be surprised to learn that there are a lot of democrats who don't like Obama. Something to do with keeping GTMO open, NSA wiretapping, and Obamacare being a complete sellout to insurance companies.
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Bravo Ted Cruz. Bob Corker, Sit Down.

jhowell Wrote: Sep 20, 2013 3:38 PM
Probably have better luck repealing Obamacare if they could provide an alternative.
LOL
We don't have a debt problem, we have a spending problem. If your household is buried in bills, maybe you should cut back on your spending. If you keep spending the same amount, but simply stop paying the bills, you'll end up getting charged a ton of late fees and may end up in jail. CUT SPENDING I don't know why it is so complicated for people to understand!!!!
Food stamps are already a temporary thing for everyone. The fed sets the limit at five years, but states are free to shorten it-- in Virginia, the max is two years. Too long for an able-bodied single person, but somewhat understandable for single moms.
Huh? Are you asking if unemployment will go down if we make it harder to get food stamps? Interesting question. My guess is that it would go down at least some. On the other hand, crime would probably go up some too, because some people don't want to work (or can't find a job).
Agreed Lars. But I think "we, the people" somewhere along the line decided that it is cheaper to pay them $153 a month in food stamps than to pay $2000 a month to lock up criminals who break into grocery stores because they're starving. You and I share the responsibility to pay for that, and BTW thank you for chipping in. I wish food stamp receipients would say thank you once in a while!!! Maybe they should be forced to do community service.
I don't think they lowered the bar for qualifying for food stamps. They simply allocated funding to keep up with the increasing demand due to the tanked economy. I actually don't see anything wrong with that. Now if only they would get unemployment below 8% like they promised the "stimulus" bill would do....
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