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Detached From Reality

mpiercy Wrote: Jan 07, 2013 9:29 PM
You must be kidding!!Our president Burac Obama has been in office for almost 5 years and has spent more money since he took office then all the other presidents combined.Think about what you are saying before you blurt out things that you have no Idea what you are talking about.Stop blaming the Republicans for the way things are.Mr. Obama has only put this country so far in debt that we will all have to suffer and our children will have to suffer and there children also will have to suffer because the DEMOCRATS will not stop the spending.It is very sad to me that Obama has mentioned not one thing about the 17trillion dollars we owe.He is not really helping matters he is making things much much worse.I wonder why? M.W. P.

Here’s two ways to think about the “fiscal cliff” deal that just took place in Washington.

You are sitting at dinner and television is on, broadcasting the news. There is one story after another about things you don’t want to hear. Recession. Unemployment. You walk over to the TV, turn it off – or switch to a sitcom or sporting event - and sit back down to finish your meal in peace.

Or a more personal version.

You take your mail out of the mailbox and see the bills that are due. Without opening the envelopes, you throw them into a...