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Christie the Prophet

pinenee Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 2:16 PM
The way of conservative speak, the American citizen is trapped between a rock and a hard place. one, all their hard work must be transferred to the 1%. Two, if their hard work made America vital again, all social freedoms gained would be repealed by the far right conservatives.
alopekos teumesios Wrote: Apr 21, 2012 2:46 PM
Correction:
The way of progressive speak, the American citizen is trapped between a rock and a hard place, all their hard work must be transferred to the government (at the point of a gun, I might add). Two, if their hard work made America vital again, all liberty would be repealed by statist, big government sucking drones from both extremes of the political spectrum.

New Jersey governor Chris Christie recently warned that America is in danger of becoming a country of “people sitting on the couch waiting for their next government check.” Predictably, the Left was outraged, but Governor Christie wasn’t far off the mark.

During the 2011 debate over raising the debt ceiling, President Obama reminded Americans that the federal government sends out 70 million checks every month. That is probably an underestimate. According to the Washington Post, the president’s number included Social Security, veterans’ benefits, and spending on non-defense contractors and vendors, but not reimbursements to Medicare providers and vendors or electronic...