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America's Fiscal Stupidity Mirrors Detroit

RepubRob2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 8:15 PM
I wish that members of the papacy from the 13th and 14th centuries were alive today to tell us how it worked out for them when the general populace finally erupted against their granting of sinecures to their favored idiots. About 99% of federal employees today fall into the same category as those officious little do-nothings in western Europe 800 years ago. I hope the results are the same for them.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:10 PM
Sinecures, is that the name for Obama's waivers, the GE and Facebook tax breaks and the bailout of the Unions, the weekly visits of the "Hairy"Trumka to the whitehouse and the failure to prosecute the new (what's new about intimidation) Black (oh, that is the time you can say Black without being called "Racist") Panthers! And why give panthers a bad name, Polecats are black too!
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:18 PM
I do know what sinecures means. Perhaps my definition is too broad. Sinecures would more correctly apply to one third of the Government!
RockinRickOwen Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 9:05 PM
LOL I didn't even read your comment before I wrote mine! Awesome, and exactly.

Interesting note--Martin Luther and Michelangelo were contemporaries in the early 16th century. Luther's protest was over "indulgences," which the church had amped up selling to pay for the building of Vatican. This also gave birth to Halloween: the night before "All Saints Day," when people would pay to see the relics, the poor would go from door to door performing little plays, to earn money to pay for the next day's indulgences.

Matt in N.C. Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 8:40 PM
When the Qing Dynasty and the old, vast, expensive, and utterly inert bureaucracy grew unsupportable, China overthrew them. After more than a century of upheaval, oppression, and mass murder, and it has yet to become truly free. A similar fate awaits us.
PhillupSpace2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 10:35 PM
Yes Matt, it is a serious concern. Americans have nothing left that you cannot find listed among the Seven Deadly Sins! They are not even capable of Self Defense any more. They have meekly allowed the Government to take away almost all of their rights, most of their money, most of their future and most of their pride in their country and their Civilization. What little is left they meekly allow people from other countries to illegally walk in and take.

Does a 14% unemployment of Blacks, an 8'3% unemployment of Americans in general and a 7% unemployment of Illegals make anyone wake up?

Americans won't defend themselves from anything. They can have it all The only requirement is to just Boil their Frog slowly, starting with cold water!
RepubRob2 Wrote: Mar 02, 2013 8:16 PM
My apologies to any member of the armed forces for my comments above. I did not intend to include you in the "99%".
hboring Wrote: Mar 03, 2013 12:12 AM
We retired Veterans understand that rhetoric gets out of hand from time to time. Fair winds and following seas. Chief Boring

It’s fitting that on the day Washington, DC is cutting the budget by an agreement that they really didn’t mean, that the city of Detroit will finally get what’s it has needed for a long time: declaration of fiscal disaster.

Michigan’s Rick Snyder has appointed an emergency city manager to do for Detroit what Obama, Biden, the UAW, GM, Chrysler, the city’s council and mayor have not been able to even with a $80 billion bailout of the automotive industry.

“Snyder’s decision comes after a state review team report concluded last week that Detroit is in a financial...