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Reminder: Americans Overwhelmingly Support Federal Spending Cuts

rk58 Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 2:52 AM
The truly sad part of this is the overwhelming support for keeping social security the way it is. Everyone has bought the line that its a retirement program, rather than a simple tax/spend entitlement.. And much of the job growth recently is due to growth in Government jobs. We are Greece, its just that no one has owned up to it yet I was born in the 50s.. in the time between then and now, the US has gone to the dogs. The left has done its job well..
AWLkrakatoa Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:12 AM
I'm with you, rk58.

Back in the '50's and '60's, it was considered shameful if your wife had to work, outside the hope. You just weren't doing your job as a husband and father.

We started each school day with the Lords Prayer and the Pledge Of Allegiance . There were always plenty of Jewish kids in class and they never said they felt slighted.

Friday night the stores were open until 9:00 and the sidewalks were crowded with shoppers. Now, all the stores are either empty or selling crumby junk no one wants.

The thing is, the 'THEY' everyone blames, are our friends, relatives and colleagues. 'They' is some distant, faceless foe. But, 'They' are sitting right across the room from you now.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 7:07 AM
It was no shame for my mom to go to work. They had decided on it, together.
While I know families where that is an unspoken rule that goes unquestioned.

But by all means, let's keep obsessing over tax increases on rich people, which would take care of roughly eight percent of this year's federal deficit -- at best.   Let's take a peek at the data itself, then discover how Politico chose to boil it down into a narrative-driving headline:

Your headline? "Battleground Poll: Hike Taxes on the Rich."  Don't get me wrong; there is no...