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I truly believe that every elementary and high school in the country should have armed, retired police officers/military veterans posted to stop these tragedies from happening. This was brought up at my last job and some of the objections I heard were what if a kid is killed in the crossfire and what if a kid somehow gets a hold of the weapon. Really? These objections pale in comparison to what we would gain if we would just put armed security guards or former police officers/veterans in all of our schools! It would actually stop these massacres from happening. But let's keep talking about disarming lawful American citizens *eyeroll* twitter.com/blackrepubprobz
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BREAKING: Boehner Pulls "Plan B"

rusty_angel Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 9:00 AM
living increases for Social Security, reduce GDP to debt ratio to at least 20% and we should not cut our defense by $500B - that is dangerous. That would be my suggestion to Republicans. Change the focus of the narrative.
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BREAKING: Boehner Pulls "Plan B"

rusty_angel Wrote: Dec 21, 2012 8:59 AM
My suggestion? Explain to the American people many of the people making over $250k/year are small business owners - raising their taxes will cost hundreds of thousands of jobs & hurt the economy. It will also only raise enough to fund the federal government for eight days. This is why we shouldn't raise taxes on anyone. We haver a $16 trillion deficit. We are borrowing $.40 for every dollar we spend. This is unsustainable. We are on the road to defaulting a la Greece and are approaching the point where China will no longer buy our debt. We are in danger of losing our AAA S&P rating. Social Security and Medicare will be insolvent within a decade. Our GDP to debt ratio is at WWII levels. We should raise age for Medicare, decrease cost of
It is madness to accept any deal that does not include serious, concrete, specific spending cuts and entitlement reforms (raising the age for Medicare eligibility, changing cost of living increases for Social Security, reducing our *actual spending* - not reducing the rate of increase of our spending). To accept tax hikes without any of the above concessions from Obama is to continue along our path of becoming Greece where we eventually default on our $16 trillion+ deficit.
MC: The CBO is even predicting that if Obama's tax hikes go through as proposed, the economy will *lose* 200,000 jobs. Losing that many jobs in this weak of an economy will most likely lead to a recession. Explain how this is a good idea.
How many times will Boehner offer a compromise to Obama and have it completely rejected, out of hand without even a counter-offer being given before he realizes that Obama is playing him for a chump, does NOT want a compromise and WANTS to go over the fiscal cliff? I honestly think the Republicans should pass Bowles-Simpson. Let Obama reject that and we would at least be able to point out that it was put together by someone on Obama's team. It would also force Obama to *reject* tax cuts. And I believe it would give Republicans some good press for once and make the public realize that Obama is being the instransigent stubborn mule here, *not* the Republicans.
I agree. I think they should both be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor for their selfless sacrifice and courage under fire.
If Lanza tried to buy a gun legally and was denied, stole his mother's guns and took multiple weapons to a gun free zone, what makes you think that passing more laws is the answer, given the amount of laws that Lanza broke on Friday?
What we actually need are armed security guards (they could be retired military/police officers) stationed in every school. That would stop school massacres. How much is the media reporting on the shooting in Texas that was stopped by an armed off duty police officer? The fact is, the gun-free zones are open invitations for psychotic criminals to go on a shooting spree, knowing that they will not face armed resistance. We need less gun-free zones and more concealed carry laws. Criminals, by their very nature, do not follow the law. Lanza tried to buy a gun and was unable to then stole three guns from his mom. More laws are not going to solve this problem. We need more law-abiding citizens with guns to protect themselves and each other.
The Virginia Tech shooter killed 32 people and injured 17 with two rifles - no assault weapons were used. Making assault weapons illegal will not stop massacres. twitter.com/blackrepubprobz
“We need to take meaningful action to prevent such tragedies, regardless of the politics…” -Obama So much for not politicizing this..
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