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Democrats' Assault on Language

tgwWhale Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 6:43 PM
Ms Doan is prattling nonsense when she says that if a trillion in one context is "draconian," it must be "draconian" in all contexts. Example: When I was a kid, a dollar was BIG MONEY. When one's allowance was 50 cents a week, a dollar was two weeks income, and thus big money. It isn't big money to me today, 50 years later. Similarly, if a federal program has a budget of a million and it's cut a million, that would be "draconian" -- total wipe out. If Obamacare has a budget of a trillion and a million is cut, that's no big deal. Doan is right in that the libs are dishonest when they make cuts sound huge and tax increases sound small, when the numbers are comparable. But her use of the John Stuart Mill quote is nonsense.
true liberal Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 6:48 AM
It comes down to whose ox is getting gored.

The Dems are all about getting private money in taxes to fund their programs that buy off their constituents. It isn't their money. It's not their ox.

The productive want to keep more of what they earned and not give it to the deadbeats in Washington to fund their deadbeat friends. Cut this revenue and it is a big deal. This is their ox.

When you hear reports that those on Federal support are getting the equivalent of someone earning 50k-60k, I think that there is a lot that can be cut here.

The safety net should not be a hammock
TommyMaq Wrote: Dec 11, 2012 3:37 AM
-She didn't say in all contexts.

Changing the question is a typical rhetorical ruse when someone can't answer the criticism. Way to prove you have bupkis.
RickG_Prov_RI Wrote: Dec 10, 2012 7:02 PM
Maybe it's the way I read it but it sure seemed like she was saying if a 600 billion dollar cut in today's money is draconian then a 1.6 trillion dollar increase in taxes in today's money is equally draconian.

For months, pundits and politicians have been saying that Americans have a math problem. They have a point, for Mr. Obama routinely champions the idea that running annual deficits in excess of $1 trillion dollars can be continued, simply by requiring Americans to pay $200 billion in taxes more each year. Anyone with a 3rd grade grasp of math has long ago come to the conclusion that even if Mr. Obama gets his way, huge annual deficits will remain, and the nation cannot sustain the current level of profligate spending indefinitely. Somehow, contrary to all known mathematics principles, and contrary to...