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The Republicans -- After Dunkirk

Wolfgang6 Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 12:43 PM
Let the Republicans be intransigent on their wet-dream of cutting Social Security, Medicare and other programs helping the 99% while fighting for a bloated defense budget, favoring tax breaks for the massive agri-businesses masquerading as gentlemen farmers, refusing to adjust capital gains tax to a more equitable level vis-a-vis income tax and fighting for the elitist estate tax rates. You say Obama has no more leverage? Wait until the 2014 elections. He can pass off every economic misfortune onto the Republicans since the Republicans are still concerned with protecting the country-club class to everyone else's detriment. You plutocrats and your bootlickers are going to get a real comeuppance in 2014.
daddy422 Wrote: Jan 05, 2013 12:35 AM
Nice try wolfbang.Bumbles is starting round 2 with a 23% confidence level & he blew his wad
with his pants still on.One thing Americans will grow tired of is the constant stream of " it's
everybody elses fault".
Corbett_ Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:14 PM
It is a fact that you get less of what you tax. If you want less investment, you tax capital gains. If you want fewer people to be producers, you tax income. If you want fewer savers, you institute a death tax. All of these taxes are bad for America and for Americans.

As for the rest, I agree that we need to cut ALL corporate welfare -- including so-called "green" subsidies. And we need to cut our "defense" spending by at least 50% if not more.

SMyles Wrote: Jan 04, 2013 1:08 PM
I'm with you one the bloated defense budget and crony capitalism with big agri., and I agree that SS and Medicare should be the last things cut for current or near future seniors. But other than that we part ways. The Government has no business stealing from some and giving to others. All we end up with is an all powerful government and the loss of liberty. Individual liberty for all is the most important goal.
At the Potsdam conference with Harry Truman and Josef Stalin, Winston Churchill learned that the voters of the nation he had led for five years through World War II had just voted to throw him out of office.

"It may well be a blessing in disguise," said his wife Clementine.

"At the moment, it seems quite effectively disguised," replied Churchill.

Republicans must feel that way today. For they have survived their own Dunkirk. They may have left their helmets, canteens and rifles behind, but they did finally get off the beach.

That Republicans suffered a rout, as the British did with the...