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A card-carrying Republican states; "They (the Dems) subscribe to Lenin's "big lie" theory, which says that if you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it." I replied, "You mean, like, the Republican party stands for small government and free markets?" Who here thinks the card-carrying Republican fessed up?
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Cash Cow Offered by Lame Ducks

Xtra Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 9:31 PM
A card-carrying Republican states; "They (the Dems) subscribe to Lenin's "big lie" theory, which says that if you tell a lie often enough, people begin to believe it." I replied, "You mean, like, the Republican party stands for small government and free markets?" Who here thinks the card-carrying Republican fessed up?
Should we Americans be on-board with all the Republican spending programs like; 1. ethanol mandates 2. paying for missile defense for the EU 3. the 100 year social engineering project in Iraq 4. making Afghanistan a modern democratic state 5. increasing entitlement spending by passing Medicare Prescription 6. Expanding NATO to include Ukraine and the Republic of Georgia Once again, Republicans believe in HUGE government, they just can't be bothered to pay for it. Let's not forget that government expansion was two and a half times bigger under George W. Bush than under 'Bubba' Clinton.
You Republicans like to pass out the cake and ice cream but will whine when it comes to taking the medicine. You Republicans mandated $4 billion a year in ethanol subsidies alone, as well as drastically increased cotton, sugar, soybean, corn, wheat handouts, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans doubled the size of the Department of Education, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans started new government programs, like Faith Based Initiatives, and then prattle on about how you want small government.
You Republicans like to pass out the cake and ice cream but will whine when it comes to taking the medicine. It was you Republicans (2001-2007) who spent more than the previous set of Democrats . They increased pork barrel spending from 3,000 to 14,000 projects a year, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans have engaged in a eight year social engineering project in the Middle East that costs $120 billion a year and may well last another 100 years, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans have added another layer of entitlement spending that costs $50 billion a year called Medicare Prescription, billed to the national credit card.
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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Xtra Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:49 PM
You Republicans like to pass out the cake and ice cream but will whine when it comes to taking the medicine. You Republicans mandated $4 billion a year in ethanol subsidies alone, as well as drastically increased cotton, sugar, soybean, corn, wheat handouts, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans doubled the size of the Department of Education, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans started new government programs, like Faith Based Initiatives, and then prattle on about how you want small government.
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A Losing Immigration Strategy

Xtra Wrote: Nov 18, 2012 8:48 PM
You Republicans like to pass out the cake and ice cream but will whine when it comes to taking the medicine. It was you Republicans (2001-2007) who spent more than the previous set of Democrats . They increased pork barrel spending from 3,000 to 14,000 projects a year, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans have engaged in a eight year social engineering project in the Middle East that costs $120 billion a year and may well last another 100 years, billed to the national credit card. You Republicans have added another layer of entitlement spending that costs $50 billion a year called Medicare Prescription, billed to the national credit card.
Republicans say "Abolish every U.S. Department except..." The Republicans have come full circle. This is the screed posted by Republicans when 'Bubba' Clinton was president. They said the Department of Education should be abolished. Guess what happened when George W. Bush became president, Denny Hastert(R) was speaker of the House and Trent Lott(R) was Senate Majority Leader? THEY DOUBLED IT! They then concoct a story like "We came to Washington and Washington changed us." What a crock! They came to Washington with their core values intact and engorged themselves on the teat of government sow. Watch what people do, not what they say. How does adding another layer of entitlement spending (MedPresc) fix this?
Again, "When would big government suit a Republican's needs?" You and many here have asked. Let me answer that question. When the Republican Party removed 'the evil Saddam Hussein who killed hundreds of thousands of his fellow Iraqis' and believe that it's the American people's responsibility, rather than the Iraqi people's responsibility to free themselves. When the Republican Party promoted the 'ownership society' that helped bring on the housing bubble and all of its subsequent bailouts. When the Republicans party creates new programs like their precious 'Faith Based Initiatives.'
So, for the first time since GM began to stumble toward oblivion, bondholders have a reason to be optimistic. Auto experts are impressed with GM's product line and their electric car, the "Volt," was named green car of the year. Wouldn't it be wonderful to have the beleaguered GM bondholders end up with a "happily ever after" ending? Of course this does not match the Republican party's happy ending! And friends, let's not forget that the socializing of the American auto industry began under George W. Bush and the Republican party. Can't we all good conservatives agree that de-socialing under Obama is a good thing?
Some bondholders have expressed disappointment in being unable to participate in the new stock offering, annoyed at being forced to wait for the conversion to stock and warrants. I believe this will prove to be irrelevant as the bonds are now changing hands at prices that will reflect and track the movement of the stock, anticipating the eventual conversion. On the morning the IPO was released to trade, the GM benchmark 8 3/8% bonds were trading at 34 to 35 cents on the dollar, a far cry from May of 2009, when they hit bottom at approximately 1.5 cents.
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