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Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Hey, but 95% of You Get a Tax Cut. So That’s Nice.

100 million steps forward just in time for 5.7 billion steps back. Which hardly seems to be sending us where we wanted to go.

It feels like a card trick: keep your eyes on the $100 million in spending cuts and you probably won’t notice the billions in new spending that the administration has proposed. It is, in the final calculus, a pantomime of fiscal responsibility designed to convince the voters of his seriousness without actually having to do the hard work of being fiscally responsible. And the minuscule tax cut that we supposedly received is just window dressing on the fact that local taxes and fees are rising around the nation, the size of the national deficit has grown to unthinkable levels, and sooner or later someone is going to have to get around to paying back a lot of that new debt that is piling up in the corner. Buying me an extra Happy Meal with every paycheck won’t much change that equation.

It’s like a continuation of the Bush spending policies with an impressively redoubled effort to drown us all in deficit spending. Obama talked about making tough choices to curtail government spending, but he’s displayed a very different philosophy since he’s been in office.

I wonder how many people out there regret their vote right now?

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Amen!!!!!

on Apr 21 2009 @ 11:30 AM

I have a feeling that the pews in this particular church might be filling up over the next few months.

on Apr 21 2009 @ 01:22 PM

It seems being fiscally responsible is a thing of the past and European socialism is our future. Economic warfare has replaced conventional wars to some degree, don’t you think?  Have you heard any good sermons lately?

on Apr 21 2009 @ 01:52 PM

It’s like this…

Pinocchio, Snow White, and Superman are out for a stroll in town one day.
As they walked, they come across a sign:

“Beauty contest for the most beautiful woman in the world.”

“I am entering!” said Snow White.
After half an hour she comes out and they ask her, “Well, how’d ya do?”
“ First Place !,” said Snow White.

They continue walking and they see another sign:

“Contest for the strongest man in the world.”

“I’m entering,” says Superman.
After half an hour, he returns and they ask him, “How did you make out?”
“ First Place ,” answers Superman.  “Did you ever doubt?”

They continue walking when they again see a sign: 

“Contest for the greatest liar in the world?”

Pinocchio enters.
After half an hour he returns with tears in his eyes.
“What happened?” they asked.
“Who the hell is Obama?” asked Pinocchio

on Apr 21 2009 @ 01:58 PM
VRB

When people voted for Obama, the financial crisis we are in wasn’t quite a reality. Did anybody know just how badly the banks had failed? They voted for him for other reasons, not for historical reasons or fiscal responsibility. Many voted for him becaused they wanted a liberal agenda.

Where you fear socialism, I feared theocracy. There was a lot of stealth policies that the religious faction of the Republican Party was influencing and I thought that would continue and certainly if Palin had succeeded McCain.

I saw the Republican screw up Medicare Part D, which will not as be beneficial to me as they said. This took away my choice. I take too many meds and their retail price is high and it is a possibility that I wont find a fit in any of their plans. This gave me no confidence that they could make any changes to Medicare or Medicaid. Medicare and Health care is an issue for me, but I am not sure how it should be done. I am not stuck in an ideological mode, but I do want something done, since I will be shortly affected by it. I will admit that I do need help, because my retirement is not enough to cover my entire health cost. That is if I could even get insured with my health issues.

on Apr 21 2009 @ 04:27 PM

"This took away my choice”

...and that made you want to vote Democrat?
The Medicare screw-up was because it was a socialist move, not because the Republicans made that move.

Just look at government-run health care around the world. There are two things lacking in every single case:
-Choice.
-Human compassion.

I’m sorry you had to be educated on the true nature of Democrat social programs in such a painful and life-changing way.

on Apr 24 2009 @ 06:47 AM
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