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I am so infuriated with the current make-up of the Rethuglican Party I am doubtful I will ever vote for another again. Their war against women is unbelievable. They claim to be for smaller government but they advocate getting into a plethora of areas which traditionally have been left to individuals or the states. Their candidates are all-time losers, liars, flip-floppers and incompetents. Not only is Mitt the Flip disconnected from America's mainstream, he is also disconnected from himself. Lyin' Ryan is just that and cannot be trusted and should be voted out of office as fast as possible.
In order to try to cleanse our government I will:
1. Not vote for any incumbent unless he/she is opposing a Republiclown.2. Not vote for any RethugliCON with the sole exception of Sheriff Joe.3. Advocate for the immediate removal of John McLame to the looney bin.
I was curious about Willie's claim that 4.5 million jobs were created under Obama because you would have to be living in another universe to believe that. CNN - one of the stalwarts of liberal reporting - did a fact check on that nonsense and they reported that number is false.
Fewer people are working today than they were when Obama took office and there's been only a net gain of 300,000 new jobs. In my world that's abysmal.
How anyone could support giving Obama another four years is beyond me.
daddyburger - another thing you'll come to understand about AZWillie is that as long as someone else foots his bill, then he's all for it.
The trouble with tax on the `wealthy` as he describes is the wealthy puts a group together that have zero in common. The small business owner that doesn't have a windfall, unrealistic union pension like Willie is reliant on that business to fund retirement will see his taxes go up under Obama's in January of 60%. What do you think that will do to unemployment?
Willie doesn't stop to think that this will in and of itself put us in to another recession that will crush America. These small business owners aren't able to retire at a ridiculously young age like Willie yet are grouped in the same class with Warren Buffett. Those earnings are necessary to begin to even slightly simulate the windfall, unrealistic pension that Willie lives off of.
And those 4.5 million jobs Willie thinks have taken place? They sure aren't in the private sector that has been crushed under Obama. All the stimulus did was fund a backdoor contribution to the labor unions and the Democrat party. It did NOTHING to help the private sector. I work with these people every day and he's living in dreamland if he believes that many jobs have been created under Obama.
So you see everything has to be put in perspective. I say eliminate the tax code altogether and start over again. Remove ALL loopholes - including the earned income credit that funneled over $7 billion to ILLEGALS last year alone. Along with the family credit, and every other liberal boondoggle wasteful program. EVERYONE that benefits from the American system should pay income taxes - not just a select few.
Daddyburger -- you must be new here.Otherwise you would be aware that I think taxes should be raised == especially on the wealthy who have been given one tax cut after another ever since Reagan was in office.I also think the cap on earnings for paying into Social Security should be eliminated.And I'm a founding member of the Liberals Against Illegals Society.I believe the taxes we pay for social programs should go to help AMERICANS and those who have come here legally.The stimulus plans worked fairly well, considering that the Republicans shout " NO " for anything Obama tried to do.The stimulus SAVED many firefighter and police jobs around the country.The auto industry was saved.4.5 million jobs have been created since Obama took office. Thousands of road building and road repairs have been carried out with stimulus money. But Republicans don't want to talk about that.Granted, a lot of what the stimulus did help with isn't glamorous and doesn't stand out.It hasn't solved the unemployment problem either == but it kept it from being a heck of a lot worse.If the Republicans weren't so busy playing obstructionist in Congress and opposing every thing the President tried to do, things would have been even better.You can lay the blame for the current unemployment figure on Republicans.They prevented a lot of job programs == in FACT the Republicans didn't vote YES on one single jobs bill.Also the banks and many large corporations grabbed the TARP money but then sat on it and didn't add a single job.Blame the corporations for that.
Your "post pic" is perfect--WHAT, ME WORRY?: about the deficit; Medicare running out of money in a couple of years; stimulus that doesn't stimulate; illegal not illegal any more; free everything; food stamps and unemployment comp forever; 50% paying no income taxes; 23% underemployment; what rule of law; etc., etc., etc.You are MAD all right!
Hey "Professor" does that mean anyone who got an education and chooses to be Republican is not as smart as Democrates and perhaps the Professor himself? And that all Republicans believe it is ok to lie, cheat, steal and be bullies? How would you argue with that kind of logic? Now will know exactly how much confidence we will be able to assign to your future posts.
A terrific, albeit amusing take on people's positions. Tell me about it chatman.......what a joke that downtown ever considered himself a Republican. And AZWillie with that tired cliche of the Democrats being for the little guy? I guess that includes the democrats funneling backdoor contributions to the labor unions so GM workers could retire on the taxpayers dime at 50. Yeah, that's really helping the taxpayer.
You all should read the book `Bought & Paid For` by Charles Gasparino, which describes in detail how Wall Street elected Obama. Sound lopsided? It's because the support from Wall Street streamed to Obama with the largest banks on Wall Street for his election - Goldman Sachs, JPMorgan, etc. for favorable packaging deals from the stimulus to the Fed bundling.
It really doesn't matter which party though folks. Come January 1, we're going to hit that fiscal cliff that I've been talking about in this column for almost a year. Between Obama tax hikes of upwards of 60%, and spending cuts (primarily defense), we're going to be rocked in to another recession of which you haven't seen yet.
Get prepared and read books that aren't party aligned.
I grew up a Republican and even voted for Reagan. Then I got educated. I am sure many consider me an egghead, but I am pretty sure that I know more about history of this country and world than most people in Mesa. I am now a Dem because I was raised to believe that it was wrong to lie, cheat, or steal. In Junior High I added bullying to that list.
Guess what, as a senior citizen I find that the Republican party are really good at doing all those things. If you point out actual history they just call you names. A really good example is the mangling of the US constitution on Bob Worsley's website. I am sure he didn't write the principles claimed in the constitution on his website; somebody copied them from an out of state website. He might want to read the actual constitution some time. It is available on the Library of Congress website LC.gov
Mike, I think we pay the interest on the debt each year and the interest keeps going up and up as does the debt. Why not repeal all the Bush tax cuts and pass a balanced budget amendment. Everyone has to pay more and the government has to spend less. Just a thought...
mr. no doubt Obama added to the deficit. but you understand that a good chunk of that additional debt is interest accrued on the 11 trillion Republicans were responsible under Bush.
If (big if) President Obama was to win re election. Would we, should we expect some drastic turnaround of fortunes? If (big if) he returns and gets to "tax the rich", what does that mean changes? First we are 1 trillion in the hole yearly- taxing the rich does not decidedly change that. Second, these rich will go live elsewhere. Now you have less tax base and likely fewer jobs. Please paint the picture of the great "Change" if President Obama is to win?
Republicans are the Jedi Knights, Democrats are the Evil Empire.
Republicans are the Guardians of Ga'Hoole, Democrats are the Pure Ones.
Republicans are the lovers of freedom (like Harry Potter). Democrats are the lovers of power (like the Death Eaters.
(minor spelling error)
Republcans are the Jedi Knights, Democrats are the Evil Empire.
Mike, I suggest you get your head examined.
Obama has raised our debt by nearly 6 trillion dollars, more than Bush did in eight, and more than every single one of his predecessors.
And Cheney is right, in a way.
To be a Republican:
Lovers of freedom, liberty, and deliberators from tyranny.
This is the best way to describe the left:
Deniers of FaithEvolution FanaticsMute on Wall Street ViolenceOnery about RepublicansCan't Shut upRadical SocialistsAnti-First Amendment*Tainters of Freedom
* - This is referring to the fairness doctrine, which many liberals, if they had their way, would implement and many conservative talk show hosts would be off the air.
If my memory's correct, I believe it was Vice-President Dick Cheney who said, "Deficits don't matter."
As I recall, Cheney's a Republican.
And, as I recall, after 8 years of Bush/Cheney, our national debt was at $11 trillion, and we went from a surplus to 7 years of deficit spending.
But to get the quote exactly right, Cheney in 2002 said, "Reagan proved deficits don't matter."
And as I recall, Ronald Reagan was a Republican president.
A Republican president who, in his eight years, turned America from being the largest creditor nation to the world's largest debtor nation.
That's what it means, I guess, to be a Republican.
Your "post pic" is perfect--WHAT, ME WORRY?: about the deficit; Medicare running out of money in a couple of years; stimulus that doesn't stimulate; illegal not illegal any more; free everything; food stamps and unemployment comp forever; 50% paying no income taxes; 23% underemployment; what rule of law; etc., etc., etc.
You are MAD all right!
Oh oh ... we have another universe flipper!!
Purcell said " Look, Democrats, have shown regrettably little aptitude for — or interest in — getting our fiscal mess in order. "Well, in my universe it's the REPUBLICANS who refuse to raise taxes on the wealthy ( who have received multiple tax CUTS over the last 30 years ) in order to pay down the deficit.All the Republicans want to do is eliminate Medicare and Social Security and, at the same time, give the wealthy even MORE TAX CUTS.The Federal Government can't pay its bills now because of two unfunded wars and the unfunded Medicare Prescription benefit started by REPUBLICANS.Giving the super wealthy even more tax cuts so the Federal Government has even less money is the Republican Plan to save our country.In my universe you don't pay off unexpected bills ( the two unfunded wars and Medicare Prescription ) by cutting your income.But Republicans only want to talk about cutting programs that help the common people, especially the older people. Heck they are old and about to die anyway.
I'm laughing so hard I can hardly type...... downtown a republican..... oh my side is hurting from laughing so much...... LOLLOOLLOOLLLOOOOLLLLL It's even funny when you read the part about a "real life crisis" LOLOLOLOLOLLOOOLLLL.
Downtown, Really??? did you really say "You people", Is that some kind of racist code talk??? Really, Downtown, who has never utter a kind word about republicans on this site starts saying "You people" and claiming to be a republican..... LOLOLOLOLOL....... sorry can't hold back the laughs....
I'll have to come back later and comment...... this is sooo funny....
I'm a republican, too. But I certainy do not think that George Bush left the USA in very good shape when he left the White House, compaired to his Democratic predecessor.
I certainy don't want anybody at the switch who HAS NEVER faced a real life crisis. Mitt and family act more like royalty than servents of the people."You people", better be careful what you wish for.
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