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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831082 Dec 30, 2012
Lincoln wrote:
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only time will tell
Greece is the alternative to budget control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831083 Dec 30, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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Lindsey Graham On Fiscal Cliff:'Hats Off To The President. He Won.'
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/lind...
Lindsey Graham will have difficulty winning re-nomination.

However, the problem occurs when Obama wins a political battle that loses the long-term financial war for the U.S.

“A PROUD”

Since: Dec 12

Kentuckian

#831084 Dec 30, 2012
How many of you fellow posters can answer this question?

Are WE a Republic
or a Democracy ?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831085 Dec 30, 2012
lily boca raton fl wrote:
What's happening in Washington right now is pathetic. When you think about what the revolutionary generation did, what the civil war generation did, what the World War II generation did -- we're asking not to bankrupt our children and we've got a shambolic, dysfunctional process," Brooks said during an appearance on NBC's "Meet the Press."
"Most of the blame still has to go to the Republicans," he continued. "They've had a brain freeze since the election. They have no strategy. They don't know what they want. They haven't decided what they want."
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/davi...
If leftwing radical lily from the boca Kosher ghetto had a shred of intellectual honesty, she would post the rest of the same story:

"But Brooks also reserved some of his criticism for the president, stating that Obama has at times "governed like a visitor from a morally superior civilization," appearing to undermine the very point he'd made about the value of the high moral fiber of previous generations just seconds earlier.

"He comes in here and he'll talk to [John] Boehner, he won't talk to the other Republicans," Brooks said. "He hasn't built the trust. Boehner actually made a pretty serious concession,$800 billion in tax revenues, probably willing to go up on rates. But the trust wasn't there. If the president wants to get stuff done over the next four years, it's got to be about a lot more than just making the intellectual concessions."
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831086 Dec 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
The Clinton Tax Challenge for Republicans
Republicans are adamant that taxes on the ultra-wealthy must not rise to the level they were at during the Clinton administration, as President Obama favors, lest economic devastation result. But they have a problem – the 1990s were the most prosperous era in recent history. This requires Republicans to try to rewrite the economic history of that decade.
....According to the Congressional Budget Office, the federal budget deficit fell every year of the Clinton administration, from $290 billion in 1992 to $255 billion in 1993,$203 billion in 1994,$164 billion in 1995,$107 billion in 1996, and $22 billion in 1997. In 1998, there was a budget surplus of $69 billion, which rose to $126 billion in 1999 and $236 billion in 2000 before it was dissipated by huge tax cuts during the George W. Bush administration.
.....This has created a problem for Republicans, leading to economic revisionism.
Last year, the Republican anti-tax activist Grover Norquist asserted that the boom of the 1990s resulted from the election of a Republican Congress in 1994, because business people and financial markets somehow knew this would lead to a cut in the capital gains tax. The capital gains tax was in fact cut in 1997. But the boom and the improvement in the budget deficit long predated that event.
In July, Charles Kadlec, a Forbes columnist and author of the book “Dow 100,000”(New York Institute of Finance, 1999), insisted that it is a “myth” that the economy prospered under President Clinton’s policies. He offers no actual evidence for this assertion except to say that the economy would have done even better under Reagan-type policies. Like Mr. Norquist, he attributes anything good that happened in the 1990s to the Republican Congress, which did not take office until 1995.
Last week, the investor Edward Conard, author of a recent book glorifying the ultra-wealthy, addressed the Republicans’ Clinton problem in a commentary in The Wall Street Journal. He said that the boom of the 1990s was the result of Internet-driven growth and that President Clinton was just lucky that it happened on his watch.
Maybe so, but Mr. Conard left unexplained why the budget went from a large deficit to a large surplus simply because of the Internet or why the big tax cuts on the rich he favors failed to raise growth one iota in the 2000s.
I would not argue that tax increases are per se stimulative. It all depends on circumstances. But it is clear from the experience of the 1990s that they can play a very big role in reducing the budget deficit and are not necessarily a drag on growth. And the obvious experience of the 2000s is that tax cuts increase the deficit and don’t necessarily do anything for growth. Those arguing otherwise need to make a much better case than they have so far.
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/08/05/...
Democrats have complained for years about the Bush tax cuts, but now insist that the same tax cuts should be extended except for the evil rich, admitting that the Bush tax cuts are a good idea.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831087 Dec 30, 2012
OzRitz wrote:
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Don't you think it is odd that some of the richest people on the planet are Liberals. I mean you have to go outside the top 10 richest people in the world down to the Walton family (11) before you get into the greedy republican supporters list.
So it seems to me this label of Liberals with their hand out is exactly the opposite. Of the top 10 richest ppl in the world they are known for their giving more than their taking.
So its another example of the warped universe you righties live in, which distorts reality in order to push a message which is total BS.
If you are a billionaire it's a lot easier to dismiss higher taxes than if you are earning $250K by working 80 hours a week while trying to pay college tuition for your children.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831088 Dec 30, 2012
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>lol! Oh, I have no doubts about the republicans son!
Don't call me "son", you phaggot old pedophile.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831089 Dec 30, 2012
impeach Congress wrote:
The only reason that sorry lot called "the house of representatives," and "that dazed looking Mofo Boehner," will not work with President Obama is because they hate the fact that the brother is in charge. Anyone deny it is a delusional, lying S.O.B.itch. We ALL know it. That old racist propaganda about whites being somehow more important (as if God had nothing better to do)need to be buried so the worlds people can advance to levels of civilizations practiced long before you space cadets fell from hell, contaminating the purity of God's "chosen" people. You are so self absorbed in your physical being that you have grown even more pathetic than you were in days of old. The "mirror" is NOT your friend! If you are hearing one tell you that "you are the fairest of them all" You are in never never land! You break faster, wrinkle faster, die faster and have more deformities and crack faster than all other races of man on the planet and yet...It is always YOU who want to judge and defame others. The time is at hand, and soon we will revise the constitution written by YOUR forefathers. We will change the words and take power away from those who fail to perform (like todays' Congress and Republicans.) We will make it a crime punishable by death to insult the "elected" commander in chief as it is in other "civilized" countries. Many of you here today would have your heads on the chopping block. You are not worthy of "freedom of speech" because you have nothing to say except for useless bytching and moaning with nary a solution. I am looking forward to the day when this happens because it is YOU bytchers and Moaners who should be filling prisons and not black men. It is YOU who are terrorist, shooting up your fellow citizens because you are a bunch of egotistical, self absorbing, delusional, crazy azzes that need to be in solitary confinement or in straight jackets. I can see from your posts that you too are a threat to society. No wonder your people commit so many senseless mass murders. 90% of you are damn NUT CASES!
Scumbags like you are the reason that we will never surrender our ability to defend ourselves.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831090 Dec 30, 2012
sonicfilter wrote:
and another right wing fable goes down the drain...
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was admitted to a New York hospital Sunday after the discovery of a blood clot stemming from the concussion she sustained earlier this month.
Clinton's doctors discovered the clot Sunday while performing a follow-up exam, her spokesman, Philippe Reines, said. He would not elaborate on the location of the clot but said Clinton is being treated with anti-coagulants and would remain at New York-Presbyterian Hospital for at least the next 48 hours so doctors can monitor the medication.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/30/hill...
that's also probably faked. i'll check the wingnut sites tomorrow to get the 'real' story.
Democrats will need to turn to Moochelle for 2016, given that Hillary is physically incapacitated.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831091 Dec 30, 2012
Death of Tenzing wrote:
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Well, if the Democrats only plan is to increase the size of government and the Republicans only track record is increasing the size of government don't you feel pretty stupid voting for either one if what you want is smaller government?
lp.org
2.4 Government Finance and Spending

All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We oppose any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. We support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.
Lincoln

United States

#831092 Dec 30, 2012
Democrats are fresh off electoral victory in November and fighting a reputation that they too easily give ground. The way they see it, they’ll get what they want no matter what. Either they get a deal that includes tax increases on the wealthy or they go over the cliff. At that point, taxes would go up for everyone, and the Democrats would immediately move to cut rates for all but the wealthy.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#831093 Dec 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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Democrats have complained for years about the Bush tax cuts, but now insist that the same tax cuts should be extended except for the evil rich, admitting that the Bush tax cuts are a good idea.
lol what a joke republicans cannot even come to a vote on what to tax just 2 percent of the country and your asking them to worry about the other 98% lol that's too much for their little brains to comprehend i'm afraid.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831094 Dec 30, 2012
Lincoln wrote:
Democrats are fresh off electoral victory in November and fighting a reputation that they too easily give ground. The way they see it, they’ll get what they want no matter what. Either they get a deal that includes tax increases on the wealthy or they go over the cliff. At that point, taxes would go up for everyone, and the Democrats would immediately move to cut rates for all but the wealthy.
The fallacy with this illogical idea is that they will be unable to selectively reduce taxes.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#831095 Dec 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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2.4 Government Finance and Spending
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We oppose any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. We support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.
lol your just as crazy as those TEA party radicals lol get outta here T. Mcveigh

“It's all about the struggle”

Since: Jun 10

Location hidden

#831096 Dec 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
<quoted text>
Don't call me "son", you phaggot old pedophile.
Yeah, it's only funny when Foghorn Leghorn does it. Patronizing language just gets you ignored. I'm not reading his posts anymore.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831097 Dec 30, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>lol what a joke republicans cannot even come to a vote on what to tax just 2 percent of the country and your asking them to worry about the other 98% lol that's too much for their little brains to comprehend i'm afraid.
If taxes must increase, everybody should share the pain so that there is some motivation for spending control.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831098 Dec 30, 2012
dont know nothin wrote:
<quoted text>lol your just as crazy as those TEA party radicals lol get outta here T. Mcveigh
Talk to Demos/Tenzing/Nucular about equating his party platform with Tim McVeigh.

Of course, a fool like you is too stupid to recognize what you see.
dont know nothin

Yakima, WA

#831099 Dec 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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If taxes must increase, everybody should share the pain so that there is some motivation for spending control.
common sense should be the only motivation anyone should need to govern this country and it's been seen time and time again by democrats. Republicans on the other hand have shown time and time again that by stalling and not compromising the only pain anyone is feeling is strictly repulican inflicted.

“Build anything, they will come”

Since: Mar 10

Location hidden

#831100 Dec 30, 2012
Iran pays Russian women to cover up in nuclear plant: MP
(AFP)–
TEHRAN — Iran is paying Russian women working as technicians at its sole nuclear power plant to adhere to the Islamic dress code, an Iranian lawmaker told the ISNA news agency on Tuesday.
Women in Iran, regardless of their nationality or religion, are required to cover their hair and much of the body. Those who do not abide by the rule -- known as hijab -- may face arrest or other punishment.
"Based on contracts signed with female Russian employees at the Bushehr (nuclear) power plant, they receive a hijab payment," MP Mehdi Mousavinejad, who represents a constituency in southern Bushehr province, told ISNA.
"Unfortunately, they do not properly observe what is (asked of them), which is mentioned in the contracts," he said, while criticising authorities for a lax oversight on Russians working at the plant.
Mousavinejad also called on Russians to fulfil their "commitments".
"When one party accepts to pay an amount for a commitment, it is important for the other party to fulfil its commitments."
He did not how much money was paid, or how many female technicians are working at the Bushehr nuclear plant.
Russia took over as the main contractor at Bushehr in the mid-90s, but the plant is yet to be fully operational and connected to Iran's national grid.
A defining element of Iran since the Islamic revolution in 1979, the hijab has translated into women wearing long, loose clothing to conceal their figures.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#831101 Dec 30, 2012
John Galt wrote:
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2.4 Government Finance and Spending
All persons are entitled to keep the fruits of their labor. We call for the repeal of the income tax, the abolishment of the Internal Revenue Service and all federal programs and services not required under the U.S. Constitution. We oppose any legal requirements forcing employers to serve as tax collectors. Government should not incur debt, which burdens future generations without their consent. We support the passage of a "Balanced Budget Amendment" to the U.S. Constitution, provided that the budget is balanced exclusively by cutting expenditures, and not by raising taxes.
to Demos/Tenzing:

Galt completely supports every word of this platform.

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