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#859156 Feb 13, 2013
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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#859157 Feb 13, 2013
Let the bleak times roll

The Washington Posr

By Dana Milbank, Published: February 12

There is something entirely appropriate about holding the State of the Union address on the same day as Mardi Gras.

One is a display of wretched excess, when giddy and rowdy participants give in to reckless and irresponsible behavior.

The other is a street festival in New Orleans.

There is, thankfully, less nudity in the House chamber for the president’s annual address, and (slightly) less inebriation. But what occurs beneath the Capitol Dome is as debauched as anything on Bourbon Street.

The State of the Union ritual is by now familiar to most Americans. President Obama leads the Democratic side of the chamber to a series of standing ovations for proposals that everybody knows won’t become law. Republicans show their seriousness of purpose by smirking or making stony faces — and by inviting as guests to the speech people such as rocker Ted Nugent, who has called the president a “piece of [excrement]” who should “suck on my machine gun.”

But this spectacle, unlike the one in Louisiana, is not all harmless fun. Obama made clear that he is not entertaining serious spending cuts or major entitlement reforms. Republicans, in their responses, repeated that they are not budging on taxes. The hard choices will have to wait for another day.

The standoff gives new meaning to Fat Tuesday: The nation’s finances are a mess, but — what the heck?— let’s have another round. No wonder a new Washington Post poll found that 56 percent of Americans have a dim view of the country’s political system.

Early in his address, Obama pronounced himself “more than halfway towards the goal of $4 trillion in deficit reduction that economists say we need to stabilize our finances.” He blithely proclaimed that the rest of the job could be done by making “modest reforms” to Medicare and “getting rid of tax loopholes and deductions for the well-off.”

He didn’t mention that this would leave the country with a historically high debt level — and would be but a temporary fix before health-care costs explode in a decade. Departing from his prepared text, Obama challenged the idea that “deficit reduction is a big emergency, justifying making cuts in Social Security.”

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“Amor patriae.”

Since: Feb 08

Eastern Oregon

#859158 Feb 13, 2013
shinningelectr0n wrote:
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Where?
That's "Organized Democracy", out of Washington, D.C.

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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

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#859160 Feb 13, 2013
Realtime wrote:
<quoted text>Ross Perot said it best, "every time THEY pass a law, YOU lose a little more freedom."
And by THEY he meant government at all levels. Perot actually knew who THEY were___as do I because my career, as do the careers of millions of others, exists only to satisfy government regulations.
IMO every new law proposed should be attached to the repeal of an existing law.
Concur. That keeps the field level, IMO....

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#859161 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> see ? Ignorance knows no boundaries.
Spoken like a pro. Send photos.

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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

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#859162 Feb 13, 2013
Arch Villain Private Dick wrote:
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Oh look! It's Mrs. Buzzkill! But, to be fair, when you use the word,'nation,' you're not referring to "the people," you're referring to "the business," which isn't what a 'nation' is, dear. Let's revisit the Garden of Eden analogy, shall we? And, imagine if you will god's words as 'regulations,' literally "over-regulation." Surely, Adam and Eve would agree that the garden was over-regulated. But what would've been the result of de-regulation? That's right, the first pussy-farts. And where would "the nation" be if whenever someone mentioned the word 'pussy-fart' mom got that far-away look in her eye and excused herself to go to the bathroom? I ask you?
A "nation" is not an economic term, it describes a place and it's people, unfortunately. If you'd like to put in for special compensation to allow you to form a sort of "shadow nation" based on selling shit you bought from china please submit the forms in triplicate to your nearest Confabulation of Assholes Bent on Destruction Hall and Shoe Emporium. And good luck with that.
Now, be quiet, I'm mating.
I'd say it's about time of year when locusts do that.... Good luck!

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“My Life Is A Shell Game”

Since: May 07

Lapeer, MI

#859163 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> yes wingnut, for all your fella reps. To get drunk on. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAA
You enjoy stroking the champagne bottle and rolling the cork between your lips. You also think parking meters are sex toys.

A connoisseur of class you are not.

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“Gloria Ad Caput Venire”

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#859164 Feb 13, 2013
Nuculur option wrote:
Which regulations are you talking about??
Be specific. You appear to be another nitwit who just trots out talking points, without a clue as to what you're talking about.
In that, you're just another right wing moron parroting the lies of the GOP.
Now that you've offered your extremely vague opinion about regulations, please point to specific regulations that you feel inhibit business and should be removed.
Health regulations??
Safety regulations??
Environmental regulations??
Be specific, stop talking through your butt.
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All of them you little union dweeb.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#859165 Feb 13, 2013
GOPIdiots wrote:
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When in history has an increase in the minimum wage hurt job growth?
You're the pedophilia obsessed freak, Nobraina.
Stick with critiquing Michelle's coiffures.
Wigs are not coiffures.

Except to low-rent ghetto dwellers.

Take a hike, you child molester!

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John Galt

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#859166 Feb 13, 2013
new hammer time wrote:
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fkn nasty Mothrafudder..........
You black folks are all the same...crude bastards with no class.

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John Galt

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#859168 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> proof?
Search the archives. She already admitted to promoting intercourse between her fifth grade students.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859169 Feb 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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It is unclear from news reports whose SWAT team set the fire that toasted the chocolate marshmallow.
Throughout this incident, the LAPD has been operating outside their jurisdiction, as witnessed by their attempted murder of two newspaper delivery women in Torrance.
Question: Who gets the reward?
There will be no reward. It was for capture and conviction.

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John Galt

Temecula, CA

#859170 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> And the idiot governor still refused to accept back in 2011, 100 million dollars from federal government for road improvements, can you believe that?
All federal dollars have poison pills attached.

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859171 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
Where's carol?
Trailer shopping

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lily boca raton fl

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#859172 Feb 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Search the archives. She already admitted to promoting intercourse between her fifth grade students.
Projection. Galt looking for attention.

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For Real

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#859173 Feb 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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You black folks are all the same...crude bastards with no class.
oooppss!!! A Racist?

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For Real

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#859174 Feb 13, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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All federal dollars have poison pills attached.
do you know what you are talking about john?

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lily boca raton fl

Boca Raton, FL

#859175 Feb 13, 2013
http://thinkprogress.org/

Two-thirds of minimum wage earners are women. A disproportionate number of women in the workforce hold the lowest-paying jobs, a fact that contributes to the gender pay gap. This means that women are far more likely to benefit from a wage increase:

Families benefit from a wage increase. Sixty percent of women are the primary or co-bread winners in their households. More money in their paychecks means more for their families:

Over 17 million women would benefit. The total number of women who would be earning more if Congress approved a minimum wage hike is 13.1 million. 8.9 million of these receive a direct benefit, while another 4.2 million women would enjoy the so-called “spillover effect” of increased wages to keep up with a changing wage structure:

http://thinkprogress.org/

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John Galt

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#859176 Feb 13, 2013
lily boca raton fl wrote:
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There will be no reward. It was for capture and conviction.
Government fraud...and a big incentive to toast the chocolate marshmallow instead of trying to capture him.

Once again, government bastards cannot be trusted.

And you people want killer cops to be the only ones with guns.

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John Galt

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#859177 Feb 13, 2013
For Real wrote:
<quoted text> do you know what you are talking about john?
Yes. Matching funds in disproportionate amounts are typically required.

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