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Since: Feb 08

Spokane, WA

#981464 Sep 12, 2013
RealDave wrote:
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Eed thinks every state is run like Washington.
I have news, Moocher Eed, some states have deregulated the electricity market.
I have more news, you can opt for more renewable electricity from your supplier. http://www.inlandpower.com/energy_mattersc.ph...
"real dumb"
You one more time speak of something you nothing about. You really think Inland Power is going to run a line to my house. The power they supply is not available in the city. Avista provides the power and the infastructure.
Peace
KMA
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#981465 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Yeah they work just fine. SSI liability $16.5 trillion, prescription drug liability $22 trillion, medicare liability $87 trillion. Total $125 trillion plus $17 trillion is $142 trillion. Yeah they worked real well! LMAO!!!!
maybe if you could get the Tea Party faithful to agree to cut some of those programs.....

seems they think they work just fine.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981466 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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ok then, since it matters not, 2010. the result is the same.
In early 2010, Greece's staggering deficit/debt problems turned into a major financial crisis when its sovereign debt was downgraded by rating agencies into junk territory, freezing Greece out of international capital markets. On May of that year, Europe and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) agreed to a 110 billion financing plan for Greece, which involved major budget cuts, slashes in wages and pensions, sharp tax increases, labor market reforms and privatization of state assets - i.e., a financing plan with the usual neoliberal adjustment strings attached. The plan was such a flop that it led less than two years later to a second bailout program worth 130 billion, which included even harsher structural adjustment and austerity measures than the first loan agreement
....The international bailouts of Greece have been an unmitigated economic and social disaster, as a recently released econometric analysis of the Greek economic crisis by the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College attests, dispelling EU/IMF and Greek government officials' myths and lies about the alleged success of the Greek program.
http://www.truth-out.org/news/item/18027-aust...
austerity doesn't work.
So, what's your solution for Greece, economic genius?

Your thoughts only, cut-and-paste will be ignored.
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#981467 Sep 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I'm still waiting for these reich wing nuts to point to another country and show in the REAL world how being conservative actually works and is profitable for all!
It's been awfully quiet
i see that the conservative Brits are acting just like ours.

so they can't use Britain for an example.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981468 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Did you notice Ghostie was blathering on under about 6-7 different names this morning from Ashburn Va? Then switched back to yeah in HI.
Galt has a program that automatically deletes any posts from that draft-dodging scumbag.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981469 Sep 12, 2013
Buroc Millhouse Obama wrote:
Q. What do you call a Democrat with an IQ of 120?
A. A foursome!
Hmmmmmm....... that's what you'd call "A democrat" son?

interesting......
sonicfilter

Indianapolis, IN

#981470 Sep 12, 2013
EasyEed wrote:
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"sonic"
We all know what you will be doing today;
- Watching Fox News
- Googling left wing sites
Why will you do this? So you will have plenty of BS to demean your favorite subject, Fox News.
Peace
KMA
FOX demeans it's self. i just point it out.
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981471 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
<quoted text>
You made that up!
Assad's government is secular and allows for freedom of religion.
The Christians as well as other groups who supported continuation of this secular government approached the US for support in overthrowing Assad. However, the US gave this responsibility of identifying rebels to Turkey.
Turkey threw the support behind the Muslim Brotherhood and the many terrorist groups associated with it.
The Christians are being slaughtered because Islamic fanatics do this as they are in Egypt. They kill and do force conversions.
Your Iraq claim is a false flag as well. The constitution of Iraq allows for freedom of religion. The insurgency however does follow the constitution.
Still looking for your declarations of wars son.

Have you found them yet?

Or did you make that up?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981472 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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so they quit selling non-diet soda?
Are you opposed to choice?
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981473 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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The error was the IMF attempting to keep Greece in the Eurozone rather than having them go bankrupt.
If you think a bankrupt Greece would not have to make disastrous cuts than you are naive.
The flaw with your article is assuming a bankrupt country will still have someone who will loan them money to keep operational. Who would that be?
Exactly.

Without the IMF bailout, Greece would be Detroit.

Detroit should have gone on an austerity program 30 years ago.
John Galt

Temecula, CA

#981474 Sep 12, 2013
flack wrote:
<quoted text> Tell my girls that all the time. I flat refuse to buy bottled water.
Galt has never purchased a single bottle of bottled water. Just filter the tap water.

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#981475 Sep 12, 2013
Yeah wrote:
<quoted text>I'm still waiting for these reich wing nuts to point to another country and show in the REAL world how being conservative actually works and is profitable for all!
It's been awfully quiet
Privatizing Social Security: The Chilean Experience
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981476 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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You need to Google "EU Greece austerity measures" to assess a wealth of knowledge about how aid to Greece is still being given if Greece continues their austerity program.
https://www.google.com/search...
Come on, you made up this claim that this stopped 6 years ago line.
Can you Google up your declarations of wars son?

I'd like to see if what you claims in Google actually happens!

Any chance of that?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981477 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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LOL, yeah that really shows a deep understanding of the Greek austerity program.
lol! How about that US Constitution son? Maybe you can show your 'deep' understanding by proving those dows?

You know, to show you're not a LIAR?

“fairtax.org”

Since: Dec 08

gauley bridge wv

#981478 Sep 12, 2013
PRIVATE ACCOUNTS ARE ALREADY WORKING IN TEXAS

March 16, 2005

Private Social Security accounts are already working in Texas and have been for the past 25 years, say observers.

In 1981, federal law allowed municipal government workers to opt-out of Social Security and replace it with private retirement accounts. Galveston County, Texas, decided overwhelmingly to pursue a locally controlled system of private accounts, called the "Alternate Plan."

Under the plan the county withholds about six percent of each employee's salary for retirement; that money, along with a partial match by the county, is invested in personal accounts for each participating employee. The remaining county match covers the cost of disability and life insurance policies for employees, which also pay benefits much higher than those offered by Social Security. It has had remarkable results:

From 1982 through 1997, the rate of return on funds invested in the Galveston plan has averaged 8.6 percent, a return more than four times greater than Social Security.
County workers earning slightly more than $17,000 a year can retire at age 65 with a monthly payment of $1,285 compared with $782 a month under Social Security.
Workers earning $51,263 a year could retire at age 65 with a monthly benefit of $3,846 compared to $1,540 under Social Security.

Even under the relatively low "guaranteed rate of return" in the Galveston plan gives a yield of 4.24 percent, more than double the return for Social Security.
Buroc Millhouse Obama

Newington, CT

#981479 Sep 12, 2013
Obama is a joke.

Check out this Op-Ed in the NY Times from Mr. Putin!

A Plea for Caution From Russia

What Putin Has to Say to Americans About Syria

By VLADIMIR V. PUTIN
Published: September 11, 2013

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/12/opinion/put...
Too bad Obama doesn't have the same high level of intelligence as Putin.
Grampy

South Windsor, CT

#981481 Sep 12, 2013
sonicfilter wrote:
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IMF admits: we failed to realise the damage austerity would do to Greece
http://www.theguardian.com/business/2013/jun/...
it's not Obama who wants us to be another Greece.
Reread your article!

"Market confidence was not restored, the banking system lost 30% of its deposits and the economy encountered a much deeper than expected recession with exceptionally high unemployment."

Market confidence was not RESTORED. Meaning it was lost before austerity measures were taken. Years of socialistic practices bankrupted the country. Socialistic practices that Obama advocates for us.

The banking system lost it's deposits because the government increased taxes on interest 50%. Also a lot of the lost deposits came after Cyprus started taxing (seizing 6.75% to 9.9%)deposits, not the interest earned on deposits.

The deeper than expected recession was not a Greek exclusive, most of the European Union experienced the same more than anticipated downturn with higher unemployment.

The exceptionally high unemployment is a product of the socialistic practices Greece followed for years, also similar to the practices Obama advocates for the USA. These practices encourage people not to work. The Government creates incentives for slackers to be slothful.

Greece's problems were there long before austerity measures were imposed. The other European Union members would not have bailed out Greece if the austerity measures were not imposed. Then where would they be now?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981482 Sep 12, 2013
Whatever wrote:
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We who? All you are capable of adding is name calling.
The problem Sonic is having is his claims are NOT backed by recent news articles.
I'm still looking for your HISTORICAL reference for declaration of wars son.

Any chance you'll show you're not lying?
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981483 Sep 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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Obama can accept Putin's offer or go back to Congress or bomb away.
Obama's choice, Putin probably doesn't care what the fool decides...
lol! Oh, you ruskies!
Yeah

Honolulu, HI

#981484 Sep 12, 2013
John Galt wrote:
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...and the hell with Congress, which will not approve the resolution???
Most foreigners have that opinion....

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