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munum

Pittsburgh, PA

#1817 Dec 27, 2012
Informed Opinion

Lehigh Acres, FL

#1818 Dec 27, 2012
Columbus Native wrote:
Over the cliff we are going come january. Result? Massive spending cuts to the mlitary and justice department which is long overdue. The wealthy will be made to pay up, after all Bush sheltered his chosen ones for 10 years now they will HAVE to pay up. Middle income workers will have to pay a little more but over 50% of them suported their Circus Freak Bush and his deceitful war so PAY UP! Even entitlements will be cut. So what is everybody worrying about? The national debt will be cut in half automtically by this time next year. Everybody sacrifices.
Let's not "fall" over the cliff - let's jump.

Higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires, War Department budget cuts, sounds great to me.
How About

Dawsonville, GA

#1819 Dec 27, 2012
Informed Opinion wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's not "fall" over the cliff - let's jump.
Higher taxes on millionaires and billionaires, War Department budget cuts, sounds great to me.
you get a job and quit relying on the government.
tell me

Jefferson, GA

#1821 Dec 28, 2012
How About wrote:
<quoted text>you get a job and quit relying on the government.
Got Social Security and Medicare, that makes you a leach living of the government.
formerresident

Decatur, GA

#1822 Dec 28, 2012
Stop splitting the rhetoric based on party, and make it issue based.
If you want less to rely on the government, then try supporting innovation, and entrepreneurism in policy.
The small time entrepreneur, cannot compete with large corporations.
Example- a new business, begins a business in a tourist area. Pays 5000 a month rent, does 20,000-40,000 a month in sales. Big store, won't say name, opens on the street. Rent is now 20,000 a month. Do you think the small store can compete?
All the small stores leave, leaving the big corporations, to import from China. How many could open a store, as a new store, and pay 20,000 a month rent?
totally amazed

Jefferson, GA

#1823 Dec 28, 2012
formerresident wrote:
Stop splitting the rhetoric based on party, and make it issue based.
If you want less to rely on the government, then try supporting innovation, and entrepreneurism in policy.
The small time entrepreneur, cannot compete with large corporations.
Example- a new business, begins a business in a tourist area. Pays 5000 a month rent, does 20,000-40,000 a month in sales. Big store, won't say name, opens on the street. Rent is now 20,000 a month. Do you think the small store can compete?
All the small stores leave, leaving the big corporations, to import from China. How many could open a store, as a new store, and pay 20,000 a month rent?
Welcome to the world of capitalism, where the big and rich eat the small with the help of our government. They get special tax breaks, special corporate tax loopholes and even get local property taxes waved. If you really want to get screwed by the government try a tourist related business in this area, your MAIN competion is the state. With state owned and taxpayer supported campgrounds, cabin rentals and the biggest foe Brasstown Valley Resort. Supported by the state, in a so called state park, pays very little tax to the county and even uses free prison labor, nobody can compete with that.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#1824 Dec 28, 2012
How About wrote:
<quoted text>you get a job and quit relying on the government.
Why thanks for the suggestion.

I am enjoying my pension from law enforcement and operating two small businesses.

Tell us a little about you.
Informed Opinion

Naples, FL

#1825 Dec 28, 2012
totally amazed wrote:
<quoted text>Welcome to the world of capitalism, where the big and rich eat the small with the help of our government. They get special tax breaks, special corporate tax loopholes and even get local property taxes waved. If you really want to get screwed by the government try a tourist related business in this area, your MAIN competion is the state. With state owned and taxpayer supported campgrounds, cabin rentals and the biggest foe Brasstown Valley Resort. Supported by the state, in a so called state park, pays very little tax to the county and even uses free prison labor, nobody can compete with that.
Good points.

Any economist will tell you that unregulated capitalism eventually has to lead to monopolies and fascism - that's just the way it is - for better or worse.

What's interesting is that nobody actually believes in capitalism - they say they do- but they don't.

If you doubt this ask your doctor if he or she would mind 250,000 highly qualified foreign doctors beginning to practice in the USA; ask your local banker if anyone should be allowed to start a bank; ask any builder if anyone who can identify a hammer should be allowed to bid on government projects.

They all scream about government limitations and cost, but love having their incomes subsidized by government limitations and regulations.

But it's Friday and close to Happy New Year.

“Shadowville All-Stars”

Since: Dec 08

Columbus, GA

#1826 Dec 28, 2012
jeanie wrote:
we need all Republicans no more Demorcratic
Well... better luck next time on that one.

“Marble Man”

Since: Jul 11

Destin, FL

#1828 Dec 29, 2012
It is not about gun control, any more than it was about alcohol control during prohibition.

IT IS ABOUT REVENUE!

Look for taxes/fees to become law for firearm and ammunition purchases, as well as an annual registration. It will be on a sliding scale, based on the capabilities of the firearm, and the amount of ammunition purchased. There will be a large tax/fee appliedat the point of sale, then yearly registration taxes/fees.
your really are

Jefferson, GA

#1829 Dec 29, 2012
General Robert E Lee wrote:
It is not about gun control, any more than it was about alcohol control during prohibition.
IT IS ABOUT REVENUE!
Look for taxes/fees to become law for firearm and ammunition purchases, as well as an annual registration. It will be on a sliding scale, based on the capabilities of the firearm, and the amount of ammunition purchased. There will be a large tax/fee appliedat the point of sale, then yearly registration taxes/fees.
You really are a nut.
Calling Your Bluff

Dallas, GA

#1830 Dec 29, 2012
your really are wrote:
<quoted text>
You really are a nut.
Why is Mr. Lee a nut. That post actually makes sense.
The Revealer

Carrollton, GA

#1832 Dec 29, 2012
I can't vote for any of them. They are all religious.
The Revealer

Carrollton, GA

#1833 Dec 29, 2012
Religious people are among us. Beware.
Columbus Native

Oklahoma City, OK

#1835 Dec 30, 2012
average joe wrote:
<quoted text>two more words=INDEPENDANT'S SUCK!!!!
Independents+ Elections =No Republicans
Calling Your Bluff

Irving, TX

#1836 Dec 31, 2012
The whole point of the fiscal cliff is when the fiscal cliff is cleared and we jump over it, we are getting rid of all the accounting gimmicks, the temporary stings of things that allow Congress to pretend it's being fiscally responsible when it's not.

A lot of taxes will go up but taxes will go up on everybody, not injure the guy around the tree that's paying for everything but everyone will have to pay. And then folks will realize the government we are voting for costs us money too.

Trillion dollars deficits every year as far as the eye can see, that's a tax on our kids, our grandchildren, on people who have saved their whole lives and done the responsible things.

The liberals feel like they can have all this spending but not pay for it themselves. So I think going over the fiscal cliff, at least, we are all sharing in the responsibility of paying for the big government we seem to want.
swxxxt

Rochester, PA

#1837 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain

Commerce, GA

#1838 Dec 31, 2012
Calling Your Bluff wrote:
The whole point of the fiscal cliff is when the fiscal cliff is cleared and we jump over it, we are getting rid of all the accounting gimmicks, the temporary stings of things that allow Congress to pretend it's being fiscally responsible when it's not.
A lot of taxes will go up but taxes will go up on everybody, not injure the guy around the tree that's paying for everything but everyone will have to pay. And then folks will realize the government we are voting for costs us money too.
Trillion dollars deficits every year as far as the eye can see, that's a tax on our kids, our grandchildren, on people who have saved their whole lives and done the responsible things.
The liberals feel like they can have all this spending but not pay for it themselves. So I think going over the fiscal cliff, at least, we are all sharing in the responsibility of paying for the big government we seem to want.
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.

But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
Calling Your Bluff

Irving, TX

#1839 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain wrote:
<quoted text>
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.
But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
First of all, please define a "fair share", in other words, how much is enough? Fair means an increase to everyone. A lot of the debt, and deficit, was not for the wars, and is on the increase. It all needs to stop. Liberals have no intention of decreasing spending, their game plan is to raise taxes now, cut spending later. The problem is that "later" never comes. This administration cannot even get a budget past the Senate (same part majority), let alone obtain House approval. Obama said he was going to cut the deficit in one half in three years, and that has not happened. When the lower and middle class Obama electorate, see how much Obamacare will cost them, along with the fiscal cliff, maybe then some real change will happen, but until then??? Bring on the cliff.
Question

Irving, TX

#1840 Dec 31, 2012
its as plain wrote:
<quoted text>
You had me until the bull crap about liberal spending. Liberals want to increase taxes and reduce spending, conseratives just want to cut services to people who have nothing. So-called liberal spending you hate is spending on social services, many that are required, some that are not. Money can definitely be saved in that area, cutting Social Security payments to people who donít need them is one way to save. Increased taxes on people and corporations who now avoid paying a fair portion of tax is another way.
But the FACT is most of our current problems come from unfunded, wasteful, senseless wars we didnít have the will to win, just wanted to make changes in their governments. Look where the deficit was when Bush took office, almost none, then look at what Bush left. It has increased substantially under Obama, a lot of that is a continuation of the Bush wars and interest on the debt, itís as plain as the nose on your face.
Democrats could have stopped it (fiscal irresponsibility) when they were in control from 2006 through 2010, but they added to the problem at record rate, meaning they approved it. WHY?

Democrats were also a part of the congress that approved the wars of both Bush presidents, meaning they believed the "false intelligence" to be a clear and present reality. WHY?

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