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Grey Ghost

Los Angeles, CA

#52502 May 5, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
What does majority mean? Well my commie enemy and enemy of these United States, it depends on what the meaning of "is" is.
Chill out now like a nice commie and sing along:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =GxQ7GUEPsrUXX&feature=rel ated
Ahh come on mirage along with about ten other stupid names. Suffer in silence, you are way to radical for anyone to ever take serious. One big mouth clown.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52503 May 5, 2010
I've been talking about how Modern Liberals/Progressives base their entire belief system on forcing everythin gto be "equal."

Here is a big lib describing it: "Al Sharpton: We Won’t Have True Social Justice Until Everything Is ‘Equal in Everybody’s House’"

http://www.breitbart.tv/al-sharpton-we-wont-h...

Liberalism is very predictable - and wrong.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52504 May 5, 2010
Devin wrote:
Results are all that count, Where have you seen this theory demonstrated to balance a budget outside of Bill Clinton's Budgets? And again, he increased taxes..... Where and when have the Republicans decreased taxes and balanced a Federal Budget? When the Republicans implement tax cuts, which have increased federal revenue, The increased in Federal Revenues always are burnt up being distributed to those players in the Military Industrial Complex..... review the records..... it's clear.
<quoted text>
Wartime is right and you're wrong.

All other things being equal, there is a point where lowering tax RATES maximizes government revenue. Raise the tax RATES higher and some people say "no" to additional revenue producing activities - which lowers tax REVENUE. Likewise, lower the rates and the revenue will drop.

Clinton lucked out because we had the end of the Cold War, the S&L monies were coming to a close and computers were advancing rapidly (internet, cell phones, etc.).

Revenue outpaced spending increases. But it all crashed towards the end with the dot-com crash.

Our problems with budgets have mostly been on the spending side. Congress spends and spends.

We need to cut spending as it is out of control. Obama is doing the opposite - which is terrible for the country.

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52505 May 5, 2010
Pittakos wrote:
<quoted text>
Here's my take on taxes and government spending. I first want to see government take steps to reduce it's size and spending. Until they do that, and neither Dems nor Reps have done so in my lifetime, I can't believe that no matter what we do, our debt will continue to grow. Now, that said, once I see the effort on government's part, then I would be happy to see taxes go up to pay for the massive debt that we've accumulated so far. Until then, they will just spend what they get and more.
We need to elect people who have some common sense. I was surprised to hear this morning that a person running for the Senate in my State (Bob Bennett's seat) makes over $300,000 a year yet he hasn't paid off his student loans and he carries a balance on his credit cards. I am in support of what he stands for but if he can't run his own finances responsibly, I just don't see how he could run the finances of this country.
Yes. Our problems are on the spending side of things. This is at the Federal level and most other levels of government. Look at California, New York and Illinois - fiscal messes.

We need to find Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans) who will cut spending. The new Governor of New Jersey is doing a good job.

“Psalm 24:1”

Since: Mar 10

Mississippi County Arkansas

#52506 May 5, 2010
Scott T wrote:
So, where are the jobs? Governemnt jobs is growing at the expense of the private sectore. This growth is unsustainable. Obama`s spending is unsustainable!
Give it time sir....Rome wasn't built in a day! Patience my friend......I think we're on the right track.....

“Psalm 24:1”

Since: Mar 10

Mississippi County Arkansas

#52507 May 5, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
ROFLMAO! Ok, you clueless commie whacko.
T A X E S.
L I E S.
E C O N O M Y K I L L E R.
A N T I - A M E R I C A N.
C O N T R O L.
P O W E R.
C O L L U S I O N.
S U B S E R V I A N C E.
S U R R E N D E R.
G O V E R N M E N T R U N A M O K.
T R E A S O N.
These "words" could describe our goverment at any time....not just the past 2 yrs....

Since: Apr 10

Mumbai, India

#52508 May 5, 2010
when a politician making promises. i think its only a word to say "promise".
Bottom Line

Lebanon, OR

#52509 May 5, 2010
Alz wrote:
<quoted text>
Yes. Our problems are on the spending side of things. This is at the Federal level and most other levels of government. Look at California, New York and Illinois - fiscal messes.
We need to find Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans) who will cut spending. The new Governor of New Jersey is doing a good job.
We've had 2 major boom cycles over almost 20 years that in
the end proved to be largely illusory. Politicians of any
type or stripe are lying to us when they suggest that we can
recapture what was essentially false prosperity OR that we
can solve what is now a disastrous debt load without lower
expectations of our governments .... local, state, and federal.

Dot.com bubbles, easy credit with teaser rates, subprime loans
with zero-down, and America taking on the role being the
world's arbiter and policeman have all come to rest on our
backs (whatever party affiliation, if any).

We can begin cutting federal spending by explaining to the
rest of the West that, 50+ years after the Korean War and
60+ years after the beginnings of the Cold War, the United
States is giving notice that we believe it is time for those
nations we served to protect will need to shoulder the burdens
themselves.

More to follow ....

Alz

Since: Oct 08

Chicago

#52510 May 5, 2010
Bottom Line wrote:
<quoted text>
We've had 2 major boom cycles over almost 20 years that in
the end proved to be largely illusory. Politicians of any
type or stripe are lying to us when they suggest that we can
recapture what was essentially false prosperity OR that we
can solve what is now a disastrous debt load without lower
expectations of our governments .... local, state, and federal.
Dot.com bubbles, easy credit with teaser rates, subprime loans
with zero-down, and America taking on the role being the
world's arbiter and policeman have all come to rest on our
backs (whatever party affiliation, if any).
We can begin cutting federal spending by explaining to the
rest of the West that, 50+ years after the Korean War and
60+ years after the beginnings of the Cold War, the United
States is giving notice that we believe it is time for those
nations we served to protect will need to shoulder the burdens
themselves.
More to follow ....
Yes. And there will be more booms and crashes as inefficient government money subsidizes, bailouts, and generally screws up the economy.

It will get worse because each time it happens, the government will push for more control and more bailouts (just like Obama's phony financial "reform" bill does.)
Bottom Line

Lebanon, OR

#52511 May 5, 2010
Current military efforts in Afghanistan, a dubious
one at best, suffers from the same delusion as we
possessed during the Vietnam War. The delusion is
that because we have more guns and more men and
better technology, we WIN .... whatever that would
look like.

Lets serve notice of our intent to remove our troops
while retaining the prerogative to use Special
Forces and drones to defeat Al Qaeda leadership and key locations. Bring 'em home because Bush's
notion of "nation building" was and is fundamentally wrong at the start. Obama, by
moving 30,000 more troops into the area, must
assume responsibility for the pointless suffering
of American troops.

Beyond that, we cannot afford to defend Karzai
on the one hand and complain of the cost of defend-
ing our own borders. Obama, as the Pranksters
said back in the good 'ol hippie daze, "you are
on the bus or off the bus."

If South Korea, after 50 years of training and
working with American forces, can't defend them-
selves, I fail to see the point in our costly
presence there. Hey, if North Korea attacks the
war would be over if they merely "bombed" North
Korea with basic foodstuffs. Its not our fight
any longer. Bring our troops home from South
Korea and drastically reduce our troops in Japan
as well.

Same thing in Europe. The EU countries point to
all the benefits of Euro-socialism faling to
notice that America has been their trump card in
the NATO alliance for 60 years. Its time to
poull the plug and, over a period of 6-8 years,
remove American troops from Europe and take a
purely secondary role in NATO. Hey, they are
big boys now. Let them shoulder their own
costs for protecting themselves.

Israel has existed for 60+ years now. They are
judged by many or most to have one of the top
5 armed forces in the world. They have shown themselves to be more than willing and capable of
defending themselves. The overwhelming majority
of U.S. aid to Israel is spent here in the United
States for technological and military purposes.
I am pro-Israel, but it is time after more than
60 years for Israel to take full financial
responsibility for their defense. If they want
to buy Chinese or French firearms, so be it.

How many billions have I just saved us?
Bottom Line

Lebanon, OR

#52512 May 5, 2010
Hey, I dropped or lost a post after the previous one,
but the main point ... too late to rebuild a lost-
in-space rant ... but what I said about Korea
applies to Europe as well. Let Europe, in all of
their professions of moral and intellectual
superiority, take on the full responsibility for
their defense. Withdraw from NATO in 3-5 years
max.

Israel ... a similar case. Here's a nation that has suffered much but has been around for 60+
years. Don't begrudge Israel for spending almost
100% of American support (why do they need it?)
in America to purchase U.S. technology and military
goods .... but let them pay for it themselves.
The American citizen should not be giving money
to Israel that Israel flips into military spending
in the U.S..... Hey, if Israel is attacked and
counters with an assault on Tehran, I don't care if
the gun or bomb was made in Korea, China, France,
or the United States.

How many billions have I saved so far?
Bottom Line

Lebanon, OR

#52513 May 6, 2010
Apologies for what was essentially a double post.
The first was held up in Topix purgatory for
awhile for reasons not explained to me. Ah well,
you get the point in any case.

We've got to cut spending and we have got to cut
deep. And we have to acknowledge that EVERY
American is going to suffer and sacrifice for
years to protect the future of our children and
grandchildren. Entitlements are a fiction. We
must do what is necessary and that includes
recognition that, if anything has been learned
during the past 2 years, it is that we are now
in "Game Over" and need to put in a fistful of
quarters if we wish to play anymore.

All of us.
Lily

Flushing, NY

#52514 May 6, 2010
Alz wrote:
<quoted text>

We need to find Conservatives (not necessarily Republicans).
And certainly NOT nutjob Liberatarians.
Lily

Flushing, NY

#52515 May 6, 2010
Bottom Line wrote:
<quoted text>
We've had 2 major boom cycles over almost 20 years that in
the end proved to be largely illusory. Politicians of any
type or stripe are lying to us when they suggest that we can
recapture what was essentially false prosperity OR that we
can solve what is now a disastrous debt load without lower
expectations of our governments .... local, state, and federal.
Dot.com bubbles, easy credit with teaser rates, subprime loans
with zero-down, and America taking on the role being the
world's arbiter and policeman have all come to rest on our
backs (whatever party affiliation, if any).
We can begin cutting federal spending by explaining to the
rest of the West that, 50+ years after the Korean War and
60+ years after the beginnings of the Cold War, the United
States is giving notice that we believe it is time for those
nations we served to protect will need to shoulder the burdens
themselves.
More to follow ....
Alz talking to himself.

Good example here of an obsessive nubjob Liberatarian with an inflated sense of self-worth.

More to follow ...

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#52517 May 6, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
Wrong. Government revenues must be increased and spending must be cut. Reducing taxes spurs the economy and increases government revenue, whereas raising taxes (as Obama and the democrats have already done and will forever continue to do -- while increasing spending and the size of government) hampers growth and prosperity, disempowers the citizenry, and empowers government.
Name one time that tax increases brought in less revenue than a tax cut.

Further, prove that it is tax cuts that spur the economy.

Remember, tax rates were increased to about 90% in 1938 and by 1941 the economy was booming. Further, they stayed that high until the early 60's in order to pay down the debt. And yet, we apparently had significant growth during the whole period.

What does that do to your theory?

Just some food for thought, taxes have gone up since the early 1900's, when was the period of decades with the greatest revenue growth at the federal level and the highest sustained GDP growth?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#52518 May 6, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
Tell us, heir marxist, whose money is it?
It is mine and yours, why? Do you think it is theirs because they charge $200 for a gallon of water in the desert?

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#52519 May 6, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TI43K9...
http://www.topix.com/forum/us/politics/TI43K9...
Barack Obama (D)
Top Contributors
http://images.opensecrets.org/obama_top_contr...
University of California $1,591,395
Goldman Sachs $994,795
Harvard University $854,747
Microsoft Corp $833,617
Google Inc $803,436
Citigroup Inc $701,290
JPMorgan Chase & Co $695,132
Time Warner $590,084
Sidley Austin LLP $588,598
Stanford University $586,557
National Amusements Inc $551,683
UBS AG $543,219
Wilmerhale Llp $542,618
Skadden, Arps et al $530,839
IBM Corp $528,822
Columbia University $528,302
Morgan Stanley $514,881
General Electric $499,130
US Government $494,820
Latham & Watkins $493,835
Major union and big business democrat donors
http://www.opensecrets.org/orgs/list.php
American Fedn of State, County & Municipal Employees $41,945,511
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers $31,544,407
Goldman Sachs $31,544,275
American Assn for Justice $31,425,529 TRIAL LAWYERS
National Education Assn $30,162,867
Laborers Union $28,993,900
Teamsters Union $27,992,624
Service Employees International Union $27,933,232
Carpenters & Joiners Union $27,768,183
Citigroup Inc $27,150,883
Communications Workers of America $27,047,896
American Federation of Teachers $26,285,941
United Auto Workers $25,775,002
Machinists & Aerospace Workers Union $25,205,277
United Food & Commercial Workers Union $24,216,183
EMILY's List $21,323,348
Time Warner $20,092,880
Microsoft Corp $20,072,830
JPMorgan Chase & Co $19,994,097
National Assn of Letter Carriers $19,408,684
AFL-CIO $18,177,346
General Electric $18,019,219
Sheet Metal Workers Union $17,027,913
American Hospital Assn $16,489,791
Plumbers & Pipefitters Union $16,378,601 Operating Engineers Union 85%
International Assn of Fire Fighters $15,962,143
Air Line Pilots Assn $15,782,527
United Transportation Union $13,677,945
United Steelworkers $13,633,751
Ironworkers Union $13,303,075
American Postal Workers Union $12,113,973
National Rural Electric Cooperative Assn $12,054,671
Walt Disney Co $10,986,548
Natl Active & Retired Fed Employees Assn $10,496,000
Human Rights Campaign $10,079,210
Freddie Mac $9,872,490
AIG $9,774,062
MetLife Inc $9,541,442
National Cmte to Preserve Social Security & Medicare $9,237,499
National Cmte for an Effective Congress $8,707,940
Seafarers International Union $8,295,144
Marine Engineers Beneficial Assn $7,435,127
Vivendi $4,509,240
And as to Wall Street...
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0909/276...
"Of the $10.6 million the industry has given to sitting senators in 2008, more than $7.7 million has gone to Democrats."
Thank you for setting Pfluger straight. I did not see many lawyers listed.
Nostrilis Waxman

Windsor, CT

#52520 May 6, 2010
Lily wrote:
<quoted text>
Alz talking to himself.
Good example here of an obsessive nubjob Liberatarian with an inflated sense of self-worth.
More to follow ...
A good example as opposed to what? Socialism/Statism you prefer?

More to follow ...? Do you mean like we will follow the lead of Greece?

Who's the nutjob? You liberals must be "PROUD" how your agenda worked out so well in Greece. People killing their neigbors, rioting, desperation, anarchy... More to come - I'm sure - if you get your way! What vision you have!

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#52521 May 6, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
Obama top recipient of BP contributions last 20 yrs - 05/05/10
http://dailycaller.com/2010/05/05/obama-top-r...
"According to the Center for Responsive Politics and financial disclosures, over the last twenty years of oil-giant BP’s political action committee, the largest recipient has been President Obama.
Erika Lovely from Politico reports:
BP and its employees have given more than $3.5 million to federal candidates over the past 20 years, with the largest chunk of their money going to Obama, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. Donations come from a mix of employees and the company’s political action committees —$2.89 million flowed to campaigns from BP-related PACs and about $638,000 came from individuals..."
Thank you for pointing out another significant difference between this administration and the last. INTEGRITY! Goldman Sachs and BP both are significant contributors to Obama's campaign funds and yet, due to his high moral character and integrity, the administration is not bashful about going after either. Did not see that in the bush administration which was all about raising money and protecting friends.

One more reason Republicans can not be allowed back in power.

Since: Aug 07

South Central Virginia

#52522 May 6, 2010
Wartime wrote:
<quoted text>
Why, is Bush president?
Oh wait, it just your BDS acting up again. Looks like it's time to get some stronger meds from your CAP/MoveOn/SEIU/ACORN nurse.
Hey, I would like to see the list just to prove my point. Republicans don't have the integrity to go after their large contributors.

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