Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb
Perhaps you're unfamiliar with the meaning, avoiding a response or don't want to admit to your hyperbole.
These unsupported charges by posters responding to their feelings rather than the facts can get overdone sometimes.
“When buying and selling are controlled by legislation, the first things to be bought and sold are legislators.” - P. J. O’Rourke
“Socialism is great until you run out of someone elses money” Margaret Thatcher
those in favor of reform, and the myths surrounding them:
Top Senate Dems privately warn: Deep Medicare cuts will squander our big advantage on issue - The Plum Line - The Washington PostTop Democrats in charge of keeping the Senate in Dem hands and maintaining the political health of the party — DSCC chair Patty Murray and messaging chief Chuck Schumer — have privately expressed frustration that deep Medicare cuts risk squandering the major political advantage Democrats have built up on the issue, people familiar with internal discussions say.
Senators Murray and Schumer, along with other Dems like Debbie Stabenow and Mark Begich, have warned against deep cuts in recent leadership meetings, a source familiar with the meetings says, another sign of the unrest that the possibility of serious entitlements cuts is creating among Congressional Democrats.
The frustration on the Senate side is mirrored on the House side. Sam Stein reported on Friday that DCCC chair Steve Israel privately vented his frustration that serious Medicare cuts would hamper his ability to recruit good Dem candidates to challenge House GOP incumbents. And a number of Dem challengers have already launched their campaigns by alluding to the GOP’s unpopular Medicare plan, a reminder of just how central top Dem strategists want it to remain through 2012.
Perhaps tax breaks aren't necessary. I really don't know. But the point of our discussion was tax loopholes, not tax breaks.Maybe you'd like to explain why we should borrow money, increase the debt of the nation, and devalue the dollar to give the money to the oil companies that are making billions in profit every quarter. I don't know of ONE oil company that is losing money. They don't need a tax break, period.
governor andrew cuomo's philosophy:
"we have the worst business tax climate in the nation, period, our taxes are 66% higher than the national average"
"the costs of pensions are exploding... a 476% increase and its only getting worse"
"the state of new york spends too much money, it is that blunt and it is that simple"
"an unsustainable rate of growth and it has been for a long time"
"not only do we spend too much, but we get too little in return"
"the large government we have is all too often responsive to the special interests over the people"
"new yorkers are voting with their feet, two million new yorkers have left the state over the past decade"
"what does this say, it says we need radical reform, it says we need a new approach, we need a new perspective and we need it now"
"this is a fundamental realignment for the state"
"the old way wasn't working anyway, let's be honest"
"we want a government that puts the people first and not the special interests first"
"what made new york the empire state was a not a large government complex, it was a vibrant private sector that was creating great jobs"
"and that's what's going to make us the empire state again"
"at the heart of this state is business"
"we have to relearn the lesson our founders knew and we have to put up a sign that says new york is open for business, we get it, and this is going to be a business friendly state"
"we are going to have to confront the tax situation in our state, property taxes in this state are killing new yorkers, thirteen of the sixteen highest tax counties are in new york when assessed by home value"
"westchester county has the highest property taxes in the united states, nassau county has the second highest"
"it has to end, it has to end this year"
"we have to hold the line on taxes for now and reduce taxes in the future, new york has no future as the tax capital of the nation, our young people will not stay, our business will not come"
"put it simply, the people of this state simply cannot afford to pay any more taxes, period"
"we have to start with an emergency financial plan to stabilize our finances, we need to hold the line and we need to institute a wage freeze in the state of new york, we need to hold the line on taxes, we need a state spending cap and we need to close this $10 billion gap without any borrowing"
GOVERNOR ANDREW M. CUOMO STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS | Governor Andrew M. Cuomo
bear in mind, the governor is not just talking, he's already moved
Cuomo budget: $10 billion deficit cut, no new taxes, layoffs likely
and NEW YORKERS, of all audiences, are giving the gub standing O's
Andrew Cuomo approval sky-high, new poll suggests - Jennifer Epstein - POLITICO.com
in politics, we call that THE LAY OF THE LAND
deal with it, obama must