Last edited by Catawba; 07-12-11 at 06:01 PM.
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
A funny little play on words on that interview, btw. Notice how he assumes we pay the FULL 99.2 billion in social security and medicare/medicaid, plus all unemployment benefits. If we cut around 10% from his "if you choose to pay" list (page 16), we can fund (in their entirety)...
The Department of Education
The Department of Labor
The Department of Justice
The Department of Energy
The Department of the Interior
Federal Transit Administration
....plus military active duty pay.
All of these would have gone completely unfunded in his projected scenario...and that's just on a 10% cut of his "must pay" budget. It doesn't even factor in the potential cost savings we can get from cutting down the programs on the red list. These are the kinds of choices you make.
Originally Posted by Josie
The proper strategy for Obama to pursue here, if he wants to accomplish anything, is not to waste time negotiating w/the GOPers, but rather to dig up politically compromising information on them (i. e. is Boner boning someone else other than his wife? What about mcconnell?) and then use it as a threat to extort what we wants. I fail to understand why Obama, w/the spying resources of the NSA, has yet to compile an extramarital affairs database on all GOP pols.
Or if Obama doesn't want to do that, he should deal directly with the GOPerpols' sponsors. boner, mcconnell, etc. are working for them only, so why bother discussing things w/the employee instead of the employer?
Just like Obama being against it when Bush was in office. Now hes all for it.