Last edited by The Prof; 07-27-11 at 01:45 PM.
No, the art of compromise.
Martin Luther King, Jr., once said that the people in our country “must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools.”
By contrast, business demonstrates in many ways how to prosper through compromise. In a free market society, conceiving, developing and delivering a product or service is filled with hundreds of compromises that balance the needs of the consumer to obtain value with the needs of the producer to make a profit.
The Art of Compromise CIO.com
The art of compromise, which is essential to democracy, seems to have gone out of style in recent years of angry all-or-nothing politics.
Read more: The Nation: The Art of Compromise - TIME
AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.
put it to music, sydney
Reid: Democrats will use reconciliation to finish health-care reform
This is an old, tired pattern: the right wingers getting up and screaming "the Lefties are spending, the Lefties are spending!",
and then we throw up a chart showing that in fact the Right that's responsible for most of the debt,
and the right, having had its ass handed to it, crawls back in its hole, looks around, checks if no one else is around, and starts up again w/"the Lefties are spending, the Lefties are spending!"
Maybe you missed it, and judging by your post, you did...but a great deal of the republicans elected in this past election cycle ran on cutting spending in DC. The problem for you is that this time, they actually mean it. As much as the tea party is hated by the left, they are the only group that has been for cutting spending. They had their hand in electing a lot of republicans this go around and they are serious about changing how things are done.
Like I said, maybe you didnt notice.
California budget: Democrats pass austerity budget - Los Angeles Times
Cuomo budget: $10 billion deficit cut, no new taxes, layoffs likely
Jerry Brown Budget Cuts | California budget: Gov. Jerry Brown approves cuts to services for poor, sick and elderly - Los Angeles Times
MA House votes to restrict unions - Boston.com
New Jersey Assembly Passes Bill That Requires Public Workers' Unions To Pay More For Benefits - WPIX
Emanuel Unveils Major Budget Cut On First Full Day « CBS Chicago
Governor Pat Quinn signs Illinois education reform bill into law, new rules effect school days, teacher strikes, tenure | abc7chicago.com
Detroit Moves Against Unions - WSJ.com
Union Deal Defeated; Gov. Malloy Pledges To Cut State Workers - CTnow
Rahm Emanuel sends layoff notices to city workers in union showdown - Chicago Sun-Times
bottom line: 61.6T under and sinking 5.3T per year:
U.S. funding for future promises lags by trillions - USATODAY.comThe federal government's financial condition deteriorated rapidly last year, far beyond the $1.5 trillion in new debt taken on to finance the budget deficit, a USA TODAY analysis shows.
The government added $5.3 trillion in new financial obligations in 2010, largely for retirement programs such as Medicare and Social Security. That brings to a record $61.6 trillion the total of financial promises not paid for.
Medicare alone took on $1.8 trillion in new liabilities, more than the record deficit prompting heated debate between Congress and the White House over lifting the debt ceiling.
Social Security added $1.4 trillion in obligations, partly reflecting longer life expectancies. Federal and military retirement programs added more to the financial hole, too.
there's not enough revenue in the copernican system to make these promises complete
if something isn't done NOW to fundamentally reform our entitlements, then our big 3 federal programs (our state pensions as well) will DIE
You are a stitch!
You are a stitch!
I think the Comedy channel may need your services.
OH, here's more charts from the CATO Institute, FYI. . .
Trouble is belief is irrelevant. What matters is evidence, and like most conservatives, you have none, since you get your "education" from the likes of bill o'reilly and sean hannity who don't offer any to go with their commentary.
Rest of unsubstantiated (no evidence) BS snipped.
Last edited by solletica; 07-27-11 at 08:05 PM.
the deficit for february, 2011, alone was almost 40% higher than net borrowing for all of fiscal 2007
Deficit for Fiscal 2007 Slides - Real Time Economics - WSJ
U.S. sets $223B deficit record - Washington Times