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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its a start in the right direction and helps stem what would otherwise be huge cuts to the defense department. The bottom line is....why is the gop willing to hold the middle class and working classes hostage in order to keep huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans? Luckily....the overwhelming majority of the American people see what is going on and get it. I don't believe that the GOP could play this any worse that they have. The must want to become a regional party for the forseeable future.
    What's the difference between the middle class and the working class? Are you insinuating that the middle class doesn't work? Yes you are, using communist terminology.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its a start in the right direction and helps stem what would otherwise be huge cuts to the defense department. The bottom line is....why is the gop willing to hold the middle class and working classes hostage in order to keep huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans? Luckily....the overwhelming majority of the American people see what is going on and get it. I don't believe that the GOP could play this any worse that they have. The must want to become a regional party for the forseeable future.
    Try this simple experiment with your boss. Explain that you now spend 40% more than your salary supports, yet have carefully studied your budget and can make no cuts. The only "fair" solution, that you can come up with, is to receive an immediate salary increase of 10%, in return for which you will do nothing extra, at all, on the job, but will spend it quickly, as you will still have a budget deficit of 36%, and be back next year (month?) to ask for even more compensation as a just reward for your fine work and personal spending habits.

    When your boss stops laughing, and then suggests that a substance abuse test may be in order, you will get the explanation that you deserve.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Yep. All of the "bad" stuff is the result of the prior (other?) party's policies and all of the "good" stuff is the result of hope and change. After a decade, or so, the truth will be allowed into history books (maybe).
    The fact of the matter is that the truth rarely comes out in the history books.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What's the difference between the middle class and the working class? Are you insinuating that the middle class doesn't work? Yes you are, using communist terminology.
    No he is not. The difference between the middle and working classes is that the middle class gets a salary pay and is usually college educated while the working class usually gets and hourly pay and their work consists of physical rather than intellectual labor. Of course, this is common knowledge.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    What's the difference between the middle class and the working class? Are you insinuating that the middle class doesn't work? Yes you are, using communist terminology.
    Study your sociological terms. Working class is a term that is used to define people who are not middle class. Its not "communist" terminology......check any collegiate...or probably even high school coursebook.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Try this simple experiment with your boss. Explain that you now spend 40% more than your salary supports, yet have carefully studied your budget and can make no cuts. The only "fair" solution, that you can come up with, is to receive an immediate salary increase of 10%, in return for which you will do nothing extra, at all, on the job, but will spend it quickly, as you will still have a budget deficit of 36%, and be back next year (month?) to ask for even more compensation as a just reward for your fine work and personal spending habits.

    When your boss stops laughing, and then suggests that a substance abuse test may be in order, you will get the explanation that you deserve.
    Your attempt at an "example" doesn't work because it misconstrues the President's plans. See......analogies only work when they are accurate...otherwise they just come across as silly tripe.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Its a start in the right direction and helps stem what would otherwise be huge cuts to the defense department. The bottom line is....why is the gop willing to hold the middle class and working classes hostage in order to keep huge tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans? Luckily....the overwhelming majority of the American people see what is going on and get it. I don't believe that the GOP could play this any worse that they have. The must want to become a regional party for the forseeable future.
    What's really a start is an across the board reduction in so-called 'entitlements. An idea quite foreign to you and your fellow travelers. I have no problem with allowing the more successful keeping more of their money. The overwhelming majority of the American people don't have a clue beyond reality shows and Monday Night Football.

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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Your attempt at an "example" doesn't work because it misconstrues the President's plans. See......analogies only work when they are accurate...otherwise they just come across as silly tripe.
    What exactly are the 'President's plans' beyond more deficit spending? Be specific.

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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Your attempt at an "example" doesn't work because it misconstrues the President's plans. See......analogies only work when they are accurate...otherwise they just come across as silly tripe.
    Would this be the same president that has presided over a 20% increase in federal spending (comparing federal spending in 2007/8 to that of 2008/9), has run $1 trillion+ deficits each year in office and plans to continue to do so? The analogy used is just, as the "compromise" offered contains no serious reductions in current spending (in fact, spending increases over the "cliff" levels), but does contain (somewhat smaller) current increases in revenue.
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    Re: Harry Reid: "We're going over the cliff"

    Quote Originally Posted by hfd View Post
    What's really a start is an across the board reduction in so-called 'entitlements. An idea quite foreign to you and your fellow travelers. I have no problem with allowing the more successful keeping more of their money. The overwhelming majority of the American people don't have a clue beyond reality shows and Monday Night Football.
    LOL....with you people it is always about people "keeping more of their money". Whatever happened to the America where people actually cared about the great good of the community? Too many people like you think that everything in America is free and that there is no responsibility to pay back into a nation that allowed those wealthy to "get their money" in the first place. Freedom and America are not free. They come with responsibilities.
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