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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You didn't answer the question, where should my wife's money go if not to her family. You don't seem to understand the concept of contributions along with just about everything else. It isn't a government check, it is her money and mine as well as yours that you contribute. Why should your money pay fro my retirement supplement? Is that what a Ponzi scheme is?
    It is what it is. I'm not thrilled about paying in at a rate of roughly $150k every ten years. I'd rather keep the money. That's for sure. But...

    I'd rather pay a few bucks than see millions of people your age panhandling and suffering from untreated diseases when I walk down the street. So, we subsidize them all the way to their grave...which, of course, is expensive as hell.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    1. Sadly I know a single mom with mental disability who collects food stamps, housing subsidy and cash assistance. She's unemployable. And, even if some firm dared carry her on their staff, she could never hold the job and care for the kids. So, the state carries her. I wish there was a better option. But, it is what it is.

    2. My belief in a limited gvt doesn't mean I want to see you starving on the street with no healthcare because you are too old to work and no one accept you for health insurance. I wish there was a better option, but it is what it is. I'd rather people work until they can't anymore. Healthy, capable a d experienced people retiring 10-20 years before they become feeble is a waste of resources.

    3. Hopefully it went to some needy kid whose parent died before they reached age-18.
    Where should my wife's money for years of work and forced contributions into SS go? The point is you have no idea where that money is going but do when it goes to the family, is donated to charity you definitely would know where it went. Liberalism is a disease where you and others think with your heart instead of your brain and thus are incapable of admitting that you are wrong. Rather sad and yet this is what you want Republicans to compromise with? How do you compromise with totally lunacy?

    You think Republicans don't want to help that single Mom? how many of those single moms are there and do we need a 3.77 trillion dollar Federal Budget to help her. Why do we need a Federal Bureaucrat spending the money and solving local and state issues?

    You think a Federal Bureaucrat is better prepared and knowledgeable about state and local issues than a state and local representative? We have a 17 trillion dollar debt, millions of Americans on Food stamps and over a 100 million Americans dependent on some form of Federal taxpayer assistance so why aren't you asking where is that liberal compassion and results?

    You think SS and Medicare money are going to the needy? You don't think that either me or my wife understand charity? I probably give more to charity than you make but no, you buy the liberal rhetoric and ignore the liberal results.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Quote Originally Posted by greengirl77 View Post
    The GOP did "bear the brunt" after the 1995 shutdown. The situation was a bit different: there was no post-Crisis massive skepticism of government, Gingrich was not well like by anyone, and the economy was in pretty good shape, making things much easier for Clinton and Co.
    The polls were showing that Republicans are blamed for the 21-day shutdown by overwhelming margin.

    So...what was their punishment, exactly? Well, come elections, they have lost 3 seats. Not 103, not 33. Just 3. And retained the House majority, for the first time since the Roaring Twenties.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    It is what it is. I'm not thrilled about paying in at a rate of roughly $150k every ten years. I'd rather keep the money. That's for sure. But...

    I'd rather pay a few bucks than see millions of people your age panhandling and suffering from untreated diseases when I walk down the street. So, we subsidize them all the way to their grave...which, of course, is expensive as hell.
    So then the fact that we have so many dependent after spending so much doesn't resonate with you? This is what happens when you count on a federal bureaucrat to solve a state or local issue. Do you really think that federal bureaucrat knows about a problem in downtown Dayton, Ohio and can solve it? Think

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    At one time family and neighbors helped each other, a concept loosely defined as "Christian Charity". Now it seems we cannot help each other anymore, the government has to do it for us or we starve, or die on the streets. I'm not sure this is progress.
    Something has gone very wrong. The numbers currently on disability are absolutely astonishing. It'll get worse before it gets better. All those overweight people aging is going compound an already huge problem.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Quote Originally Posted by Mithros View Post
    I'm not sure it's a great idea to call the idea that producers charge what the market will bear "ridiculous".
    .... and the market will bear it because?

    (Hint: It has to do with the money supply)

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176:468]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cyrylek View Post
    The GOP did "bear the brunt" after the 1995 shutdown. The situation was a bit different: there was no post-Crisis massive skepticism of government, Gingrich was not well like by anyone, and the economy was in pretty good shape, making things much easier for Clinton and Co.
    The polls were showing that Republicans are blamed for the 21-day shutdown by overwhelming margin.

    So...what was their punishment, exactly? Well, come elections, they have lost 3 seats. Not 103, not 33. Just 3. And retained the House majority, for the first time since the Roaring Twenties.
    It was the first chink in Gingrich's armor. By 98, he was out as speaker.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Something has gone very wrong. The numbers currently on disability are absolutely astonishing. It'll get worse before it gets better. All those overweight people aging is going compound an already huge problem.
    Yes, that's a real possibility.

    When that time comes perhaps we will learn to help each other once again. Or there could be rioting in the streets and lengthy periods of general looting and mayhem. Choose your neighborhood well. )

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Where should my wife's money for years of work and forced contributions into SS go? The point is you have no idea where that money is going but do when it goes to the family, is donated to charity you definitely would know where it went. Liberalism is a disease where you and others think with your heart instead of your brain and thus are incapable of admitting that you are wrong. Rather sad and yet this is what you want Republicans to compromise with? How do you compromise with totally lunacy?

    You think Republicans don't want to help that single Mom? how many of those single moms are there and do we need a 3.77 trillion dollar Federal Budget to help her. Why do we need a Federal Bureaucrat spending the money and solving local and state issues?

    You think a Federal Bureaucrat is better prepared and knowledgeable about state and local issues than a state and local representative? We have a 17 trillion dollar debt, millions of Americans on Food stamps and over a 100 million Americans dependent on some form of Federal taxpayer assistance so why aren't you asking where is that liberal compassion and results?

    You think SS and Medicare money are going to the needy? You don't think that either me or my wife understand charity? I probably give more to charity than you make but no, you buy the liberal rhetoric and ignore the liberal results.
    $3.77 Trillion doesn't go to single moms We spend barely 1/2 a Trillion on that sort of thing. IIRC, $1.5 T went to SS and Medicare while about a full T went toward defense. The rest (.77t) gets split to pay interest and other operations.

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    Re: CNN Poll: GOP would bear the brunt of shutdown blame [W:176]

    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    $3.77 Trillion doesn't go to single moms We spend barely 1/2 a Trillion on that sort of thing. IIRC, $1.5 T went to SS and Medicare while about a full T went toward defense. The rest (.77t) gets split to pay interest and other operations.
    That is the budget "your" President submitted so if we don't spend it on that single mom, whose fault is it? If we people starving on the streets, whose fault is that? You have no idea what you are talking about, the Defense budget is 700 billion dollars, SS and Medicare are self funded. I have posted the line items over and over but you ignored them yet continue to spout claims like this one. You are wrong and cannot admit it. Where should my wife's SS go? Think she collected the amount she contributed? How many others are like that? You need to think with the brain God gave you not solely with your heart.

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