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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Captain America View Post
    Speaking of nest eggs, I met with my financial advisor Tuesday. Reason being, now that the GOP got back in the driver's seat, I was worried that my retirement funds would nosedive. I don't pretend to have much smarts that way. I just remember the Bush years. Call me superstitious.

    But he told me that a GOP senate under a democrat president should do very well according to historic trends. I have no idea if that is true or not but that's what he said. That made me feel a little better.

    Anyways, I am just a regular guy. Far from rich but my bills are always paid on time and my belly is full and I have a nice warm home.

    Doing the math, when my wife and I retire, we can expect nearly 2.7k, combined, from Social Security each month, (more if I wait until 65 to retire.) If I sold my home and combined my retirement funds with that amount, I could pull another 2k a month to that almost 2.7k of SS, giving us approximately 4.7k a month in income that would last us until we are both well over 100 years old.

    That's just enough to buy myself a small home around Tarpon Springs, pay all my bills and eat steak every once in a while. That's all I need. I am happy with that.

    Should one of us die before then, our annuities kick in and our life insurance would more than make up for any loss.

    Granted, that's not a whole heck of a lot but dog gone it, that's being responsible for myself. I won't need anybody's welfare. I'm kind of proud of that.
    If you have the cash, invest down South. Mexico may seem crazy, but it's where a lot of Americans go to retire for a reason. Food is cheap, life is great, and you get to walk by the beach every day if you want to. Price of a 2 floor home with all the bells and whistles? Around $40-50K
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you would rather we listen to the folks who admittedly lied just get this turd passed and think we're all stupid? BTW, when Hans Gruber called Americans stupid, you're included in that. He didn't exclude anyone.

    Tell ya what, I'll pass on that.

    One last thing, did you here Hans admit that Massachussetts ripped off the Federal government? "Rip off", are his exact words.
    In other words, you can't find anywhere in the bill where it is appointing death panels???

    Got it

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    I just hope this Medical Device tax stuff can be ironed out. This is my key concern with Obamacare. I know that many others are worried about it. I know we cant fix everything with Obamacare but we need to make the Medical Device tax a priority in my opinion.

    Can I get a hell yeah?

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Just as I thought, you don't understand the BLS data. What that chart shows is well over a million discouraged workers each month in 2010 and more months in later years all over a millions which even basic math tells you is much higher than 700,000. Those people aren't counted as unemployed but certainly are unemployed
    Why do you say they "certainly are unemployed?" Ever since the introduction of the Labor Force concept in the 1930's, actually looking for work has always been the main definition of unemployed. So what definition of unemployed are you using and where does it come from?
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, you would rather we listen to the folks who admittedly lied just get this turd passed and think we're all stupid? BTW, when Hans Gruber called Americans stupid, you're included in that. He didn't exclude anyone.

    Tell ya what, I'll pass on that.

    One last thing, did you here Hans admit that Massachussetts ripped off the Federal government? "Rip off", are his exact words.
    Not only did he say that about Massachusetts, he actually was proud of it.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    I actually believe just the opposite. The Democrats are slightly less terrible than the Republicans.

    Not to mention that dems just don't show up for midterms. The general will tell the tale and all this repub gloating will turn to tears and they will definitely repeatedly say "the voting electorate is soooo stupid."
    Dems don't show up for midterms? I guess it was Republican voters who overwhelmingly replaced the Republican Congressional reps and Republican Senators with anti-war Democrats in the 2006 midterms.
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    So anyway, back to Gruber.

    He counted on Democratic voters being stupid. I wonder who else who was engaged during his meetings in the White House and in the hallowed halls of the Democratically-controlled Congress shared his opinion, and giggled along with him?
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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    In other words, you can't find anywhere in the bill where it is appointing death panels???

    Got it
    Well, not anymore, because after the Democrats got busted, they removed that part from the bill.

    Why are you defending someone who looks down upon you with such contempt? Are you hoping for the, "good communist", effect?
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    So anyway, back to Gruber.

    He counted on Democratic voters being stupid. I wonder who else who was engaged during his meetings in the White House and in the hallowed halls of the Democratically-controlled Congress shared his opinion, and giggled along with him?
    That's a long list, I'm sure.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Stupidity of the American Voter?

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    LOL... I particuarly like how you use totals instead of end results because if you looked at results you fail more than miserably. So you sweep in that golden economy Clinton handed off to Bush and credit Bush with that. Why don't you like to observe trends Conservative? huh? Why not look at where is started vs where it ended under Bush? I wonder why? Because he tanked our economy. That's why.
    Golden economy? Bush inherited a recession according to NBER. So apparently that is golden to you. You want to blame Bush for tanking our economy ignoring the Democrat Congress and the failure of Obama to offer anything of value while as Senator in that Congress. You voted for incompetence and flowery rhetoric and elected failure.

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