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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    There's a lot of truth in your statements.
    Your detector seems to fail quite often.
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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    There's a lot of truth in your statements.
    Especially the part about FDR being crippled.
    People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.

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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    Your detector seems to fail quite often.
    ...because say so.

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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

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    Especially the part about FDR being crippled.
    He was?

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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    It's probably a bit more than that, but certainly those programs were not of any help. The whole of our governments, State and Federal, have been running themselves improperly and inappropriately for some time. But there was only a vocal few speaking out about the real problems. The rest, on all sides, were sitting there bitching out of one side of their mouth with their hands stretched out for whatever they could get from the government. Suckling it, becoming dependent upon it. Republocrats sold out and their constituency happily followed. This is the America the lazy made, those whom didn't want to do anything for themselves. They authorized government growth, the allowed it to make program after program, spend more money, take more power. In the end...we sorta deserve this. This is what happens when we don't do our duty as freemen, when we don't act to keep this Republic.
    You`ve spoken volumes here. The operative in everything you had to say is ,"speak out". The squeeky wheel does get oiled,sometimes not till its a very loud shriek ,but it is more likely to get fixed once it starts makeing a lot of noise. WE may have to take it to the streets ,as far gone as things are. How likely is that to happen at all, with our present day police state.

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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

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    He was?
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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

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    That's "that chuck wearin still sportin a beanie the shadiest" WC (dub-c) not Ice Cube. Westside Connection fo' life!
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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Time to repeal prop 13. Well its been time since that garbage was passed, but now its really time.
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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by faminedynasty View Post
    Time to repeal prop 13. Well its been time since that garbage was passed, but now its really time.
    Yeah what a great idea, let's force retired people out of their homes by jacking up their taxes which they can't pay on a fixed income.

    Isn't it like a Liberal to constantly think we have a revenue problem and not a spending problem?

    Do you know that if you repealed all the tax advantages in the entire world as we know it today, politicians would spend it all and then some?

    Then our economy would resemble Zimbabwe’s. But perhaps that is what Liberals want; then the evil empire would be brought humbly to it's knees and the UN will take over as the world's great power, or better yet, Venezuela!!! It certainly would reduce pollution. But there would be a lot of starvation. But that would reduce our carbon footprint!!!

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    Re: California goes broke, halts $3.5 billion in payments

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    Yeah what a great idea, let's force retired people out of their homes by jacking up their taxes which they can't pay on a fixed income.
    Why can they not sell their houses?

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