WTF Why doesn't President Obama....

OzSTEEZ

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Who's comparing The Daily Show to other news outlets? :lol:
 

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It doesn't matter what it is, the news is less bias with humor mixed in which is better than the mainstream news outlets.
 

Casper

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sickening. if the republicans actually stood for and backed their ideals, I would be one.

If the GOP wants to get rid of the health care bill, they need to do it in the next two years before it's fully funded. Once its funded, people will not want to give it up because it is a strikingly awesome bill if you take the time to sit down and read it. It's genius. And the credit should go to the Republican party for its creation (1993).
 

Amstel

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you're a whore, but in a good way. Kindof.
They can leave it entirely unfunded for the next 2 years. All spending starts in the house (yeah, the dems have had control of all spending bills for the past . . .4, yes 4 years.)

I think this perfectly sums up the article as well as what needs to be done in washington.

"Over the past week, some have said it was indelicate of me to suggest that our top political priority over the next two years should be to deny President Obama a second term in office," McConnell will say at a speech to the conservative Heritage Foundation on Thursday at 11:00 a.m, according to his prepared remarks. "But the fact is, if our primary legislative goals are to repeal and replace the health spending bill; to end the bailouts; cut spending; and shrink the size and scope of government, the only way to do all these things it is to put someone in the White House who won't veto any of these things. We can hope the President will start listening to the electorate after Tuesday's election. But we can't plan on it."
 

JAXvillain

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They can leave it entirely unfunded for the next 2 years. All spending starts in the house (yeah, the dems have had control of all spending bills for the past . . .4, yes 4 years.)

I think this perfectly sums up the article as well as what needs to be done in washington.

but the republicans are just as guilty of all those things as the dems if not worse. do you even live on the same planet as the rest of us?
the rep partisan stonewalling has to stop for anything worthwhile to get done
 
but the republicans are just as guilty of all those things as the dems if not worse. do you even live on the same planet as the rest of us?
the rep partisan stonewalling has to stop for anything worthwhile to get done

Well, see, that depends on your definition of worthwhile.

I'd rather NOTHING get done than the crap pushed on us by all of 'em.
 

Amstel

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you're a whore, but in a good way. Kindof.
but the republicans are just as guilty of all those things as the dems if not worse. do you even live on the same planet as the rest of us?
the rep partisan stonewalling has to stop for anything worthwhile to get done

could just as easily be substituted with the dem partisan steamroller. and vice versa.

unfortunately instead of compromising to do less, it seems both sides end up compromising to spend more.
 

my little brony

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could just as easily be substituted with the dem partisan steamroller. and vice versa.

unfortunately instead of compromising to do less, it seems both sides end up compromising to spend more.
well at least you recognize that your party is equally as fucking insane and retarded and guilty
 

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Reagan budget chief slams GOP on taxes
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2010/11/reagan-budget-chief-slams-gop-taxes/

David Stockman says Wall Street 'doesn't deserve' extension of tax cuts; US becoming 'banana republic of finance'

A former Reagan administration budget director who was behind the largest tax cut in US history now says the US can't afford any more tax cuts, and both major parties are participating in a "big lie," pretending that no tax hikes are necessary despite a three-decade record of growing budget deficits.

In an interview with ABC's Christiane Amanpour, David Stockman warned that government services, including military spending and social programs, would have to be cut back significantly and taxes would have to be raised to avoid financial "disaster."

Stockman strongly criticized the GOP for their push to extend the Bush tax cuts.

"This is not 1981," Stockman said. "This is not 'morning again in America.' We've drifted now for 30 years."

Stockman continued, "In that 30 years, the deficit has gone up 14 times, but our economy is only four times larger. We're losing the race, and we're now becoming the banana republic [of] finance, printing -- the Fed, these mad men who are out of control at the Fed are printing new money equal to 100 percent of the debt that we're issuing each month. This will not end well. It's going to end in a disaster."

Stockman argued that cuts to government services such as Social Security and Medicare will be necessary. He suggested "means-testing" Social Security benefits such that the top one-third of earners wouldn't receive benefits. He also said Medicare would have to be scaled back "drastically."

In an interview with 60 Minutes last week, Stockman argued the Bush tax cuts must be allowed to expire -- not just the ones on the wealthiest earners, but on everyone.

"We just can't afford them," he told Lesley Stahl. "We couldn't afford them when they were adopted in 2001 and 2003. Since then, we've had two giant unfinanced wars, a huge bailout of Wall Street. This trillion-dollar stimulus program, and we have now created so much national debt, and such large permanent deficits that we're going to have to do some very difficult and painful things to close the gap, or we're going to destroy the economy, and render the federal government insolvent. As hard as that is to believe, we're edging in that direction."

On ABC's This Week Sunday, Rep. Mike Pence (R-IN) disputed Stockman's assertion.

"I don't think higher taxes [are] going to get anybody hired," Pence said. "I think raising taxes in the worst economy in 25 years is a profoundly bad idea."

Stockman argued that raising taxes is ordinarily a "bad thing to do," but the US "is in such dire shape that we have no choice but to accept the negative trade-off of some harm to the economy to start paying our bills."

And he had harsh words for Wall Street as well.

"Two years after the crisis on Wall Street, it has been announced that bonuses this year will be $144 billion -- the highest in history. That's who is going to get this tax cut on the top -- two percent of the population. They don't need a tax cut. They don't deserve it."


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Casper

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Greenspan, who is notoriously anti tax is saying the exact same thing. That's how I know we're fucked. :fly: