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Robert Ariail

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 4 years ago

    Congress at work. No brains attached. But it is the American people under the axe. We truly do deserve better and we show that by writing to politicians and telling them what we want them to do.

  2. DGF999

    DGF999 said, about 4 years ago

    I hope we survive this year.

  3. ARodney

    ARodney said, about 4 years ago

    Right, things were SO horrific under Clinton, when taxes were even higher. As my investment advisor said, “taxes are on sale right now. They’re going to go up.” Even the GOP couldn’t have kept deficit spending forever, so let’s be glad we’ve got a fact-based person in the driver’s seat. It’ll be sort of humorous to watch John Boehner trying to force the tea party people to look at the math when their entire justification for their current careers depends on them denying it.

  4. Chillbilly

    Chillbilly said, about 4 years ago

    The issue is a loser for the GOP on the national level: raising taxes on the top 2% is politically favorable today. But in their own districts and states, it’s a loser for GOP members of congress. They’re in the awkward position of putting party first (which they always seem to do) for a losing cause for their party.
    The Democrats can win this ultimately if they continually and publicly hammer on the fact that Republicans will make EVERYONE pay if the rich don’t get there way. The hostage-taking message is out everywhere other than Fox News. It will be heard by people who don’t rely on Fox News for reality.

  5. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago


    You condemn Republicans by stating that Republicans are “in the awkward position of putting party first” yet turn around and say “The Democrats can win this ultimately…”. This doesn’t seem to promote the bipartisanship necessary to ameliorate our increasing indebtedness but promotes the continuance of the political belligerence of both sides.

    In playing with the numbers obtained from the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Treasury Department, EVERYONE will have to pay to reduce the deficit because there isn’t enough money available from only the rich. There also isn’t enough money available from everyone to maintain our current level of spending so many oxen will need to be gored. With the House and Senate split, compromise will be the only way to choose which oxen get the ax.
    The current “my way or the highway” exhibited by both parties cannot continue.

  6. Jonni

    Jonni said, about 4 years ago

    The spirit of the editorial is quite telling of our predicament. I figure that given the pork spending boondoggles called earmarks would have been well represented by a pig.

  7. mikefive

    mikefive said, about 4 years ago

    I not sure we need to cut the military budget directly. It would probably drop automatically if the pork pushers didn’t force the military to buy $500 million worth of jet engines they didn’t want or make them get twelve personal jets instead of just the three they requested. I suppose it does help keep the unemployment rate down a little, though.

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