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Bring on the cliff.
If the cliff happens on his watch, he's responsible.
To me, the cliff is preferable to class warfare/wealth redistribution, big government he is pushing.
He is inept, and unable to create meaningful policy to address the economy.
There is a certain irony that those who accuse our President of 'class warfare' are the ones pushing an inverted Marxism where capital is solely responsible for economic activity.
“Close tax loopholes that allow some of the truly wealthy to avoid paying their fair share,” Reagan vowed.
By "inverted marxism" you mean, "capitalism" ?
Cry Havoc; and let slip the dogs of war!
By his post, he meant more than that. He apparently is considering it to mean where capital is highly favored over labor.
I don't think you understand what capitalism is.
Orwell has nothing on your "newspeak."
I would say that if they aren't lazy then they are missing the "drive" to do better. Because I can tell you that there are ways to make money out there. Whether it be through a job or entrepreneurial.
I'm sorry, I just can't believe that there isn't a way. I see the opportunities all around.
"...an economy hampered by restrictive tax rates will never produce enough jobs or enough profits" JFK
Some people lack entrepeneurial skills. My wife is one. For people like my wife, she must find a job. She never had a problem doing so until she was about to give birth to our first child and we agreed that it would be best for her to stay home, but I am using her as an example of someone that should never open a business. Not everyone has a USC education or is even of average intelligence. By definition, half the people are below average intelligence (technically the mean, but you understand). Those people have trouble finding work if their vocation is not hiring.
Yes, I guess I would need to have more understanding for that.
I think people need to learn to look outside "their" box sometimes.
But that is just my opinion.
You are an idiot. Plain enough?
Also, Orwell was an anti-authoritarian democratic socialist. Does that boggle your simple manichean mind?
*** Is Boehner walking away -- again? In July 2011, at the height of the White House-GOP talks over the debt-ceiling debate, House Speaker John Boehner walked away from the negotiations. His side argued that President Obama and his team moved the goalposts; others have pointed out that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor told Boehner that he and the GOP caucus couldn’t support any more counteroffers. But the bottom line is that Boehner walked away from the grand-bargain talks, and the White House let him walk. Now history seems to be repeating itself. After Boehner compromised last Friday to raise tax rates on income above $1 million, and after Obama compromised even further by raising his income threshold to $400,000 and putting Social Security cuts on the table, Boehner and House Republicans retreated to focus on “Plan B” -- a one-sided effort to raise rates above $1 million that Democrats NOW adamantly oppose. The House vote on the measure will take place today. "Tomorrow, the House will pass legislation to make permanent tax relief for nearly every American, 99.81% of the American people," Boehner said yesterday. "And then the president will have a decision to make: He can call on Senate Democrats to pass that bill, or he can be responsible for the largest tax increase in history."
*** Does Boehner owe the White House a response? So House Republicans -- for a third-straight day -- are focused on passing legislation that will never become law. They argue they have to do something, however, so the Senate can send a response; they are very aware that what they pass today will NOT be the law but a framework for a fallback. But it’s uncertain that Plan B is going to get enough Republican votes to clear the House today. Consequently, per NBC’s Frank Thorp, House GOP leaders will vote on a separate measure today to restore the automatic defense cuts in the sequester and cut an additional $200 billion in spending as a way to get more GOP support. Yet such a move will only further alienate Democrats and the Obama White House. Here’s the reality of the situation: It’s Boehner’s turn to offer a counterproposal. Boehner compromised on the $1 million level, and Obama compromised even further by raising his threshold to $400,000 and putting Social Security (“chained CPI) on the table. But then talks stopped?
No. The GOP could be out of this tomorrow if they want.
They cling to this madness....
Tous pour un, un pour tous
Exactly...the whole world isn't made up of people who can do that sort of thing.
I have said it before and I will say it again.
Most people make their money from their pay checks.
Their is nothing wrong with that.
Who was it that posted about affected superiority earlier?
Nice try, professor.
And there are many ways to earn a paycheck. Just because your chosen profession isn't hiring, doesn't mean a like profession isn't. Or maybe a new profession is in order? Driving a horse drawn carriage is now limited to rides through central park. Maybe it is time to move onward and forward.
Like I said, they need to look outside of "their" box for the answer many times.
With the advent of Obamacare many small/medium businesses are going to start/expand using exchanges for temp hiring. Those workers that start using the exchanges will need to broaden their work abilities.
I agree that it would be best if someone looks outside their box, but some people lack the basic intelligence to do so. For those people, it helps is society is willing to give them some help with training or an apprentiship. It is bad when someone is too lazy to find work. It is sad when a person wants to work but lacks skill/intellgence to do so. I would like to give the latter a nudge. Those are the ones more deserving of help and the ones that are more likely to benefit from help.
I agree for many people. I did not know what I wanted to do when I entered college. I became an accountant. By the end, I knew that was a bad idea. So, I went into the securities industry. A much better choice for me. I also learned that I enjoyed legal and compliance matters. So, I put myself through law school for two law degrees (a J.D. and LL.M.). I.e., I changed my "box" as you called it in an earlier post. That is the type of thing people should do if they do not enjoy their vocation or jobs dry up in their vocation. There are many other ways as well (e.g. open a business). However, you and I are more intelligent than the average person and you especially are more entrepeneurial. You cannot hold everyone to that standard.
I am so tired of people saying that this whole problem is on the Republicans. Please remind me again when was the last time that our POTUS got a budget passed through a Democratic majority Senate?
we are on the same page on this one.
I agree with the training and think it should be an intergal part of welfare/extended unemployment. I have no problem giving (taxes) to a program that helps those that want to help themselves. I think society would be best served that way.
Not to mention that Pelosi and Co pass a "stimulus" bill and the increases that it put in were not considered temporary, they became part of the baseline spending for each department. So, now we have a +$800B structural addition to the yearly deficit, which by definition (since we were already over-spending every year) is also a structural addition to our National Debt.
Never fear, though, the POTUS has offered a plan to reduce spending by $800B -- over a 10 year period...thanks Barry.
This is a joke, isn't it? What stimulus had 800B of spending? Even the spending (as opposed to the tax breaks) in Obama's stimulus package was not considered permanent. That is just nonsense.
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Clearly by bringing it up again it seemed to strike a chord with you. I am glad. Let it roll around in there a little. It isn't too late to make a change.
From the people who gave you the non-stimulative Bush tax cuts and two credit card-funded wars. It's like a wino telling you to cut down your drinking...
Of course, both sides can use that argument when it is a judgment call as in this case.
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