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Old 07-25-2012, 07:21 PM  
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Barack Obama's Plan

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Barack Obama's Plan: Ask the Wealthy to Pay a Little More so the Middle Class Pays Less. Eliminate Oil Subsidies and Tax Breaks for Companies that Outsource.
Where's the math to show that Obama's plan can balance the budget and pay down the debt?
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:29 PM  
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Where's Romney's plan? I think that is what we are waiting for.
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Old 07-25-2012, 07:57 PM  
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Who cares? We have a traitor in the White House. What's budget with out a country?
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Old 07-25-2012, 08:13 PM  
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Hmmmm.

You guys would have a field day here in Quebec
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Old 07-25-2012, 09:43 PM  
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Duh, there are more voters in the so called "middle class!". That's what it is really about. Not balancing the budget or doing good for the country.
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I would just like someone from one of the parties to give some real ideas. All I hear from both sides is BS.
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Old 07-25-2012, 10:37 PM  
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What sides? It's an illusion...were owned by the banks...when was the last time you voted for anyone but the lesser of 2 evils...we have to change the way we arrive at our choices or nothing is ever going to change.

Hell how do you please both the pro and anti gun crowds let alone solve any other issues? Divide the country in half?
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:21 PM  
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Charlie Reese seems to have nailed it!
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The 545 People Responsible For All Of U.S. Woes

BY Charley Reese

(Date of publication unknown)-- -- - Politicians are the only people in the world who create problems and then campaign against them.

Have you ever wondered why, if both the Democrats and the Republicans are against deficits, we have deficits? Have you ever wondered why, if all the politicians are against inflation and high taxes, we have inflation and high taxes?

You and I don't propose a federal budget. The president does. You and I don't have the Constitutional authority to vote on appropriations. The House of Representatives does. You and I don't write the tax code. Congress does. You and I don't set fiscal policy. Congress does. You and I don't control monetary policy. The Federal Reserve Bank does.

One hundred senators, 435 congressmen, one president and nine Supreme Court justices - 545 human beings out of the 235 million - are directly, legally, morally and individually responsible for the domestic problems that plague this country.

I excluded the members of the Federal Reserve Board because that problem was created by the Congress. In 1913, Congress delegated its Constitutional duty to provide a sound currency to a federally chartered but private central bank.

I excluded all but the special interests and lobbyists for a sound reason. They have no legal authority. They have no ability to coerce a senator, a congressman or a president to do one cotton-picking thing. I don't care if they offer a politician $1 million dollars in cash. The politician has the power to accept or reject it.

No matter what the lobbyist promises, it is the legislation's responsibility to determine how he votes.

A CONFIDENCE CONSPIRACY

Don't you see how the con game that is played on the people by the politicians? Those 545 human beings spend much of their energy convincing you that what they did is not their fault. They cooperate in this common con regardless of party.

What separates a politician from a normal human being is an excessive amount of gall. No normal human being would have the gall of Tip O'Neill, who stood up and criticized Ronald Reagan for creating deficits.

The president can only propose a budget. He cannot force the Congress to accept it. The Constitution, which is the supreme law of the land, gives sole responsibility to the House of Representatives for originating appropriations and taxes.

O'neill is the speaker of the House. He is the leader of the majority party. He and his fellow Democrats, not the president, can approve any budget they want. If the president vetos it, they can pass it over his veto.

REPLACE SCOUNDRELS

It seems inconceivable to me that a nation of 235 million cannot replace 545 people who stand convicted -- by present facts - of incompetence and irresponsibility.

I can't think of a single domestic problem, from an unfair tax code to defense overruns, that is not traceable directly to those 545 people.

When you fully grasp the plain truth that 545 people exercise power of the federal government, then it must follow that what exists is what they want to exist.

If the tax code is unfair, it's because they want it unfair. If the budget is in the red, it's because they want it in the red. If the Marines are in Lebanon, it's because they want them in Lebanon.

There are no insoluble government problems. Do not let these 545 people shift the blame to bureaucrats, whom they hire and whose jobs they can abolish; to lobbyists, whose gifts and advice they can reject; to regulators, to whom they give the power to regulate and from whom they can take it.

Above all, do not let them con you into the belief that there exist disembodied mystical forces like "the economy," "inflation" or "politics" that prevent them from doing what they take an oath to do.

Those 545 people and they alone are responsible. They and they alone have the power. They and they alone should be held accountable by the people who are their bosses - provided they have the gumption to manage their own employees.

This article was first published by the Orlando Sentinel Star newspaper
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Charlie Reese seems to have nailed it!
Well put..........
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What sides? It's an illusion...were owned by the banks...when was the last time you voted for anyone but the lesser of 2 evils...we have to change the way we arrive at our choices or nothing is ever going to change.

Hell how do you please both the pro and anti gun crowds let alone solve any other issues? Divide the country in half?
It's always been the lesser of 2 evils. My friends who are democrats don't really like Obama. My Republican friends don't really like Romney. Independents don't like either one. The Republicans could have won the last time, but didn't have a real candidate. We Americans lose every election, because the general public won't insist on a choice. There is very little difference between Romney and Obama when you look at their political history. Where is a good choice?
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