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The ´Balanced Approach´
Is an Unbalanced Lie

American Thinker, by Joe Herring

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Posted By:DW626, 11/23/2012 7:15:39 AM

As the Republicans in Congress struggle to find relevance in a world that ignores sanity, those of us who yet retain a grasp on our faculties must be careful to not lose our way. While we are understandably stunned by the grasping nature of so many of our countrymen who voted for fantasy over future, the fact remains that this ship carries us all, and absent our involvement, said ship will founder on the shoals of ignorance, sooner rather than later. The first battle in the coming war will be fought over the "fiscal cliff,"

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: suziesuburbanite, 11/23/2012 7:25:57 AM     (No. 9030248)

"voted for fantasy over future" good turn of a phrase

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 11/23/2012 7:34:09 AM     (No. 9030265)

This so called balanced approach is nothing but political rhetoric.These people always back themselves against false deadlines so people are relieved when a deal gets cut,even though it´s against the country´s best interest.The 5 knuckle shuffle of taxes is pure foolishness. Let´s raise taxes without anyone realizing it. Let´s cut spending 5 years from now, other wise we might have a double dipper.The real budget busters are all forms of welfare spending on rich and poor people.Meanwhile the idiots in the middle bear all the costs.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Judith, 11/23/2012 7:40:21 AM     (No. 9030272)

The first battle for the "republicans" is to come to grips with the idea that the USA is no longer. Once they realize that we now have a majority in this country who are demanding that someone, anyone other than themselves, take care of them, THAT is what the new republican party will have to deal with. They are well on the road to that destination. Pro-abortion, pro-gay marriage, pro-higher taxes, pro-larger government, pro-illegal amnesty....actually anything the dems are already doing. And the pubbies will never catch up with a political party that has been on the road of immorality and corruption for decades.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Johnny Angle, 11/23/2012 8:53:45 AM     (No. 9030394)

The first house republican who talks about a deal is the traitor.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: WAN2, 11/23/2012 9:34:12 AM     (No. 9030458)

As idiots proliferate it is a fool´s errand to expect sanity. In the past Mother Nature would rid herself of fools by having them walk on thin ice in winter. Now they sit all comfy and pampered in their lives as takers.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: tedinmich, 11/23/2012 9:36:58 AM     (No. 9030464)

Ship will FOUNDER on the shoales?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: tedinmich, 11/23/2012 9:39:22 AM     (No. 9030466)

Strike the "e" in shoals

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Reply 8 - Posted by: Eheu Fugaces, 11/23/2012 9:39:35 AM     (No. 9030467)

The GOP is going to get blamed for the coming catastrophe no matter what they do.

The only possible thing they can do is vote "present" on every bill for the next two to four years, atating each time that the bill in question is a stupid, destructive idea, but the people want to loot the country, so let the3m do it.

I am now officially of the ´LET IT BURN" camp.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: Distorted, 11/23/2012 9:41:05 AM     (No. 9030470)

An editorial reportedly from a Czech newspaper expresses my opinion better than I can state it —


"The danger to America is not Barack Obama, but a citizenry capable of entrusting a man like him with the Presidency. It will be far easier to limit and undo the follies of an Obama presidency than to restore the necessary common sense and good judgment to a depraved electorate willing to have such a man for their president. The problem is much deeper and far more serious than Mr. Obama, who is a mere symptom of what ails America. Blaming the prince of fools should not blind anyone to the vast confederacy of fools that made him their prince. The Republic can survive a Barack Obama, who is, after all, merely a fool. It is less likely to survive a multitude of fools, such as those who made him their President."

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Salt5792, 11/23/2012 10:19:34 AM     (No. 9030524)

Obama actually said the raising the top tax bracket would take care of half the deficit. The real number is 0 to 10%.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chuck koala, 11/23/2012 11:02:39 AM     (No. 9030566)

I 110 % guarantee the word ´balanced´ focus group tested off the charts. Plouffe and Axelrod know what the h they´re doing.

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Reply 12 - Posted by: Axeman, 11/23/2012 12:04:23 PM     (No. 9030633)

Good "balanced" (they don´t really mean balanced) with Evil makes the good evil and the evil is still evil.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: whyyeseyec, 11/23/2012 12:25:39 PM     (No. 9030663)

The `fiscal cliff` begins in roughly 38 days. Hardly enough time for a `debate`. Minus weekends, most Friday`s and the Christmas holiday`s, Congress has maybe 14 days to fix a massive problem. If past experience means anything, my guess is Washington will screw this up like they do everything else. I``m expecting to be much poorer in 2013 than I was in 2012. At this point the best that will happen is a 3 to 6 month extension of the current tax rates.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: noproblems, 11/23/2012 12:29:19 PM     (No. 9030668)

a simple solution to solving our deficit spending problem.

It is called the "Countdown Budget".

It works like this: in 2013 we allow for 10 months of deficit spending; in 2014 we allow for 9 months of deficit spending; in 2015 we allow for 8 months of deficit spending, and so on down to a balanced budget in 2022.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: lancer12, 11/23/2012 12:50:43 PM     (No. 9030695)

There is an excellent documentary titled "Chasing Madoff" about a financial analystho tried for ten years to show government agencies and private financial newsletters that Madoff´s planning made no sense. He failed completely and the scam was only revealed when Madoff could not raise enough money to cover pony dividend payments.

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