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Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:15 PM

 

Austerity

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Whovian Dec 2012 OP
iemitsu Dec 2012 #1
99Forever Dec 2012 #2
iemitsu Dec 2012 #3
Curmudgeoness Dec 2012 #5
iemitsu Dec 2012 #9
woo me with science Dec 2012 #10
iemitsu Dec 2012 #12
abelenkpe Dec 2012 #4
dvhughes Dec 2012 #6
Jamaal510 Dec 2012 #7
Marblehead Dec 2012 #16
HiPointDem Dec 2012 #8
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #11
Fire Walk With Me Dec 2012 #13
pampango Dec 2012 #14
Little Star Dec 2012 #15

Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:44 PM

1. Wonderful image and mesage but I would change it to say

Punishing the poor for the criminal acts of the rich.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:46 PM

2. Had almost the same exact thought...

Punishing the poor for the crimes of the rich.

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Response to 99Forever (Reply #2)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 05:57 PM

3. Your statement is more succinct.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:52 PM

5. Exactly.

"Mistakes" sounds like something innocuous.

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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #5)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:18 PM

9. Yep, passive language. Assigns no blame

when there is a clear culprit.

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Response to iemitsu (Reply #1)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:20 PM

10. +1000000

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Response to woo me with science (Reply #10)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 03:45 AM

12. Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.

With every act of our government it becomes more clear that the two parties are acting in concert, not to defend our rights or provide for our needs but to abuse us and to extract our life's blood.

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 06:47 PM

4. K&r

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 07:58 PM

6. Spot on...

Reminds me of the current economic practice of:
"Privatize the profit, socialize the losses."

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:13 PM

7. Austerity:

pitting poor Americans against other poor Americans in order to keep millionaires rich.

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Response to Jamaal510 (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 08:05 AM

16. that is the key

they must divide us so we don't blame them....

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 08:33 PM

8. kr

 

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Sun Dec 23, 2012, 09:33 PM

11. So true, so true

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:15 AM

13. Or the intentional theft of the rich (bailouts). K&R!

 

BTW, if it's intentional, that makes "austerity", social engineering. The hideous which would be involved in such...

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:31 AM

14. FDR made the same mistake in 1937 at the start of his second term. What is the allure

of 'balancing the budget' when everyone knows (well, at least most Democrats should know) that there are many more important problems than the budget deficit?

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Response to Whovian (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 07:58 AM

15. k&r

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