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Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:20 PM

we are experiencing the 'fiscal cliff' thru the lens of the media that had mitt winning election

i find it amusing that the media is talking about washington being broken...

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Reply we are experiencing the 'fiscal cliff' thru the lens of the media that had mitt winning election (Original post)
spanone Dec 2012 OP
Botany Dec 2012 #1
spanone Dec 2012 #2
Cha Dec 2012 #14
Laurian Dec 2012 #3
geckosfeet Dec 2012 #4
madokie Dec 2012 #5
spanone Dec 2012 #7
madokie Dec 2012 #11
spanone Dec 2012 #12
madokie Dec 2012 #13
spanone Dec 2012 #19
2pooped2pop Dec 2012 #6
Jackpine Radical Dec 2012 #8
spanone Dec 2012 #9
2pooped2pop Dec 2012 #10
closeupready Dec 2012 #15
L0oniX Dec 2012 #16
shintao Dec 2012 #17
Jim Warren Dec 2012 #18
jimlup Dec 2012 #20
spanone Dec 2012 #21

Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:23 PM

1. I just spoke to a friend who is a life long democrat and he talked about how ....

.... "both sides must work together."

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:25 PM

2. yep, again, it's both sides. do the democrats have a tea party i'm not aware of????

it's such utter bullshit.

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Response to Botany (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:11 PM

14. Show him this.."The Media Ignores Facts in Order to Push Republican Lies on Fiscal Cliff"

..Such is the price of incompetence and inflexibility. Whose fault is this?

We wouldn’t be facing a fiscal cliff at all if Republicans were willing to compromise/govern. But here we are, with Republicans refusing to tax the rich and threatening to raise taxes on all Americans unless they get cuts to “entitlements” in order to play pretend fiscal conservative. They never want to address real spending issues like defense spending. A serious fiscal conservative would take aim at where the bloat and waste linger, not only at their ideological foes.

And of course our media are here to help them sell this utterly false image by ending with a quote from a Republican blaming Democrats for the fiscal cliff.


http://www.politicususa.com/media-plays-republican-shell-game-fiscal-cliff-ignoring-math.html

We wouldn't have a "fiscal cliff" either if bush-cheney hadn't spent all of Clinton's Surplus and left a Trillion $$$ in debt from spending money without being held accountable for two wars and a Medicare Drug Program.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:26 PM

3. Good point..... eom

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:26 PM

4. That should tell people all they need to know.

Unfortunately most folks still don't get math.

And our national math literacy quotient does not appear to be getting any better anytime soon.
International Comparison of Math, Reading, and Science Skills Among 15-Year-Olds

We are right up there- under Latvia.

The UK is strangely mia in this data set.

I like this concept of numeracy: Numeracy

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:29 PM

5. NBC and ABC both are pushing hard that all this is Obama's fault

going out of their way to paint this as the republiCONs are trying to get legislation though but the President keeps blocking them.

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Response to madokie (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:47 PM

7. all the media is putting bob corker as the 'voice of reason' while his state is in a state of shit

corker is as partisan as they come

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Response to spanone (Reply #7)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:11 PM

11. And just as dumb as that snow flake that just went past my window

How do these people get elected? I mean really how do they do that

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Response to madokie (Reply #11)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 02:12 PM

12. he's considered a rhodes scholar here in the state of tennessee. we are a poor, ignorant state.

rethugs rule both houses of congress

both out senators are thugs

as is our governor....

they are ramming unbelievable shit thru our halls of congress

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Response to spanone (Reply #12)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:05 PM

13. That sounds like oklahoma

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Response to madokie (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:00 PM

19. i've spent a lot of time in oklahoma....they are very similar politically...

depressing as hell....

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:33 PM

6. nothing but Baghdad Bob's in our mainstream media now.

We have indeed become exactly what we were told growing up, that other oppressive countries were; A nation of rulers and serfs and a media of propaganda.

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Response to 2pooped2pop (Reply #6)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:49 PM

8. Ainnat da fucken troof.

Howcome anyway we always gotta play on the other side's field? Why is it all about paying off the debts--the ones Bush ran up with his wars for the profit of the defense industry & tax cuts for the rich--by stealing fromt he poor?

Howcome it's never about getting our asses out of the business of conquering the world, cutting the military, increasing taxes on the super-wealthy, levying fines on corporations (think BP) commensurate with the damage they wreak, stopping the giveaways to the oil companies, giving stimulus money to the people from whom it was stolen instead of to the thieves…

Aw, shit, my fingers can't keep up with my outrage.

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:51 PM

9. meanwhile we subsidize oil companies reaping obscene profits....go figure

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Response to Jackpine Radical (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:53 PM

10. I know what you mean

Aw, shit, my fingers can't keep up with my outrage.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:13 PM

15. Yep. We don't have real journalism anymore;

we have GOP propagandists.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:14 PM

16. "being broken" oh the irony!

Russian news is more credible.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:22 PM

17. Obama says screw Republicans, Where is the Cliff??

 

WASHINGTON (AP) - A person familiar with the details says President Barack Obama is not making a new 'fiscal cliff' offer at his high-stakes meeting with congressional leaders at the White House.

Obama instead is spelling out again a plan he says can pass the House and Senate, said the source, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was unauthorized to speak publicly about the private meeting.


Obama wants a bill to halt looming tax increases on all families making $250,000 a year or less and would extend unemployment insurance to many people about to lose it. His proposal would also cover other issues as the Jan. 1 deadline nears.

If he does not get a counter proposal that can pass both chambers, Obama will press for a straight up-or-down vote on his idea, the source said.

http://apnews.myway.com//article/20121228/DA3F0FH80.html

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:23 PM

18. Astute observation

and one that need be remembered.

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Response to spanone (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:35 PM

20. I listen often to CBS radio news just because it's news 24/7

And I have yet to hear them interview a single democrat on the "Fiscal Cliff". They've become a mouthpiece for Republicscum propaganda.

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Response to jimlup (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 05:39 PM

21. i've seen bob corker all. day. long. saying Obama didn't present a plan. without question.

they kept the horserace right up to the election....and they were ever so wrong.

now the horserace is the democrats vs republicans....and they play that....

right up to 2014 then on to 2016.




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