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Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:05 PM

MIHOP or LIHOP?

So we're in the process of restoring funds to the sequestered stuff that the rich and the crazy want restored. Air Traffic Controllers today, perhaps the military tomorrow, etc.

Meals on wheels? "Make no mistake, in these difficult times we all must make sacrifices blah blah blah..."

So the 99% get #%^*ed again.

My question: was this the intended outcome of the sequester, or are Democrats folding like cheap lawn chairs? Frankly, I can't tell on this one, although I'm leaning towards the former.


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MIHOP (Made it happen on purpose)
5 (33%)
LIHOP (Let it happen on purpose)
7 (47%)
#%^* you, we\\\'re winning big!
0 (0%)
Your question is making me mad just thinking about it
3 (20%)
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Reply MIHOP or LIHOP? (Original post)
MannyGoldstein Apr 2013 OP
phantom power Apr 2013 #1
Newest Reality Apr 2013 #2
woo me with science Apr 2013 #3
OffWithTheirHeads Apr 2013 #4
MannyGoldstein Apr 2013 #6
Poll_Blind Apr 2013 #5
gateley Apr 2013 #7
forestpath Apr 2013 #8
Igel Apr 2013 #9
ProgressiveProfessor Apr 2013 #10
bananas Apr 2013 #11

Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:07 PM

1. It's like Margaret Atwood sez...

“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.”

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:09 PM

2. It looked like a way to

bring about austerity and avoid using the dirty word.

Both sides can point at each other, but none of them can be directly fingered for the sequester being a sideways form of austerity that would, (as you notice) gradually unfold.

Imagine if the "sequester", (has a nice, smooth sound, ey) hit all in one day. Nope. We will see it unfold over a couple of years from what I know. If it was one fell-swoop the response could have been rather intense and angry to the point of boiling. Now, we just simmer roughly.


Seems rather strategic what with the negative perspective we get from the impact that AUSTERITY had in Greece.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:14 PM

3. Of course austerity was the goal, and absolutely on purpose.

Of course the game was rigged from the very start so that austerity for the 99 percent was the only possible outcome.

And of course we all knew that cuts to the military or other one percent favorites would never stand.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

4. Oh hell, I thought you were talking about 911

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Response to OffWithTheirHeads (Reply #4)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:19 PM

6. No, this is a new conspiracy. Will probably kill more people, though. nt

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:18 PM

5. Oh, they knew what was going to happen. I'll share an unrelated bit of legislation to make..

...my point. The S.T.O.C.K. Act. That shit was practically passed overnight. Practically passed overnight because everyone was aware they were going to defang the fucker quietly at the first chance they got.

And that's exactly what they did and the President signed it.

These people are not fools, though in our disdain for them we may consider them such. No, they are simply people who are not representing our interests.

That simple explanation is very disturbing and causes a great deal of cognitive dissonance when considered and so more chimerical explanations must be contrived in order to protect ourselves from a very, very unpleasant reality.

PB

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Response to Poll_Blind (Reply #5)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:20 PM

7. Well said.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:28 PM

8. I think the whole sequester was intended.

 

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:53 PM

9. LITHOP.

Much simpler. Just two leaves.

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 08:59 PM

10. Lindy Hop

With a extra step in it

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Response to MannyGoldstein (Original post)

Fri Apr 26, 2013, 09:19 PM

11. Let them eat pancakes - at IHOP!

(paraphrasing Marie Antoinette)

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