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A fiscal cliff deal at this stage may not be a good thing

I think a deal at this stage will not be a good thing for us. The repugs, as always, create crap to hinder the economy and the middle class. They should be made to face the public with this.

President Obama should put the original election time deal on the table, e.g. tax increases above $250k, no cuts to social security, medicare, Obamacare, and extension of the unemployment benefits. If the repugs accept, great maybe they've seen some reality, otherwise come back in January with this plan and retroactive provisions to give back to the middle class. The midterm elections should be fought on this.

i was making a forecast - empirical evidence is used to validate a point - not a forecast.

but this is the tactic of gun lover's - attack the words and challenge the right of someone to express an opinion.

i'm used to it in the gungeon. normally i don't waste my time - as i've said - it's about money, power, and votes. Convincing the few is impossible and irrelevant.

however, i am expressing my opinion because of the sorrow i feel towards those who have been massacred by guns and the imbeciles who used them to kill innocent people. I am touched by the teachers and principal who gave their lives to protect other kids. Those are the heroes. In their memory, i am at least trying to find ways to cut gun violence.

With the destructive power of guns increasing year over year something HAS to be done

The status quo and the crazy wayne fantasies of a dystopian police state cannot work with exponential increases in firepower happening all the time. At some point the destructive power of a bullet, encased along with hundreds of bullets in assault rifles, will be economically destructive, as well as the human tragedy (which for the most part does not seem to affect the emotions of people like crazy wayne and the NRA - i've heard him say something similar on TV).

This is becoming a case of mutually assured destruction.

Could Crazy Wayne be Suffering from a Mental Illness?

Are we going to find out someday that Crazy Wayne was himself suffering from a mental illness, such as paranoia, delusions, bipolar, narcissistic disorder, ...

... and a generation of gun policies (or lack thereof) were drafted through the advise and threats received from someone suffering from such disorders?

if Obama doesn't pull a first debate on us - he could do tremendous good for this country

1. safeguard voting rights and standards in all States regardless of who's in power
2. strengthen Universal Health Care
3. exand the Supreme Court (i believe he has the power to do it) and roll back Citizens United
4. solidify LGT rights
5. respect the decisions some States are making to legalize Weed. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT AND WILL TRANSLATE TO YEARS OF VICTORIES
6. get gun violence under control. Build a coalition against the NRA so that they are irrelevant as they should be
7. strengthen support for Women and the middle class.
8. invest in green technology and education.

The NRA's next stupid suggestion maybe: Armed police need to be guarded by armed police

the NRA is completely out of touch with reality in America. They are unAmerican.

Crazy wayne think most media figures already have armed police guards. This must be news to people like Dan Rather who was once punched in the face on the street in a case of mistaken identity.

We, however, should not be taken in by their stupid suggestions. Their real purpose is to sell guns and lots of them. Anything that delays gun sale reductions is their game plan. It is certainly not to help the victims of guns in America.

is the NRA a Hoax?

With all the hoaxes out there, i wonder if the nra is a hoax that just spiralled out of control and they're too afraid to fess up. Maybe it's time for them to come clean and admit it was all a hoax or a bet that they could get tens of millions of people to believe that the only answer to stopping gun violence was to put more guns in play. More violence, more guns. Until the argument could be made that there were already too many guns out there and any gun control wouldn't work because there were already too many guns out there.

who would have believed it?

No - there were never rational repugs that i can remember

nixon - did not want public health care, so championed managed care so health care could be rationed

reagan - thought aides was a gay disease and ignored it. spent on spending like crazy and created deficits we are still struggling with. invaded small countries. allowed dictatorships to flourish in south america to stop any government from doing anything to help their people.

bush senior - lied about iran contra. poverty and unemployment hit high levels under his watch. destroyed environmental programs. allowed the male equivalent of sarah palin to run many important programs that suffered as a result.

bush jr - allowed terrorist attacks on american soil. started multiple wars. destroyed institutions. created unparallels economic problems, the world over. destroyed US credibility around the world. Destroyed the word of law. Created a supreme court that is completely partisan.

Sunday News Programs - a complete waste of time and propaganda

I gave up watching sunday news programs in the bush years after being a passionate weekly viewer in the Clinton years. I tried to watch again today and was revolted by the insipid questions, useless interviewers, and general smiling all round by these highly paid media whores and lobbyists.

There is not an intelligent followup questions asked. On face the nation, the president of the nra said that his primary concern was to protect children. what would be the natural followup question to this? there are many, and so you'd have to be trying to get his wrong. For example, "there have been 100 more gun deaths in the last 2 weeks, so how are you doing this?", "How do you recommend we measure the success of your proposals", "Why was the NRA silent after the tragedy?".

Bob Schieffer smiled like a media whore and said it was good to see the guest. fing what? it would be nice for the parents in Sandy Hook to meet their children. Sunday morning 'news' programs are infomercials for repugs. f them.

I think the President has this and we will start to see progress.

i thank God for the Daily Show and the Colbert Report and David Lettermen for my news.

that would be a good second income, paid for taxes on guns and ammunition

also, since many people would not be able to do two jobs, they would first be cops then whatever they used to do. So we would be a nation of cops. Of course, given, that there is a criminal element in any large group, some of the cops would be crooked and be given guns by the government (wow-talk about expanding the government's role). Then we would need more cops. Since 100% of the population is already a cop, we would need to bring in new people and turn them into cops. And the cycle will continue.

we would need to have some way of telling good cops from bad. maybe wayne laidiot can lend some of his idiocy to trying to figure out how to do this.
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