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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue May-11-10 03:22 PM
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52. And not one peep from any of them when billions go "missing" in Iraq
or Halliburton is caught scamming the taxpayers AND the troops. The RNC and DLC have made it trendy to scapegoat the sick and the poor instead of the criminal predators who are emptying the Federal reserve.
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  -WE DON'T NEED CUTS IN ENTITLEMENT SPENDING! kag  May-10-10 11:39 PM   #0 
  - and a lot of the easily manipulated  dana_b   May-10-10 11:45 PM   #1 
  - Astonishingly(?), most of these teabaggers  dotymed   May-11-10 12:03 PM   #29 
     - "Lets talk to some neighbors and set a date"  dana_b   May-11-10 01:05 PM   #41 
  - K&R  inna   May-10-10 11:47 PM   #2 
  - K&R  me b zola   May-10-10 11:47 PM   #3 
  - Actually, welfare is not an entitlement program anymore.  Lyric   May-11-10 12:29 AM   #4 
  - I can think of one instance of entitlement spending we need to curtail  anarch   May-11-10 10:42 AM   #19 
  - +1000000  Lyric   May-11-10 11:07 AM   #22 
  - I was just reading that quote over again...  Beavker   May-11-10 01:44 PM   #48 
  - and how about all those pensions/medical/ss coverage for Congresscritters  windbreeze   May-11-10 12:33 PM   #33 
     - Cut Corporate Welfare!!!!  Mojeoux   May-11-10 06:28 PM   #67 
  - Yes this is what I remember as well. And since my family was on it I was able to survive ..  wroberts189   May-11-10 08:23 PM   #76 
  - K&R  leftstreet   May-11-10 12:32 AM   #5 
  - HUGE K & R !!!  WillyT   May-11-10 12:34 AM   #6 
  - We would be so effing rich if we...  FarLeftFist   May-11-10 12:35 AM   #7 
  - And I'd probably be taken more seriously if I...  kag   May-11-10 02:08 AM   #9 
     - Some people here frown on double-Ds.  Lance_Boyle   May-11-10 11:41 AM   #27 
  - K & R  madmax   May-11-10 02:00 AM   #8 
  - K & Fucking-A R!  cutlassmama   May-11-10 02:30 AM   #10 
  - not only that, but this:  Hannah Bell   May-11-10 02:34 AM   #11 
  - How about asking Business , ie, Health Care Industry to bring their  OHdem10   May-11-10 05:43 AM   #12 
  - Conservatives have been trying to kill entitlements since they  liberal N proud   May-11-10 05:58 AM   #13 
  - But almost all of them don't want to lose their SS and medicare  PinkFloyd   May-11-10 09:27 PM   #84 
  - Nailed it.  Scuba   May-11-10 06:14 AM   #14 
  - Here's another one...  kag   May-11-10 08:03 AM   #15 
  - Where the hell have you been?  Lasher   May-11-10 04:27 PM   #57 
  - However, we do have two ongoing wars and Israel to support,  NorthCarolina   May-11-10 10:25 AM   #16 
  - How about we ask the wealthy to make a sacrifice for a change?  Stumbler   May-11-10 10:51 AM   #20 
     - While a commendable thought, that doesn't jive with the DLC/New Dem creedo. n/t  NorthCarolina   May-11-10 11:20 AM   #23 
  - K & R nt  laughingliberal   May-11-10 10:35 AM   #17 
  - I'm for actual taxation of actual income well before cuts in spending  Dreamer Tatum   May-11-10 10:36 AM   #18 
  - CUT CORPORATE WELFARE  Dappleganger   May-11-10 10:53 AM   #21 
  - +1 nt  Enthusiast   May-11-10 04:57 PM   #62 
  - Cut military (no-bid defense contractor) welfare  troubledamerican   May-11-10 09:15 PM   #82 
  - Exactly right. Soc Sec is funded with its own TAX. That shouldn't even  mistertrickster   May-11-10 11:30 AM   #24 
  - the biggest discretionary expense is military  dem mba   May-11-10 11:41 AM   #26 
     - But, you're only looking out of one eye.  dotymed   May-11-10 12:36 PM   #34 
     - oh im with you on all of that  dem mba   May-11-10 01:14 PM   #42 
        - Yes, America spending 15x more than the combined  dotymed   May-11-10 01:31 PM   #45 
     - That's the standard line about Social Security. However there's a lot of  mistertrickster   May-11-10 02:04 PM   #50 
  - What about means-testing entitlements?  Lance_Boyle   May-11-10 11:39 AM   #25 
  - I think your rant is a bit ill informed  dem mba   May-11-10 11:56 AM   #28 
  - Lets See  dotymed   May-11-10 12:51 PM   #37 
  - greed?  dem mba   May-11-10 01:33 PM   #46 
     - My 13-year-old son asked me yesterday...  kag   May-11-10 05:18 PM   #63 
     - +1  AllyCat   May-13-10 01:06 AM   #94 
     - We could legislate the wages (minimum wage) of the  dotymed   May-12-10 06:27 AM   #87 
  - Corporations have a tax "rate" but pay little if any tax  AllyCat   May-11-10 07:33 PM   #73 
  - Great post. However, I was wondering how many see our military budget as entitlement spending?  midnight   May-11-10 12:18 PM   #30 
  - Unless you are talking about entitlements for huge corporations like  JDPriestly   May-11-10 12:26 PM   #31 
  - What we need to cut is Gov'ts' ability to STEAL SS and "entitlement" funds..  windbreeze   May-11-10 12:30 PM   #32 
  - +1 No more raiding the piggy bank.  SocialistLez   May-11-10 12:38 PM   #35 
  - That would be a good start.  Enthusiast   May-11-10 04:55 PM   #61 
  - We used to call it "Social programs". Reagan pushed the term "entitlement spending"  Lorien   May-11-10 12:48 PM   #36 
  - And many people don't think of Social Security when they hear "entitlement"  dflprincess   May-11-10 12:56 PM   #38 
     - Amazing how those are the same people who support big increases for the Pentagon!  h9socialist   May-11-10 03:01 PM   #51 
        - And not one peep from any of them when billions go "missing" in Iraq  Lorien   May-11-10 03:22 PM   #52 
           - Alas, that's been true for centuries . . .  h9socialist   May-11-10 03:28 PM   #54 
           - The poor have always been an easy target -  dflprincess   May-11-10 03:32 PM   #55 
  - Uhhh one entitlement needing to be eliminated:  mntleo2   May-11-10 12:57 PM   #39 
  - Uhhh....  cornermouse   May-11-10 06:37 PM   #68 
     - It is not misleading but the truth  mntleo2   May-11-10 09:59 PM   #85 
        - Around here they prefer to either leave them  cornermouse   May-12-10 07:58 AM   #89 
           - Kids 3X more likely to get abused in foster care than ...  mntleo2   May-12-10 09:49 AM   #90 
              - Baloney. n/t  cornermouse   May-12-10 10:01 AM   #91 
                 - I doubt you will read it but ...  mntleo2   May-12-10 11:59 AM   #92 
                    - Your organization is a throwback to the 1890s.  cornermouse   May-12-10 04:19 PM   #93 
  - I agree 100%  BrklynLiberal   May-11-10 12:59 PM   #40 
  - My pleasure for 100....  WCGreen   May-11-10 01:17 PM   #43 
  - Agree . . . but public has little say in corporate government --!!  defendandprotect   May-11-10 01:22 PM   #44 
  - We've been warned about it for years, and just like the other looming disasters,  Greyhound   May-11-10 01:38 PM   #47 
  - Put a bullseye on her fat ass!  CLANG   May-11-10 01:49 PM   #49 
  - Can we raise the eligibility age for SS at least?  Change Happens   May-11-10 03:26 PM   #53 
  - There is plenty of spending to be cut  ultracase24   May-11-10 03:53 PM   #56 
  - I have seen the same headlines,  BEZERKO   May-11-10 04:29 PM   #58 
  - K&R! nt  Enthusiast   May-11-10 04:50 PM   #59 
  - As a percent of GDP, our debt is LOWER  NewJeffCT   May-11-10 04:54 PM   #60 
  - These are not "entitlements" we pay for them, we deserve them...  liberation   May-11-10 05:20 PM   #64 
  - Kag, your problem is with basic math. America currently has $108 TRILLION DOLLARS in unfunded  Dave From Canada   May-11-10 05:44 PM   #65 
  - Math has nothing to do with intellectual dishonesty...  liberation   May-11-10 06:45 PM   #69 
  - Their debt is 110% of their GDP. That's not a talking point, it's the truth. Face facts. They've  Dave From Canada   May-11-10 08:45 PM   #78 
  - Our currency is sovereign.  girl gone mad   May-11-10 07:39 PM   #75 
     - Yes, but if American debt reaches Greece type levels, you're going to have to massively devalue your  Dave From Canada   May-11-10 08:46 PM   #79 
  - We need cuts in military spending. That's where the bulk of the budget goes  craigmatic   May-11-10 06:19 PM   #66 
  - these are the only "Entitlements that are destroying the economy.. >Link>>  sam sarrha   May-11-10 07:23 PM   #70 
  - K&R  amborin   May-11-10 07:28 PM   #71 
  - Good rant! And welcome to DU!  AllyCat   May-11-10 07:29 PM   #72 
  - So, how about earmarks?  Lagomorph   May-11-10 07:36 PM   #74 
  - THANK YOU ! KNR/nt  wroberts189   May-11-10 08:25 PM   #77 
  - What a lovely  femrap   May-11-10 08:57 PM   #80 
  - They call it "entitlement" because you're entitled by virtue of having loaned $2t to the government.  lumberjack_jeff   May-11-10 09:08 PM   #81 
  - Stop using the word "ENTITLEMENT", that's a Frank Luntz hot-button framing word  troubledamerican   May-11-10 09:16 PM   #83 
  - Perfect rant and keep 'em coming!  lonestarnot   May-11-10 11:38 PM   #86 
  - The people screaming about entitlement spending are either  Vinca   May-12-10 07:15 AM   #88 
 

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