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Vinca Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 06:46 AM
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7. They never address what caused the "welfare state."
How about approximately 10 manufacturing plants within a few miles of my house that have closed and had their jobs outsourced over the last decade?
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  -This is the myth that is getting pushed as hard as I've ever seen a meme cali  Apr-06-11 06:29 AM   #0 
  - Agreed  90-percent   Apr-06-11 06:33 AM   #1 
  - My response to that would be- then stop giving it to corporations!  notadmblnd   Apr-06-11 06:33 AM   #2 
  - It is if the country remains in depression and keeps lowering taxes  HereSince1628   Apr-06-11 06:38 AM   #3 
  - Even those in charge of Reagan finally convinced him taxes had to be raised,  sad sally   Apr-06-11 09:25 PM   #34 
  - Yes the State of Corporate Welfare and the Upper 5% of the  jemelanson   Apr-06-11 06:40 AM   #4 
  - +1  Scuba   Apr-06-11 07:08 AM   #15 
  - What 'current welfare state'?  LeftishBrit   Apr-06-11 06:43 AM   #5 
  - We do have a welfare state - it's just upside down.  baldguy   Apr-06-11 07:38 AM   #22 
     - Great post. This one's a keeper. nt  raccoon   Apr-06-11 08:47 AM   #27 
  - It's not a myth, IMO.  robcon   Apr-06-11 06:43 AM   #6 
  - only because of our refusal to raise taxes and to cut wars and defense  cali   Apr-06-11 06:48 AM   #8 
  - Exactly. It's not a myth. These programs need to be refinanced.  robcon   Apr-06-11 06:55 AM   #10 
  - There's nothing wrong with social security. It's financed for another 20+ years. n/t  Exilednight   Apr-06-11 08:31 AM   #25 
  - horsehockey. reagan doubled payroll taxes in anticipation of this  unblock   Apr-06-11 08:45 AM   #26 
  - They never address what caused the "welfare state."  Vinca   Apr-06-11 06:46 AM   #7 
  - Supply Side Economics Is Unsustainable! We were fine until they started that shit  Motown_Johnny   Apr-06-11 06:49 AM   #9 
  - Federal Budget is $3.5 trillion, National Wealth is $57 trillion.  reformist2   Apr-06-11 06:57 AM   #11 
  - 6% is unsustainable. Interest rates are far below that.  robcon   Apr-06-11 07:01 AM   #12 
     - But the money doesn't get destroyed, it gets recycled.  reformist2   Apr-06-11 07:09 AM   #16 
        - Recommendation: Econ 101.  robcon   Apr-06-11 07:35 AM   #21 
           - Money that is redistributed is still money. You don't need an economics lesson to know that.  reformist2   Apr-06-11 08:01 AM   #23 
  - That is partly right, but I would change it slightly  Drale   Apr-06-11 07:02 AM   #13 
  - Really, it's the WARFARE state that's unsustainable!  CoffeeCat   Apr-06-11 07:02 AM   #14 
  - +1 n/t  n2doc   Apr-06-11 08:26 AM   #24 
  - I would say that for hundreds of years we've been ok and yet all of a sudden  Maraya1969   Apr-06-11 07:27 AM   #17 
  - Conducting three simultaneous wars of choice is unsustainable. n/t  crikkett   Apr-06-11 07:28 AM   #18 
  - But you gotta admit, this is going EXACTLY according to the ultra-right's plan.  trotsky   Apr-06-11 07:31 AM   #19 
  - nail meet hammer.  cali   Apr-06-11 07:32 AM   #20 
  - Shit meet fan.  999998th word   Apr-07-11 01:13 AM   #37 
  - Great post. nt  raccoon   Apr-06-11 08:56 AM   #28 
  - The current WARFARE state is what is unsustainable! nt  tblue37   Apr-06-11 03:53 PM   #29 
  - I'd change that to "The current WARFARE state is unsustainable"  Lorien   Apr-06-11 05:45 PM   #30 
  - The Corporate Welfare State is unsustainable. n/t  Mister Ed   Apr-06-11 07:35 PM   #31 
  - The TRUE welfare state is the one the Ritch have built for themselves.  GeorgeGist   Apr-06-11 09:10 PM   #32 
  - It should read "The current warfare state is unsustainable"  donheld   Apr-06-11 09:21 PM   #33 
  - We need to push back with...  ljm2002   Apr-06-11 09:29 PM   #35 
  - We need to get tax money from GE and Exxon and those other leeches  MasonJar   Apr-06-11 10:09 PM   #36 
  - I agree the current corporate welfare state is unsustainable.  Rex   Apr-07-11 01:24 AM   #38 

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