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90-percent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:42 AM
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What have we Americans become?
School me here. What sort of mMerican can read stuff like this and say to themselves? "Hell yes, it's about time we hard working taxpayers start to take back all that high living lavish welfare from those nasty poor and elderly!" I mean, is this how mean we are as a people? Are we so beaten that we no longer have any compassion for anybody but ourselves?



Budget Takes Aim at Elderly, Poor

The Republican budget proposal presents a dramatically different vision of the role of government in America.



Got the link from AOL

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/04/05/paul-ryan-budg... |main5|dl1|sec1_lnk2|54486


-90% jimmy
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gateley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:46 AM
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1. We've become what we hated and what we escaped, as Norman Goldman often says. nt
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The Wizard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 10:46 AM
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2. Republican Death Panel (NT)
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dkf Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 11:13 AM
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3. The problem is our spending is skewed to provide for the elderly and it will crowd out what we can
spend on the young and investments for a better future.

We are on a downward path as a nation while the up and coming countries like China focus on it's kids and it's future.

This means a declining standard of living for all and I guess that is fine if we decide this is where we want to go. But Americans won't be able to expect we can use all the worlds resources like we have been doing.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:02 PM
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6. spend more on all non rich people
tax the rich and spend on the people


you know, be a tax and spend democrat because the way governents help raise living standards is by taxing the wealthy and speding on the poor, working and middle classes
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freshwest Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:04 PM
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7. Out to sea on a ice floe?
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Chef Eric Donating Member (576 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 03:08 PM
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11. Just what programs for the elderly are you talking about?
Medicare and Social Security?
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Overseas Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 08:06 AM
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13. We spend more on our military than most other nations combined.
And many of those nations provide Medicare-like national health care to all their people.

But somehow we had better not focus on the billions of waste in the military budget, we need to resent the elderly for taking all our money?

Even though social security is self supporting and has a surplus for years to come.

And we also need to forget that we have given billions in tax breaks to giant corporations for the purported purpose of creating lots and lots of jobs for the young and investments in our future.

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Demeter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 04:59 PM
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4. Strangers in Our Country of Origin
Foreigners in our native land.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:00 PM
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5. I wrote to the press on the left and the right about this
as well as both of my senators and my rep from illinois even if 2 out of 3 are republican....
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katty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Apr-06-11 05:19 PM
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8. when? it's been happening..taxpayers PAY Wall St to continue
their greedy ways, we have our young fight wars to profit the the uber rich PTB and the rich are just laughing at the sheeple all the way to banks-the banks they now OWN.
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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:34 PM
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9. suckered into the game
We got suckered into a game: the "free market" game where everyone believes they are 1 step away from getting rich by (insert favorite one here) playing the stock market, lotto etc.

It's a game that's rigged to take our money and turn us into slaves. And people think its "the best system" it the world.

Some of us are waking up finally, not sure if it will be too late.
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louslobbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:46 PM
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10. I agree Locrian, and I'm starting to feel as of late, that it's not too late.
Lou
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Locrian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-08-11 06:01 AM
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12. People do have a tendency to surprise me as well - in a good way sometimes! n/t
Edited on Fri Apr-08-11 06:02 AM by Locrian
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