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unapatriciated Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:09 AM
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How F#@ked Are We?
 
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Lorien Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 10:33 AM
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1. Cory Booker is the kind of "Democrat" that helped get us into this mess
he's too terrified of the GOP to stand up to them and their failed policies. Pathetic!
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:55 AM
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5. Now is not the time to point fingers - He is a DINO
Damn, when will we make the assholes accountable?

He jacked my blood pressure. He is a DINO
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pretzel4gore Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:03 AM
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2. notice the 'war on drugs' sure wasn't deregulated
how is it these confidence tricksters can explain 'we all were lawless graspers who used cc's to pay for our good livin' bs when the same bunch made sure 2 million citizens were put in prison, many for dope that's none of the pig's business, and all the coherdsion apparatus the war on dope requires, even while pig spokesman rush limbah-humbug was using illicit oxy contin himself....
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PDJane Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:30 AM
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3. Of course, the rich pay most of the taxes in the US.
That doesn't mean they're paying their fair share; they're taking 80% of the wealth!!!!
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ljm2002 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 11:33 AM
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4. Near the end of the segment...
...Erin Burnett starts talking about progressive taxation, and says that the rich took most of the losses and therefore "you've already soaked the rich". What claptrap! They soaked themselves with their greed and fraud, and that money they lost has evaporated into thin air -- not into taxes where it might have done some good. Then Cory Booker gets in the bit about the richest 5% paying 50% of the taxes. Why in the hell doesn't anyone ever mention that, sure, the richest 5% pay 50% of the taxes -- but they make 60% of the damned money????? and when you get to the richer people, a lot of their income is not "income" per se, but things like capital gains -- and taxed at a lower rate???

We need to quit letting the right wing frame carry the day, how those pathetic rich people are shouldering a larger burden. They most certainly are not. They are shouldering less than their fair share actually. In a truly progressive tax system, they would pay a larger share compared to their relative wealth, not a lesser share.

http://www.lcurve.org / for some figures
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Cary Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:33 PM
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6. I'd be willing to let Republicans contribute. . .
if and when they ever find it within themselves to have something constructive and useful to contribute. Until then, fuck 'em.
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lordsummerisle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:51 PM
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7. Thanks for posting this
are there other segments of the show available to watch?
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DutchLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-08-09 09:35 PM
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12. Yes, the entire show is on YouTube.
Just search for 'bill maher real time' and sort the results on 'date added'. You have to arrange all the bits in the right order yourself, though (opening monologue, T. Boone Pickens, panel, new rules, overtime), but it's worth that little effort.
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NancyBotwin Donating Member (28 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 01:21 PM
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8. BILL MAHER
I love his show. I just love it.
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Jefferson23 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:19 PM
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9. Maher is the only one who shines here, those other two stink.
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spiritual_gunfighter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 04:57 PM
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10. Cory Booker says
"I am not going to participate in a Republican bashing parade"? Does this guy pay attention at all, because the Republicans are participating in a Democratic bashing parade. This is the type of DINO that we dont need fighting for us. Get this guy out of here. I for one and sick of Dems crying bipartianship and the Rethugs bashing Dems all day. Enough is enough.
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SemperEadem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 07:49 PM
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11. that guy is a damn site better that Sharpe James any day
he's right.

This fucking on-cam talking head bash fest is OLD!!! It's played out. The country is sinking and everyone wants to spend precious time getting mired down in making people who will never own what they did (thugs) to own what they did. WE ALL KNOW WHAT THEY DID!!! THE COUNTRY IS SINKING!!!!! It's time to STFU and get to work before we ALL are lost.
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