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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-30-10 11:46 PM
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The end is nigh…unless it’s not
The hysterical debt Armageddonists have been screaming about the need to adopt all sorts of insane austerity policies because if we don’t, China is going to invade and enslave our children…or something. This irrational frenzy is, of course, bipartisan. Both sides of the aisle, for example, recently voted against extending unemployment benefits.

Tea Party sweetheart, Sharron Angle, specifically said citizens are “spoiled” by jobless benefits, and the US should cut unemployment benefits in order to motivate people to find work. Because – as we all know – unemployed people are just too lazy to toil, and there are millions of jobs in some secret industry sector only teabaggers know about, waiting for capable employees to fill them.

No matter how loudly Krugman tries to tell these idiots that cuts are the very worst possible thing they could do right now — what does he know? He only won a Nobel Prize in economics – Republicans refuse to listen. Actually, the world doesn’t seem to be listening, either.

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Not only that, now that this crisis has happened, the austerity hawks are using the opportunity to gut the only thing that prevented a full-blown societal collapse — the welfare state. Look, you can keep knocking the little guy off his tightrope as long as there’s a net beneath him, but if you remove that net, it’s simply murder.

more . . . http://allisonkilkenny.wordpress.com/2010/06/30/the-end...
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Rosa Luxemburg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:00 AM
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1. Well her supporters are the ones who need the benefits
she just shot herself in her foot
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pinboy3niner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 12:05 AM
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2. Now, THAT'S what I call a Second Amendment remedy! :)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jul-01-10 07:29 AM
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3. And I believe she would support that.
:)
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