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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:31 PM
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Just so I'm clear with Republican logic...
...simply suggesting the rich pay more in taxes is unconscionable, unpatriotic, and, above all, line-in-the-sand unacceptable - but FORCING the working class to pay more out-of-pocket expenses is not only perfectly fine, but absolutely required? Because bleeding the lower class is going to somehow fix our budget problems more than taxing the rich would? I wish someone in the media would point out this canyon-sized disconnect.
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Lindsay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:39 PM
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1. Welcome to DU.
I hope you are not holding your breath waiting for the corporate media to express something that's not corporate propaganda.

:hi:
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:45 PM
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2. Astounding isn't it?
And welcome to DU.
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OHdem10 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:48 PM
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3. Please understand the Republican Mindset. They are the party
of Big Business and the Rich --higher income earners.

They actually look on the working class with disdain.

At least Reagan was honest about. Let the Working
Class pay for all these social programs. They are
the ones who want them.

It is irrational to think they will be concerned about
the working class.

However, they are Machiavellin with it. They throw out
Middle Class as if they are concerned. They call the
the Upper Earners--not the UberRich, Middle Class.

The other night Walker said, I cannot ask these Middle
Class citizens to pay for --increase taxes. Hes was talking
about the rich. By using the term Middle Class he was
misleading the working class intentionally. The Working
Class call themselves Middle Class so they think he is
concerned about their taxes. We do not have old fashioned
True Blue Democrats who would explain these little technicalities
in their campaigns. Therefore a lot of Blue Collar workers
are fooled. Doublespeak is their expertise while they accuse
Liberals of double talk.

Never expect the current Republican Party to do anything for the Middle Class. They have purged the party of Rockefeller or Liberal
Republicans. Their world view is entirely different than
it was years back.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:48 PM
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4. Republican logic
is an oxymoran.
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:52 PM
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7. I know...
...I thought I felt a slight hiccup in the space-time continuum as I was typing it.
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TomClash Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:57 PM
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10. LOL! nt
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 07:56 PM
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24. And a hugh one at that.
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Dappleganger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:51 PM
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5. In with a bang...
but their "logic" makes no sense to sensible people.

Welcome to DU. :hi:
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Taitertots Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:51 PM
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6. Republican and logic don't mix
Any attempts may cause spontaneous head explosion.

There are still people who think that cutting taxes for rich people makes the economy better, despite the clear fact that the exact opposite has happened every single time it has ever been done.
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shraby Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:53 PM
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8. Republican and logic do NOT belong in the same sentence.
Nuff said.
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jpak Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 08:54 PM
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9. Ummm...just so you know - the working class are not job creators - they are job doers
and not "entitled" to the fruits of their labor

tut tut

and

pshaw

yup
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AsahinaKimi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:02 PM
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11. As I said in another posting...
I wonder how long the Republicans will take to adapt the Rules of Acquisition?
http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Rules_of_Acquisition
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:32 PM
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16. I'd be surprised if they hadn't adapted it already.
Edited on Sun Feb-20-11 09:32 PM by drokhole
Came across this quote the other day, which seemed right up their alley:

"Don't you know that if people could bottle the air they would? Don't you know that there would be an American Air-Bottling Association? And don't you know they would allow thousands and millions to die if they could not pay for air? I am not blaming anybody. I am just telling how it is." - Robert Ingersoll
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RainDog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:05 PM
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12. it's the rationale to justify sucking political dick for $$
Edited on Sun Feb-20-11 09:05 PM by RainDog
and that's all it ever was.

Reagan the actor, of course, pretended it was something else - that's why he was the front man for the fascists - actors can lie with a straight face and pretend that up is down.
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drokhole Donating Member (759 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:05 PM
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13. Thanks for the warm welcome, all!
Long time peruser, just recent poster. You folks are one of the kindest communities around.
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creon Donating Member (723 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:07 PM
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14. Rhetoric
All this wailing and knashing of teeth about the deficit is rhetoric.

The GOP has no interest in that at all. Any analysis has to start with that.

I doubt if the GOP actually knows what it wants in addition to getting power and keeping power. The main goal is to reward your friends and punish your enemies.
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AC_Mem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:30 PM
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15. I think you pretty much nailed it.
Welcome to DU!

Shine on,
Annette
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unblock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:33 PM
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17. the rich are wonderful people who offer jobs out of the kindness of their hearts
Edited on Sun Feb-20-11 09:33 PM by unblock
whereas poor people are parasites.

rich people merely ask for an exorbitant rate of return and will leave others to die if they don't get as much as possible. they are saints, you see, and should be rewarded as such.

poor people offer nothing but hours and hours of toil and whine about not having enough to eat. they are selfish and lazy, you see, and should be castigated and punished as such.


what's not to understand?



:sarcasm:
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rdking647 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:36 PM
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18. gop logic
republican and logic should never be used in the same sentence
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Release The Hounds Donating Member (341 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-20-11 09:45 PM
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19. Tea Bagger logic
Also says the unions are greedy. Yet the billionaires are pushing all of this to make/keep even more money. Who's greedier?
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Enthusiast Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 09:58 AM
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20. Media in name only. nt
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Name removed Donating Member (0 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:14 PM
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RandomKoolzip Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:25 PM
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23. Yes. Next question.
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Pacifist Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 07:57 PM
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25. When does the longevity pool start?
Do we go by number of posts or elapsed minutes/hours.
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-21-11 03:15 PM
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22. "Canyon sized disconnect"
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