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howaboutme Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:13 PM
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Rep Eric Cantor - America is broke!!
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 01:23 PM by howaboutme
Did you hear him excitedly exclaim that today on the floor of Congress?

Yet there is no bigger cheerleader in Congress leading the charge to force every American to do without, while sending billions to Israel and to other foreign nations. Let's wage more war and expand our military might while we are at it. This US Congress doesn't work for America it works for interests, and the average American working people are obviously not on that list of interests.

http://www.politico.com/blogs/glennthrush/0411/Freshmen...
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"Even as they push for huge spending cuts, 11 freshman GOP senators say the U.S. must continue to provide foreign aid to its strongest ally in the Middle East: Israel.

The senators delivered a letter Wednesday to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), reaffirming their support for security assistance for Israel. The U.S. spends more than $3 billion a year to help keep the nation safe."

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I think theyre (Israel) an important ally, but I also think that their per capita income is greater than probably three-fourths of the rest of the world, Rand Paul told ABC News in February. Should we be giving free money or welfare to a wealthy nation? I dont think so.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson was the only other Republican freshman not to sign on."
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:20 PM
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1. If America is broke, Eric, then let's close every overseas military base
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sinkingfeeling Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:30 PM
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3. Heck, let's sell them!
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:30 PM
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2. God help you, Eric, if an earthquake hits here while you play your stupid games.
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dennis4868 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:38 PM
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4. It's broke....
because he voted for Bush's medicare prescription drug plan without paying for it (and the Affordable Health Care Act, which is more than paid for, he wants to repeal....go figure!).
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FiveGoodMen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 01:47 PM
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5. And he helped break it.
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Angry Dragon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:19 PM
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6. Then as my employee he needs to take a cut in pay
and I need to have him pay more for his health care and I need to take away his pension.
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HughBeaumont Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 02:28 PM
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7. Hmmmmm . . . America's Broke . . . . I wonder why . . . .
Edited on Thu Apr-07-11 02:28 PM by HughBeaumont
Hmmmmmmm . . .


How DID we get this way?


Anyone?


Beuller? (OK, that's a little cliche . . .)


It's a puzzler fer sure.


I mean, I'm fishin' fer reasons here . . . anyone?


But Paul Ryan and Canturd are right - the little guy needs to stop spongin' off the wealthy!
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:37 PM
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8. We need a new message: America is Wealthy!!!! n/t
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 04:39 PM
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9. Is this the same guy who reported a false attack to his office years ago? -nt
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:29 PM
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10. So, Eric's saying he won't cash his paycheck?
I mean, that would be the surest sign that the country is broke. Don't want to incur those bounced check fees now, do you Eric?
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walldude Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:30 PM
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11. No.. it's... BROKEN.
And with guys like him in office there is no chance of fixing it.
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Johonny Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:40 PM
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12. maybe they shouldn't have fought so hard for that revenue decrease last year
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HopeHoops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:46 PM
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13. Eric "Mickey Mouse Voice" Cantor is a Santorum wannabe with no future.
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Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Apr-07-11 05:47 PM
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14. How can America be broke if we just jumped into a third war?
This is how Rome fell. When the lies finally get washed away...let us hope the damage can be repaired.
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