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The news from D.C. is not good

January 14, 2013

Seeming a bit surprised at the extent of their victory, a few liberal members of Congress were candid enough to admit the American people were shortchanged on New Year’s Da....

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BigSlik1944

Jan-14-13 9:55 AM

Isn't he the same guy who ran on "no new taxes" agenda?

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Anderson

Jan-14-13 11:23 AM

The so-called "payroll TAX," as I recall, was conceived as a "CONTRIBUTION" toward one's federal retirement INSURANCE, i.e. Social Security, as set forth in the 1935 Federal Insurance CONTRIBUTIONS Act. And doesn't it compute that that tax (or contribution) isn't taking any money out of circulation since the govt borrows it (and more) immediately - replacing it with an IOU - so Obama's federal bureaucracy can spends (s0rry, INVEST) the money (and more) more wisely than would the individuals from whom it is taken? And should that not be even BETTER economically than a wash transaction? Certainly not less. And, so, with that kind of economic illiteracy, America looks more and more like Greece. "DC Amateur Hour," indeed!

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Anderson

Jan-14-13 3:55 PM

Yeah, BigSlik, the very same guy who Promised that the average family's health insurance premium would decline by $2,500 by the end of his first term. It actually increased by $3,000, so the "Messiah" was just off by $5,500; a bloody economic genius - someone in whom we can put our confidence, right? See that a forced release of Obama's Occidental records shows he got Fulbright help as a "foreign" student named Barry Soetero: citizen of the world, indeed! Ah, the transparency!

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TAXEDENOUGH

Jan-14-13 10:16 PM

You can blame Obama for all this but it was happening before this and several other presidents. You really want to look at the truely guilty person, look in a mirror. these crooks in both paties have been voted in by us. Untilwe change nothing will change. "Term Limits" will only be done when we start voting incumbants out every election. Onlt then will things have a chance to change.

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wkupia

Jan-15-13 1:00 PM

Taxedenough, you are SO RIGHT! These politicians were hired (elected) to work for us. They need to be fired (voted out) when they put the wishes of a few ahead of the majority! No "employer" can succeed if the employees put up continued road blocks out of a need to "show the boss"! But we'll always have bullies! God help our kids learn better!

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BigSlik1944

Jan-16-13 10:05 AM

My daughters paycheck took a big hit after the first. She's struggling to support herself and 4 kids as it is with absolutely NO HELP from her worthless ex and 2 of those kids are his!

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FtDlover

Jan-16-13 4:26 PM

All workers felt the 2% tax increase but we should thank the President for the reprieve we did get and for the boost to the economy it generated. It is understandable that it couldn't be sustained permanently.

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Brucee

Jan-17-13 12:13 PM

anderson u are so full of hate, its really getting old, wonder what u complained about when Bush was around probably nothing I would say. Cant wait until u find the perfect world and go away..

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Anderson

Jan-17-13 12:41 PM

And you, Brucee, just cannot look truth in the face. It is simply a shame that we have such a hypocrite and opportunist for a president as Barrack Hussein Obama, for how else interpret his press conference remarks this week regarding the debt ceiling now as compared to his remarks of March 16, 2006, on the Senate floor in which he termed raising the debt limit "unpatriotic...[and] unfair to our children and grandchildren" and then voted AGAINST raising it? Suggest you read his remarks in their entirety and, perhaps, wise up if that be possible.

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Brucee

Jan-17-13 2:29 PM

No anderson wrong again truth in politics ? in this country ? It is definitely broken and nobody should deny that, but please spare me the one-sided BS. Take your blinders off Barry and wake up, nothing is going to get done until we all step back and take a breath. Truth, hypocrisy, etc. coming from a "perfect" republican - please.

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BigSlik1944

Jan-17-13 3:57 PM

I can remember him saying "no new taxes" and before that "I won't take away your guns". This guy would give Pinnochio a run for his money.

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Anderson

Jan-17-13 7:35 PM

Unlike you, Brucee, I WAS a liberal and voted Democrat, but I lived long enough and observed enough govt at federal and state levels from the inside, and enough of other societies around the world as a paid observer and as resident, that I learned what has worked economically, socially and politically - and what has not - to overcome instilled prejudices and ideologies. If you really want to understand our world, what got it there, and where it is being taken by current leaders here and abroad, you really should read "Empire," "Civilization," "A History of the American People," and "Postwar", since by both education and experience you, so many others with your certitude, are so clearly lacking understanding and clarity in those regards. Unfortunately, progressive ideology notwithstanding, neither our nor any other society can be perfected through government intervention; the realities of human nature and ignorance will prevail.

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Brucee

Jan-18-13 9:32 AM

Anderson I understand thru thought and deed, not books. Knowledge is learned thru experiences, books merely guide the interests, try a little common sense and internal thought for yourself. Unlike you I enjoy a good thought on my own. Try doing something physical instead of so much brain training in books. U r missing it O man.

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Anderson

Jan-18-13 2:05 PM

I do what's age appropriate, Brucee, and that has included more physical and mental labor than most in my time and certainly anyone significantly younger. But since few, and youth today in particular, can hardly expect to have experienced the breadth of physical and mental employment that those of my generation have, I have been seeking some substitute that might help explain the world in which they live, how it got there, and where it's heading, so that those less CHRONOLOGICALLY ADVANTAGED can can better aspire to playing an informed and constructive role therein and not let themselves be lead around like a bunch of sheep by arrogant academic and political ideologues with little comprehension of either history or present realities.

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Brucee

Jan-18-13 4:21 PM

anderson u truly do like talking and i will give u credit for that.It is sad though that u think you are above the rest of the folks in this space. We all have tales of life O man, be proud be happy and smile u live in such a good time.. Peoples opinions are only that in the eyes of all.

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Anderson

Jan-19-13 10:11 AM

Wisdom comes with age, Brucee; you may get there yet. Patience! Meanwhile, it is the obligation of elders to help guide those younger who have, necessarily, experienced and learned less. The authors of the books I recommended are not just very intelligent and learned but, in this elder's view, WISE as well; thus, I have given them to all of my children and grandchildren so they might understand the world in which they live as well as possible. The wisdom of the ages is only be found in customs and books, you know.

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