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Archive for the day “November 16, 2012”

Blog Running – ‘It’s not a “fiscal cliff” — it’s an “austerity bomb”

We are ALL of us in this together.

Until we ALL can work under the same rules and laws, until the hungrist are feed, the homeless are housed, those needing care are cared for – without fear or worry – then we are NOT a great Nation.

A lot of people when they first hear me say ‘Oh you’re a Conservative or Libertarian’.

It’s because I talk about cutting budgets.

And we need to.

But we begin by cutting the military’s budget.

We are never going to invade another Country again and it doesn’t take a TRILLION Dollars a year to ‘defend’ our borders.

So until we cut our ‘defense’ spending, not a dime should be taken from ANY social program.

From the great people over at America Blog.
Gaius Publius –

‘Framing alert, lefties. I’m serious. The so-called “fiscal cliff” really is an “austerity bomb” and there’s a ton of reasons to use that phrasing — or something, at least, not dictated by the mainstream who wants it’.

‘Also, accuracy alert. “Austerity bomb” really does describe both the cause and the effect. The Professor’ :

“The cliff stuff makes people imagine that it’s a problem of excessive deficits when it’s actually about the risk that the deficit will be too small; also and relatedly, the fiscal cliff stuff enables a bait and switch in which people say “so, this means that we need to enact Bowles-Simpson and raise the retirement age!” which have nothing at all to do with it”.

‘There are no serious deficit hawks in Washington; just serious safety net killers. The “fiscal cliff” wasn’t designed to force budget changes. It was designed to force scary budget changes as a cover for safety net reductions’.

‘Back to Krugman’:

“And it can’t be emphasized enough that everyone who shrieks about the dangers of the austerity bomb is in effect acknowledging that the Keynesians were right all along, that slashing spending and raising taxes on ordinary workers is destructive in a depressed economy, and that we should actually be doing the opposite”.

‘Look, there’s only one bottom line here’.

‘This is a Demand Depression’.

‘The economy is depressed because no one is buying — lack of demand’.

‘If it were a Supply Depression — a depression caused by a lack of a supply of goods — we’d be out of it already’.

‘We’ve handed money hand over fist to the “job creators,” and they’ve given us nada in the way of ramped-up production’.

‘If there were money to be made by producing, they’d be making it — in this country, the one actual Americans care about’.

‘Nuff said? Or do I need to go on about how those internationalist “job creators” don’t give an actual damn about the country of their origin — so long as their next pile of megalomaniacal cash comes from somewhere.
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What is wrong with the Republican Party – ‘Is That Bryan Fischer or Mitt Romney’?

‘American Family spokesman and all-purpose bigot Bryan Fischer, who declared on his radio program that American Latinos voted Democratic in record numbers this year because “they want big government goodies.”

“Hispanics are not Democrats, don’t vote Democrat, because of immigration. That’s not the main reason why they vote for Democrats. It doesn’t have anything to do with lax immigration policy”.

“It has to do with the fact that they are socialists by nature. They come from Mexico, which is a socialist country. They want big government intervention. They want big government goodies. It’s primarily about that”.

“Now, they want open borders, make no mistake, because they’ve got family and friends that they want to come up and be able to benefit from the plunder of the wealth of the United States just as they have been willing to do”.

“Republicans can pander all they want to Hispanics, to immigrants, and it will not work. There is no way on Earth you’re going to get them to leave the Democratic party, it’s one reason we’ve got to clamp down on immigration”.
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What is wrong with the Republican Party – Fox so called news – ‘Fox News Captions Footage Of Illegal Border Crossings With ‘The Hispanic Vote’

Although most will deny it, most Conservatives DO get their ‘news’ from FOX.

And THAT is what is wrong with the Republican Party.

To use a popular and early term in computers that applies : ‘GI-GO – ‘Garbage In, Garbage Out’.

And until people want to turn off the garbage being spewed by FOX and some other right wing freak media, those people won’t be dealing with real World realities and will continue to be the problem – not the solution.

‘Since Mitt Romney lost the Hispanic vote in record numbers on Election Day, some Republican lawmakers and conservative pundits have openly conceded that the party has a “rhetoric” problem when it comes to the Latino vote and have begun advocating for comprehensive immigration reform’.

‘However, the GOP’s new-found eagerness to appeal to Latinos took a hit on Thursday afternoon when Fox News ran a segment about “The Hispanic Vote In 2012? and proceeded to show stock footage of people crossing the border illegally’.
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‘John ‘Walnuts’ McCain Goes Gran Torino Over Benghazi Briefing’

‘The cantankerous and crotchety war hero with a “get off my damn front lawn” approach to international affairs, Senator McCain, went all Eastwood in Gran Torino (or even Eastwood at the RNC in Tampa) on reporters’.

‘It seems some disrespectful CNN youth asked why he decided to have a press conference about the need for more discussions on Benghazi, all the while blithely not bothering to attend a classified briefing on Benghazi that was being delivered to the Senate Homeland Security committee, of which he’s a ranking member’.

‘That’s like leaving a restaurant to scream about not having enough fix-ins’ for you salad just as the restaurant is refilling the salad bar’.

‘When approached by CNN Reporters in a Capitol hallway (the elderly are notoriously crankier in hallways) earlier today, McCain was asked about the so-called “scheduling error” regarding his conspicuous absence during the Benghazi hearing’.

“I have no comment about my schedule and I’m not going to comment on how I spend my time to the media,” McCain said. Asked why he wouldn’t comment, McCain grew agitated: “Because I have the right as a senator to have no comment and who the hell are you to tell me I can or not?”

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