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Old 07-30-2012, 05:06 PM   #2541
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i wish Thomas Sorwell, Krauthammer, or Coulter would post cartoons though.
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i wish Thomas Sorwell, Krauthammer, or Coulter would post cartoons though.
Fun fact: Sorwell Sowell and Krauthammer share something with a lot of mainstream academics and pundits: both received their original economic academic credentials prior to the closing of the gold window and neither has ever worked a single day in banking (so far as I can tell).

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Sowell (not Sorwell) and Walter Williams are two of my favorite economists. There are too many like Geitner--full of ****. Sowell and Williams simply tell it like it is, and both are unapologetic champions of Capitalism.
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Old 07-31-2012, 11:35 AM   #2545
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Fun fact: Sorwell Sowell and Krauthammer share something with a lot of mainstream academics and pundits: both received their original economic academic credentials prior to the closing of the gold window and neither has ever worked a single day in banking (so far as I can tell).
krauthammer isn't an ecomist, he's went through medical school, practiced for a while, then started doing speech writing and commentary. i just like him. and we all know ann coulter aint no economist, again, i just like her.


anyways, give a dog billions of dollars and he will spend it wisely:

GM signs Man United deal day after marketing executive exit | Reuters
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Obama, doesn't spend money:

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Not many people know that Krauthammer is a paraplegic from a diving accident during his first year of medical school, still managed to graduate on time, won a Pulitzer, and even was a speech writer for Walter Mondale. I'd like to think that he was a subversive conservative plant.
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and i bet he still got all the ladies.
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Romney 2012: Good. Bad. I'm the Guy with the Gun.
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Romney 2012: Good. Bad. I'm the Guy with the Gun.
Romney's so squeaky clean its scary. He's not made of teflon like Ronald Reagan, but it's sort of humorous how they've tried to pin all the Bain outsourcing on him, at a time when he wasn't actively involved in the business. One of Obama's bundlers did all the outsourcing as it turns out.

I'm just wondering what the "October surprise" will be? He owns a tie dye shirt? He swore once? Or maybe it will have to do with money. Money bad. Success like his had to come illegally, right? Any bets?
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all of the above.





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oh how cute, we reached an agreement in another stop-gap measure.

way to go congress! now that's 6 more months of the same levle of spending that obama can claim as his own doing so you think he's fiscally conservative when you plot it out in a pretty graph.

too bad the post office cant even make enough profit to be able to pay for future retiree health benefits.
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Old 08-01-2012, 01:27 PM   #2557
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So, according to Brainy, there's welfare for the poor and middle class with Obama - or welfare for the rich with Romney. Hmm.

Well, right now the rich are getting poorer and the poor are getting richer. we cannot continue this trend!!!

Of course tax cuts benefit the rich more, they pay a substainsal amount more of taxes than the rest.

and we dont pass budgets anymore, just stop-gaps, so what does it matter what HIS plan is?

I also want to point out the "burden": The end result is that individuals who make less than $200,000 would actually have to pay $500 more, on average, in taxes -- a 1.2% decrease in after-tax income, the study found.

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I was wrong. Obama is going to give himself an "October Surprise."
In fairness, that should be "Congress is going to give Obama an 'October Surprise" as they are the ones responsible for coming to (or not coming to) budgetary agreements.

A President submits a budget, but Congress then tweaks it and sends it back - to be signed in to law or vetoed and sent back to Congress.

Because Congress has not come up with any workable solutions to meet their targets, the automatic cuts and tax increases that Congress put in to place may go in to effect. The great thing about these tax increases and spending cuts is that the individual politicians can use them as political tools to beat each other up with in an effort to continue getting elected.*

"The President is displaying a lack of leadership by not agreeing to everything we want! Your military base is going to be wiped out!"

"The Republicans are not agreeing to everything we want! Taxes on the middle class are going up and Paul Ryan is going to push your wheel-chair bound grandmother over a cliff!"




*While pretty much ignoring the fact that they are going to hurt the meager US economic recovery (not to mention the human beings that comprise the US citizenry).
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*While pretty much ignoring the fact that they are going to hurt the meager US economic recovery (not to mention the human beings that comprise the US citizenry).
Doesn't this whole post sum up the ideology both sides engage in? Seriously? I get a strong hunch they both would let the US burn to the ground if it gave either of them an ideological advantage - ---- the country!
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financial, but, pretty much.
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