The debt ceiling is going to be hit soon and liberals don't seem to believe our fiscal woes bringing us to this point really matter....
Obama economic adviser Austan Goolsbee said that the (S&P negative) outlook was based on a “political judgment” that doesn’t deserve “too much weight.”
Even granting that Goolsbee is right, conservative posturing about not raising the ceiling, default be damned, is a direct sign at how seriously it is being taken.
This "of course we'll raise it again" mentality has to stop, and anyone with even half a brain knows that entitlements are what's killing us (which is why it's totally lost on the Dems). A fundamental reforming of that system is the only way to get through this.
This is not about how the government doesn't take enough of our money, it is entirely about how it has mismanaged that money for decades.
That's what debt is, and it needs to be spelled out to the public, like so...
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"Tax reform means, 'Don't tax you, don't tax me. Tax that fellow behind the tree.'"
-Russel B. Long
A new Marist poll (page 19) shows a majority support raising taxes on people making $250K and up to close the deficit. The same poll suggests we should establish an an individual mandate on MC Hammer pants because we are apparently also saying "can't touch this" to entitlements.
What the hell is wrong with you America? Have we become a nation of teenagers? Rich people aren't our parents so put your damn hands away and get a job.
Crap, I know I know...jobs are hard to come by these days, because people aren't spending money on business so they can say "holy smokes people are buying too much stuff from me, help wanted!"
If the reverse were true we wouldn't need to raise taxes because a revived economy, through something akin to tax cuts, would raise tax revenue like putting ice cubes into a glass of water. Not only will it rise, but once the "ice" melts the levels will remain.
Besides, rich people don't have time to be your parents, they're too busy using their money as country's economic monkey grease (I don't see poor people putting up the capital to invent cool stuff like iPads)....and stop asking the government too.
Asking government to be your "parent" won't actually end well because it's hard to be all about liberty when it constantly reminds you that your living under its roof, and you are not going out looking like some kind of freedom floozy.
No? That's not true? When we asked
Uncle Papa Sam, not the marketplace, to fix health insurance costs he came up with ObamaCare. Now, not only are costs expected to NOT go down, BUT we also have to pay a fine if we don't want even want to have insurance in the first place.
We placed the solution in government hands and now we're being "taxed" just for being alive.
Meanwhile the idiots who are "yes on taxes" want to stiff wealthy people with the bill for everything when their net worth can't even cover this year's deficit, much less taxing them at a higher rate.
Talk about voodoo economics! Hey! Is THAT why we have Obama action figures?
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Obama’s interview style is often so disciplined — and prone to filibuster on even the most basic questions...
To be fair, it's hard to really tell how exactly things went down, because the video is heavily edited. Also, Presidents do need to have a firm grip on what they're trying to say to the public. However, to the chagrin of the liberals who support him, Obama ain't God either.
Anything he says can and should be challenged not matter how much of a local yokel the reporter questioning him might be. Especially since his predecessor had to wear a spit guard with all the venom Brad Watson's colleagues used to hurl W's way.
So the guy got a little sassy...What? Is Obama bummed he didn't get to break in his new panty-catching mitt?
So not all media genuflects at the altar of dope and derange. All this reporter really did was take a note from liberals' own playbook that dissent is patriotic. Why, it's the highest form of patriotism there is!
So Watson was actually telling all you Obamaton's out there who say you love Obama that you really need to step up your game.
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Too many creative types these days conduct themselves like toddlers without the diaper, unless wearing one is the new thing in fashion.
Hey did I write that to segue into how fashion designers are starting to fetishize burkas? Why yes I did!
How quaint is that, Europe starts moving to ban them and that turns it into the forbidden fruit of high fashion. Anyone who has even seen a glimpse of a fashion show knows modesty at any level is not exactly the goal of the runway. So this will present an interesting conundrum because making burkas sexy is sort of missing the point.
Celebrities often help move a fashion trend forward by being the first to sport the new "it." One direction I think the designers should try is styling the burka for different personalities. I came up with a few ideas to demonstrate this...
This burka, frankly, makes her look REALLY good, it looks like she wants to wear it in the same way she thinks...backwards
I might get blasted for homophobia here, but I didn't invent the stereotype clearly on display here. Don't shoot the messenger, gay men like of pink.
It looks like he went ahead and copied Perez's idea...I think it would be a good idea that for once he keep his mouth shut.
Going for sustainability! Double chins are way more ecofriendly than organic cotton (by the way I didn't know cotton wasn't organic already)
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I can't leave this freakin' guy alone, but neither can anyone else right now. I'll tell you what, if this guy doesn't run it will be the most brilliant way to promote the finale of The Apprentice (when he is supposedly making his decision) ever..
10. Hail to the Chief can be replaced with The Apprentice theme song.
9. It's the ultimate lesser of two evils: The entrepreneur who once bankrupted his company vs. the world citizen who bankrupted
his the country.
8. Melania Trump could be the first First Lady ever to champion the cause of raising "taxes" to "strengthen" our "bottom line."
7. He'll shrink the government with weekly Cabinet meetings in the boardroom, televised with ads, where a department will be fired.
6. Any news story that involves Ivanka Trump by any news source will have to be referred to as Fox News.
5. The country will upgrade from a president who is a golfaholic to the guy who owns the courses.
4. No more bowing to foreign leaders, because it's too risky with a combover.
3. Nothing tells the world America is back better than a gold plated Air Force One.
2. A President Trump could do the job for free, saving the country at least $1.6 million, AKA the maximum Democrats will cut from the deficit.
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If lightning strikes a winning lotto ticket and Trump becomes the 45th president...why not? Obama has enough friends at GE that it may already be in the works...
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