Robert Ariail for July 27, 2011

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    hotdogger  over 12 years ago

    Clark, there is a lot of truth in what tower said. The real issue is, however, that Dems want this issue to go away for the election, and the Repubs want it to come up again. All of this “debt debate” is really only posturing for the next election. Of all the plans put forward, it is clear that nothing else is non-negotiable, even taxes.

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    ARodney  over 12 years ago

    Yes, I heard a Republican congressman on the radio saying “yes, voters will blame Republicans, but they’ll punish the president.” These people aren’t interested in governing. It’s hard to know what they ARE interested in, presumably defending and enriching their contributors, since that’s the only thing they’ve achieved. Oh, and trying to ban abortion. They’ve certainly done nothing about jobs other than eliminate hundreds of thousands of government jobs and attacking unions, and they don’t seem to care about economics.

    I should add that NOBODY who knows the least bit about economics wants a balanced budget in the constitution. Huntsman just called for one, and I have to believe that he’s relying on the grown-ups to block it. Balanced budgets are great, but they need to be achieved by balancing the budget. And Republicans are really bad at that. With a balanced budget in the constitution, the US would unquestionably have lost World War II.

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    Dtroutma  over 12 years ago

    Reagan took on a national debt of $850 Billion. Republicans, even when in the “minority” have had a stranglehold on the budget process most of the time since that time, and the debt is now $14.3 TRILLION. Their favorite spending is “defense” (well wars) and just ONE system, the F-35 is projected to cost $1 Trillion. Iraq will end up costing us between $3 and 4 trillion before all costs are “paid”. We need a realistic look at what has really gone from kicking the can, to kicking the national economy into the crapper.

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    baileydean  over 12 years ago

    Are you incapable of looking at both sides of the story… or are you just lazy??

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    wlcary  over 12 years ago

    I used to think you were just dumb, now I realize that you are STUPID also.

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    Durak Premium Member over 12 years ago

    Don’t blame the Republicans. Don’t blame the Democrats. Don’t blame Obama. We need to blame ourselves. We were the ones who were stupid enough to vote for them in the first place. We need to start looking for some decent alternatives NOW because 2012 will be here much too soon. I’m not talking Tea Party zealots. I’m not even talking Obama. There are plenty of good people out there who know how to sit down and write a budget. Lets protect our good Congressmen and Senators, both Democrat and Republican, and get ready of the clowns. And for goodness sake’s please, let’s give them a President who knows how to do something besides make themselves look good.

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    tengu99  over 12 years ago

    Yes, I can blame the Democrats and Replubicans. They accepted a job that requires leadership. However, there is no one in Congress who has the leadership credentials to rally the troops and deal with this problem. However, Dypak does have a point. We did put them there. It is time to take a good hard look at canidates from a third party.

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    baileydean  over 12 years ago

    You’re right — meaning correct — for once. I DO think.

    I wouldn’t call myself smart, though. Not my style.

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    baileydean  over 12 years ago

    Are you capable of looking at both sides of an issue… or are you lazy?

    It’s a simple question.

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    greycap  over 12 years ago

    It’s ‘Grease’ that all of’em understand Bob, they rub it liberally on each other’s palms and on the wheels of their bandwagons. ‘Greece’ on the other hand, is “too far from the flagpole.” Its almost time for their summer bug-out so you won’t see’em lookin’ twice at anything that’ll interfere with’em packin’ their suitcases.

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    baileydean  over 12 years ago

    Like a chimp with a nice pile of fresh poo… I know. But sometimes I like to play — and I’m pretty good at dodging poo.

    Thanks for the heads up, though. Appreciated.

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