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A satire

March 24, 2013

There’s a new boogie-man in the country to fear. Gone are the days of George W. Bush; gone is the Tea Party, now it is “Congressional Republicans”....

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USABorn

Mar-24-13 5:13 AM

You can tell from his LTE, this guy is afflicted with the mental affliction liberalism!!!! Obama himself couldn't have written the hogwash any better.

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USABorn

Mar-24-13 5:17 AM

Sorry, this posted before I finished.

He may have meant it to be satire, but I wonder? I also wonder how many will actually believe every word of it. Psychology at work?

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-24-13 7:18 AM

President Obama is revving up the attack machine to try and take out the Congressional Republicans at the mid-term election. By securing a majority in the House and Senate, he can ram any legislation through that he wants.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-24-13 7:32 AM

God willing, Texas..

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 7:43 AM

George could not have made my point any better had he done it on purpose. Though said with sarcasm, he generally spoke the truth. In order to avoid tax increases for top income earners and huge profit taking mega-corps, “Congressional Republicans” have indeed thrown women, children, the sick, the elderly under the bus. WIC, Head Start, LIHEAP, public housing, meals for the elderly, CDC Prevention, to name just a few of those program cuts effecting the most vulnerable while the most secure are protected. Thanks, George. Well said.

Oh, the military IS being hit as well. Not to worry. Only benefits, not pay, to military employees and vets will be cut.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 7:44 AM

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And what actually is the point of all of this cutting? Oh yeah; to reduce the deficit that is burdening this and future generations. Right. According to the CBO attempts at deficit reduction will adversely effect jobs, incomes, and actually reduce GDP by 1.5% relative to what it would have been sans cuts. Sequestration will reduce economic growth by .6% at a time when we need it to do the opposite. The cure is killing us here and all this to prove a point.

And I forgot what all this deficit mania was about to begin with. With all this debt, the that is burdening us, trillion dollar debt over the past 4 years, the stock market has seen record highs. Interest rates that were supposed to be driven up by debt are at historic lows. Austerity and belt tightening has not worked in the UK, Greece, Spain, and other parts of Europe.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 7:44 AM

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And what actually is the point of all of this cutting? Oh yeah; to reduce the deficit that is burdening this and future generations. Right. According to the CBO attempts at deficit reduction will adversely effect jobs, incomes, and actually reduce GDP by 1.5% relative to what it would have been sans cuts. Sequestration will reduce economic growth by .6% at a time when we need it to do the opposite. The cure is killing us here and all this to prove a point.

And I forgot what all this deficit mania was about to begin with. With all this debt, the that is burdening us, trillion dollar debt over the past 4 years, the stock market has seen record highs. Interest rates that were supposed to be driven up by debt are at historic lows. Austerity and belt tightening has not worked in the UK, Greece, Spain, and other parts of Europe.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 7:44 AM

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Why, please someone tell me, would we follow that path of failure and apply those tactics here? It’s simply “deficit mania” and frenzy created by those with special interests. It is similar to the same axis of evil madness, let’s get the terrorists mania that got us into the Iraq War. Somebody needs to slow this train down and look at real long term effect rather than short term, calm-the-with-what-they-want-to-hear rhetoric and policy making.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 7:47 AM

Sorry about the double post. It gets a little confusing there, but par for the course... too much too soon with too little coffee.

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eriklatranyi

Mar-24-13 7:54 AM

Liberals actually believe programs have been cut.

That demonstrates the depth of their insanity.

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gavinf56

Mar-24-13 7:58 AM

...and the CBO also says that without proper controls the public debt will balloon to unsustainable levels.

You can address it now or you can address it later, but it will need to be addressed. Sticking your head in the sand and blaming Republicans will not address it.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 8:04 AM

Call it what you want, erik; cuts. reduction in growth spending, whatever. It's all semantics, but the impact is still the same. Just please don't tell those WIC mothers who are no longer on the program that they haven't been cut. And don't tell those vets that their benefits haven't been cut. Oh, and that old couple waiting for their hot meal doesn't really care what you call it either. All they know is that thy're not eating tonight.

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CMReeder

Mar-24-13 8:16 AM

LOL

USABorn was too quick to react then back pedaled.

Funnier still is how the republicans view the president and democrats.

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CMReeder

Mar-24-13 8:19 AM

"You can address it now or you can address it later, but it will need to be addressed. Sticking your head in the sand and blaming Republicans will not address it."

You know Gavin sticking you head in the sand and blaming the president and 'liberal' policy isn't solving the problem either. Libertarians, the Tea Party and Republicans are very guilty of this. Just say no to everything from the left and ridicule it as nothing more than nonsense.

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rick424

Mar-24-13 8:21 AM

I think I will sit back on this and enjoy as the left out smarts the right on this. So far I am not disappointed. Keep up the good work guys. This one is pretty easy. Maybe it is satire of satire.

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gavinf56

Mar-24-13 8:23 AM

You have your head stuck somewhere Chuck, and it's not in the sand.

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Ritty77

Mar-24-13 8:24 AM

Great letter, Gregory. The accuracy of your satire is already apparent.

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CMReeder

Mar-24-13 8:47 AM

My head is not stuck Gavin yours is. The right is very clueless about what they have wrought.

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gavinf56

Mar-24-13 8:50 AM

Mine is not, yours is. Nyeh.

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JerryfromRI

Mar-24-13 9:09 AM

@USABorn

You posted your comment before you even finished reading the letter????

You get an "F" for the day man. Bow your head in shame for your rush to judgement.

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CMReeder

Mar-24-13 9:22 AM

The problem Gavin is you don't realize what you are.

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gavinf56

Mar-24-13 9:28 AM

How do you get so witty this early in the morning Chuck? It just amazes me.

It must be the Tang.

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sideliner

Mar-24-13 9:28 AM

Right on, Jerry. It's that knee-jerk, act without thinking mentality that is at the core of the ultra right movement.

And it comes right from the Republican party leader who set the agenda and top party priority of making Obama a 1 term president, regardless of whether it was good for the country or not. And like Pavlov's dogs, without thought or reason, the party follows, to h ell with the consequences.

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CMReeder

Mar-24-13 9:38 AM

This how crazy the right has become. The Tea Party while down is not out, has begun boycotting watching Foz News. The reason is it has become too liberal to watch. The right has become so narrow in their views that almost everything is too liberal to take for them.

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Premier

Mar-24-13 9:39 AM

Reeder:"My head is not stuck Gavin yours is"

When will the child like comments cease from this man chilk?

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