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« on: March 24, 2012, 03:13:09 pm »
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Yes, the grand unified theory of smaller and more streamlined government, is just so much more popular than the actual practice thereof isn't it?  Mittens, this dog isn't going to hunt. Really.

Hey, px I beat you to it this time. Tongue
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« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2012, 03:15:09 pm »
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You're still voting for this man. Torie?
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« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2012, 03:15:37 pm »
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You're still voting for this man. Torie?

Of course! It's just tough love baby.
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« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2012, 03:15:46 pm »
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Worked for David Cameron.
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« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2012, 03:21:26 pm »
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Thanks for the help (again), Mitt!
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« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2012, 03:26:38 pm »
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Well of course he won't say what he's gonna cut so he can't flip flop later.
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« Reply #6 on: March 24, 2012, 03:28:31 pm »
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Anyone who honestly thinks the deficit would actually decrease under this man is well out of their mind.
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« Reply #7 on: March 24, 2012, 04:02:58 pm »
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I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.
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« Reply #8 on: March 24, 2012, 04:21:03 pm »
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I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

He's pledged that he will do just that.
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« Reply #9 on: March 24, 2012, 04:23:35 pm »
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Mittens, I hate you oh so very much...
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« Reply #10 on: March 24, 2012, 04:58:00 pm »
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I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

He's pledged that he will do just that.

Fiscally responsible candidate!
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« Reply #11 on: March 24, 2012, 05:06:38 pm »
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It's simple. He has promised to:
Cut taxes (and therefore revenue)
Increase Defense Spending
Balance the budget

...what is so hard to understand about all of that?
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« Reply #12 on: March 24, 2012, 05:09:11 pm »
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It's simple. He has promised to:
Cut taxes (and therefore revenue)
Increase Defense Spending
Balance the budget

...what is so hard to understand about all of that?

I want an unicorn. I refuse to vote for Mittens unless he gets me an unicorn.
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« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2012, 05:22:03 pm »
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It's simple. He has promised to:
Cut taxes (and therefore revenue)
Increase Defense Spending
Balance the budget

...what is so hard to understand about all of that?

Because he plans to shake it all off and redraw his plans!
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« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2012, 05:23:28 pm »

I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

More money for the Domestic Policy Council?  Or do you mean the Drug Enforcement Agency?
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« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2012, 05:24:43 pm »
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I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

More money for the Domestic Policy Council?  Or do you mean the Drug Enforcement Agency?


Defense, as was already pointed out in the thread.
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« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2012, 05:28:32 pm »

I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

More money for the Domestic Policy Council?  Or do you mean the Drug Enforcement Agency?


Defense, as was already pointed out in the thread.

Sarcasm.
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« Reply #17 on: March 24, 2012, 05:31:58 pm »
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I'm concerned he might increase government spending, especially in a department that starts with a d.

More money for the Domestic Policy Council?  Or do you mean the Drug Enforcement Agency?


Defense, as was already pointed out in the thread.

Sarcasm.


Oh yeah..I was unsure whether it was.
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« Reply #18 on: March 24, 2012, 05:36:41 pm »
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He'll cut the National Endowment for the Arts. Because that, as you know, is such a ridiculously huge part of the federal budget.
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« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2012, 07:03:15 pm »
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Romney's refusal to say what he'd cut should make a good scary attack ad come fall.
Realistically, the only way the rest of his plan adds up is if he cuts Medicare and Social Security for current recipients, or basically eliminates everything the federal government does except for Medicare, Social Security and Defense.
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« Reply #20 on: March 24, 2012, 09:16:40 pm »
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He'll cut the National Endowment for the Arts. Because that, as you know, is such a ridiculously huge part of the federal budget.

He'll also cut:
1. Foreign Aid (this is 10% of our budget, right?)
2. Waste
3. Fraud
4. Abuse
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« Reply #21 on: March 24, 2012, 11:04:37 pm »
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To be fair, the average American does want lower taxes, higher spending and a balanced budget. He wouldn't be a very good panderer if he didn't realise this.
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« Reply #22 on: March 25, 2012, 12:20:00 am »
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How about $342 million in federal subsidies for the Winter Olympics? How does Romney feel about spending like that?
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« Reply #23 on: March 25, 2012, 02:57:10 am »
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To be fair, the average American does want lower taxes, higher spending and a balanced budget.

Yup, this is pretty stupid. Cut taxes, increase spending, and then whine about the resulting deficit/increasing debt. You don't have to look further than states with initiatives to see the resulting chaos.

It usually starts with taxes (lower/capped property taxes (of course watch big business convince them corporate property taxes need to be cut too) and supermajority requirements to raise taxes) and then increase spending on prisons with mandatory minimum sentences.

Oh shoot, now we have a deficit and corporate giveaways in healthcare and prisons is crowding out the rest of the budget? Blame the state legislature! Throw them all out!
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« Reply #24 on: March 25, 2012, 03:41:18 pm »
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So Romney was a gutless coward again? Quite the news flash there....
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