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  •  Right, this just applies pressure to the GOP... (2+ / 0-)
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    ... from their buddies in the MIC (beware!)

    [Nice quotation from Marx!]

    Better to hide your tax returns and be thought a crook than to release them and remove all doubt. [Adapted from Abraham Lincoln]

    by Caelian on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 01:17:22 PM PST

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    •  I've finally reached a place intellectually (4+ / 0-)

      ...where only Marx will do;-) My next iteration:

      The secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you've got it made. -- Groucho Marx


      A child of five would understand this. Send someone to fetch a child of five. -- Groucho Marx

      by Pluto on Fri Dec 07, 2012 at 02:39:49 PM PST

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    •  Pentagon spending should be restored dollar (9+ / 0-)

      for dollar with reductions in federal fossil fuel subsidies.  That will teach the GOP for going after Social Security and Medicare.

      ----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.

      When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts

      by JimWilson on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 04:30:54 PM PST

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      •  Fossil fuel subsidies should go to jobs funding (2+ / 0-)
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        And not MIC jobs. Real, infrastructure jobs.

        "Good morning, brothers Koch. I see you're doing well. If I had me a shotgun, I'd blow you straight to hell." w/apologies to R. Hunter

        by RUKind on Sat Dec 08, 2012 at 08:51:23 PM PST

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        •  Breaking up the Republican tribe by pitting (0+ / 0-)

          the MIC against OIL in a budget fight is deliciously better than 'infrastructure' in that Republican politics rely deeply on both the MIC and OIL.

          Remember also that great infrastructure projects such as the interstate highway system and the internet got their start as military 'defense' programs. Defense spending can be used as the gateway to getting infrastructure programs started that would never be agreed to on their own merit.

          ----- GOP found drowned in Grover Norquist's bathtub.

          When it all goes wrong, hippies and engineers will save us. -- Reggie Watts

          by JimWilson on Sun Dec 09, 2012 at 02:26:27 AM PST

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