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    JG in MD, zaka1

    maybe then Americans will realize that once again, they've been stampeded like lemmings into a panic by a media that manufactures sensationalism out of nothing and politicians who want to intimidate us into doing what THEY want.
    Because the IRS has not yet even started to put into place the mechanisms, forms, computer adjustments, notifications, etc to raise taxes on ANYTHING starting Jan 1, and won't get its bureaucratic ass in gear to be able to do so for several months. So those of you expecting $2100 in extra taxes to be taken out of your first paycheck of 2013, sorry, go spend that money on belated Xmas gifts.
    Because before the US government can shell out $3 more a gallon for milk it  has to get AUTHORIZATION for the extra expenditures to pay for it -- the House has to come up with a budget proposal that specifically designates what government agency handles the payments, what government arm is providing the cash, how its to be disbursed, etc. Yeah, I can see the Republican House jumping on this right away and getting it done ASAP. So don't go wild buying all the milk you can before Jan 1 -- you'll wind up throwing most of it away (but good opportunity for a nice milk bath).
    Because Americans know NOTHING about the nuts and bolts of how their government is run, and of the political currents that manuever our laws out of sight of the public, they get all wound up whenever they hear the government is going to take away some of their precious material goods or money -- no need for facts, no need for explanations, just have some blowhard go on the media and say "YOU ARE GOING TO LOSE SOMETHING IMMEDIATELY UNLESS YOU LET US DO WHAT WE WANT!!!" and presto!
    Instant cliff for the lemmings to leap off!

    Ash-sha'b yurid isqat an-nizzam!

    by fourthcornerman on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 12:02:10 PM PST

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