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  •  And calling me heartless (1+ / 0-)
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    Dr Swig Mcjigger

    only suggests you don't have an actual response to my point.

    The comparison is accurate.  Don't shoot the messenger.

    I'm sorry about your situation, I really am. But the "no cuts ever ever ever ever" mentality still needs to go if we're ever going to solve the problem.

    And just so you can't accuse me of dodging your question, yes, I have a job.  I like to think that I'm not a hypocrite; however, that my beliefs are not subject to my situation.

    "The future of man is not one billion of us fighting over limited resources on a soon-to-be dead planet. . .I won't go back into the cave for anyone."

    by Whimsical on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 06:58:19 AM PST

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    •  I just responded to your point (3+ / 0-)
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      RenMin, trumpeter, fuzzyguy

      by saying "no cuts ever ever ever" and that mentality isn't going anywhere.

      There are well-documented ways to "solve" this "problem". Tomorrow. And until those are put on the table instead of CUTS, the only hypocrisy is pretending that Cuts Are The Only Way.

      I wouldn't call you a hypocrite by suggesting your beliefs aren't subject to your situation. But that tells me right there that you're well-enough off that you don't have to worry about Social Security at all. So I think the word "heartless" is pretty apropos.

      Well, unless you're not well-off financially. You never did answer that question.

      It is time to #Occupy Media.

      by lunachickie on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:05:39 AM PST

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      •  You're quite mistaken -I'm not well off. (1+ / 0-)
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        Dr Swig Mcjigger

        And neither is my CPA dad, who is in a nursing home paid for by SS/Medicare. And who considers the Democrats "damn fools" for not trading chained CPI for higher tax rates on the rich.

        And I'm not pretending that cuts are the ONLY way to solve the problem.  I'm just being realistic and pointing out that pretending that we should "never ever ever ever" make cuts is being unrealistic and wont solve the problem- at all.

        "The future of man is not one billion of us fighting over limited resources on a soon-to-be dead planet. . .I won't go back into the cave for anyone."

        by Whimsical on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 07:09:52 AM PST

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    •  Before I accept your argument (5+ / 0-)

      You must enlighten me: what is this "problem" that needs to be solved by "cuts"?

      "[W]e shall see the reign of witches pass over . . . and the people, recovering their true spirit, restore their government to its true principles." Jefferson

      by RenMin on Thu Jan 03, 2013 at 08:45:28 AM PST

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