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  •  right wing talking points (13+ / 0-)

    on first diary ever

    pew, i smell troll

    fact does not require fiction for balance (proudly a DFH)

    by mollyd on Sun Feb 17, 2013 at 11:25:49 PM PST

    •  Not trolling (0+ / 0-)

      Those 3 examples I cited made jolted me recently.  
      Do people deserve a dignified retirement with adequate compensation?  Yes.
      Is the current government pension benefits level sustainable?  Not according to what I've read.  

      I hate staring at all of these future debts.
      It is unjust that certain employees can retire young and have an easy life.

      Meanwhile, I look at 17 more years until age 65.  

      What is right wing about wanting fiscal sanity?  
      What is right wing about wanting to strip half of the military budget and put people to work building solar arrays across nevada?

      •  Yes you are. (6+ / 0-)

        You're setting me and my fellow civil servants up as the latest version of Reagan's welfare queen.

        Let's talk about the REAL welfare queens like Tim Cook of Apple who keeps 96 billion dollars offshore so he doesn't have to pay Apple's fair share of taxes.

        Let's talk about the banks who received billions of dollars of corporate welfare and in return didn't pay a penny in taxes.

        Let's talk about a 700 billion plus defense budget that drips with so much fat and waste that it makes our pensions look insignificant.

        They're the REAL welfare queens.

        If they paid their fair share of taxes and we reduced military spending the debt would solve itself.

        So take your right wing talking points and stick them.

      •  I earned a degree deconstructing writing. . . (1+ / 0-)
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        Joe Bacon

        . . .and you are no Democrat-fool.  The clues are all over your posts. Take a hike.

        Money ain't free speech and it won't buy you love.

        by waztec on Mon Feb 18, 2013 at 07:25:29 AM PST

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