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  •  You are right (3+ / 0-)
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    and now someone is offering to pay (beyond their tax obligation) to fund tours as a public service.

    So is your argument just one of principle?  Congress didnt pass the right bills so people need to be taught a lesson and if some private citizen steps in to offer to pay for things to try and lessen the pain they are thereby minimizing the PAINFUL LESSON that America needs to understand the issue?

    If so, you are essentially arguing that people (who are in no position of power or authority) NEED to suffer and feel the pain of Congress' actions.  No mitigating allowed.

    So if someone offers to pay for Veteran's programs or to keep a local school open, are you going to make the same argument?  NO!  No paying to just keep the veteran rehab clinic in YOUR neighborhood open because Congress is dysfunctional.  Your community's veterans MUST SUFFER until everyone learns!

    I think I am mistating your argument.. or at least I sure as hell HOPE I am .. but I confess.. I do not understand your point.

    Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

    by Wisper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:47:07 AM PST

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    •  no one's doing that (2+ / 0-)
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      So if someone offers to pay for Veteran's programs or to keep a local school open
      mr. strawman

      "I'm sculpting now. Landscapes mostly." ~ Yogi Bear

      by eXtina on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:49:18 AM PST

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      •  I was asking IF you saw this as the same (2+ / 0-)
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        By your logic, I dont understand how you wouldnt respond with the same "Sorry.. thats not how this works Douchebag" argument.

        Veteran's benefits are the cost of running the country... etc etc

        I was just trying to understand how you are differentiating between this guy offering to pay extra money out of his pocket to fund an existing public program (albeit a small one) and other similar things.

        You are clearly against this, as your diary states.  I guess I just dont get it.

        Красота спасет мир --F. Dostoevsky

        by Wisper on Fri Mar 08, 2013 at 09:52:57 AM PST

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