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  •  Austerity wins because Americans simply tolerate (6+ / 0-)

    it.

    Americans tolerate fr=ar more than any other country: even the friggin Chinese will riot if and when their fuckup government does shit. Americans just lay there and take it, and only get mad when you block their view of the TV.

    I fail to see the difference between this sequester bullshit and a good riot: both are going to damage people directly. The difference would be rioting is people NOT tolerating the fucking bullshit and Austerity is people laying there taking it.

    Voting has failed in a spectacular manner.

    The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

    by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 11:10:30 AM PDT

    •  Seen a lot of chinese (0+ / 0-)

      riots lately?

      •  Was listening to a report of people in some (1+ / 0-)
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        province acting up badly and the offiicals adjusting something or another. Just in the last 2 months or so. I remember finding it odd.

        Sure, even though they get get crushed more often than not,  they still do it more than people here - that's the point. Americans are satisfied for the most part. They'll tolerate anything.

        The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men.

        by xxdr zombiexx on Fri Mar 15, 2013 at 01:44:53 PM PDT

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    •  Actually austerity (2+ / 0-)
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      is used less in the USA than almost anywhere in the world, thankfully. We're in a better situation than Europe.

      That said, we're still going to austerity, with Republicans hawking for cuts, with President Obush refusing to repeal the sequester until he slams teh 47%.

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