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  •  Sequester is the opposite of tax and spend. (0+ / 0-)

    President Obama wants to tax and spend and GOP stops that, thank Cayman.

    guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

    by 88kathy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:49:11 PM PDT

    •  Money is for spending. Taxes are to make it (3+ / 0-)
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      circulate, to make it recycle through the Treasury, where it originally comes from, so we don't keep having to make more.
      Congress is trying to ration dollars and, as always happens in response to rationing, hoarders hoard. At present, Wall Street is hoarding over two trillion. That's equivalent to our entire medical care expenditures for a year. And that's not counting the dollars they just pass around speculating in stocks and derivatives and other novelties.
      This is not new. Slowing the dollar down has been going on for a long time.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 10:57:04 PM PDT

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      •  What I was saying is sequester is what the GOP (3+ / 0-)
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        has advocated all along. How can they hang it on President Obama, the 'tax and spend guy'?

        We should just tell them in their whiny blame antics, no we are the tax and spend bunch. The sequester is your idea.

        guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

        by 88kathy on Wed Apr 24, 2013 at 11:03:11 PM PDT

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        •  We should note that they've got the sequence (1+ / 0-)
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          wrong. First we spend and then we tax.
          But then, I suspect that the Party of No is sequentially challenged. That is, they do not know what comes first and what comes second.

          Wrong way Republicans.

          We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

          by hannah on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 02:17:23 AM PDT

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          •  I think that they know what they are doing (2+ / 0-)
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            they want less government.  Reducing revenues means that there is less $ to spend.  So they cut taxes.  They then argue that we can't afford the services because there is not the $ for it.

            •  Their adventure wars were Dine and Dash. (1+ / 0-)
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              Now we are stuck in the kitchen doing their dishes.

              guns are fun v. hey buddy, watch what you are doing -- which side are you on?

              by 88kathy on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 07:28:43 AM PDT

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            •  They don't 'do.' They give orders and the (0+ / 0-)

              'takers' are supposed to take them. Dollars are certificates of obligation -- what is owed. The 'no' partisans want to own, not owe.
              Besides that, the citizenry needs to be punished for not having voted right.

              We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

              by hannah on Thu Apr 25, 2013 at 04:10:17 PM PDT

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