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    NoBlueSkies, Observerinvancouver, hbk

    When we were trying to buy a house, I was like, "Instead of buying that new BMW, I could put a down payment on my house that would make the life of our family ten times easier."

    Just the car.

    OTOH, someone earning 100k has almost nothing to gain from supporting a Republican, let alone being one.  

    Half of the things they want to cut will end up pushing the burden onto people like this Republican.

    Streichholzschächtelchen

    by otto on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 09:29:26 AM PDT

    •  Reminds me of a story I heard decades ago (1+ / 0-)
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      about two friends who each had come into $10,000.  One spent his on a truck.  The other used his as a down payment on a house.  The rest is easy to figure out.  

      We must, indeed, all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately. B. Franklin

      by Observerinvancouver on Fri Aug 08, 2014 at 10:35:27 AM PDT

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      •  Decades ago? (0+ / 0-)

        I think the truck might be the better bet now.  At least you can use it to drive to work or earn money doing odd jobs.  And put a cap on it and sleep in it for a lot less than the house.

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