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  •  "What they want is better government" (1+ / 0-)
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    plus, most wealthy have a good sense of value and money being productively utilized. unfortunately, it has been the congress proclivity not to do that for the last 30+ plus years. waste and entitlements are rampant. even those of us who are not wealthy realize our hard earned money will only probably go down a rat hole. and this is the true bipartisanship of congress.

    "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect." ~ Mark Twain

    by VoiceFromIowa on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:29:06 AM PDT

    •  "Down a rat hole" - define please... (1+ / 0-)
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      I guess I hear your concern, but what do you consider, personally, to be a rat hole?

      And if you talk to wealthy Americans, what is the rat hole, according to their perception?

      I'd guess that part of the problem is...

      1.  Wars that don't make us safer
      1.  Pork barrel projects that unfairly benefit one recipient
      1.  Projects that come in over budget and behind schedule.

      As far as the true bipartisanship of Congress, I'm not sure what you're referring to.  Do you have specific examples of wasteful spending by Democrats?

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      by Benintn on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 07:32:53 AM PDT

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      •  I'm sure (some or many) Democrats have (1+ / 0-)
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        voted for all three items on your list....actually, I think those who have not voted for any of those would be a very short list indeed.

        "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

        by Alice in Florida on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:03:25 AM PDT

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        •  Unspecific complaints don't help much. (0+ / 0-)

          And it just muddies the waters.

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          by Benintn on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 08:50:50 AM PDT

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          •  How many Democrats voted against the Iraq (2+ / 0-)
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            war resolution? A handful. How many have voted to cut off funding for Iraq or Afghanistan? Clearly not enough... I think we can all agree war is the biggest "rathole" tax dollars are being wasted on...the other items (except to the extent that they involve "defense" spending) are probably not significant in terms of amount of money. At any rate, the MIC has a firm hold on both parties.

            "All governments lie, but disaster lies in wait for countries whose officials smoke the same hashish they give out." --I.F. Stone

            by Alice in Florida on Mon Sep 27, 2010 at 12:09:52 PM PDT

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            •  Yep. You got it. (0+ / 0-)

              Corporate looting of the government is not so popular among the richest 1%.... because it all goes to an even smaller subgroup.

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              by neroden on Tue Sep 28, 2010 at 12:24:33 AM PDT

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