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  •  So you're saying (5+ / 0-)

    ~I don't care about towns, cities or states--let 'em tank.
    ~I don't care about the hard-earned pensions of the people who patrol the streets, put out the fires, collect the garbage, clean the parks, teach my kids--let 'em tank.
    ~I don't care about veterans, their health or their families--let 'em tank.
    ~I don't care about anybody who does work for the federal government--whether they have jobs, or they work for someone who has a contract with the gov't--let 'em tank.
    ~I don't care about the higher interest we'll all pay on everything--from student loans to credit cards to mortgages to car loans--let 'em tank.
    ~I ESPECIALLY don't care about the poor, who will pay the price, first and hardest--let 'em tank.

    For the record, I'm not at all certain they'll come to an agreement before the deadline.  We're dealing with people who are too misinformed to realize that this is real.  But it is.

    Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

    by SottoVoce on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 04:30:49 AM PDT

    •  When one is immersed in the privilege (1+ / 0-)
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      of race and class, one can just say "fuck 'em."

    •  Creatively misquoting people is (2+ / 0-)
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      SottoVoce, PhilK

      . . . one of the worst forms of internet bulllying. Cut it out. Speak for yourself.

      I used to be Snow White. And then I drifted. - Mae West

      by CherryTheTart on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 05:18:00 AM PDT

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      •  ok, fair enough. I'll rephrase it: (4+ / 0-)

        ~A default would have a disastrous effect on towns, cities and states.
        ~A default would decimate the hard-earned pensions of the people who patrol the streets, put out the fires, collect the garbage, clean the parks, teach my kids.
        ~A default would put at serious risk veterans, their health or their families.
        ~A default would cause immediate and perhaps long-term financial hardship to anybody who does work for the federal government--whether they have jobs, or they work for someone who has a contract with the gov't.
        ~In case of default, we will all pay higher interest on everything--from student loans to credit cards to mortgages to car loans.
        ~If we default the poor, will pay the price, first and hardest.

        For the record, I'm not at all certain they'll come to an agreement before the deadline.  We're dealing with people who are too misinformed to realize that this is real.  But it is.  

        Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. --Mark Twain

        by SottoVoce on Thu Jul 28, 2011 at 05:25:36 AM PDT

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    •  Hey look (1+ / 0-)
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      PhilK

      A straw man with a small penis!

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