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(Washington Post)   GOP budget cuts would cost 700,000 jobs. You're REALLY doing it wrong   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 538
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2011-03-14 11:14:13 PM
Now that's some change we can believe in.
 
2011-03-14 11:15:43 PM
Has the GOP been on the right side of ANY issue in the past four years? This is an honest question.
 
2011-03-14 11:17:04 PM
That's a good start.
 
2011-03-14 11:17:18 PM
They didn't mean those jobs. Those jobs are probably socialist pro-union pampered teacher terrorists who want to gay marry your dog and give it a Mexican abortion.

Or something.

/AmIdoingitright?
 
2011-03-14 11:18:18 PM
My job will be one of them. I've already started looking for a new one.
 
2011-03-14 11:20:55 PM
700,000 lost jobs that will create jobs! And prevent Death Panels! And outlaw abortion! And rid us of all the homogays!
 
2011-03-14 11:23:26 PM
Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.
 
2011-03-14 11:27:03 PM

Weaver95: Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.


Sorry for being awake, but I have to say... this is what the people want. The people have kept electing worse and worse representatives who will fark them in the asshole until their assholes are battered, chapped, and prolapsed. The people seem to enjoy this, as long as their idiot representatives pay lip service to whatever the issue of the day is, or say they will abolish something controversial that the voters are told they should disagree with.

So my question is, why not sit back and watch the fun? There aren't enough people left who care, or to do anything about it. America is a lost cause for the foreseeable future.
 
2011-03-14 11:29:11 PM
If they are 700,000 government workers, that's a good start.

/IRS first
 
2011-03-14 11:29:59 PM
Hi, I'm from 1937. I'd like to inform you that, apparently, history repeats itself. Budget cuts from fiscal conservatives during a massive economic recession doesn't improve the economic climate.

*shock*
*awe*
 
2011-03-14 11:32:50 PM
Moody's & Goldman Sachs both agree. And we all know how shamelessly liberally biased both of those companies can be.
 
2011-03-14 11:44:04 PM

Ordell: If they are 700,000 government workers, that's a good start.

/IRS first


They are human beings with families, not "government workers".
 
2011-03-14 11:44:46 PM

eggrolls: Moody's & Goldman Sachs both agree. And we all know how shamelessly liberally biased both of those companies can be.


The Republican position is laid out in the article. Everyone is lying.
 
2011-03-14 11:46:29 PM

Weaver95: Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.


Where in the fark was weaver95 in 2000 etc, sleeping? You were hard core GOP then...voting republican and more afraid about gays in your boy scouts than jobs than stupid shait the GOP was doing.
 
2011-03-14 11:48:37 PM
Ordell: If they are 700,000 government workers, that's a good start.

If you can me, how will I ever make my first million off of your hard earned tax dollars?

/please you don't want the military going around unchecked and unsupervised
//it'd be quite ugly
 
2011-03-14 11:49:28 PM

optikeye: Where in the fark was weaver95 in 2000 etc, sleeping? You were hard core GOP then...voting republican and more afraid about gays in your boy scouts than jobs than stupid shait the GOP was doing.


So you give him shiat for tempering his opinions based on new information and changing circumstances?
 
2011-03-14 11:53:15 PM

Fair_Poopsmith: So you give him shiat for tempering his opinions based on new information and changing circumstances?


No, I'm just honestly curious about the philosophical theophany that has occurred.

Tho I imagine it probably working like this:
1.bp.blogspot.com
 
2011-03-14 11:54:37 PM

optikeye: Fair_Poopsmith: So you give him shiat for tempering his opinions based on new information and changing circumstances?

No, I'm just honestly curious about the philosophical theophany that has occurred.

Tho I imagine it probably working like this:


You think a lot of sweaty, shirtless men moving and grunting in rhythm had something to do with it?
 
2011-03-15 12:00:24 AM

downpaymentblues: eggrolls: Moody's & Goldman Sachs both agree. And we all know how shamelessly liberally biased both of those companies can be.

The Republican position is laid out in the article. Everyone is lying.


In their defense, that's been the fundamental strategy of every election they've won in the last 30 years.
 
2011-03-15 12:15:02 AM

optikeye: Fair_Poopsmith: So you give him shiat for tempering his opinions based on new information and changing circumstances?

No, I'm just honestly curious about the philosophical theophany that has occurred.

Tho I imagine it probably working like this:


Damn, pic's blocked at work.
 
2011-03-15 12:17:43 AM

Fair_Poopsmith: Damn, pic's blocked at work.


Slave galley ship..rowing. From the movie Ben Hurr.
 
2011-03-15 12:22:58 AM

Ordell: If they are 700,000 government workers, that's a good start.

/IRS first


Yes, kill revenue generation. That'll fix the budget even quicker than tax cuts!
 
2011-03-15 12:49:26 AM

FirstNationalBastard: orry for being awake, but I have to say... this is what the people want.


I think there is a difference between what people want and what they are led to believe is happening. I was talking earlier today with Weaver about how the Wisconsin debacle might finally bounce a few heads and make people realize that while they're voting against homogheys and other threats to 1950s alleged values, they're actually voting for smarmy pigfarkers who want to take from you and give to the already rich. I'm not exactly optimistic about this, but I have some hope.

Half of this country is either brainwashed or distracted by so-called wedge issues. Meanwhile a truck is being driven up their ass and they find a way to blame it on a teacher, or in Michigan's case 900 million more taxes on retirees (while eliminating business taxes). Here, check out my flag pin! Something something Jesus, something something I drive an F150 just like you! It's an extremely emotive and entirely hypocritical platform, and god fark me, millions are falling for it despite the preponderance of evidence.

The only hope this nation has is a complete overhaul of our media and critical thinking skills. Great! That shouldn't be too hard!
 
2011-03-15 01:10:40 AM
Repeat (new window)

/why no, I don't have a life.
 
2011-03-15 01:12:39 AM
we should be spending more money, and creating more jobs. That way there's more taxpayers so we'll have more taxes and we'll be able to cut taxes but still have tax money from all those new jobs we created.

Oh, cut our massive military budget too. We don't need to spend all that money on the military, when we should be spending money creating jobs instead.
 
2011-03-15 01:20:12 AM

Sudo_Make_Me_A_Sandwich: Repeat (new window)

/why no, I don't have a life.


Old thread's already closed?
 
2011-03-15 01:21:30 AM

serial_crusher: we should be spending more money, and creating more jobs. That way there's more taxpayers so we'll have more taxes and we'll be able to cut taxes but still have tax money from all those new jobs we created.

Oh, cut our massive military budget too. We don't need to spend all that money on the military, when we should be spending money creating jobs instead.


Military spending creates jobs too.

/Could be better spent though, yes.
 
2011-03-15 01:24:27 AM

optikeye: Weaver95: Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.

Where in the fark was weaver95 in 2000 etc, sleeping? You were hard core GOP then...voting republican and more afraid about gays in your boy scouts than jobs than stupid shait the GOP was doing.


No question that Weaver was a hard core right-winger in the early 2000s. And he's by no means a progressive now. But I don't recall him ever being a Palin-style homophobic. And he deserves respect for openly changing his views on a lot of issues (something that many TF liberals, including myself, are not always so great at).
 
2011-03-15 01:31:45 AM

Lumpmoose: Yes, kill revenue generation. That'll fix the budget even quicker than tax cuts!


LMAO
 
2011-03-15 01:34:13 AM

hitchking: optikeye: Weaver95: Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.

Where in the fark was weaver95 in 2000 etc, sleeping? You were hard core GOP then...voting republican and more afraid about gays in your boy scouts than jobs than stupid shait the GOP was doing.

No question that Weaver was a hard core right-winger in the early 2000s. And he's by no means a progressive now. But I don't recall him ever being a Palin-style homophobic. And he deserves respect for openly changing his views on a lot of issues (something that many TF liberals, including myself, are not always so great at).


jamiedubs.com
LEAVE WEAVER ALONE!

/Seriously, I always enjoy reading what Weaver has had to say. Sometimes I even agree with him. And yes, there has been a... less strident tone of late. Points to anyone who can think things through more than once, and not have a seizure when they come up with a different answer on the second pass.
 
2011-03-15 01:37:40 AM

eggrolls: /Seriously, I always enjoy reading what Weaver has had to say. Sometimes I even agree with him. And yes, there has been a... less strident tone of late. Points to anyone who can think things through more than once, and not have a seizure when they come up with a different answer on the second pass.


I'm glad we agree on Weaver. And your image-based "joke" is as fresh and topical as it is funny!
 
2011-03-15 01:41:14 AM
So, this is the job creation Republicans promised? The GOP was elected on creating jobs and they have yet to create a single one.
 
2011-03-15 01:48:35 AM
All the old people just need to die. At some point. Not right now of course.
 
2011-03-15 01:58:36 AM

Weaver95: Go back to sleep america. this does not concern you. pay no attention to the fact that the Wisconsin Republicans have stripped the local Democrats of their ability to cast votes in their own legislature. Pay no attention to the fact that Comcast is trying to destroy the first amendment. Do not question the ever expanding prison system, or the fact that our laws are becoming harsher and torture is becoming acceptable.

Go back to sleep.


Libtard.
 
2011-03-15 02:05:43 AM

hitchking: eggrolls: /Seriously, I always enjoy reading what Weaver has had to say. Sometimes I even agree with him. And yes, there has been a... less strident tone of late. Points to anyone who can think things through more than once, and not have a seizure when they come up with a different answer on the second pass.

I'm glad we agree on Weaver. And your image-based "joke" is as fresh and topical as it is funny!


It was the first thing that came to mind.
 
2011-03-15 02:07:31 AM
By Lori Montgomery, Monday, February 28, 9:45 AM
 
2011-03-15 02:30:06 AM

hitchking: eggrolls: /Seriously, I always enjoy reading what Weaver has had to say. Sometimes I even agree with him. And yes, there has been a... less strident tone of late. Points to anyone who can think things through more than once, and not have a seizure when they come up with a different answer on the second pass.

I'm glad we agree on Weaver. And your image-based "joke" is as fresh and topical as it is funny!


When I started FARK- I remember he was really concerned about some of the stuff Bush and Co. was doing. Saying things like "Okay this is strike one..." He's a conservative that I do respect, because he has his views, but can look at reality.

But my question is this: At what point do we balance cuts and revenue?
 
2011-03-15 03:56:29 AM

Darth_Lukecash: When I started FARK-



I thought Drew posted under his own name?
 
2011-03-15 05:25:02 AM

Fair_Poopsmith: Has the GOP been on the right side of ANY issue in the past thirty years? This is an honest question.


There we go.
 
2011-03-15 05:26:18 AM
Yep, it's all about "creating jobs" with the GOP... yessiree.
 
2011-03-15 05:26:53 AM
I'm sure they already KNOW that they'd doing it wrong. But in recent years their goals are virtually always the opposite of what they claim their goals are.
 
2011-03-15 05:27:38 AM

eggrolls: Military spending creates jobs too.


but no value
 
2011-03-15 05:37:15 AM

mr lawson: eggrolls: Military spending creates jobs too.

but no value


Are they being paid in fairy money? Are the weapon manufacturers also being paid with fairy money? For every warship launched, people make a living.
 
2011-03-15 05:41:02 AM
If you work for the government: (state or federal)

1. your work may or may not seem valuable to you as an individual. (this is irrelevant)
2. your paycheck comes 100% from tax revenue.
3. you pay less than 100% in individual taxes. so you are a financial burden to society.
4. unemployment benefits come from 100% tax revenue (for ex gov employees)
5. unemployment is less than your current wage/benefits.
6. you are far less a burden to society unemployed than employed.
 
2011-03-15 05:42:15 AM

Ordell: If they are 700,000 government workers, that's a good start.

/IRS first


Seriously, the sooner we cut funding for the national infrastructure, the sooner we take this nation to it's destiny: Derpinstine
 
2011-03-15 05:44:35 AM

Tickle Mittens: Fair_Poopsmith: Has the GOP been on the right side of ANY issue in the past thirty years? This is an honest question.

There we go.


I wouldn't go that far. I want a real answer on this.
 
2011-03-15 05:46:58 AM

bigsteve3OOO: 3. you pay less than 100% in individual taxes. so you are a financial burden to society.


Ttell a judge that he's a financial burden to society.
 
2011-03-15 05:47:25 AM

bigsteve3OOO: If you work for the government: (state or federal)

1. your work may or may not seem valuable to you as an individual. (this is irrelevant)
2. your paycheck comes 100% from tax revenue.
3. you pay less than 100% in individual taxes. so you are a financial burden to society.
4. unemployment benefits come from 100% tax revenue (for ex gov employees)
5. unemployment is less than your current wage/benefits.
6. you are far less a burden to society unemployed than employed.


Your argument is valid if you assume jobs don't add value to society, which is the argument made by people that hate to work for anything. Why do you hate having to earn things? More importantly, why are you in the greatest nation to ever exist if you fundamentally disagree with it's founding principals?
 
2011-03-15 05:50:35 AM

bigsteve3OOO: If you work for the government: (state or federal)

1. your work may or may not seem valuable to you as an individual. (this is irrelevant)
2. your paycheck comes 100% from tax revenue.
3. you pay less than 100% in individual taxes. so you are a financial burden to society.
4. unemployment benefits come from 100% tax revenue (for ex gov employees)
5. unemployment is less than your current wage/benefits.
6. you are far less a burden to society unemployed than employed.


This is what sociopaths believe..
 
2011-03-15 05:52:49 AM
They are not interested in jobs. They are not interested in the economy, they are not interested in the American people, they are not interested in the deficit or the budget, they are not interested in leadership, management, or good government.

They only want to win elections.

They win elections by crippling their opponent's campaign operations, from funding to voter registration. They are attacking, quite directly, liberal causes, sources and supporters in a simultaneous multi-front operation that can only seen as "political total war" (this is going on in about 12 northern states now -- Democrat strongholds).

Total war, as in take out everything that enables the enemy to continue fighting: His resources, his supply lines, his communications, his people, his funding/capital/property and his industrial capacity. By doing so, the Republicans hope to literally wipe the Democrats off the political map and ensure a permanent conservative majority. Then, they can do whatever fascist thing they please.

Tyrannies do not operate on greed, they operate on fear. The Republicans are doing this because they are absolutely terrified of Obama and the healthcare bill. The Fox News rhetoric has rendered them incapable of civil discussion and now they are just shrill demagogues convinced that Obama is single-handedly destroying America. They won a slim majority in November and they want to use this two year window to stop the Democrats from ever obtaining power ever again. That's what this is about.

It's a looming Civil War.

Maybe this is what John Titor was warning us about. According to him, the Republicans won.
 
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