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2011-04-11 03:29:36 PM

imgod2u: ds394: I have 7 solutions that are guaranteed to work and will never be backed by a politician:

1. Reduce military bases around the world by 50%
2. Discontinue Tax deduction for Real Estate Interest
3. Discontinue Tax deduction for donations
4. Discontinue Subsidies for domestic products
5. Remove Tax Exempt status for Churches
6. Raise Medicare age to 70
7. Raise Social Security age to match Life Expectancy in the US (Currently 78.4)

Between the 7 of them I will piss off at least 98% of everyone in the US.

But at the end of the day we will be 100% fiscally sound.

Oh, and I'd probably be assassinated.

Do you really think so? How much do you think the "Medicare age" will increase the annual Medicare tax income? Do you have any studies showing that predictable results? How about SS income?

Let's say you've managed to decrease the DoD spending -- forgetting the fact that military bases are only a part of the cost of the DoD -- by 50%. That still leaves FY2011 with a ~1.1T deficit.

Let's say you managed to raise SS income and even let that money bleed to help the general budget (currently it's a separate budget). SS income is currently what, $800B for FY2011? Let's say you managed to raise it by 50% (outlandishly optimistic) and use that sum entirely to weigh down the deficit. That's still $700B left for FY2011.

Let's say you managed to raise Medicare income by 50% (again, wildly unrealistic). FY2011's income is what, $900B? So an extra $450B. That's *still* $250B added to the debt even after those wildly drastic moves. And even then, there's still that ~$14T debt with interests that keep on growing.

There's a lot of tough talk from everyone about "why is it so hard to balance the budget? Gimme a pencil, I'll do it". Has anyone come up with numbers that bring us into a positive?


Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)
 
2011-04-11 03:29:44 PM
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FTA: She said she intends to return many times to Iowa, where political insiders say her strength would lie with home-schoolers, abortion opponents, supporters of religious liberty*, and tea party activists.

*as long as you belong to the correct religion

ultraholland: Crazy people usually aren't aware of their craziness.


Actually, crazy people are 100% certain that they are completely sane.

/oh and I'm voting for Weaver95 too
 
2011-04-11 03:30:11 PM

EvilEgg: Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...but we wouldn't have a constitution left once I was done. oh, and most of congress would be dead, in exile or in a jail cell, as would half of SCOTUS and damn near ALL of wall street.

But the budget would be balanced, the war on drugs would be over, and the patriot act would be gone. Gitmo would be closed. troops would be home from afghanistan, iraq and we wouldn't be dropping bombs on libya. companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas. RIAA would be kicked in the balls repeatedly until they stopped being assholes. Net Neutrality would be a f*cking constitutional amendment and Comcast's CEO would be scrubbing toilets in a federal prison.

I figure I'd be assassinated by my third year in office.

So democracy is the only thing standing in the way of improving the country?


No, an uneducated populace and a 24 hour news-tainment cycle are impediments to democracy.
 
2011-04-11 03:30:20 PM

acaciaavenue: Make Medicaid/Medicare patients, people drawing unemployment and WIC take mandatory drug tests every month, kick out the ones who fail. Problem solved.


so wait, your plan for unemployment is still that employees and employers pay into the mandatory insurance system... but if they dare to try to collect some of the money they put in, then we need to add conditions to it?

/conservatism, you kind of miss the mark.
 
2011-04-11 03:30:41 PM

UsikFark: EvilEgg: So democracy is the only thing standing in the way of improving the country?

Especially since corporations are now especially equal citizens.

/did not read the whole thread


Oh, oh. BP for POUSA!
/just cut the middlemen
 
2011-04-11 03:30:45 PM
Michele, name that tune.

/not rly, GTFO Bachmann
 
2011-04-11 03:31:50 PM

Indubitably: Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)


You are hired.
 
2011-04-11 03:32:06 PM

Indubitably: imgod2u: ds394: I have 7 solutions that are guaranteed to work and will never be backed by a politician:

1. Reduce military bases around the world by 50%
2. Discontinue Tax deduction for Real Estate Interest
3. Discontinue Tax deduction for donations
4. Discontinue Subsidies for domestic products
5. Remove Tax Exempt status for Churches
6. Raise Medicare age to 70
7. Raise Social Security age to match Life Expectancy in the US (Currently 78.4)

Between the 7 of them I will piss off at least 98% of everyone in the US.

But at the end of the day we will be 100% fiscally sound.

Oh, and I'd probably be assassinated.

Do you really think so? How much do you think the "Medicare age" will increase the annual Medicare tax income? Do you have any studies showing that predictable results? How about SS income?

Let's say you've managed to decrease the DoD spending -- forgetting the fact that military bases are only a part of the cost of the DoD -- by 50%. That still leaves FY2011 with a ~1.1T deficit.

Let's say you managed to raise SS income and even let that money bleed to help the general budget (currently it's a separate budget). SS income is currently what, $800B for FY2011? Let's say you managed to raise it by 50% (outlandishly optimistic) and use that sum entirely to weigh down the deficit. That's still $700B left for FY2011.

Let's say you managed to raise Medicare income by 50% (again, wildly unrealistic). FY2011's income is what, $900B? So an extra $450B. That's *still* $250B added to the debt even after those wildly drastic moves. And even then, there's still that ~$14T debt with interests that keep on growing.

There's a lot of tough talk from everyone about "why is it so hard to balance the budget? Gimme a pencil, I'll do it". Has anyone come up with numbers that bring us into a positive?

Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)


Oops.

I forgot numberds and repeated.

Five.

;)
 
2011-04-11 03:32:32 PM

bunner: It's amazing what a circle-jerk Fark has become for 20-something internet cafe libtards who's personal God is government, their savior is Obama, and their official religion is to hate conservatives... The Kos retardation has spawned an offspring with all the Derp, and half the thought process to write anything other than the latest twat/coont joke they heard on Bill Mahr's latest whining screed.

Needs more harrumph.


EXACTLY!!!!....{schlurrrppppp)
hhsdrama.com
 
2011-04-11 03:32:49 PM

ultraholland: Impudent Domain: Here comes the left wing hate machine.

It better be a fuel-efficient hybrid.


It is, but the traction control software is so good you can't have any funny drifting over the little itty-bitty fluffy republican bunnies.
 
2011-04-11 03:33:43 PM

bunner: Indubitably: Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)

You are hired.


Yay!

Wait, does that come with a target on my back?

Yes?

Phukket.

Yay!~

;)
 
2011-04-11 03:34:17 PM
Has anyone given their support to Weaver95 for prez yet?

/mad props
//'speck knuckles
 
2011-04-11 03:34:44 PM
Michele Bachmann is 10 pounds of crazy in a five pound bag.
 
2011-04-11 03:34:45 PM
Well, sure. Did you know she "found" $600,000,000,000.00 in "hidden" spending in the health care reform law?
 
2011-04-11 03:36:54 PM

Needlessly Complicated: I hope part of her plan includes getting some rest... cuz frankly, she looks kinda tired.


26.media.tumblr.com
 
2011-04-11 03:36:57 PM

Weaver95: EvilEgg:
So democracy is the only thing standing in the way of improving the country?

do you want democracy or do you want efficiency? Because it's one or the other.


Why can't we not have both?

upload.wikimedia.org
 
2011-04-11 03:37:27 PM
2farknfunny: It is, but the traction control software is so good you can't have any funny drifting over the little itty-bitty fluffy republican bunnies.

In that case I don't want it. I mean I could slap some bald tires on it and maybe try to disable the traction control, but I want my left wing hate machine ready to tear shiat up right off the showroom floor.
 
2011-04-11 03:37:55 PM

theknuckler_33: Well, sure. Did you know she "found" $600,000,000,000.00 in "hidden" spending in the health care reform law?


If she was ever let loose at a board meeting for an Fortune 500 company, they'd find about the same sperm count "hidden" in her.
 
2011-04-11 03:39:06 PM

Indubitably: imgod2u: ds394: I have 7 solutions that are guaranteed to work and will never be backed by a politician:

1. Reduce military bases around the world by 50%
2. Discontinue Tax deduction for Real Estate Interest
3. Discontinue Tax deduction for donations
4. Discontinue Subsidies for domestic products
5. Remove Tax Exempt status for Churches
6. Raise Medicare age to 70
7. Raise Social Security age to match Life Expectancy in the US (Currently 78.4)

Between the 7 of them I will piss off at least 98% of everyone in the US.

But at the end of the day we will be 100% fiscally sound.

Oh, and I'd probably be assassinated.

Do you really think so? How much do you think the "Medicare age" will increase the annual Medicare tax income? Do you have any studies showing that predictable results? How about SS income?

Let's say you've managed to decrease the DoD spending -- forgetting the fact that military bases are only a part of the cost of the DoD -- by 50%. That still leaves FY2011 with a ~1.1T deficit.

Let's say you managed to raise SS income and even let that money bleed to help the general budget (currently it's a separate budget). SS income is currently what, $800B for FY2011? Let's say you managed to raise it by 50% (outlandishly optimistic) and use that sum entirely to weigh down the deficit. That's still $700B left for FY2011.

Let's say you managed to raise Medicare income by 50% (again, wildly unrealistic). FY2011's income is what, $900B? So an extra $450B. That's *still* $250B added to the debt even after those wildly drastic moves. And even then, there's still that ~$14T debt with interests that keep on growing.

There's a lot of tough talk from everyone about "why is it so hard to balance the budget? Gimme a pencil, I'll do it". Has anyone come up with numbers that bring us into a positive?

Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)


Ummm, like I said. Do you have analytical numbers for those? What specific changes to current law would you make and what are your projections on their effect, both near and long term on the budget?

It's easy to bullet point "things I support" and far more difficult to actually show to some degree of predictable success whether it'd work.

For instance, did you know that despite the marginal and capital gains tax rate on "the rich" -- whether they were high or low -- for the most part, the multi-millionaires of this country has never paid more than ~10% of the tax revenue? Did you know that 2007 was the year -- despite having the lowest tax rates in the history of the U.S. -- that brought in record federal revenues from both capital gains tax and marginal income tax?

So how exactly would you "tax the rich"? We've tried raising taxes...didn't really work. Not that I disagree with the general notion.

How about corporatocracy? What exactly would you change? No more limited liability? Tariffs? How about a national sales tax? We've already got one of the highest corporate income taxes in the world. Of course, most mega-corporations never pay it....

What about the Wall Street bullet? What exact policies would you change with regards to the stock market? How would it increase revenue?
 
2011-04-11 03:39:20 PM

Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...but we wouldn't have a constitution left once I was done. oh, and most of congress would be dead, in exile or in a jail cell, as would half of SCOTUS and damn near ALL of wall street.

But the budget would be balanced, the war on drugs would be over, and the patriot act would be gone. Gitmo would be closed. troops would be home from afghanistan, iraq and we wouldn't be dropping bombs on libya. companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas. RIAA would be kicked in the balls repeatedly until they stopped being assholes. Net Neutrality would be a f*cking constitutional amendment and Comcast's CEO would be scrubbing toilets in a federal prison.

I figure I'd be assassinated by my third year in office.


I'm sorry to say I agree with you enough that I'd probably vote for you, but disagree with you enough that I'd probably also be the one to assassinate you.
 
2011-04-11 03:39:26 PM

I Like Shiny Things: Wow.

Can we get any more hate speech about this woman?

Any more personal attacks?


The trouble is that you have redefined "hate speech" to mean "you said something I don't like." It isn't hate speech to comment on a fact. Bachmann is not sane. Calling her insane is not hate speech. It's the truth.


Any more generalizations about republicans?


In this case, only about the idiots who defend crazy people. I'm talkin' to you, son.

I think we need typical fark comments about white people in the south to round out this discussion.

You brought that up. The rest of them were talking about a nut in the north.

Just don't say anything bad about the Japanese tho - or your stuff will get deleted.

Again, wholly irrelevant to the topic at hand.

I note with interest that rather than defend her (don't worry, I know, she's not defendable) you instead launched weird southern-Japanese attacks that have nothing whatsoever to do with the article or the thread. That's pretty good evidence that you can't think of a way to defend Bachmann (at least, not one that wouldn't out you as a moron, which you took care of in other ways) and are hoping to obfuscate the fact that she's not defendable by hurling a bunch of crap at the thread and hoping some of it sticks.
 
2011-04-11 03:40:14 PM

Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...but we wouldn't have a constitution left once I was done. oh, and most of congress would be dead, in exile or in a jail cell, as would half of SCOTUS and damn near ALL of wall street.

But the budget would be balanced, the war on drugs would be over, and the patriot act would be gone. Gitmo would be closed. troops would be home from afghanistan, iraq and we wouldn't be dropping bombs on libya. companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas. RIAA would be kicked in the balls repeatedly until they stopped being assholes. Net Neutrality would be a f*cking constitutional amendment and Comcast's CEO would be scrubbing toilets in a federal prison.

I figure I'd be assassinated by my third year in office.


you are my fark hero.
where do we send the campaign checks??
 
2011-04-11 03:42:10 PM
I'd love to see Bachman as the GOP nominee!

/I'm a Democrat
//4 more years
 
2011-04-11 03:42:35 PM
Lemme tighten up this entire political climate we've schlepped through for the last thirty years.

Remember how this, and most other countries, was/were formed when the poor and screwed got together and said "screw it, let's shake the etch a sketch"?

Guess what time it is.

History.

The broccoli on your plate that isn't sugar coated but is necessary for your health.
 
2011-04-11 03:42:48 PM
I think one thing I'd like to see that nobody will ever suggest is a standard of living tariff... we've decided here that there is a minimum standard for which work should be rewarded... minimum wage wont let you live well, but you can keep a roof over your head, some cheap food in your stomach, and have some access to healthcare... in nations that use slave-labor or the lao-gai system in China, we should take the wage at which they pay people, calculate the local wage it would take to meet the minimum standard here in the US, then charge a tariff for the difference. We should use that tariff to help retrain workers from companies that move jobs overseas and to help public works projects that help with job matching (welfare to work, mass transit, etc).
 
2011-04-11 03:43:55 PM
How long would it take to nuke the East and West coasts? Not long I imagine. Hell, the Iranian troll may take care of that before the next election.
 
2011-04-11 03:43:58 PM

Je5tEr: More Americans bother to vote for American Idol than do in general elections, so that sounds like a fair assessment.


We need to eliminate all the bullshiat with Diebold selling secret results to the high bidder and butterfly ballots.

"Dancing with Congress."

You text in your vote. You can vote as many times as you want, but each vote cost .99 cents.

We'd get record numbers of voters, and could call ourselves the champions of democracy! Of course, we'd still get the same leaders we get now (the flashiest dressers, smoothest talkers, and ones who pay for the most advertising) AND we'd generate millions to put back into the economy.

Win win WIN!
 
2011-04-11 03:45:17 PM

Weaver95: EvilEgg:
So democracy is the only thing standing in the way of improving the country?

do you want democracy or do you want efficiency? Because it's one or the other.


and how is the war on drugs, gitmo, iraq, libya, afghanistan, mexico, etc democracy again? banning collective bargaining?
seriously ????
 
2011-04-11 03:45:34 PM

Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...but we wouldn't have a constitution left once I was done. oh, and most of congress would be dead, in exile or in a jail cell, as would half of SCOTUS and damn near ALL of wall street.

But the budget would be balanced, the war on drugs would be over, and the patriot act would be gone. Gitmo would be closed. troops would be home from afghanistan, iraq and we wouldn't be dropping bombs on libya. companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas. RIAA would be kicked in the balls repeatedly until they stopped being assholes. Net Neutrality would be a f*cking constitutional amendment and Comcast's CEO would be scrubbing toilets in a federal prison.

I figure I'd be assassinated by my third year in office.


+1
 
2011-04-11 03:45:55 PM

imgod2u: Indubitably: imgod2u: ds394: I have 7 solutions that are guaranteed to work and will never be backed by a politician:

1. Reduce military bases around the world by 50%
2. Discontinue Tax deduction for Real Estate Interest
3. Discontinue Tax deduction for donations
4. Discontinue Subsidies for domestic products
5. Remove Tax Exempt status for Churches
6. Raise Medicare age to 70
7. Raise Social Security age to match Life Expectancy in the US (Currently 78.4)

Between the 7 of them I will piss off at least 98% of everyone in the US.

But at the end of the day we will be 100% fiscally sound.

Oh, and I'd probably be assassinated.

Do you really think so? How much do you think the "Medicare age" will increase the annual Medicare tax income? Do you have any studies showing that predictable results? How about SS income?

Let's say you've managed to decrease the DoD spending -- forgetting the fact that military bases are only a part of the cost of the DoD -- by 50%. That still leaves FY2011 with a ~1.1T deficit.

Let's say you managed to raise SS income and even let that money bleed to help the general budget (currently it's a separate budget). SS income is currently what, $800B for FY2011? Let's say you managed to raise it by 50% (outlandishly optimistic) and use that sum entirely to weigh down the deficit. That's still $700B left for FY2011.

Let's say you managed to raise Medicare income by 50% (again, wildly unrealistic). FY2011's income is what, $900B? So an extra $450B. That's *still* $250B added to the debt even after those wildly drastic moves. And even then, there's still that ~$14T debt with interests that keep on growing.

There's a lot of tough talk from everyone about "why is it so hard to balance the budget? Gimme a pencil, I'll do it". Has anyone come up with numbers that bring us into a positive?

Yeah.

1) Pay your *fair* share, richies. Your "strained" existence under appropriate taxes could still feed, clothe, and house a small town...

2) End the corporatocracy.

3) Reevaluate military spending (sorry MIC).

4) Stop fellating Wall Street and banking.

5) Live locally and sustainably.

6) Punish those deserving punishment, not "criminal-lite".

7) TAX RELIGION, specifically the Catholictocracy, muthafarka.

Done.

Next?

;)

Ummm, like I said. Do you have analytical numbers for those? What specific changes to current law would you make and what are your projections on their effect, both near and long term on the budget?

It's easy to bullet point "things I support" and far more difficult to actually show to some degree of predictable success whether it'd work.

For instance, did you know that despite the marginal and capital gains tax rate on "the rich" -- whether they were high or low -- for the most part, the multi-millionaires of this country has never paid more than ~10% of the tax revenue? Did you know that 2007 was the year -- despite having the lowest tax rates in the history of the U.S. -- that brought in record federal revenues from both capital gains tax and marginal income tax?

So how exactly would you "tax the rich"? We've tried raising taxes...didn't really work. Not that I disagree with the general notion.

How about corporatocracy? What exactly would you change? No more limited liability? Tariffs? How about a national sales tax? We've already got one of the highest corporate income taxes in the world. Of course, most mega-corporations never pay it....

What about the Wall Street bullet? What exact policies would you change with regards to the stock market? How would it increase revenue?


Specifics, yo?

This is Fark.

I'm not getting paid for this, and you want me to write a thesis?

Pay up, and I'll write.

Until then, you'll just have to take what I give you. Think for yourself.

In bits.

P.S. If I had ACTUAL power, my list would suffice, yo. 'Cuz beneath the bits would be my team of actuaries actuating and crunching the fives. Until then, you only get vagaries.
 
2011-04-11 03:46:08 PM

bunner: Lemme tighten up this entire political climate we've schlepped through for the last thirty years.

Remember how this, and most other countries, was/were formed when the poor and screwed got together and said "screw it, let's shake the etch a sketch"?

Guess what time it is.

History.

The broccoli on your plate that isn't sugar coated but is necessary for your health.


(Hint: at the head and the resulting leaders of both this country and the countries that were formed from many other revolutions were still rich, land-owning aristocrats)

Was the United States of America a marked improvement over bat-loony King George? Sure. But let's not have rosy goggle when it comes to what really happened: the rich on this side of the pond decided to stop taking orders from the rich on the other side of the pond; poor people are and have always been, led and foddered.
 
2011-04-11 03:47:09 PM

garandman1a: How long would it take to nuke the East and West coasts? Not long I imagine. Hell, the Iranian troll may take care of that before the next election.


um what? rest of country would fall apart without the coasts to pay all the bills.
 
2011-04-11 03:47:34 PM
Dear Ms. Bat-Shait Bachmann,

There is a saying where I come from: "Put Up or Shut Up."

Trying running on the R or Tea Bag Party and see if you win the White House. And if by Satan's chance you do win, you will find out that being POTUS is not the same thing as being a dictator. You have that whole Congress to deal with. And unless all its members have an R in their title, you won't get as much done as you think.

Signed,

Reality.
 
2011-04-11 03:47:37 PM

imgod2u: (Hint: at the head and the resulting leaders of both this country and the countries that were formed from many other revolutions were still rich, land-owning aristocrats)

Was the United States of America a marked improvement over bat-loony King George? Sure. But let's not have rosy goggle when it comes to what really happened: the rich on this side of the pond decided to stop taking orders from the rich on the other side of the pond; poor people are and have always been, led and foddered.


Hey, boys, we gawt us a READER!
 
2011-04-11 03:48:11 PM
I read the headline and thought numbers were pointing to her not being re elected to her current seat.
 
2011-04-11 03:48:22 PM

Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...


I like this, but I would also institute a mandatory IQ test for voters. Anyone who wishes to vote in any election must show that they have a basic understanding of reality in addition to the political issues. This would keep stupid people who don't understand the consequences of their choices from farking things up in the first place.
 
2011-04-11 03:49:01 PM
I don't understand why it's so hard to balance the budget... companies like GE made 14B last year, yet owe 0 in taxes... is it really so unreasonable of our government to ask big business to pay for the government that protects the markets in which it operates?
 
2011-04-11 03:49:44 PM

imgod2u


poor people are and have always been, led and foddered.


Hello Mudda, hello Fodder...
 
2011-04-11 03:50:53 PM

firefly212: I don't understand why it's so hard to balance the budget... companies like GE made 14B last year, yet owe 0 in taxes... is it really so unreasonable of our government to ask big business to pay for the government that protects the markets in which it operates?


Well, not if you're a SEKRIT KENYAN MUZLIM SOSHLIST KNEEGRAH COMMIE PINKO SUMMABIT*H!1!!!
 
2011-04-11 03:51:09 PM
Bachmann certainly does NOT "drive liberals crazy". Please, please, PLEASE run for President, you deranged harpy.
 
2011-04-11 03:51:38 PM

BillCo: I got really worried about spending, but not til Obama was elected .


Odd, that.
 
2011-04-11 03:54:39 PM

BraveNewCheneyWorld: Weaver95: Oh I could fix all our problems too...but we wouldn't have a constitution left once I was done. oh, and most of congress would be dead, in exile or in a jail cell, as would half of SCOTUS and damn near ALL of wall street.

But the budget would be balanced, the war on drugs would be over, and the patriot act would be gone. Gitmo would be closed. troops would be home from afghanistan, iraq and we wouldn't be dropping bombs on libya. companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas. RIAA would be kicked in the balls repeatedly until they stopped being assholes. Net Neutrality would be a f*cking constitutional amendment and Comcast's CEO would be scrubbing toilets in a federal prison.

I figure I'd be assassinated by my third year in office.

As long as you're letting the decent people live their lives unmolested you have my vote.


ya, putting people in prison for success, total lack of security, and strong anti-business measures really would be peachy.

Dumbass libs.
 
2011-04-11 03:54:42 PM
I'm sure there are starbursts in the minds of conservative men everywhere when Bachmann lets on that she's an easy one-term-stand.
 
2011-04-11 03:54:44 PM

namatad: Weaver95: EvilEgg:
So democracy is the only thing standing in the way of improving the country?

do you want democracy or do you want efficiency? Because it's one or the other.

and how is the war on drugs, gitmo, iraq, libya, afghanistan, mexico, etc democracy again? banning collective bargaining?
seriously ????


Because socialism!
 
2011-04-11 03:55:13 PM

Indubitably: msannomalley: Is there any way that we can have this woman committed to a mental institution? Seriously. Because being delusional is a symptom of more than one mental illness.

Um, while not a simulpost, it'll do. Five is my number, yo...

Have I ever mentioned publicly I heart you, M?

I do.

Thanks.

;)


P.S. I'm sorry you went away. My intention was not to slap my metaphorical-dick upon yer table. I do respect your mind-only, and I was NOT hitting on you. Best.
 
2011-04-11 03:55:29 PM
Did you know what *I* heard?

I heard the other guys are all A'SCARED of her!

Yup... That's what they're saying!

You know, SOME PEOPLE MIGHT SAY (^) they're just hopeless as a party and should throw in the towel!
 
2011-04-11 03:56:26 PM

Impudent Domain: Here comes the left wing hate machine grown ups.


FIFY
 
2011-04-11 03:56:34 PM

Indubitably: P.S. If I had ACTUAL power, my list would suffice, yo. 'Cuz beneath the bits would be my team of actuaries actuating and crunching the fives. Until then, you only get vagaries.


And this is the problem. What happens if your team of actuaries come back to you and say "this wouldn't work, it'd actually make matters worse"? Would you listen and change your bullet list -- therefore being marked as a "flip flopper" and disappoint everyone you campaigned with or would you stick to your ideals and send the country into hell?

Making decisions before you have the numbers is about as useful as designing a plane before you know how many passengers you'll want to fit. And it's exactly what's wrong with politics.

A whole lot of people -- rightfully so -- have criticized Bachmann for derping "I will make all your problems go away" without any understanding or grasp of the intricacies of the budget and economics.

Imagine, someone with no actual, detailed plan that has been projected to have a positive effect making bullet lists about what should be done that panders to a specific political ideology.......
 
2011-04-11 03:56:47 PM

firefly212: I don't understand why it's so hard to balance the budget... companies like GE made 14B last year, yet owe 0 in taxes... is it really so unreasonable of our government to ask big business to pay for the government that protects the markets in which it operates?


SOCIALIZM!1! WHY DO YOU HAET AMURRIKA?!!! Y?
 
2011-04-11 03:57:22 PM

Weaver95: companies would BLEED for moving jobs overseas.

Bleed? That's being too kind. If Congress cooperated...

I'd make it so that contracting out labor multiplies liability and regulatory requirements, versus offloading liability and dodging regulations. Long-term unemployed and such would ahead of anyone outside the US could be ever considered.

Then whatever exists of special-case visas("highly skilled") would become history. No H1-b's, and any of the tactics/strategies used to get around hiring them.

Voting for/against and showing support/opposition for a labor union protects the individual from any adverse action, whether it is by direct or indirect means. Evidence required is low enough to discourage it from being freely violated.

Then just ask Congress for remaining wedge issues as "the government has no legal or otherwise opinion on (x), and will defer to the states or the private sector" except to maintain/reinstate FDR era banking laws or keep health insurance a cleaner industry.

Finally, repudiate the debt if the IRS still exists, and cant aggressivly pursue international scale tax evasion.
 
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