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(Washington Post)   Not news: Only 39% of Americans view the Simpson-Bowles plan favorably. News: 25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably. Fark: There is no Panetta-Burns plan   (washingtonpost.com) divider line 162
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2012-12-05 06:56:04 AM  
Eight per cent view Panetta-Burns favorably -- not sure if subby is as stupid as people surveyed, or just piling on the joke......
 
2012-12-05 07:14:06 AM  

colinspooky: Eight per cent view Panetta-Burns favorably


and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter
 
2012-12-05 07:22:15 AM  

log_jammin: and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter


Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)
 
2012-12-05 07:28:09 AM  

mamoru: Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)


Oh I know. that's why I didn't go "OMG! U R SO WRONG!!!"
 
2012-12-05 07:29:12 AM  
Another plan hot off the presses. Link, .pdf
 
2012-12-05 07:54:25 AM  
How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.
 
2012-12-05 07:58:47 AM  
and these people vote
 
2012-12-05 08:04:16 AM  
The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.
 
2012-12-05 08:18:32 AM  

mamoru: log_jammin: and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter

Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)


quite...........
 
2012-12-05 08:20:18 AM  
I'm mostly opposed to the "release the hounds" portion of the Panetta-Burns plan.
 
2012-12-05 08:31:13 AM  
Maybe they were saying Panetta Boo-urns?
 
2012-12-05 08:32:56 AM  

Sybarite: I'm mostly opposed to the "release the hounds" portion of the Panetta-Burns plan.


This is why I said I was for it.
 
2012-12-05 08:39:10 AM  
I'm in favor of a Pancetta Bowls plan.

Maybe with some pasta.
 
2012-12-05 08:47:26 AM  
The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.
 
2012-12-05 08:52:47 AM  
*bangs head on desk repeatedly*

MorrisBird: The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.


I suggest trying their cheese danish and hot chocolate plan.

Also, stock up on your insulin.
 
2012-12-05 08:52:57 AM  
I once had panini burns when I tried to iron my shirt while making punch.
 
2012-12-05 08:53:22 AM  
Lunch.
 
2012-12-05 09:27:17 AM  
What I'm getting out of that number is "One person in four is so tired of pollsters that they just make up stuff to mess with them."
 
2012-12-05 09:27:56 AM  

make me some tea: and these people vote


Not only that, but the vast majority voted for either a Democrat or a Republican.
 
2012-12-05 09:29:43 AM  

MorrisBird: How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.


How do I post pictures to Fark? I want to "this" this.
 
2012-12-05 09:30:20 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


So it's the hipster plan?

MorrisBird: The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.


img.photobucket.com

I favor the Pantera-Bread plan myself. It takes things to a new level.
 
2012-12-05 09:30:29 AM  
I could go for Panini Genoa plan right about now.
 
2012-12-05 09:31:26 AM  
25.media.tumblr.com
 
2012-12-05 09:31:30 AM  
I, for the record, throw my support behind the Erskine-Moles plan. Only a fool would disagree with it.
 
2012-12-05 09:31:37 AM  

make me some tea: and these people vote


well, only half the population votes so theres a 50% they don't. 78% of people know that.
 
2012-12-05 09:32:25 AM  
I fully support the Kobayashi-Maru Plan myself.
 
2012-12-05 09:33:14 AM  
If you SO insists on following the Panties-Burn plan, please consult your doctor about STD treatments.
 
2012-12-05 09:33:39 AM  
Well, after winning the White House again, Liberals are being honest that they just want to tax and spend America into oblivion.
 
2012-12-05 09:34:06 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!
 
2012-12-05 09:34:10 AM  
Not taken in account apparently: the fact that a percentage of the American population have a negative opinion of Leon Panetta and would oppose any plan he is associated with, regardless of its content.

/personally I'd cast a wary eye upon it
//does the Panetta-Burns plan originate in North Korea...I hear there is a unicorn lair there
 
2012-12-05 09:34:20 AM  
I tried the Pitney-Bowes plan but it just didn't deliver.
 
2012-12-05 09:34:21 AM  
I wish they would have had party affiliation attached to the responses. Some people still think Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11.
 
2012-12-05 09:34:46 AM  
I fully support the Curtis-Chase-Tap deficit reduction plan.
 
2012-12-05 09:35:08 AM  
Who the f burned the pancetta?
 
2012-12-05 09:35:36 AM  

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


I've researched Indigo-Montoya an found it closely related to a Saul.

Could it be Saul Alinski?
 
2012-12-05 09:36:02 AM  

MorrisBird: How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.


When I was a teenager I naively thought that in the future people wouldn't espouse incorrect facts because they could easily verify them on the internet. How wrong that was. I had a guy telling me last week that the unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia is 0%.
 
2012-12-05 09:36:24 AM  
take the average farker on the street, some sort of math for hours per week. subtract the hours they sleep, hygiene - dress time, commute, work, time for the 100 chores everyone does every week, time for other responsibilities they have in life. average farker has very little time to themselves to keep up with the events of the day, their personal interests/hobbies/recreation and what's going on in the world. and still some jerkoff has to bust peoples balls because they don't know everything about everything. morans. actually, newpaper reporter = elitist morans. the wurst kind of moran.

i spit on elitist newspaper reporter moran. pa-tooooiie!
 
2012-12-05 09:37:08 AM  
Divorced mistresses to Princes of Wales?
 
2012-12-05 09:38:27 AM  

LarryDan43: Could it be Saul Alinski?


Gesundheit!
 
2012-12-05 09:38:41 AM  
I has a sad.
 
2012-12-05 09:39:29 AM  
What do you want to bet that the 25% consists entirely of Honey Boo Boo & Jersey Shore viewers?

\I fully suppport the Snooki-BooBoo deficit reduction plan...
 
2012-12-05 09:40:34 AM  
Something like half of Americans also thing the Fiscal Cliff would increase the deficit. Americans don't know anything about specific bills.
 
2012-12-05 09:41:09 AM  
39% of people favor screwing over the middle class to finance more tax cuts for the rich???

Let's remind ourselves of what the bipartisan Simpson Boyles plan is:

What the co-chairmen are proposing is a mixture of tax cuts and tax increases - tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class. They suggest eliminating tax breaks that, whatever you think of them, matter a lot to middle-class Americans - the deductibility of health benefits and mortgage interest - and using much of the revenue gained thereby, not to reduce the deficit, but to allow sharp reductions in both the top marginal tax rate and in the corporate tax rate.

It will take time to crunch the numbers here, but this proposal clearly represents a major transfer of income upward, from the middle class to a small minority of wealthy Americans. And what does any of this have to do with deficit reduction?

Let's turn next to Social Security. There were rumors beforehand that the commission would recommend a rise in the retirement age, and sure enough, that's what Mr. Bowles and Mr. Simpson do. They want the age at which Social Security becomes available to rise along with average life expectancy. Is that reasonable?

The answer is no, for a number of reasons - including the point that working until you're 69, which may sound doable for people with desk jobs, is a lot harder for the many Americans who still do physical labor.

But beyond that, the proposal seemingly ignores a crucial point: while average life expectancy is indeed rising, it's doing so mainly for high earners, precisely the people who need Social Security least. Life expectancy in the bottom half of the income distribution has barely inched up over the past three decades. So the Bowles-Simpson proposal is basically saying that janitors should be forced to work longer because these days corporate lawyers live to a ripe old age.


Of course, they also want to kill various other pieces of the social safety net. Cuts to Medicaid are heavily mentioned currently.

In an age where we are intentionally devaluing the dollar, they want to also reduce cost of living increases for Social Security. You're not even going to be able to afford the good cat food, people.

It's hard to believe such a large percentage of people are too stupid to realize that all the "fiscal cliff" talk is the current excuse to fark over everyone else all for MOAR TAX CUTS! to benefit the rich.
 
2012-12-05 09:41:16 AM  

beta_plus: Well, after winning the White House again, Liberals are being honest that they just want to tax and spend America into oblivion.


beta_plus

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2012-12-05 09:33:39 AM
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2012-12-05 09:41:19 AM  

iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.

I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!


You keep saying that word, "plan". I do not think it means what you think it means.
 
2012-12-05 09:42:48 AM  
I found that the dog fetches cat video link in the article was more interesting.
 
2012-12-05 09:43:38 AM  
Excellent!
 
2012-12-05 09:44:47 AM  

KrispyKritter: take the average farker on the street, some sort of math for hours per week. subtract the hours they sleep, hygiene - dress time, commute, work, time for the 100 chores everyone does every week, time for other responsibilities they have in life. average farker has very little time to themselves to keep up with the events of the day, their personal interests/hobbies/recreation and what's going on in the world. and still some jerkoff has to bust peoples balls because they don't know everything about everything. morans. actually, newpaper reporter = elitist morans. the wurst kind of moran.

i spit on elitist newspaper reporter moran. pa-tooooiie!


The average Farker spends 117 hours a week on Fark, 23 hours a week fighting in the War on Christmas, and 16 hours a week perpetrating various welfare and Medicare frauds. They have plenty of time to keep abreast of current events.

\also, the average Farker spends only .07 hours a week on hygiene.
 
2012-12-05 09:46:02 AM  
I am all in favor of the Masseth-Testa plan.
/what you haven't heard of it??
//EVERYBODY has heard of it.
 
2012-12-05 09:49:31 AM  

iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.

I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!


Hehhehheh

he's blue
 
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