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2012-12-31 08:04:17 PM  

Nutsac_Jim: They just aren't going to vote on it tonight so they don't have to say the voted for a tax increase. They can just vote at noon the next day


We need to set up a mechanism that shocks each one of them in the nuts when they later tout how they voted to decrease taxes on the middle class in 2013.
 
2012-12-31 08:04:59 PM  

Coastalgrl: NewportBarGuy: Coastalgrl: Do you know if any of this cliff nonsense has impact on retirement accounts? Mine are mostly in bonds.

If I lose it, it's not a huge deal. Just forgot to do something with it after I left my last job.

I have no idea. They are promising to come to a deal, but until they do, those are just words. They really screwed me when almost the exact thing played out last summer. They had to work something out or we were going to get a credit downgrade... Well, they f*cked that up and the market reacted violently. We'll probably know at the end of the week. If you are in bonds, you're probably fine through all this. I went to bonds myself to just wait this out. I don't have much, but it's a significant amount to me, and I'm not trusting them to do the right thing this time.

Thanks for the heads up. I've been meaning to do something with it since I left federal service for school. I might want to return so I'll keep my account with them but all it takes is a phone call to dump the small percentage in stocks into bonds.


How soon do you plan to retire? If it's not going to be any time soon, you can probably ride it out without moving your investment to bonds. Furthermore, if you can afford to put money into the stock market after it nosedives due to going off the cliff, you'll probably get a better ROI since the stock will most likely be undervalued at the time of purchase.

/looking to retire in ~40 years
//still mostly invested in growth stocks
 
2012-12-31 08:06:52 PM  

anfrind: Coastalgrl: NewportBarGuy: Coastalgrl: Do you know if any of this cliff nonsense has impact on retirement accounts? Mine are mostly in bonds.

If I lose it, it's not a huge deal. Just forgot to do something with it after I left my last job.

I have no idea. They are promising to come to a deal, but until they do, those are just words. They really screwed me when almost the exact thing played out last summer. They had to work something out or we were going to get a credit downgrade... Well, they f*cked that up and the market reacted violently. We'll probably know at the end of the week. If you are in bonds, you're probably fine through all this. I went to bonds myself to just wait this out. I don't have much, but it's a significant amount to me, and I'm not trusting them to do the right thing this time.

Thanks for the heads up. I've been meaning to do something with it since I left federal service for school. I might want to return so I'll keep my account with them but all it takes is a phone call to dump the small percentage in stocks into bonds.

How soon do you plan to retire? If it's not going to be any time soon, you can probably ride it out without moving your investment to bonds. Furthermore, if you can afford to put money into the stock market after it nosedives due to going off the cliff, you'll probably get a better ROI since the stock will most likely be undervalued at the time of purchase.

/looking to retire in ~40 years
//still mostly invested in growth stocks


///Keep up the intransigence, and you will see  zero growth in yer whatsits.
 
2012-12-31 08:11:24 PM  

GAT_00: CPT Ethanolic: Going over cliff will change my paycheck by MAYBE $20/week.  Do I really care?

Because it's going to end unemployment benefits for millions, it's going to cut payments to doctors for Medicare, which might cause doctors to drop patients, and while a few bucks might not be much to you, to people who don't have any excess from payday to payday it does matter.


When in danger or in doubt,
run in circles, scream and shout.
 
2012-12-31 08:11:35 PM  

Funk Brothers: Keizer_Ghidorah: Funk Brothers: hawcian: Wait, I'm sorry. The President lambasted Congress for waiting until the last second, which they did, and the Republicans' response is, "Well, he's being mean, so we don't feel like compromising anymore. Enjoy your recession!"

Are you farking kidding me? It is your goddamn jobs you farking asshats! "The President was mean" does not imply that it's okay to (probably) screw over the US economy!

Obama asked for a tax increase. The CBO didn't recommended it.

Compromising is basically losing. I approve of Republican's civil disobedience as this is the highest American tradition is to resist. Eventually we'll get what we want.

You have a better idea for getting the money for paying off the country's debt? You have alternate means of the government getting the money for doing what it's supposed to do? Why do you hate contributing to living in a civilized country?

Get rid of the mortgage tax deduction and several other tax deduction programs. This will increase revenue without raising taxes on the wealthy. I don't think when you're trying to pay your bills and deep in debt that asking the rich should pay more in taxes.


They can afford to pay their fair share of taxes, thank you. Making life harder for the middle class and poor will not solve anything.

Of course, slashing the defense spending will save us a ton of money as well. Unfortunately, Republicans are as adamant about not doing that as they are about protecting the poor picked-on about-to-turn-into-paupers rich people, so we can't really rely on them to come up with anything helpful or meaningful.
 
2012-12-31 08:11:38 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: Going over cliff will change my paycheck by MAYBE $20/week.  Do I really care?


Um... your Social Security tax just went up 2% of your take home.  $20/w x 52 weeks = $1040 a year.  So you're saying 1040 is 2% of your pay?  That would mean you make ~$52,000 a year.  1%er?  heh.

Must suck to make so little.
 
2012-12-31 08:11:38 PM  
: My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max". To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time. When the world was powered by the black fuel. And the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now, swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing. They built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed. Men like Max. The warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything. And became a shell of a man, a burnt out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again...
 
2012-12-31 08:12:01 PM  
they've got another think coming

Who the hell wrote this?

i295.photobucket.com
 
2012-12-31 08:13:45 PM  
And thats what republicans have got...NOTHING!

Surprise , Surprise!
 
2012-12-31 08:15:52 PM  

Cubs300: Funk Brothers: Good.

Boehner should tell Obama there will be no deal unless the tax increases on the rich are taken off the table. Why should we be raising taxes on the rich and let those who are not rich a free pass?

I'll put it in simple numbers. Tax a millionaire an extra 5% and he loses $50,000 to the government . . . .


Tax a millionaire $50,000 and $50,000 disappears from someone who knows how to make millions of dollars and goes to a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians who only know how to buy votes, protect their turf and waste money in ways that would boggle the mind of most honest people.  That money's gone, and if it creates a job or otherwise sustains or nourishes a human being, it will be completely by accident.

If you let the rich keep their money, they will use that money to make more money. If you give that money to poor people, they will use that money to make more poor people.

And that's just the pragmatic argument.  We're not even getting into the moral problem of any group of people taking $50,000 from anyone just because they think they will spend it more intelligently and morally than the  victim taxpayer.

Seriously, just WTF is wrong with you people!  At least when religious zealots try to control people and their property through laws, they've got a voice in their head or a 2000 year old book telling them to do it.  Libtard socialists don't even have that.  All you have to promote your ideas---ideas which have failed every single farking time they've been tried in every modern civilized country--are some vague notions of social justice to gloss over what any honest, rational person would recognize as motives based in envy and misanthropy.
 
2012-12-31 08:16:07 PM  
Does this mean the Democrats won't get their welfare checks?
 
2012-12-31 08:16:25 PM  

Xetal: So the Republican talking point now is that "Obama said mean things so we're not going to vote to do what is best for the country"?

That seems pretty pathetic, really.


You weren't around for the debt ceiling crisis, were you.

AaronSynn: Okay...This is how I heard it. I'm sure you folks will jump on any inaccuracies here....

The Republicans said "ZOMG ZOMG THERE IS A FISCAL CLIFF!!!!111!!!eleventy!"
Obama and the public said "...What? No there isn't..."
The Republicans said "ZOMG  YES THERE IS AND IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN IT  TAXES WILL GO UP"
Obama said "...Well, okay, we were scheduled to look at this anyway, so let's talk."

The Republicans said 'Fine, we'll compromise. You can increase the taxes for everybody who makes more than a million a year'.
Obama said 'Nope. Gotta increase the taxes on everybody making 400-something thousand a year and up.'
Reps said 'No. Taxing the people who make a million or more will be plenty'.
Obama said 'No. If you don't go along with what I said, we'll just have to increase everybody's taxes across the board'.
Reps replied 'yeah. no. There's no need to do that'.
Obama replied 'fine, I'll tax the fark out of everybody, you unreasonable pricks'


FTFY.

/Pretty much what happened
//This is not actually an emergency except for the unemployment\Medicare cuts.
 
2012-12-31 08:18:25 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Does this mean the Democrats won't get their welfare checks?


Naw, it means you can start digging that fauxhole in yor backyard.
 
2012-12-31 08:18:59 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Does this mean the Democrats won't get their welfare checks?


Study the post above yours (from TheAbstractor) for some good troll guidance.

You could have at least called them "DemonCraps" "DemocRats" or the "Democrat Party".

5.40/10

TheAbstractor: At least when religious zealots try to control people and their property through laws, they've got a voice in their head or a 2000 year old book telling them to do it. Libtard socialists don't even have that


You'll get some good ones with that.... 8.35/10
 
2012-12-31 08:19:44 PM  

WTFDYW: GAT_00: CPT Ethanolic: Going over cliff will change my paycheck by MAYBE $20/week.  Do I really care?

Because it's going to end unemployment benefits for millions, it's going to cut payments to doctors for Medicare, which might cause doctors to drop patients, and while a few bucks might not be much to you, to people who don't have any excess from payday to payday it does matter.

THIS. This shiat just pisses me off. I just want to know what Mrs. WTFDYW and me know what to look for when we file taxes.


Thirded.

Idiot scum sucking good for nothing lawyers manufactured this "crisis" for their own political gain. As a result they've basically screwed EVERYONE.
 
2012-12-31 08:20:49 PM  

KrispyKritter: : My life fades. The vision dims. All that remains are memories. I remember a time of chaos. Ruined dreams. This wasted land. But most of all, I remember The Road Warrior. The man we called "Max". To understand who he was, you have to go back to another time. When the world was powered by the black fuel. And the desert sprouted great cities of pipe and steel. Gone now, swept away. For reasons long forgotten, two mighty warrior tribes went to war and touched off a blaze which engulfed them all. Without fuel, they were nothing. They built a house of straw. The thundering machines sputtered and stopped. Their leaders talked and talked and talked. But nothing could stem the avalanche. Their world crumbled. The cities exploded. A whirlwind of looting, a firestorm of fear. Men began to feed on men. On the roads it was a white line nightmare. Only those mobile enough to scavenge, brutal enough to pillage would survive. The gangs took over the highways, ready to wage war for a tank of juice. And in this maelstrom of decay, ordinary men were battered and smashed. Men like Max. The warrior Max. In the roar of an engine, he lost everything. And became a shell of a man, a burnt out, desolate man, a man haunted by the demons of his past, a man who wandered out into the wasteland. And it was here, in this blighted place, that he learned to live again...


And it was in this place, while learning to live again, he created a space in and against the madness of their shared space that thrived on living and loving  everyone. However, he often needed to use a shotgun, of sorts...

To Max, he called it.

And they shot. But it was never as clean as when they were defending people in their homes...

They fought  hard.

*)
 
2012-12-31 08:20:52 PM  

TheAbstractor: Tax a millionaire $50,000 and $50,000 disappears from someone who knows how to make millions of dollars and goes to a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians who only know how to buy votes, protect their turf and waste money in ways that would boggle the mind of most honest people.  That money's gone, and if it creates a job or otherwise sustains or nourishes a human being, it will be completely by accident.


Yeah, it just vanishes up in smoke.

If you let the rich keep their money, they will use that money to make more money. If you give that money to poor people, they will use that money to make more poor people.

Actually, if you give money to poor people, they will use that money to make FEWER people, poor or otherwise. It's one of the rather neat tendencies of humans- the more poor they are, the more kids they have.


Obama ran on taking fifty grand from people making a million bucks. He won. Elections have consequences.

And really, that's all the defense I need.
 
2012-12-31 08:21:29 PM  
Fark Independents crudded up this thread in a hurry.
 
2012-12-31 08:23:38 PM  

Uranus Is Huge!: Fark Independents crudded up this thread in a hurry.


To Crudit
 
2012-12-31 08:25:03 PM  
Funk Brothers Obama is ruining this country. Haven't you seen all the warning signs? Obama was born on the Kingdom of Hawaii. The Kingdom of Hawaii was ruled by a Monarchy/Dictator. This tax increase on the rich is leading us towards the road to dictatorship under Obama and towards a unprecedented third term.


That's it-- no more crack for you. Seriously. When you've had a chance to detox, come back and read what you wrote above. If you're not completely embarassed by it, well, I guess it's true: you can't fix stupid..
 
2012-12-31 08:25:03 PM  

Infernalist: AaronSynn: Okay...This is how I heard it. I'm sure you folks will jump on any inaccuracies here....

The Republicans said 'Fine, we'll compromise. You can increase the taxes for everybody who makes more than a million a year'.
Obama said 'Nope. Gotta increase the taxes on everybody making 400-something thousand a year and up.'
Reps said 'No. Taxing the people who make a million or more will be plenty'.
Obama said 'No. If you don't go along with what I said, we'll just have to increase everybody's taxes across the board'.
Reps replied 'yeah. no. There's no need to do that'.
Obama replied 'fine, I'll tax the fark out of everybody, you unreasonable pricks'

Yeah, pretty much. It's called 'negotiating from a position of strength'. It's what winners do.


It's all good. It was a bush tax cut for the wealthy, on the backs of the poor, so getting rid of it should just cut everyone's taxes and raise them on rich cats......
 
2012-12-31 08:25:27 PM  

Funk Brothers: Keizer_Ghidorah: Funk Brothers: hawcian: Wait, I'm sorry. The President lambasted Congress for waiting until the last second, which they did, and the Republicans' response is, "Well, he's being mean, so we don't feel like compromising anymore. Enjoy your recession!"

Are you farking kidding me? It is your goddamn jobs you farking asshats! "The President was mean" does not imply that it's okay to (probably) screw over the US economy!

Obama asked for a tax increase. The CBO didn't recommended it.

Compromising is basically losing. I approve of Republican's civil disobedience as this is the highest American tradition is to resist. Eventually we'll get what we want.

You have a better idea for getting the money for paying off the country's debt? You have alternate means of the government getting the money for doing what it's supposed to do? Why do you hate contributing to living in a civilized country?

Get rid of the mortgage tax deduction and several other tax deduction programs. This will increase revenue without raising taxes on the wealthy. I don't think when you're trying to pay your bills and deep in debt that asking the rich should pay more in taxes.



You should have read the book with the orcs instead. It would have left you with a much better grip on reality.
 
2012-12-31 08:26:32 PM  

Orange-Pippin: [i.imgur.com image 630x466]


That would be so much funnier if it wasn't so true.
 
2012-12-31 08:27:18 PM  
Is that a promise?!

RTFA

Meh, fark you, subs.
 
2012-12-31 08:30:36 PM  

CPT Ethanolic: Brontes: CPT Ethanolic: Going over cliff will change my paycheck by MAYBE $20/week.  Do I really care?

Because you make up the sum total of the US Economy.

 I'm in the top 1%.  I'm supposed to be the one this hits hardest.  FACT - it doesn't.


Aye, the ones hurt the worst are the ones actually hit by the payroll tax jumping from 4.2 percent to 6.2 percent... for all the talk of how a 4 percent tax hike would screw the wealthy and destroy jobs, nobody gives a damn about jacking up the taxes on the poor... it isn't even part of the conversation.
 
2012-12-31 08:33:00 PM  

anfrind: Coastalgrl: NewportBarGuy: Coastalgrl: Do you know if any of this cliff nonsense has impact on retirement accounts? Mine are mostly in bonds.

If I lose it, it's not a huge deal. Just forgot to do something with it after I left my last job.

I have no idea. They are promising to come to a deal, but until they do, those are just words. They really screwed me when almost the exact thing played out last summer. They had to work something out or we were going to get a credit downgrade... Well, they f*cked that up and the market reacted violently. We'll probably know at the end of the week. If you are in bonds, you're probably fine through all this. I went to bonds myself to just wait this out. I don't have much, but it's a significant amount to me, and I'm not trusting them to do the right thing this time.

Thanks for the heads up. I've been meaning to do something with it since I left federal service for school. I might want to return so I'll keep my account with them but all it takes is a phone call to dump the small percentage in stocks into bonds.

How soon do you plan to retire? If it's not going to be any time soon, you can probably ride it out without moving your investment to bonds. Furthermore, if you can afford to put money into the stock market after it nosedives due to going off the cliff, you'll probably get a better ROI since the stock will most likely be undervalued at the time of purchase.

/looking to retire in ~40 years
//still mostly invested in growth stocks


Im also looking at a 34 to 40 year timeframe.

I've lined up some potential stocks that I'm looking at but I don't have the income anymore to play roulette with my nest egg. But I know I need to make some smart investments if i want to be comfortable in the long term.
 
2012-12-31 08:34:13 PM  

Indubitably: Uranus Is Huge!: Fark Independents crudded up this thread in a hurry.

To Crudit


Crud/cred, you gotta admit that's debatable, no, jackhat?
 
2012-12-31 08:34:23 PM  
I will be very interested to see how LITTLE the Richpublicans actually have to give up in the final deal, and how MUCH they'll whine about even THAT amount. Selfish clowns. They actually believe the Tea Party line.

But hey, as long as they can send their kiddies to their Christian academies, they couldn't care less about what happens to public education.
And as long as they can drive their monster SUVs, they couldn't care less about the crumbling roads that stay pot-holed because there's nothing in the public treasury that will get them fixed.

"Boo-hoo, the president that poor people voted for was mean to the Congress that we rich people voted for!"
 
2012-12-31 08:35:10 PM  

cig-mkr: CPT Ethanolic: Brontes: CPT Ethanolic: Going over cliff will change my paycheck by MAYBE $20/week.  Do I really care?

Because you make up the sum total of the US Economy.

 I'm in the top 1%.  I'm supposed to be the one this hits hardest.  FACT - it doesn't.

And you don't worry about the tax on dividends? Going up from 15% to ~ 43% because they are calling it regular income.


You are a farking idiot.
 
2012-12-31 08:35:58 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: I will be very interested to see how LITTLE the Richpublicans actually have to give up in the final deal, and how MUCH they'll whine about even THAT amount. Selfish clowns. They actually believe the Tea Party line.

But hey, as long as they can send their kiddies to their Christian academies, they couldn't care less about what happens to public education.
And as long as they can drive their monster SUVs, they couldn't care less about the crumbling roads that stay pot-holed because there's nothing in the public treasury that will get them fixed.

"Boo-hoo, the president that poor people voted for was mean to the Congress that we rich people voted for!"


To whine
 
2012-12-31 08:36:28 PM  

Mentat: I'm trying to imagine the House GOP's thought process on this one.
"Hey, did you guys hear the President's press conference?  He basically called us douchebags.  haha, boy, did he screw up on that one!  That will never fly with the American people!  I suggest we go home for the night and blame everything on Obama tomorrow."


I thought it was funny as hell. The NPR guy said maybe it wasn't "appropriate" for Obama to act like that.
 
2012-12-31 08:37:33 PM  

cryinoutloud: Mentat: I'm trying to imagine the House GOP's thought process on this one.
"Hey, did you guys hear the President's press conference?  He basically called us douchebags.  haha, boy, did he screw up on that one!  That will never fly with the American people!  I suggest we go home for the night and blame everything on Obama tomorrow."

I thought it was funny as hell. The NPR guy said maybe it wasn't "appropriate" for Obama to act like that.


To appropriate
 
2012-12-31 08:37:41 PM  

Huck And Molly Ziegler: But hey, as long as they can send their kiddies to their Christian academies, they couldn't care less about what happens to public education.


And as long as those Christian academies have Chik-Fil-A's that are managed by sexually adventrous 27 year old women willing to sleep with me, I could also care less about what happens to public education.

Indubitably: Indubitably: Uranus Is Huge!: Fark Independents crudded up this thread in a hurry.

To Crudit

Crud/cred, you gotta admit that's debatable, no, jackhat?


Did you just call yourself a "jackhat"?
 
2012-12-31 08:38:56 PM  

Noam Chimpsky: Does this mean the Democrats won't get their welfare checks?


Nah I already got my confirmation that all of my welfare and benefit checks are going to keep rolling in. I already let the staff that services our 12 bedroom estate that their jobs are secure and we will continue to live "high on the hog" off the government teat. The best part about being a democrat is that the more that you vote the more you can make in your fat GOV check. It's a great system, not sure why everyone puts it down.
 
2012-12-31 08:39:12 PM  
Hasn't Obama apologized for "Presidentin' while Black" yet?

WTF is that guys PROBLEM?
 
2012-12-31 08:43:09 PM  

Shades: Yes, let's keep pretending that we don't know that even if we taxed the top 1% (or it it the 2% these days? So hard to keep up) the entirety of their income- a 100% tax rate- it would only pay for about a week and change of the federal government (nevermind state taxes). Let's pretend that we aren't borrowing trillions a year and that most of it goes to entitlements. Let's pretend that Europe hasn't been doing this longer than we have, and aren't all going down the fiscal toilet. Let's pretend that we can just give everything to everyone, and things will work out.

Or, you know, we could be adults and limit the budget to what we actually take in. Just a thought.


Let my preface this by saying that NO ONE IS SUGGESTING WE DO THIS, but if you stopped parroting this BS line and actually crunched the numbers yourself, you'd find that if we taxed the top 2% the remainder of their income, it would just about cover our annual deficit.
 
2012-12-31 08:45:38 PM  
boisdejustice.com
 
2012-12-31 08:50:39 PM  

Goodfella: Funk Brothers: Good.

Boehner should tell Obama there will be no deal unless the tax increases on the rich are taken off the table. Why should we be raising taxes on the rich and let those who are not rich a free pass?

Because the rich are supposed to be job creators. But unemployment is, after many years, still at 8%.

The rich have been lazy and have failed at their job of being job creators. Therefore they forfeit their protected status of being trickle-down voodoo economics job creators. No more handouts from the middle class to the rich for being lazy bums.


To be fair they have been setting up jobs in more stable economical countries like Kenya, Somalia, Nigeria, and Liberia. It is not their fault the US is just a powder keg waiting to go off when these stable countries are so accessible.
 
2012-12-31 08:51:29 PM  

TwilightZone: That's it-- no more crack for you. Seriously. When you've had a chance to detox, come back and read what you wrote above. If you're not completely embarassed by it, well, I guess it's true: you can't fix stupid..


It's a troll account, dude.
 
2012-12-31 08:52:25 PM  
*takes ball, goes home
 
2012-12-31 08:55:28 PM  
Soooo....

1. Congress gets nothing done.
2. President: Congress should stop getting nothing done.
3. Congress: How dare he say that to us! Let's get even LESS done!

And people act shocked that Congress has the approval rating of cancer.
 
2012-12-31 08:56:28 PM  

TheAbstractor: Cubs300: Funk Brothers: Good.

Boehner should tell Obama there will be no deal unless the tax increases on the rich are taken off the table. Why should we be raising taxes on the rich and let those who are not rich a free pass?

I'll put it in simple numbers. Tax a millionaire an extra 5% and he loses $50,000 to the government . . . .

Tax a millionaire $50,000 and $50,000 disappears from someone who knows how to make millions of dollars and goes to a bunch of bureaucrats and politicians who only know how to buy votes, protect their turf and waste money in ways that would boggle the mind of most honest people.  That money's gone, and if it creates a job or otherwise sustains or nourishes a human being, it will be completely by accident.

If you let the rich keep their money, they will use that money to make more money. If you give that money to poor people, they will use that money to make more poor people.

And that's just the pragmatic argument.  We're not even getting into the moral problem of any group of people taking $50,000 from anyone just because they think they will spend it more intelligently and morally than the  victim taxpayer.

Seriously, just WTF is wrong with you people!  At least when religious zealots try to control people and their property through laws, they've got a voice in their head or a 2000 year old book telling them to do it.  Libtard socialists don't even have that.  All you have to promote your ideas---ideas which have failed every single farking time they've been tried in every modern civilized country--are some vague notions of social justice to gloss over what any honest, rational person would recognize as motives based in envy and misanthropy.


Well except for the fact the top 1% have been raking in an increasing share of income and wealth for the past 30 years and their taxes over the past decade are the lowest they've been since the great depression yet the economy still sucks. It's almost as if more money in the hands of the rich has nothing to do with the health of the economy. They don't magically shiat out jobs because they've got cash.
 
2012-12-31 08:57:08 PM  

ariseatex: FTA: That combative talk drew anger from Republican senators who have been grappling for a deal with the Democratic majority in that chamber. Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tennessee, called the president's comments "very unbecoming of where we are at this moment" and added, "My heart's still pounding."

"I know the president has fun heckling Congress," Corker said. "I think he lost probably numbers of votes with what he did."

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I heard the speech twice. There was NOTHING "heckling" in there.


They remember that they were able to convince people it was all the Democrats' fault that they voted against the bailout bill because Nancy Pelosi said mean words to them (leading to the third largest single day stock crash in US history). They want everyone to know that Obama "spiking the football" is the excuse if any deal falls through because they totally would have voted for a compromise if Obama didn't hurt their feelings.
 
2012-12-31 09:00:30 PM  

Gulper Eel: Hell of a reach to get to a Cliff Richard reference, <b>subby</b>.


They's just a devil Congress / With evil on their minds / Beware the devil Congress / They's gonna get you from behind
 
2012-12-31 09:02:02 PM  
MSNBC reporting a deal has been reached.
 
2012-12-31 09:02:14 PM  
Well guys. I'm hitting the sack. I have a 6am flight home tomorrow so no fun for me.

Thanks for the tips and everyone have a great new year!
 
2012-12-31 09:04:07 PM  
Well wouldn't you know it, those Duke boys were at it again...

cdn.speednik.com
 
2012-12-31 09:05:15 PM  

The_Gallant_Gallstone: Huck And Molly Ziegler: But hey, as long as they can send their kiddies to their Christian academies, they couldn't care less about what happens to public education.

And as long as those Christian academies have Chik-Fil-A's that are managed by sexually adventrous 27 year old women willing to sleep with me, I could also care less about what happens to public education.

Indubitably: Indubitably: Uranus Is Huge!: Fark Independents crudded up this thread in a hurry.

To Crudit

Crud/cred, you gotta admit that's debatable, no, jackhat?

Did you just call yourself a "jackhat"?


Nope.
 
2012-12-31 09:06:13 PM  

Heraclitus: Hasn't Obama apologized for "Presidentin' while Black" yet?

WTF is that guys PROBLEM?


I'm guessing that GOPers probably went to see "Django Unchained" and thought "WTF is that there black guy doin' up on that horse?!", just like everyone in the film.
 
2012-12-31 09:06:16 PM  

Kuroshin: Well wouldn't you know it, those Duke boys were at it again...

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Them. Them Duke boys.
 
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