WTFDYW: We will move on without missing hardly a beat. As a country, we need a "hair cut". We've been spending like there's no tomorrow at least since I graduated high school in 1981.
Mrtraveler01: smitty04: [z.about.com image 500x334]While the Republicans want to pass the debt on to our children's, children's, children's, children's, children.
Tannax: Seriously, how farking hard can a 1.2% cut to the budget hurt? It's a goddamn rounding error compared to the money we are spending out of our children's piggy bank.
clowncar on fire: NeoCortex42: clowncar on fire: Y2K!11So the government should just max out all their credit cards. When the computers go down, they don't have to pay them off.How quickly we forget. Remember all the nay-sayers predicting the collapse of the economy as all the computers of the world collapsed after partying like it was 1999? Companies wasted millions in y2k pre-testing computer systems and updating software in an effort to prevent that crash. People pulled cash from the banks and sold off stock and come December 31st at midnight, we all stayed in our homes with one eye on the computer, waiting for any sign of that predicted crash.By quarter past there was this huge collective groan as we realized that, not only had the crash of polite socite occurred, but that we had been ripped off millions protecting ourselves against the fears of the nay-sayers.Now we face sequestration. Again we only have the cries of the nay-sayers ringing in our ears as they take up cadence whispering a line from their most favorite but feared childhood fable, "the sky is falling, the sky is falling...".
MisterRonbo: Tannax: Seriously, how farking hard can a 1.2% cut to the budget hurt? It's a goddamn rounding error compared to the money we are spending out of our children's piggy bank.Seriously, are you this stupid?I'm going to make it really, really simple for your dumb ass. Let's say my household budget is $100K a year. I decide to cut $2,300. That's 2.3% How hard could it be?But I'm not going to cut it from rent, utilities, gas, entertainment, clothing. I'm only going to cut it from my grocery budget, which is $10K a year.Gee, how could that little 2.3% be difficult?See, we're cutting $85 billion from a portion of the budget that is about $2 trillion. AND half the fiscal year has already gone by.Is this so hard to grasp? Medicare - off the table. Social security - off the table. Military salaries off the table. Contractual obligations like leases. Etc.Farkity fark fark fark some people insist on being stupid.
cchris_39: Troll or simpleton? Please be troll. I get tempted to debate simpletons.
Dusk-You-n-Me: Tannax: We absolutely have a spending problem.Right now we're not spending enough.
Tannax: Don't talk down to me as if you think you are smart. First of all, the cuts come to both discretionary and Military spending.
Tannax: I would absolutely gleefully go back to those tax rates if you would also agree for us to go back to those spending rates as well.
Tannax: Oh, and by the way, those tax increases will have to hit every single person. There isn't enough rich people in the US for us to suck dry to save us.
Tannax: We absolutely have a spending problem.
Don't Troll Me Bro!: Circusdog320: the article failed to mention conservatives going off full tilt about a couple of parked aircraft carriers...My nutty republican "friend" said we should prepare for massive attack!WOLVERINES!You should really get this person a copy of Civ 2, 3, 4, or 5, or maybe an old copy of Rise of Nations. Maybe they can get a better understanding of how much naval power it would take to effectively invade the USA. Unless they think Canada is coming for us, or Mexico, in which case one supercarrier group sitting on the dock at the beginning of a land invasion wouldn't matter. Even with no opposing navy, it still takes a huge amount of naval transport capacity to supply and replace lost people/equipment, which is sure to happen when they near landfall and try to set up operations. We're not exactly small on the land/air forces that would swarm them as soon as they got within range of the coast./Yes, those games are simplified in terms of actual warfare//Sounds like this "friend" needs something to dumb it down a bit
NeoCortex42: So from my tea party family member, it seems the current talking point is that the sequestor won't really affect anybody. Nobody is getting laid off and places will still be hiring. That's good to know.
Evil High Priest: Dear gop,You're going to lose this sequestration fight too. Look for these numbers to soon be the good old days. You farks.
insano: WTFDYW: We will move on without missing hardly a beat. As a country, we need a "hair cut". We've been spending like there's no tomorrow at least since I graduated high school in 1981.Yeah we were really spending too much on curing Alzheimer's and cancer and diabetes. Those automatic cuts to NIH and NSF funding were surely just the thing we needed to end the wanton spending. While we're at it, let's get a bunch of people laid off and thus spending less money into the economy; that's exactly what we need coming out of the recession.
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