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(Slate)   Columnist wonders why Dem's budget is so boring while Paul Ryan's budget is so exciting, apparently forgets that reality is usually far more boring than epic fantasy   (slate.com) divider line 22
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2013-03-14 08:28:09 AM  
"epic?"
 
2013-03-14 08:28:57 AM  
I wouldn't trust Ryan for workout advice, let alone a national budget.
 
2013-03-14 08:29:54 AM  
When did Slate hire 10 year-olds from the 90s to write their articles?

Next: Pizza rolls are totally killer to the max, dude.
 
2013-03-14 08:31:03 AM  
Republicans would supercharge growth by taxing the rich less and downsizing the safety net, giving everyone stronger incentives to work and earn for themselves.

Oh, that's what happens when you provide massive tax breaks to the rich, alter Medicare to the point of screwing over old people with vouchers that don't cover healthcare all while destroying Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and grants for higher education.

What percentage of Americans experience super charged growth while the rest struggle to afford healthcare, college, food, and rent?
 
2013-03-14 08:32:18 AM  
High fantasy (also referred to as epic fantasy) is a sub-genre of fantasy fiction, defined either by its taking place in an imaginary world distinct from our own

hmmm...
 
2013-03-14 08:49:40 AM  
It must be very exciting to sit and wonder how far Republicans are willing to go to fark over the poor and needy.
 
2013-03-14 08:50:02 AM  
Yeah, 'budgets' designed to hurt and kill people are more exciting than budgets that are not.
 
2013-03-14 08:51:08 AM  

bulldg4life: Republicans would supercharge growth by taxing the rich less and downsizing the safety net, giving everyone stronger incentives to work and earn for themselves.

Oh, that's what happens when you provide massive tax breaks to the rich, alter Medicare to the point of screwing over old people with vouchers that don't cover healthcare all while destroying Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and grants for higher education.

What percentage of Americans experience super charged growth while the rest struggle to afford healthcare, college, food, and rent?


its like they don't realize that in addition to refrigerators, the poor also have guns.
 
2013-03-14 08:52:08 AM  

bulldg4life: Republicans would supercharge growth by taxing the rich less and downsizing the safety net, giving everyone stronger incentives to work and earn for themselves.

Oh, that's what happens when you provide massive tax breaks to the rich, alter Medicare to the point of screwing over old people with vouchers that don't cover healthcare all while destroying Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and grants for higher education.

What percentage of Americans experience super charged growth while the rest struggle to afford healthcare, college, food, and rent?


Well at least the baby boomers would start to die off.
 
2013-03-14 08:52:31 AM  
Jokes can be exciting.
 
2013-03-14 09:05:13 AM  

EyeballKid: When did Slate hire 10 year-olds from the 90s to write their articles?

Next: Pizza rolls are totally killer to the max, dude.


I bet you ask what was so great about the Great War, too.
 
2013-03-14 09:05:35 AM  

bulldg4life: Republicans would supercharge growth by taxing the rich less and downsizing the safety net, giving everyone stronger incentives to work and earn for themselves.

Oh, that's what happens when you provide massive tax breaks to the rich, alter Medicare to the point of screwing over old people with vouchers that don't cover healthcare all while destroying Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and grants for higher education.

What percentage of Americans experience super charged growth while the rest struggle to afford healthcare, college, food, and rent?


How about instead of a safety net we turn it into spinning saw blades, that ought to motivate people to not lose their jobs.
 
2013-03-14 09:13:17 AM  
I am reliably informed that Mongol invasion of Europe was rather exciting.
 
2013-03-14 09:13:33 AM  
I guess somebody should point out that the column itself is actually pretty reasonable.
 
2013-03-14 09:19:05 AM  

cameroncrazy1984: EyeballKid: When did Slate hire 10 year-olds from the 90s to write their articles?

Next: Pizza rolls are totally killer to the max, dude.

I bet you ask what was so great about the Great War, too.


No, but I do question what's so civil about war, any way.
 
2013-03-14 09:22:08 AM  

eiger: I guess somebody should point out that the column itself is actually pretty reasonable.


This.
 
2013-03-14 09:28:40 AM  

bulldg4life: Republicans would supercharge growth by taxing the rich less and downsizing the safety net, giving everyone stronger incentives to work and earn for themselves.

Oh, that's what happens when you provide massive tax breaks to the rich, alter Medicare to the point of screwing over old people with vouchers that don't cover healthcare all while destroying Medicaid, welfare and food stamps, and grants for higher education.

What percentage of Americans experience super charged growth while the rest struggle to afford healthcare, college, food, and rent?


The poor need to be motivated by the threat of illness and starvation.  The rich need to be movtivated by tax cuts.
 
2013-03-14 10:08:59 AM  

cram_hole: How about instead of a safety net we turn it into spinning saw blades, that ought to motivate people to not lose their jobs.


I like it!  How about we gut the offices for any building that provides services to the poor and put a giant woodchipper just inside the doors!
 
2013-03-14 11:51:56 AM  
There is more death, famine, and despair in the GOP budget.  That's likely to increase ratings/subscriptions to the political pundits who like to point out make up things do complain about without having to offer any solutions.
 
2013-03-14 12:00:31 PM  

Blathering Idjut: "epic?"


Well there is a lot of magical thinking in Ryan's budget.
 
2013-03-14 08:32:47 PM  
Cruising down the highway is more boring than speeding into a bridge abutment.
 
2013-03-15 03:21:24 PM  

verbaltoxin: eiger: I guess somebody should point out that the column itself is actually pretty reasonable.

This.


Yeah, the columnist is basically saying "Paul Ryan is trying to have every possible ideological fight at once with his budget, while the Democrats are trying to keep government working. One of these is a good idea, and the other is good journalist fodder."
 
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