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2012-10-03 12:08:59 PM  
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Debeo Summa Credo: MechTard: Apocalyptic Inferno: not5am: FarkedOver: ManRay: In other news...citizens not paying their fair share can lead to problems.

But enough about the wealthy of the US, let's get back to the topic at hand: Greece.

it's a cautionary tale of the future of amercia if president obama is reelected.

/not intended to be a factual statement.

Four more years and another $5 or $6 trillion added to the debt. Not even the US can sustain that kind of borrowing for much longer.

Then the Bush tax cuts need to expire. You think Romney is going to do that?

Not to butt in on your conversation, but do you think Obama is going to do that?

He'd be stupid to do so in current economic conditions, I suppose.

Here's what needs to happen:

We need more revenue generation.

We need to spend more on things that are good investments... not experimental programs, not a free ride for everyone, but proven shiat like highways, telecommunications infrastructure, science, and education.

We need to get the Europeans to stop freeloading off of our defense capabilities. Part (but not all) of the reason why the US spends so much is to cover what our NATO allies won't do. They can either pay us to take up their part or they can get used to the idea that their ass cheeks are bare in the winter wind if Russia or the Middle East become any more unstable. Tell them that they are obliged to maintain a certain state of readiness under a treaty that they willingly signed to. This takes a lot of pressure of the US in Afghanistan.

That takes care of quite a few problems.
2012-10-03 11:47:01 AM  
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ronaprhys: Why is there an after capitalism?

Discussing a world "after capitalism" is like discussing biology "after evolution." It doesn't end and can't be ended, no matter how dearly the pseudo-intellectual charlatans would like to pretend it can and has.
2012-10-03 11:39:09 AM  
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FarkedOver: I you believe human nature is equivalent to greed. That's nice, but i call that a learned behavior.

Just because you call a horse's tail a leg, doesn't make it one.

/it does, however, make you a horse's arse
2012-10-03 09:19:56 AM  
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Poor Greeks are getting bent over and screwed hard
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