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End loopholes to bring down deficit

September 24, 2013

WASHINGTON — Back in March when Congress failed to reach a deficit reduction agreement, we triggered budget sequestration — the unprioritized, across-the-board cuts that have hurt families, national......

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Whizzywhig

Oct-31-13 11:52 AM

HOW DOES ENDING A FEW LOOPHOLES HELP

WHEN THE RICH ARE CREATING THEM FASTER THAN THE WORKING CLASS CAN FIND AND ELIMINATE THEM?

read on:

Snider, the slithering scurrying, ground slider, and his republican ilk,

rhymes with milk and bilk,

have once more used partisan republican tactics,

long a favorite of the rich, and their corporations to stack ALL of OUR STATE APPELATE COURTS,

either with their appointees, or with MONEY to covertly engage unsuspecting voters to place their

minions in nearly EVERY ONE of EVERY STATE APPELATE COURT.

The rich, the republicans and their corporations

long were aware that State Courts of Appeal would be a gathering place for suits against them made on the concern of legal, wage-earning, tax-paying citizens.

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Whizzywhig

Oct-31-13 11:48 AM

Now snider,

is about to bilk, milk and game

OUR State Appeals Courts,

by stacking the deck with republican minded minion judges,

that they know will favor the party of the rich, and their corporations.

Read more in the press under the tab:

Michigan News, in an AP article dated 10-30-13:

MICHIGAN SENATE VOTES TO CHANGE VENUE FOR STATE SUITS

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Whizzywhig

Oct-18-13 6:11 PM

Henni Penni

Where have you been.. lately

Rip, did someone just wake you up

Once again you have failed, to notice, that people from before, during, and after my generation,

have been paying down debt incurred on behalf of previous generations.

Nothing is new in this regard.

You're reciting a belief that government does not ha perpetual life,

as opposed to finite life for an individual human being.

Your children, grandchildren will be just fine,

paying down previous generations' debt.

That is the way it was,

that is the way it is, and

that is the way it will be.

Relax, as they say,

puff some med mj,

take a few pills,

enjoy your payments.

Government(s) for the most part have not readily existed on the 'pay-as-you-go' plan.

Check out the facts,

don't puff, or

take a pill until you've buttoned up your pants

with just the facts

no natter

no palaver

no matter.

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BravesRock

Oct-17-13 2:15 PM

Frog,I will be just fine, thank you very much. My concern is for the next generation, those young people in high school and college, or just starting their careers. It is irresponsible to leave them this huge debt. Not only does it hurt our economy, but it is a national security issue when so much of our debt is held by people who are not necessarily our allies, such as China. You can keep your head in the sand and live in ignorance if you want to. While I cannot personally solve the problem, at least I am capable of recognizing that there is a problem, and can try to put people in office who understand that and will hopefully have the courage to try to solve it.

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GRUMPY

Oct-17-13 11:38 AM

tHIS STORY COMES FROM A LONG TIME SENATOR THAT HAS ANNOUNCED HE IS DONE IN 2014. SO WHY HAS IT TAKEN THIS LONG FOR CARL TO COME UP WITH THIS PLAN. WHAT DID HE DO THE PREVIOUS 34 YEARS IN THE SENATE

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frogleggs

Oct-17-13 10:16 AM

Braverock,

Aka, Penny Henny,

Don’t be caught up in the moment, relax,

you’re just another, in a 25 century line of hysterical tale mongers,

the penultimate chicken lichen, and the centuries old tale of hysteria based on the mistaken belief that imminent disaster is about to envelop all.

The national debt is beyond your control,

don’t lose any sleep over it.

Take a pill.

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frogleggs

Oct-17-13 10:15 AM

Take a puff,

Or

TWO - a pill and a puff -YES

Isn’t it great what a little knowledge will do,

better living through chemistry and vape science,

to help you dispel your hysterical anxiety?

Fear mongering, justified or not, can sometimes elicit a societal response called Chicken Little syndrome,

described as "inferring catastrophic conclusions possibly resulting in paralysis".

It has also been defined as "a sense of despair or passivity which blocks those who believe such fiction from performing any positive action,

in effect they become completely paralyzed, much like our republican house of representatives.

Lean back, relax

Have another pill and a puff,

leave your concerns to the money

god.

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BravesRock

Oct-16-13 11:06 PM

I feel so much better now that I know I don't have to worry about our debt. Thanks, Whiz. I can sleep better now, NOT!

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Whizzywhig

Oct-16-13 9:07 PM

Cheeze, BravesRocks,

Your words:

“So we should just continue going deeper and deeper into debt?

I don't know about you, Cheese,

but I think $17 trillion or whatever it is up to now is too much.”

br,

IF.

If, a wiz can find this information in less than two minutes,

certainly, someone as you,

with your HIGHLY developed sense of insight and acumen,

certainly you should have these same facts available to you,

rather than just re-mouthing the pundits, republicans, and the rich from their bags of propaganda bias.

If only you had done some basic research other than listening to

the media,

the republicans and others, regarding the size of the national debt…

you could make a modicum of sense.

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Whizzywhig

Oct-16-13 9:03 PM

According to EDUCATED writers, and

EDUCATED

economic historians,

OUR NATIONAL DEBT TODAY,

IS NOT

the greatest amount it has ever been.

At the end of WWII,

this nation’s national debt was

123 percent of gross domestic product.

Today, according to latest figures and economic historians, our national debt is

103 percent of gross domestic product.

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Whizzywhig

Oct-16-13 9:02 PM

To the contrary,

the national debt isn’t at an

ALL TIME HIGH.

IT IS,

HOWEVER,

a product of concern for propaganda pushers and their ilk,

republicans,

the rich,

the corporations,

the u.s. chamber of commerce,

the american legislative council, ALEC,

citizens united,

teebag’s, and

the whole host of subterfuge organizations

financed by GREED for excess money available from the deep pockets from their

BASIC NATURAL INSTINCT OF

GREED.

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BravesRock

Oct-13-13 9:10 PM

Gee, Whiz, I didn't know George Soros was in favor of all those things. Who knew? Or is it OK when rich pinhead liberals try to control the electoral process?

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Whizzywhig

Oct-13-13 3:41 PM

Depending on the Supreme Court decision on the controversial McCutcheon V. the Federal Election Commission...

The deregulatory-minded

Supreme Court

could allow huge amounts of money to flow into election campaigns, lobbying campaigns,

further making it's anti-regulatory stance and decision in the Citizens United case,

seem like small peanuts,

comparison wise.

What this entails is just this:

LESS THAN

1% of

THE-ONE-PERCENT,

or

LESS THAN

400 WEALTHY PEOPLE OR CORPORATIONS,

have the money to finance,

and control what we see in the way of candidates

in the next election cycle, 2016.

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Whizzywhig

Oct-13-13 3:38 PM

Depending on the supreme court's decision,

which heard arguments, Tuesday, October 8, 2013,

less than 400 people may soon have the ability to impose their will and sway,

on and over 330 million people.

These people gave you

Citizens United,

the tea party,

union busting,

end of pensions,

end of possible access to health care,

end of public schools,

end of right to bargain, and

coming soon to your job…

the end of the forty hour work week,

the end to decent,

family sustaining,

single wage-earner wage and,

a single one wage earner job,

the end to retire.

Truly, the rich and the republicans are complicit and

we should all thank them…

NOT

Talk about move the CLOCK BACK ?

Working men and women should rather NOT!

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BravesRock

Oct-13-13 1:56 PM

So we should just continue going deeper and deeper into debt? I don't know about you, Cheese, but I think $17 trillion or whatever it is up to now is too much. That's not a legacy I think we should be leaving our kids, because they are the ones who will really suffer because of it. As a country we have to stop trying to solve problems by throwing money at them, and get spending under control. Don't even get me started on Obamacare.

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Cheesehead

Oct-13-13 9:50 AM

On the 12th day of a government shutdown,

senate republicans

on Saturday, made the crisis worse by blocking a measure to raise the debt limit so the country can pay its bills.

Now, within just a few days,

the Treasury Department expects the government will run out of borrowing authority and default.

One of the immediate impacts could be

a significant increase in interest rates on mortgages,

credit cards, student loans and other debts owed by ordinary Americans.

Yesterday, house republicans were demanding that in order to reopen the government and pay our debts

the Affordable Care Act, a legally enacted law, had to be repealed.

Today, Oct 13, 2013, they are demanding concessions

on Social Security,

on Medicare and

on other programs.

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Cheesehead

Oct-13-13 9:48 AM

The leader of this latest game

is House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan,

the 2012 candidate for vice president who ran on a ticket that lost by 5 million votes.

It is beyond belief and understanding that

Republicans will not stop holding the American people hostage and let us reopen the government and pay our bills.

Given the enormous problems facing this country,

it is beyond belief that our elected officials allowed the Rich and the Republicans to fiddle,

while our country is on the cusp of going down in flames,

and they have wasted weeks debating whether,

for the first time in our history,

the largest economy in the world should default and send the world into a severe financial crisis.

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arealyooper

Sep-30-13 3:20 PM

Hey cheesehead I think it is time to take your medicine!!!

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Cheesehead

Sep-30-13 1:59 PM

Carl,

As I said you’re preaching to a bunch of do-do birds here in delta county…

Sure enough,

ene of them just twittered, piped, and sounded off,

not too harmonious,

but just barely up to her intellect to type and know whereof the bag she relates to …

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KeepinItReal

Sep-29-13 12:07 AM

Levin is an absolute douchebag! How about stopping the frivolous spending spree our idiot messiah is on? Is it too much to ask not to blow tax payer's money before asking for more? ******* democrats can never use any common sense. You CAN'T spend your way out of debt!!! ********.

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Cheesehead

Sep-25-13 9:33 PM

carl,

you're preaching to a bunch of doo birds;

escanaba, delta country are full of republicans who support the rich, their businesses and their corporations...

and cannot 'see' ANY wrong-doing by their brothers and sisters!

How dare you have the nerve to intimate, that these saintly people might have a cheating streak in their hearts...

or that they would dare to set the stage for the largest plundering since the world got rid of pirates on the open seas...

now those pirates have found a new home, and a new business model!

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