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For an encore, they plan to cut Medicare for us old folks. Smart, real smart…

Who is they?

    rabidfox in reply to snopercod. | December 21, 2017 at 6:52 pm

    That explains why Trump is waiting until January to sign the tax bill – that way the Pay-Go wouldn’t go into effect until Jan 2019 – plenty of time for the GOP to do something about it.

I tried to block the GOP from letting you keep more of your money.

Actually, what happened is that the U.S. borrowed $1.4 trillion that it will dole out, with 80% going to the 1%, with special provisions for real estate developers, such as the Trump family.

    Firewatch in reply to Zachriel. | December 21, 2017 at 10:22 am

    The internet has been a blessing to me. It has shown me what my friends and family had to listen to before I stopped drinking. I feels good to not be “the poster boy” any longer.

    C. Lashown in reply to Zachriel. | December 21, 2017 at 10:25 am

    This should be a real life lesson to you Zachriel, a time to learn what’s really important. You, right now, can decide to give everything you own away to other’s less fortunate.

    Why do you need 3 pairs of shoes – you can only wear one pair at a time.

    Do you really need that used car, why not walk or use a bus or even a bicycle in a worse case scenario.

    As for a paycheck, why do you need so much money – after rent and basic utilities, you should be able to eat on $1-$3 dollars a day. Consider the homeless and the single mothers who cannot even afford that much.

    As for free time, why not donate your most important item, your time. Give freely to shelters, kitchens, etc. If you can’t find one, then just walk around your neighborhood picking up the trash – that should freak all the materialists out. Actually, that’s what they have the tramps do who stay at the ‘Grants Pass Rescue Mission’ in Oregon.

    Do something worthwhile with your life, other than bellyache about how much someone else has. You’ll both die the same way, so worry about how you can increase other’s.

    Just a thought.

      C. Lashown: Why do you need 3 pairs of shoes – you can only wear one pair at a time.

      Your response doesn’t seem to bear much resemblance to our comment.

      C. Lashown: Do something worthwhile with your life, other than bellyache about how much someone else has.

      We didn’t “bellyache about how much someone else has”. We made the factual statement that the U.S. borrowed $1.4 trillion and doled most of the borrowed money out to the top 1%.

    You should actually be thrilled that the GOP’s plan will allow your team of blogging trolls to keep more of the George Soros money you earn!

    I find it fascinating that you have developed an astonishing new concern for our deficit, considering that Team Obama jacked it up to historic levels.

    Have a happy holiday season. I sure home that someone gives you a perspective sandwich as a gift at some point before 2018 begins.

      But how will I ever get by w/out UFO research or cowboy poets? How will dems be able fund their campaigns w/out overpaying for leases with dirty kickback money? Who will be the political attack dog at the EPA and IRS? How will we every pay for all the criminal aliens if we don’t have a federal government larger than the GDP of Canada?

      Leslie Eastman: I find it fascinating that you have developed an astonishing new concern for our deficit, considering that Team Obama jacked it up to historic levels.

      The high deficits were due to the recession. Obama’s term in office saw deficits cut in about half. Generally, during a recession the government should run deficits. However, when the economy is running near capacity, as is the case currently in the U.S., then deficits should be reined in, not exacerbated.

    Do you really think that the government has already “borrowed” the 1.4 trillion to hand out over the next ten years?

    If so, then there must be a very large money vault somewhere holding all of the Social Security & Medicare payments that I have made over the years. Yahoo! /s

      Stan25 in reply to Liz. | December 21, 2017 at 2:51 pm

      Scrooge McDuck is very willing to hand out some his cash to any Dem who wants to raid his money bin. Not even a remote possibility this will be happening.

      Liz: Do you really think that the government has already “borrowed” the 1.4 trillion to hand out over the next ten years?

      No. They committed to borrowing $1.4 trillion over the next decade, and even more after that.

      Matt_SE in reply to Liz. | December 21, 2017 at 5:39 pm

      Lock box. Strategery.

    rdmdawg in reply to Zachriel. | December 21, 2017 at 11:18 am

    It takes a special kind of ignorance to label a tax cut as ‘doling out money.’ I see that a foundation of your warped world-view is that all money belongs to government, and what they ‘allow’ us to keep is actually them ‘giving’ it to us.

    Take your communism elsewhere. We’re free men and women here, not slaves to some all-powerful government.

      rdmdawg: It takes a special kind of ignorance to label a tax cut as ‘doling out money.’

      When the government borrows money to cut taxes, then yes, it is doling out money. That’s because the American people have decided they want various government services beyond what they are willing to pay. You aren’t keeping the extra money in your paycheck. You are borrowing the money.

    OleDirtyBarrister in reply to Zachriel. | December 21, 2017 at 11:48 am

    The sad thing is that “Zachriel” thinks that he is the smart one, the educated one.

    So many are dumbed down to believe that people keeping what they created constitutes the government borrowing and doling out money to them.

    But the professionally lazy segment of the population that is being outworked and outperformed by illegal aliens and taking money from the taxpayers in the form of govt housing, subsidized housing, welfare, foodstamps, WIC, school breakfast and lunch for the kids, childcare credits, child tax credits, medicaid, disability, and on and on is not a “doling out” of others’ money and has not profoundly contributed to the deficits and the national debt over the last 50+ years.

    He will also deny the undeniable truth in American society: the lower class is so lazy and apathetic that teachers have given up on them and promote them and push them out to be done with them, and the employers in this country have given up on the grown members of the lower class as a work force and have developed a clear preference for illegal aliens and legal immigrants as workers. The rest of us are forced to support professional underachievers that will not learn in school or the workplace, will not advance their own skillset and earnings power, and will fall further behind. Then, the marxists sit around and talk about the income and equality gap as thought it is the fault of the successful and the government.

      PersonFromPorlock in reply to OleDirtyBarrister. | December 21, 2017 at 12:51 pm

      “The sad thing is that “Zachriel” thinks that he is the smart one, the educated one.”

      What I like to think of as a “one-sigma intellectual”.

      OleDirtyBarrister: So many are dumbed down to believe that people keeping what they created constitutes the government borrowing and doling out money to them.

      The debt also belongs to the taxpayer. As long as they vote for services beyond what they pay in taxes, it results in debt.

Yeah, that’s it. Dems spent the last eight years trying their level best to pay off the national debt and now the Pubs are going to blow it up with tax cuts.

You need some kind of special head gear and a campfire to dance around while repeating that chant. Maybe then we will believe it.

Essentially, our debt is a spending problem, not a revenue problem. We shouldn’t hold Americans hostage to Washington D.C.’s profligate spending and vote-buying. Quite the opposite, Washington D.C. should be hostage to our whims.

I’ve seen many negative comments about the companies giving a $1,000 bonus instead of a raise. I guess they haven’t done the math on the impact of that $1,000.

Since the announcements specifically state a set amount of the bonus, then for a person making $10/hr (20,800 annual), that $1,000 represents 4.8% of their base. For those who are getting a raise to $15/hr ($31,200), the $1,000 is 3.2%. If you make $100,000 a year, then the bonus represents 1% of your base salary. Obviously,the impact is less the more money you make.

If you give a raise, then do you give everyone the same percentage? If so, the executives would be getting more money. A raise is somewhat permanent, but there is still an fair amount of uncertainty within the economy. It will take a year or two before a company really knows the impact of the tax changes on their bottom line.

The Democrats are now the party of who want to take your bonuses and pay raises away.

It isn’t THEIR money to keep, it is ours. They take it, but they have NO right to say they are letting us keep what we earned. It isn’t theirs to give,

    herm2416: It isn’t THEIR money to keep, it is ours.

    So is the accompanying debt.

    herm2416: They take it, but they have NO right to say they are letting us keep what we earned. It isn’t theirs to give

    That’s a decision made by people living in a democratic republic. When they want more services than they are willing to pay for, it results in debt. A trillion here, a trillion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money.

Thomas Sowell says that confiscating money from one person to give to another person is the definition of piracy.

I’ve rarely seen a political beatdown like Democrats just received. If they had any shame, I’d be worried about committing suicide.

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