Tell them it's about the spending. Taxing the rich more takes care of less than 8 percent of the problem.
***Update: I realized that I could make this even easier; cut and paste:
It's the spending stupid.
Just quickly: the market was up today and many were saying it was because the President addressed the fiscal cliff, and the need to avoid it. I must say, I'm amazed. It's one thing for largely uninformed voters to be taken in, but I would have expected the big brains on Wall Street to be a little bit more savvy.
Today we have Obama saying, "I want to be reasonable and come to a bipartisan solution." That's just him, setting himself up as the reasonable guy. It's just words. Part two is: "Well, remember I was the reasonable guy, but these guys are extremists. I was even going to overlook their racism but they won't compromise."
***Update: For those of you too young to know:
"tax hike now, spending cuts later" = "tax hike now, The End"
Whenever politicians promise to take their medicine later, they're lying. "No, but this time we really mean it" is also a lie.
Posted by lumberjack at 6:58 PM
Posted by lumberjack at 11:53 AM
Look, why don't we state the obvious. Susan Rice knew her "violent movie review" Benghazi explanation was a crock of poo. But she was told what to say by Obama, indirectly probably. She's an employee, doing what she was told to do.
It's a little bit silly for the media to pretend that GOP opposition to Rice is racist. But it's also silly to pretend the Benghazi fairy tale came from anyone except Obama. Now the question is: is the Obama administration the author of this fictional racist motive because it wants to distract from its authorship of the fictional Benghazi explanation?
Question two is: when can we stop with the fiction and address our real economic problems? (without fiction)
Posted by lumberjack at 1:17 PM
Well, watch it and you're halfway done. This is only part one of the best Just for Laughs of 2012. I know, you say, "But that's two hours long, you do realize I've got TPS reports due, don't you?" Yes, yes, but trust me, it's more efficient this way.
Who was the comedian, Stephen Wright?, who said, "I got a new dog. I walked him completely across the country, from east to west, and back. When we got back home I hung up the leash and said, 'There. You're done.'"
Posted by lumberjack at 12:26 PM
I know we just did cute, but I've sort of been on autopilot. The election was a big disappointment. (I know, I know, "disappointment" is a racial code word to Democrats) So let me just blurt it out: "The disappointment won."
So I've been trying to imagine how the economy can absorb the hidden tax that is Obamacare. Or how the workforce can absorb the shift to part time status for workers who should be, and need to be, full time. I can see another recession on the horizon. And I can see the Democrats and the media (but I repeat myself) blaming Republicans if we stand firm on the "2% tax."
The $80 billion that the tax represents is a small fraction of what we would need to counteract the drag of Obamacare and the other Obamadrains on this economy, but not giving it to them would be giving them a pass on this whole ugly Obamamess.
So now I'm just psyching myself up for another rough 4 years. We'll get through it, but in the meantime, cute:
Posted by lumberjack at 12:08 AM
I'm going to have to ask for a list, because racial code words now seem to include everything in the Miriam Webster except for "cold", "tangerine", and "shoe lace":
Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., told CNN on Tuesday that some Republican claims that Rice is "incompetent" may be racial in nature.
"These are code words," Clyburn said, adding that "these kinds of terms that those of us — especially those of us who were born and raised in the South -- we've been hearing these little words and phrases all of our lives and we get insulted by them."
Posted by lumberjack at 5:38 PM
Posted by lumberjack at 10:20 PM
You've probably heard about Hillsdale College's free courses on the U.S. Constitution. I put off looking into it because, hey, it's the Constitution, we learned about that in middle school. Just ask me, it goes "We the people in order to establish blah, blah, something or other, blah... " and like that.
But I had to listen to some of the course to learn how much I didn't know about the Constitution. I'm now a college kid again. You might want to look into it too. It's more interesting than you'd think. Plus, it's free.
Posted by lumberjack at 4:48 PM
Posted by lumberjack at 2:27 PM