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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 03:42 PM   #31
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Well we at least agree that this was a Harpo trial balloon. One I believe is made of either Lead or depleted Uranium.

Truth is if Harpo wants to balance the budget he needs to cut back a wee bit on the Military side of things and just let his MIC friends stew for another four years.

Again if we look South of the border, the cost of military spending is a national debt so big that virtually all of the nations taxes go to paying interest on the national debt.

Yet even though they must make cuts to get things under control, Congress tries to loot Social Security and Medicare. Programs that are running nicely in the black and can continue to do for at least another 40 years if Congress repays the money it has already stolen from them. As far as reducing the now useless bases in Japan and Germany not a chance. The US claims it is withdrawing from IRAQ but a it's a reasonably safe bet those bases will not be closed, rather they will most likely be used to stage an invasion of Iran, another war the country can ill afford.

If Harpo truly wants to expand military spending, the bill should include new taxes to cover the cost. Taxpayers should either be given the option to opt out or the entire bill be made dependent on passing a national referendum held in conjunction with the next federal election. I would go so far as saying that the referendum should have to receive majority support of the voters and majority support in at least six provinces.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 04:27 PM   #32
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he has a majority now.

He doesn't need trial balloons anymore.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:13 PM   #33
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You need to have a drink and realize that gracing our presence to tell everyone they just don't get it every chance you get isn't going to always be met with red carpets and flowers.

That, is very tiresome, er, "dude".
I didn't tell anyone here they didn't get it... do you even read the context of the posts here... I was referring to the comment that CM posted from the comments on the article not to CM..... try and actually follow along and then maybe your posts will make sense and have some credibility.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:15 PM   #34
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you often start your posts with telling people how they don't get it, ignorant or what have you.

So quit your whining. And for credibility, yeah, right back at ya.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:16 PM   #35
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sure! Like food inspectors, for instance.
That is a very well reasoned and elucidated argument... but by all means continue, you have at least another 4 years of making such posts...
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Yet even though they must make cuts to get things under control, Congress tries to loot Social Security and Medicare. Programs that are running nicely in the black and can continue to do for at least another 40 years if Congress repays the money it has already stolen from them. .
No.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:22 PM   #37
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That is a very well reasoned and elucidated argument... but by all means continue, you have at least another 4 years of making such posts...
Man, your drama queen stuff just gets tiring.

If you didn't get the reference, that's fine, but please don't whine.
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:23 PM   #38
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Well we at least agree that this was a Harpo trial balloon. One I believe is made of either Lead or depleted Uranium.

Truth is if Harpo wants to balance the budget he needs to cut back a wee bit on the Military side of things and just let his MIC friends stew for another four years.

Again if we look South of the border, the cost of military spending is a national debt so big that virtually all of the nations taxes go to paying interest on the national debt.

Yet even though they must make cuts to get things under control, Congress tries to loot Social Security and Medicare. Programs that are running nicely in the black and can continue to do for at least another 40 years if Congress repays the money it has already stolen from them. As far as reducing the now useless bases in Japan and Germany not a chance. The US claims it is withdrawing from IRAQ but a it's a reasonably safe bet those bases will not be closed, rather they will most likely be used to stage an invasion of Iran, another war the country can ill afford.

If Harpo truly wants to expand military spending, the bill should include new taxes to cover the cost. Taxpayers should either be given the option to opt out or the entire bill be made dependent on passing a national referendum held in conjunction with the next federal election. I would go so far as saying that the referendum should have to receive majority support of the voters and majority support in at least six provinces.
Sigh... when will people who make posts like this or any other US/Canada equivalents realize we are NOT the US.

LOL!!! Yeah like people without kids should be able to opt out of paying school taxes....

You really need to look at the big picture and how government works if you want your ideas to be taken seriously.

I guess if I am really healthy and have good genes I should be able to opt out of the health care portion of my tax bill as well.... think about it!
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:24 PM   #39
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Sigh... when will people who make posts like this or any other US/Canada equivalents realize we are NOT the US.

LOL!!! Yeah like people without kids should be able to opt out of paying school taxes....

You really need to look at the big picture and how government works if you want your ideas to be taken seriously.
there ya go, and you whine about other people 'tude' 'dude'.

If you're gonna do some lite flaming don't whine when others do it?
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Old Jun 3rd, 2011, 05:27 PM   #40
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there ya go, and you whine about other people 'tude' 'dude'.

If you're gonna do some lite flaming don't whine when others do it?
No not in the least my comment was in direct response to a given post not some sort of irrelevant slight to another member based on other posts in other threads... like you are so fond of doing.
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