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Geoff - I agree 100%, no attacks, sarcasm or insults. If Mr. Levy represents the thinking of the GOP perhaps we will be able to get something done after the election.
Great article Mr. Levy - hardliners from both parties should take notice.
For the person saying the 47% comment was a carefully edited "sound bite moment" , I disagree. If you listen to the entire speech Romney virtually says that he has no regard nor cares about anyone in none in need. It was not until the blow back that he even began to mention being a President for all. If he has a real plan, what is it? So far he talks a lot about a plan with no details or numbers. It's sad
" so what about the millions of dollars that Mr. Romney has given to charity? Do the research - you are off the mark.
Why don't we try something new? I would submit that we are all to blame - everyone I know sat back and watched their properties rise in value - no matter if it made sense or not. For example, I had a friend that owned a townhouse in D.C., when he moved (military) he decided not to sell because even though he was losing $2500 per month in rent vs. mortgage, his town house was appreciating over $4500 per month. He decided to keep the town house vs selling - I would submit that his greed cost him in the end.
We all know someone who decided to take the chance - it is ultimately our fault! It's time for us all to take responsibility for our actions - bite the bullet, pay off our debt and get on with it....
Grover Norquist is a scapegoat being used by the Democrats in an attempt to cloud the issue. Just like the labor unions were used by the Republicans to fix blame and attention for Obama Care. The sad state of affairs is that the "Super Committee" was doomed to fail from the start. The Democrats were happy to see it fail so they could blame the Republicans for the mess - and by the way if Defense has to get cut in the process its all good... The Republicans wanted it to fail so they could yet again blame the President and his party for failing to show leadership during our time of crisis. We were crazy to think they would actually agree on anything - it's all about the election....
But then he lied about it - and in the process made his wife look like a fool - (can't believe that I'm actually supporting her - please someone save me!) she's looking like the best one of the entire bunch... and before someone jumps on me and says "he lied just like any spouse would lie to cover up their misdeeds" - Mr. Clinton wasn't just anyone - he was the President of the United States - and he tarnished the office....
Mr. Heim - Ok, I'll bite...
"And we’ve been pummeled with the message that our problem is the federal deficit. It isn’t. Our chief problem is a lack of jobs. Restoring full employment alone would erase a third of that deficit."
So what do we do about the other two thirds? Is there anything in your note about entitlement reform? Tax reform? We've got to stop pissing on each others legs over ideology issues and discuss the real problems. Follow the money and admit that it's going to hurt for all of us...
Jimt - so your wingnuts aren't as wingnutty as the others? Too funny! Proves my point about trying to control the 80%...
Nice column Lee - I believe in the rule of 10%. On each end of the political spectrum there are 10% "wingnuts" - the only thing they have in common is that they are trying to control the remaining 80% of us... they are also the ones that make it very hard to have rational conversations about real issues - take entitlement reform - no one on either side will seriously touch it, even though our out of control entitlement system is the biggest problem that our Country is facing. Depressing, isn't it?
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