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I heard the same rant about the 40,000 on Rush, I've forgoten who the "expert" he brought on was, I'd want to see the source for any numbers before I believe them.

I often hear similar stuff about the US as a whole, small minority paying all the taxes. What they don't say is that they are only talking about income taxes. Also not mentioned is that if you are grossing 600 million and you pay 30 % yes, it's going to be a lot more than someone making 600 thousand. Good they can afford it. Especilally if they did nothing more than be born to get it. The figures showing the change in disparity between the bottom 4/5 of population and the top .01% is pretty amazing too. The rich have gotten very rich and the middle has stagnated.

On to some poll numbers.

For now the public at large is mostly positive over the budget plan. Sharply devided on party lines. Scary to think that the Republican pary is led by a ex drug adict who has severe personality problems who screams and yells on TV in phychotic rages.

http://www.gallup.com/poll/116242/Initial-Reaction-Obama-Budget-Tilts-Po...

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Poll numbers are what they are. The stock market has taken a noticeable plunge since the budget was released, but what do those capitalist swine know?

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civetcat wrote:
........ Scary to think that the Republican pary is led by a ex drug adict who has severe personality problems who screams and yells on TV in phychotic rages.

Funny, we have someone like that on the forums at BGH !! Evil!

Rush is a Radio personality and NOT the RNC leader. He NEEDS to be the leader but, alas, he is not.
He does represent many more Republican views than most Washington Rebubs do. DC Repubs and DC Dem's have almost merged into one unrecognizable entity. This is why Dems won so many seats in Congress, many Repubs went Ind at the polls or just didn't vote because there was nobody that retained the conservative core values running on the tickets.

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What I find fascinating is that Rush has announced that he's willing to debate Obama. This illustrates the right/left divide perfectly. The right wing wants to debate, and the left wing wants to silence.

It also raises a great question. If Rush is a bloated, insane drug addict, why not debate his ideas and prove him wrong? What are you afraid of? Silencing an opponent is a coward's way of weaseling his way out of a losing situation.

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Civet wrote,

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Republican pary is led by a ex drug adict who has severe personality problems who screams and yells on TV in phychotic rages

Since when are Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy Republicans?

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I didn't want to go there because it really opens a can of worms. I mean come on...Ted Kennedy's car has killed more people than my guns.

But as far as the budget goes, it just doesn't make sense to me to grow government so much -- especially when the economy's struggling to fund the government we have now.

I guess I just don't get it. For example, we're supposed to believe there's a major health care crisis going on. But yet what has the news been full of? A single mother of six living on welfare that managed to get in-vitro fertilization of 8 more kids, PLUS cosmetic surgery. We're not talking kidney transplant here -- these were ELECTIVE procedures. And that doesn't even address the medical bills and future costs to the state for those 8 babies.

Maybe I'm missing something, but that's better health care than I'm getting. I'm not against giving someone a helping hand, but come on. So where's the crisis?

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BunnySlayer wrote:
Civet wrote,
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Republican pary is led by a ex drug adict who has severe personality problems who screams and yells on TV in phychotic rages

Since when are Harry Reid and Ted Kennedy Republicans?

That would be Sir Ted Kennedy.

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