Please don’t come tax my co-cola

Thinking Right’s weekend free-for-all. Pick a topic:

  • Holy cow! A deficit that’s more than the combined sum of all previous deficits since the founding of America, a deficit equal to three-fourths of the American economy? That’s what we have to look forward to over the next decade. After this administration’s tax collectors come for the rich, and find that insufficient, they’re coming for you. Bet on it. With that, everybody stands before the tax man as “the rich.”
  • The absence of 73,800 people “missing” from Georgia’s year-ago labor force is described as an enigma. Here’s an often-overlooked fact: People are very good at determining what’s in their financial interest — and acting. They move. That’s how we filled Gwinnett, Forsyth and Cherokee in the ’80s and ’90s. Those reported “missing” from Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey turned up here.
  • Twenty-five million dollars in scholarships to 25,000 kids. Even without his other good deeds, that’s not a bad life accomplishment for Chick-fil-A founder Truett Cathy.
  • East Point’s getting it together. Officials have a plan for getting out of debt. And as another example of adults-in-charge, city council has adopted a policy that ends Councilman Clyde Mitchell’s practice of hiring off-duty city police officers for his private security firm. Truth is, no public official should be hiring anybody’s public employees for off-duty jobs.
  • Public officials — U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, in this instance — should never hold no-bid contracts with any federal, state, county or local government or authority. Deal and a partner are involved in a program supervised by the Georgia Department of Revenue that earned them $1.5 million between 2004 and 2008. The White Hat Award in this arrangement goes to state Revenue Commissioner Bart Graham, who tried to reform the system.
  • An Atlanta man mowing his Kirkwood neighborhood lawn was shot three times by a man who demanded money. What do you suppose the odds are that the shooter had a license to carry the weapon — more or less than the odds of winning the lottery?
  • Georgia’s only corn ethanol plant, First United Ethanol LLC of Camilla, could go bankrupt, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. I’ll never be convinced that putting food in the gas tank makes sense.
  • Here’s the good news of privatization of government services: Fulton County has fired a company called Georgia House Arrest for failing to properly monitor a 17-year-old murder suspect who was then accused of committing other serious crimes. The company was fired for nonperformance. When’s the last time a group of people on the public payroll were fired for nonperformance? I can’t remember it happening, either.
  • It would take some considerable gall for a group called the Southeastern Federal Power Customers, consisting of nearly two dozen electric membership cooperatives and municipal utilities, to sue to recover $59 million they contend they overpaid for power from Buford Dam because of water diverted for human consumption. They bought cheap power subsidized by the American taxpayer.
  • Think the health care debate has divided America? You ain’t seen nothing yet. Wait until President Barack Obama’s administration, via a special prosecutor, starts to bring charges against members of the CIA for allegedly “torturing” suspected terrorists. This president cannot stand up to pressure from his party’s loony left to settle old scores with George W. Bush.
  • Cash for Clunkers to be followed by Cash for More Energy Efficient Appliances? After subsidizing cars and appliances, the next round will be to subsidize tofu, bean sprouts and other foods that this government wants us to eat, with revenues to be derived from taxing what all newcomers to Georgia call “sodas,” but are more properly known as “soft drinks,” or among friends and family, “co-colas.”

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M10

August 27th, 2009
7:49 pm

Sodas, soft drinks, co-colas, pop – whatever you call them – currently are SUBSIDIZED by the US Govt. That’s right, currently, tax dollars are helping keep the price of these drinks down. Maybe we should start by removing these subsidies before we worry about taxing. I haven’t heard about government-mandated tofu and bean sprouts, but I’ve heard a lot of regular people talking about eating food produced by local farmers, who use the same sustainable methods my grandparents and great-grandparents used, and who don’t need barrels and barrels of oil to ship their fruit, veggies, meat, and dairy products half-way around the country (or world) to our towns.

Michael H. Smith

August 27th, 2009
8:10 pm

This president cannot stand up to pressure from his party’s loony left to settle old scores with George W. Bush.

What makes you so sure he is not a standing member amongst them, Mr. Wooten?

Jimbo

August 27th, 2009
8:14 pm

Holder’s attack on the CIA is a diversionary tactic to get media attention off the town halls and back on the vile Bushies although out of office for a year, are still getting blamed for everything from lack of rain to athlete’s foot. Holder, by the way, is the same guy who advocated pardoning the Puerto Rican loons who shot up the capitol building a few years back. Obama has proven very adept at making statements that run totally counter to what his minions are doing, then continuing to look the other way and even lie about it. This is just another blatant example. Anybody feeling voter’s remorse yet???

Algonquin J. Calhoun

August 27th, 2009
10:24 pm

George W. Bush is guilty of war crimes! He killed many thousands of people in Iraq and tortured thousands more. He should be, and will be, tried and punished!

Jill Allbrite

August 27th, 2009
10:34 pm

Give it a rest, Calhoun. You sound like a Southside Looney.

gunny y.

August 27th, 2009
11:22 pm

hush your face, algonquin.

Howard

August 27th, 2009
11:22 pm

Jim…to use an expression from Obama’s good friend, his mentor Reverend Wright…American’s chickens are indeed coming home to roost. The moronic voters of this country elected this fascist and his Chicago Mafia to run things…so what do you expect. Obama couldn’t have even obtained a security clearance with the government with a back ground check on who were his friends…yet this inexperienced, neophyte, left-wing, incompetent radical gets handed the keys to the White House. Hopefully what he and his Democrat brown shirts do to this country by 2010 or 2012 will lead people to finally get rid of the Democrat Party. Of course, the Republicans are just as bad…only they don’t hate the country as much as Democrats do. Know my definition of a liberal Democrat? A hypocritical busy body who knows the best way to spend your money and run your life!!

Old Timer

August 27th, 2009
11:27 pm

I don’t trust anything Obama and his looney cabinet do. Holder would not go after the the Black Panther group that harassed voters during the election at the voting place door, but he want to prosocute folks that keep us safe from those that want all of us dead including Obama’s workers. Obama and his group are on a different planet in thought. Folks it is scary.

Ward

August 28th, 2009
2:46 am

With each passing day, we get to see what happens when a man who’s never run anything, tries to run EVERYthing. And I’m certain he has no idea how far in over his head he really is. Flowery rhetoric will only get you so far, and his unimaginable deficits will be his undoing.

clyde

August 28th, 2009
3:43 am

Good morning Jim,
Huge deficits.I’ve told you I didn’t trust Obama.Soon it will overburden our fuel efficient cars just hauling the amount of worthless money it will take to fill the gas tank.

I don’t know where the 73,800 would move to.Back to the nothing they left before,maybe.

The members of East Point’s city council,minus Clyde Mitchell,will be getting a ticket a day from a disgruntled police force.

Deal’s deals.

I don’t think the shooter was licensed to carry,but don’t bet against him.A good lawyer,in front of a kindly Alabama jury ,could get him millions.

I’ve eaten corn and drank corn,but I haven’t driven around on it yet.

Once in a great while we fire an elected official for non performance,but not nearly often enough.

W.C.Fields had it right when he said not to drink any Dam water.That’s not exactly verbatim,by the way.

I can’t imagine the CIA torturing people.

I already have energy efficient appliances.I have them because I don’t like big power bills.Years ago I purchased a $24 energy monitoring meter that has saved me hundreds of dollars.

But I like tofu and bean sprouts.I have nothing against a good steak either.I don’t drink sodas or soft drinks or cocolas so I’m going to escape that tax just like I escape the tobacco tax.There are only two vehicles in my neighborhood that are more fuel efficient than my Ranger,so I pay less gas tax per mile driven.

One thing I don’t uunderstand though is after factoring in things like transportation,multiple handling and other cost contributing factors that local farmers don’t have,why do they charge me more than markets?

Michael H. Smith

August 28th, 2009
6:23 am

Quotes from: General Curtis Emerson Lemay

“Every soldier thinks something of the moral aspects of what he is doing. But all war is immoral and if you let that bother you, you’re not a good soldier.”

“I think there are many times when it would be most efficient to use nuclear weapons. However, the public opinion in this country and throughout the world throw up their hands in horror when you mention nuclear weapons, just because of the propaganda that’s been fed to them.”

“If you kill enough of them, they stop fighting.”

“Killing Japanese didn’t bother me very much at that time… I suppose if I had lost the war, I would have been tried as a war criminal.”

Comments from the late Robert McNamara:

Robert McNamara: I don’t fault Truman for dropping the nuclear bomb. The US-Japanese war was one of the most brutal wars in all of human history. Kamikaze pilots, suicide—unbelievable. What one can criticize is that the human race, prior to that time, and today, has not really grappled with what are called the rules of war. Was there a rule then that said you shouldn’t bomb, shouldn’t kill, shouldn’t burn to death 100,000 civilians in a night?

LeMay said if we’d lost the war, we’d all have been prosecuted as war criminals. And I think he’s right. He, and I’d say I, were behaving as war criminals. LeMay recognized that what he was doing would be thought immoral, if his side had lost. Well, what makes it immoral if you lose and not immoral if you win?

BitterEXdemocrackkk

August 28th, 2009
6:33 am

How do we get RID of these NON elected, UNConstitutional Obama CZARs, now called advisors?
Some are AVOWED communists and have CRIMINAL backgrounds…they KILLED the CZARs in Russia…NOW is the time for ALL good men to come to the AID of their country! What will YOU do?

Michael H. Smith

August 28th, 2009
6:49 am

Can’t say at the moment how to get rid of Obumer’s Czars but people in this country sure have alot of questions that need answers immediately. As more information is coming to light that exposes those he has selected as advisers both he and they are becoming all the more questionable.

Will

August 28th, 2009
7:07 am

Two comments in regard to your column this morning:

1. President Bush was handed a federal budget with a surplus and, after his eight budgets (with more than 40,000 earmarks included) handed President Obama a budget with a $1,000,000,000,000,000 deficit. Funny how republicans, almost all of whom voted for each of these earmarked laden budgets, are now concerned about deficits.

2. Republican newspaper writers and radio entertainers scoff at torture tactics being little more than a slap on the wrist (the radio entertainer that is slightly obese and a recovering drug addict – never can remember his name) refers to these torture tactics as “hardball fraternity hazing”). My Congressman agrees. I asked him if these tactics are so effective, would he support the use of these torture tactics by American law enforcement agencies as an effective way of deterring crime in the United States.. He said he would not because these tactics would be a violation of Constitutional Bill of Rights protections. You know, the protection against “cruel and unusal” punishment!

I think I will defer to American war heroes such as Senator McCain in regard to moral legitimacy and effectiveness of torture. This American hero readily admits that, as a result of being tortured, he made false statements to the enemy.

Michael H. Smith

August 28th, 2009
7:22 am

Senator Chuck Schumer spoke out on the controversy over torture a while back in an interview on MSNBC: Senator Schumer said the officials who approved enhanced interrogation techniques should be investigated.

Senator Chuck Schumer (D) New York: I have some faith in Eric Holder and the Obama administration on this issue. The first day they said OK water-boarding is torture. We’re not going to torture and the most important thing they did is they extended the Army manual which isn’t bad…

That is Senator Schumer in the interview on MSNBC.

But back in 2004, Senator Schumer was telling an entirely different story. Senator Schumer then said that he and most of his colleagues would support the use of torture if it would save American lives.

Senator Chuck Schumer: If we knew that there was a nuclear bomb hidden in an American city, and we believed that some kind of torture, fairly severe, maybe, would give us a chance at finding that bomb before it went off, my guess is most Americans and most senators, maybe all, would say do what you have to do. So it is easy to sit back in the armchair and say that torture can never be used, but when you are in the foxhole it is a very different deal.

How soon the left wingers are willing to forget, Mr. Wooten: I mean, “When you are in the foxhole and not five years later doing an interview it really is a very different deal.”

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
8:23 am

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Derwin Brown (June 22, 1954 -December 15, 2000) was a police captain and the sheriff-elect of DeKalb County, Georgia, United States, who was assassinated on the evening of December 15, 2000.

Brown was a 23-year veteran of the DeKalb County Police Department when he was elected to the position of Sheriff on a platform of cleaning up the corruption and graft that had historically troubled the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. Brown was shot in front of his home fifteen times with a TEC-9 handgun and died at the scene. Defeated incumbent, former DeKalb County Sheriff Sidney Dorsey was convicted of ordering Brown’s assassination. Details that came to light in the trial suggested that Dorsey ordered the killing in order to obstruct an expected probe into corruption occurring during his own tenure as sheriff.

The law firm of Casey Gilson Leibel P.C. filed suit on behalf of the Brown family against those involved in the killing. At trial, the family’s attorneys, Steve Leibel and George Schingler, showed the jury how Dorsey and his deputies conspired to assassinate Brown. Casey Gilson’s efforts resulted in a jury verdict of $776 million in favor of the Brown family. Although the family has thus far been unable to collect any of the judgement, the jury verdict was the largest in Georgia history.

The defense attorneys declined to actually appear on behalf of the defendants at trial; instead, having filed an interlocutory appeal on the issue of liability, they allowed the damages portion of the trial to go forward undefended. Their confidence was well-placed. The Georgia Court of Appeals ruled in Defendant’s favor on the issue of whether the State was immune from suit. Plaintiff appealed the ruling up to the Georgia Supreme Court, and that Court upheld the ruling. The United States Supreme Court denied cert on a subsequent appeal filed by Derwin Brown’s family.

After the verdict was rendered virtually uncollectible by the series of failed appeals, a bill was introduced into the Georgia House of Representatives seeking to compensate Derwin Brown’s family in an amount in excess of $300 million. The bill failed to obtain the necessary votes for passage…

From the desk of “Charles, The Original”, according to The Brown Family petition to Georgia House of Representatives written by Brandy Brown-Rhodes, her father was assassinated on his wife’s birthday. At the time he was in transition, and had not yet been sworn in as Sheriff; therefore he was left with no paycheck or insurance. Phyllis Brown, the wife of Sheriff Elect Derwin Brown, was left to have to beg the county to restore his position as Captain of the Dekalb County Police Department (that he was forced to resign from) so that she could receive his benefits.

After two years, she was finally awarded his pension and insurance benefit for $50,000 that of which she had to pay legal fees.

The moral of the story is it doesn’t matter who you are. When challenging “systems of corruption”, going after individual operatives within that system or the system is often futile and counter productive.

I encourage you to put on the whole armor of God that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

Mike

August 28th, 2009
8:38 am

This president cannot stand up to pressure from his party’s loony left to settle old scores with George W. Bush.

It’s more about doing the right thing, the Bush administation reverted of barbaric acts under the stress of the moment. Criminal acts, and if we’re going to be ticketing j-walkers, this cannot go investigated. Let the cards lay where they fall.

Jackie

August 28th, 2009
8:51 am

@Charles

I am shocked and amazed that you would speak of the plight of these “Negroes.” The water must be bad?

findog

August 28th, 2009
8:56 am

Our taxes are too low.
Based on rosy scenarios that never materialized taxes were cut in 2001. Based on the voodoo economic principal of cutting taxes while increasing defense spending as revenue neutral in 2003 our government kept digging its hole to China, with Chinese funds. Now the party in power is incapable of balancing the budget through taxation through the haunting reminder of 1994 when they lost power based on the basic tax levies set in 1993. A level that did not harm the longest stretch of economic development the nation had ever known.
I would like someone in congress to come up with a minimum level of taxation from everyone, individual, business, or corporate that would fund our nation. Set that number at six, eight, ten, or what ever it would be and then reduce the staggered income rates to levels that would pay off the debt in 15 years.
We the people gave up a lot of tax deductions during the Reagan Administration based on a shared cost with corporate America. We the people without an army of lobbyists then watched congress insert breaks for one sector of the economy after another until the largest, most profitable companies pay less of a marginal rate in taxes than the average American family.

Road Scholar

August 28th, 2009
9:06 am

So, after subsidizing businesses, esp big business for 8 years, it is wrong to subsidize others? When will repubs realize you have to pay for services…they are not free.

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
9:07 am

Jackie,

I wouldn’t encourage others to put on the whole armor of God if I didn’t have it on. As a matter of fact, my prayer to God was to dress me from head to toes. I was afraid that I wouldn’t dress properly.

You know which side the so-called educated integrationist Negroes chose. What about you Jackie? Are you rolling with us or the devil?

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
9:13 am

Jackie,

It’s not God’s will that anyone should perish. That includes the so-called educated integrationist Negroes; but his will is that we should repent.

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
9:30 am

Jackie,

Repentance may prove difficult for many of us. Crazy Joe Lowery said that he wouldn’t return his Presidential Medal of Freedom under any circumstances.

The condition of the overwhelming majority of Negroes is worse than when we were in segregation. In lieu of that fact, if I were he, I would return my Presidential Medal of Freedom in a heart beat. But like the other so-called educated integrationist Negroes, Lowery may have been rewarded for delivering the masses of Negroes to the genocidal condition they face today.

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
9:42 am

Periodically, I listen to so-called Negro radio call in talk shows. Listen, after listening to twenty minutes of the garbage coming out of the mouths of parents and radio hosts, Negro children can’t be anything else other than crazy.

The reason other races of people don’t call Negro talk shows is obvious. It’s not racism. It’s impossible to communicate given that amount of abject ignorance and or insanity.

Other groups of people shouldn’t enable the so-called educated integrationist Negroes. They should force them to service the basic needs of their own people.

JackLeg

August 28th, 2009
9:46 am

Read my lies : There will be no new taxes on the middle class…. RLOL

William

August 28th, 2009
9:51 am

If you want to stop torture, bring back the draft. I sure would like to see the progressive liberal numbers rise in the military ranks. We all know they know better. They can do it better, right? Then Obama would not have to raise that huge civilian army and buy uniforms with tax dollars. Bring back the draft and put the liberals in the fox holes. It would better serve us all.

"Charles", The Original

August 28th, 2009
9:52 am

Jackie,

Just think about it. Some Negroes want to put other Negroes in prison for specified crimes and throw away the key. Guess what? The Negroes don’t have a jail or prison to house other Negroes. They plan on incarcerating other Negroes in prisons they didn’t build or control. And at the same time, they charge racism in the prison industrial complex of other people.

There is no doubt in my mind. The so-called educated integrationist Negroes are crazy.

TRUTH

August 28th, 2009
10:00 am

Ahhhh, like a cold refreshing drink, I have found a place where rednecks, ruffians, and Republicans gather to hate on the country and discuss other heartfelt topics reagarding their affinity for Nazism, Facism, and the sort. All the while not realizing (or purposefully) avoiding the fact that our President IS turning us around on the economy. He is reversing the alienation to the world that we had under Dubya. His intent on securing healthcare for ALL Americans, while bringing the insurance comapnies under control by offering a REAL choice. Yep, this IS the place for rednecks, ruffians, and Republicans to come, vent, and plot on how they’re going to steal the country back and reinstitute the demise of this country with their failed tactics, ideas, and LACK of a plan. You’ve tried to malign him with birth certicates, tea parties, Rushbo, Hannity, and media attacks. You’ve tried to attack his wife, his staff, and Democrats/Liberals at town halls. Why are you still failing? You rednecks, ruffians, and Republicans use lies, deceit, and outlandish comparisons. The country is no longer red. It is predominately blue, and the red pool has dwindled to those few states where that thinking is still considered fashionable. Funny those states are considered bottom feeders with those in them easily misled by the Republican party and their throng of (have I said this?) rednecks, ruffians, and liars. Can you get one fact straight? Can your ELECTED officials ANSWER a question without resorting to lies. Grandma? Vets (I take personal exception to that as I am one), the middle class, poor people?? What the heck are you people?? Oh, rednecks, ruffians, and Republicans….

Georgia. That last Bastion of Ignorance.

JLK

August 28th, 2009
10:00 am

Holy cow! A deficit that’s more than the combined sum of all previous deficits since the founding of America, a deficit equal to three-fourths of the American economy? Thank your Mr. Wooten, for your ongoing outrage about deficits that began in the Reagan years, eased up in the 90s, and returned when the Republicans blew it up again. You’re a ROCK.

Twenty-five million dollars in scholarships to 25,000 kids. Yay, Mr. Cathy! He understands that young people need edu-ma-catin’. Now if the rest of Georgia would clue in….

Georgia’s only corn ethanol plant, First United Ethanol LLC of Camilla, could go bankrupt, the Atlanta Business Chronicle reports. I’ll never be convinced that putting food in the gas tank makes sense. Unless it’s fresh from the garden, corn isn’t really good people food. In its processed form, its widespread over-consumption is one cause of diabetes, gastro-intestinal ailments, and thunder thighs.

When’s the last time a group of people on the public payroll were fired for nonperformance? November 4, 2008.

Think the health care debate has divided America? … Wait until President Barack Obama’s administration, via a special prosecutor, starts to bring charges against members of the CIA for allegedly “torturing” suspected terrorists.

You overestimate the selflessness of Americans. Unscrupulous health insurance tyrants have been ruining us for decades. We’re vested in this fight. Sadly, many Americans prefer not to think about the fact that torturing foreign prisoners increases the likelihood that our own brave under-paid, under-appreciated, over-worked soldiers will be treated thusly when captured by unfriendlies. Yes, best not to think about that.

….the next round will be to subsidize tofu, bean sprouts and other foods that this government wants us to eat, If this were actually true: Those B—tards! Trying to encourage a healthier populace that doesn’t require tens or hundreds of thousands of medical care each year for lifestyle- and diet-induced illness. WHERE DOES IT END?

booger

August 28th, 2009
10:00 am

Jim,

This deficit is before before health care reform and the rest of Obamas wish list of power grabs. Wait til the total is in. We are incurring debt which is absolutely unsustainable says Warren Buffet. Buffet, who supported Obama for president, now says we must either impose huge tax increases or print money just to pay the interest on our current debt. Either way it’s a horror for our economy.

TRUTH

August 28th, 2009
10:13 am

Hey Booger,

Allopw me to pick your nose…The Deficit wasn’t a deficit when President Clinton left office and Dubya and the ReThuglicans took over. President Obama had to right the ship first, which took money, then install a plan to keep you nitwits from jumping out of windows (a’la the Great Depression), which cost money. Yet you and the rest of your Genius Posse seem to think that President Obama amassed the huge deficit in just under 9 months. Heck my wife couldn’t spend a million in a year if she tried to buy every shoe in the country. Are you crazy, or are you and the rest of the RNC thinking that we are?

Facts. Believe em’.

Chris Broe

August 28th, 2009
10:15 am

Holy cows (in India) are upset with Chick Filet founder Truett Cathy’s policy of not letting people eat more chicken on Sunday (in America).

Every point Wooten made today reads like a xerox copy of the Republican Platform for the 2004 campaign to re-elect President Bush. We’re living the Bush legacy of war, tax folly, and don’t forget all those public speaking masterpieces.

Dandy Don

August 28th, 2009
10:17 am

Nathan Deal’s done.

Moonbat Patrol

August 28th, 2009
10:39 am

Did some neo-Marxist libdemwits here just have the gall to mention the deficits under Reagan and W? Here, allow me to help the mindless moonbatic trash out with some facts:

“WASHINGTON – In a chilling forecast, the White House is predicting a 10-year federal deficit of $9 trillion — more than the sum of all previous deficits since America’s founding. And it says by the next decade’s end the national debt will equal three-quarters of the entire U.S. economy.”

You dumbmAsses on the tard left need to shut your pie holes. NOW.

Regarding said dumbmAsses, how do you thirty percenters out there who love the job Obama & Pelosicrats are doing feel? Oh painless is waiting for you snot bags in 2010 and 2012.
http://www.rasmussenreports.com/var/plain/storage/images/media/obama_index_graphics/august_2009/obama_index_august_28_2009/243590-1-eng-US/obama_index_august_28_2009.jpg

Gallup shows that 55% of Americans believe the economy is getting WORSE under the Obama/Pelosicrat administration. Aren’t you libtards just so glad that TRILLION DOLLAR “stiumuls” bill was passed immediately because it was such a crisis? What are we, approaching 11% unemployment figures soon? That idiot Biden said they needed immediate action for that “stimulus” bill so as to keep unemployment from going past EIGHT percent.

The Pelosicrat congressional approval rating is 31%, down from a high of 39% in March – before the Pelosicrats could show prove their incompetence and idiocy. But you chucklenuts on the mindless, drooling libtard left keep yammering about Bush. You morons are in trouble. Bigtime.

booger

August 28th, 2009
10:46 am

TRUTH,

Pick away, I’ll provide you a box of crackers. should make a great snack. Even die hard Bush haters have stopped trying to compare the Bush deficits to the current out of control spending spree. Also, as we have just seen this week, the longer this the current plans are studied, the more it looks as if they are grossly underestimated.

DemsRule

August 28th, 2009
10:46 am

The first thing to do is pass an 80% income tax and 95% estate tax so we can pay for health care and social security. Once a few years of that has drained the fat cats pockets, we can put a bounty on them! Now that’s a stimulus program that will work and be fun.

JF McNamara

August 28th, 2009
10:54 am

“After this administration’s tax collectors come for the rich, and find that insufficient, they’re coming for you. Bet on it. ”

I don’t mind paying for services. Both parties have run up a huge bill, and its not going to magically go away. If your personal household was in financial straights wouldn’t you use more of or try to generate more income to pay for your debts?

“This president cannot stand up to pressure from his party’s loony left to settle old scores with George W. Bush.”

If Bush had done the right thing, there would be no way to settle old scores or pressure the President. If he and his administration are found to have committed crimes, they should be prosecuted. Just because the motives are off base doesn’t mean that the “loony” left isn’t right in complaining about his criminality.

Dumocraps For Dumbo

August 28th, 2009
11:21 am

…The first thing to do is pass an 80% income tax and 95% estate tax so we can pay for health care and social security…. -DemsRule

Don’t you just love Dumocrap humor? But the real irony is the beauty that even the middle class will likely now see their taxes go up to pay for all of this Dumocrap out of control deficit spending. What, did you moronic Dumocraps think you could just tax the top 10% of this nation to pay for all your fairytale candyassed liberal draconia? Morons.

Dumocraps For Dumbo

August 28th, 2009
11:27 am

…If your personal household was in financial straights wouldn’t you use more of or try to generate more income to pay for your debts?….-JFMcNamara

Well that’s the problem, dipsht. You are taking away income from the people to pay for the incompetence of the government. Only the biggest morons believe that raising taxes will revive the economy [instead of, err, uhmmm, ******lowering spending*******].

So much for Obummer’s promise to cut taxes for 95% of the people in this nation, eh? I’ve lost count on how many campaign promises have been broken in just six months.

“When you elect clowns, don’t be surprised when a circus breaks out.”

Peter

August 28th, 2009
11:30 am

Loony is the word of the day I guess…….. There is none more Lonny than those who voted for the Criminals Bush and Cheney !

Peter

August 28th, 2009
11:32 am

Of course the loony Right and Jim will never talk about the Made up WAR in Iraq and the costs to our Country !

Dumocraps For Dumbo

August 28th, 2009
11:32 am

Don’t look now, but the Dumocraps are now drafting a bill that would allow the federal government to shut down your computer in the event of some national emergency. Can you imagine if the Bushies and Cheney had done this? Dumocrap heads would be exploding right after the mouth foaming. So the big question is, what do these morons running Washington deem as an “emergency?” Saying negative things about them on blogs? I wouldn’t put it past the same group of people who recently installed an email address on the official White House website to report anyone saying bad things about DumoCare.

“Internet companies and civil liberties groups were alarmed this spring when a U.S. Senate bill proposed handing the White House the power to disconnect private-sector computers from the Internet.”

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-10320096-38.html

retiredds

August 28th, 2009
11:32 am

Jim, it never ceases to amaze me how you conservatives consistently miss the mark. Yes, the deficits are huge, and everyone knows it. It appears that you and your “pseudo” conservative buddies decided to turn the other way when George W. ran up a 3 TRILLION deficit (which is part of the trillions in debt that is embedded in the current numbers – rather simple math if you take the time to run the numbers) during his term which included an expanding economy (contrary to prudent economic and fiscal policy). His team also forgot the maxim “you can’t have guns and butter”. But beyond the Bush years of neglect and failed policies on almost every front (one grand scheme was running the war off the books – I can explain that for you if you have the least bit of interest), the projected deficit is to cover decades of Americans living far beyond their means. The chickens are coming home to roost, Jim, just in case you and your conservative friends haven’t noticed.

So here’s a suggestion, let’s do what you and your conservative cronies propose – nothing. Let’s ask the Obama administration to pull back all the stimulus money and let the citizens fend for themselves. Let’s do nothing. And, if we do that would you and your conservative friends be willing to go around the country and explain to all the people why? Would you tell them that nothing was your answer to the worst economic scenario since the Great Depression? If your plan succeeds then you and your friends should take all the credit. But if your plan fails, be willing to take credit for that too. Come on Jim, don’t just be one who bad mouths this administration, stand up and be counted.

Peter

August 28th, 2009
11:33 am

Hey Jim..What is the Iraq War costing America ? The Loony Right won’t talk about that !

Dumocraps For Dumbo

August 28th, 2009
11:40 am

….It appears that you and your “pseudo” conservative buddies decided to turn the other way when George W. ran up a 3 TRILLION deficit…

What you moron Dumocrap liberals FAIL to do is break down how much of that went to national security spending, something the previous administration SEVERELY lacked doing and needed to be done. From the CIA on down.

But go ahead and ignore the above post referencing a ***nine trillion*** dollar deficit, not to mention the Dumocraps spending more in six months than in the previous six ***years*** of the Bushies. And yes, for you morons on the left, that includes the Iraq war, and something else you morons forget about: Katrina spending. You pinheads need to read more. You morons also conveniently forget the CBO keeps reminding the Dumocraps that the current spending levels cannot be sustained. What the hell planet do you people on the Dumocrap left come from?

“Mr. Obama cannot dismiss critics by pointing to President George W. Bush’s decision to run $2.9 trillion in deficits while fighting two wars and dealing with 9/11 and Katrina. Mr. Obama will surpass Mr. Bush’s eight-year total in his first 20 months and 11 days in office, adding $3.2 trillion to the national debt.”

Moonbat Patrol

August 28th, 2009
11:50 am

What is it with libdemwits and not paying their taxes? For them to have the AUDACITY to bespeak raising taxes on Americans is disgusting. Who other than Charlie Rangel, chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee – that establishes tax policy for you Obama voters.

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ASHINGTON — Rep. Charles Rangel failed to report as much as $1.3 million in outside income — including up to $1 million for a Harlem building sale — on financial-disclosure forms he filed between 2002 and 2006, according to newly amended records. The documents also show the embattled chairman of the Ways and Means Committee — who is being probed by the House Ethics Committee — failed to reveal a staggering $3 million in various business transactions over the same period.
http://www.nypost.com/seven/08282009/news/regionalnews/oops__charlie_forgot_this_1m_house_186849.htm
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You almost have to laugh at the libdemwits blindly supporting those hypocritical, blatantly arrogant people running Washington.

booger

August 28th, 2009
11:53 am

Peter,

The looney war you refer to will have cost 687 billion since its inception at the end of this fiscal year. That’s over 100 billion less than the stimulus package alone.

Moonbat Patrol

August 28th, 2009
11:56 am

“Let’s ask the Obama administration to pull back all the stimulus money and let the citizens fend for themselves”

That’s the problem, liberal genius. That money did NOT go to the citizens. It went to Obama cronies and select areas that voted for him. Try researching facts for a change. The rest of it hasn’t even been SPENT yet:

http://rutledgecapital.com/2009/06/03/how-much-of-the-stimulus-money-has-already-been-spent/

booger

August 28th, 2009
11:58 am

retiredds,

Had we done nothing to respond to the recession it is likely it would have ended sooner. This was the path Europe chose to take even after urging from Obama to follow our lead. They are now recovering more quickly than us, and France and Germany are both officially out of the recession.

Moonbat Patrol

August 28th, 2009
11:59 am

Booger – when dealing facts out to a mindless libdemwit on this blog, you will have more success pissing into the wind of a hurricane. It is evident from the posts here this morning they live in some alternative universe fantasyland. But, it is enjoyable watching them snarl and drool over a previous administration while kicking the can of this administration further down the road.