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San Francisco Chronicle ^ | Aug 2, 2011

Posted on 08/03/2011 6:16:23 AM PDT by artichokegrower

Dems surrender to bullies

The Democrats have done it.

They have completely surrendered to the playground bully and proved that if he pushes hard enough, he will get everything he wants.

And now that the bully is emboldened, he'll push even harder. If I had voted for a Tea Party member, I would be dancing in the streets right now, because the Tea Party just succeeded in short-circuiting democracy. And the Democrats helped them.

Steve Kesel, San Francisco

No tax? No federal funds

I suggest that all the congressional districts that voted for the so-called Tea Party candidates put their wallets where their mouths are.

I recommend all federal spending be immediately suspended to these districts. No more Social Security checks, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans' funds and entitlements, highway funds, law enforcement - any federal funds whatsoever.

In return, these districts should be eligible to not pay any federal income taxes.

Perhaps, in some small way, this will help the deficit problem.

Chris Burt, Oakland

President Chamberlain

President Obama is simply a domestic version of Neville Chamberlain, and the latest deal with the Republicans is his Munich.

A capitulation is not a compromise, and nothing will satisfy the radical conservatives who control Congress.

After Czechoslovakia, Poland.

After cutting Medicare, destroying Social Security.

Jim Harrison, San Francisco

How did it go last time?

In the 1930s, President Herbert Hoover cut federal spending to balance the budget. Unemployment increased, and the Depression got worse.

Now, all we're talking about is how much to cut federal spending. It will work out differently this time, right?

Ralph Harbin, San Francisco

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


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So if you oppose raising the debt ceiling you are comparable to a Nazi invading Poland? Don't ya just feel the love?
1 posted on 08/03/2011 6:16:25 AM PDT by artichokegrower
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To: artichokegrower
In the 1930s, President Herbert Hoover cut federal spending to balance the budget. Unemployment increased, and the Depression got worse.

Fallacious cause and effect. IIRC, there were other factors in play here, such as additional business regulations.

Also, FDR increased federal spending AND regulations, and the depression became the Great Depression.

2 posted on 08/03/2011 6:19:47 AM PDT by kosciusko51
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To: artichokegrower

Actually, it looks more to me like they are mad that the Tea Party helped in not having tax increases be a part of the deal.


3 posted on 08/03/2011 6:20:21 AM PDT by Justice
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To: artichokegrower

I suggest that all the congressional districts that voted for the so-called Tea Party candidates put their wallets where their mouths are.

“I recommend all federal spending be immediately suspended to these districts. No more Social Security checks, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans’ funds and entitlements, highway funds, law enforcement - any federal funds whatsoever.

In return, these districts should be eligible to not pay any federal income taxes.”

Why would this be a bad deal for TP voters? The G. does NOT take your ten dollars, subtract a handling charge to buy somebody else’s vote, and then returns to you $9.21, with directions on how to use the money. Who would turn that deal down? Hey, I earned $10, now I get to keep $10 to use as I see fit. Boy! That deal will really teach those TP retards a lesson!!! Also, if TP voters are not to receive any “Federal” funds (there’s no such thing) then they shouldn’t have to pay ANY fed taxes, not just income taxes.


4 posted on 08/03/2011 6:21:48 AM PDT by Doctor 2Brains (If the government were Paris Hilton, it could not score a free drink in a bar full of lonely sailors)
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To: artichokegrower
If I had voted for a Tea Party member, I would be dancing in the streets right now, because the Tea Party just succeeded in short-circuiting democracy.

What would a liberal know about democracy? Ask a liberal what they think about holding a public referendum on abortion, or school choice, or teaching intelligent design in public schools, or ending welfare, or banning gay marriage, or opening up ANWR for drilling, or . . .

5 posted on 08/03/2011 6:22:01 AM PDT by Hoodat (Yet in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. - (Rom 8:37))
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To: artichokegrower
Two comments stuck out to me:

I suggest that all the congressional districts that voted for the so-called Tea Party candidates put their wallets where their mouths are.

I recommend all federal spending be immediately suspended to these districts. No more Social Security checks, Medicare, Medicaid, veterans' funds and entitlements, highway funds, law enforcement - any federal funds whatsoever.

In return, these districts should be eligible to not pay any federal income taxes.


Sign me up. I'm in a blue district, but if that could happen, I'd move to a tea party district! Obviously the moron who wrote in didn't understand the inefficiency and corruption of the federal government.

After Czechoslovakia, Poland.

So this is war, and conservatives are Nazis? Godwin's Law is invoked!
6 posted on 08/03/2011 6:28:46 AM PDT by brownsfan (I miss the America I grew up in.)
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To: Doctor 2Brains

This would be a great deal for these districts. Many are net outflow districts that subsidize areas like San Francisco.

On top of that, the people who really depend on the government teat would hightail it out while business and new jobs would be moving in.


7 posted on 08/03/2011 6:35:46 AM PDT by MediaMole
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To: artichokegrower
I appreciate the efforts of all these Left Wing Libturds to make me feel better about the debt deal but I wish they would offer me specifics.

What, exactly, is it that I should be so all-fired happy about?

8 posted on 08/03/2011 6:36:22 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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Okay. You know what. Fine.

You don't agree with our view on taxes? Tell you what. I'm sure I speak for most if not all of my fellow Tea Partiers when I say I am willing to pay the same Federal tax rate General Electric paid last year.

9 posted on 08/03/2011 6:38:18 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: Texas Eagle
What, exactly, is it that I should be so all-fired happy about?

You thought you were going to be raped and murdered, but you were only raped and left naked and bleeding on the side of the road.

10 posted on 08/03/2011 6:40:27 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: artichokegrower

Would these birds out in San Fran please explain how we tax ourselves into prosperity?

Did these people ever get a job from a poor person?

Do they think that 99 weeks of unemployment benefits is a fiscal stimulus?

Paul Kantner was right: “San Francisco is 49 square miles surrounded by reality.”

Hah!


11 posted on 08/03/2011 6:41:30 AM PDT by RexBeach (Mr. Obama can't count.)
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To: artichokegrower
Sh*t for brains individuals like this, and those in DC, are making me question the part of the Pledge of Allegiance that says "Indivisible", but at least I cover my heart and recite the Pledge - more than the would-be dictator kenyan usurper.

Take Back AMERICA! Restore The Constitution!
FUBO GTFO 2012 !

12 posted on 08/03/2011 6:42:05 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: artichokegrower

the Tea Party just succeeded in short-circuiting democracy

If things don’t go your way I guess there is a short-ciruit somewhere, huh? Looks to me like the process was an example of how democracy is supposed to work. Elections have consequences and the mandate of the 2010 elections couldn’t have been clearer.


13 posted on 08/03/2011 6:43:40 AM PDT by Joan Kerrey
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
You thought you were going to be raped and murdered, but you were only raped and left naked and bleeding on the side of the road.

LOL. By the neighbor I like, not the neighbor I hate.

14 posted on 08/03/2011 6:44:25 AM PDT by Texas Eagle (If it wasn't for double-standards, Liberals would have no standards at all -- Texas Eagle)
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To: RexBeach

-——please explain how we tax ourselves into prosperity?-——

Prosperity is not an option. Equality, the equality of mediocrity, is the goal.


15 posted on 08/03/2011 6:46:00 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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To: artichokegrower
I suggest that all the congressional districts that voted for the so-called Tea Party candidates put their wallets where their mouths are.

Yes, anytime the Tea Party can change the debate...GOOD.

16 posted on 08/03/2011 6:49:20 AM PDT by pointsal
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To: artichokegrower

There is nothing wrong with San Fran that couldn’t be resolved by a 9.6 Big’un


17 posted on 08/03/2011 6:50:42 AM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 ....Flash mobs are trickle down leftwing REDISTRIBUTION))
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Those crybabies who are disappointed about there being no BIG tax increases in the budget deal need to get naked and write out a check to the U.S. Treasury. That is one kind of ‘protest’ that would show those wascally Tea Party Hobbits that the commies are ‘serious’ about creating a BIG government.


18 posted on 08/03/2011 7:28:24 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Americans need to wean their government off of its dependence on foreign money.)
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To: artichokegrower
I suggest that all the congressional districts that voted for the so-called Tea Party candidates put their wallets where their mouths are.

Hey general dorkenstien, I'd like to do that and KEEP the money I earn, not give it to Uncle Sam to spread my wealth.

19 posted on 08/03/2011 7:35:44 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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To: artichokegrower

so do the artsy fartsy of san francisco GIVE AWAY FOR FREE their art stuff and wares? Do their computer geeks work for free?

do the hippies grow pot for the public good or do they sell it for money?


20 posted on 08/03/2011 7:42:57 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Joan Kerrey

the tea party forced a republic to wake up against the rule of the mob.


21 posted on 08/03/2011 7:44:43 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: Arrowhead1952

has warren buffet paid more in taxes VOLUNTARILY?

remember he advocates more taxes and the death tax (since he sells death tax insurance).

has the homosexual who was a founder of qwest paid more taxes voluntarily?

how bout Obama with his new found wealth?

McCain or rather his wife?

Did bill gates or steve jobs voluntarily pay more in taxes or did they keep control of how the money went by funding their personal foundations?


22 posted on 08/03/2011 7:58:48 AM PDT by longtermmemmory (VOTE! http://www.senate.gov and http://www.house.gov)
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To: longtermmemmory

Add GE to that list too. Any and all of those you mentioned could voluntarily pay more in taxes, plus a lot of other liberals in holly weird.


23 posted on 08/03/2011 8:23:54 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Dear God, please let it rain in Texas. Amen.)
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