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Cato Institute scholars break down SOTU 2013


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#1 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 09:52 AM



#2 teeray

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 11:06 AM



If these guys are considered experts, then that term has become very loosely defined.

To try and equate stagnant wages despite incredible growth in income for the top 1% which has been the case since the 90's on Obamacare shows that these guys don't have a fugging clue.

Everyone knows that handguns are a bigger issue than assault weapons. But handguns are also the most popular form for self defense. But assault weapons and high capacity clips serve no purpose whatsoever except to kill people. Therefore, it makes sense that they be outlawed like other military weapons and that shouldn't be controversial. That is something that can get done. Handguns, probably not.

What you didn't hear from these guys when they are talking about spending causing a deficit and adding to our nation's debt, is that we just posted a rare thing the other day. The government actually posted a surplus of 2.88 billion dollars in January. Not only did we not add to the national debt last month, we reduced it.

The guy talking about raising the minimum wage is pretty much an idiot. By his logic, why have a minimum wage at all. You can't legislate wealth right? But if you do raise the minimum wage so that if you work a full time job you don't have to live in poverty, will save the government billions in entitlements to the "working poor". Also studies have shown that increasing the minimum wage does not negatively effect employment. Back in August the Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center released a report on this very topic for Massachusetts and referenced several other studies as well. It is a good read:

http://massbudget.or...b_creation.html

I can't remember the other poo they said, but that whole thing was at best idiocy and at worst mendacious.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 01:27 PM

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#4 cookinwithgas

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:17 PM

oh come on those facts have to be wrong, Obummer is givin all da monies away to da po folk

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:24 PM

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That is why I laugh at Republicans talking about spending. It is a fugging joke and yet their minions fall for it hook line and sinker.

They are always the one's to talk about tax and spend liberals, and yet they are the one's that constantly spend and run up huge deficits whether it be from tax cuts, wars, entitlement expansion to try and get re-elected, etc. and then also cut taxes at the same time. They are spend and spend. At yet dummies still vote for these guys.

After the last 13 years I don't see how anyone can vote for these jaggoffs anymore. I know some don't want to vote for Democrats but it is time for a third party to replace the Republicans. Maybe the Libertarians or have the tea party become an official party or bring back the Conservative party.

But these Republican leaders make their entire party and subsequently their supporters look foolish by denying reality.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 02:32 PM

You don't understand, Republican Presidents spend too much money on good things, so the Democrat Presidents can't spend at all to make up for it. Obama actually has to get money from government agencies to be honest.

Except defense of course. DoEd is having bake sales to pay for more drones.

#7 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:49 PM

Cato!=Republicans....

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 03:55 PM

subject change not working yet again

#9 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:14 PM

The subject is Obama's SOTU...not prior administrations.

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

The one that's done the best job in modern history cutting government spending? That one?

#11 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:31 PM

What cuts.

He doesn't want sequestration to occur.

#12 Gazi

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:38 PM

Cato!=Koch bros

fixed

#13 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:52 PM

Scary

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Predictable

#15 g5jamz

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Posted 13 February 2013 - 05:00 PM

What's predictable is the boogeymen you and others like to throw out when anything other than a report from ThinkProgress is presented.


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