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theavgguy October 19th, 2013 5:13am

Last year the government spent $1.45 for every $1.00 they took in. Are you willing to give the government 45% more of your income?

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doctalk not all who wander r lost
10/19/13 7:10 am

A county here in CA has about a THREE BILLION annual budget. Their offices are as opulent as an Arabian palace. Guess the needy like to feel their benefactors have great facilities.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 9:05 am

Dude, in Taxifornia, that doesn't surprise me. I would never live there.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/20/13 9:28 am

(Also that's state money, not Feds).

CTYankee!!! Connecticut
10/19/13 5:41 am

Your math is a bit fuzzy.
We don't give 100% of our income now for that $1.00

But I get your point

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 5:57 am

I don't think he was writing a thesis, just making a point

shellybaxter1234 Peaceful Place
10/19/13 6:18 am

Yes - but his point is hidden in his misunderstanding of math

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 9:05 am

I don't think the math was the point. That would be like saying "nice message Picasso, but work on your geometry."

theavgguy I.E.
10/19/13 9:57 am

Sorry should have said more in taxes

Vincere Seattle
10/19/13 12:16 am

Bit of a non sequitur there.

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 4:53 am

It's a fact even if you don't care for it

Vincere Seattle
10/19/13 12:38 pm

I don't argue the fact, the math was just a bit off.

bethanyq Ess Eff
10/18/13 10:33 pm

That's... Not quite how it works...

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rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 4:54 am

Yeah just swipe the credit card again

Praetorianus Fair enough.
10/18/13 10:30 pm

Do I have a choice ?

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comppete Las Vegas
10/18/13 10:26 pm

That's funny, and the left says the deficit and debt is lower now than in the last 5 years. Just today the National Debt went up over $300 billion. We are in BIG trouble folks.

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bethanyq Ess Eff
10/18/13 10:30 pm

"The left" says both are smaller? I doubt it. Most likely whatever you heard was, instead, a statement that the *growth* of the debt shrank as compared to previous years' growth rate.

icytoes the tepid north
10/18/13 10:40 pm

Agreed. That is how the govt. calculates things. 1 + 1 = 2.5, and so on.

icytoes the tepid north
10/18/13 10:22 pm

No, but I guess I don't get much choice in the matter.

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theavgguy I.E.
10/18/13 10:24 pm

It's called who you vote for across the board.

icytoes the tepid north
10/18/13 10:29 pm

It's called no one appears to give a shit what They agreed to do when I voted for them. They get there and all they seem to want is to be re elected.

theavgguy I.E.
10/18/13 10:35 pm

Make the President and Congress all one party than see what happens.

icytoes the tepid north
10/18/13 10:42 pm

If it is so simple, why haven't you done this yet?

theavgguy I.E.
10/18/13 11:14 pm

I vote straight party ticket, have to ask someone else.

Ghostreconss mars
10/19/13 2:19 am

I agree icytoes, you vote for a politician and all they really give is talk, then ask to get re-elected.

rebelfury76 No Justice, No Peace
10/19/13 4:54 am

Fûck voting, that got us into this mess. Time for a more direct solution.