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kentuck

(111,250 posts)
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 08:57 AM Oct 2012

Neither Party is Perfect.

But it is time the Republican voters in this country faced the truth.

They say they want a balanced budget and fiscal responsibility. They say they want the Parties to work together. They are dishonest.

Because if they were honest, they would get rid of those Tea Partiers that have vowed to never compromise with this President on anything.

If they were honest about fiscal responsibility, they would not continue to vote for those Senators, Congressmen, and Presidential candidates that sign a pledge to never raise taxes for any purpose. Just yesterday, their candidate for President said he was going to increase spending on our military, some estimate as much as $2 trillion dollars. Not only that, he has hinted that he would go to war with Iran. How would we pay for this?

Also, he has said that he would cut tax rates across the board by 20%, even for the very top. Top economic experts say that would cost us $5 trillion dollars. On top of that, they want to continue the Bush taxcuts. How would we pay for this if every Republican in Washington has signed a pledge to never raise taxes?

It's time to ask for a little honesty from the Republican voters of this country. We cannot survive with such dishonesty from so many people. To their credit, the Democratic Party has never signed a pledge to never make any cuts or never to raise any taxes.

The Obama campaign should not only be taking Mitt Romney to task, but they should be taking to task the dishonest Republican voters also. They cannot handle the truth but it must be told. They are the reason we do not have a balanced budget. Their continuing votes for those folks that sign pledges is the main reason we have such fiscal irresponsibility.

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Neither Party is Perfect. (Original Post) kentuck Oct 2012 OP
True, but only one party is committed to evil greediness. HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #1
Both in writing and in practice jsr Oct 2012 #2
I'm convinced the entire Republican Party are low-information voters... kentuck Oct 2012 #3
IMO it's the problem is their standards for goodness HereSince1628 Oct 2012 #4

kentuck

(111,250 posts)
3. I'm convinced the entire Republican Party are low-information voters...
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 10:48 AM
Oct 2012

It's simply not possible to be informed and to be that stupid.

HereSince1628

(36,063 posts)
4. IMO it's the problem is their standards for goodness
Sat Oct 6, 2012, 11:07 AM
Oct 2012

rather than their intelligence. The filtering they have done to come up with a system that endorses social darwinism as a high moral standard is pretty remarkable. Even more remarkable for those of them who live within the intersection of social darwinism and right-wing christianity.

It's all in the 53rd Psalm (that psalm for the non-47%)

It leadeth them into strange places, besides very cold shoulders, that freezeth their souls.
Yea, though they snack through throngs of the starving, they feed no hungry
for "handouts" are evil. The rod and the staff are applied rather than comforting.
For freedom from responsibility is theirs, and the glory on which they build McMansions
Forever and ever.

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