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Sat Nov 2, 2013, 05:26 AM

Our priorities are so screwed up...

We cut entitlements but not military spending.

Increase military spending but cut support for veterans.

Cut spending on the nations infrastructure but boost corporate entitlements.

The Land of the Free has the highest proportion of it's population behind bars than any other country in the world. Mostly in private, for profit, prisons.

Throw drug users in jail but let CEO's that defraud our country remain free and and able to keep their jobs.

...there are many more examples of how we are not who we pretend to be.

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Reply Our priorities are so screwed up... (Original post)
tecelote Nov 2013 OP
Bernardo de La Paz Nov 2013 #1
DrDan Nov 2013 #2
polichick Nov 2013 #3
Scuba Nov 2013 #4
heaven05 Nov 2013 #6
go west young man Nov 2013 #5
Snake Plissken Nov 2013 #7
on point Nov 2013 #8
Blanks Nov 2013 #9
SmittynMo Nov 2013 #10
colsohlibgal Nov 2013 #11
Zeke L Brimstone Nov 2013 #12

Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:23 AM

1. Republican priorities

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:37 AM

2. screwed up, perhaps - but no doubt as to where "our" priorities lie

corporate profits

nothing is ignored - charities, churches, education, etc, etc, etc are all a part of this generation's money-grab

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 06:58 AM

3. That's what happens when you have two corporate/1%/mic parties...

Dem voters have to get a lot smarter during the primaries - electing the most charismatic corporatist because he is "electable" is how we got to this place. All that leads to is Republican priorities with a huge Dem assist.

On edit: btw, how many corporate criminals have gone to jail during this administration - and how many people in prison for non-violent drug offenses have been pardoned?

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Response to polichick (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 07:09 AM

4. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner.

 

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Response to polichick (Reply #3)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:02 AM

6. +10000

 

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 07:39 AM

5. It's called capitalism.....

 

the cream doesn't rise to the top.....the crap does.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:07 AM

7. If we dont have a military that can blow up the world 20x over and don't give billionaires a tax cut

The baby Jesus is going to cry

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:26 AM

8. Your great call outs clearly explain the right direction while pols go wrong direction

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:32 AM

9. We have a huge population that believe...

Any cut to defense threatens our troops, and if we get the bums off of food stamps, we are doing them a favor.

I know this because I see them every day on Facebook. Unfortunately, a lot of them are my friends and family.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 08:53 AM

10. I totally....

agree with your post. And this is the tip of the iceberg. The unacceptable things we allow our country to do is despicable. No one in their right might would allow these things to happen. I would think a large majority of people in this country will agree that the above mentioned post items are unacceptable. Yet, it WAS allowed to happen, unpunished. Why?

The real question is how do we fix it?

And make sure it doesn't happen again. Why was this allowed if everyone knows the facts? Who allowed it? I think the main issue is accountability.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sat Nov 2, 2013, 10:54 PM

11. Amen

The Corporation, the M-I complex DDE warned us about almost 53 years ago now, they have a choke hold on the US aided by the misguided Tea Party types.

We're also at a point where too many democrats are willing to further cut food stamps, etc., for the not well off.

Everyone seems to love our Interstate Highway System, that was enabled by a high tax rate of over 90% and under republican rule. Now if we talk about raising the top tax rate to 40% it's a non starter like any income tax hike. We've come a long way baby but it's the wrong way. Ike is rolling in his grave just as JFK and both Roosevelts are.

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Response to tecelote (Original post)

Sun Nov 3, 2013, 05:53 AM

12. Mr Bill Maher from 2007

 



My one quibble is with his unflattering remark about football.

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