10 who led us to the fiscal cliff
They fed our greed and guilt and told us we could have all the spending and tax cuts, too. While practically all of us had a role in this mess, these 10 stand out.
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One thing you left out MSN is no one has been prosecuted for any of this and never will because its perfectly legal to bankrupt our nation in this manner and always has been. All the culprits of this over the last 30 years have all retired and lived in elegance as the middle-class serfs provide the votes and the money via taxes,fees,401ks etc to enable them all with the thought of free cell phones,government pensions,pork barrel bailouts and the like.
What in the world would some 'tabloid' journalist know about deficits, spending and so forth? Do these so called 'journalists' think that we are all idiots?? It doesn't matter who you are; which party that you vote with; how you describe your fiscal character.......Most of us know that our biggest culprit throughout this entire fiscal crisis is the person in the mirror.....especially if you were one of the 'morons' who did not vote. (doesn't matter what party you belong to)
Our problem is not and has not been revenue as the misguided Mr. Nutting continually refers to......It is the 'spending' stupid.
Better start looking at your 'hole card' folks.
Judging from the comments on this article, no matter how truthful and factual an article can be there still are idiots out there that just don't want to believe that the Bush administration and the screwed up GOP of today has put the country in the state we are in today.
You people who still blame President Obama can continue to be brain washed by Fox News and other bigots all you want but you can not rewrite history. Way too many people with half a brain can see and understand who really created this mess and they know why there are few of you out there with your head in the sand who have completely loss their ability to think rationally and factually.
Sad !!! Sad!!
Oh wait ?!? 15 more day's until the end of the Mayan Calendar. Did the mayans predict the fiscal cliff ? Or will a CME (coronal mass ejection) hit us ? Tsunami ? Drought ? ( That one already happened here).
OR>>> It's time for everyone to examine their OWN life & circumstances and make changes accordingly so that we can sustain ourselves into this new era. We already know the results of past civilizations who did not adapt & change.
By the look of things, our POTUS & congress will not have any substantial solutions to avoid the 'fiscal cliff'. So........
Some will get the tax increases they wanted, some will get the spending cuts they wanted. So go ahead congress & do nothing. UE will go from 99 weeks back to 26 - YEA! - time to get a job folks!
Some Senators might have to do some of their own paper work with no Administrative staff - And you think things work slowly now ? How about they clean their own facilities? That would truly make them public 'servants'.
And for my taxes? They'll be paid, as they are every year, whatever they are. And just about the time they're due & paid , I'll be going on another fishing trip to the Islands - YAH MON !!
It's probably time to put your big-boy britches on and stop blaming the wealthy for all your problems. If you are taxed too much, it's the fault of the gov, not the wealthy. On the one hand, you gripe about having less wealth. And on the other hand, you consistently advocate for more gov spending. You can't have it both ways. And when you try and blame the rich, who happen to already pay the vast majority of the taxes, your argument completely collapses. Guess what, only the gov has the power to confiscate your wealth, everything else you spend is voluntary. If you aren't happy with your wealth being confiscated, take it up with the people who are actually confiscating it.
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