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    Bail Out According to Maxine
    Hell, back in 1990, the Government seized the Mustang Ranch brothel in Nevada for tax evasion and, as required by law, tried to run it. They failed and it closed. Now we are trusting the economy of our country and our banking system to the same nit-wits who couldn't make money running a whore house and selling whiskey!"



    Subject: stimulus payment info...



    This year, taxpayers will receive an Economic
    Stimulus Payment. This is a very exciting new

    program that I will explain using the Q and A format:

    Q. What is an Economic Stimulus Payment?
    A. It is money that the federal government will send
    to taxpayers.

    Q. Where will the government get this money?
    A. From taxpayers.

    Q So the government is giving me back my own money?
    A. Only a smidgen.

    Q. What is the purpose of this payment?
    A. The plan is that you will use the money to purchase
    a high-definition TV
    set, thus stimulating the economy.

    Q. But isn't that stimulating the economy of
    China ?
    A. Shut up.

    Below is some helpful advice on how to best help the US economy by spending
    your stimulus check wisely:

    If you spend that money at Wal-Mart, all the money will go to China .



    If you spend it on gasoline it will go to the Arabs.

    If you purchase a computer it will go to India ..
    If you purchase fruit and vegetables it will go to Mexico , Honduras , and Guatemala (unless you buy organic).
    If you buy a car it will go to Japan ..
    If you purchase useless crap it will go to Taiwan .
    And none of it will help the American economy.

    We need to keep that money here in America . You can keep the money in America by spending it at yard sales,


    going to a baseball game, or spend it on prostitutes, beer


    and wine (domestic ONLY), or tattoos, since those are
    the only businesses still in the US
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    Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge



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    Makes no difference. They're elected and that is all the authority they need.
    L. T.

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    He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.........
    I keep my PM box full. Use email to contact me: rockytopkg@aol.com.

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    Quote Originally Posted by K G View Post
    He's baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack.........
    Oh no, it's the brokeback Texan!
    Collecting more taxes than is absolutely necessary is legalized robbery. Calvin Coolidge



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    For all of you who think that it was such a great thing that no Republicans in the House voted for the Economic Stimulus plan I think we need to take a look at what might be the consequences of that vote.
    The Republicans absolutely did the right thing when they opposed parts of the Stimulus plan that could be considered as pork and had no reason to be in there. We have all heard what those are so no need to revisit that. I hope in the future they continue to do the same. Ok. so now they have done that and Obama meets with them and discusses what their issues are and decides that he will add some of the Corporate tax cuts the Republicans want and cut some extraneous pork from the bill. After all that what do the Republicans do................... well with their infinite wisdom they decide to vote unamiously against the bill . They go on TV and boast how great they are and how they are saving us from ourselves because they voted against this bill.

    Now it is time to get to reality. First and most important the Democrats do not need their votes. So now if I am a Democrat and I was willing to make all these concessions in order to get some bipartisan support and I see that not one Republican voted for the bill after the changes were made what am I to think. It's easy, they just say screw them we will put back the provisions in the original bill and then re vote. It will still pass regardless of what the Republicans do and when it goes to the Senate if the Republicans decide to hold it up I think they will be seen as obstructionists and will pay a steep political price which most are unwilling to do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotts135 View Post
    Now it is time to get to reality. First and most important the Democrats do not need their votes. So now if I am a Democrat and I was willing to make all these concessions in order to get some bipartisan support and I see that not one Republican voted for the bill after the changes were made what am I to think. It's easy, they just say screw them we will put back the provisions in the original bill and then re vote. It will still pass regardless of what the Republicans do and when it goes to the Senate if the Republicans decide to hold it up I think they will be seen as obstructionists and will pay a steep political price which most are unwilling to do.
    Okay....I get it....it's not "screw them (the Republicans)," it's "screw the American people because of the Republicans...."

    So that's the definition of "change"....."yes we can"....and by golly, they're going to.......

    And it hasn't even been two weeks regards,

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotts135 View Post
    ...I think they will be seen as obstructionists and will pay a steep political price...
    The Democrats have been obstructionist for the past 8 years and they just won a presidential election and a majority in both houses of congress. Seems like a great benefit of being an obstructionist.

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    If the bailout was such a slam dunk the MESSIAH would not need to involve the opposition party. The controlling party knows this bail out scheme is more about social engineering
    and less about dragging us out of a depression. He (Messiah) has already confirmed that
    the treasury takes in more in tax reciepts when taxes are cut but he is playing a get even
    game. Think income equilization, and just announced; "middle income task force" going to
    dole out as much pork as they can to create more "WHINERS". Our Prez is an empty suit
    and the American people will hopefully realize his promises are leading us down a very dark
    alley.

    No Socialism Regards

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    Quote Originally Posted by subroc View Post
    The Democrats have been obstructionist for the past 8 years and they just won a presidential election and a majority in both houses of congress. Seems like a great benefit of being an obstructionist.
    Obstructionists ??????????????? Wasn't aware of that, you have anything to support your claim?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cotts135 View Post
    Obstructionists ??????????????? Wasn't aware of that, you have anything to support your claim?
    Other than the headlines using quotes from the democrat rank and file in congress as well as their leadership that appeared in the newspapers, magazines and in interviews every day for the past 8 years, not much.

    But, one easy example is social security reform. Issues that were considered good ideas by democats and even advocated by them when clinton was in power were no longer acceptable when President George W. Bush was advocating the exact same things.

    Here is a link where clinton advocated retirement savings accounts in the same manner as President George W. Bush. If you don't like this link you can do your own internet search. The information is the same regardless of who does the internet search.

    http://www.ontheissues.org/Celeb/Bil...l_Security.htm
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