The Daily Show: Mother F#@kers

Sometimes, you just have to laugh. It’s a lot healthier than being pissy all the time. I just said that to my mirror. 😉

This clip also provides another example of Michelle Bachmann’s insanity (like we needed another one). Enjoy! 🙂

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8 responses to “The Daily Show: Mother F#@kers

  • Terrance H.

    Spinny,

    Did you envisage that some of these programs have relished inflated funding to begin with?

    Under the Clinton administration, the WIC program reined in close to $10 billion; today it reins in close to $8 billion. The Republican proposal would cut funding by $758 million.

    The current fiscal crisis is nonpareil, and cuts have to made. Some of those cuts, yes, are unfortunate, but they are indeed necessary.

    I am aware of the bellicose progressives’ response, which is little more than business-bashing, and I reject it. Raising taxes in this economy, on anybody, particularly job creating entities, is absurd, and history proves it to be an abject failure.

    Cuts have to be made. We should also carefully consider the virtue of socialistic-like programs when we have private organizations and churches ready to help.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      Sure I have. I’m not even an economics novice, but instead of looking at these programs, it’s time to look at the big three. Defense, medicare, and social security. Dump the wars, examine and eliminate Medicare fraud, and start discussing Social Security. If we do the first two, we can at least look at where we stand.

      Obama cut taxes for the middle class. In order to get that, he had to compromise and extend the Bush-era tax cuts. Those tax cuts had an end date. I would have let them expire and extend tax breaks to the real job creators – small business.

      • Terrance H.

        Social Security isn’t adding to our debt – at least not right now. It needs to be looked at, of course, because it will only take in more than it pays out until, I think, 2018. So, we definitely need to look at it.

        Defense…You are right. We spend more on defense than the next 10 nations ——–COMBINED! Obviously, this is quite ridiculous and wholly unnecessary, because our technology is decades ahead of anyone else. Those who tell you different don’t know what they are talking about, and I can assure you they’ve never served in the military.

        Medicare? Absolutely.

        The problem, however, is that few politicians have the courage to take on these issues; they are too worried about pissing people off.

        But we have to look at discretionary spending as well, Spinny. These are tough times and people need to realize that. Raising taxes on those who create jobs isn’t smart, particularly when our unemployment numbers are as high as they are.

        We need to do something about our $498 billion trade deficit as well. The United States could become the manufacturing leader of the world if we government would get series. Let’s provide massive tax breaks and incentives to business, and let’s put a tariff on all imports. Be sure the tariff is high enough to cover the tax break loss.

        If we did that, America would be untouchable; not even the communist wasteland known as China could touch is, military or economically.

    • SpinnyLiberal

      Eh you don’t have to have served to see the military budget is bloated and full of waste.

      There are Boomers retired or retiring soon. Huge aging population. They should still get considering how much they paid into it. I would consider phasing it out for the future generations – Xers like me and younger.

      I didn’t say we shouldn’t look at other spending. I was saying just look at the big three first.

      The tariff on imports is good, but would that include China since they make all the Made in China stuff? Haha.

      Tax breaks for business, yes. For the regular wealthy. Naaah. It’s not because I “hate” the wealthy. Businesses create jobs. What if those gozillionaires aren’t the ones who create jobs? A tax break can mean more money for padding offshore accounts. Or new toys.

      • Terrance H.

        Spinny,

        The military budget is full of waste; that’s precisely what I was trying to communicate, albeit in too many words. The United States is, quite literally, decades ahead of the second most powerful nation, which is generally believed to be France.

        As I said, we spend more on defense than the next 10 nations combined, which is absurd given our technological superiority. Those who would dispute our superiority are irrational, and they’ve never served in the military, I can assure you.

        Social security is a necessary safety-net for the elderly and disabled, so a phase out is not something I would support. We should raise taxes and allow individuals to have a little investment freedom.

        Tariffs are a fine idea, and China is the target.

        I fail to see the liberal logic in raising taxes on the wealthy simply because they are wealthy. It’s their money. It’s as simple as that. And what’s wrong with enjoying the your economic success? I firmly believe many liberals simply harbor a bit of resentment, and that’s the reason they support a progressive tax system.

        I’ve worked hard for my money, and I don’t believe I should be punished for it. My wife and I operate a very, very successful photography company, and, in my spare time, I’m a genealogist for hire. We make a very good living, and solely because we worked our tails off, and continue to do so.

      • SpinnyLiberal

        Hmm. I didn’t know France was next on the list. Learn something new everyday.

        It’s just getting back to the Clinton levels. That’s all they were asking. And since the wealthy use the services the government provides, what they would pay at the Clinton levels isn’t asking too much. That said, some of us support a flat tax system.

        Resentment? Um, no. Not all liberals are poor and envy the wealthy. 🙂

  • Terrance H.

    If we had the same economy as during the Clinton years, then I’m all for Clinton level taxes, assuming we must remain on a progressive system. Ideally, I’d prefer a flat tax.

    Resentment? Me thinks many do. I could name you one, right now, and back it up with his own words…It’s apparent.

    I don’t think you’re poor Spinny, at least not monetarily. Perhaps maybe poor in spirit, for you shall inherit the Kingdom of God.

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