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Re: “Time For Another TEA Party?

That's not to say that there aren't actual "fiscally responsible" Republican politicians out there, on a local or national level. But as a party, the GOP at the federal level, is far, far more fiscally reckless than the Democratic Party. There is a school of thought, the "drown government in a bathtub" philosophy, that says, cut federal taxes so low that the Democrats would HAVE to agree to large cuts in popular social programs and "entitlements" (read Medicare and Social Security). It's the Paul Ryan/Mitch McConnell long game. Mitch even let it slip in an interview last year when he said it's up to the Democrats to find a solution to entitlement "reform" since the GOP doesn't want to take all the blowback from the public. The Democrats might just be stupid enough at some point to fall for it, thus giving all those republicans political cover AND pissing off all the white bigots who love Dolt45 but want the government to "keep its hands off their medicare."

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/13/2019 at 10:35 AM

Re: “Time For Another TEA Party?

Somehow, the GOP has an unearned reputation as the party of "fiscal responsibility." It's not. The actual party of fiscal responsibility would be the Democratic Party, as relative to the GOP, the Democrats actually believe 1) that government should provide certain services to its citizens and 2) government should enact taxation to pay for those services. Whether you agree with the specific government programs is not the point. The point is, the democrats believe they should be PAID for through taxation. The GOP doesn't. The GOP still hangs on the Arthur Laffer's voodoo economic supply side theory that the less the government taxes, the more revenue will be generated for the government, which begs the question, why don't we cut taxes to ZERO, and watch tax revenue soar.....
Every time we have a democratic president, the GOP gins up "the deficit" as an existential threat to the country and our grandchildren, and every time the GOP gets control, they forget about it, just like Cheney said, "deficits don't matter (when republicans are in charge)."
As far as "for programs that have failed to meet their objectives for more than 40 years," the biggest one that fits that description is the United States Defense department.
This much is fact: Dolt45 is THE most fiscally responsible president in United States history. He's running the yugest deficits in history (remember he's an expert in bankruptcy) in hale economic times. When Slick Willie was POTUS, we had a good economy and we ran surpluses but hell, he got a hummer from some groupie, so there's that.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/13/2019 at 9:59 AM

Re: “Parks Partnership Answers the Internet's Most Burning Questions

Playful hills....sounds like something from a 70's porn flick.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/10/2019 at 8:30 AM

Re: “'Bluff City Law' Will Shoot in Memphis with $4.25M Incentive Package

relax funk. There's no danger of Memphis ever becoming Austin, TX, since we don't have a state capital, a major land grant university with a gazillion dollar endowment, a economy brimming over with tech companies and 1,900,000 rich white hipsters forcing the price of property skyward. Oh, and we're not in the Texas Hill Country, we're in the Delta. Austin and Nashville could switch places and nobody except Kinky Friedman would notice.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 06/06/2019 at 8:52 AM

Re: “Real UFOs. Fake News.

Took an Uber to the emergency room last night. For $800, I could have taken 32 rides to the emergency room.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 05/31/2019 at 8:42 AM

Re: “Real UFOs. Fake News.

Irrefutable: Republicans are traitors.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 05/30/2019 at 9:59 AM

Re: “In a Heartbeat

Further, towboatslug, if the Founding fathers had intended the Constitution to protect fetuses, they would have made that intention explicit. You see, Sparky, oh historically ignorant one, abortion was actually legal in the colonies. In fact, it was sometimes advertised in colonial broadsheets, and church bulletins. Seems our wise Founding Fathers didn't give a rat's ass about zygotes.

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Posted by Bakerspond on 05/28/2019 at 8:24 AM

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