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Old 05-23-2018, 07:22 PM
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Come on Salty, you know Democrats will never allow cuts. ...

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And republicans wont allow higher taxes n the rich

higher taxes on EVERYONE and cutting massively into entitlements is the ONLY way to break even.
AND they'll never do it.

they can't even bring themselves to get rid of this jack leg in the white house
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I said that

And republicans wont allow higher taxes n the rich

higher taxes on EVERYONE and cutting massively into entitlements is the ONLY way to break even.
AND they'll never do it.

they can't even bring themselves to get rid of this jack leg in the white house
If you live in the Unites States of America you are part of the 1% richest people in the world. Hey saltwn, are you ready to pay the same tax % as the rich you are railing against?
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the elderly have been killed. what do you think the high gas prices and high cost of meat does for them?
Well, I am 70. Some people might consider that "elderly." (I suppose that to an 80-year-old--or, more to the point, to a 90-year-old--it might seem rather young; but to a 30-year-old--or even to a 40-year-old--it would seem downright ancient. Everything is relative, I guess.)

I had not noticed the rise in meat prices. Perhaps I will.

The exponential rise in gasoline prices, however, is quite noticeable. But I would consider it really more of an annoyance than a cause of sudden death...
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I said that

And republicans wont allow higher taxes n the rich

higher taxes on EVERYONE and cutting massively into entitlements is the ONLY way to break even.
AND they'll never do it.

they can't even bring themselves to get rid of this jack leg in the white house
Higher taxes and cutting into entitlements????
That's so old, so thread bare worn, and so wrong.
Taxes are now lower, entitlements cannot be cut but welfare can. And the Congress cannot get rid of the President because the left dislikes him or even "they" ( I presume the GOP) dislike him. It takes an act of Congress, (impeachment for a high crime) or an election by the people. A vote, BTW, which requires no good reason whatsoever.

However,,;
You do get the tendentiousness award for the day.
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the elderly have been killed. what do you think the high gas prices and high cost of meat does for them?
I'm pretty sure that the congress can't really control prices of gas and meat (well, aside from the taxes that they may impose upon commodities). The good news is, most elderly (I'm thinking 75+) probably really don't use a lot of gas. It's not like 75 year old folk are commuting 50 miles every day to get to work (and if they are, they screwed up long ago by not saving for retirement). As for meat, I'll admit it's more expensive than beans, rice, fruit and vegetables but how much meat does one really need to eat? And the cost of meat is variable based upon both the animal and the cut.

The elderly have not been killed. The elderly are more likely to die than the young.
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Well, I am 70. Some people might consider that "elderly." (I suppose that to an 80-year-old--or, more to the point, to a 90-year-old--it might seem rather young; but to a 30-year-old--or even to a 40-year-old--it would seem downright ancient. Everything is relative, I guess.)

I had not noticed the rise in meat prices. Perhaps I will.

The exponential rise in gasoline prices, however, is quite noticeable. But I would consider it really more of an annoyance than a cause of sudden death...
The price of meat, and produce, and vegetables, and legumes seems to be steady. They increase along with other inflation.

Gasoline prices are more volatile but I wouldn't say that gas price rise is "exponential". It was the late 70's when gas prices hit $1. Today (40 years later), it runs under $3 a gallon. Lower cost than average (40 year) inflation despite the over-weighted government taxes.
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I'm pretty sure that the congress can't really control prices of gas and meat (well, aside from the taxes that they may impose upon commodities). The good news is, most elderly (I'm thinking 75+) probably really don't use a lot of gas. It's not like 75 year old folk are commuting 50 miles every day to get to work (and if they are, they screwed up long ago by not saving for retirement). As for meat, I'll admit it's more expensive than beans, rice, fruit and vegetables but how much meat does one really need to eat? And the cost of meat is variable based upon both the animal and the cut.

The elderly have not been killed. The elderly are more likely to die than the young.
Thanks to Federal meddling, some Congressional, some regulatory, meet prices have been inflated. Cattle, chickens and pigs are all raised or finished with corn based feed. Thanks to environmental regulation it's more profitable to raise corn to be converted into ethanol than to feed humans. Wealthy environmentalists are insulated from the deprivations they create, someone else has to make sacrifices for the greater good.
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And the Congress cannot get rid of the President because the left dislikes him or even "they" ( I presume the GOP) dislike him. It takes an act of Congress, (impeachment for a high crime) or an election by the people.
Even impeachment would not "get rid of" the president.

The House impeaches.

Following that, a two-thirds supermajority of the Senate would be required to remove the president from office.

Remember, Bill Clinton was impeached by the House, midway through his second term.

But he was never removed from office, as he was acquitted by the Senate in February of 1999.
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