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  • Wall Street Breakfast: Must-Know News [View article]
    All this "death of the Republicans" talk is ridiculous. In case you didn't notice, Romney got almost half the vote of this country. That means that the party if dying? And, historically, the elderly vote Democrat because those mean ol' Republicans want to "push granny off the cliff," cut medicare, and end Social Security. The problem the Republicans have had is they have been too centerist in recent years (decades) and it's time they finally stand for something. I'm glad to say that I think this cliff nonsense may be the first real stand they've taken in years. 'Bout time and hats off to them.
    Dec 28, 2012. 10:57 AM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    I wouldn't say it's a no-confidence vote so much as a "we're tired of being the only ones who compromise" vote. Obama's idea of compromise is "do everything I tell you to" and the new generation of conservatives have had it. Better we all go down together than keep letting the liberals get away with this mentality.
    Dec 21, 2012. 02:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Look on the bright side, if they aren't accomplishing anything, at least things aren't getting any worse.
    Dec 21, 2012. 02:56 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Oh please, the opposing party trying to prevent the president from appointing his people is nothing new, that's politics in general.
    Dec 21, 2012. 02:01 PM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    I'm glad to see the current conservatives willing to take us over the cliff, the last thing Obama needs is any encouragement that he's going to get his way. Frankly, I think most of America has a) accepted that we're going over and b) realizing that the horror stories the media is coming up with in regards to going over the fiscal cliff is crap. Yeah, things might get tough, but that's different than how it's been the last four or five years how exactly?
    Dec 21, 2012. 01:19 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    What gets me is the "fair share" nonsense. How is someone paying 75% of their income to taxes "fair" when far more don't pay any at all just because they earn less? Wouldn't "fair share" be a flat percentage rate across the board? (for those that suck at math, 10% of 250,000 is more than 10% of 30,000).Taxing the rich only forces them to hide their money and declare less and less. And good for them, they earned it, why shouldn't they be allowed to keep most of it?
    Dec 17, 2012. 10:34 AM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Nike will expand into Oregon if Oregan works with them? That's how business should be done. Take note Washington, keep your nose out of it and let the pros do their job.
    Dec 11, 2012. 10:21 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    It was also created at a time when the average lifespan was 60 not 78. As for "what happens if the stock market crashes and you're left with nothing" then you're a moron for putting your retirement solely in the stock market. When investors say "diversify" they don't mean only in the stock market. It's not the governments job to make sure I can retire or that I have healthcare, that's MY job. Freedom's dirty little secret - you're on your own. If you don't like that, then be willing to give up some of your freedoms. Me, I'd rather take the risk and fail then never risk anything at all.
    Dec 7, 2012. 11:55 AM | 2 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Unfortunately, with Obamacare looming, the fiscal cliff and a president who understands nothing about how business is run, economic growth is going to trickle at best. At worst, we'll backslide.
    Dec 7, 2012. 09:00 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    I hope you're right, bgold. But I'm planning for the contrary, just to play it safe. :)
    Nov 30, 2012. 11:47 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Yes, they have been saying that since 1960, however never in history have we had a generation smaller than its preceding one, until now. The Baby Boomers who are now hitting social security are the first generation in history to be larger than the one that follows, hence where the drain on SS will come from. I have no problem with people who paid into it getting out of it, but seeing as the odds of me getting it in the future are slim, why should I be forced to pay into it? I don't WANT to pay into it, so don't force me to and I won't expect you to give me anything in the future.
    Nov 30, 2012. 11:12 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    bgold,

    SS and Medicare won't be there by the time myself and my spouse reach retirement age. If I could, I would opt out of paying into it with the understanding that I couldn't pull out of it later. I'd prefer to take care of myself. In my experience, I do a much better job of it than the government.
    Nov 30, 2012. 10:30 AM | 6 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    All this talk about social programs and government spending, taking from the rich to keep these programs going, when did living on welfare become the American dream?
    Nov 30, 2012. 10:21 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Let Buffet and the wealthy donate what they want and leave me alone. I'm having a hard enough time trying to take care of me and mine, I don't need the burden of supporting all the entitlement folks out there too. I'm at least working for what I get.
    Nov 30, 2012. 10:00 AM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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    Persona,

    They haven't passed a budget in three years and now Obama wants carte blanche to increase the debt ceiling whenever he feels the urge? Tell me how that's not a recipe for disaster.

    It's also a matter of seperation of powers. Yes, the Congress approves the budget and any spending, for the purpose of keeping a leash on the President and any of his singularly "grand" ideas. The President, in return, has to approve stuff that comes out of Congress for the same reason. Giving him the power to raise the debt ceiling without Congressional approval destroys that balance and gives him far more power than our Constitution says he's allowed to have. But, the Constitution never seemed to bother him in the first place.
    Nov 30, 2012. 09:21 AM | 15 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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