A Radical Departure From Politics As Usual?

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    What about "a radical departure from politics as usual"? How about "...raising taxes to close our budgetary shortfalls, but doing so with a spirit of equity and social justice; guaranteeing that every American is covered by health insurance, but with market reforms to really bring down costs; legally expanding immigration to attract more job-creators to America’s shores; increasing corporate tax credits for research and lowering corporate taxes if companies will move more manufacturing jobs back onshore; investing more in our public schools, while insisting on rising national education standards and greater accountability for teachers, principals and parents; massively investing in clean energy, including nuclear, while allowing more offshore drilling in the transition? You get the idea?"

    What about it?


    note: I will add to this if the response is serious.
     
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    What about completely suspending human nature and the laws of economics, so that everyone could have everything they want without having actually do anything to obtain it?

    What about monkeys flying out my butt?
     
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    What about for the first time realizing and attaining the pinnacle of human potential?
     
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    What About A Tea Party Without Nuts Like You?
     
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    Never participated in one.

    Now that we're past talking about me, how do you propose to suspend human nature and the laws of economics by any other means than aggression and compulsion?
     
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    I don't think your framing of the issue is rational or reasonable. But there is something I've left out:
     
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    Should've stopped at "I don't think".

    The posting of an op-ed from the NY Times merely made everything after that phrase redundant.
     
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    A public display of a narrow world view does nothing for you, me, nor a discussion on the merits of an argument, whether that argument comes from the NYT, the WSJ, or anywhere else.


    good bye

    D.
     
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    well well, now go figure. how the Tea Party got brought up in this.:lol:
     
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    There are no merits to a hairy-fairy dreamboat argument, that begins with the premise that we can make water run uphill if only our nature, economic realities and politics were pure and holy.

    As I've suspected for quite awhile now, you need to grow up.
     

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