Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

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    Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    Alan Simpson Slams Fellow Republicans For Unwillingness To Compromise

    If there were more Republicans like this man, I would still be a Republican. At least he's willing to tell it like it is.
     
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    Yeah, Simpson is one of those Olympia Snow, Dick Lugar, Lindsey Graham, Arlen Specter kinda "players" who believe in their relevance and their self importance and "ruling like a Senator" rather than responding to their constituents wishes.

    aka RINO.
     
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    I listened to the Fareed Zakeria show (it's the bomb) and I was very impressed by Alan Simpson. This country needs more politicians like him. What we don't need is a bunch of politicians groveling before Grover Norquist.
     
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    From the article;

    :clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2::clap2:
     
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    If an elected representative was supposed to govern based on "the wishes of their constituents", how are they supposed to know the what their constituents want? Public polling?

    If this country was designed to be governed via popular polling, why aren't we a direct democracy?
     
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    In 1950 individual taxes were very low, so low that, after deductions, most Americans paid no income tax to the federal government.

    Now, after 62 years of 'compromise' we see the government at all levels taking the majority of our income.

    How did we get into this condition?

    Because of asswipe RINOs like Simpson compromising whenever the Democrats came up with a new excuse to take our money from us!

    When a theif comes up to you and demands your money in your wallet, it is NOT compromise to give him only half.

    It is a compromise when you dont shoot the son of a bitch.
     
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    That was a stupid post.
     
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    No new taxes until this bloated Government shows it can cut spending..

    They can start by reducing all CongressCritters salaries to show us they are serious. As for Mr. Simpson, he is a FORMER congresscritter..so we don't care what he has to say
     
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    Well they are..

    Republicans..don't want the cuts.

    Go figure. :eusa_shifty:
     
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    No, your post was stupid in that it lacked fact, reason and was little more than an unwarranted assertion that I rebut in similar fashion.

    In other words, fuck off.
     

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