Controlling The Message Through Distraction

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    Deficits? Torture. TARP? Stress tests. Stress test results? Auto bailouts? Auto bailouts? More torture pictures. Torture pictures? Bush! and so it goes....

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    Let's try again without the ad hominems, strawmen and personal attacks. THAT is controlling the message through infraction points.:cool:
     
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    Well, now we see who actually has an argument.:lol:
     
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    i don't know that it highlights how irresponsible his fiscal policy is, but it certainly indicates to me that a lot of what the current admin is going to be doing will be sybolic rather than substantive. in the abstract, $100MM is a lot of money, but in terms of the federal budget, it's like finding fifty cents in the sofa cushions.

    to me it says there's no commitment to fiscal responsibility or saving money and big commitment to PR and getting reelected.
     
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    Did I miss something? Did someone have a post that was deleted?
     
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    The phrase 'blowing smoke' comes to mind.

    How can you take the man seriously when he approves 8,000+ earmarks and spends a trillion dollars, then talks about saving 'maybe' 100 million by buying in bulk?

    It's a giant dog & pony show.
     
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    There are four pages of it in the Flame Zone that were nothing but insults by one side of the so-called "argument".
     
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    I think the assumption of his, that people would just go, "Aha, he's doing SOMETHING to control spending, demonstrates his opinion of the American people. He may be onto something there, it worked for DavidS and we know President Obama won the election, so in general his opinion may be correct.

    That though is an aside, what concerns me more is the attention deficit of so many and the way the old Clinton gang is manipulating issues. With the pictures to be released this week, behooves everyone to notice what is being pushed off of the front pages for the next 3-5 days.
     
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    I actually think trying to save "some" money is better than nothing. However, I'd guess half our deficit AFTER Obama's budget could be trimmed out of the bureaucracy. It's a self-perpetuating hydra.

    If you want to see who has the REAL power in DC, look to the career bureaucrats. But don't fuck with them. Clinton did and look what happened to him. And that's all "Monica-gate" boils down to. Clinton fucked with Linda Tripp.
     
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    I agree in regard to the attention deficit. The sleight-of-hand is obvious if one only look. I don't believe that many people are that inherently stupid though. I think three-quarters of them suffer another type stupidity -- willful blindness.
     

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