What is austerity?

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    Republican: getting the drunk sober by preventing him from drinking


    Democrat: getting the drunk sober by giving him more to drink so he'll recover from the withdrawal symptons and then be strong enough to stop drinking himself and mysteriously not experience withdrawal symptoms.
     
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    Dunno where the term "austerity" came from, but to me it should mean bare bones spending on the basic essentials, eliminating the nice to have stuff. You can throw in tax increases, although usually that is deletorious to economic growth. But what we've seen so far, what is being labeled as austerity is far from it IMHO.

    Give me a break, raising the retirement from 60 to 62 hardly qualifies as austerity. Only a progressive liberal can cut additional gov't spending from 500 billion down to 498 and call it austerity.
     
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    Yes its really liberalism that has failed, not austerity. Thats what liberals do, they flat out lie. Its like health care. They say our capitalist system has failed and needs to be replaced with a liberal system when its not a capitalist system at all, its a very very liberal system.
     
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    Obama and the White Nations have rejected the more austere conditions of Haiti and East Africa, in Drought. Those are the conditions actually favored for the United States: By the Party of Abraham Lincoln.

    No one denies that Haiti and East Africa in Drought are austere. And so Obama and the White nations have rejected that.

    There is the problem for Romney going forward. White, Socialist civilization has rejected that alternative, favored by Romney, The Tea Party, and all of RNC. Haiti and East Africa in drought is what they favor for all babies, worldwide.

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Many come to Writer's Guild of Hollywood: Seek New Non-Negro dialect that can win! Others went to Camp David, just over last weekend!)
     
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    You have nailed it, Republicans want the austere conditions of Haiti and East Africa for America! They want drought!! They are evil!!
     
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    You folks have it all wrong. Austerity is that two minute warning you get just before you loose your virginity.
     
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    yes, it simply means doing what anyone in debt ought to do,namely, cut back more and more until your situation is healthy.
     
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    You do realize that if you withhold alcohol from an alcoholic it will kill them from the withdrawal... ROTFL
    so according to you the GOP wants to kill America
     
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    99 out of 100 times it will make them sober.
    Notice how, as a liberal, everything you say turns out to be stupid? Do you really want to be a liberal all your life?
     
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    Mascale posted:
    "Obama and the White Nations have rejected the more austere conditions of Haiti and East Africa, in Drought. Those are the conditions actually favored for the United States: By the Party of Abraham Lincoln."

    EdwardBaimonte posted:
    "You have nailed it, Republicans want the austere conditions of Haiti and East Africa for America! They want drought!! They are evil!!"

    Only in America, is this hard to understand(?). . .on the newcasts, on the commentaries, and on the editorial pages! Then it's on to the legislatures, and then onto the universities, and then. . . . YYYYYYEEEEEHHHHAAAWWW!

    Rich doctors, who are Democrats, have proven that they can understand this. Rich Republicans, in contrast, know that, "Ronald Reagan Proved That Deficits Don't Matter!"

    Austerity: Even in a sentence, according to liberals! There is more to doing nothing, than meets the eye(?)!

    "Crow, James Crow: Shaken, Not Stirred!"
    (Governor Mitt Romney proved that business enterprise doesn't matter! At Bain, it's mainly and really about the connections. . .especially if they can be deducted as charitable contributions(?)! RNC plans to run with that(?)! Even at RNC, there is more to doing nothing than meets the eye(?)!)
     

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