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#1 See also FREEREPUBLIC > KRAUTHAMMER ON "FISCAL CLIFF" DEAL: "COMPLETE SURRENDER ON EVERYTHING", like France by the GOP-Right to POTUS Bammer.
* SAME > [WSJ.com] ANALYSIS: 77% OF US HOUSEHOLDS TO SEE TAX INCREASES.
* WAFF > [Business Insider] SORRY, FOLKS, WE DON'T HAVE JUST A "SPENDING" PROBLEM.
The USA also has a major Revenue = obsolete tax structure [+ collection?] problem.
* RELATED WAFF > FRENCH IMMIGRANT BENEFITS TO BE REDUCED BY 83% | [Pravda.RU] MIGRANTS STRANGLE FRANCE ALIVE.
IIUC, FRANCE = USA? has all but absolutely lost the struggle to control foreign immigration, espec Muslim, whom as a class have shown little or no willingness to integrate into French Society, hence the massively debt-ridden French Govt. has decided to attempt to assert control on same via major reductions in public entitlements popular wid Migrants aka French Welfare-Nanny State.
IOW, THE WELFARE-NANNY STATE VIA INCREASING DEFICIT SPENDING + RELATED WILL EVENTUALLY DEVOL INTO A SERIOUS DOMESTIC + NATIONAL/GEOPOL SECURITY THREAT TO ITS OWN.
* CHINA DAILY FORUM > [Saudi National Commercial Bank] SAUDI BANK WARNS US BONDS NO BETTER THAN ITALY'S, by being at good-to-high risk or prone to DEFAULT.
* WORLD NEWS > US-CHINA RELATIONS WILL DEFINE
[decide]GLOBAL POLITICS BY 2017.
* TOPIX > WORLD'S FUTURE DEPENDS ON NEW GENERATION OF GLOBAL LEADERS.
"Old Guard's" last Decade [10 < 15 Years] of Power-n-Influence???
* SAME > NEW SECRETARY OF STATE [Kerry] TO END BUSH LEGACY.
Actually, "LEGACIES" as per Bush 41 [Herbie], Bush 43 [Dubya], Grandpa + Great-Uncles Bush-adhered "Wilson/Wilsonian" [POTUS Woodrow] School of Politics-Diplomacy???
Sniff, sniff, is there no love for HERBERT HOOVER???
Posted by JosephMendiola 2013-01-02 00:56||
#2 I didn't find it "astonishing" at all. I doubt The Hammer did either actually.
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-02 01:30||
#3 To the victor the spoils.
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2013-01-02 04:03||
#4 And the Trunks just keep taking it.
Can't somebody figure out how to turn it around, using the media?
Has anybody got a plan?
Posted by Bobby 2013-01-02 06:12||
#5 He may be arrogant but he is justified in it. His team (including media and academia) has put the Republicans in a no-win situation. It took decades of polarization and demonization of the right to finally get the center to go 'progressive'. Of course free stuff to millions and self-destructive stupidity by big chunks of Republicans did help him.
I think it's the natural circular 'progression' of cultures, from tyranny to revolution to liberty to prosperity to apathy to dependency back to tyranny. I figure we're in the apathy/dependency area now.
Posted by Glenmore 2013-01-02 08:39||
#6 Problem is, once you lose a country like this, the populace is too stupid to ever get it back again.
This place is toast, Man. Shame to say it.
They best stay out of my way from here on out.
Posted by newc 2013-01-02 08:43||
#7 "I sought for the key to the greatness and genius of America in her harbors...; in her fertile fields and boundless forests; in her rich mines and vast world commerce; in her public school system and institutions of learning. I sought for it in her democratic Congress and in her matchless Constitution.
Not until I went into the churches of America and heard her pulpits flame with righteousness did I understand the secret of her genius and power.
America is great because America is good, and if America ever ceases to be good, America will cease to be great." - (Alexis de Tocqueville - from Democracy in America)
No comment necessary. :-(
Posted by Besoeker 2013-01-02 08:51||
#8 The incredible arrogance we have come to expect.
Posted by JohnQC 2013-01-02 10:22||
#9 As much as I can't stand Obama, I have to give it to him for playing a damn good game. He does seem to get what he wants. I'm terrified how that will go over on gun control. He's shown how ineffective, lethargic, and powerless our party has become. Hopefully, others will see this too and vote out the life-legacy incumbents and vote in new, hungrier representatives.
I think we've seen the end of the Johnson/Nixon-era 'gentlemen' politics. Chicago rules seem to be working better. I hope we can learn to play the new game sooner than later.
Posted by Yosemite Sam 2013-01-02 12:24||
#10 Johnson was a gentleman? You could have fooled me. So far as I could ever tell, there are no gentlemen among the Democrats and precious few among the Republicans. They are all a bunch of crooks. My proof is our current situation. If there was any honor among any of these people we would not be in this mess.
Posted by Ebbang Uluque6305 2013-01-02 12:58||
#11 "...Good and hard."
Posted by Muggsy Mussolini1226 2013-01-02 13:26||
#12 Just an FYI for those who still don't get it.
DickTater O is pattering himself after Suharto and Mao mostly.
He "can do more" after he's elected, which he just was, so....
Posted by ex-lib 2013-01-02 15:19||
#13 Has anybody got a plan?
Posted by Bobby #4
Yes, Obama and his marxist allies. And they are not hesitant to implement the plan on you and I (at the moment).
The evil that America has always fought against by generations past, is now being embraced by people in America, and many of those people that are within the walls of the fortress are NOT documented American citizens.
Posted by Dino Shomomp7692 2013-01-02 16:30||
#14 As I watch our inverted spiral, all that gives me hope is our Military (eventually) coming to the defense of our nation....
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-01-02 22:29||
#15 BTW, I never, in my bleakest days, ever thought I would have to say something like the above. I hope my service, USAF, has leadership within itself to stand with the citizenry....
Posted by Uncle Phester 2013-01-02 22:43||