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#81
Quote by SexyLikeAPig
Have you tried 'kill all the poor'?

Doesn't work. He should try 'kill the poor and raise VAT'.
#82
Quote by L2112Lif
Benghazi was in protest to a B-film that essentially slandered the Muslim tradition.


Absolute, utter bullshit. Nobody believes that lie anymore, so what's your reason for pimping it?

Quote by The Charm
I call Michelle Bachman.

And Sara Palin's daughter.

...

And Newt Gingrich. Don't judge me.



Pretty sure Sarah Palin isn't in Congress...
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
Last edited by Arby911 at Nov 12, 2012,
#83
Quote by Neo Evil11
Sounds more like the path of most resistance. Not caring about a stupid comment costs less energy.

yeah but people still want to argue about something, so why not let that be something that doesn't require any actual knowledge of anything important.
#84
Quote by Arby911
Absolute, utter bullshit. Nobody believes that lie anymore, so what's your reason for pimping it?

Some people will pimp anything, even Gma hoes! Yeah, that's right...saggy old woman ass wearing a g-string!
#86
Quote by L2112Lif
I went in and looked it up just now, my apologies for being thick.


Color me amazed, a Pitmonkey that admits a mistake!!

“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
#87
Quote by Diamond Dave
yeah but people still want to argue about something, so why not let that be something that doesn't require any actual knowledge of anything important.

Why are you arguing me?
Quote by Carmel
I can't believe you are whoring yourself out like that.

ಠ_ಠ
#88
Quote by L2112Lif
I went in and looked it up just now, my apologies for being thick.
Whoa, you actually fact checked? You are officially my favourite pit-goer.
UG's King Neptune

Quote by AtaBorMan
You're the biggest dick we've had in the Pit for a while.
Quote by SLEESTAK_BRO
Stop talking, you have are the biggest dick the pit has seen in a while.
#89
Quote by L2112Lif
I went in and looked it up just now, my apologies for being thick.


Can this guy get an award?
I'm gonna suffer for the rest of my life

But I will always find a way to survive
#92
Quote by L2112Lif
I went in and looked it up just now, my apologies for being thick.

Damn! My respect for you has gone up, man!
#95
Quote by Diamond Dave


just explaining what I meant

It felt really strange. I made a comment about how people should stop arguing about stupid stuff, and then you started arguing about why people argue. I felt like you were trolling me.


and you probably are. Well played.
Quote by Carmel
I can't believe you are whoring yourself out like that.

ಠ_ಠ
#97
Quote by beadhangingOne
Cut the military budget, it's ****ing cancerous. 700 billion a year? Really?


I'm former military and a strong supporter of the military, but I still agree with you...

Quote by captaincrunk
we should raise taxes on the wealthy

no nevermind that'll never work


I would support raising the Capital Gains tax to the same rate as personal income tax.

It's a national travesty that some trust-fund asshole pays less as a percentage in taxes than the poor bastard that works his ass off.
“Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
Charles Darwin
#98
Quote by beadhangingOne
Cut the military budget, it's ****ing cancerous. 700 billion a year? Really?

faaaark...

I occasionally hear "oh yeah, the US spend a lot on its military.." but that is an obscene amount of money.
#99
It should give any reasonable person pause that the Republican plan for when the economy's doing well and the Republican plan for when the economy is doing poorly... are the exact same thing. Cutting taxes.
Quote by EpiExplorer
I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

Quote by Fat Lard
My name can actually be traced back to as early as the 1990s, it means "fuck off data miner"
#100
I love how there's so much rhetoric about spending cuts, yet nobody seems to be legitimately proposing cutting the waste that actually makes sense to eliminate. Instead the discussion seems to drift towards essential and important programs. Obviously military spending is one of the biggest examples of this, but there are tons of other seemingly incoherent and unreasonably bad programs that get the green light to continue regardless of whether the Republicans or Democrats are dictating policy. The whole debate is pretty loaded with hypocrisy and stupidity when you look at it in its full scope. I mean, I'm pretty think and even I can see realistic ways of making sensible cuts while still keeping necessary programs going full steam.

That's about as much as I can add.
#101
Quote by magnus_maximus
You mean like Bush did, before 2008? Don't make me laugh.

It isn't a 75% tax rate. It's a rate of 75% on anything over £1m per annum. VERY different.


fairly certain the US had a similar policy decades ago. except the percentage was closer to 90%. I'd like to see that come back eventually. in the words of George Romney, no one needs that much money.
#DTWD
#102
Quote by magnus_maximus

Oh my god a typo what a brilliant contribution to the thread you made by catching that. You're a regular UA$.
#104
It would be a good start if everyone pulled their heads out their asses and came to the simple conclusion that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you really want something you need to get off of your dead backsides and get it for yourselves.

From the results of the last election, it's apparent there are many who still don't recognize those simple facts of life. Facts that have been proven over and over again and are being proven yet again right now today in Europe as their economies take a tumble one after another.
DUH!! It ain't exactly rocket science folks.

Quote by primusfan


So, as I'm sure we all know by now, the US is approaching a pretty big issue. Between Bush-Obama tax cuts expiring and huge spending cuts from the debt ceiling crisis taking effect, we are fast approaching a "fiscal cliff". In more detail (from Wiki), the following policies are set to take effect on January 1, 2013:















                So do we compromise? And if so, how exactly? Not raising tax rates but closing deductions and loopholes? Negotiating on cutting less? Or do we maintain gridlock and go off the cliff? Would we be better or worse in the long run?
                #105
                Quote by Dick Foster
                It would be a good start if everyone pulled their heads out their asses and came to the simple conclusion that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you really want something you need to get off of your dead backsides and get it for yourselves.

                Agreed. Red states, please stop collecting more money from the federal government than you contribute, I'm sick of subsidizing your laziness.
                Quote by EpiExplorer
                I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

                Quote by Fat Lard
                My name can actually be traced back to as early as the 1990s, it means "fuck off data miner"
                #106
                Quote by Dick Foster
                It would be a good start if everyone pulled their heads out their asses and came to the simple conclusion that there is no such thing as a free lunch. If you really want something you need to get off of your dead backsides and get it for yourselves.

                From the results of the last election, it's apparent there are many who still don't recognize those simple facts of life. Facts that have been proven over and over again and are being proven yet again right now today in Europe as their economies take a tumble one after another.
                DUH!! It ain't exactly rocket science folks.



                Actually, there is such a thing as a free lunch if you're willing to forage for some nuts and berries.
                #107
                I've have and it says the USSR fell on it's ass and China is leaning more into free enterprise and capitalism every day which is why they are buying everyone else out right now.
                Have you looked across the channel lately? Socialism never works for very long, sooner or later the piper is at the door demanding to be paid. And pay him you will. If not you then your children will pay. That is if the benevolent state allows you to have any, in the best interest of the masses and all that silly idiotic rot.

                Quote by magnus_maximus
                Funny that since Britain has had universal healthcare since 1948 and our economy and budget were even worse back then.

                The world has been capitalist since the 18th century and look where that has got us. Stop blaming "socialism" for the world today and read some damned history books. Capitalism is a system of peaks and troughs and is always going to boom and bust. Commerce acts esoterically from government but works to influence democratic societies to put in policies which benefit business at the expense of Government revenue.

                War is more expensive than welfare yet I don't see anyone saying "get rid of our military, those damn leeches" because we acknowledge a state needs to defend itself.

                Similarly, a civilised society owes its people protection from ignorance, squalor, want, sickness and idleness and the Government is the biggest part of the solution because of its power. Sadly, in America you guys went all mad neoliberal capitalist and dragged the rest of us down with you.
                #108
                That foraging bit is called work by another name. Something that many are unwilling to do. They want you to pick the berries then bake them a pie.

                Quote by L2112Lif
                Actually, there is such a thing as a free lunch if you're willing to forage for some nuts and berries.
                #109
                Quote by Dick Foster
                That foraging bit is called work by another name. Something that many are unwilling to do. They want you to pick the berries then bake them a pie.



                That is such bullshit.

                I want you to pick the berries, sell them, give me the money and I'll buy us some beer.

                I could give a shit about a pie...

                “Ignorance more frequently begets confidence than does knowledge.”
                Charles Darwin
                #110
                How man ****ing multis are you going to make so that you can come on here and argue your hard right wing political viewpoints? It is starting to get really pathetic.

                What you on now, 4th? 5th?
                #111
                Quote by beadhangingOne
                Cut the military budget, it's ****ing cancerous. 700 billion a year? Really?


                You know i've always wondered why they always cut frontline troops first. Why not sack a few generals and admirals get rid of those big expensive guys so joe "trying to support his family" can keep his job.
                #114
                Serious question: if we cut our defense budget in half, would our allies be forced to spend more on theirs? Or would it not affect them. I've always been under the impression that one of the reasons our allies have a lot of successful social programs is they have no need to finance a military since they know we've got their back. Or do you think in this day and age, they'd continue to just keep a really small, modestly funded military?
                #DTWD
                #115
                Quote by L2112Lif
                Reign is sovereignty, Rein(s) is(are) the tool(s) used to drive animals.

                "The expression to give free rein to is figurative. It means to give a person freedom to act on his own authority. It derives from an equestrian term:

                free rein – a rein held loosely to allow a horse free motion; the freedom that this gives a horse. (OED)"
                Quote by EpiExplorer
                I swear this guy in particular writes for the telegraph or some shit.

                Quote by Fat Lard
                My name can actually be traced back to as early as the 1990s, it means "fuck off data miner"
                #118
                Quote by primusfan
                Serious question: if we cut our defense budget in half, would our allies be forced to spend more on theirs? Or would it not affect them. I've always been under the impression that one of the reasons our allies have a lot of successful social programs is they have no need to finance a military since they know we've got their back. Or do you think in this day and age, they'd continue to just keep a really small, modestly funded military?


                I'd think most of them would just keep a small military (although there would likely be some increases).

                lol at the multi blaming the euro crisis on welfare.
                #119
                Quote by primusfan
                mind = blown

                and L2112Lif, it's just not your day is it, bud?



                I didn't say if he was wrong or not, I was simply clearing up the difference between the two.

                EDIT: And no, it's really not. I got killed at the end of a quest in Skyrim and had to start the thing over again from the beginning of the dungeon. Apparently cliffs are lethal, who knew?
                Last edited by L2112Lif at Nov 12, 2012,
                #120
                Quote by Diamond Dave
                faaaark...

                I occasionally hear "oh yeah, the US spend a lot on its military.." but that is an obscene amount of money.

                It is twice the greek debt lol. the USA can solve the recession anytime they like.
                Quote by Carmel
                I can't believe you are whoring yourself out like that.

                ಠ_ಠ