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Posted on September 6 at 3:40 p.m.

Like global warming!

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Posted on September 6 at 12:29 p.m.

Biden is a goofball, true. But a self-deprecating goofball. What bugs me about Paul Ryan is that he's a self-aggrandizing goofball.

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Posted on September 6 at 12:26 p.m.

I'm not sure about Ryan's budget expertise. It relies too much on Laffer Curve theory, which does not always work.

The image of an alter boy with a knife is pretty funny, though. Kinda creepy, too.

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 11:34 a.m.

the blackpoodles too

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Posted on September 6 at 11:33 a.m.

me too

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Posted on September 6 at 11:29 a.m.

Ah, but only one party makes up phoney marathon times!

On The Clint, the Bad, and the Ugly

Posted on September 6 at 11:05 a.m.

"shoved down our throats"? No one has ever shoved anything down my throat. It does sound bad, but I'm not sure what you're talking about.

I guess it's no longer the Obama/Boehner budget proposal or social security.

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Posted on September 6 at 8:50 a.m.

That graph is a little misleading. The dotted line for revenue (20% of GDP) does not include payments into SS, but below that line, the SS expenditures bar is included.

We spend about the same amount on "defense" as we do on your two elephants. This includes single-seat fighter planes that cost $100M each.

Our debt just reached $16T. At least $3T of which we wasted invading Iraq.

As the author points out, vouchers won't solve the problem. Ryan is a false expert, and a compulsive liar, apparently. If you want to reduce the cost of Medicare/Medicaid, a good start would be to reduce the waste.

Obama took a good cut at that by urging reform in medical records: http://abcnews.go.com/Health/Presiden...

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Posted on September 6 at 7:26 a.m.

What are you proposing? Vouchers?

Medicare abuse could be curtailed. Some reform wrt medical expectations could reduce malpractice costs and drive down unnecessary expensive tests. But Ryan's plan won't work.

As for SS, why don't you explain?

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Posted on September 6 at 7:02 a.m.

Taxing the wealthiest 1%, who own something like 30% of all U.S. wealth "won't even come close to filling the budget gap."

Neither will cutting military spending, though it makes up a huge percentage of the budget.

No, only by cutting school lunches and privatizing Medicare can we fill that gap. Right.

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