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Old 07-21-17, 07:25 AM   #26
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But when people have something and you take it away, they get mad. If they never had it, they don't get mad when you don't give it to them.
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100% truth.

People love free stuff in this country, and it is next to impossible to stop any government program like this. It's always funny to listen to people I know who hate big deficits, hate big government, but when I get specific on which programs to cut, they get defensive and say we can't touch this and that.

We have a 20 trillion dollar debt and the majority of our budget is spent on Military and Entitlements, and if they are untouchable then you will never solve the deficit/debt problem. I don't blame politicans because they are just mimicking the American Voter as they really don't want cuts when someone gets specific. The only cuts you ever hear from a Politican is 'waste and fraud' which won't even make a dent in the deficit.
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Wow some bipartisan effort in Congress. That's pretty rare. Makes me hopeful that the Repubs might have some balls if Trump blows up the Mueller investigation.

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I'll just leave this here. Maybe Politico wants to raise awareness early, so we don't have another Trump situation on our hands.


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Old 07-24-17, 09:27 PM   #29
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said it is "unimportant" for Democrats to win the midterm elections in 2018.

"That's so unimportant. What is important is that we have the lively debate on a better deal," Pelosi said.

When asked to estimate the chances of Democrats winning back the lower chamber in 2018 and whether she would run again for Speaker if they did.

"I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the n-th degree. I know the motivation of people," responded Pelosi
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House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Sunday said it is "unimportant" for Democrats to win the midterm elections in 2018.

"That's so unimportant. What is important is that we have the lively debate on a better deal," Pelosi said.

When asked to estimate the chances of Democrats winning back the lower chamber in 2018 and whether she would run again for Speaker if they did.

"I am a master legislator. I know the budget to the n-th degree. I know the motivation of people," responded Pelosi
Lowering expectations...She's been doing that for years.
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