Teabagger's "Contract from America" takes Republican "fuzzy math" to a whole new level of fiscal insanity.

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    Apr 25, 2010 2:36 AM GMT

    The teabaggers put their platform down on paper.
    NOT a good idea.
    Their numbers don't add up.
    To say the least.

    This is why the lamestream Repubs haven't put any plans down on paper.
    Their proposals would be shot through with holes too.
    It's one thing to criticize and say "NO" from the sidelines, offering the American people no help.
    It's another thing to try to actually clean up the EPIC mess made by Bush/Repub economic policies over the last decade.
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    Apr 25, 2010 4:46 PM GMT
    A republican idea

    'BARTER WITH YOUR DOCTOR'.... Once in a great while, we get a peek at Republicans' health care ideals, but rarely do we see them articulated as candidly as Sue Lowden described them last week.

    Lowden is a former state senator and chair of the Nevada Republican Party. She's also, according to nearly every recent poll, the favorite to defeat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D) in November. Lowden is not, as one might imagine, a supporter of recent improvements to the broken health care system, and she was asked at a candidate forum the kind of policies she'd prefer to see. Among her proposals:

    "...I would have suggested, and I think that bartering is really good. Those doctors who you pay cash, you can barter, and that would get prices down in a hurry. And I would say go out, go ahead out and pay cash for whatever your medical needs are, and go ahead and barter with your doctor."


    Oh .... and then there's the other one
    THE HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNT .... kinda like a Cancer Christmas Club

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    Apr 25, 2010 5:34 PM GMT
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    Apr 25, 2010 6:48 PM GMT
    So according to the Teabaggers I can pay my doctor with chickens now?
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    Apr 25, 2010 7:31 PM GMT
    It's just plum loco I say .... just plum loco

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    Apr 25, 2010 8:02 PM GMT
    Bartering for medical services?!
    More proof that the Republicans have no credible ideas to offer the American people.
    More proof that the backward thinking Republicans would like to go back in time.
    If America stops growing, and moving FORWARD, and progressing - we are doomed to get passed by many other countries, countries that are embracing the future - not afraid of it - and that are embracing PROGRESS.
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    Apr 25, 2010 9:16 PM GMT
    Teabagger's "Contract from America" takes Republican "fuzzy math" to a whole new level of fiscal insanity

    Americans are not an intelligent people. We never have been, and if objective measurements of results in our schools are to be believed, we grow less smart every year. And the US is ranked far below all the major industrialized countries for learning, and intelligence of the population. Even our Internet, which we created, is inferior to most other developed countries.

    Therefore, this kind of Teabagger/Republican illogic appeals to Americans, and is eagerly accepted. It says what we want to HEAR, not what we want to THINK about (or are even capable of thinking about, for that matter).

    This is the advantage of despots, that lies are not recognized, that weak and uninformed minds may be easily manipulated and misled. It is why Republicans have ruined the US education system, except for their own elite offspring, and why curricula, like in Texas, are distorted to reflect a pro-Republican, fundamentalist Christian point of view. The people are to follow without question or doubt, not to think or challenge. After all, what would God say?

    Indoctrinate the children, and you secure your power for generations to come. All tyrannies have attempted the same thing, from ancient kingdoms to the Nazis and the North Koreans. Republicans are just another example.

    Personally I think they will win this round, which will please the likes of southbeach1500. My goal is no longer to oppose them, that battle already lost, but to immunize & protect myself against their attacks on me as a gay man. My view is now post-Obama and post-Democrat, and trying to merely stay safe and alive. I encourage others here to do the same.
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    Apr 25, 2010 9:50 PM GMT
    Red Vespa -
    If by "win this round" you mean the 2010 election - you may be right.
    They probably will win a bunch of seats.
    Although, it's hard to see them actually take control of Congress.

    But, with some elections it's strategically a good thing to lose.
    Like the 2004 election.
    If Kerry had won, he'd have inherited a war in Iraq about to become extremely unpopular. It would've quickly become his war, not Bush's, and his fault for all the mess.
    He'd have inherited an economy already on an unstoppable path to recession and an exploding National Debt, thanks to the Bush tax cuts for the rich.
    And Kerry would've taken the blame for the Bush recession too.
    It was a huge blessing for the Dems - and Obama - that Kerry lost.

    If the Repubs do take control of Congress, it's likely to give them the thankless job of reducing the National Debt, and Americans are unlikely to approve of the things the Repubs would try to do.
    They'd also make a great punching bag for Obama.