How is a tax increase that the vast majority of Americans want a "third rail"?
Worse yet, why are our alt-weeklies, of all outlets, parroting the idea that tax increases are somehow controversial?
If a Reagan administration official can acknowledge the popularity of this proposal, I think the Mercury easily can too.
Lots of dumb, hateful and angry comments. As I expected.
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Yeah, I think the "gay marriage debate" is almost totally over. Conservatives don't really care about it anymore, most realize it's not a winning battle. And the Millennial generation is pretty much totally past it.
However, I do wonder how they're going to reduce the size of the Federal government without reforming Social Security or reducing health care costs. Way easier said than done, I guess.
Eh, probably a bit too soon. Granted, the teabaggers have been all over it, but we need not stoop that low.
"Estimates were 1000-1200 people, when the advisory released ahead of time by the movement claimed it would be a "rally of thousands."
Exactly. I think it's well past time we start calling out this "grassroots movement" for what it is: a bunch of whiny old people trying to live out what they missed out on in 2008 through a very poorly attended facsimile of the Barack Obama campaign.
It just seems so desperate. And the fact that people are taking it as seriously as they are is causing everyone to ignore how badly the country actually wants CHANGE.
"Watch the whole thing - a revolution is brewing although some are blind to it!"
Is it just me, or is anyone else a little weirded out by how much the Republicans are trying to copy the Democrats?
They're always talking nowadays about "change" and "revolution" and a "grassroots movement."
It's like they're constantly trying to pretend they're the Barack Obama campaign because, at some point a year or so ago, actually being Republican just wasn't cool enough. (Oh! To be young again!) Ever since then it's been all about how their 600-person conferences and stuff are this "grassroots movement for change" that's "sweeping the nation."
There's even Republican rallies where they're out there chanting "YES WE CAN!" It's like... Guys, all this "hopey changey" stuff you want so badly to be apart of means, more than anything else, doing things DIFFERENTLY than we've done in recent history. We can't vote for Republicans and expect to do that.
Isn't this just a little weird? Granted, nothing on the right has really resembled the Obama campaign in anything but rhetoric: none of the sellout stadium crowds, the hopeful parties in the streets, the creative impulses of a new generation rising to power. At best, it's been a weak facsimile. The scale is just so small by comparison.
Moral of the Story™: Being stuck in Dungeons & Dragons really, really sucks.
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