After making, what appears in the clearer vision afforded by hindsight, my very much bravdo statement regarding debunking many right wing myths I suddenly disappear for several days only to return with slightly less bravdo. Anyway I apologize for going missing but since my last post: I suffered through several bad migraines and have been a few long bicycle rides.
So I'm now going to try to respond to several posts that have been made in the past few days.
I respectfully decline. Obamazombies are not capable of reason. and I have to work for a living even after retirement to survive all this "hope and change" were experiencing
Seriously, political discussions 99 9/10th's percent of the time erupt into a "my Party is better than your Party" free for all.Those aruments are never won and I just choose not to participate in that type of discourse.
I'm just here to learn and make friends thats all.
Good news is...
We do have one thing in common.. the love of Jazz. Let's keep it that way. deal?
I agree that we all should try to be civil in our responses and not let our political differences get in the way of our enjoyment of audio equipment and our love of music.
I see your point, but I hope you are mistaken. The political unrest in the country seems to me to be a real grass roots movement to take the country back from the political elite. The tea party folks (I am one) are upset with Washington becoming intrusive, corrupt, and out of touch. So we are touching them.
The Tea Party is anything but a grass roots movement:
You will find there are varying opinions on who and just how much taxes are going to be paid. Right now, Im going on exactly what Obama and his spokesmouth Gibbs are saying. $250,000 or above is considered "the rich" and thier taxes are going to increase.
But the most important question of this whole discussion is:
WHO is defining who the "rich" are. And WHO is defining who the "poor" are??
I believe that you're on the right track here but I will pose a slightly different question:
There seem to be several areas of agreement on this issue between the Republicans and the Democrats - 1) now is not the time to increase taxes on the "middle class" and 2) the really wealthy, say thse earning over $1 million per year can afford the tax increase.
The main area of dispute appears to be that increasing taxes on those making over $250,000 per year will hurt many small businesses and so may futher increase unemployment.
Now my question is why don't either the Republicans or the Democrats offer a compromise solution where only those making over $1 million per year get a tax increase?
Of course my very cynical answer is that by framing the debate along its present lines means that the tax cuts will most likely be extended for everyone, "rich" and poor alike because the Democrats will back down since they will not to be procrived as "hurting" small businesses.
I will say that the Tea Party has one thing right: everyone in Washington is a liar and a cheat and needs to be thrown out.