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  •  How to convince Republicans (1+ / 0-)
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    Republicans like big problems broken down into easy to repeat memes.  Think, your family budget bullshit.

    Well, what you tell them is that when "the family buys a house and a car, they end up in debt far greater than GDP (annual salary) and isn't that okay if you are getting something you need for your benefit.  Getting into debt in order to invest in infrastructure and other long term benefits makes sense to both a family and a country despite the initial debt.

    Debt isn't the problem, what we are spending that money could be the problem.

    "I watch Fox News for my comedy, and Comedy Central for my news." - Facebook Group

    by Sychotic1 on Wed Apr 17, 2013 at 07:26:31 AM PDT

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    •  There are bigger impressions you could leave. (0+ / 0-)

      You could remind them that your average household isn't a sovereign nation with a nuclear arsenal that could reduce this planet to a nuclear wasteland.

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