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Herrera Beutler defends her vote for House budget

mrd — April 16, 2011 at 7:51 a.m

That car analogy was repeated over and over again by Obama. It's so yesterday. It seems parrots still repeat it. Although, he did a better job of explaining it than you just did. See what a teleprompter can do for you?

You could take the wealth of all 400 billionaires in America and it still wouldn't cover Obama's last year 1.5 trillion dollar spending. It's not the amount of taxes we collect, it's the spending.

April 16, 2011 at 7:58 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Herrera Beutler defends her vote for House budget

kooosh, evidently, your definition of classy is for people to call Palin a pig since you preferred to ignore that comment.

And Alley Cat, since you want to be long winded, I'll be long winded too. Here is a little bit of info that will go in one of your ears, and out the other....

Q: Which Political Party took Social Security from the independent 'Trust Fund' and put it into the general fund so that Congress could spend it?

A: It was Lyndon Johnson and the democratically controlled House and Senate.

Q: Which Political Party eliminated the income tax deduction for Social Security (FICA) withholding?

A: The Democratic Party.

Q: Which Political Party started taxing Social Security annuities?

A: The Democratic Party, with Al Gore casting the 'tie-breaking' deciding vote as President of the Senate, while he was Vice President of the US

Q: Which Political Party decided to start giving annuity payments to immigrants?

A: That's right! Jimmy Carter and the Democratic Party.
Immigrants moved into this country, and at age 65, began to receive Social Security payments! The Democratic Party gave these payments to them, even though they never paid a dime into it!

Then, after violating the original contract (FICA), the Democrats turn around and tell you that the Republicans want to take your Social Security away!

And the worst part about it is uninformed citizens like YOU believe it!

The Republicans were in control from 2000-2006 before the Democrats took over congress in 2007. In 2006, the final year under a Republican President and a Republican Congress, the unemployment rate was 4.6%. Today, under Obama and a Democrat congress, the unemployment rate is 8.9% (according to the Federal Government - but 10.0% according to Gallup). Under Obama and the Democrats, poverty has reached its highest level since 1959. The numbers don't lie. The failed economic policies of Democrats have been destroying lives, wrecking our economy and shattering the American dream since the Democrats took over congress in 2007. The before and after statistics prove it.

April 16, 2011 at 7:38 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Herrera Beutler defends her vote for House budget

Why should we pay taxes if the money is going to be spent on giving it to the top one percent, I already do that in the form of car payments and house payments.

When does the Ryan budget put the government into a surplus to where it can function on it's tax revenue? It doesn't I repeat no surplus with the Ryan budget.

josh_turner — April 16, 2011 at 5:42 a.m.

The top 1% are paying MOST of the taxes in this country. They provide jobs so people like you can afford to buy a car and pay your house payments. Without those people, you would have nothing.

April 16, 2011 at 6:51 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Vancouver woman drove while inhaling laughing gas, police say

This is no laughing matter.

April 15, 2011 at 8:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

'Fab Four' correction

On behalf of the group and ourselves, I hope we have passed the audition.

April 15, 2011 at 8:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Two bills aim to ax sales tax exemption

*Artimus, I support eliminating the exemption only if/when Oregon enacts a sales tax. I'm not holding my breath, but you never know...
Craig Sayre — April 15, 2011 at 2:09 p.m.*

If they did enact a sales tax in Oregon, I would agree with this as well. It would only be fair. At this time, a sales tax on Oregonians would put Vancouver businesses at a disadvantage. If people think it's hard to sell a house now, or if you are upset now because your property values have fallen so low, wait until this bill passes and we slide even further into economic decline in Clark County.

April 15, 2011 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )