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Mr. Rubio Was Thirsty

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  • Strongly Liberal Democrat
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    Portland, OR
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    I couldn't stop laughing when I saw that Senator Rubio became a little parched during his response to the State of the Union. I wonder if he got a frog in his throat because even he couldn't believe what he was saying. Check it out here:

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2013/02/12/1186721/-The-sip-of-water-laughed-at-w...e
  • Democrat
    Meridian, MS
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    Same here jaredsxtn, and did you hear him boldly state how his rich Republicans need a tax cut to get the economy moving? I guess he can't see the forest for the trees. The economy is moving, albeit not as fast as the President wants it to. But he is proposing real methods to try and fix that. He said we are already half way to the $4 trillion deficit reduction target that most economists agree will stabilize our country's finances. And he also stated how we need to go even further in order to finish this effort, BUT not at the expense of senior citizens and working families. The words I liked best were: "We can't just cut our way to prosperity." This is the proposed Republican way, even though they lost the election. The President said we need spending cuts AND revenue, with everybody doing their fair share. The key word here is FAIR. Rather than putting the burden on the middle class, the driving force of a strong economy, the Republicans want to take away some of the burden now shared by the rich, and shift it to the middle class. This is simply not fair. All the President's ideas were good, especially the elimination of tax loopholes. The question here is can anything be done towards re-writing the tax code? This is the only way to make the system fair for all. It sure needs to happen, but I sure have my doubts. And you can bet your bottom dollar that IF it did happen, it would only be a matter of time before the lawyers figured out another way to scam the system.