Democratic name calling.

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  1. Bunyon

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    Did anyone see that incident on the news. An older southern Democrate was debating along with a nice looking redheaded young rebulican congressman. The Democrate refered to the redheaded Republican as a "Howdydoody Nimrod". Did anyone see that, and do you know who they were?
     
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    Rep. Marion Berry (D-Ark.) called Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) a "Howdy Doody-looking nimrod." But then, Rep. Jack Kingston (R-Ga.) called the deficit-cutting Blue Dog Democrats "lap dogs."
     
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    is a disgrace to Arkansas.

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    The lap dog thing seems general. But calling a redheaded guy a "howdydoody looking Nimrod" is a personal as it gets.
     
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    Also:

    "If $8 trillion of debt does not get this Administration's attention, I am afraid to see what finally does," said Congressman Berry. "We are going to drive this economy into the ground and leave our children and grandchildren to clean up the mess if we don't start making responsible decisions now about spending."

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    I think Congressman Berry is right on target about the Bush administration's and the GOP Congress's lack of fiscal responsibility.
     
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    Yeah, but Bush is fighting a war. That cost money. The democrates only start whinning when there vote buying schemes get impinged upon. Trust me, the demos might not spend it on defense, but they would find away to spend it.
     
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    It has not been a sustainable buget policy since Kennedy was in office. But you can't let people knock down buildings at will, so you are forced to go into debt, even if you were already in debt before, we should have been in and remained in good enough shape to fight a war if we had to. But the demos calling the pot black is what I am talking about.
     
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    What does Berry think we should cut? What is his plan?

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    Congressman Berry is a member of the Blue Dog Coalition. Here is the group's plan:

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    1. Require a balanced Budget
    2. Don't let Congress buy on credit - Pay as you go
    3. Put a lid on spending
    4. Require federal agencies to put their fiscal houses in order
    5. Make Congress tell taxpayers how much they're spending
    6. Set aside a rainy-day fund
    7. Don't hide votes to raise the debt limit
    8. Justify spending for pet projects
    9. Ensure that Congress reads the bills it's voting on
    10. Require honest cost estimates for every bill that Congress votes on
    11. Make sure new bills fit the budget
    12. Make Congress do a better job keeping tabs on government programs


    at times like this I wish I had that Lexus (something like that} search engine. I know I read that list or one very much like it several years ago.
     

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