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Old 08-18-2009, 07:38 PM   #18
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Default Re: New Lies for Old

Originally Posted by Godfather View Post
I think his issue was posting things that aren't true, which applies to some of the items in your chain e-mail.

And you can't legitimately claim to be making reference to the donkeys' record if you accuse them of things that didn't happen or that had to be bipartisan (like the 1983 change which happened when the elephants had the Senate).
What he wrote was taking issue with me calling FDR the embodiment of evil. I stand by that statement.

You're right on 83. "In 1983 the donkey congress “introduced” us to “Soshacurity” taxation. Initially retirees were taxed on 50% of their benefits. Yes, Dutch signed it into law because he didn’t have the votes to sustain a veto." That was the only one I didn't look up.

Chain email? Yes, I received an email that seemed to be a lot of hype. So I thought back on what I remembered and looked up the stuff that preceded my time. In doing so I noted the patterns in the selling of SS, the Great Society and the war on poverty (both of which I lived through), and the several runs on national health care. And that was the point of the post. Aside from an error on my part on 83, I think the donkey's record is intact.

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