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Shameful.
I's no longer a figure of speech or hyperbole to say, "Republicans want poor people to drop quietly dead." It's now reality.

[insert photo of Tim Eyman laughing and waving a fistful of $100-dollar bills as he unplugs a 6-year-old child's kidney-dialysis machine]
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Yes, it is sad that necessary programmes and municipal staff are going to be cut.

But in the end, the voters shall only have themselves to blame: approving the income tax would have given Gov. Gregoire more latitude in solving WA's budget woes.

While Eyman's mad anti-tax initiatives have been happily struck down, he ended up victorious when WA voters agreed with the GOP that rich people shouldn't pay their fair share.

We all know this; why is it such a bloody shock now?
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hey number 1 its dems you voted for that dug the hole. and the governor you just had to re elect over and over. you fucked your selves, don't start bitching now.
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1. ERIC CARTMAN you're an idiot
and
2. This is nothing more than a side effect of having too many people. There shouldn't be so many humans and they definitely shouldn't be so reliant on the government. The government should serve two purposes: Protect us from invasion and enforce breeding controls to lower the population to a less destructive and unsustainable number.
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well seeds as long as you don't reproduce i think we will be fine.i have an idea, china shares your thoughts on population control , why don't you go there?!
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I have an idea ERIC CARTMAN, why don't you go back to whatever midwest shithole spawned you?
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HOW MANY TIMES DO I HAVE TO TELL YOUR STUPID ASS I WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SEATTLE YOU FUCKING DUMBSHIT! WHY DON'T YOU CRAWL BACK INTO WHAT EVER ASSHOLE YOU JUST CRAWLED OUT OF?
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Isn't it time to ask why the state has a balanced-budget requirement? Why the state can't borrow money? Why the state doesn't start a bank (since banks are the main source of money creation due to the fractional reserve system) like North Dakota (which is the only state that has a budget surplus)?

People really need to understand money and where it comes from, and challenge the notion that banks have some sort of divine right to be the sole money creators. Lincoln, the first Republican president, printed over $400 million greenbacks to raise debt-free money without borrowing or increasing taxes.

We need to abandon the old feudal-era economics that dictate the state has to fund itself with taxes. In fact as Japan proves with its 200% debt-to-gdp ratio, it is possible to print money without inflation. We need to learn from Japan (which owns almost as much US foreign debt as China does), and from China too whose money supply is directly controlled by the government. The free market is not the best creator and allocator of resources; our elected officials should create money without attaching debt to it and give it to people directly, and encourage innovation with challenges. Economics is not the central problem of mankind; the advance of knowledge and innovation is, because that is what increases life expectancy and the other measures of standard of living.

But don't take my word for it! Do your own research, see if I'm right. Look up for yourself fractional reserve, Lincoln's greenbacks, heterodox economics, and US foreign-owned debt...
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Isn't it time to ask why the state has a balanced-budget requirement? Why the state can't borrow money? Why the state doesn't start a bank (since banks are the main source of money creation due to the fractional reserve system) like North Dakota (which is the only state that has a budget surplus)?

People really need to understand money and where it comes from, and challenge the notion that banks have some sort of divine right to be the sole money creators. Lincoln, the first Republican president, printed over $400 million greenbacks to raise debt-free money without borrowing or increasing taxes.

We need to abandon the old feudal-era economics that dictate the state has to fund itself with taxes. In fact as Japan proves with its 200% debt-to-gdp ratio, it is possible to print money without inflation. We need to learn from Japan (which owns almost as much US foreign debt as China does), and from China too whose money supply is directly controlled by the government. The free market is not the best creator and allocator of resources; our elected officials should create money without attaching debt to it and give it to people directly, and encourage innovation with challenges. Economics is not the central problem of mankind; the advance of knowledge and innovation is, because that is what increases life expectancy and the other measures of standard of living.

But don't take my word for it! Do your own research, see if I'm right. Look up for yourself fractional reserve, Lincoln's greenbacks, heterodox economics, and US foreign-owned debt...
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Sorry for the double post, I was trying to add links and inadvertently posted twice.

Might as well add some other links: fractional reserve (note the money multiplier is 10 for the US's 10% reserve requirement, so banks can create 10 times as much money as they take in - and they charge you interest for the privilege of lending it to you, and when they lose money it is basically the money they created in the first place so is it really a loss?

File:Components_of_US_Money_supply.svg">http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Compon… is a graph of the increase in the US money supply since 1959 - note that M2 is created by the free market, not the govt, and it has increased almost exponentially since the mid-1990s, yet where was the inflation?

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Well it mangled the last link :) Let me try again: money supply (scroll down for the graph I was trying to post).

Please wait...

and remember to be decent to everyone
all of the time.

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