Again, another TV presenter that makes no comment about the tremendous cost of fighting two several wars is having on the country as well. What other things do you think he fails to mention? Do you agree with the commentator that the president has enough power to solve the problem?




  1. Dallas says:

    Good lord, I haven’t seen this much lathering since I last heard Rush Limbaugh. I’m not sure if I agree with him or not when he’s acting like a Baptist loon priest.

  2. Bob says:

    Gasparrini its three wars now. Our dear leader added one to the total. Try to keep up with the program guys.

  3. sgtsalt says:

    Bob, you forgot about the secret wars going on in Somalia, Yemen, and Pakistan. That makes six.

  4. Dallas says:

    Eight wars : North Korea is still technically going and that unsaid war with China that may escalate from the internet to a skirmish at a Walmart.

  5. B. Dog says:

    The Pres. set the bar mighty high — just getting by.

  6. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    I watch Dylan regularly. He mentions taxes and has made it clear in the past that starting wars with a tax cut is the type of “extraction program” he does reference in this clip. This clip is Dylan in the extreme. He makes the same points constantly and just got overheated in this segment. “He cares” as all our pundits do. Dylan has a depth of personal expertise/history on this “financial extraction” that he rails against. Any clip will fail to catch all the details he has at his fingertips. Supposedly, he made his millions on Wallstreet as a trader and is doing this show from his own sense of outrage.

    Does the president have enough power to solve the problem? //// Ceteris Paribus. Certainly maintaining the status quo (ha, ha–twofer!!) is not going to change anything. Obama said he was willing to be a one term President. He is failing the high bar he said he understood. Obama is too much the academic. He acts like a mediator rather than a leader. He is better than anyone else on the scene, but is still failing miserably. The President: most powerful man on the planet. Doesn’t matter if all he does is give speeches.

    We need a moon shot to reinvigorate our economy: JOBS.

    VOTE ALL “NO NEW TAXES” OUT OF OFFICE. They are bought and paid for prostitutes of low character==or true believers. Can’t tell which is worse. Probably the true believers. Ha, ha.

  7. Ah_Yea says:

    “the president has enough power to solve the problem?”

    It seems he only has enough power to blame it all on Bush.

  8. Drive By Poster says:

    Don’t know the guy, didn’t watch.

    The cost of wars, while high, is Discretionary spending and will eventually disappear with the end of said wars. The Entitlement programs have an astronomical cost – increasing every year – and by law will Never End unless the law is changed. And the government has been spending excess social security income payments for decades in a massive Ponzi scheme. Said scheme would be considered a massive, evil crime by the government if anybody besides the government ran it. It’s a crime when Bernie Madoff does it, but not when Uncle Sam does it.

  9. atmusky says:

    This guy just yells to much to figure out what he is talking about.

    Regarding the President (this one or any other one) he is the person that has the most potential to solve our problems by leading our congress to the solutions.

    If you believe our current President has any solutions or the ability to influence congress to do what they need to do is another matter.

    From what I have seen so far even if President Obama had great solutions I don’t think he could get this congress to implement them.

    The Democrats are scared to talk about restructuring social programs and the Republicans are scared to talk about restructuring revenues or defense spending.

    Effectively both sides are refusing to talk about anyone sacrificing anything at the same time that they are providing $1 of Gov for 60 cents in taxes. Unless they are all brain dead they have to know that can not go on for much longer.

  10. bobbo, we think with words, and flower with ideas. says:

    #8–keep driving,PLEASE==let’s parse:

    Don’t know the guy, didn’t watch. /// And yet you post. Keep driving by, PLEASE!

    The cost of wars, while high, is Discretionary spending and will eventually disappear with the end of said wars. /// No, the cost gets added to the deficit and interest is paid on it “forever.”

    The Entitlement programs have an astronomical cost – increasing every year – and by law will Never End unless the law is changed. /// Correct. Just like every other proper and appropriate government program desired by the people. Your point?

    And the government has been spending excess social security income payments for decades in a massive Ponzi scheme. /// No, at best a variety of the Ponzi Scheme. Its more just simple theft.

    Said scheme would be considered a massive, evil crime by the government if anybody besides the government ran it. It’s a crime when Bernie Madoff does it, but not when Uncle Sam does it. /// Correct.

    For not watching Dylan, you agree with him 100%. Amusing how the obvious can bring expert and clown together on the same issue. The disagreement might be that Dylan is for raising taxes to keep the social safety net. You post with the bravado and certainty of a Teabagger, but I wonder if your own douchery goes in the opposite direction?

  11. Somebody says:

    Don’t get mad.

    Get ready.

    http://fff.org/blog/jghblog2011-08-10.asp

  12. Hyph3n says:

    The President should start a 2% infrastructure bank with repatriated offshores funds (and with no legal mandate to do so?) Good to see he’s suggesting realistic possibilities.

  13. Muddauber says:

    Dallas got it right. Lather up, boys. It is still very apparent who is the Republicans on this show. Character assassinations and rants while not bringing anything fresh to the table.
    For some reason, people LIKE this stuff, AND we have more news commentaries than we have news.
    I’m glad to watch TV less and less and only need to keep up with what’s going on with this crap that John and Uncle Dave find for our edification and amusement.

  14. Johnny LaRue says:

    Not one of these taxes below existed 100 years ago, & our nation was the most prosperous in the world.

    We had absolutely no national debt, had the largest middle class in the world, and Mom stayed home to raise the kids.

    Charlie Reese

    Accounts Receivable Tax
    Building Permit Tax
    CDL license Tax
    Cigarette Tax
    Corporate Income Tax
    Dog License Tax
    Excise Taxes
    Federal Income Tax
    Federal Unemployment Tax (FUTA)
    Fishing License Tax
    Food License Tax
    Fuel Permit Tax
    Gasoline Tax (currently 44.75 cents per gallon)
    Gross Receipts Tax
    Hunting License Tax
    Inheritance Tax
    Inventory Tax
    IRS Interest Charges IRS Penalties (tax on top of tax)
    Liquor Tax
    Luxury Taxes
    Marriage License Tax
    Medicare Tax
    Personal Property Tax
    Property Tax
    Real Estate Tax
    Service Charge Tax
    Social Security Tax
    Road Usage Tax
    Recreational Vehicle Tax
    Sales Tax
    School Tax
    State Income Tax
    State Unemployment Tax (SUTA)
    Telephone Federal Excise Tax
    Telephone Federal Universal Service Fee Tax
    Telephone Federal, State and Local Surcharge Taxes
    Telephone Minimum Usage Surcharge Tax
    Telephone Recurring and Nonrecurring Charges Tax
    Telephone State and Local Tax
    Telephone Usage Charge Tax
    Utility Taxes
    Vehicle License Registration Tax
    Vehicle Sales Tax
    Watercraft Registration Tax
    Well Permit Tax
    Workers Compensation Tax

    Yeah, we need to raise taxes. Idiots.

  15. Johnny LaRue says:

    Tax his land,
    Tax his bed,
    Tax the table,
    At which he’s fed.

    Tax his tractor,
    Tax his mule,
    Teach him taxes
    Are the rule.

    Tax his work,
    Tax his pay,
    He works for
    peanuts anyway!

    Tax his cow,
    Tax his goat,
    Tax his pants,
    Tax his coat.

    Tax his ties,
    Tax his shirt,
    Tax his work,
    Tax his dirt.

    Tax his tobacco,
    Tax his drink,
    Tax him if he
    Tries to think.

    Tax his cigars,
    Tax his beers,
    If he cries
    Tax his tears.

    Tax his car,
    Tax his gas,
    Find other ways
    To tax his ass.

    Tax all he has
    Then let him know
    That you won’t be done
    Till he has no dough.

    When he screams and hollers;
    Then tax him some more,
    Tax him till
    He’s good and sore.

    Then tax his coffin,
    Tax his grave,
    Tax the sod in
    Which he’s laid…

    Put these words
    Upon his tomb,
    ‘Taxes drove me
    to my doom…’

    When he’s gone,
    Do not relax,
    Its time to apply
    The inheritance tax.

  16. Ah_Yea says:

    Somebody, thank you for that link. It’s excellent and I have passed it along to some of my friends who still have some sanity left.

    Johnny LaRue, you’re absolutely right. And the problem we have in this country today are those who think you are absolutely wrong.

  17. HUGSaLOT says:

    The real question is. If Obama didn’t win the election in 2008, and we had McCain as president, would we still be in this mess today? nope.

  18. NobodySpecial says:

    #8 – spending will eventually disappear with the end of said wars

    True, once we can finally defeat the Nazis and get all those troops out of Germany there will be a huge saving.

  19. tcc3 says:

    #14 Johnny La-Rue the Day

    Yes lets go back to those halcyon days when women and black people “knew their place.”

    When children worked in factories instead of schools – dangerous and crippling work for slave wages

    When there was no FDA and drugs were more often than not literal snake oil

    When there was no interstate highway system

    When impoverished elderly were a drain on families and society at large

    When “healthcare” was affordable because it involved leeches, and Life expectancy was about 50

    When powerful corps manipulated the “free market” to benefit their monopoly and screw the consumer and stifle competition

    When there was no internet for fools to display their ignorance of history

    You can pine for the “good old days” but I bet you’ll get more than you bargain for.

    If you really believe there are too many taxes, then convince your fellow citizens they don’t need the services those taxes pay for. Its dishonest “keep government out of my medicare” thinking that lets cowardly politicians promote lower taxes while continuing to spend the money.

  20. Cursor_ says:

    The issue will always be that the government is a broken tool.

    No matter how much paint or polish you put on the tool. It is still broken.

    And until the Citizens of The United States of America convene a new continental congress to start making a new constitution to form a new union nothing will change.

    But you are all naive and lazy. You want someone else do all the work for you.

    1774 has returned. We need to take matters in our own hands and kick the houses, the executive and the judicial branch out on their sorry asses and start over.

    It will NOT be easy.

    But it MUST be done to preserve the people of this nation.

    Failure to do so will only cause sorrow.

    Wake up!

    Cursor_

  21. MikeN says:

    Why didn’t this site go overboard proclaiming the end of the Republicans and Scott Walker in Wisconsin? Two of their state Senators were thrown out in recall elections after they destroyed unions in the state. Come on, I’m getting disappointed. Where’s you’re jumping at the latest talking points?? Surely Scott Walker is next!

  22. TooManyPuppies says:

    No president has the power, alone, to solve this by design slide into the end of the United States.

  23. Publius says:

    No, President Warbomber will not fix the problem of his multiple endless wars against Middle Easterners today.

    The reason why Warbomber cannot stop them, is the same reason that President Jackson was unable to fix the problem of multiple endless wars back then.

    MANIFEST DESTINY, yo

    Plant a flag in newly acquired land is the whole point.

    There is no end to the flag which is planted.

    Silly rabbits

  24. Johnny LaRue says:

    #19. Oh we’ll get to go back 100 years. It’s happening right now because idiots like you advocate bankrupting the country.

  25. bobbo, well, I don kno bout dat says:

    #24–PortaJohnny==yea, none of that stuff existed 100 years ago. And everything today is so exactly the same, we should go back to those golden days of yore when everyone followed the Constitution and had god in their hearts.

    You and Oh No are so correct in your analysis. Just one thing—will I still get my MTV?

  26. deowll says:

    I could be wrong about a lot of things but I’m absolutely certain that Congress can spend the entire GDP and will given the chance. In fact that is the problem. They are getting way to close to spending the entire GDP at which time nobody sane will lend the US anything.

    In order for a tax increase to work you will need to increase taxes by 41% to balance the budget and that is most likely a total lie because the war spending isn’t even on the books if I understand what the swine are saying.

  27. the haunted sheep says:

    I dont get the obama apologists. they bring up the bush stuff every time it’s brought up how damn much obama spends and his complete lack of direction. So it’s not even a denial its just like a kid saying “well he did it too”. How does that make it any better? He is still screwing us. The republicans have turned into big government big spending liberals. the liberals have simply gone off the deep end.

  28. scandihoovian says:

    The most powerful words are usually spoken in a calm, collected tone with a flow that promotes a spongy cognitive affect on people. This guy may have had something to say but he sure failed on delivery.

  29. Thomas says:

    Let’s put this in perspective. In Obama’s first two years, the amount he spent more over what we bring in, than Iraq and Afghanistan had cost in total to that point (so over seven years or so). The wars were/are expensive but they are a drop in the bucket compared to what Obama has done while in office. At this stage, Iraq and Afghanistan cost us in the neighborhood of 70B each year. Compare that to our deficit which is 1500 B.

    #8
    The Entitlement programs have an astronomical cost

    Depends on which entitlement program. SS deficits are not astronomical when you account for their revenue and the interest on the T-Bills they must buy. The same is true of Medicare. However, Medicaid is a disaster. Whenever I hear about the “disaster of entitlement programs” I never hear their costs balanced against their revenues; it’s always just the raw costs as if people are not paying into it. Heaven forbid people get angry about being required to pay into a program and not at least getting out of it what they put into it.

  30. Thomas says:

    #30
    Should read: “…, the amount he spent more over what we bring in was more than…”


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