That's what I did, with the exception of my own personal motto (did not teach the kids this): if someone attacks me or hits me, they get it back x10.
I sleep well with that belief.
Gee, I wonder if that's why Obama had a hard time getting any of his initiatives passed, even when democrats held Congress and the White House? Hmmm...
Senate Democrats Propose Filibuster Changes : NPR
I have attacked, on occassion, some of both Peyton's and Banbasketball's arguments rather vigorously in the past. My reward was getting epithets thrown at my head by both of these gentlemen. I didn't return the favor.
I have and will continue to attack arguments, but not the people posing them.
Name calling is the last refuge for incompetent arguments*.
*Liberally paraphrasing Isaac Asimov
Obama initially proposes a 90% capital gains tax
Republicans oppose, saying it should stay at the current rate.
Obama says, "OK, I'll lower my proposal to 80%"
I'm truly not offended, just kind of surprised.
Oh, and I don't listen to Rush, never have. So if he does make those little comments, I wouldn't know it. When have I ever said I did listen to him? This is another one of those things that make me believe you have voices in your head.
They're underfunded, in large measure because — like investments held in 401(k) plans by American private-sector employees — they sunk along with the entire stock market during the Great Recession of 2007-2009.
That IS a direct result of the pension system and it is my entire point. When these things lost their money, the retirees still got paid because they got bailed out. Meanwhile, the people bailing them out not only got their tax dollars stolen, they also couldn't retire because they had to own up to bad investments. You said that yourself. I know I said I was done debating you and I should've stuck to that, but when you just blatantly make stuff up and claim that an article you posted backs you up then I have to call you on it. Now, I am done. You have admitted that they are underfunded. You have read about your own democrats say that the only way out is restructure or raising taxes, which were my points. Glad I could enlighten you.