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Stages of a Rex thread™

Stage 1: Rex presents a preposterous premise.
Stage 2: People dismiss it out of hand, because it's... well... preposterous.
Stage 3: Rex declares victory... yet, continues to argue the preposterous premise.
Stage 4: Someone presents multiple facts, and a cogent argument showing the preposterous premise to be... preposterous.
Stage 5: Rex starts insulting people. (Note this is a admission he knows his preposterous premise has been eviscerated)
Stage 6: Rex creates a finely differentiated argument that depends on a minutae circumstance that in his mind shows he's right, even though the preposterous premise has been eviscerated and there is no saving it. (EX: I don't argue that the circumstances are identical, only that the rationale is.)

What stage are we in?






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BBONDS25
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Stage 4: Someone presents multiple facts, and a cogent argument showing the preposterous premise to be... preposterous.

Almost never happens.
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Stage 5: Rex starts insulting people. (Note this is a admission he knows his preposterous premise has been eviscerated)

Insulting Rex is almost always Stage 1.

But, gee, I see I'm so much in your head that you've written a propagandist primer on how to palliatively process my conversations instead of accepting your comeuppance. Anything to protect yourself from the truth, eh?








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Taxing Authority
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But, gee, I see I'm so much in your head that you've written a propagandist primer on how to palliatively process my conversations instead of accepting your comeuppance. Anything to protect yourself from the truth, eh?


You take yourself much more seriously than anyone else. I hope you aren't offended.



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BBONDS25
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Some people do get all worked up over Rex. I think he is hilarious. My guess is he just likes to argue and likes to take outlandish positions to see if he can get into a good argument. Great for the board. But we are still on step 5.





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tigerworkpart2
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I normally do not like to post in Rex's threads because I have always believed you can't fight stupid. The guy wants to live in a nanny state, he wants the government to take care of his every waking need. This guy thinks the government can do everything better than the private sector. I don't know why guys like him and all of his friends just don't move to places like North Korea. They are doing all the things you like. Live off of the government with food rations, rationed health care. It's all there just waiting for you.





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goatmilker
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It's all there just waiting for you.


He's not down with the whole dog eating thing.






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tigerworkpart2
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There are no dogs left.





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moneyg
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even nominating a vice-presidential candidate who wanted to dismantle all of it and start over.

So why, in previous years, didn't House Republicans vote to fund the government except for THOSE programs?

Go on, fellas. Do it. Pass a spending bill without funding Obamacare. Let's see what sort of gumption you really have, and how well you can stand up to the heat that will surely come.



The short answer is that this legislation has crossed a line that the other have not.

The dirty politics involved in getting it passed (reconciliation) combined with the absolute disaster that this piece of legislation is, crosses the threshold.

It is horrible for this country. Any fair-minded person can see it. Many of the supporters only support it because they believe what will come next after this failure will be better.

This action by House republicans is a direct result of the abuse of power displayed by the Senate democrats who passed this bill.






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TailgateTiger
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You are a fool and part of the problem in this country.

You will reap what you have sown before its all said and done.

And I will take pleasure in seeing it happen.



THIS!






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Turbeauxdog
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Has anyone suggested ending SSI by refunding all withholdings with interest equivalent to a duration matched investment in US treasuries, less any benefits paid out?

That's my suggestion






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Taxing Authority
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Has anyone suggested ending SSI by refunding all withholdings with interest equivalent to a duration matched investment in US treasuries, less any benefits paid out?
Hell, I'm willing to walk away from what I've already paid in, in exchange for not having to pay any more.






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CVX
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Rex, I truly wish you a slow, painful death due to obamacare.





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Turbeauxdog
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I'm willing to walk away from what I've already paid in, in exchange for not having to pay any more


I keep hearing the reason why its so "popular" is because so many people are "invested". There apparently is a fund out there somewhere.

So lets give them the return they earned on their investment.

Could they have chosen a better investment than investing in treasuries? Sure. However, this plan would give everyone a return commiserate with their forced "investment".






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