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Originally posted by sos37
reply to post by maybereal11
And in trying to make a case for taxpayers paying back federal disaster money through taxes - haven't the American people been doing this all along? Since when have you heard of a tax increase specifically because too much federal aid was dispensed to disaster-ridden areas of the U.S.?
Originally posted by lernmore
Anyone who's been around ATS long enough knows the OP is one of the more liberal left-wing party line posters.
As soon as I saw the thread, I noted the drastic sarcasm in the first entry and thought "let him/her have the jab". I almost couldn't tell if it was supposed to be serious or not.
Obviously, using a disaster of this magnitude for a political poke might be right there on the edge of distasteful, and probably could have used a little restraint before jumping on the opportunity.
I can see how this might just backfire on you a tad, and not only from the right. you're unzipping the IQ of your fellow back scratchers for the world to see.
Originally posted by mishigas
This disaster has the potential to destroy the fishing industry in the entire US for decades to follow.
And yet, threads like this flourish, when the whole nation should be pulling together to save our environment.