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   Not news: Only 39% of Americans view the Simpson-Bowles plan favorably. News: 25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably. Fark: There is no Panetta-Burns plan

05 Dec 2012 09:25 AM   |   7863 clicks   |   Washington Post
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colinspooky    [TotalFark]  
Eight per cent view Panetta-Burns favorably -- not sure if subby is as stupid as people surveyed, or just piling on the joke......

05 Dec 2012 06:56 AM
log_jammin     

colinspooky: Eight per cent view Panetta-Burns favorably


and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter

05 Dec 2012 07:14 AM
mamoru    [TotalFark]  

log_jammin: and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter


Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)

05 Dec 2012 07:22 AM
log_jammin     

mamoru: Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)


Oh I know. that's why I didn't go "OMG! U R SO WRONG!!!"

05 Dec 2012 07:28 AM
Dusk-You-n-Me    [TotalFark]  
Another plan hot off the presses. Link, .pdf

05 Dec 2012 07:29 AM
MorrisBird    [TotalFark]  
How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.

05 Dec 2012 07:54 AM
make me some tea    [TotalFark]  
and these people vote

05 Dec 2012 07:58 AM
Pocket Ninja    [TotalFark]  
The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.

05 Dec 2012 08:04 AM
colinspooky    [TotalFark]  

mamoru: log_jammin: and 17 percent oppose it. 8+17 = 25% of the respondents have an opinion on something that doesn't exist.

/not submitter

Your math is correct, and the situation is absurd as hell. But subby did specifically say "25% view the Panetta-Burns plan favorably, to which colinspooky was referring, I'm sure. ;)


quite...........

05 Dec 2012 08:18 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
I'm mostly opposed to the "release the hounds" portion of the Panetta-Burns plan.

05 Dec 2012 08:20 AM
St_Francis_P     
Maybe they were saying Panetta Boo-urns?

05 Dec 2012 08:31 AM
doyner    [TotalFark]  

Sybarite: I'm mostly opposed to the "release the hounds" portion of the Panetta-Burns plan.


This is why I said I was for it.

05 Dec 2012 08:32 AM
Angry Drunk Bureaucrat    [TotalFark]  
I'm in favor of a Pancetta Bowls plan.

Maybe with some pasta.

05 Dec 2012 08:39 AM
MorrisBird    [TotalFark]  
The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.

05 Dec 2012 08:47 AM
xanadian    [TotalFark]  
*bangs head on desk repeatedly*

MorrisBird: The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.


I suggest trying their cheese danish and hot chocolate plan.

Also, stock up on your insulin.

05 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
Cake Hunter    [TotalFark]  
I once had panini burns when I tried to iron my shirt while making punch.

05 Dec 2012 08:52 AM
Cake Hunter    [TotalFark]  
Lunch.

05 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
unlikely     
What I'm getting out of that number is "One person in four is so tired of pollsters that they just make up stuff to mess with them."

05 Dec 2012 09:27 AM
dittybopper    [TotalFark]  

make me some tea: and these people vote


Not only that, but the vast majority voted for either a Democrat or a Republican.

05 Dec 2012 09:27 AM
Mentat    [TotalFark]  

MorrisBird: How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.


How do I post pictures to Fark? I want to "this" this.

05 Dec 2012 09:29 AM
Pants full of macaroni!!     

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


So it's the hipster plan?

MorrisBird: The Panera-Bread plan calls for a charred sandwich and bland soup. I cannot support this debacle.


img.photobucket.comView Full Size


I favor the Pantera-Bread plan myself. It takes things to a new level.

05 Dec 2012 09:30 AM
DarnoKonrad     
I could go for Panini Genoa plan right about now.

05 Dec 2012 09:30 AM
SlothB77    [TotalFark]  
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05 Dec 2012 09:31 AM
Surly U. Jest     
I, for the record, throw my support behind the Erskine-Moles plan. Only a fool would disagree with it.

05 Dec 2012 09:31 AM
Spanky_McFarksalot     

make me some tea: and these people vote


well, only half the population votes so theres a 50% they don't. 78% of people know that.

05 Dec 2012 09:31 AM
Dr.Weir     
I fully support the Kobayashi-Maru Plan myself.

05 Dec 2012 09:32 AM
The Third Man     
If you SO insists on following the Panties-Burn plan, please consult your doctor about STD treatments.

05 Dec 2012 09:33 AM
beta_plus     
Well, after winning the White House again, Liberals are being honest that they just want to tax and spend America into oblivion.

05 Dec 2012 09:33 AM
iheartscotch     

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!

05 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
hdhale     
Not taken in account apparently: the fact that a percentage of the American population have a negative opinion of Leon Panetta and would oppose any plan he is associated with, regardless of its content.

/personally I'd cast a wary eye upon it
//does the Panetta-Burns plan originate in North Korea...I hear there is a unicorn lair there

05 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
Englebert Slaptyback     
I tried the Pitney-Bowes plan but it just didn't deliver.

05 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
Citrate1007     
I wish they would have had party affiliation attached to the responses. Some people still think Saddam Hussein was responsible for 9/11.

05 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
SkittleBrau     
I fully support the Curtis-Chase-Tap deficit reduction plan.

05 Dec 2012 09:34 AM
HotWingConspiracy     
Who the f burned the pancetta?

05 Dec 2012 09:35 AM
LarryDan43     

Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.


I've researched Indigo-Montoya an found it closely related to a Saul.

Could it be Saul Alinski?

05 Dec 2012 09:35 AM
Rapmaster2000    [TotalFark]  

MorrisBird: How many people do you know who own computers, have immediate access to the web and, yet, ask you inane questions that they could answer themselves with a ten second google search? Yeah, I thought so. Me too.


When I was a teenager I naively thought that in the future people wouldn't espouse incorrect facts because they could easily verify them on the internet. How wrong that was. I had a guy telling me last week that the unemployment rate in Saudi Arabia is 0%.

05 Dec 2012 09:36 AM
KrispyKritter     
take the average farker on the street, some sort of math for hours per week. subtract the hours they sleep, hygiene - dress time, commute, work, time for the 100 chores everyone does every week, time for other responsibilities they have in life. average farker has very little time to themselves to keep up with the events of the day, their personal interests/hobbies/recreation and what's going on in the world. and still some jerkoff has to bust peoples balls because they don't know everything about everything. morans. actually, newpaper reporter = elitist morans. the wurst kind of moran.

i spit on elitist newspaper reporter moran. pa-tooooiie!

05 Dec 2012 09:36 AM
Hoopy Frood     
Divorced mistresses to Princes of Wales?

05 Dec 2012 09:37 AM
MorrisBird    [TotalFark]  

LarryDan43: Could it be Saul Alinski?


Gesundheit!

05 Dec 2012 09:38 AM
urbangirl     
I has a sad.

05 Dec 2012 09:38 AM
CheekyMonkey     
What do you want to bet that the 25% consists entirely of Honey Boo Boo & Jersey Shore viewers?

\I fully suppport the Snooki-BooBoo deficit reduction plan...

05 Dec 2012 09:39 AM
DamnYankees    [TotalFark]  
Something like half of Americans also thing the Fiscal Cliff would increase the deficit. Americans don't know anything about specific bills.

05 Dec 2012 09:40 AM
BullBearMS     
39% of people favor screwing over the middle class to finance more tax cuts for the rich???

Let's remind ourselves of what the bipartisan Simpson Boyles plan is:

What the co-chairmen are proposing is a mixture of tax cuts and tax increases - tax cuts for the wealthy, tax increases for the middle class. They suggest eliminating tax breaks that, whatever you think of them, matter a lot to middle-class Americans - the deductibility of health benefits and mortgage interest - and using much of the revenue gained thereby, not to reduce the deficit, but to allow sharp reductions in both the top marginal tax rate and in the corporate tax rate.

It will take time to crunch the numbers here, but this proposal clearly represents a major transfer of income upward, from the middle class to a small minority of wealthy Americans. And what does any of this have to do with deficit reduction?

Let's turn next to Social Security. There were rumors beforehand that the commission would recommend a rise in the retirement age, and sure enough, that's what Mr. Bowles and Mr. Simpson do. They want the age at which Social Security becomes available to rise along with average life expectancy. Is that reasonable?

The answer is no, for a number of reasons - including the point that working until you're 69, which may sound doable for people with desk jobs, is a lot harder for the many Americans who still do physical labor.

But beyond that, the proposal seemingly ignores a crucial point: while average life expectancy is indeed rising, it's doing so mainly for high earners, precisely the people who need Social Security least. Life expectancy in the bottom half of the income distribution has barely inched up over the past three decades. So the Bowles-Simpson proposal is basically saying that janitors should be forced to work longer because these days corporate lawyers live to a ripe old age.


Of course, they also want to kill various other pieces of the social safety net. Cuts to Medicaid are heavily mentioned currently.

In an age where we are intentionally devaluing the dollar, they want to also reduce cost of living increases for Social Security. You're not even going to be able to afford the good cat food, people.

It's hard to believe such a large percentage of people are too stupid to realize that all the "fiscal cliff" talk is the current excuse to fark over everyone else all for MOAR TAX CUTS! to benefit the rich.

05 Dec 2012 09:41 AM
Epoch_Zero     

beta_plus: Well, after winning the White House again, Liberals are being honest that they just want to tax and spend America into oblivion.


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05 Dec 2012 09:41 AM
Arkanaut    [TotalFark]  

iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.

I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!


You keep saying that word, "plan". I do not think it means what you think it means.

05 Dec 2012 09:41 AM
PsyLord     
I found that the dog fetches cat video link in the article was more interesting.

05 Dec 2012 09:42 AM
Wellon Dowd     
Excellent!

05 Dec 2012 09:43 AM
CheekyMonkey     

KrispyKritter: take the average farker on the street, some sort of math for hours per week. subtract the hours they sleep, hygiene - dress time, commute, work, time for the 100 chores everyone does every week, time for other responsibilities they have in life. average farker has very little time to themselves to keep up with the events of the day, their personal interests/hobbies/recreation and what's going on in the world. and still some jerkoff has to bust peoples balls because they don't know everything about everything. morans. actually, newpaper reporter = elitist morans. the wurst kind of moran.

i spit on elitist newspaper reporter moran. pa-tooooiie!


The average Farker spends 117 hours a week on Fark, 23 hours a week fighting in the War on Christmas, and 16 hours a week perpetrating various welfare and Medicare frauds. They have plenty of time to keep abreast of current events.

\also, the average Farker spends only .07 hours a week on hygiene.

05 Dec 2012 09:44 AM
ChipNASA     
I am all in favor of the Masseth-Testa plan.
/what you haven't heard of it??
//EVERYBODY has heard of it.

05 Dec 2012 09:46 AM
TheMysticS     

iheartscotch: Pocket Ninja: The Panetta Burns plan does exist; I first read it about more than three weeks ago. It's pretty off-the-radar, though, so I'm hardly surprised that neither anybody in here nor the article writer have heard of it. But that was back before a quarter of all people started to notice it. It's getting pretty played out now, a lot of people I know have moved on to more interesting and unique plans. The Gromley-Hinckson, for example, or if you really want something obscure, Kanes-Tyrex or Indigo-Montoya.

I imagine the Indigo-Montoya plan involves looking for the 6 fingered man.

/ my name is Indigo Montoya; you killed my father, prepare to die!


Hehhehheh

he's blue

05 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
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