Framing the Dialogue

Too (Tu)

The dictionary defines too as:

  1. In addition; also:
  2. More than enough; excessively:
  3. To a regrettable degree:
  4. Very; extremely; immensely

Synonyms:  devilishly, excessively, exorbitantly, inordinately, intolerably, monstrously, overly, overmuch, unacceptably, unduly

“Too bad the only people who know how to run the country are busy driving cabs and cutting hair”

– – George Burns

“You will find that the State is the kind of organization which, though it does big things badly, does small things badly, too.”

– – John Kenneth Galbraith

“Oh, I don’t blame Congress. If I had $600 billion at my disposal, I’d be irresponsible, too.”

– – Lichty and Wagner

“Who are you comfortable giving the sole responsibility of deciding what’s too much?”

– – ghblog

Example 1 – Too Liberal:  In a surprising article by the liberal-leaning Los Angles Times they noted that the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals may in fact be too liberal.  Widely regarded as the most liberal appeals court (they are in California – surprise!) the 9th Circuit has the distinction of having 19 of the 26 cases overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court (for you stats fans that’s a whopping 73 percent!).  As a testament to the 9th circuits’ liberalosity12 of those reversals were unanimous meaning that they are even too liberal for the liberals on SCOTUS.  This is our tax money supporting courts that get it wrong 73 percent of the time.  Think of the poor folks who don’t get their cases taken to SCOTUS and have to live with the decision.

Example 2 – Too Nuts:  The king of bipolar (allegedly), Charlie Sheen, will be back on the scene with a new show tentatively titled “Anger Management.”  Said Sheen, ” I chose ‘Anger Management’ because, while it might be a big stretch for me to play a guy with serious anger-management issues, I think it is a great concept.”  This is from the guy who allegedly manhandled his ex-wives, takes drugs, and trashes hotel rooms.  He is either too stupid or thinks that we are too stupid to understand him.  My guess is that it is too much of both.

Example 3 – Too Much Profit:  Obama has long been on the stump beating up on certain companies for their “excessive” profits.  It should be noted that this lament is only used for companies that he does not like (General Electric is notably absent from the criticisms).  In remarks to the Chamber of Commerce Obama had these words,

“”If we’re fighting to reform the tax code and increase exports, the benefits cannot just translate into greater profits and bonuses for those at the top. They have to be shared by American workers, who need to know that opening markets will lift their standard of living as well as your bottom line.”

In other words your profits must be distributed to all even though those taking the risk are risking everything.  The government will decide what is too much profit and what needs to be redistributed.  How about enacting the Fair Tax, get out of the way of business, and let them compete for the good workers in America.  Companies that do not recruit and keep quality workers will no exist.

Example 4 – Too Much Wealth:  I’ll use President Obama again as an example as he is fast becoming the quintessential liberal socialist/marxist,

“We’re not, we’re not trying to push financial reform because we begrudge success that’s fairly earned. I mean, I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.”

The step after you’ve “made enough money” is that you’ve made too much money and progressives are poised to find a way to take it from you.  There is also the use of the phrase “fairly earned” that should make you cringe, but the word is “too” and not “fairly” so I’ll have to let it pass…for now.  I do think that most famous actors, athletes, and other “celebrities” make far too much money.  Liberals like Hanks, Penn, Speilberg, Streisand, Damon, etc. should pay 95 percent taxes on each movie that they make.  that would still leave them with lots of wealth and the rest can be redistributed by the federal government that they love so much.

Example 5 – Too Much Time Until the 2012 Election:  We need to throw all of the bums out who vote to keep spending way too much of our money on far too many entitlement programs that benefit far too many able-bodied people who then vote far too many greedy politicians repeatedly into office.

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