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2 days ago.
by jaxspp
rshill7
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Letters To Ed :-)

"We've been duped by the Republicans. Kentucky Sen. and minority leader Mitch McConnell in a news conference one day after the election, stated that the single and sole goal of the GOP over the next two years is: to make Barack Obama a single term president. What an arrogant and obnoxious goal and statement. There agenda before the election was to get votes by promising that there first goals were jobs, the economy and health care reform. It seems their goal is to grab power, not to do things for the people that are in need of jobs and or unemployment pay, health care for those that don't have it, and the people losing their homes. This is the same party that wanted the auto plants and their suppliers to go out of business. We are just coming back from what they did to this country, and now we have them back to do the same things to our country again. What a mess the next two years is going to bring to this country. Talk about partisanship." Carl D. Leow Rogers Cit

 
 

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surefoot

Freeman if a country can produce what they need should do it in their own country, if more is needed or there is a surplus another country may according to their laws be trade for it. As it is now the world puts all of its eggs in one basket. We do not need or want some international commission saying that all trade is open to any country.

You are right it has been very detrimental to the USA citizens.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

I'm with you surefoot, 100%

Posted 300 days ago.

surefoot

Freeman, you tea party type in the past talked a lot about government intrusion and how the government walks all over the constitution and now we have Snowden who leaked how bad it is and not a hardly a word from you on it.

Did you read the “the Guardian” today? Glenn Greenwald wrote a good article on how the government will come after you.

We now have secret laws that are kept from us and if you break them they will say ignorance of the law is no excuse.

The people of the USSR didn’t fear Stalin they feared Lavrentiy Beria and if we let our government keep all of these laws secret laws we too have our own Beria in control.

I wonder how much blackmail they have already collect and on how many people?

They must have something on David Gregory at NBC.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

Breaking that "read my lips" promise ultimately cost him the election, and I think he knew it would hurt him, but he did it because he felt getting the budget in order was the right thing to do. The democrats threw him under the bus and spending continued and taxes went up.

That little stunt cost the democrats the congress and as a result we got a balanced budget out of Clinton and Gingrich.-

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

"....tell us how well trickle-down worked in continuing the Clinton momentum...."

The "Clinton momentum", as I am guessing you are using it, assumes unlimited capacity in the U.S. economy and no increase in foreign competition.

By the end of his second term Clinton realized the pressures from foreign competition and started to negotiate some of the free trade agreements that we now understand to have been....detrimental in the long run.

You are assigning fault to a theoretical mechanism that made attempts to function in an economy that was in flux. Not sure trickle up would have been any more successful, in fact, would have been worse. At least trickle down emphasizes a healthy private sector wherein trickle up relies on redistribution.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

See what I mean?

The "read my lips" promise was broken in a deal with democrats to increase taxes and cut federal spending.

Of course congress took the money, taxes, and kept the goods, spending.

That very scenario is prompted the republican candidates to ALL raise their hand when the offer of 10 to 1 was made during the debates.

Posted 300 days ago.

You didn't address most of my points but at least it was civil. Back to work, but have the Zimmerman trial on. To be honest, I thought he was guilty, but there is no way a person listening could not have a reasonable doubt after listening to the girlfriend.

Posted 300 days ago.

I like old Bush, he seemed to be flexible, logical. His son, nope.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

ECON 101

Posted 300 days ago.

Sr. did a good job. You mean he reneged on his "Read My Lips" pledge, don't you?

Posted 300 days ago.

Free, which organizations are sidestepping, and please don't say Planned Parenthood.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

Also, related to the economy under Reagan, the growth of government and the effects on the economy are never instantaneous. Under Bush Sr. you will find some of those effects starting to rear their ugly head. Sr. did a very good job at recognizing them and curbing their effects and by the end of his term the economy started coming back online.

Posted 300 days ago.

rshill7

"Walking the walk" to you means lying down. It means being passive and/or weak.

The term "meek" in the original Greek means "power with restraint". It does not mean weak.

The NT also says "he that will not work, shall not eat".

Please continue buying perma-recliners and food for able-bodied persons, and please continue using my money to do it. We can't expect you to do anything personally other than yell at others to do what you refuse to.

You would force others to be virtuous, then somehow claim virtue yourself for forcing them.

Your ideology is twisted. It exacerbates the very problems it purports to solve. It's an ideology that can't think through anything. An ideology which seeks to put our fires using highly flammable mediums.

In other words, it's stupid and unwise.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

Under the law abortions cannot be paid for by federal taxpayer dollars, however, there have been multiple organizations side stepping that law and doing it anyways. Come on jaxspp, be fair.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

You're right on most accounts. Welfare to work under Clinton made a huge difference. The economy was growing and poverty fell. Not the opposite.

Reagan rebuilt the U.S. military. That cost a lot of money. No arguments. (Primary job of federal government by the way).

The fed has stopped printing money, ending QE to the tune of 85 billion per month. Interest rates are FINALLY poised to move up. That, my friend, means investment outside of the equity markets can resume with some expectation of monetary return on said investment. That means the 4+ trillion dollars sitting on the sidelines may start moving.

Posted 300 days ago.

As I stated, I don't think routine abortions are paid for at the federal level. Guess I'll have to look it up for you.

Posted 300 days ago.

Freeman

That is an excuse jaxspp. Any woman who has a valid medical reason, is the victim of rape or incest can and should be able to be taken care of in the U.S. and the taxpayer, (i.e. medicaid), is allowed to pay for this.

Where in the country is anyone disputing that?

Abortions for the sake of convenience, as a form of birth control, however, should not be paid for by the taxpayer. How is that a radical, evil position?

Posted 300 days ago.

Please explain with your Econ 101 training how pulling government spending out of the current economy will make the economy grow.

Posted 300 days ago.

Government massively grew during the Reagan years along with the economy growing. That doesn't seem to fit your econ 101 scenario, please explain.

Posted 300 days ago.

See about the talking down to? I get your "drift", but the drift during the Clinton years was that the rising tide was lifting all boats. All classes from rich to poor were rising.

Now with your extensive Econ 101 training, tell us how well trickle-down worked in continuing the Clinton momentum.

Posted 300 days ago.
 
 
 
 

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