Trolling is not going to suffice as an answer to my question. You said:
Originally Posted by Misterveritis
"Shall we begin to repeal all of the regulations promulgated by the extra-constitutional departments like Education and the extra-constitutional agencies like the EPA? The economy would boom, children would quite possibly begin learning again and the power of the central government would be diminished."
Yeah that's a great idea. Let's make sure that states can set their own educational standards, like they did in the good old days before Civil Rights. And without that pesky EPA in the way, we will no longer have to endure the evils of clean air and water. Give me a break, man. I mean, really--do conservatives even THINK about this stuff before saying it?
To which you said:
I understand. That pesky constitution and the very idea of a limited government is bothersome. Give me a break, man. I mean, really--do liberals even THINK about this stuff before saying it?
And I responded:
Can you please try to debate as an adult, or are you going to just spew off childish strawmen arguments such as these?
May I ask what your reservation is to clean air and water and to solid education?
To which you said:
Do you believe that it requires federal regulations for either? As people become wealthy they do a better job of cleaning of the environment. We have arrived. We don't need the federal government to burden us with thousands of pages of regulations and criminal statutes.
The extra-constitutional Education Department does no educating. They provide parking spots for liberals and a means to funnel taxpayer money to public sector unions. Fire them all, sell the buildings. The students and the taxpayers will be far better off.
In a side conversation, I said:
I honestly wonder whether most conservatives understand the basic difference between bond-based debt and loan-based debt.
To which I replied:
Do you have other wonders that are dishonest?
No offense but I seriously question your ability to carry on a civilized debate. You dodged both of my questions--see above--and instead, you willfully and intentionally tried to carry on down some bizarre path of trolling.
Now I am going to try this one last time. If I cannot get a straight answer from you--not necessarily an answer I *like*, so much as one that ACTUALLY ANSWERS the question--then you will be the newest contestant on my Ignore List. And I'll go one step farther: I'll let you decide which question to answer. They are:
(1) Do you believe that the likely harm to our water and skies that an EPA shutdown would cause is worth it?
(2) What is the difference between bond-based debt and loan-based debt?