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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Evil? No, you have to be able to rationalize things to be evil. The system worked pretty well for decades so it must be those currently running it.
    Did it? Maybe.

    But I would suggest the system isn't the same today. Mass media has changed the dynamics and made it quite a bit different. And i woudl argue we have changed. We have short attention spans. KNow how long the first Linclon-Dougless debate was?

    The format for each debate was: one candidate spoke for 60 minutes, then the other candidate spoke for 90 minutes, and then the first candidate was allowed a 30-minute "rejoinder." The candidates alternated speaking first. As the incumbent, Douglas spoke first in four of the debates.

    Lincoln

    Can you imagine an audience today sitting through it? Listening to all? Understanding the fine points?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As we are not a socialist country at all, what exactly are you talking about?
    not at all?

    LOL!

    not even a teeny?

    Can you imagine an audience today sitting through it? Listening to all? Understanding the fine points?
    speak for yourself

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    Both of which are absolutely true.


    Your "guess" proceeds from a position of abject ignorance.
    10.25 MPG you must be invested in oil stocks!!! It's no guess, no FDR then no USA today it would be to your advantage to learn instead of just attack. Your 79 trans am was a gas hog and a pig , The only thing you would have ever seen of my 68 396SS 450HP Chevelle was the back bumper

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    As we are not a socialist country at all, what exactly are you talking about?
    Are you not hearing more taxes and more socialism and Nanny State will take care of all your needs???? A gross naiveté about foreign policy issues??

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Are you not hearing more taxes and more socialism and Nanny State will take care of all your needs????....
    strawman argument

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by ric27 View Post
    Are you not hearing more taxes and more socialism and Nanny State will take care of all your needs???? A gross naiveté about foreign policy issues??
    There is no socialism (the word has a real definition), no nanny state, and forgien policy better than under Bush, though not perfect. So, your point?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    strawman argument
    Yes, exactly?

    AUSTAN GOOLSBEE: I think the world vests too much power, certainly in the president, probably in Washington in general for its influence on the economy, because most all of the economy has nothing to do with the government.

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There is no socialism (the word has a real definition), no nanny state, and forgien policy better than under Bush, though not perfect.
    incoherent

    we are not a socialist country at all
    LOL!

    when did you quit, fifth grade or sixth?

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    There is no socialism (the word has a real definition), no nanny state, and forgien policy better than under Bush, though not perfect. So, your point?
    There's no ****ing incentive for anyone anymore. The pressure or tension of raising venture capital, keeping people employed, turning a profit, and paying more taxes plus fighting the system....

    Keep raising taxes on companies and people and you will make never fix the deficit

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    Re: Obama: Something is wrong with country's politics

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sort of like TARP.
    Huh? Do you mean TARP didn't spend funds appropriately?

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