Page 167 of 197 FirstFirst ... 67117157165166167168169177 ... LastLast
Results 1,661 to 1,670 of 1961

Thread: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

  1. #1661
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Dickieboy View Post
    Your response seems to confirm that you do agree with the article. "The foundation of America's growing power was a code of conduct...neighborly charity."
    Not entirely, you'll remember we started under the articles of confederation, but found it too weak and had to structure a stronger federal government to address problems. All along the way the people have used government to solve problems. Those forts were often government forts, military, calvery. Working together, then as now, has always taken multpile forms. The point is, we work collectively and not near as individually as the myth suggests.

    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.

  2. #1662
    Sage
    Boo Radley's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Last Seen
    11-22-17 @ 04:22 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    36,858

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    How did our forefathers get help? They did help each other and it wasn't the govt. that forced it which is contrary today as this govt. is dividing people and making it tougher for individuals to help each other. When taxes go up, contributions to charities goes down. When govt. divides and demonizes people thus creating dependence then self reliance is reduced as the incentive to take care of one's self is reduced.

    It is this govt. that wants expanded control over individual personal responsibility issues and that plays right into the content of this article, self reliance is a declining trait and the promotion of the ideology of two types of people, the haves and the have nots which of course blames the haves for not helping the have nots. How is that not the decline in America.
    See the response above.

    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.

  3. #1663
    Sage
    Conservative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    67,268

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    See the response above.
    You know, I don't remember any of our Founders standing in the middle of a sq asking for someone else to take care of them? I do remember them all to be self reliant and ready to take care of those in need. Whatever happened to those people? As I recall the purpose of that Central govt. was for defense and PROMOTING general welfare. That has been changed by politicians to provide for general welfare because they found that they can keep their job and their power by buying votes. Is that what you support?

  4. #1664
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    07-25-17 @ 12:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,878

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    Not entirely, you'll remember we started under the articles of confederation, but found it too weak and had to structure a stronger federal government to address problems. All along the way the people have used government to solve problems. Those forts were often government forts, military, calvery. Working together, then as now, has always taken multpile forms. The point is, we work collectively and not near as individually as the myth suggests.
    ‘Not entirely’ would infer that you DO AGREE with some portion of O’Reilly’s rant. Other lines from the article that would support your 'working together' statement include: “After we achieved independence from England, the federal and state governments basically stepped aside allowing businesses and communities to grow without much interference”, “We looked out for each other, but did not tolerate cowardice or narcissism” and “That war united the country and brought us a common purpose”.

    Given the examples of ‘working collectively’ FROM THE ARTICLE I don’t see how you can state ‘individually as the myth suggests’ but I guess a ‘not entirely’ position would accommodate this. You DID read the article DIDN’T YOU?

  5. #1665
    Sage

    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Last Seen
    07-25-17 @ 12:35 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Right
    Posts
    5,878

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Boo Radley View Post
    It's BS, too silly for any thinking person to accept. it misses the point, and doesn't think beyond the talkingpoint they know their audience will swallow with no further thought. Like I said, if you're accepting these types of things, you are the problem.
    Again, from my previous post...since you seem to agree with some portion of the article are you considered BS? Too silly?...or maybe just not a 'thinking person'? Further since you SEEM to be accepting 'these types of things' how are you 'not the problem?

    REMEMBER, these are YOUR words not mine.

  6. #1666
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 08:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,490

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Jryan View Post
    Straw man, I make a bad calculation and suddenly I am claiming all of this? Either I'm confused or you are.
    he is.....

  7. #1667
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 08:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,490

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    You know, I don't remember any of our Founders standing in the middle of a sq asking for someone else to take care of them? I do remember them all to be self reliant and ready to take care of those in need. Whatever happened to those people? As I recall the purpose of that Central govt. was for defense and PROMOTING general welfare. That has been changed by politicians to provide for general welfare because they found that they can keep their job and their power by buying votes. Is that what you support?
    correct, you don't remember BECAUSE YOU WERENT AROUND THEN!!! you did not know them nor can you channel them, nor do you know what they were thinking.

  8. #1668
    Sage
    Conservative's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    Houston, TX
    Last Seen
    Today @ 09:37 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    67,268

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by randel View Post
    correct, you don't remember BECAUSE YOU WERENT AROUND THEN!!! you did not know them nor can you channel them, nor do you know what they were thinking.
    Spoken like someone who is reliant on the union for everything they have and wants it that way. No wonder we have a problem in this country today

  9. #1669
    Sage

    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Last Seen
    11-06-17 @ 08:50 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    5,490

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Spoken like someone who is reliant on the union for everything they have and wants it that way. No wonder we have a problem in this country today
    spoken like someone who can never admit when he is wrong, nor give consideration to someone else's view point, spoken like someone who sees everything in black and white, with no middle ground...you and people like you, are the reason this country is in the shape it is in.

  10. #1670
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: Republicans block Obama jobs bill

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Spoken like someone who is reliant on the union for everything they have and wants it that way. No wonder we have a problem in this country today
    Spoken like middle management lackey who is dependent on the whims of a corporation.


    Last edited by winston53660; 10-26-11 at 04:50 PM.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •