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.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
The number one issue right now?
What has Obama done about it?
Ignored His Own Jobs Council For Six Months
I rest my case.
Last edited by Romulus; 07-21-12 at 03:05 PM.
2001-2008: Dissent is the highest form of patriotism.
2009-2016: Dissent is the highest form of racism.
2017-? (Probably): Dissent is the highest form of misogyny.
You stated this " He's a Keynesian with socialist tendencies whose epistemology has never been challenged within his academic bubble. "
I replied with this: " It truly is astounding that people still cling to such feeble and disproven comments to debase the President. Even more amazing would be the self imposed projected ignorance these comments paint. One can assume either pure ignorance, or something far worse."
So you completely change subjects, and fall back to a well rehearsed (and unprovable)...But Obama Hasn't Fixed Everything, and we would all be better off IF he had done xxxx.
Just admit you made a poor post, and we can debate your next one.
Also-please tell me, exactly, why you believe Obama's remarks to be Marxist? I would like some actual quotes from the speech, please, not just your word for it!
"Just get the hell out of my way" John Galt to the government in Atlas Shrugged.
I am new to this thread and have noted that I have the option to "like" only some of the posts, and not others. Is there a reason for this? I can't find any pattern to it.