Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
“Most people do not listen with the intent to understand; they listen with the intent to reply.”
― Stephen R. Covey
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.
“To do evil, a human being must first of all believe that what he’s doing is good" - Solzhenitsyn
"...with the terrorists, you have to take out their families." - Donald Trump
I just wish he would have been more proactive to really fixing the economy as in promoting public works. That has a better multiplier effect than unemployment benefits. People could be working while collecting money. Lord knows we have plenty of infrastructure that could be repaired, which could start circulating money in the system. Instead, he cut quite a bit of government jobs putting more people in the unemployment lines. And, people wonder why more low wage private sector service jobs aren't doing much to stimulate the economy
Circumventing congress should be the last act of a president to resolve an issue, not the first - and not for reasons of social policy either...
Obama is a POS that abuses his power, and I cant believe any "libertarian" in their so called mind would defend such a tyrant.
Furthermore, it's not Obama himself that is turning this country into a North Korea or Saudi Arabia - it's those who he appointed (circumventing democracy) into key positions, and those appointees who appointed others who are making a lot of these policies.
They won't admit it, but that's what they want. They don't all want complete socialism, but many of them are of the "You didn't build that crowd" that wants to take people's earnings and property simply because they've decided that those people have enough already.
I just wonder where they draw the line, if at all. We are supposed to have a limited government. They just passed a $1.1 Trillion budget. Is that a limited government? Is that enough yet? Is are debt high enough yet?
I'd like to someone on the left defend that and tell me where they would stop.
"We have met the enemy and they are ours..." -- Oliver Hazard Perry
"I don't want a piece of you... I want the whole thing!" -- Bob Barker
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy
Truth is that they're all just lazy people who want something for nothing - regardless if they are successful or not.