As for State legislatures, we shouldn't punish someone just because they live in a State like Kansas where the Governor is running it into the ground because he is trying to pursue a Conservative's ideal for how Government should be run.
Conservative principles are those that accept personal responsibility something apparently you don't understand. For some reason you believe the taxpayer should take on that responsibility for you, why?
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he stops voting for the Free Fish party.
Since government spending is a small part of GDP why is debt to GDP ratio important to you? Do you understand debt service? Think we pay debt service on the ratio? No, we pay debt service on the actual dollars and right now debt service is the fourth largest budget item. Imagine what that will be with more normal interest rates? Of course you don't care about debt service because you personally don't feel it and therein lies part of the problem. What could we do with the extra 250 billion a year?MrT;1064702185]The size of the US Debt does not concern me that much because of the facts that our economy is still the largest in the world, the fact that our GDP-to-Debt ratio is relatively healthy when compared to other industrialized nations, and the fact that the US Dollar is still a world reserve currency.
Yes, that is why MA and Hawaii did their own healthcare law. It meets the requirements of our Founders, it is closest to the people and was supported by the people. You want healthcare get your state to pass a Universal Healthcare LawAnd I get the notion of personal responsibility. I also understand the benefits of recognizing that our society is a collection of individual actors and individuals actors, especially when they are each pursuing their own best interests, will not obtain the best outcome for society. As such, a nationally recognized force that is capable of making decisions to help guide the group as a whole should be given authority to act in certain areas and under certain restrictions.
Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy