If you are 40 you were 20-28 during the Reagan years and because Forbes put out an article that you buy you ignore all the others that define the Reagan economy. Suggest that you do a better job of research. I never did better personally than I did during the Reagan years because Reagan understood the role of the govt, provide incentive and then get out of the way. By the way I am 63. If your father was truly a conservative politician then your father understood the conservative philosophy and thus shuns any comparison between what Obama is doing and what Reagan did. The results are there for all to see, bea.gov, Reagan doubled GDP growth, promoted the creation of over 20 million jobs, doubled govt. revenue, and created an atmosphere for all workers to grow their own individual wealth.
Using it as an argument is a fallacy, and quite a lazy one i might add.As for the anecdotes, they mean everything, showing that I did exactly what you say cannot be done. I made myself valuable and survived many recessions during my 35 year business career. I never considered my pay as a guarantee for life thus I worked hard to keep it and did, growing pay each year over those 35 years, including recession years, something apparently you do not understand.
I notice you constantly resort to arguing about your opposition, and not their points.Notice that your profile claims to be a Libertarian an ideology that yo udo not understand thus I posted the platform. Notice the personal responsibility plank in there? Didn't think so.
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.
"Wealth of Nations," Book V, Chapter II, Part II, Article I, pg.911
Obama policies affect the private sector and you know it. Why would any business hire new employees not understanding the cost of healthcare or the propsed cap and trade, possibility of a VAT tax, etc? Why would anyone invest in growing their business with this Administration in power?
LOL, so using anecdotes is a fallacy? Why because you cannot refute them and the logic presented?
Your argument flies in the face of your profile and that is the point and destroys your position on the issues. You cannot even admit that you are a liberal not a libertarian.
Golden Boy, define Libertarian for us then
I posted the platform which you ignore. What part of that platform do you believe has been bastardized?
conservative is not libertarian. I expect I'm more familiar with the philosophical aspects and roots on these things then you may understand. These are not tantamount with one another however since the 1990's libertarianism has really started taking hold of the GOP and has fingers in the democratic party as well.
Obviously you believe someone 40 with probably 15 years of experience is more knowledgeable than someone 63 who worked 35 years in the business world. The Libertarian views are closer to the Conservative point of view than they are to the liberal point of view. Today's Democrat Party is a disaster due to the fact it is being run by the left wing advocates who believe in redistribution of wealth and entitlements. There is nothing in the libertarian platform that supports what is going on right now in the Democrat Party and with this Administration.
It all boils down the vision as to the role of the Govt. and no Libertarian can support what Obama is doing. No Libertarian can support providing indefinite unemployment payments. There is nothing in the Constitution that promotes individualistic policies other than promote the general welfare and govt. does that by creating incentive for individual wealth creation, i.e. tax rate cuts. That puts more money into the hands of the individual taxpayer and that promotes job creation.