The Republicans learned a lesson from the Contract With America and the subsequent shutdown of government. That is, Americans love the rhetoric of fiscal responsibility but hate the practice. Therefore, the best way to stay in power is to keep spending while reducing taxes, and never mind the consequences. Right-wing voters will always buy into crony capitalism, regardless of how detrimental it may be to their real interests, as long as the rhetoric sounds good.
But right now, I'm more interested in the etymology of the word "Czar" as some sort of business magnate -- any idea where it originated or what exactly it's supposed to mean? It's not in common parlance over here.
This unemployment situation is intolerable. I blame the President first as last.
People who have jobs have to spend their paycheck helping to take care of their relatives who don't have any income. A lot more should be done to get some jobs going.
The best way to stimulate the economy right now, is to cut checks to the bottom 50% of income earners.
Some where in the range of $5k-$10k.
That will be a direct stimulus without it going towards moronic government ideas of "better."
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.