Are you serious ???
Venezuela murder-rate quadrupled under Chavez: NGO | Reuters
There are dozens more on the same subject. Seems you don't know Chavez very well after all.
"And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."
I am disappointed by the budget blueprint. Rhetoric to the contrary that will all but likely hail the budget as an 'important' document, it is little more than a status quo document. It offers no credible path toward medium- and longer-term fiscal consolidation, as it ignores the key drivers behind the medium- and long-term deficits. It all but ignores the overwhelming number of recommendations made by two budget panels at the end of last year. As a result, the budget makes no concrete effort to lay a framework for addressing difficult but necessary issues such as the Tax Code/taxes, Social Security, and Medicare (and by extension the need for meaningful health care reform to address the industry's/system's excessive cost growth problem).
Having expressed, my disappointment with the status quo budget, I am not all that surprised by it. To date, the Washington policy realm--both sides of the political aisle--remain locked in de facto agreement to avoid discussion of the difficult choices that will be required. Actions, not rhetoric, show that remarkably little has changed in Washington.
Last edited by donsutherland1; 02-14-11 at 12:01 PM.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
presidents are elected to LEAD
he'd have made a pretty good punter
maybe no shane lechler, more like a jeff gossett
he has quite a hang time
Look at Don's post if you don't find me a credible harbinger of the pitfalls of attempting to "outsource" hard work and innovation to a government.
Egypt just busted ass to try and overthrow central planning, why are you so out to re-institute it here?
Last edited by Mach; 02-14-11 at 12:18 PM.
It is wrong to expect a government to serve the people better, than the people would serve themselves. Government are made up of people, who serve themselves first, and the people second. Aside from being really what amounts to common sense, Machiavelli revealed all these "secrets", but people still don't believe him, even though his work is a pillar of our western DEMOCRACY.
He gave you the secret play-book, and you ignore it!