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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    I actually agree with this - overspending on both sides. I think, however, a lot of this would be solved by a complete revision of spending practices in every part of the government. They really need to go into every department, cut all of the excess and restructure spending/funding. This should be done at least every 20 years in my opinion.
    I agree, but then they'd (the powers that be) would have to agree on that. And you know how that's working out! lol

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    The Democrats believed the Republicans made unnecessary cuts. The cuts that were made, nonetheless, were pretty substantial.

    I don't support the amendment because I think it's irresponsible particularly in a time of war and with such a poor economy. To demand a balanced budget now or in the near future doesn't make any sense. Moreover, running a deficit is at times necessary and gov. leaders need to be free to do this. I might support it when we have a balanced budget or a surplus already - but such a proposal now seems nonsensical.
    With all due respect the above makes no sense, even it is the consistent talking point of this administration. So we should first give you points for good memorization. If your key concern is that we are in a time of war, act like a real liberal and demand we get out of unneeded wars, stop being a sock puppet.

    Next if you really want this war, here is a solution, FUND IT! Better yet go sign up and fight it in and demand to go into the most intense fighting so someone else's son or daughter can get out of the fighting.

    There is never a convienient time for this generation to stop stealing from the future. Must be fun to run up the bill and then pass it along. Pretty painless.
    I would ask you who labels yourself a liberal just what you think that means. My sense is the "liberal" of today is materially different than the liberal of the 60s and 70s.

    What this administration and the one it preceded it have done regarding running up the debt tab is amoral in my view. Nothing short of theft. The sad part is that the biggest losers as we inflate our way out of the debt problem will be the poor. But those are not the "liberals" that finance Obama's campaign.

    The only thing Obama and Geithner have going for them is that their constituency for the most part knows zilch about economics or how inflation will destroy the poor in an environment where prices rise but wages do not.

    Liberals of the 60s would be in the streets demanding and end to this destruction of the standard of living for the poor.

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candice Lynn View Post
    I'm almost 57 and they stopped being prudent in the 60, got worse in the 70 and it's been spend, spend, spend from there. Both sides are complacent and need to get a grip. I love America, just hate what is going on. You ought to read posts that happen on the White House section of FaceBook.... Man are there some screwed up people.
    That was the case with almost all the democracies, Candice Lynn, and the disease is still alive today. You'll see riots heightening in Western Europe because the economy couldn't possibly keep up with the promises politicians made and the same thing will eventually happen over here as well. And the public, softened by many years of government largess, has become used to all the spending and can't seem to get away from them. Programs which would have been thought ridiculous at one time have now become "essential".

    There seems to be a real conflict in the public's mind between trusting politicians who will promise them more programs and distrusting politicians who will promise them less. Many seem to believe they can get something for nothing, that it is a recent "right", and that others should pay for it. We can see the consequences of that thinking already.

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by theplaydrive View Post
    Eh...I actually don't trust government or the private sector.
    The difference, and it is huge, is that the public sector can be controlled while it is far more difficult to control governments. Let them get out of hand, as is the case in most democracies which have big governments, and the results are quite predictable. I see no areas of the private sector which puts the country at risk unless they get involved with the government. Which specific private sector companies do you feel can't be trusted?

    I think both become dangerous when left unchecked which is why I support a balance. As far as the amendment, it would likely max it impossible to cut taxes, something Republicans usually support. At the same time, it would likely make small economic downturns into much larger ones. Because deficit spending always rises in economic downturns and if spending were not permitted, then we would simply make the problem worse.
    There are already a great many laws controlling the private sector and all have to eventually have support of the public to continue doing business. The caveat is that they are at arms length from any government.

    The Keynesian economic philosophy towards public spending has been debunked so often that we need not go over it here. In theory, like many economic theories, it works best on paper but politicians needing to satisfy an electorate demanding more public programs and spending will eventually ignore these theories, or install only part of them. In the end we can only spend what we have, and no more.

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That was the case with almost all the democracies, Candice Lynn, and the disease is still alive today. You'll see riots heightening in Western Europe because the economy couldn't possibly keep up with the promises politicians made and the same thing will eventually happen over here as well. And the public, softened by many years of government largess, has become used to all the spending and can't seem to get away from them. Programs which would have been thought ridiculous at one time have now become "essential".

    There seems to be a real conflict in the public's mind between trusting politicians who will promise them more programs and distrusting politicians who will promise them less. Many seem to believe they can get something for nothing, that it is a recent "right", and that others should pay for it. We can see the consequences of that thinking already.
    Yes, we do. It's going to hurt at first, but we'd get use to it. Our family lives within a budget (we get paid monthly) and you've got to be wise or have zip at the end of the month. This was almost 20 years ago and now... it's nothing.

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by Candice Lynn View Post
    Yes, we do. It's going to hurt at first, but we'd get use to it. Our family lives within a budget (we get paid monthly) and you've got to be wise or have zip at the end of the month. This was almost 20 years ago and now... it's nothing.
    At one time a working class man could support a wife and children but with the growth of government those days are now gone. All that money that could have gone to the family is going to mattress inspectors, radio stations, or hobby farms run by the wealthy. It has been as destructive to our cultures as any virus, and there will probably be a collapse before it ever improves. Or perhaps that was the golden age of democracy. Who really knows at this point?

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Good, I can't wait to vote against him.

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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post

    Very selective in what you choose to take from this poll, and it is merely more evidence of your hard ideological stance.

    For instance from the poll report you gave me...



    See, that tells me that your narrative of the recession being Bush's fault may have had traction, the very same people don't trust Obama to fix it.

    Further in the internals....



    Unaffiliated voters is a subjective group that in recent times has been infiltrated by a large number of liberals hiding from the policies they disagree with in 'the One's' administration.

    in the links offered with the poll you just posted here, is this interesting poll as a basis.

    67% of Political Class Say U.S. Heading in Right Direction, 84% of Mainstream Disagrees - Rasmussen Reports™

    In short, you are disingenuously using only the highlights of the poll that match your own view, and ignoring the larger question here, which is that the country in large part thinks Obama is failing.

    j-mac
    None of that discounts that more people still blame Bush for the economy than Obama. Not too mention, despite your attempts to distort the results of that poll, it was a poll of "likely voters" and it was put out by Rasmussen, whose polls tend to lean towards Republicans more than most other polls.
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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    At one time a working class man could support a wife and children but with the growth of government those days are now gone. All that money that could have gone to the family is going to mattress inspectors, radio stations, or hobby farms run by the wealthy. It has been as destructive to our cultures as any virus, and there will probably be a collapse before it ever improves. Or perhaps that was the golden age of democracy. Who really knows at this point?
    So what you are saying is that without the guidance and the consistency of "home" the patients are now running the asylum? Well dear ones, I'm going to the walking park, so that I can get use to using less gas and stay alive longer with out doctors.

    Hugs,
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    Re: Obama announces his Candidacy for 2012.

    Quote Originally Posted by washunut View Post
    With all due respect the above makes no sense, even it is the consistent talking point of this administration. So we should first give you points for good memorization. If your key concern is that we are in a time of war, act like a real liberal and demand we get out of unneeded wars, stop being a sock puppet.
    LOL at you telling me how to be a liberal. Also, LOL at you accusing me of using liberal talking points and then telling me that I'm not stereotypically liberal enough. Really? Also, my key concern is not that we're in a war - my key concern is that our economy is crap and a balanced budget amendment doesn't make any sense considering this.

    Next if you really want this war, here is a solution, FUND IT! Better yet go sign up and fight it in and demand to go into the most intense fighting so someone else's son or daughter can get out of the fighting.
    I didn't say anything about wanting a war; I said something about paying for war. And in case you didn't notice, regardless of if you want the war - we're still going to pay for it.

    There is never a convienient time for this generation to stop stealing from the future. Must be fun to run up the bill and then pass it along. Pretty painless.
    I would ask you who labels yourself a liberal just what you think that means. My sense is the "liberal" of today is materially different than the liberal of the 60s and 70s.
    I don't know who you're referring to. It's obviously not me.

    What this administration and the one it preceded it have done regarding running up the debt tab is amoral in my view. Nothing short of theft. The sad part is that the biggest losers as we inflate our way out of the debt problem will be the poor. But those are not the "liberals" that finance Obama's campaign.
    Running up the debt was inevitable. The extent to which we did run up the debt is questionable.

    The only thing Obama and Geithner have going for them is that their constituency for the most part knows zilch about economics or how inflation will destroy the poor in an environment where prices rise but wages do not.

    Liberals of the 60s would be in the streets demanding and end to this destruction of the standard of living for the poor.
    Most citizens, liberal and conservative, know zilch about economics. Most people just have a general idea of all policy issues. I agree that neither party does anything particularly beneficial for the poor, but that's not a new thing.
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