This is the same BS we were sold TARP on. No more.This is not a "hit" in the sense of tightening your belt and buying the cheap pasta. This would be a complete meltdown of our entire country. There are better ways to do this. You're basically proposing that someone commit suicide as a solution to credit card debt. That is beyond insane.
America's debt: Shame on them | The EconomistNow, however, the Republicans are pushing things too far. Talks with the administration ground to a halt last month, despite an offer from the Democrats to cut at least $2 trillion and possibly much more out of the budget over the next ten years. Assuming that the recovery continues, that would be enough to get the deficit back to a prudent level. As The Economist went to press, Mr Obama seemed set to restart the talks.
The sticking-point is not on the spending side. It is because the vast majority of Republicans, driven on by the wilder-eyed members of their party and the cacophony of conservative media, are clinging to the position that not a single cent of deficit reduction must come from a higher tax take. This is economically illiterate and disgracefully cynical.
A gamble where you bet your country’s good name
I don't even know how to respond to that sort of callous rhetoric and blatant disregard for the well-being of not only the country itself, but the people in it, and oneself.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
I'm aware of the need for across-the-board cuts, but the idea of the lights turning off in the Pentagon are utterly ridiculous. You'd think this were Y2K.
The more Obama says "This might bring down the Presidency" the more Republicans will want to do it. As things stand, I doubt it will....at least not by itself.
Last edited by Jeezy; 07-13-11 at 09:45 PM.
Originally Posted by Josie
We can mince words all we want, but at the end of the day, there is really no point for you to even come on DP if all you're doing is telling everyone they're wrong. The point of a debate, in this context, is to come to some sort of a compromise, and you completely undermine that fundamental. You're a lot like Cantor, in this respect, and you don't realize that what you're saying, if implemented, would devastate the lives of millions of Americans, and through extension, hundreds of millions of people.
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