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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Still bored... what else ya got? :
    If you're bored ... why are you still posting?

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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    An economy needs money to function.
    Ours has escaped to Arabia, Mexico, China, Japan, Afraghastan, Iraq, Kuwait, anyplace other than America....
    Is anyone aware that we have had 30 to 50 years of trade inbalance ?
    Of course, the tax rates must be reset to those of the Clinton Era....
    And, another example - we have had 50 to 100 years of fire prevention - have any fire departments shrunk accordingly ?
    What are you proposing?

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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by MusicAdventurer View Post
    If you're bored ... why are you still posting?
    In hopes you'll have something interesting and intelligent to contribute. So far, I'm left wanting...
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I'm flattered that you think so much of my posts to reprint them twice! Thanks!
    You should be flattered since it's your obsession with the rich, wealthy and taxes.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    You should be flattered since it's your obsession with the rich, wealthy and taxes.
    Obviously, you have not seen the great many topics I have posted on. Taxes (or the lack thereof) have been a component of our building debt over the last 3 decades. As is plain to see, for those that will look, our borrow and spend practice, better known as trickle down economics rather than producing jobs and reducing the debt have had the opposite effect, leaving us with 1 in 7 Americans now living in poverty. This is not my view of what a successful economy should look like.
    Treat the earth well: it was not given to you by your parents, it was loaned to you by your children. We do not inherit the Earth from our Ancestors, we borrow it from our Children. ~ Ancient American Indian Proverb

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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Guys, if our senators argue like this, we're SCREWED.

    We need to work together to find the best strategy to save our financially dying nation.

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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wake View Post
    Guys, if our senators argue like this, we're SCREWED.

    We need to work together to find the best strategy to save our financially dying nation.
    And how has working together resulted so far?
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Just to be clear: fixing the economy and getting out of our debt are two related, but still separate issues.
    Nobody 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.
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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Obviously, you have not seen the great many topics I have posted on. Taxes (or the lack thereof) have been a component of our building debt over the last 3 decades. As is plain to see, for those that will look, our borrow and spend practice, better known as trickle down economics rather than producing jobs and reducing the debt have had the opposite effect, leaving us with 1 in 7 Americans now living in poverty. This is not my view of what a successful economy should look like.
    Your topics always devolve back to class warfare, rich vs. poor. Dunno what else to tell you and I'm not telling you something you don't already know. I'm just wondering why you deny it... but really, it's not that important to me to know. You stay on your side of the street and I'll stay on mine. Whatever your selling - I don't want it, and truth be told, that's YOUR problem not mine. You want to devolve everything into the same broken record topic - it's a free country pal. Live and let live... have a ball.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed 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.


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    Re: The best way to fix our Economy?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    And how has working together resulted so far?
    Unfortunately..

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Just to be clear: fixing the economy and getting out of our debt are two related, but still separate issues.
    The latter manifests from the former. The goal is to get out of debt, so we must fix our economy. We fix the economy, we get out of debt.

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