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Thread: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

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    David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    “debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party’s embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don’t matter if they result from tax cuts.”

    What are your thoughts on this quote?

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    My thoughts are very simple.... Both sides are equally to blame, and until both parties are willing to sit down and fix the errors in this system that were originally brought about by the administration of Abraham Lincoln, which have simply compounded for the last century and a half it makes no difference who the blame falls on. Until we return this nation's Government to its Constitutional Boundaries, we will never effect the changes necessary to fix any of the major issues we face.

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    This gentleman is, IMO, honorable.
    Surely he has the right to express himself - no matter how large the "bombshell".
    Hopefully he will set an example for others to follow.
    Of course, I neither agree nor disagree with him, at this point in time.
    Nor do I think highly of the voting selections, so, as usual, no vote.
    Last edited by earthworm; 08-19-11 at 10:27 AM.

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Links?
    If this is true though, it may show signs of compromise and bi-partisanship in the US finally. It's a small step, and it may be an isolated case, but it certainly is a step. Admitting mistakes, taking responsibility, this is what not only the Republican Party must have, but also the Democrats
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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Proud South Korean View Post
    Links?
    If this is true though, it may show signs of compromise and bi-partisanship in the US finally. It's a small step, and it may be an isolated case, but it certainly is a step. Admitting mistakes, taking responsibility, this is what not only the Republican Party must have, but also the Democrats
    The link is under "Reply to thread" on my computer. This is interesting. The Republicans that I have heard have recently suffered collective amnesia as regards their old mantra "deficits don't matter" and that would be as recent as Dick "Dark" Cheney. This was an often repeated Republican axiom. What is the reason for the amnesia? Are we playing, "Let's blame it on the Democrats!"?

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Sorry, I do not see a link to the story either. One can not comment based upon one sentence.

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Three decades ago are right around the time when religious southern democrats took over the Republican party, so yes, in theory, the democrats are responsible. We don't have an actual conservative party in this country, we just have two extremes of the same party.
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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    Three decades ago are right around the time when religious southern democrats took over the Republican party, so yes, in theory, the democrats are responsible. We don't have an actual conservative party in this country, we just have two extremes of the same party.
    No matter
    Children "blame".
    Men solve problems, tell the truth.
    I fear that the deficits must become greater if we are to solve the problems (infrastructure,education ...if these are as bad as some say they are).
    To avoid greater deficits, the taxes must be increased....to where they were during the Clinton era..
    Maybe we do have a manpower shortage.

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Quote Originally Posted by earthworm View Post
    No matter
    Children "blame".
    Men solve problems, tell the truth.
    I fear that the deficits must become greater if we are to solve the problems (infrastructure,education ...if these are as bad as some say they are).
    To avoid greater deficits, the taxes must be increased....to where they were during the Clinton era..
    Maybe we do have a manpower shortage.
    Ah yes, I love it when people get caught in a falsehood, they suddenly aren't interested in the reality, they point fingers the other way.
    There is nothing demonstrably true that religion can provide the world that cannot be achieved more rationally through entirely secular means.

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    Re: David Stockman bombshell: How my Republican Party destroyed the American economy.

    Quote Originally Posted by 1Perry View Post
    Sorry, I do not see a link to the story either. One can not comment based upon one sentence.
    Didn't you read Dave's post above this one? The link is on his computer under the "reply to thread" button. You didn't think to look there?
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