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    Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?

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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Yes, but this isn't a left or right thing. They're politicians. I bet *most* of them would. IMO, people who disagree aren't cynical enough for reality.

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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?
    A fraction? Of course. Just as a fraction of the Dems would do it with a Republican president.


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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    I believe the republicans we have in there now would absolutely do this.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Remember that the reps wanted and our currently pushing for the oil pipeline that will create thousands of jobs and lower gas prices, so much for your little parrot dem talking points post, next subject.

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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    On the other hand maybe it was an honest question, maybe you are questioning dem talking points, if so I apologize for my hasty comment, it's been a long day

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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?
    I don't think they could do that even if they wanted to. There aren't any proposals coming from the democrats that would help us out of the recession in the first place. Their only answer is to spend more.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dion View Post
    ... deepen and prolong the recession and roadblock the United States of America economic recovery for a political purpose?
    Not on purpose...though I can't say the same about the Democrats.

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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Yes, of course they would. And this is a fundamental problem with the way our political system is set up: The "opposition party" (if we define the opposition as the party that doesn't have the White House) has enough power to scuttle, or at least weaken, an economic recovery...without the accountability that goes with it. And you don't have to think that Republicans are evil people to recognize this; it's just a basic problem where the incentives are misaligned. It's like having a CEO who is short-selling the stock of his own company; even if he's a decent guy, he still has a conflict of interest.

    Unfortunately I don't think there is an easy solution to this problem. Some steps that would really help would be to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate, and have a computer program redraw the congressional districts every ten years. That would put an end to at least some of the hyperpartisanship and make gridlock less likely.
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    Re: Do you believe a faction of republican members of congress would ....

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Yes, of course they would. And this is a fundamental problem with the way our political system is set up: The "opposition party" (if we define the opposition as the party that doesn't have the White House) has enough power to scuttle, or at least weaken, an economic recovery...without the accountability that goes with it. And you don't have to think that Republicans are evil people to recognize this; it's just a basic problem where the incentives are misaligned. It's like having a CEO who is short-selling the stock of his own company; even if he's a decent guy, he still has a conflict of interest.

    Unfortunately I don't think there is an easy solution to this problem. Some steps that would really help would be to eliminate the filibuster in the Senate, and have a computer program redraw the congressional districts every ten years. That would put an end to at least some of the hyperpartisanship and make gridlock less likely.
    Heh, that's funny. I love gridlock. It's usually when most politicians agree on something that I get worried.

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