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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Disregarding the obvious generalization of all republicans as a single entity....


    Yes and no.

    Yes, if they believe that it will help in the long run.

    No, if they believe the current course is correct.


    Personally, I think many if not all economic decisions made in the last few decades or so have been bad.



    In basic terms, any economic policy that I would support would boil down to "guide, don't control".


    That may seem contradictory, but...it’s not.



    Think of it as the difference between ordering someone to do X and encouraging them to do X.

    If you will.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Republicans on here will claim they desire no such thing, however, you would have to be truly arrogant to believe the desire is not buried in the back of their mind. The GOP hopes and dreams of winning the white house depends on a failing economy. If the economy continues to get stronger, the republicans have nothing but social issues and obamacare to run on. We all know how well the GOP handles social issues.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Wanting a market correction is not wanting the economy to tank. Being in opposition to delaying the inevitable correction with more stimulus/debt is not wanting the economy to tank, nor is it "wanting the government to do nothing." Just like telling a heroin addict that though one more dose will feel good, its exacerbating the problem, isn't "wanting him to experience the suffering of withdrawal" although the painful market correction is necessary.

    You just can't keep taking more of the poison that got you sick to feel better, stopping isn't "doing nothing" its actually the right course of action. Though it'll suck for a while, you're better off in the long run.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    I tell you one thing, I sincerely have advanced sympathy for the individual, whatever their lean or party, that is the one that has entitlement reform and debt reduction forced on him or her because of our governments lack of fortitude and stewardship. Someone down the line is going to have to tackle this. Someone's going to forced to deal with it. I really believe that's the only way we will ever reduce our debt. It will be forced somehow. Whomever that POTUS is, I'm praying for you already. You will have people coming after you from the depths of our society. If you're reading this, think about all of the entitlements we have that people depend on. Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security, food stamps, etc, etc are failing programs. The currect administration'a, and all administrations dating back to the Carter era, failure to deal with entitlement reform is setting the stage for some person to have to get up in front of the American people and say, "Sorry folks, you're not getting the entitlements you paid into. Nothing I can do about it." Look at Greece right now. That entire episode is about people not getting entitlements. Imagine our country like that. We have people (Occupiers) protesting violenty just to do it. They don't even know why they're there! What if they actually had a purpose? Its going to be ugly, I'm telling you. Unless our gov't pulls its head out of its butt, our country's going to have a hard time. Glad I live out in the boonies. I'd hate to live in a city.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Republican people? no.

    Republicans in Congress and running for POTUS? absolutely.

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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    Republican people? no.

    Republicans in Congress and running for POTUS? absolutely.
    Great, this thread just become worthless as well. Go away Thunder.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    Great, this thread just become worthless as well. Go away Thunder.
    No. what you gonna do now?

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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by Thunder View Post
    No. what you gonna do now?
    I guess I'll watch another good thread go down in flames. Thanks.
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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Quote Originally Posted by MarineTpartier View Post
    I guess I'll watch another good thread go down in flames. Thanks.
    or, as I suggested in the other two threads where you played this game, you can ignore me.

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    Re: Do republicans want the economy to tank?

    Bad news for the economy is good news for the GOP. It would also be bad news for the nation and the economy if it enables the GOP to win the White House and the Senate in November. Repeating the same failed policies which got us into this mess will only help destroy the middle class.

    Of course some on the right are against recovery and jobs. They are the opposite of patriots.
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