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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by RepublicanMcDuc View Post
    I wouldn't say that most of them are doing it as part of some sinister plot. A lot of them are stupid, ignorant people who will do anything to get reelected. Giving out goodies is a great way to do that.
    I think the one mistake people make about elected officials is that they seriously underestimate their intelligence.
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    I voted 'Yes', but I would have preferred a "Yes, but..." option.

    I don't think they spend like they do with the narrowly-defined intent to drive us into debt, but they do intentionally make decisions that unavoidably include putting us in debt. And like almost everything else, it all comes back to us, the voters. As long as the system is set up like it is, where the rich pay for access and get tax cuts, and where the rest demand and get 'stuff' because they are numerous enough to actually elect our representatives, then nothing will change. Give everybody what they want and put off dealing with the downside as long as possible.

    It has been proven, and politicians know, that we the voters will piss and moan, but in the end we will still re-elect the same people over and over. As long as we continue to not hold them accountable, even our own who "bring home the pork", nothing will change.
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the one mistake people make about elected officials is that they seriously underestimate their intelligence.
    I couldn't agree more. They know exactly what they're doing.
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the one mistake people make about elected officials is that they seriously underestimate their intelligence.
    In the conditions that prevail today, why would anyone capable of using their intelligence ever run for public office?
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    In the conditions that prevail today, why would anyone capable of using their intelligence ever run for public office?

    Power,benefits, money and the ability to directly shape the country.
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    It wouldn't be surprising. Throughout various presidents the debt keeps growing, and obviously it doesn't seem to be much of a priority to them...

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?


    I say yes. If they actually were trying to keep our country from going into debt then they would cut spending left and right, not continue to spend like some rich kid spending his parents' money.
    I would say that Obama,Reid and Pelosi are.
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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    I would say that Obama,Reid and Pelosi are.
    The Republican mantra was "deficits don't matter," or would you rather not remember that? We need to install flushing equiptment in the District of Columbia and pull the plug. They're all turds.

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    There is a big difference between smart and cunning.

    The whole idea of being a politician is the lavish rewarding of friends, allies, donors and of course looking out for #1.
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    I think the one mistake people make about elected officials is that they seriously underestimate their intelligence.

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    Re: Are elected officials intentionally driving our country into debt?

    Quote Originally Posted by DaveFagan View Post
    The Republican mantra was "deficits don't matter," or would you rather not remember that? We need to install flushing equiptment in the District of Columbia and pull the plug. They're all turds.
    Where have you been the last 4 years? Its true Republicans spend to but dems make them look like pikers.
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