Umm, I may be crazy here but the republicans in power ALSO were elected. And I believe them doing things within the law to obstruct laws and actions that run contrary to what the constituents that voted them into power want is actually EXACTLY what they should be doing and not something they should be insulted or slandered for.
You down with TPP?
Doesn't matter what party they were from, what matters is ideology. Republicans are closer to the Founders, the Democrats closer to Marx.
JFK wouldn't be a Democrat today.
He'd be a Conservative Republican tax cutting warmonger.
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Uhh I don't support totally eliminating the military. Perhaps you have me confused with what you imagine liberals believe.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
Other areas of federal spending I'd like to see eliminated? The FDA. The FCC. The Department of Agriculture. Social security (although I'd like to see it phased out instead of eliminated).
Those are just a few that I can think of off the top of my head. See, unlike you, I'm not an ideologue. I don't think government is always the solution, although you stupidly think it's always the problem.
Wow. There are so many misconceptions in that single sentence it's truly breathtaking.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
First of all, the Laffer Curve does not predict how much the economy will be stimulated. It predicts how much tax revenue will be generated. Theoretically ANY tax cut would stimulate the economy...assuming that the money was being thrown into a hole and set on fire. The Laffer Curve predicts how much REVENUE will be generated, nothing more.
There is no evidence to support your conjecture that we're on the "wrong side" of the Laffer Curve. In fact, there's overwhelming evidence to the contrary. When Bush cut taxes, revenue dropped dramatically. Even when Reagan cut taxes (from a much higher starting point), revenue declined slightly. In all probability the maximum on the Laffer Curve fluctuates between 55-70%, and varies depending on the economic circumstances. That's not to say that we need a 55-70% income tax, but that is what would most likely generate the maximum revenue.
I agree. Which is why we should also be spending a lot on things that can take effect immediately: State bailouts, buying up bad debt from banks, infrastructure projects, expanding unemployment insurance, etc.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
That is beyond moronic. The United States simply doesn't have enough oil to "destroy the Russian and Iranian economies." Even if Alaska was another Saudi Arabia, we wouldn't have enough to destroy their economies.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
But putting all that aside, what do you suggest we do until all that oil starts pumping?
We already do that.Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
Nothing to talk to Russia about??! Are you ****ing serious?Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
So then let me pose the same question to you that I posed to bhkad: Are there any circumstances in which you would be willing to compromise and grant any concessions at all to any adversarial nations on any issue?Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar
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