View Poll Results: Is Big Government the answer to America's problems??

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Thread: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Voted Yes, but I don't think "big government" is necessarily the solution. Responsible government, which includes sensible and efficient government programs, is a very big part of the solution, however.

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Absolutely not, and never will be.




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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    With a program for this, an entitlement for that, an allocation for the other thing I really have to throw this question out there, and I would like you folks (especially on the Left) to answer honestly.

    Does anyone really think that Governmenet, especially Big Government is the answer to America's problems?
    Yes I feel big government is the answer if you like long lines and bad service, and like to pay 50% or more of your earnings for POS programs that never go away...

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bassman View Post
    With a program for this, an entitlement for that, an allocation for the other thing I really have to throw this question out there, and I would like you folks (especially on the Left) to answer honestly.

    Does anyone really think that Governmenet, especially Big Government is the answer to America's problems?
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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    Really? I think you underestimate what all the government actually does. I would point to our infrastructure again as an example. I would point to the first gulf war. I would point to vast steps forward on gay marriage. I would point to Afghanistan, which is hard going, but we are at least doing better than the Soviets did there.

    I can go on, but I think you get the point.
    How does gay marriage benefit the country? The infrastructure? We are taxed 32 different ways from Sunday local state and federal and we cannot fund social security, secure our own borders,take care of the elderly, our education system has become a joke, roads and bridges are in disrepair, Our ports and harbors insufficient ie lack of rolling stock road and rail and docking facilities for the larger modern box/tanker ships Cannot repair the levee system in the gulf urban areas are decaying but we can always buy more cruise missiles and bail out wealthy companies

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    "Big government", all by itself means nothing.
    What we really need is much better education and better people - which hopefully will result.
    Then we need much more involvement, by the people, in government...This is the only way this "so-called" big government can work.

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Quote Originally Posted by moe View Post
    How does gay marriage benefit the country? It does not.. The infrastructure? We are taxed 32 different ways from Sunday local state and federal and we cannot fund social security... News to me.., secure our own borders,take care of the elderly, our education system has become a joke, roads and bridges are in disrepair, Our ports and harbors insufficient ie lack of rolling stock road and rail and docking facilities for the larger modern box/tanker ships Cannot repair the levee system in the gulf urban areas are decaying but we can always buy more cruise missiles and bail out wealthy companies

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    I voted yes, for now. Just as government programs helped move the country out of the great depression, I think the government is working to move this economy now. After the economy is back on it's feet, the government should begin to recede like an ocean tide.

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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    The solution to problems is not big goverment, or small goverment or goverment period. It is we the people ultimately responsible for our nations success. So get of your asses, volounteer, help out your fellow citizens, call on your representatives eliminate the 96% reelection of Congressmen who have a 30% approval rating. We need to have a strong federal goverment, but we dont need a nanny state. We need a free open market, and by definition that is not laize faire, the goverment must regulate the market to make it free and fair to all, not just large corps who can fix the market to their advantage. The goverement shouldnt run healthcare, but it shouldnt be an absentee landlord either.


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    Re: A Simple And Straightforward Question For You.

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    I voted yes, for now. Just as government programs helped move the country out of the great depression, I think the government is working to move this economy now. After the economy is back on it's feet, the government should begin to recede like an ocean tide.
    Actually WWII helped us out of the great depression. The government programs just extended the time it would have lasted.

    I can't think of even one instance where the government has receded from anything after getting involved. If you can think of one let me know.
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