We could try uniting behind the Constitution. Let's start with the Tenth Amendment and go from there. Just a thought.Sheriff Jon wrote:Yes, we voted.
But two things are very clear after yesterdays mid-term election. The people of this country are united in a desire for change. But we are far from being the United States of America at this time
Republicans are beating their chests and gloating at the beat down they gave the Democrats. Democrats, including OUR President are sad at the shellacking that they received, and the press is stoking the fires of that division.
The other thing that is crystal clear, at least to me...until both parties can get beyond which side they are on; Republican or Democratic, and start working together to solve our very real problems and doing what we the people have elected them to do, we as a country will continue to be.....the Divided States of America.
And united we stand...divided we fall.
I voted as usual for what I thought to be the lesser of the two evils although as the years go by it's getting harder to tell them apart. The dictator we now have and all his czars should be tried for treason and then shot. Not to say that others before him should not suffer the same fate just that he is more worthy than the rest so should be a good example and go first.
OOPS did I say that out loud? ;^)
We are still a great nation and the Constitution is definitely a gift from our maker still we need to use it as it was meant to be used or fall.
They don't have to be mutually exclusive. You just need to pry away the government's fingers in private bussiness, and it thrives again, companies hire people, government expenses dwindle, tax percentages can drop etc.julesa wrote:So from what I can tell, the Republicans are talking a lot about "changing course," and their platform amounts to: "It's simple: cut spending, and create jobs!!!" But I haven't heard any of them say which of those contradictory goals they think is more important right now...
I would support removing some legal support for unions. But most of your suggestions are long term changes. Change is sometimes traumatic and can seriously impact economic growth if not done carefully. Ending subsidies would have to be phased out over time to prevent shocking the system. After companies die there is a time lag before other companies will step in, (what is the economic effect of that lag?) and if the new companies can't get credit they may have a hard time ramping up quickly enough to meet demand.liveforphysics wrote:They don't have to be mutually exclusive.julesa wrote:So from what I can tell, the Republicans are talking a lot about "changing course," and their platform amounts to: "It's simple: cut spending, and create jobs!!!" But I haven't heard any of them say which of those contradictory goals they think is more important right now...
Not unusual at all. Go back through the history of stock markets and you see periodic repeats of massive crashes. Money is a tool. It used to be a tool of fair exchange. Now it's a tool of manipulation, discrimination and slavery. Capitalist economics fails in a closed system model. That is why there is always a push to expand markets. Once the old corpse is sucked dry there is a need to move onto a new victim.But two years ago we were facing the greatest economic crisis since 1929. You might say it was an unusual situation.
Naw. Peak oil isn't going to be a big problem. The environment will pay a price, but there are dirtier fuels that will keep the economy going just fine, long past the production peak of light sweet crude oil. People will choose the economy over the environment. I think we'll get good alternatives working before we do too much damage (though many would argue strongly that we've already done too much damage).deardancer3 wrote:When we get peak oil and we are even further in debt, we will have the big SIGNIFICANT EMOTIONAL EVENT.
Of course, all Canadians are immune to such weaknesses. It must be the poutine.Lessss wrote:As a Canadian it's hilarious to watch Americans talk about politics. The frothing at the mouth, the lack of common sense, the ideologically entrenched failed ideas, the indoctrination, the refusal to admit any good point of those who don't agree with them, and a refusal to see reality. The hidden and evil religious agenda.
Your myopic view is impressive. It is quite easy to lower taxes and reduce the deficit if you SPEND LESS. As a good liberal I can understand why that hasn't occurred to you.julesa wrote:All right, so now that the Republicans are in the house, they're gonna get rid of those failing Democratic policies. Cutting taxes while reducing deficits at the same time, these guys are miracle workers!
Making Obummer a 1-term President IS fixing the problem. You say "roll back everything the administration accomplished" as if that's a bad thing.Kingfish wrote:On MSNBC today: GOP leader's top goal: Make Obama 1-term president
There's yer @#$% Republican agenda: Roll back everything the administration accomplished. What kind of horse did the Electorate put forth again? Sooo much energy wasted on derisive pointless politics and NOT one drop on fixing the problems.
What's it like living in Canada?
ColdKingfish wrote:What's it like living in Canada?
Oh, it's occurred to me. I love the idea. I think that's the ideal plan in an economic environment where the private sector can absorb workers laid off by the government's spending cuts. Right at the moment, it's not practical. In a year, maybe two. Not until the employment numbers are more under control.StudEbiker wrote:Your myopic view is impressive. It is quite easy to lower taxes and reduce the deficit if you SPEND LESS. As a good liberal I can understand why that hasn't occurred to you.julesa wrote:All right, so now that the Republicans are in the house, they're gonna get rid of those failing Democratic policies. Cutting taxes while reducing deficits at the same time, these guys are miracle workers!