Obama Admits it: Conservatism Works

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    After a year of full blown FDR/Soviet Style Central Planning, after a year of TARP and "Stimulus" spending, after a year of denigrating capitalism and free enterprise, Obama has finally seen the light and admits that Conservatism works; only Conservatism can set the foundation for small businesses to bloom and prosper.

    Maybe he was visited by the Spirits of Ronald Reagan, Milton Friedman and Adams Smith last night, who knows? All we can tell is that today he has come to the realization that government spending does not create jobs. In America, that's a job for small businesses!

    Welcome Obama! Glad to have you aboard.
     
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    If he said it he sure as hell didn't mean it.
     
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    Everyone knows the conservative montra is good in theory. That's why so many middle class Americans get suckered into voting GOP. The GOP talks a good game about being conservative, but they are not. They talk about cutting taxes, but they never do. Maybe a token amount, but they cost the middle class more than they gave us. Only the rich made out on Bush's tax breaks.

    They spend more too. And their spending goes to the few, not the many. Their free market ideas raise gas prices on the middle class, healthcare costs on us and lowers our wages.

    But as far as spending less and fiscal responsibility? Yea, great ideas. HW Bush raised taxes to help Clinton balance the budget.

    Now Obama walked into this mess. And I don't think he has the power to get the private contractors out of Iraq. You do know that we took the troops out but sent double their numbers in private contractors. That's going to go on Obama's deficit. But he didn't get us in that war, and until Obama took over, right wingers wanted to stay 100 years. Remember McCain said that and all the righties defended him?

    Bush and the bankers were looting the treasury last year and continue today to do so. I don't think Obama can do anything about that either. THat'll go on his numbers too.

    But things are getting better slowly. Obama has done a lot. He hasn't fixed everything yet, but he's battling the sellout blue dog dems and the obstructionist GOP.
     
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    Actually, it works in certain situations just like liberalism works in certain situations. That's a reason no one political party holds office forever. Both have their flaws.
     
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    When has liberalism (whatever that is) ever worked?
     
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    Medicaid/Medicare

    Main Entry: lib·er·al·ism
    Pronunciation: \ˈli-b(ə-)rə-ˌli-zəm\
    Function: noun
    Date: 1819

    1 : the quality or state of being liberal
    2 a often capitalized : a movement in modern Protestantism emphasizing intellectual liberty and the spiritual and ethical content of Christianity b : a theory in economics emphasizing individual freedom from restraint and usually based on free competition, the self-regulating market, and the gold standard c : a political philosophy based on belief in progress, the essential goodness of the human race, and the autonomy of the individual and standing for the protection of political and civil liberties; specifically : such a philosophy that considers government as a crucial instrument for amelioration of social inequities (as those involving race, gender, or class) d capitalized : the principles and policies of a Liberal party

    — lib·er·al·ist \-b(ə-)rə-list\ noun or adjective

    — lib·er·al·is·tic \ˌli-b(ə-)rə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective

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    Medicare doesn't work. It is a money pit. Medicaid only stays afloat because they keep cutting allowed services.
     
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    Medicare? You mean the program that is subject to $60 Billion in Fraud annually? That Medicare? You know its trillion underfunded, right? Is that the great success?
     
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    Obama should be thanked for reminding everyone that Conservatism rocks! When American needs to create jobs, let small business do it! Reagan knew this and he cuts taxes and cuts the cost of energy and the economy roared!

    Thanks, Barry!
     
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    How would anyone know if conservatism still works? We have not had any in govt for around 30 years.
     
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