Populist Surge Growing

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Sinatra, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. Sinatra
    Offline

    Sinatra Senior Member

    Joined:
    Feb 5, 2009
    Messages:
    8,013
    Thanks Received:
    1,005
    Trophy Points:
    48
    Ratings:
    +1,005
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  2. Chris
    Offline

    Chris Gold Member

    Joined:
    May 30, 2008
    Messages:
    23,154
    Thanks Received:
    1,958
    Trophy Points:
    205
    Location:
    Virginia
    Ratings:
    +2,089
    Not really.
     
  3. jillian
    Offline

    jillian Princess Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2006
    Messages:
    69,555
    Thanks Received:
    13,012
    Trophy Points:
    2,220
    Location:
    The Other Side of Paradise
    Ratings:
    +22,432
  4. elvis
    Offline

    elvis BANNED Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    25,882
    Thanks Received:
    4,303
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Ratings:
    +4,303
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  5. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,156
    Thanks Received:
    10,167
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,729


    Remember what they used to say? "The bigger they are the harder they fall."
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  6. DiamondDave
    Offline

    DiamondDave Army Vet

    Joined:
    Jun 30, 2008
    Messages:
    18,169
    Thanks Received:
    2,812
    Trophy Points:
    183
    Location:
    MD, on the Potomac River
    Ratings:
    +2,816
    Yes... the cult of personality.. cue 'Living Colour' singing in my head now

    He can lie, cheat, spend like a drunken sailor at a 3 for 1 hooker fest, appoint every cooked person he wants... and the goo-goo eyed ignorant still give their 'approval'... for now

    All celebrity popularity fades.. and once the glam is worn off, Obama will finally get a dose of reality... and the obamabots will too, except the whacko ones like Chris and bobo the assclown
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 2
  7. xsited1
    Offline

    xsited1 Agent P

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    17,750
    Thanks Received:
    5,299
    Trophy Points:
    198
    Location:
    Little Rock, AR
    Ratings:
    +5,306
    I fear that Obama will turn the US into a welfare State and we'll become just like Venezuela. Once that happens, there can be no 'populist surge' since politicians revered as godlike will continue to get elected by the ignorant masses. We may only have one more shot before Obama/Biden/Reid/Pelosi destroy this country. Let's not mess it up.
     
    • Thank You! Thank You! x 1
  8. auditor0007
    Offline

    auditor0007 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    12,566
    Thanks Received:
    2,255
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Ratings:
    +3,218
    I honestly hope you centrist left leaning Democrats continue to gloat and feel so secure. It will only take ten to fifteen percent of the population to switch their perspective to a more conservative one for the conservatives to gain back control of Congress and the White House. Just like so many Republicans thought they were invincible and became arrogant, the Dems are already there, and they've only been in power for a couple of years in Congress and just a few months in the White House.

    Even if the Democratic stimulus package helps, people are going to begin questioning where all this money is going, and they're not going to like the answers they get. There is a fundamental difference between the Dems and Republicans when it comes to taxpayer money. Yes, the Republicans strayed far from their roots, and this is why they lost power, but that can change quickly and most likely will.

    So keep on gloating. Underdogs love overconfident opponents.
     
  9. auditor0007
    Offline

    auditor0007 Gold Member

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    Messages:
    12,566
    Thanks Received:
    2,255
    Trophy Points:
    255
    Location:
    Toledo, OH
    Ratings:
    +3,218
    There is an issue where Democrats are right. While the top 20% may well pay 85% of the taxes, that same top 20% of income earners has widened the gap from the rest of us. The disparity in earnings from the top 5% to 10% versus the middle class has widened a great deal and that is the real problem. But taxing the wealthy more is not necessarily the answer. Finding a way to increase the earnings of the lower 80% of income earners is the thing that we need to concentrate on. If the lower 80% had increased earnings, they would end up paying a greater percentage of the overall taxes. The question is how do we do this?
     
  10. WillowTree
    Offline

    WillowTree Diamond Member

    Joined:
    Sep 15, 2008
    Messages:
    68,156
    Thanks Received:
    10,167
    Trophy Points:
    2,030
    Ratings:
    +14,729


    from all I can ascertain it isn't from taxing the crap out of the wealthy and the small business, these are the people with the wherwithal to provides jobs. the alternative is to have a collective,, where we are all equally poor, that my friend seems to be the goal of the obmabots.
     

Share This Page