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    By now, if you've read any of my posts, you know that I lean more to the left than the right. My concern is primarily the polarization (worse than ever) over what should be a middle ground in these trying financial times.

    I'm a fiscal conservative who also believes that humanity trumps ideology. That said, billions have already been spent which favor corporate and individual wealth while the middle- and lower-classes have been stuck in neutral. There is much room for redistributing some of the vast government subsidies in favor of domestic programs that have far too long been put on the back burner.

    To me, it's a matter of fairness, rather than a "redistribution" of wealth, as Republicans claim as their #1 talking point.

    The huge investment in social programs proposed by Obama should not be seen as money down the drain creating nothing but enormous deficits with no benefits to our society. He won't get all he wants; he knows that. But unless priorities such as health care, education and energy are put out there within his first year in office, they all will once again be 86'd as "something we'll worry about later, when we have the money." Well guess what, folks. We'll NEVER have the CASH in the Treasury, but eventually government investment in these vital areas will prove to be worth the deficit spending at the outset.

    We can't be a player on the world stage in the 21st Century lagging behind in those crucial areas.
     
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    So how do you propose we pay for these social programs?
     
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    We are counting on YOU, xsited. Now, buck up, little cowpoke.
     
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    And here I was hoping for more blue dogs. You aren't a conservative democrat, dear. You're just a straight up liberal.
     
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    I plan on paying for these Social Programs with my American Express card and sending the bill to China.
     
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    Why not? China owns a great deal of our debt as it is.
     
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    As long as I've got buy-in from Sky Dancer, I know I'm on the right track!
     
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    Truly, the ultimate vote of confidence.
     
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    Well so far, it's quite obvious I've attracted all the nonothings from the right. Do some homework, boys and girls and then join the thinking adults. What part of deficit spending will be necessary (regardless which party is in power) don't you *get*???
     
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    1. I'm a blue-dog democrat.

    2. There is a board for that debate. This isn't it. This board is for introductions.

    3. In the future, if you wish to refer to other users as "nonothings," the proper spelling is KNOW-nothings. Your use of a misspelling to imply that others are stupid makes you look like an idiot.

    Hope that helps.
     

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