Question for republicans

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Dr.Drock, Feb 24, 2012.

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Would you vote for a republican who's plan included an increase to debt and deficits?

  1. Yes

    20.0%
  2. No

    80.0%
  1. Dr.Drock
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    Would you vote for a republican who's plan included an increase to debt and deficits?



    If you could, make a post explaining your position.



    Thanks


    (Votes are public, just as an fy)
     
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    Are you setting them up for the slam dunk? :lol:
     
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    Just an honest question, i dunno how many will participate but in the past most reps i've spoken to know their candidate will increase the debt and deficts, just at a lower pace than Obama.
     
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    This is not a yes/no single issue question. It makes some base assumptions that are not quite accurate.

    1. All debt is bad.
    2. All spending is equal in outcome

    Both these assumptions are flawed. For example, going into debt to start a business that will generate revenue is good. Going into debt for a car or house is also considered good because they are assets. Going into debt to finance a gambling trip to Vegas? Very bad. Investing in Gold? Very good. Investing in lottery tickets? Yeesh!

    So what are they going to drive up deficits for? Things that will improve the ability of this nation to earn and become more stable (like domestic energy production, or highways used by millions) or weaker (subsidize weak businesses, bailing out bad investors or inflating a popped balloon market)?
     
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    We're far beyond your analogies on deficit spending and debt. Ok, that's an incredible understatement on my part....
     
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    Nope
     
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    I didn't say a word about whether debt was bad or good, that assumption you're addressing is the one you yourself made.

    I also expressed no opinion on deficits.

    Please re-read the original post.
     
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    The question is loaded in it's very nature based on the current base political environment that one is right, and the other is wrong.
     
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    Again, that's your assumption.

    I don't care if someone thinks debt or deficits are good for this discussion.
     
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    Then why are you asking the question?
     

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