Discussion in 'Politics' started by Angel Heart, Mar 6, 2009.
The Associated Press: Top House Republican calls for spending freeze
More tax cuts or just do nothing?
This guy makes Pelosi look like Wonderwoman.
Although I do agree with the concept stopping the funding of programs that will not aid to resolving our recession, I do not agree with a complete spending freeze that Boehner is advocating.
A turn to infrastructure, education, and reduction on military spending(in terms of new equipment) is more in line than a million dollar pool that did pop up in the original stimulus bill.
In any case, what is Boehner's solution? Just sit around and watch the marvel of our market system shed jobs faster than Fido can breed fleas? Until the Republicans can come up with solutions for down markets, I think I will generally "follow the donkey" on this one.
Just watch out for the farmer's Gold!!
Have you ever tried to fix a car that had so many problems, that in the end you spent more repairing it than you would have by just replacing it? Sometimes trying to fix things just isn't worth the cost. This analogy isn't perfect, but there is enough evidence that throwing money at this mess may well do more harm than good.
People are finding that they need to cut spending just to make it. What is it that makes so many people think the government can fix all of this by spending more?
Focus the spending on creating jobs. Jobs get you money you spend. Spending makes the economy work.
FDR's WPA turned it around back in the Grape Depression.
Wise Words from an American Patriot
and was he ever so right
When we get piled upon one another in large cities, as in Europe,
we shall become as corrupt as Europe .
The democracy will cease to exist when you take away from those
who are willing to work and give to those who would not.
It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes.
A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.
I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the
government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense
of taking care of them.
My reading of history convinces me that most bad government results
from too much government.
No free man shall ever be debarred the use of arms.
The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear
arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of
patriots and tyrants.
To compel a man to subsidize with his taxes the propagation of ideas which
he disbelieves and abhors is sinful and tyrannical.
Thomas Jefferson said in 1802:
'I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous to our liberties than
standing armies. If the American people ever allow private banks to control
the issue of their currency, first by inflation, then by deflation, the banks and
corporations that will grow up around the banks will deprive the people of all
property until their children wake-up homeless on the continent their fathers
we are so far away from being as free as we became after we kicked England out
It might take some blood shed to fix us.
Yeah and it only took 10 years and a world war to do it.
So are you suggesting throwing away our Free capitalist system and empowering (GASP) A European Socialist model.
Where is PubiliusI when you need him!! He will put you back into place on such Blasphemy!! Next, you are going to suggest that "In God we trust" does not imply God is in the money supply!!!
What is being proposed currently is an Omnibus Bill - spending above and beyond the original budget.
To veto this ridiculous pork barrel bill and put a freeze and current budget increases is very sound governing. Essential programs will still be funded - it will be the special interest pig trough that will be cut off.
$450 billion in across-the-board tax cuts would have far more positive impact on the immiediate economy than a $450 billion omnibus pork bill.
That puts Democrats in a pickle though - I believe a great many of them know this, but to come out and cut taxes to improve the economy would go against the foundation upon which they stand - bigger government to solve more problems for the growing masses who say they cannot make it themselves.
You republicans crack me up.
PORK BARRELL SPENDING REACHES RECORD HIGH IN 2005
PORK BARRELL SPENDING REACHES RECORD HIGH IN 2005
We told you that your party was bankrupting the country back then. What did you say? Bush has to fight the war!!! We said, "Tom Delay and him are spending on a lot more than defense."
And you defended all their programs.
Do you deny their spending helped cause the mess our country is in?
And you claim that it was the Democrats the last 2 years? How when Bush veto'ed everything they did? Liars.
Why else did they lose so badly in 06 and 2008?
And you guys think I'm dumb. Why, because I don't fall for your bullshit?
Because I have a memory? Thank god for the Internet.
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