|Quoting DXing (Reply 24):|
Recessions come and go. All the clamor that this is a dire event and if something isn't done by the end of this weekend catastrophe awaits is just the usual liberal "crisis" mode which they feel is the only way in which to get things done. For a party that has complained about the use of fear as a political tool they certainly have no qualms about using the tactic for themselves.
The biggest difference this time is how interconnected the worlds financial system is now and how dependent the USA is on foreign markets, investment, and products. Throughout it's history the USA has not experienced this but free trade, transportation, and communication systems have developed to make this the reality (which is a good thing). And the problem now is that all the markets are in decline, so without something to stop/slow it, it will spiral down much farther and for better of worse the world looks to the USA to be the lead.
|Quoting DXing (Reply 24):|
The stimulus package has yet to pass doesn't it? But as several of our other forum members have argued, better a financial worker trying to weld/shovel/pave than collecting an unemployment check.
No offense, but you seem to be contradicting yourself. Are you saying that it is better to have "a financial worker trying to weld/shovel/pave than collecting an unemployment check" than not?
|Quoting FlyPNS1 (Reply 27):|
Quoting KC135TopBoom (Reply 20):
Republicans are mostly conservitives, and work for reduced taxes for their districts. It is usually the Democrats that bring the new post office building to their district.
Why then are most of the welfare states (states that take more from the federal gov't than they pay in) states with Republican majorities?
Interesting stat. The real question is whether these areas have been Republican represented for a while or whether they recently elected Rep's to lift them out of the situation that poor policy and leadership got them into.
|Quoting DXing (Reply 30):|
Fiscal conservatives were only to happy to let nature take its course. Folks like Barney Frank and Chris Dodd were leading the way for a bail out bill on Capitol Hill.
Unfortunately, people who supported Bush and his administration can not camouflage themselves with the "fiscal conservatives" statement if they did not stand against the profligate spending of the last eight years and the fact that Bush never vetoed a budget for fiscal irresponsibility.
DX I do believe that you are a fiscal conservative but that blanket does not give cover if you did not openly stand against budget abuses of the last eight years (I don't know if you did this and I do not think the next eight years will be better) The problem is many "Republicans" (I'd call them RINO's but Rep's always seem to want to throw that on people who are not socially/religiously conservative) did not stand up in opposition to overspending.
The whole lot needs to be thrown out and new true limited government, non-religion focused, fiscal conservative Republicans supported and elected.
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