|Quoting Superfly (Reply 8):|
Yep, the ghetto community organizer is SO much better.
It's not about Obama, we already know what he is like as president! The real issue is what will Romney be like?
The theory his camp puts forward is that he'll use his business acumen to put the financial house in order, but the stuff reported in the article I posted is just a rehash of traditional GOP priorities and will just put us deeper in the hole.
Everyone except the politicians know that to get the US back on the right track, there will need to be cuts in all areas, not cuts in government services to add to defense spending, which is what Romney is proposing.
It's interesting how the GOP is in favor of giving tax breaks and investment incentives because they say innovation should come from the private sector EXCEPT when it comes to defense spending, then government spending is innovative.
I disagree. Conseratives don't like to admit it, but most of our spikes in government spending come either as a result of actual wars (going back to the Revolution) or things like Reagan's cold war spending. The last time we had a balanced budget was Clinton's administration where the dot com boom brought income up and defense cuts brought spending down, yet during those years we still funded big programs like F-22 and had enough of a military in place for GWB to start two wars.
|Quoting Pyrex (Reply 13):|
Oh, here we go again... the big, bad, Citizens United. The fact is, corporations have always been allowed to donate to political candidates as much as they wanted, without any control or transparency. All they needed to do was call themselves media corporations. Why the hell do you think GE held on to NBC for so long?
Really, you equate a small number of corporations buying national broadcast outlets to EVERY corporation being able to pump unlimited funds into the political process?
|Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):|
First of all, the "blame Bush" card expired after 2 years in office.
No, facts last forever. Bush left the country in a tailspin, and actually was the one who started the auto industry bailout, amongst other things. The downfall of Lehman, IAG
, etc happened on Obama's watch, but it's silly to suggest that those things were Obama's fault nor that he could have done much else that what he did in these cases. His main failing in my mind was the stimulus spending, but I'm not sure a GOP president would have done much different.
|Quoting aloges (Reply 23):|
Exactly. I'm somewhat familiar with a saying along the lines of "if you want to be left in peace, prepare for war" - sadly, the Republicans seem to have developed the idea that preparation is not enough, but that you must actually start a war or two to be left in peace.