I have no problem with a trial in the United States, but don't think New York was a good idea.Comment Posted By Quiddity On 14.11.2009 @ 16:50
What I'd like to know is, what policy mix are the Republicans going to come out with, and win with?
Domestic policy only (foreign affairs don't seem to be where the action is). I doubt the social issues (gay marriage, abortion) have much traction. So, what do the Republicans have to say about economic policy?
I get the impression that what most have to say is, spend less and wait for the economy to recover on its own.
Well - perhaps the question could be equally posed to the dems. They've spent $8 trillion and the economy is still in the crapper, banks are still at risk, the dollar is toilet paper, and the rest of the world is getting antsy funding our debt which is being jacked up beyond reason.
Why not put a few of these programs on hold until the economy improves and the natural flow of tax money from more people working, more economic activity actually makes some of their agenda affordable? What's wrong with that? They've already tried spending us out of the recession and it hasn't worked. There are no arrows left in the quiver except another stim bill - good luck with that.
The GOP? Good question. Cutting taxes in a recession is always a good idea but with the deficit the way it is, those cuts would have to be targeted and temporary. By targeted, I mean shoveling cash toward the productive sectors of the economy - small business expansion and creation - rather than raising their taxes to pay for health care reform that is madness to push at this time. And by temporary, I mean just that. Maybe 2-3 years.
The fact is, we are in a pickle and perhaps the best we can do at this point is not cause any more harm. Health care reform does that - and more. But there is no magic bullet and if the GOP tries to sell one, it will be snake oil.
ed.Comment Posted By Quiddity On 4.11.2009 @ 12:21
My understanding is that Hitler deliberately left some Germans in the post-Munich Czechoslovakia so that they would act as a fifth column. That way he could still make noises about unfulfilled objectives for Germany.Comment Posted By Quiddity On 5.09.2009 @ 12:33
What are the statistics regarding Birthers? What percentage of adult voters? And what percentage of registered Republicans? I know they show up at events and have some talking heads, but is this something small, like only 3%?Comment Posted By Quiddity On 23.07.2009 @ 23:05
I (obviously) agree with Rick Moran 100%.Comment Posted By Quiddity On 7.06.2009 @ 10:42
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