Excellent analysis. If we could only get a Republican President and Congress our problems will be solved.
We should start with a repeal of the 22nd amendment. If presidential term limits was not an issue we could still have Bush and Cheney, and we would not be in this mess.
We could then focus our energy on getting more Republican in the Executive Branch. Who was that guy who worked so close with Abromoff? We could start by getting him back. What about that Terry Schiavo Pro Life guy? I think his name is Frist. Is he still in Congress? If not, the conservative movers and shakers need to get on the phone. We need him back.
Thanks Rick. You do a great job of pointing out the obvious that (for some reason) others can't see. If we can get Republicans running the Executive and Legislative branches of government, then both capitalism and America will be fixed.
Where do I say that? Why do idiots like you insist on puttingt words in my mouth? Is it that you can't read the ones that are in front of your fucking face? Must be. Too damn fucking stupid to read the words as they are written and instead, subsitutute what you think I should have written or just any old bullshit at all.
I did not say, imply, wish for, hope for, intimate, or hint at the idea that Republicans could do a better job in either the executive or legislative branches. Only someone with the mind of a two year old would have come away after reading that piece thinking that this is what I was saying, what I was advocating.
Grow up or get out.
ed.Comment Posted By bsjones On 17.03.2009 @ 14:32
Get well soon!! There are people out here counting on it!!
This is link is for everyone.
On the far left network called PBS, there is a far left show called NOW with Bill Moyers. They talked to a far left economist called Ken Rogoff, from the far left University called Harvard.
For anyone looking to be provoked click here:
Comments anyone?Comment Posted By bsjones On 17.03.2009 @ 00:45
"If markets were unregulated, those risky derivatives and COD’s would never have been possible. What made them possible was a change to the Banking Act in 1999 (not community reinvestment act) that allowed brokerage firms to become banks."
This is just false.
When the government changes a regulation to allow something that was previously prohibited that IS deregulation!
Summary: It was the deregulation in the 1999 Banking Act that helped make the Bush (and Obama) Banker's Socialism mess.Comment Posted By bsjones On 15.03.2009 @ 01:00
I am at risk of becoming a broken record, but when I read the comments, I feel we are not even looking at the problem. America is facing a credit crisis AND the economic depression that has resulted from that credit crisis.
If the conservative approach has devolved into blaming the Democrat solution to this very real crisis without putting forward a very real alternative policy prescription of its own, then I don't want any part of it!!!
This crisis is real. This crisis has real causes. See here:
We do not have to accept blame for this mess. We do have to put forward a real policy plan that shows we know how to deal with problems.
Watch the video. Offer a solution. Don't tell me we need a capital gains tax cut.Comment Posted By bsjones On 9.03.2009 @ 01:31
I agree with you. It depends on who you ask.
I was asking Moshe ben David if there were any conservative politicians by the criteria he laid out in post #14. I'm not sure Reagan even meets that standard, so I asked if there really is a "conservative" politician anywhere besides our imaginations.
Without speaking for Moshe, John Boehner, Lindsey Graham, Phil Graham and Tom Delay do not seem to fit his criteria; yet, many consider them good Republicans and/or conservatives.
So do 'real' conservative politicians exist anywhere besides the imagination? I suggest there aren't many.Comment Posted By bsjones On 9.03.2009 @ 19:13
Moshe ben David,
So for at least 15 years Republicans have not been conservative in the way you describe. This includes James Baker. I get it.
What about Reagan? My recollection of history isn't perfect, but he expanded government spending enormously while in office. He grew government. If the patron saint of "conservatism" does not fit the bill, then perhaps conservative presidents do not exist in the modern era. Surely nobody thinks of Nixon as conservative.
Do real conservatives exist anywhere besides our imaginations?Comment Posted By bsjones On 9.03.2009 @ 13:12
Moshe ben David,
The chief of staff for Ronald Reagan
The Treasury Secretary for Ronald Regan
The Secretary of State for G.H.W. Bush
What is your response?Comment Posted By bsjones On 9.03.2009 @ 02:09
How did CPAC address the implications of this recent headline?
World Growth To Be Negative In 2009 For First Time Since WW II
Again, how does CPAC or conservative principles address this very real problem?Comment Posted By bsjones On 2.03.2009 @ 23:23
I thought #12 was a great post, but the real Triumvirate is The Democratic Party/The Republican Party/Wall Street.
More evidence here:
and Here:Comment Posted By bsjones On 4.03.2009 @ 05:24
# 36 is a great post.
I hope to hear more from you.Comment Posted By bsjones On 8.03.2009 @ 01:15