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The Kumbaya Temptation

Allan60 Wrote: Nov 07, 2014 7:30 PM
"Free Trade" is virtually a religious obsession for a lot of "conservatives". I agree with free trade with nations with comparable standards of living, free Trade between the US and Canada for example. But the minute you start adding countries like Mexico and China you are just offshoring jobs. The people in indonesia making sneakers for pennies a day are not buying US made goods, they can't afford them. But you hear the same arguments over and over, cheaper goods are good for us, and who cares if you can't get a job anymore. It's an absurdist policy, but it's one of the sacred cows of modern "conservatism".
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Obama is Poisonous

Allan60 Wrote: Mar 17, 2014 6:17 PM
Then: "Most transparent administration in history" Now: "The NSA needs to know everything about you, you don't need to know what we are doing" You can pick just about any statement that Obama has made and track down how just the opposite has happened.
Maybe Liz Cheney can be his running mate.
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OK to Feel Sorry

Allan60 Wrote: Jan 22, 2014 8:59 PM
Don't tell him anything, the people of Georgia have been telling him for years to saw his district off from the mainland and sail it like a raft to Fiji. I think he's actually been spotted out back with a saw once or twice...
Yeah, that'll happen, I'm sure there are no skeletons in his closet...
Yes, it would be difficult for Mexicans to throw out the hold over Spanish aristocracy that rules their country, but it would be possible if they were forced to face it. Instead they are fed a steady diet of "screw the Gringo" by the same aristocracy so they will waste their energy on trying to take over the Southwestern USA. There have been instances of desperately poor people taking over their governments before, that's why Mexico uses the USA as a release valve for their poor.
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Bipartisan Baby Steps

Allan60 Wrote: Dec 12, 2013 8:58 PM
I get the point that it is better to let Obamacare continue to hang the Democrats than to offer them a chance to fight Republicans again. But that being said, haven't we all seen where these "baby steps" lead? Has anyone here old enough to vote not seen how trading increases in spending now in exchange for promised cuts sometime in the future works out? Future cuts can be repealed just like the sequester has been, and any Republican who tries to fight for what they bargained for will be called names like "teabagger" by the leftist corporate media. The only reason I'm not really mad about this is that I honestly don't think there is a way to avoid government collapse at this point. At least the so called "Liberals" (who I have never seen advocate any actual individual liberty) are finally having to face the fact that their golden child President lied to them.
And when Republicans controlled Congress did they do anything to reduce government spending? I don't completely disagree, the plain fact is Obama is hanging himself with his ineptitude and arrogance, so I can see the wisdom in not picking a useless fight, but I do have to ask a question that I have asked before: What set of circumstances would have to take place before the Republicans would actually support budget cuts (and not just limits on increases)? Would there have to be world peace with "terrorism" surrendering? Would there need to be universal employment? The fact is that we have seen where the endless road of compromise has led us, and we all know where the road paved with good intentions goes.
Right, because if there is anywhere you should go for thoughtful insight on conservative issues it's Salon.com, it's not like they are biased or anything.
So at what point will it actually be reasonable to expect a balanced budget from the self anointed "party of limited government"? I get the point of the piece, but the counter point is that it never actually seems "strategic" for these people to actually advance the principles they pretend to believe in. I know a lot of people can't believe it yet, but the USA doesn't have forever and a day to straighten out its financial ship. US debt is quickly becoming the toxic waste of the financial world, and yet again we are faced with a government that doesn't want to have to make hard choices on spending because there is an election around the corner in 2014, 2016, 2018, and so on...
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