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An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

David4 Wrote: 16 hours ago (9:40 PM)
Take a look at the supply and demand curves. If gas prices fell to less than $2.00/gallon then costs of production will exceed the value of much of the gas produced, and the supply will drop, halting the drop in gas prices. (Note to others, don't use the "less than sign" in your posts.)
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An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

David4 Wrote: 16 hours ago (9:39 PM)
Take a look at the supply and demand curves. If gas prices fell to
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An Idiotic Government with Idiotic Goals

David4 Wrote: 16 hours ago (9:37 PM)
The past few years I've taken to tracking prices of some things myself. About six months ago I was aghast at the price for potatoes and onions. Yet, when my "record it" date of June 30 came this year the price of potatoes and onions and the other stuff had come down and was about the same as a year earlier. -- The one thing that had definitely gone up was rent on where I live.
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Your 'To Do' List to Save America

David4 Wrote: 21 hours ago (4:23 PM)
Note that 'Representatives' are supposed to represent the people; what they want and what best serves their interest. We have a problem where Members of Congress too often act live an elite, and too often try to "put one over" on their constituents. A primary challenge can be good and replace a gone-bad candidate with a better candidate. Are the Democrats better off because Sen. Yellowdog has been in office unchallenged for 24 years? As for voting Libertarian, I am not ashamed of doing it for President in 2008. I live in Maryland and there was no chance John McCain would win Maryland. I looked at how things stood and doubted he would win nationally, and even if he did win, there would be outrage against it and rejection of his leadership.
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Restoring the Pillars

David4 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 12:01 PM
Sigh. If you go further to the left, you can find a sufficient amount of articles, such as on 'Common Dreams', that criticize what Obama is doing. -- So why is the middle so 'low information'?
Democratic politicians, and activists, are hopeless. One can't do anything about them. -- But, It is important to understand why independents, and edge-'Reagan Democrats' would vote Democratic. Particularly in this age when D politicians govern so far to the left.
I ran through your list of "will support ..." You are off on one item. Democrats hate free-trade agreements, and oppose "outsourcing jobs". Look closely to see if the total of that, unlimited immigration, higher min-wage, etc., actually improves jobs. ...
The idea needs a bit more thought and discussion. Consider these elements as well: * Demand Deposits. Particularly the lending out of money deposited in demand deposits and the paying of interest on them. If depositors can get their money back on demand at any time, then the bank is at risk of a run. Such money should be in a safety deposit box, or a safe, and the DEPOSITOR should be paying for that safekeeping. * Investment Banking instead of 'commercial' deposit banking. Much like most Mutual Funds. The payment that the bank makes on your money is based on what they earned, not some fixed number. There is no coupon of guaranteed payment at the end of the quarter. (The concept, to a certain extent, resembles 'Islamic banking').
I can think of a few lefties who have "population bomb" or eugenics reasons why the government should mandate provision of birth control. The nation, world and planet, in their opinion, would be better off if there were fewer births.
I wouldn't be so sure that " the vast majority of those were teens." In the old days people got married because you needed the economic resources of two people to raise kids. The woman and the parents of the woman insisted that the man marry her and support the kids. -- That element of society has broken down in recent decades. Murphy Brown wasn't helping, back when.
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