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A Remedial Lesson in Public Finance Economics for the GOP

E1776 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 9:49 AM
Seems like Mr. Mitchell is saying the same thing as you and very simply- government spending is the problem. He is just trying to get Republicans (and everyone else) to recognize the problem first. Don't tell him to shut up.
Tom24 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 1:00 PM
...societal collapse. Now are you ready to argue?
Tom24 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 12:59 PM
If we learn to call the problem a spending problem, then the obvious solution is to cut spending. This is something the brain dead moderates and potential brain dead Liberal converts can understand. At the same time deficits and debts should be described as symptoms of the spending problem. Taxes should be defined and described as something to pay for the limited but necessary functions of government. The current amount of tax revenue soaked up by government far exceeds what is needed for limited and necessary government. The rest of the revenues simply contribute to human dependency and corruption in our society and waste and inefficiency in our economy, which taken to extreme which they are already at, can lead to a complete ....
Tom24 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 12:52 PM
Yeah, but Mitchell is right about how the argument is stated, because to state it in terms of a debt problem, lets the Democrats seem reasonable and willing to compromise with their always willing offer to raise taxes. If the Republican then responds that he does not want to raise taxes, he seems to favor the rich and appears not willing to compromise. We of course can see thorough this. The problem though are the brain dead independents, who "just want everyone to get along and compromise" They then vote for the willing to compromise and less extreme Democrat and taxes and spending both go up again and again. It also makes it difficult to convert any brain dead Liberals to our cause for the same reason.
Kirk66 Wrote: Sep 08, 2012 10:45 AM
republicans obviously understand the problem is spending, otherwise they wouldn't be fighting the democrats about raising taxes.

Everyone has a cross to bear in life, some sort of burden or obligation, often self-imposed.

For some inexplicable reason, I’ve decided that one of my responsibilities is to educate a backwards and primitive people who seem impervious to common sense, simple logic, and strong principles.

As you’ve probably guessed already, I’m talking about Republicans.

I’ve already identified them at the Stupid Party, but they seem especially ill-informed and clueless on the topic of government borrowing.

I’ve specifically warned that they are economically (and

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