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Saving America From The “Make Somebody Else Pay” Mindset

farpstabber1 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 2:45 AM
I came late to this page. Therefore 2 comments below were written first. The first one asserts that " in 10 years all these young activists are going to get to pay and pay big for supporting the ideology of the left". The second post opines "if fiscal responsibility is code for 'I hate Obama' is 'fiscal irresponsibility code for 'I love Obama'?" Well, its nearly 3:00 AM where I live, - and its 48 years since I got my degree in Economics - but I do not believe that there is such a thing as "Obamanomics". I think that the President earned a really tough job - had to learn a great deal about Economics in a short time - and acquitted himself well on short notice. He doesn't have a "doctrine" or anything like it. He's trying to help us survive.
Dan107 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 9:12 AM
That's what he says, farp, but his actions show otherwise. He has a specific agenda laid out in the pages of Saul Alinsky's book. His actions are all pro-self serving and anti-growth of the American free enterprise system.
What do you believe when they are at odds (as they often are), farp? Do you beleive his words, or his actions?
Lars795 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 5:53 AM
Anybody that went to a college has taken a course in economics, well I suppose if one really worked at it one could not take one. But just having a basic education one learns a little about economics, unless you firmly believe that you must still have money in the bank if you still have checks.

And yes to many think hat they can spend, spend, spend, and never have to worry about paying, or that they can declare bankruptcy and keep everything.

Those 16,000 IRS agents, what if they come to your home and say "Your share of the government debt is $200,000. We're here to collect!".
Darkness Fish Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 7:53 AM
in a world where Paul Krugman gets a Nobel Prize in Economics, I have to give farp the benefit of the doubt. Of course BHO is completely ignorant of economics, but if farp learned from the likes of Krugman and John Kenneth Galbraith, it's no wander he cant tell.
NewJAl Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 8:35 AM
Farp seems genuine, and, unlike the Government, he or she need not fear the advice posters give, even though they also would say 'We are here to help you'. Posters, here, are not trying to buy anyone's vote or stay in office.
pepnm Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 4:55 AM
farp, you have much to learn. Obama said ''we need to get our economy down more in line with developing countries'', and that is his goal although his being -illiterate in economics-, others are running that for him.
glenn183 Wrote: Jan 20, 2013 3:59 AM
So you're saying he has no business even being there as he has to learn about economics. He's "acquitted himself well" ??? You call what has been done a good job? What planet are you from?
“I don’t know what ‘moral grounds’ you think you’re standing on, but as far as I am concerned, what you’re saying is very immoral…”

I was an interview guest last month, and the radio talk show host was asking me about the looming fiscal cliff. In the midst of discussing how our government must cut spending, the host had noted the title of my latest book – “The Virtues Of Capitalism, A Moral Case For Free Markets” – and after a few minutes of discussion, asked “do you mind if we take a phone call, Austin?”

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