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An Economic 'Plan'?

forrestg Wrote: Sep 11, 2012 11:53 PM
I'm with Loyal Democrat. How can you possibly be expected to think for yourself when you haven't been given facts? And if the facts are wrong, questioning them can't change that, and we MUST rely on people smarter than us to interperet incorrect facts so that we can make up our mind to vote CORRECTLY. You Conservatives could learn a thing or too...
RHSimard Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 9:01 PM
Learn to surrender our freedom to think to an oligarchy comprising a bunch of people "smarter than us?"

Are you by any chance just Loyal Democrat under another ID?

Anyway, both of you are beyond reason. If you want to hand your life and choices over to the brilliance of Barack Obama who is "smarter than us," do so, but not here.
rightmostofthetime Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 4:20 PM
This comment section is pretty much shut down, but I just have to say this. forrestg, you DO realize you are agreeing with someone who satirizes liberals, don't you? He comes up with the most inane comments he can muster, and frighteningly, they fit into your world view. You've been punked.
Jeff2422 Wrote: Sep 12, 2012 3:06 PM
So who are these "paragons of virtue" (to quote Milton Friedman) and knowledge that are so smart that I have to wait for them to tell me what to think? Do you have some names? As a citizen in this country, it is your duty to read widely, listen to the divergent opinions, and use some common sense to make decisions. The whole point of individual freedom is not to rely on the supposedly "smarter" people. That is akin to Plato's Republic, not our Republic. You want the Ivy League folks to tell you what the "facts" are and how to interpret them, go ahead, but I would rather exercise my individual freedom to think for myself. It is obvious that you have not turned 50 yet. If you have, you should know better.

Former president Bill Clinton told the Democratic National Convention that Barack Obama has a plan to rescue the economy, and only the fact that the Republicans stood in his way has stopped him from getting the economy out of the doldrums.

From all this, and much else that is said in the media and on the campaign trail, you might think that the economy requires government intervention to revive and create jobs. It is Beltway dogma that the government has to "do something."

History tells a different story. For the first 150 years of this country's existence, the federal...