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The Question of More or Less Government

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:48 PM
Your instincts are right but it is the Right that has caused the worst fiscal problems. Both sides need to deal with reality and not with politics.
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The Question of More or Less Government

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:45 PM
To a point that is true, as with any large enterprise where one starts to get negative returns for increasing inputs. However, when you start backing off, you inevitably get to the point where less is less. The challenge is to find the point of maximization where you are getting the biggest bank for the buck. That's fairly easy to do in business but almost impossible to do in government.
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The Question of More or Less Government

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:37 PM
Romney also proposes to reduce taxes and that amounts to increasing the deficit. No fiscal conservative can support a reduction that produces a deficit.
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The Question of More or Less Government

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:34 PM
The two choices are the party that wants more government and wants to pay for it with taxes (the Democrats) and the party that wants more government and wants to pay for it by printing money or borrowing (the Republicans). If Libertarians were actually to govern they would ultimately find themselves closer to the Democratic position... they might reduce government but whatever level of government they had, they'd make sure it was paid for. Fundamentally it seems that on one side we have parties that are fiscally and socially responsible and on the other we have a party that is both fiscally and socially irresponsible.
Many who call themselves "Christians" are not and deserve to be mocked. Bigotry is a very unChristian attitude and deserves to be mocked.
Who cares one way or another other than bigots? Facebook is not a public utility, it is a private company. They can apply any standards they want. Would you like the Federal Government start telling private businesses what standards they must enforce? Under which Constitutional provision would you position this order?
Unions aren't constituents - their members are. They have votes just as everyone in the municipality does. They are heavily outvoted by the rest of the citizenry. Weak managers make strong unions.
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RUSH: Boiling Tea Only Makes It Stronger

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:09 PM
Say what you want, it is pretty clear that if Obama is a Socialist, then so is Roberts. How exactly does one rationalize one's way out of that?
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The Biggest Scandal In U.S. History

frans2 Wrote: Jun 28, 2012 4:05 PM
When did the "90 percent lie" unravel? At worst it seems to be an unsupported exaggeration. If what Coulter says is correct, then all that we can say is that we don't know what percentage of illegal guns in Mexico come from the U.S. One thing that we can say is that of Mexico's neighbors the U.S. is the easiest place to purchase firearms and that Arizona is the easiest place in the U.S. to do it. Also, since the cartels have huge amounts of cash stuck in the U.S., buying weapons and smuggling them in is a way to get rid of a small part of that hoard. So, if we do not know the actual number (and firm numbers are always suspicious no matter who gives them) logic would seem to indicate that the preponderance of them come from the U.S. i
Read your Marx better - Capitalsm is to collapse as a result of its own internal contradictions. The sorts of things that Obama has been doing delay that collapse. Let the Tea Party in and the collapse will come a lot faster, if Marx is correct.
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