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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:37 PM
A Republican friend of mine from Kentucky joined the Tea Party Express. Several years ago when George W. Bush was president he was worried that the USA and the European Union would drastically reduce farm subsidies so that Third World countries might have the opportunity to export their agricultural products here. He said at the time, "It's true that billions of dollars of farm subsidies each year gives American farmers an unfair competitive advantage over farmers from impoverished nations. However, if farm subsidies are cut, the farm states should still get their due in the form of money for conservation."
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:35 PM
I told the Tea-Partier George Bush was a socialist and his urging of "re-capitalizing" was a clever Socialist ruse. The Tea-Partier clamored, "How?" I said, "Republicans are clever, they use code, they use the word 'recapitalize' to fool people because it sounds like capitalism. In fact, George Bush is a Socialist, he wants to redistribute wealth from the bottom upwards." Just ask yourself where did that capital to bail out the banks come from? Where does the capital for farm subsidies come from?
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:34 PM
I met a Tea Partier the other day and asked him, "didn't we socialize the American financial system while George Bush was president?" He answered with an emphatic, "NOT POSSIBLE!" I said, "Don't you remember when Hank Paulson said he needed $700 billion, 'quick and clean,' with no strings attached to spend as he saw fit?" I told him, "The first time Congress voted on the $700 billion bailout it failed and the DOW sank 800 points the next hour." The Tea-Partier thought that was funny. George Bush made a speech from the Oval Office later that week saying "We need $700 billion to recapitalize the American financial industry."
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:32 PM
George Bush went to New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. He stated that "We will rebuild New Orleans no matter how long it takes and no matter how much it costs." When I heard that, I immediately thought it was a Socialist statement. Who here, agrees? Where does the executive branch get the authority to redistribute my wealth to the Gulf Coast to help clean up after a hurricane. As we all good conservatives know, that if a power is not explicitly defined as a federal power then it's left to the states. To think otherwise is simply Unconstitutional and Socialist Thought.
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:30 PM
Many Republicans here talk about the experience of their party with implementing small government. Are they talking about the AIG bailout, the airline bailout, the auto bailout, the endless pork spread 2001-2010, their Faith-Based Initiatives, the ethanol mandates, the farm subsidies, the attempted mandated school prayer sessions, the social engineering in Iraq and the nation building in Afghanistan? To say Republicans are for small government.....it tis a joke my friends.
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:29 PM
Ronald Reagan built up the largest peacetime budget deficit in history back in the day, and also signed the largest peacetime tax increase. Republican George W. Bush took over a $200 billion annual budget surplus left by Democrat Bill Clinton, and handed President Obama a $1.2 trillion annual deficit. Where was the Tea Party movement when Republicans were looting the Treasury?
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:27 PM
Remember when the Republican controlled Congress promised to cut $100 billion from the budget after the election of 2010? What Was The [Admin:Expletive Deleted] Point? First they promised to cut $100 billion, then said what they really meant was that they'd hold out indefinitely for $60 billion, then they totally caved in to the Democrats, compromising on $38 billion, and in the end all we got was a lousy $352 million in cuts. What a gyp, shame on the spineless Republicans.
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Kongchin Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 2:26 PM
Tea Party at fault? Hmmmm.....All talk, all blather, all bloviation...time went by and nothing was accomplished, other than the debt limit was increased while the Tea Party succeeded in making the debt limit the object of everyone's attention in the WORLD. Mission NOT accomplished.
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