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Veepstakes: Is Bob McDonnell Very Viable or Too Vanilla?

kstapleton Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 12:44 AM
think about that, as bad as it was with Carter only about 17-18% were dependent, now it is 45%. If it takes 1 dollar to make something and we can only sell for 55 cents how long do you think we can keep making things?
College Prof 56 Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 9:13 AM
Or perhaps providing Brazil with financial assistance to tap their offshore oil reserves and a promise to be their "best customer" while we screw ourselves out of energy independence. Oh wait, that was Obama's doing. So, by all means, let's ask the people of the gulf states whose lives have been wrecked by Obama's lawless drilling ban what they think about that. And don't give me the standard environmental line about renewable energy because we are decades away from that sort of energy being able to power our grid on any kind of scale necessary to sustain even basic power needs. How are all of you liberals going to get power to your Chevy Volt without electricity?
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:19 AM
Why do idiots like you think that claiming you understand "the economy and how capital works" means you understand the economy and how capital works?

Diligently listening to Rushmo is not an education. Don't mistake it for one.
kstapleton Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:13 AM
why do idiots like u that don't understand the economy or how capital works think you can discuss labor or welfare?
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 1:10 AM
I'll take that as a "yes, it is an argument for moving manufacturing to China"
PurpleStateBlueVote Wrote: Aug 10, 2012 12:56 AM
Is that second comment an argument for moving manufacturing to places with cheaper labor, like China?

There has been much speculation over the last several days that Mitt Romney -- perhaps for the first time this election cycle -- is seriously considering choosing Wisconsin Congressman and House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan as his running mate. As many have argued, an alliterative Romney/Ryan ticket in many ways would indicate that the former Massachusetts governor is patently serious about solving the nation’s finances and budgetary problems, even though it would -- for better or worse -- bring the much-maligned