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The True Disciple of Saul Alinsky

OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:34 AM
GOVERNMENT SPENDING... THOUGH DESPISED... SUPPORTS THIS ECONOMY Downsizing or eliminating major portions could and would collapse this economy.. and nation. National Defense though but 4% of this nation's economy has become a major target rather that the five times this percentage (20%) representing 'entitlements'. Entitlements... they began in concept in 1935, midway during the Great Depression, and initially comprised Social Security. During the heady 1960's and ever subsequent new 'entitlements' were fashioned. These include welfare and food stamps in a con-trived effort to overcome 'poverty'. This was followed by Medicare and Medicaid among others since then. The result is a present day National Debt, able to collapse...
Corbett_ Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 1:06 PM
So you believe the government can spend us rich?

Government spending does NOT support the economy. It perpetuates distortions in the economy that prevent true prosperity.
OBAMA-DRAMA Wrote: Dec 04, 2012 11:37 AM
... this nation's economy, that comprises 17 Trillion dollars (and 85 Trillion dollars in unfunded liabilities that should instead be forever ended) that in 1965 was near Zero.

What triggered the above you ask. The answer is banks and their implementation early in the 20th century of home-mortgaging. It was the reason for the collapse of the stock market in 1929and a near repeat in late 2008. It alone led to everything else while created ever elevating false values, nationwide, on an ever more obsolescent and aging asset... a home.
Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner's opening bid to Speaker John Boehner, a demand for $1.6 trillion in new taxes, was not meant as a serious offer. It was an ultimatum couched in an insult. Translation:

"We won the election. We have the whip hand. Not only are you going to sign on to higher tax rates and higher tax revenues, we are going to rub your Tea Party noses in your coming capitulation."

That Boehner did not throw the offer back in Geithner's face and tell him, "Give me a call, Tim, when you're serious," suggests that the speaker feels he is...