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It's the Spending, Stupid!

Opinionated1265 Wrote: Dec 28, 2012 12:18 AM
Why are we cowering in our houses and moaning about the state of the economy and stockpiling guns and ammo? Are we afraid to face our government? I am a product of the Baby Boomer era the 60's and our generation demonstrated constantly to make a point. We changed things along the way. Demonstration is a huge tool for the American people! Why not march on Washington and show the Congress and the White House that we are serious about what we want. And if the elected officials can not do it, we will replace them in the next election. Or impeach them for bankrupting this nation and the people! Americans are weak, I am ashamed to say and totally ineffective....get out of your house and lets bring this to the Congress....It can't hurt!
bearcub Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 3:06 AM
I think we are harming the nation not by having a debt - something we had in a far worse way after WWI and after WWII. we are harming the USA economy by allowing a GOP/TP to cause self inflicted harm on the USA economy. We have an ill-informed group of leaders in the GOP - this was not always the case - they do not understand or don't care about the effects their behavior has on global financial markets or on growth - they have hindered growth with every single vote and obstruction they have committed and I do not think they actually know it - some of them simply do not understand economics - some don't care - either way to the global economic system they are seen as irrational and self destructive - this has already cost us a lot of lost
bearcub Wrote: Dec 31, 2012 3:07 AM
wealth - from nov this year to now we have harmed growth by GOP irrational behavior re economics. when debt ceiling circus occurred we lost trillions - THIS we should protest.
Listening to progressive media pundits, I'd think the most evil man in the universe is Grover Norquist, head of Americans for Tax Reform. His crime? He heads a movement that asks political candidates to pledge not to raise taxes.

I think Grover accomplished a lot. But I wish he'd convinced politicians to pledge not to increase spending.

President Obama says raising taxes to cut the deficit is a "balanced" approach.

Balanced ...

But what's "balanced" about raising taxes after vast increases in spending? Trillions for war, Medicare, "stimulus" and solar panels. Tax receipts rose -- after tax-rate cuts -- from $1.9...