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What the Election Won't Settle

Pete702 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:52 AM
Obama hasn't had any of his budgets passed by congress, even when the dems controlled both houses. That is how out of whack he is. His budgets didn't pass the muster of even his own party. They do have some semblence of self control. The stimulii by both Bush and obama were not really the right way to go. There is nothing wrong with a business going into bankruptcy. They can continue to function for a long time. Look at the history of the Minneapolis & St Louis Railroad. They were in bankruptcy for many years, they continued to serve their customers, employ people, and run their railroad. For a long time, anyone could buy the entire 1200 mile long railroad for $1, but there were no takers. Finally, a receiver was appointed
Pete702 Wrote: Oct 30, 2012 7:54 AM
and the receiver Lusien Sprague, brought the company out of bankruptcy and into profits after WWII. By 1960, they were in such good shape that the C&NW bought them so as to control one of their competators. That is how the system is supposed to work. Bush and obama short circuited that and cost the taxpayers a lot of money.
I'm reminding all my friends here in Denver not to believe their vote is worthless. Our swing state’s nine electoral votes could hand the presidency to Romney or Obama -- and the Colorado outcome in 2012 could turn on a few hundred ballots, much like the Florida outcome in 2000.

Historians point out that within months of achieving statehood in 1876, Colorado with its measly three electoral tipped the presidential election for Rutherford B. Hayes. Yet the dominant issue of that era, equal rights for former black slaves, wasn’t settled by the election. It troubled the American conscience for almost...