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Political Parasitism

Roll Tide Libertarian Wrote: May 22, 2012 12:05 PM
"There are a bunch of leaders clinging to the idea of redistribution of wealth, more debt, and less discipline." One of the biggest leaders "clinging" to this idea is the guy Mr. Payne voted for in the last Presidential election, Pres. Obama. Mr. Payne had no problem voting for Obama even though it was obvious Obama believed in the "redistribution of wealth, more debt, and less discipline." Where did Mr. Payne think this was headed when he walked into the voting booth and pulled the lever for Obama? When you vote with your "feelings" or because you want to be part of a historic moment rather than in the economic interests of yourself and your neighbors, you get leaders like Obama. I hope next time Mr. Payne votes his economic interests.
Kiffur Wrote: May 22, 2012 8:11 PM
I did not see anything in Mr. Payne's article to indicate one way or the other his voting preference for 2008. I do not catch his column every week, even though I do try to catch it. Certainly I find myself agreeing with most of his essays that I've been fortunate enough to catch, and on those occasions when I've caught him on Fox I've enjoyed his comments. Has he written/said something elsewhere to indicate he voted for Mr. Obama in 2008?
Greg1084 Wrote: May 22, 2012 9:57 PM
Yes. I think he even said it in one of his columns on TH. He regrets it, though.
Kiffur Wrote: May 22, 2012 10:53 PM
Thank you for the information, Greg.
Roll Tide Libertarian Wrote: May 23, 2012 12:40 PM

Approx 4.30 into it he is asked if he voted for Obama. His reasons for voting for Obama are all emotion based. ALL of his other choices on his ballot were Republican.

And He who loseth wealth, loseth much
He who loseth a friend, loseth more
He who loseth his spirits, loseth all
Spanish Proverb

The Dow closed down Friday for the 12th time in 13 sessions, the first time that's happened since October 8, 1974. Obviously, it's a red flag and a negative sign. I think it's more an indictment of lack of leadership and its potential impact on the economy than current economic circumstances. The dollar continues to surge against the inept Euro, and the more the dollar moves up, the more money leaps out of stocks and other assets into US treasuries...