11-15-2012, 05:20 PM
I love how repubs are moaning and groaning over this.
For one, had they actually done something about health care when they were in charge, we wouldn't be having this discussion today. What the hell were you folks doing in that time between Clinton and Obama?
Also, if anyone wanted to know what the GOP's plan for HC was in the 90s, look no further than Obamacare.
Again, the party of accountability is perfectly trying to avoid any accountability for the current situation we find ourselves in.
11-15-2012, 06:06 PM
These people seem to have a sense about this Obama guy, and what's he's all about.
"les grandes défaites forgent les grands hommes" - Rudy Gobert
11-15-2012, 07:04 PM
We penalize our own producers by requiring them to live up to all kinds of standards onshore, and even encourage them to move offshore in many ways, including making it a sort of contemporary ideal wrapped up in "globalization" or maybe self-immolation, economically-speaking. Even the UN fair trade broker makes some decisions that work to our advantage in specific cases where producers in other countries are receiving government support under "anti-dumping" arguments. I just can't believe how hell-bent on self-destruction our own politicians are.
Originally Posted by franklin
any kind of trade arrangement that actually puts producers on an equal footing across borders and across various government programs, as the one you suggest, is better for the world than our actions that actually incentivize shipping our jobs overseas, or importing virtual slaves into our country, as Harry Reid does for the Vegas resort owners.
11-15-2012, 08:14 PM
One thing left out of this message is your support for strict environmental standards when economically viable, hence [one part of] your long time tariff angle. Your push for regulation that requires producers from other nations to either live up to our standards or forfeit the incredible benefits of selling into our dynamic markets is as profound as any other suggestion.
Originally Posted by babe
Where I read you as misunderstood is conveying a push for "libertarian" ideals when that is not the case at all (you damn socialist ).
Put some respeck in my paycheck
11-16-2012, 12:34 AM
Probably a clue to my "socialism" is my sometimes enthusiastic reading of Lyndon LaRouche literature. He's an FDR Democrat who, like me, despises the likes of Obama and Clinton just as much as the Bush Dynasty. I realize these folks are in fact all mental cases who live in fantasy-land, imagining they are the intelligent protagonists of a "New World Order" that is in reality a rehash of European feudalism. People like FDR and Hubert Humphrey and John Kennedy actually cared about America and American people, and would not bow to the Queen, let alone ignore all the bars against having Brit subjects/citizens/dupes, enamored at the prospect of kissing the feet of Brit Royals and maybe even being "knighted", have the power to run our country.
Originally Posted by franklin
Our Hollywood moguls today are believing they are the true intelligentsia fit and entitled to guide the planet, but they all bow to Brit nobility and fantasize about making America socialist on the Brit model. Not to rehash the fact, even Marxism was set up and run by the Brit parlor pansies who are the puppeteers par excellance in the whole world. Every other Empire that has ruled has done it with a heavy jackboot while slaughtering the peasants, but the British Empire in its present apparition is practically invisible and unfelt. . . . well, at least it is unrecognized. . . . . by the peasants who roar around the countryside in virtual riot thinking they are their own masters. . . . but somehow don't notice the fences, gates, and mansions of the elites, and never think to bother them or disturb their quietude.
"socialism" is a dirty word only because it has been the tool of elitism in the hands of the small circles of the actual rulers of our planet. The fact that they abuse and exploit the concept does not decrease the wisdom or efficacy of cooperative action by the people, and for the common people. Join a credit union. Start any kind of cooperative and manage it in the group interest, and unless the people managing it are idiots, they can do better than we can one by one. This kind of cooperative enterprise is actually the root of corporate enterprise, before it is "taken over" by the exploiters and short-term managers who routinely gut the business while enriching themselves. . . .
The "WE the People" rebellion started out in simple integrity, but as a nation we have let the scoundrels take it over and use our government against us. Our media and our schools brainwash us, our police and prisons condition us to blind obedience.. . .our politicians obey their "interests" as obsequiously as they tell us what we want to hear and join in the mesmerizing chants for "globalism", or whatever facet of local management, . . . to take care of us. . . , they say.
But they have robbed us of everything, taken everything we once valued, and now they're telling us there's no room for us on planet Earth, or in our hospitals, or eldercare homes, or on the streets. With Obamacare, we will find full-time jobs becoming largely a thing of the past, and we will all be part-time minimum-wage earners who have to pay the tax for our medical care. . . . and accept less care while doing it.
Well, you're the second person in this world who has divulged the fact of my "socialist" leanings, but I only ask you to observe. . . . the "socialists" I deplore are the toady plantation managers who mean to whip us in the fields to get more work out of us, and rape us in our shanties in the night. The "libertarian" in me is the underground railroad rebel who will try to open up a way for you to get out, and regain your liberty as a real, free, human being. My wife complained at once about me being a "socialist", and she has always been right. But she accepts my "socialism" as consistent with the original intent of folks like Thomas Jefferson, George Washington and the main dreamer who invented our Constitution, Madison. He was forced away from his pure equality of the citizens ideal into the representative democracy by serious reflective classical scholars who could read Greek and Latin and who could understand how their governments declined. Protecting the government from elitists and perhaps idealists/ideologues. . . . from a few power-hungry despots. . . . is the only way you can make a government serve its people, or in the long run, make a government last.
Early Mormons were socialists of an idealistic if naive stripe, but they learned to fear. . . . then respect. . . . and today have learned to ape. . . . the worst elements of mobocracy and elitism. . . and do it better than the bankers or boardroom chairmen of cartel empires ever did. I didn't want Mitt to be the choice against Obama only because he would have been even more deadly and effective against human rights than Obama could be. I supported Ron Paul, despite his intellectual failings, simply because he believed in liberty for every American.
I don't say our founders had it all right. . . . but if we want to resolve our problems today we will have to understand what they understood about how governments can go wrong, and take effective measures to prevent those dangers. And do it without throwing out the baby of social conscience with the bath water. . . . the stinking filth of governance however represented in verbiage that in fact is virtually the Orwellian opposite of it's every claim. . . . .that serves as pretext for stripping us of our human dignity and liberty, and in fact brings us into bondage and abject servitude.
Last edited by babe; 11-16-2012 at 12:47 AM.
11-16-2012, 06:28 PM
Sorry repubs, for 8 years I had crap I didn't want jammed down my throat from your President. TARP, wars, NCLB, TSA, Pat Act, tax cuts for the rich, Medicare part D, stimulus packages, etc.
Now you folks are going to have to "endure" 8 years of stuff you don't like.
Karma's a bitch.
11-16-2012, 07:43 PM
Comments like these embarrass democrats.
Originally Posted by The Thriller