"The Tea Party Republicans want America to FAIL!They want Obama
out of office more than a succesful America."Have you
considered that wanting America to succeed and wanting Obama to fail are one and
per LDS Liberal 8:56 a.m. Feb. 7, 2012Yet, in the next breath, they
claim the US is the proverbial light on the hill. Which is it? You can't have it
both ways. per RedShirt 12:17 p.m. Feb. 7, 2012Both
parties are to blame as well as lobbyists, bureaucrats, Wall St, the Ivy League
spawns who make the lions ahare of employees of these groups.
Lds LiberalI would rather go all the way back to 1776 than be in
1984. Good novel and many don't understand it's the blueprint for gadiantons to
Some, in their eagerness to tout the impact government has on the economy,
missed the point entirely. The author touted the resiliency of a free enterprise
system despite the affects of government, not because of it.The
government is like the wind to a golfer. The wind never helps you as much as you
hope for but it always hurts you more than you expect. Negative impacts of
government always outweigh the positive.This administration has drug
out this recovery far longer than it needed to be. The irony is that Obama
apologists are now reveling in the upward trend of the economy without even
realizing they would have been able to have this moment two years ago with
someone else in charge.
To "LDS Liberal" you are wrong. It is the liberals that are directly
responsible for the collapse of the US.You cannot take money out of
the hands of the people to fuel an ever expanding government and welfare state,
and expect there to be money left over for the type of spending that spurs the
economy.If the Democrats were capable of getting the country to
prosper, why is it that we are now 2 1/2 years out from the end of the recession
and the economy still has not recovered? The average time when Republicans were
in charge resulted in 18 month recovery times.
Of course they say the economy is booming. They won't tell you the truth because
they don't want massive civil unrest before the economy finally implodes.
@ LDS Liberal: whatever.Here's what we can do without: the Federal
Reserve banking system that laid the groundwork (under the "majestic"
oversight of Greenspan and Bernanke) for the colossal boom and subsequent bust
because of easy money made out of nowhere. The DN editors contradict themselves
when they talk about "quantitative easing" in one paragraph and
"free economies" in the next. They're mutually exclusive concepts.
Either you have huge intervention like QE1 or QE2, or you have free economies.
Which is it? Such interventions have only postponed and exacerbated the
inevitable and coming collapse, and did NOT save us from ourselves like they
want you to believe.
Earl | 9:23 a.m. Feb. 7, 2012 Sandy, UT Certainly the government
plays an important role in the economy: the more they intervene, the worse they
make it. So yes, the government can do something to help by getting their
fingers out of picking winners and losers, and by enforcing legal contracts and
regulations. If they'd done that from the get-go, we wouldn't be where we are
now. ================= You are right, we wouldn't be
where we are now!Who needs those pesky highways, powerplants,
computers, Surgical Procedures, Colleges, Universities, Radio, TV, the InterNet,
National Security, Science, Technology, ect.! I hate it when
Government does things!Can only be another one of those
"patriots" yearning to go back to 1776!
Certainly the government plays an important role in the economy: the more they
intervene, the worse they make it. So yes, the government can do something to
help by getting their fingers out of picking winners and losers, and by
enforcing legal contracts and regulations. If they'd done that from the get-go,
we wouldn't be where we are now.
First of all we don't know the unemployment rates nor have I ever seen a
comprehensive, intelligent attempt to estimate it. All we appear to have is a
combined record of those claiming unemployment benefits, that is those who have
applied for it and obtained it and have not yet exhausted the maximum for the
state in which they liveThe history of the Great Depression of the
Thirties indicates that the USA, because of excessive meddling in the economy
will take longer to recover than much of the rest of the world.Then
I must express joy for those still in work who are buying their first home, for
prices have rarely been better for buyers.Finally I would add that,
as an LDS believer, I accept the principle that prosperity, including temporal
prosperity, is linked with collective righteousness, but when societies become
corrupt, their riches prove slippery. That doesn't mean, however, that every
poor or struggling, man, woman or family, is unrighteous. Some of these may be
there to see how people will respond to their dilemmas.
The Tea Party Republicans want America to FAIL!They want Obama out
of office more than a succesful America.Sad when they put what's
good for Party Politics ahead of what's good for the entire nation.
You worry about the mixed signals business gets from DC, but you don't look at
the mixed signals the elderly, and near elderly are getting: will I have health
care when I need it or not? If the Tea Party gets its way the answer will be
no. What do you think?"
So you are saying that Washington plays an important role in the economy. Now
go and get your favorite GOP candidates to admit it. Right now they say
government should have no role, while at the same time telling us that if
elected they will turn around the economy. Confused, to say the least, right?