Democrat.Republican.They're ALL in on the scam.Unfortunately one particular group has been very, very active keeping We The
People busy with the divide-and-conquer game (liberals v conservatives)And these people tune in every day for 3 hours per day to hear their guru spew
more divisive BS.
It's almost is this neocon administration wants the U.S. to turn into a 3rd
World country.And of course, when that happens, the rich REALLY have
the buying power!
@ 2:30,The Democrats in Congress are the majority party. Congress
controls the Nations purse. Congress controls all expenditures, including
military spending. Three items in the budget each get 20% of the
total dollars spent by Congress. Defense = 20%. Medicare/Medicaid = 20%.
Social Security = 20%.In other words, social programs, even those
deemed necessary by most Americans, consumed twice as many dollars as defense.
In your household budget, would you first look at your largest budget items or
your smallest budget items when trying to equalize income and outgo?You're blaming the military. Congress is blaming the President. Those who
can read place the blame squarely on the shoulders of their Representatives in
Congress. Those men and women are shirking their oath of office and their word
of honor.Wouldn't it be nice to effectually say, "Let them eat
cake", as you left on a five-week vacation - while America suffered because of
the democrats in congress are definately not responsible for the huge national
debt that has caused the dollar to be only 35% to 40% what is was. this is the
real cause of the hike in oil costs. If we don't stop blowing 20 to 30 billion
dollars a month in Iraq our dollar will not buy anything.
Well said Divided we fail (fall).
We are all victims of an internally-created civil war of ideology. Clever way to
divert one's attention - isn't it?America wake up!You've been duped into the oldest political ploy in the book - The
Divide-and-Conquer game.You have to ask yourself who benefits MOST
from this conservative v liberal incessant sniping?It certainly isn't John
The world is a very complex place and all things are connected, we only have to
learn how to connect the dots. The problems of today took root long ago. To
say that whatever happens at the momment has its cause in that moment is
disingenuous.This does not mean that current decisions do not have
current implications. The debt crisis is an excellent example of an
almost-immediate effect of poor policy. Similarly, many of the issues
confronting America today are the result of the lack of leadership, wisdom, and
attention by the current administration.However, there are other
issues that can be traced back to previous administrations. An issue of great
importance is energy. It would be helpful to know exactly what when on in the
Cheney energy meeting which has been kept so secret. When information is not
available, then there is only speculation and misinformation.Partisan squabbling and fighting amonst ourselves never results in anything
constructive unless the idea is to divert attention which some group
consolidates power or gets richer. Blaming Congress is only half right since
the other half resides with the executive branch of government. Politics, if
correctly implimented, is the realm of compromise.
Despite the article it did bring up something I hadnt thought about. The
current problems in the US are a godsend for Obama and MCain.
re Mike RichardsYour analogy falls short, because you fail to
address the responsibility borne by the "chief of police."It is so
funny to me how conservatives, who hail George Bush as a great leader, a moral
man, and an example to all, have now made him a helpless pawn to the
all-powerful Congress.Which is it? Great leader, or helpess, hapless
pawn?Oh yeah, but they will be the FIRST to say that anything good
that happens is due to Bush's "leadership."Sorry, you can't have it
I think it's sweet when people think that Congress actually has the ability to
affect any real change.I think it's equally sweet when people retain
in their minds nebulous "bad guys" to which blame may be ascribed for all the
world's problems. George Bush or Nacy Pelosi, pick your favorite nefarious
spector and come up with an argument for why it's all his or her fault. Welcome
to mind of the modern American voter, who is, in the interest of academic
honesty, my preferred nefarious spector.
Because the new policeman doesn't have GWB threating to veto anything that the
current Congress passes. Let's see: 12 years of
Republican-controlled congress. 7 years of the GWB. 17 months of a
slim democrat-majority and a republican president. Mr. Green,
explain to me again how it's the fault of the democrats?
Sure your oil price went up, but you haven't seen a terrorist attack on US soil
under this Democratic Congress. Who let the last terrorists in? Oh yeah, the
You're right. Without those darn democrats, Bush would surely have secured
health care for every american, peace and prosperity for every american, and his
"compasssionate conservatism" would have provided all of us with everything
we'll ever need.
The point of the "red scare" letter is that when ideological wars are created
(Islamofascism v the world is the latest one) it always ends in a waste of lives
and money.Commie Vietnam is now trading partners with Capitalist
America and all is fine between them. So why did our troops die in Vietnam?But don't expect anybody to tell the soldiers they died for economic
reasons. You'll NEVER get them to take that hill.
A new policeman is assigned to patrol the "beat" that an old policeman walked
for twenty years. Suddenly crime doubles. The friends of the new policeman
point fingers at the old policeman and blame him for the rise in crime. They
ignore the fact that the new policeman was hired to handle that beat. When he
took the job, that beat became his responsibility. He accepted the beat knowing
that there might be on-going issues left over from the previous policeman, but
he gave his word of honor that he would accept things as they were and do his
job.Why is Congress any different than the policeman? Why do they
think that they can blame previous Congresses? Those Congressmen knew what they
were getting into. They knew the issues. They knew the responsibilities. Why do we citizens excuse our Representatives? Why do we let them fail
us? Why do we listen to their excuses? It's their turn to be on duty. Hold
their feet to the fire until they do their duty - acceptably.
One Thing,"Nothing. That's right. The democrats haven't done one
thing to solve the problems. How much has gas gone up in the last 17 months?"Don't we all wish it were that easy. If only the Congressional Democrats
could pass legislation dealing with the problem without obstructionist
Republicans impeding, interfering and in general obstructing at every
opportunity. Why the hell do you think we are even talking about a compromise
bill?Answer: The Republican Oil Hacks are blackmailing the Democrats
and their leader George W. Bush is helping them but let's not forget to place
blame with those voted for them. Our sons and our daughters are
dying in Iraq while their damn Representatives, Senators and President are in
the pockets of the U.S. oil industry who are trying to COERCE US INTO GRANTING
THEM DOMESTIC OIL LEASES so they can DRILL and EXPORT IT for $4.00+ a gallon and
then force us to pay the same. We will have energy independence and
its pathetic that Republicans are holding America hostage. If you want to play
this game I say bring it on. My family is tired of your damn war and the price
of gas.It's war now!
Good one. If prices go up it the democrats fault, but if they go down the
president gets the credit. Well thought out.
It's incredible how many people seem to think that all of this country's
problems seemed to miraculously appear as soon as the Democrats took the
"majority" in Congress.I find it especially funny that these same
people have ranted and raved for 8 years about how people who disagree with Bush
are just Bush-haters who hate him because he's a Republican, but then switch
sides when their Congress does.Thanks for the smile this morning,
Nothing. That's right. The democrats haven't done one thing to solve the
problems. How much has gas gone up in the last 17 months?
. . . like you're also describing the Republicans. Neither has clean hands in
Jim Green,"It is ironic that they are the ones who created the
mess."Apparently you think the Democrats in Congress have created
the mess in the last 17 months even though the Bush Administration and
Republican controlled Congress for 12 years prior to that and the White House
for the last 8 years. "And they are the only ones who can get us out
of it. Yet everyone assumes somehow the new president will be able to solve our
problems. To make the country suffer longer just to ensure retention of their
political control is unconscionable."What's unconscionable is that
you and other talking heads feel free to insult ordinary Americans who are
serving in Congress and think everyone will condone your disgusting and
repugnant behavior. I guess you love to attack people just because
they hold public office but don't want the people to talk about how you as a
voter created this mess. If you think you are so damn intelligent then shut the
hell up and run for Congress but don't expect to get my vote because you make it
clear you are one of the dumbest people who have ever lived.
See the red scare letter in this issue. I'm looking under my bed from now on!
The Democrats have been controlling cogress for about 17 months now. Prior to
that the Republicans were in control for twelve years. Please list one thing
the Democrats did during those 17 months that created any of the listed