'Fox News Sunday' to Host Kentucky Senate Debate

Oct 1, 2010 | Posted by: Top Mod2 | Full story: thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com

"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).

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Your statement is an egregious error!
(Such broad-sweeping generalizations usually are).
The LMS continues to ignore a real statistic of the recent elections; in key "Battle ground" states, a majority of counties did not vote for the Obama/Biden ticket. Nevada is one of many:
See for yourself-http://www.realclearp olitics.com/elections/
How is it that some of these counties reported less than 2% of the majority voting for candidate B when the national average was as close as 49% to 51% split? Statistical analysis and laws of "probability" are undeniable. FRAUD on a massive scale perpetrated in Democratic counties, aided and abetted in these few "Battle Ground" states.
http://www.silverstateelection .com/Just go to any states board of elections website and see the vote county by county...in Nevada the state you reference,it's true Romney won most counties state wide unfortunately for him the majority of the population reside in two counties both went for Obama,giving him Nevada's popular vote.The same in Ohio,or in other battleground state!

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Why do black Americans refer to themselves as "African Americans" when the majority have never even been to Africa?
Now you don't want people to celebrate their heritage?
So you have a problem with Italian Americans or Irish Americans or Asian Americans,the list go on and on and you set your focus on one group in particular! SAD!!!!!!
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<quoted text> http://www.silverstateelection.com/Just go to any states board of elections website and see the vote county by county...in Nevada the state you reference,it's true Romney won most counties state wide unfortunately for him the majority of the population reside in two counties both went for Obama,giving him Nevada's popular vote.The same in Ohio,or in other battleground state!
Thanks for the help.

Democrats "targeted the battleground states" the counties with largest minority populations were the TARGETS! Even in a an overwhelmingly "minority" population there was still a minority as well as "other" races/ethnicity's with an opposing vote.

In the real world ANYTHING above 80% is not believable!
Look at the voting District of Sheila Jackson Lee of Texas:
http://jacksonlee.house.gov/district/interact...
You really should understand laws of probability before you attempt to dispute real data,(From a Poly/Sci guy).
Her district is one representative of a "Carved Out District" as many minorities are.
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I just heard that unemployment is on the rise again. 23 million Americans are STILL underemployed or unemployed yet the democrats brag about all the jobs they have created month after month. Where are these jobs they brag about? Do they actually have employees? Shouldn't the unemployed and underemployed numbers go down as they partake in all these newly created jobs created just for them by the democrats?
Better yet, answer this...when did you people lose your spines, your spirit, your intelligence? Every American family, young and old, married and unmarried, rich and poor and middle class...lost nearly 40% of their wealth within Obama's first 4 years. Obama blames Bush because you allow our manchild president to get away with all the excuses he can come up with. You don't question him you only repeat what he tells you to say and believe. When did you decide to lay down? When did you come to the conclusion that believing his every word would be better for your family than actually growing a pair...of brain cells? Yet you mental giants signed him up for 4 more years. Can you afford to give him another 40% of your family's wealth? Can you afford to allow Obama and the real First Lady (Nancy Pelosi) to force your family to live by the law of a contract they never bothered to read on your behalf before they bound you to that contract?
What the hell is wrong with you idiots? You put politicians and their path to riches before your own children and their future? What happened to you? How could you allow yourself to become so dumb, so weak and so blind to the facts that makes such a difference in your family's outcome?
You're sick. Sick in the head. American adults have become little kids that are so willing to be seen as victims and as people who can't take care of themselves and have been convinced that they aren't responsible for their children.
What's in that powerful Obama kool-aid that you people lap up like thirsty little puppies?
Completely and utterly disgusting.
Greatest POST on here!
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Fast and Furious was started with Bush/Cheney.
Obama terminated that program.
OMG!! FOX NEWS COULD NOT HURT YOU ONE BIT!!! Get the tin foil off your head and let some real truth get threw too your brain.
I would be ashamed to be dumb as some of you people. Does being dumb keep you happy and oblivious to whats going on with this administration. Your ASS is in danger, don't you get that???????? I know, being so frigging dumb is keeping you from realizing that fact. Just the way Obama likes you FAT and DUMB!
Keeping you on welfare to keep your mouth full and shut so you can't talk back.
Well friend, that old boy has got some surprises for you later on, and you'r not going to like it. You'r going to deserve everything you get.
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No other future Supreme Court or any court is allowed to use Bush v Gore as precedent. Bush is truly an illegitimate President. http://tinyurl.com/2ps3e3
George W. Bush's January 20, 2001 inauguration was unconstitutional. This isn't because Bush lost the popular vote. Nor is it because he lost Florida and thus the electoral vote. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Florida recount lawsuit, Bush v. Gore, violated the U.S. Constitution. It's a states' rights issue. Elections fall under state law; the highest court that may resolve a legal challenge about an election is a state supreme court. The U.S. Supreme Court--a federal body--didn't have jurisdiction in the case.
http://yalelawjournal.org/2006/11/07/flanders...

Has Bush v. Gore Become the Case That Must Not Be Named?
August 15, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/qbx2s
At a law school Supreme Court conference that I attended last fall, there was a panel on “The Rehnquist Court.” No one mentioned Bush v. Gore, the most historic case of William Rehnquist’s time as chief justice, and during the Q. and A. no one asked about it. When I asked a prominent law professor about this strange omission, he told me he had been invited to participate in another Rehnquist retrospective, and was told in advance that Bush v. Gore would not be discussed.
The ruling that stopped the Florida recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush is disappearing down the legal world’s version of the memory hole, the slot where, in George Orwell’s “1984,” government workers disposed of politically inconvenient records. The Supreme Court has not cited it once since it was decided, and when Justice Antonin Scalia, who loves to hold forth on court precedents, was asked about it at a forum earlier this year, he snapped,“Come on, get over it.”
There is a legal argument for pushing Bush v. Gore aside. The majority opinion announced that the ruling was “limited to the present circumstances” and could not be cited as precedent. But many legal scholars insisted at the time that this assertion was itself dictum — the part of a legal opinion that is nonbinding — and illegitimate, because under the doctrine of stare decisis, courts cannot make rulings whose reasoning applies only to a single case.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/opinion/15t...

Former Surgeon General Says Politics Took Priority /
Bush More Corrupt Than Nixon: July 12, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2uyndl
Richard H. Carmona told a House hearing Tuesday that he believed his task as surgeon general from 2002 to 2006 was to improve "health literacy" using the best medical and scientific data he could collect. But top Bush administration officials, Carmona testified, had other ideas. The following are excerpts from testimony by Carmona -- a former Army Special Forces medic, hospital chief executive and university professor -- before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform:
"The vetting was done by political appointees who were specifically there to be able to spin, if you will, my words in such a way that would be preferable to a political or an ideologically preconceived notion that had nothing to do with science....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
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OMG!! FOX NEWS COULD NOT HURT YOU ONE BIT!!! Get the tin foil off your head and let some real truth get threw too your brain.
I would be ashamed to be dumb as some of you people. Does being dumb keep you happy and oblivious to whats going on with this administration. Your ASS is in danger, don't you get that???????? I You'r going to deserve everything you get.
There are still millions and millions of Fox News viewers who still believe the Clinton's murdered Vince Foster, Iraq had WMD, and Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya.

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Paul Pillar served for 30 years as an analyst at the CIA, finishing his career as the national intelligence officer for the Near East and South Asia.

Question: At least the way the story is told by [journalist] Bob Woodward, is that even then the president is asking Rumsfeld to begin war plans.[Counterterrorism expert] Richard Clarke reports that [there is] lots of conversation about "Let's get ready." That's the fall [of 2001]. You're the Middle East guy for the Central Intelligence Agency, and you're not receiving any formal requests, any requests for information, any intelligence requests?...

Pillar
I did not receive any requests from a policy-maker on Iraq until about a year into the war. Now, this is to be distinguished from our military, which was doing a lot of the planning work and making many, many requests, usually at other levels, but some of my colleagues in the National Intelligence Council were involved in supporting the military planning. But no, I did not.

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A year into the war meaning when?
Pillar
Meaning close to mid-2004.... Remember, things like the infamous National Intelligence Estimate [NIE] on weapons of mass destruction, which was published in the fall of 2002, that was not requested by the administration; that was requested by Congress.

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Wait a minute. The Bush administration, the vice president, president, did not ever ask the Central Intelligence Agency for an intelligence assessment?
Pillar
I want to be precise. From my seat on the National Intelligence Council,... not just the CIA but the entire intelligence community,... no, I did not receive any request on Iraq.... There were other requests being made, from DIA to CIA, particularly by the military as they faced their very awesome job of planning.

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But not the vice president?
Pillar
No, sir.

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Not the president? Not the national security adviser?
Pillar
The course had already been set.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/darks...
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Warnings on WMD 'Fabricator' Were Ignored, Ex-CIA Aide Says
http://tinyurl.com/pfzpu June 25, 2006
In late January 2003, as Secretary of State Colin Powell prepared to argue the Bush administration's case against Iraq at the United Nations, veteran CIA officer Tyler Drumheller sat down with a classified draft of Powell's speech to look for errors. He found a whopper: a claim about mobile biological labs built by Iraq for germ warfare.

Drumheller instantly recognized the source, an Iraqi defector suspected of being mentally unstable and a liar. The CIA officer took his pen, he recounted in an interview, and crossed out the whole paragraph.

A few days later, the lines were back in the speech. Powell stood before the U.N. Security Council on Feb. 5 and said: "We have first-hand descriptio

ns of biological weapons factories on wheels and on rails."
The sentence took Drumheller completely by surprise.
"We thought we had taken care of the problem," said the man who was the CIA's European operations chief before retiring last year, "but I turn on the television and there it was, again."
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
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<quoted text>Now you don't want people to celebrate their heritage?
So you have a problem with Italian Americans or Irish Americans or Asian Americans,the list go on and on and you set your focus on one group in particular! SAD!!!!!!
'tofy' you NEED to OPEN your EYES!
WE, as in ALL colors, nationalities, heritages, etc...
are AMERICANS.

Citizens of The United States of America! <3

Being THAT makes US all EQUAL!

No MATTER whether we are

Asian -yellow
African - Black
Caucasian - White
Japanese - Slant eye
Italian - Dago

Irish - Black
Irish - White
Irish - Purple

Scottish - Black
Scottish - Purple

Democrat - Black
Democrat - White

Republican - Black
Republican - White

Even COMMUNIST colors!

IF we are "American Citizens" ... WE are EQUAL

Own it!
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WE have a "Constitutional Republic" ...
Communism does NOT work well with a Constitutional Republic!!!!!!

That IS what is SPREADING across our Country!
Whether you can SEE it or NOT!

It's NOT going to "win" without a FIGHT!
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OMG!! FOX NEWS COULD NOT HURT YOU ONE BIT!!! Get the tin foil off your head and let some real truth get threw too your brain.
I would be ashamed to be dumb as some of you people. Does being dumb keep you happy and oblivious to whats going on with this administration. Your ASS is in danger, don't you get that???????? I know, being so frigging dumb is keeping you from realizing that fact. Just the way Obama likes you FAT and DUMB!
Keeping you on welfare to keep your mouth full and shut so you can't talk back.
Well friend, that old boy has got some surprises for you later on, and you'r not going to like it. You'r going to deserve everything you get.
What Indy Media Heroes Can Teach Us
by Jeff Cohen / November 14, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/6fm73u
Independent media outlets that contributed so mightily to the stunning election result are about to be tested as to their “independence.” With Democrats in control, will these outlets be guided by principle or just partisanship? Will they speak truth to power and expose corruption and injustice over the long haul – no matter who’s in charge?
U.S. history offers role models. In this era when indy journalists reach mass audiences via blogs, viral video and podcasts, there is much to learn from the originators of dissident journalism. From the start of the Republic, bold entrepreneurs (often sole proprietors like many of today’s bloggers) stood up to censorship, jail and violence to sustain independent outlets that transformed our country.
Our Republic’s founding owes much to revolutionary pamphleteers like Tom Paine, who agitated against the King in Common Sense, a pamphlet that sold 150,000 copies when the colonial population was only 2.5 million people.
Study any cause that has improved our country since and you’ll find stubbornly independent journalists who challenged injustice in the face of ridicule and scorn from the mainstream media of their day. These journalistic heroes are chronicled in Rodger Streitmatter’s inspiring book, Voices of Revolution: The Dissident Press in America.
http://www.commondreams.org/view/2008/11/14-0
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Hypocrisy is rampant upon the left, isn't it?
so is political corruption, drug abuse, treason, homosexuality, pedofilia, marxism, communism, infantcide, economic instability, etc, etc

mindstyle = lifestyle
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No other future Supreme Court or any court is allowed to use Bush v Gore as precedent. Bush is truly an illegitimate President. http://tinyurl.com/2ps3e3
George W. Bush's January 20, 2001 inauguration was unconstitutional. This isn't because Bush lost the popular vote. Nor is it because he lost Florida and thus the electoral vote. The U.S. Supreme Court's decision to hear the Florida recount lawsuit, Bush v. Gore, violated the U.S. Constitution. It's a states' rights issue. Elections fall under state law; the highest court that may resolve a legal challenge about an election is a state supreme court. The U.S. Supreme Court--a federal body--didn't have jurisdiction in the case.
http://yalelawjournal.org/2006/11/07/flanders...
Has Bush v. Gore Become the Case That Must Not Be Named?
August 15, 2006 / http://tinyurl.com/qbx2s
At a law school Supreme Court conference that I attended last fall, there was a panel on “The Rehnquist Court.” No one mentioned Bush v. Gore, the most historic case of William Rehnquist’s time as chief justice, and during the Q. and A. no one asked about it. When I asked a prominent law professor about this strange omission, he told me he had been invited to participate in another Rehnquist retrospective, and was told in advance that Bush v. Gore would not be discussed.
The ruling that stopped the Florida recount and handed the presidency to George W. Bush is disappearing down the legal world’s version of the memory hole, the slot where, in George Orwell’s “1984,” government workers disposed of politically inconvenient records. The Supreme Court has not cited it once since it was decided, and when Justice Antonin Scalia, who loves to hold forth on court precedents, was asked about it at a forum earlier this year, he snapped,“Come on, get over it.”
There is a legal argument for pushing Bush v. Gore aside. The majority opinion announced that the ruling was “limited to the present circumstances” and could not be cited as precedent. But many legal scholars insisted at the time that this assertion was itself dictum — the part of a legal opinion that is nonbinding — and illegitimate, because under the doctrine of stare decisis, courts cannot make rulings whose reasoning applies only to a single case.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/15/opinion/15t...
Former Surgeon General Says Politics Took Priority /
Bush More Corrupt Than Nixon: July 12, 2007 http://tinyurl.com/2uyndl
Richard H. Carmona told a House hearing Tuesday that he believed his task as surgeon general from 2002 to 2006 was to improve "health literacy" using the best medical and scientific data he could collect. But top Bush administration officials, Carmona testified, had other ideas. The following are excerpts from testimony by Carmona -- a former Army Special Forces medic, hospital chief executive and university professor -- before the House Committee on Government Oversight and Reform:
"The vetting was done by political appointees who were specifically there to be able to spin, if you will, my words in such a way that would be preferable to a political or an ideologically preconceived notion that had nothing to do with science....
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/...
interesting spin on the supreme court ruling that florida law was upheld, wow, what will you libotard traitors to the constitution do next? BAAAAAAAAA
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interesting spin on the supreme court ruling that florida law was upheld, wow, what will you libotard traitors to the constitution do next? BAAAAAAAAA
Everything I post is factual and nobody can disprove me, including Propagandist Limbaugh, Fox News Liars and certainly not YOU.

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Democracy Counts / Al Gore Won Florida
The Media Consortium Florida Ballot Project
Dan Keating / The Washington Post
http://www.aei.org/files/2004/06/21/20040526_...
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interesting spin on the supreme court ruling that florida law was upheld, wow, what will you libotard traitors to the constitution do next? BAAAAAAAAA
Power Surge / The Constitutional Record of George W. Bush
http://cato.org/pubs/wtpapers/powersurge_heal...
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Everything I post is factual and nobody can disprove me, including Propagandist Limbaugh, Fox News Liars and certainly not YOU.
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Democracy Counts / Al Gore Won Florida
The Media Consortium Florida Ballot Project
Dan Keating / The Washington Post
http://www.aei.org/files/2004/06/21/20040526_...
wanna bet libboy? everything you post is innuendo and mslsd propaganda, BAAAAAAAAA, if the 2000 election resulted in unconstitutional outcomes, where are the legal briefs, court challenges, and certaintly the left wing anti-American libotard uprisings? BAAAAAAAA again for posting liberal propaganda, instead of shame on you, its BAAAAAAAA on you,
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The Constitution: Checking a Would-Be King Dumbya Bush
By Ray McGovern CIA Retired
http://tinyurl.com/mqa8h
http://www.antiwar.com/mcgovern/...

Bush's Weapon of Mass Deception By Larry C. Johnson CIA Retired
http://tinyurl.com/o62d6
http://www.truthout.org/docs_2006/081806B.sht...
http://noquarter.typepad.com/my_weblog/2006/0...
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<quoted text>McCarthy lives again. You Repubs are so funny. Sore losers, but funny.
The DNC is nothing but a front for the American Conummist Party.
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wanna bet libboy? everything you post is innuendo and mslsd propaganda, BAAAAAAAAA, if the 2000 election resulted in unconstitutional outcomes, where are the legal briefs, court challenges, and certaintly the left wing anti-American libotard uprisings? BAAAAAAAA again for posting liberal propaganda, instead of shame on you, its BAAAAAAAA on you,
I believe 4 Star Generals, CIA, FBI, etc. etc. all against Bush/Cheney.

You believe Fox News Liars, Limbaugh Lies, Beck Lies, etc. et cetera.

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The Night of the Generals
April 2007 / http://tinyurl.com/yllqfpr
The six retired generals who stepped forward last spring to publicly attack Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld's handling of the Iraq war had to overcome a culture of reticence based on civilian control of the military. But while each man acted separately, all shared one experience: a growing outrage over the administration's incompetence, leading some of the nation's finest soldiers to risk their reputations and cross a time-honored line.

Lieutenant General Greg Newbold, former director of operations on the Joint Chiefs of Staff; retired from the Marines with three stars in 2002.

Major General Paul Eaton, West Point graduate; oversaw the creation of the new Iraqi Army until 2004. Retired with two stars in 2006

Major General John Batiste, former commander of the First Infantry Division; retired with two stars in November 2005.

Major General John Riggs, Vietnam veteran; headed army's Objective Force Task Force. Retired in April 2004 after losing one of his three stars

Major General Charles Swannack Jr., West Point graduate; commanded the 82nd Airborne in Iraq until 2004, making 153 jumps himself. Retired with two stars in 2004.

Lieutenant General Paul Van Riper, Vietnam veteran; retired as a Marine three-star in 1997. Served as a consultant to Rumsfeld's Pentagon
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<quoted text>The DNC is nothing but a front for the American Conummist Party.
An Incomplete Investigation
Why did the 9/11 Commission ignore "Able Danger"?
November 17, 2005 / by FBI Director LOUIS FREEH / http://tinyurl.com/78xy9
Yet this is also a good time for the country to make some assessments of the 9/11 Commission itself. Recent revelations from the military intelligence operation code-named "Able Danger" have cast light on a missed opportunity that could have potentially prevented 9/11. Specifically, Able Danger concluded in February 2000 that military experts had identified Mohamed Atta by name (and maybe photograph) as an al Qaeda agent operating in the U.S. Subsequently, military officers assigned to Able Danger were prevented from sharing this critical information with FBI agents, even though appointments had been made to do so. Why?
There are other questions that need answers. Was Able Danger intelligence provided to the 9/11 Commission prior to the finalization of its report, and, if so, why was it not explored? In sum, what did the 9/11 commissioners and their staff know about Able Danger and when did they know it?
The Able Danger intelligence, if confirmed, is undoubtedly the most relevant fact of the entire post-9/11 inquiry. Even the most junior investigator would immediately know that the name and photo ID of Atta in 2000 is precisely the kind of tactical intelligence the FBI has many times employed to prevent attacks and arrest terrorists. Yet the 9/11 Commission inexplicably concluded that it "was not historically significant." This astounding conclusion--in combination with the failure to investigate Able Danger and incorporate it into its findings--raises serious challenges to the commission's credibility and, if the facts prove out, might just render the commission historically insignificant itself. http://www.opinionjournal.com/extra/...
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How the CIA Created a Ruling, Corporate Overclass in America
1/18/2008 / http://tinyurl.com/c7ex8ce
The Bush administration will be forever associated with a "ruling overclass" --oligarchs who were the sole beneficiaries of Ronald Reagan's infamous tax cut of 1982 and, later, several equally inequitable tax cuts during the Bush regime. It is no coincidence that the oligarchs likewise benefited in various ways from Bush's military adventures in the Middle East. GOP tax cuts are typically called "trickle down" theory. Reagan's Budget Director David Stockman called the theory that justifies them a "trojan horse".
Since Ronald Reagan's infamous tax cut of 1982, "conservatives" myopically cite a mythical "Reagan Recovery" as proof of "Reaganomics", otherwise called supply-side economics. The right wing argument is simplistic and fallacious. It must be pointed out that following the tax cut, the nation plunged into recession, the worst since Herbert Hoover's Great Depression of 1929. Nevertheless, conservatives will persist in citing a three percent growth rate following two years of severe recession as proof that "wealth trickles down". This assertion fails to address key questions.
Who benefited from the recovery?
At some 3 percent how long did it take for the nation to regain lost ground?
Did Reagan's tax cuts bring about more growth than would have normally occurred?
http://www.opednews.com/articles/opedne_len_h...
Electronic Frontier Foundation
https://www.eff.org/
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Crisis inspires rethinking of 'Reaganomics'
October 19, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/6kopdb
Big government is staging a comeback.
When Ronald Reagan entered the White House in 1981, he famously declared, "Government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem." Since then, conservative small-government ideas built on a foundation of deregulation and low taxes have dominated the debate over what role Washington should play in the economy.
Now the tide is turning, political experts on the right and left say. A combination of circumstances, including the resurgence of the Democratic Party and fallout from the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression, is giving impetus to wholesale expansion of government economic intervention.
"We've gone through a period of three decades when the default assumptions were conservative assumptions," said William Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C., and a policy adviser in the Clinton administration. "That framework has probably been torpedoed by events."
If Barack Obama is elected president and Democrats strengthen their grip on Congress, the period could be transformative. Democrats would enact a series of programs that they believe would boost economic growth and improve middle-class living standards.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
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