Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69427 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> The Federal Government's most important task is to keep this country safe. In the midst of the recent downturn, when tax revenues had collapsed, where would the Fed get the money to fight an attack against our country without the ability to spend borrowed dollars ?
When the economy nosedived during the Great Depression, and there was a trickle of tax dollars for 10 years, how would the Government have mobilized the equipment and the military to fight a two front war in Europe and South East Asia if they had been constrained by a balanced budget requirement ?
Oh that's easy (if one believes that pinheads in Washington could actually do it)- Congress enacts a law that is then signed by the President suspending the BB requirement to deal with such catasrophies if/when they occur with an expiration date to boot. At that time it is revisited to see if it is still required - or if conditions warrant it expiring.

A balanced budget is good - ask Bill Clinton

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69428 Feb 28, 2013
Wow. After $787 Billion spent on a stimulus and a myriad of more government spending....

U.S. economy grew 0.1% in fourth quarter

Keynesian economics really does the job!

http://www.marketwatch.com/story/us-economy-g...
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#69429 Feb 28, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>Who told you the sequester will cause the world to end?
I know many in my poor county that will lose their job, if it goes through(and most of them are Republicans). That will have a very large ripple effect in this poor county. At this point, I'm not sure just who else will get the axe.
Can someone please explain to me how a 2% cut in the expected 10% increase will cause this?

Specifics, please?
Truth Detector

Jamestown, TN

#69430 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> The Federal Government's most important task is to keep this country safe. In the midst of the recent downturn, when tax revenues had collapsed, where would the Fed get the money to fight an attack against our country without the ability to spend borrowed dollars ?
When the economy nosedived during the Great Depression, and there was a trickle of tax dollars for 10 years, how would the Government have mobilized the equipment and the military to fight a two front war in Europe and South East Asia if they had been constrained by a balanced budget requirement ?
Your beloved Keynes suggested deficit spending to stimulate things. But he was also against long term debt.

Our current debt is not long term. It's permanent. There is no way that it will ever be paid, even if the economy comes back roaring.

whatajoke

Johnson City, TN

#69431 Feb 28, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
You Ms Lady(Chuckels), are such an idiot I refuse to ever read anything else you post. Let the past go you damn old fool. In case you haven't notice Obama is responsible for the situation America is in today not Bush/Cheney. It's because of old fools like you that our economy is in ruins and our country is being over run by criminals from other nations as we become a socialist ran government. You are a shame to everyone who has ever served his or her country.
That's all...
Thats all bullshit! That's all...

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69432 Feb 28, 2013
Joe Biden is off for yet another anti second amendment propaganda at Western Connecticut State University. Here is a quick picture of what they think of the American flag as they prepare for Bidenís propaganda:

http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2013/02/27/...
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#69433 Feb 28, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
You Ms Lady(Chuckels), are such an idiot I refuse to ever read anything else you post. Let the past go you damn old fool. In case you haven't notice Obama is responsible for the situation America is in today not Bush/Cheney. It's because of old fools like you that our economy is in ruins and our country is being over run by criminals from other nations as we become a socialist ran government. You are a shame to everyone who has ever served his or her country.
That's all...
........and please don't read mine!
pam

Kodak, TN

#69434 Feb 28, 2013
hasn't 2010 already past us by?

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69435 Feb 28, 2013
American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge

A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.

The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girlís constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.

http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top...ca...
WILLARD

Dunlap, TN

#69436 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> There we get the second cut from the double edged sword of Federal budget cuts. Those jobs are the first cut, with the loss of dollars spent by those folks in the local economy. Then County Government has to figure out where they will find the dollars to replace those which flow to them from the Fed. They can't run deficits, so there will have to be tax increases and we trade dollars garnered by progressive income taxes for those from regressive land and sales taxes. This hurts Main Street as well...Ditto for State Government...Every cut has ripples, and with enough cuts ripples, become waves.
It seems to me that many ascribe to the idea of "selective ripples"! Often, those in the "Rape the tax-payer" camp refuse to consider cumulative "ripples" on the expenditure side, saving all criticism for reform proposals, cuts, or any apprehension of an obviously out-of-control entitlement model. I just don't remember hearing these consternations, or warnings of "ripples turning into waves" from democrats as it relates to run-a-way spending....sixteen Billion worth!

Notwithstanding the sequester debacle, the federal government will still spend more this year..than last!

While no-one delights in the prospect of personal job loss, the world of labor and commerce could never survive without the dynamic. You must've terminated an unnecessary, unaffordable or non-essential employee in your past..I certainly have! The entities I served would never have survived without these mechanisms of survival..no business ever could!

I believe the federal government should act upon its critical duty in similar fashion, starting with a budget! This won't happen for at least three and a half more years, and may not...then!

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#69437 Feb 28, 2013
Dunlapian wrote:
<quoted text>........and please don't read mine!
Gladly prissy pants. It's nonsense as well.
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#69438 Feb 28, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
You Ms Lady(Chuckels), are such an idiot I refuse to ever read anything else you post. Let the past go you damn old fool. That's all...
Promises....promises....Chuckl es !!
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#69439 Feb 28, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
You are a shame to everyone who has ever served his or her country.
That's all...
I don't think you have any standing regarding those who "served his or her country" based on the nasty and uncalled for attack you perpetrated on a Veteran of the Vietnam War on this thread. I would be ashamed....naturally you are too self-centered to realize that.

That"s all....
Overtaxed

Thorn Hill, TN

#69440 Feb 28, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
<quoted text>
Oh that's easy (if one believes that pinheads in Washington could actually do it)-
Thanks for making my point "Nuh" ! With that comment...I rest my case !

I really hope that you (and "Willard") are right and I am wrong...and only time will tell.

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#69441 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text>I don't think you have any standing regarding those who "served his or her country" based on the nasty and uncalled for attack you perpetrated on a Veteran of the Vietnam War on this thread. I would be ashamed....naturally you are too self-centered to realize that.

That"s all....
If I'm so shameful I am flattered you would use my wording. I guess that just goes to prove that jealousy runs deep.

That's all...

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69443 Feb 28, 2013
Standard Operating Procedure for The Obama Bunch

Bob Woodward isn't the only person who's received threats for airing the Obama administration's dirty laundry. It seems anyone is a potential target of the White House these days - even former senior members of the Clinton administration.

A day after Woodward's claim that a senior White House official had told him he would "regret" writing a column criticizing President Obama's stance on the sequester, Lanny Davis, a longtime close advisor to President Bill Clinton, told WMAL's Mornings on the Mall Thursday he had received similar threats for newspaper columns he had written about Obama in the Washington Times.

http://www.wmal.com/common/page.php...
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#69444 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> I don't think you have any standing regarding those who "served his or her country" based on the nasty and uncalled for attack you perpetrated on a Veteran of the Vietnam War on this thread. I would be ashamed....naturally you are too self-centered to realize that.
That"s all....
Forgive him, for he knows not what he does!

Since: Feb 13

Guild

#69445 Feb 28, 2013
Overtaxed wrote:
<quoted text> Thanks for making my point "Nuh" ! With that comment...I rest my case !
I really hope that you (and "Willard") are right and I am wrong...and only time will tell.
The clearer point to be made is that the President and Congress have shirked their responsibilities under our Constitution. Heck, we were talking about balancing the budget...to do that - we have to actually HAVE a budget.

The United States has not passed a budget (which is required by the U.S. Constitution) for Obama's entire presidency. Harry Reid and the Dems in the Senate just will not pass one...and each Budget Obama has proposed has been shot down - by his own party.
Dunlapian

Dunlap, TN

#69446 Feb 28, 2013
Really Sassy wrote:
<quoted text>
If I'm so shameful I am flattered you would use my wording. I guess that just goes to prove that jealousy runs deep.
That's all...
Hold on.......in post #69426 you replied to OT and I quote;
"I refuse to ever read anything else you post".

Since: Feb 13

Location hidden

#69449 Feb 28, 2013
Nuh_ wrote:
American Student Punished for Refusing to Recite Mexican Pledge
A Texas high school student has filed a federal lawsuit against her school and her teachers after she was punished for refusing to salute and recite the Mexican pledge of allegiance.
The Thomas More Law Center filed the suit on behalf of Brenda Brinsdon alleging the McAllen Independent School District violated the 15-year-old girlís constitutional rights when she was forced to recite the Mexican pledge and sing the Mexican national anthem.
http://radio.foxnews.com/toddstarnes/top...ca...
I don't know if this Story is accurate or complete. I have heard about it, but not the details...and your Link is Fox News, so...everybody knows what I think of Fox News.

But...if this is actually what happened, in the way it happened, I would have drawn the Line right then and there, regardless of my age, had I been in that American Student's place. I simply would not have done it, PERIOD! So, IF this is true, I highly support this American Student's "defiance" and this Lawsuit!
If there were Mexican Nationals in that Classroom , or School, who wanted the recite the Mexican Pledge of Allegiance and sing the Mexican National Anthem, I wouldn't have tried to stop them even if I didn't like it, but there is not way they could have forced me to do so.
And trust me, I was just as stubborn in my childhood, if I thought I was right , as I am now...so, I'm speaking in the Mindset of a Student, not an Older Adult.
So, good for her/him for having more patriotism and courage to stand up for her/his Beliefs than the Adults did. Some Adults need to learn from those they are in charge of teaching.

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