Analysis: Is government's role to fix economy?

Sep 12, 2011 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Athens Banner-Herald

The economy needs to be fixed. On this, Democrats and Republicans agree. They part ways over how to do it and, specifically, what role the federal government should play.

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Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#1 Sep 12, 2011
Yes, it is.
Corporations, allowed to run wild, skirting laws and regulators is what brought us to where we are now.
They can't be trusted.

Since: Aug 10

Atlanta, GA

#2 Sep 12, 2011
Unless the government is going to back and encourage a national project, then no it should stay out of the economy.

If Wall Street falls apart, oh, well. If BOA needs a loan, no way. If businesses can't sustain themselves, it's not the taxpayers duty to bail them out.

I'm getting tired of the government paying so much attention to "business" and no attention to everyone else. Businesses and corporations are a huge reason this country is in the mess it's in. Between their war profiteering, welfare projects and keeping a stranglehold on jobs, they have brought America to its knees and refuse to let up until THEY get their way.
Researcher

Copperas Cove, TX

#4 Sep 12, 2011
Everybody please note how long it took "conservative" Rick Perry to go begging for federal help and federal funding after the Texas wildfires.

Perry is as bad a hypocrite as Sarah Palin, and I never thought I would see another one as bad as Palin.

But Perry is. Maybe worse, as he is not quite as dumb as Palin, which makes him more dangerous.

Wish we could be spared the phony "debates" and just go directly to an election with the Romney/Perry ticket we all know will be the final result of the billions to be spent on advertising during the next year.

Tea partiers and other wing nuts scream about wanting smaller govt. and wanting government out of our business.

Then they DEMAND that The President DO SOMETHING!

If it weren't tragic, it would be funny.

It doesn't matter a whit what The President says or does. The wing nuts, of both parties, will continue to rave on about that black guy in the White House.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#5 Sep 12, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
Yes, it is.
Corporations, allowed to run wild, skirting laws and regulators is what brought us to where we are now.
They can't be trusted.
No it is not.

We are to have a free market. Companies can succeed or fail on their own merits. If they succeed, well, congrats. If they fail, then someone else will step up within the market and replace the guy that got too big and failed.

Government is only there to protect the people from these run away corporations and protect their rights outlined in the constitution. The market will fix itself.

Banks that get to big and fail, well.........So sorry for your luck.

The problem we have is that Wall Street has taken over Washington. The bankers profit by lobbying and using campaign contributions to "elected" officials. The representatives get bought.

We live in a fascist state. The merger of corporations and government.
Otis B Driftwood Jr

Stamford, CT

#6 Sep 12, 2011
US Government: FUBAR

Since: Aug 11

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#7 Sep 12, 2011
Yes, and they need to fix it after bush destroyed it.
Banshee

United States

#8 Sep 12, 2011
Government's role is to establish departments, committees, give foreign aid, send soldiers into war and spend, spend, spend.
Evilmonger

Evansville, IN

#9 Sep 12, 2011
Government cannot fix the real economy, because many of those in government have NO experience with the private sector. Pointy-headed professors who have never left the college campus have no relationship with reality.

Since: Nov 08

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#10 Sep 12, 2011
Wall Street Government wrote:
Yes, it is.
Corporations, allowed to run wild, skirting laws and regulators is what brought us to where we are now.
They can't be trusted.
That spin became ineffective two years ago.

Since: Nov 08

Location hidden

#11 Sep 12, 2011
Hot Karl wrote:
Yes, and they need to fix it after bush destroyed it.
NYT:'Unlike Obama, Bush drew a cheer' at Ground Zero... but the public did clap for the teleprompter......best in a supporting roll.
Researcher

Copperas Cove, TX

#13 Sep 12, 2011
Evilmonger wrote:
Government cannot fix the real economy, because many of those in government have NO experience with the private sector. Pointy-headed professors who have never left the college campus have no relationship with reality.
The words of the uneducated who is envious of the educated.

The "experience" of a single person may be valuable to that person, but unless it has some universal lesson embedded in it, it is likely of value only to that person and his/her immediate contacts.

“Open your eyes”

Since: Sep 09

Central Florida

#14 Sep 12, 2011
Listen to how Gerald Celente breaks it down.

Since: Jul 07

Virginia Beach, VA

#15 Sep 12, 2011
it is those supposedly evil "millionaires and billionaires" who create or back the creation of jobs in this country. create a conducive environment for them to invest, and here come the jobs. spending tax money on projects that a private investment firm would not touch with a ten foot pole is no way to fix the economy. the government needs to get out of the way of the entrepreneurs!
harvey

Columbus, OH

#16 Sep 12, 2011
Well, it ain't gonna fix itself, and Wall St. and big business were the ones who BROKE it in the first place, sooo-ooo...
harvey

Columbus, OH

#17 Sep 12, 2011
GoodNewz wrote:
it is those supposedly evil "millionaires and billionaires" who create or back the creation of jobs in this country. create a conducive environment for them to invest, and here come the jobs. spending tax money on projects that a private investment firm would not touch with a ten foot pole is no way to fix the economy. the government needs to get out of the way of the entrepreneurs!
"Evil millionaires and billionaires" is a strawman, and they do vry little to create jobs (other than pool boys, maids, and lawn care experts).

There's nothing wrong with the investment climate that an end to reTHUGlican obstructionism and Teabaggery wouldn't fix. As usual, Righties blame the wrong people and have the wrong solutions to our problems.

Since: Jul 07

Virginia Beach, VA

#18 Sep 12, 2011
harvey wrote:
<quoted text>
"Evil millionaires and billionaires" is a strawman, and they do vry little to create jobs (other than pool boys, maids, and lawn care experts).
There's nothing wrong with the investment climate that an end to reTHUGlican obstructionism and Teabaggery wouldn't fix. As usual, Righties blame the wrong people and have the wrong solutions to our problems.
how are all of those $800 billion "shovel-ready" jobs working out?
tom

Blooming Prairie, MN

#19 Sep 12, 2011
All government has to do is a few simple things..Lower income taxes on business and workingclass and create a import tariff on ALL ALL things shipped into America. When we do that jobs will move back here and it will create jobs.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#20 Sep 12, 2011
Le Spambo wrote:
<quoted text>NYT:'Unlike Obama, Bush drew a cheer' at Ground Zero... but the public did clap for the teleprompter......best in a supporting roll.
Cheering for Bush in context of 9/11 is like cheering for bin Laden. Some are too dumb to realize that, sadly.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#21 Sep 12, 2011
GoodNewz wrote:
<quoted text>
how are all of those $800 billion "shovel-ready" jobs working out?
Are you under the impression that I think that Obama's done a good job creating jobs or stimulating the economy?

If so, you can correct that false impression. I don't.
harvey

Columbus, OH

#22 Sep 12, 2011
Le Spambo wrote:
<quoted text>That spin became ineffective two years ago.
No, that was when you realized you had no effective rebuttal, don't you remember?

Since then you've been evading, spamming, and denying...:)

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