Analysis: Is government's role to fix...

Analysis: Is government's role to fix economy?

There are 134 comments on the Athens Banner-Herald story from Sep 12, 2011, titled Analysis: Is government's role to fix economy?. In it, Athens Banner-Herald reports that:

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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“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#111 Sep 13, 2011
Gary wrote:
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I keep reading that but never the definitive proof of it.
It must be a matter of faith and not fact.
seek and ye shall find.
scooter

Plattsburg, MO

#112 Sep 13, 2011
harvey wrote:
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I am doing my part to get the economy jump started by giving half price blowjobs at wal mart this evening.
democrat huh.
stop it

Richmond, VA

#113 Sep 13, 2011
scooter wrote:
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democrat huh.
more like a limp dish rag teabagger
cjrian

United States

#115 Sep 13, 2011
stop it wrote:
more like a limp dish rag teabagger
Democrat
downhill246

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#116 Sep 13, 2011
harvey wrote:
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Cheering for Bush in context of 9/11 is like cheering for bin Laden. Some are too dumb to realize that, sadly.
Obama's speech after the killing of bin Laden:

"And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the Director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network. Then, last August, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan ."

President George W. Bush's speech after the capture of Saddam Hussein:

"The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq . The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate them!"
Nicetry

Colorado Springs, CO

#117 Sep 13, 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.
Keynesian economic theory has brought USA to the brink of disaster and bankruptcy. Why are idiots like you still defending it? Your currency has been debased and your government is broke, but hey, keep on keeping on. LOL!
Here is an entertaining way of looking at Keynes versus Hayek
"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem

Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
cjrian

United States

#118 Sep 13, 2011
downhill246 wrote:
Obama's speech after the killing of bin Laden:
"And so shortly after taking office, I directed Leon Panetta, the Director of the CIA, to make the killing or capture of bin Laden the top priority of our war against al Qaeda, even as we continued our broader efforts to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat his network. Then, last August, I was briefed on a possible lead to bin Laden. It was far from certain, and it took many months to run this thread to ground. I met repeatedly with my national security team as we developed more information about the possibility that we had located bin Laden hiding within a compound deep inside of Pakistan . And finally, last week, I determined that we had enough intelligence to take action, and I authorized an operation to get Osama bin Laden and bring him to justice. Today, at my direction, the United States launched a targeted operation against that compound in Abbottabad , Pakistan ."
President George W. Bush's speech after the capture of Saddam Hussein:
"The success of yesterday's mission is a tribute to our men and women now serving in Iraq . The operation was based on the superb work of intelligence analysts who found the dictator's footprints in a vast country. The operation was carried out with skill and precision by a brave fighting force. Our servicemen and women and our coalition allies have faced many dangers in the hunt for members of the fallen regime, and in their effort to bring hope and freedom to the Iraqi people. Their work continues, and so do the risks. Today, on behalf of the nation, I thank the members of our Armed Forces and I congratulate them!"
I, I, I, I, I
v
They, They, They, They, They

Inflated ego
v
Credit where due
McGruff

Elizabethtown, KY

#119 Sep 13, 2011
Researcher wrote:
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.
Texans ay federal taxes. So why not?
Wall Street Government

Sebastian, FL

#120 Sep 13, 2011
Nicetry wrote:
<quoted text>
Keynesian economic theory has brought USA to the brink of disaster and bankruptcy. Why are idiots like you still defending it? Your currency has been debased and your government is broke, but hey, keep on keeping on. LOL!
Here is an entertaining way of looking at Keynes versus Hayek
"Fear the Boom and Bust" a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =d0nERTFo-SkXX
Fight of the Century: Keynes vs. Hayek Round Two
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Keynesian economics, Reaganomics, trickle down economics what ever you want to call it broke America.
Nicetry

Colorado Springs, CO

#121 Sep 13, 2011
Researcher wrote:
“When I was on food stamps and Medicaid nobody would give ME any help!” Craig T. Nelson
In a recent survey, 40% of people on Medicare said THEY’D never received any government benefits!
“We don’t want charity—we’re ONLY asking for housing subsidies.” Israelis interviewed in a street protest
Post your sources or shut the hell up, liar.
stop it

Richmond, VA

#122 Sep 13, 2011
cjrian wrote:
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Democrat
teabagger!!!!!!!!!! yeah, the ones who will let granny die QUICKLY.
Nicetry

Colorado Springs, CO

#123 Sep 13, 2011
stop it wrote:
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more like a limp dish rag teabagger
No. More like a hypocritical liberal,oruneducated neo-con fool.

You partisan patsy fools will never get it. You sound a lot like my grandmother. She was a good and very generous person who worked until she was 76 years old. Grandma was what politicians refer to as a useful idiot.

My grandmother’s goodness towards her community, neighbors and family could not save future generations as she insisted upon voting along party lines. But why did she do this? I can only give you the answer she gave me. Her mother and father voted Democrat, and she would always do the same.

Yes, a very foolish, but kind and generous woman sold our nation down the proverbial river because here parents taught her to do so. Un-frigging-believable!!! Especially since her father was a member of KKK, which was compromised 100% by democrats!!!

Sometimes, the truth and reality are too perverse and sick to contemplate.

BTW, my grandmother died in 2005 at the age of 102 years old. Her father was born in 1874. The democrat KKK was alive and thriving during my great-grandfather’s teen years.

Since: Jul 10

Calexico, CA

#124 Sep 13, 2011
So Obama wants to give more free money away. Well at least he thinks it is free. This money he gives away is not free it is our hard earn money the government takes from us. Now he proposes tax breaks well it is my money in the first place you want to give me a break don't tax me.

Since: Jan 10

Las Vegas, NV

#125 Sep 13, 2011
The free market will fix the economy. The Gov't can try to interfere, but in the end, the free market will fix it.
FORMALLY ABDUCTED

Delray Beach, FL

#126 Sep 13, 2011
the question should be can they repair it,we have already seen how well both parties "fixed" our free market economy.
Shinichiro Takizawa

Sendai, Japan

#127 Sep 13, 2011
Dear Americans,

I am deeply sorry to change the subjects many times.
Please forgive me Sirs.

Please raise Dow!
Please construct factories in the U.S.!
Please hire Americans!

Please buy American!
Please construct factories in the U.S.!
I strongly believe that the U.S. needs Heavy-Industry as well as Financial-Industry!

So, the U.S. must have huge-trade-surplus and huge-current-account-surplus!
The U.S. and American-companies must monopolize all the markets all over the world!
Please raise Dow!

I love the U.S.A.! I love Americans!
Please unite Americans!
America's enemies come from outside the U.S.!

Very sincerely yours,
Shinichiro Takizawa
cjrian

United States

#128 Sep 13, 2011
Shinichiro Takizawa wrote:
Dear Americans,
I am deeply sorry to change the subjects many times.
Please forgive me Sirs.
Please raise Dow!
Please construct factories in the U.S.!
Please hire Americans!
Please buy American!
Please construct factories in the U.S.!
I strongly believe that the U.S. needs Heavy-Industry as well as Financial-Industry!
So, the U.S. must have huge-trade-surplus and huge-current-account-surplus!
The U.S. and American-companies must monopolize all the markets all over the world!
Please raise Dow!
I love the U.S.A.! I love Americans!
Please unite Americans!
America's enemies come from outside the U.S.!
Very sincerely yours,
Shinichiro Takizawa
Some of us are trying
Some are opposed

Let's pray that those who want success succeed

“Yeah, but...”

Since: Sep 11

MILKY WAY

#131 Sep 14, 2011
Researcher wrote:
<quoted text>
No. You are really terribly confused about our nation's history and government.
"Obama’s and Bush’s effects on the deficit in one graph”
By Ezra Klein
From the New York Times
BUSH CONTRIBUTION TO DEFICIT:$5.07 TRILLION
OBAMA CONTRIBUTION TO DEFICIT $1.44 TRILLION
Bush New Costs 2002-2009
Iraq, Afghanistan Wars $1, 469 billion
Bush tax cuts 1, 812 billion
Non-defense discretionary spending 608 billion
TARP and other bailouts 224 billion
Medicare drug benefit 180 billion
2008 stimulus & other changes 773 billion
BUSH - TOTAL COST NEW POLICIES $5.07 TRILLION
Obama New Costs 2009-2017
(Includes projections)
Stimulus spending $ 711 billion
Non-defense discretionary spending 278 billion
Stimulus tax cut 425 billion
Health reform & entitlement changes 152 billion
OBAMA – TOTAL COST NEW POLICIES $1.44 TRILLION
The first number you cite, Bush contribution to deficit, is either a lie or the result of some convoluted spin. The Deficit rose by less than half that during Bush's 8 years in office.

Get your facts straight. Then we can talk.

“Hillary, thirty years of lying”

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#135 Sep 14, 2011
Obama Approval Plummets on Jobs Plan: Poll, OBAMA SHOULD SAVE THE TAXPAYERS MONEY AND STOP THE FLYING IN CIRCLES TO PROMOTE A DEAD ON ARRIVAL TAX BILL……IT IS STIMULUS # 3, NOT A JOBS BILL.

REVENGE OF THE JEWS; DEM SEAT TURNS IN NYC

DNC SPIN: NY9 'very difficult district for Democrats'...

Dems have held seat since 1923...

Top party officials 'disappointed, furious, disgusted, hopeless'...
Researcher

Harker Heights, TX

#136 Sep 14, 2011
Obama a centrist

From the resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, A CONSERVATIVE THINK TANK:

"Charges of radicalism, socialism, retreat and surrender are BIZARRE."

"Looking at the range of Obama domestic and foreign polities, and his agency and diplomatic appointments, the conclusion is clear:

THIS PRESIDENT IS A MAINSTREAM, PRAGMATIC MODERATE OPERATING IN THE CENTER OF AMERICAN POLITICS..."

"Obama's approach to terrorism has been similar to Bush's, while MORE AGGRESSIVELY TARGETING LEADERS OF TERRORIST GROUPS.

Norman Ornstein writing in the Washington Post

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