ali bernard

ali bernard

There are 12 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Nov 16, 2010, titled ali bernard. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Three Wisconsin Republican congressmen introduced a bill Tuesday that would allow Wisconsin and other states to return federal high-speed rail funds to reduce the federal budget deficit.

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Just the facts

Chippewa Falls, WI

#1 Nov 17, 2010
How much borrowed money can we spend to pay back other borrowed money? Funny how when we want to be fiscally responsible, other states have there handouts for our money.
Diamond

Lake Elmo, MN

#2 Nov 17, 2010
Wow! Have we actually discovered an intelligent and responsibe politican??????????
Scoobs

New Holstein, WI

#3 Nov 17, 2010
I've been very leary of Republicans in the past but these guys are restoring my faith! KEEP IT UP, BOYS!!!
Cynic

Minneapolis, MN

#4 Nov 17, 2010
Do you actually mean our government might to something that makes sense? I really can't believe it.
richard schumacher

Palo Alto, CA

#5 Nov 17, 2010
You might want to hold your praise until they start slashing-and-burning Social Security and Medicare. Even if this measure passes, cutting $0.8 billion from a $1300 billion deficit is a fart in a windstorm.
dude

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Nov 17, 2010
I am not pro or con the project. The money was awarded for a particular project. If not used for that project, it should be returned.
Exactly

Saint Paul, MN

#7 Nov 17, 2010
richard schumacher wrote:
You might want to hold your praise until they start slashing-and-burning Social Security and Medicare. Even if this measure passes, cutting $0.8 billion from a $1300 billion deficit is a fart in a windstorm.
The current plan of the Big O Administration is to spend more against a deficit. I'm kind of thinking the administration needs some economic courses to understand how to actually balance a budget or at least make it more manageable. As I expect from Obama, instead of even trying to make a fart in a windstorm they'll just make less farts in a bigger windstorm. But hey that's the change you morons that voted for him wanted.
richard schumacher

Palo Alto, CA

#8 Nov 17, 2010
Now is the time to invest in the future. Prices are low, and stimulus spending is the best prescription for a recession.

Remember that the depression of the 1930s dragged on until it was killed dead by $7 trillion of stimulus spending in the 1940s, all of it funded by federal debt. That debt was paid off in the 1940s through the 1960s with taxes, at incremental income tax rates up to 91%. Did that debt or those taxes destroy America? No; the investment they permitted made us the world's superpower. We must find the political will to do the same without the convenient rationale of a world war.
Exactly

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Nov 17, 2010
richard schumacher wrote:
Now is the time to invest in the future. Prices are low, and stimulus spending is the best prescription for a recession.
Remember that the depression of the 1930s dragged on until it was killed dead by $7 trillion of stimulus spending in the 1940s, all of it funded by federal debt. That debt was paid off in the 1940s through the 1960s with taxes, at incremental income tax rates up to 91%. Did that debt or those taxes destroy America? No; the investment they permitted made us the world's superpower. We must find the political will to do the same without the convenient rationale of a world war.
What a shocker, a liberal who's obsessed with the Keynesian Theory. You probably also think that the Great Depression was solely caused by the free market system instead of the government doing a poor job of regulating interest rates and controlling the monetary supply. Funny how you fail to mention that LOWERING taxes and REDUCING government spending during the Reagon era turned around the economy in the 1980's.
name

San Francisco, CA

#10 Nov 17, 2010
richard schumacher wrote:
You might want to hold your praise until they start slashing-and-burning Social Security and Medicare. Even if this measure passes, cutting $0.8 billion from a $1300 billion deficit is a fart in a windstorm.
Every journey begins with a first step. With your attitude, nothing will get solved.

Since: Apr 08

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#11 Nov 17, 2010
Good, it was a dumb idea from the start, now it looks like some sense has been introduced into the beltway. If you don't use it, reduce the deficit with it.
g-del

Saint Paul, MN

#12 Nov 17, 2010
we now have electric cars and diesels now -- extreme mileage machines --- we no longer need to have the vision of having light rail in the twin cities anymore--- the social engineering must stop maybe now the new elected in this state can follow the lead of our neighbors ---- just buy a few more buses-- we have been duped long enough

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