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Farmington, NM

Obama Economy - Farmington, NM

If you objectively analyze the economic numbers, the economy is better. Private sector jobs have been increasing and the unemployment rate is dropping. However, wages continue to be stagnant. So the recovery does not feel any better. Whoever the next president is, they will probably continue to cater to wall street and the military industrial complex just like the rest of the federal government. You probably wont see a reinstatement of the Glass-Steagall act even though its totally obvious its needed. The average public cant grasp the concept. We will continue to spend enormous sums on multiple aircraft carriers, floating drone bases, and other overseas bases. But at least there is now a glimmer of realization that special ops will be the new way the military will operate that should cost less than outright invasions and cold war weapons. But the US likes to feel in control and carry big sticks. Unless there is a democratic majority in the house, you wont see any return to the upper tax rates required to pay for the military. Even that is no guarantee. So congress will continue to play politics with the debt which will continue to make the economy jittery. Republicans will continue to blame entitlement spending even though all those dollars stay in the US economy. Now that china is allowing their currency to float a little, there is some glimmer of hope that the US might begin to recover from the trade deficit and begin to recover jobs. The factors contributing to the trade deficit is actually our number one problem. Obama is the only one really making any mention of it, proposing limited moves, although indirectly.  (Feb 11, 2012 | post #22)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

You just accused me of abhoring self confidence. Or put me in some fictional group of people who do. Perhaps I should rephrase, I abhor boasting. I'm not proud of any vile comments others have said to you, and I have never made any directly to you. I have criticized some of your comments. Also, isnt pride a sin? I'm in it to win as well. We wouldnt be here bickering if we were not. However, winning 51 to 49 is still a win, an abstract analogy I know. I'm willing to compromise to a point. Thats how you get things done.  (Nov 6, 2011 | post #72)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

Ok I'll go with you here. Although, the constitution does not say, it will not interfere with you in any way. The purpose of the constitution is to set up a government for the people and by the people to provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare. We have strayed from the defense clause by going on the offense and maintaining permanent bases outside of our country. Depleting the treasury. We have strayed from promoting the general welfare by allowing wall street to control the government. By allowing complex codes and complex financial instruments and monopolies that are too big to fail to be allowed preferential treatment. And now we have given corporations control of elections.  (Nov 6, 2011 | post #71)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

Remember whats his name, Billy Horton is coming to get you if you vote Democrat? Iraq has weapons of mass destruction? Is the left the scapegoat?  (Nov 6, 2011 | post #70)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

Good one. Ahh but you know it is all the liberals fault. Deregulation of wall street was entirely a liberal enterprise. The liberal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. The liberal war on drugs. The liberal philosophy of trickel down economics. And the liberal social security and medicare programs. Oh and dont get me started on those elitist universities and their liberal arts and sciences.  (Nov 6, 2011 | post #69)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

I respect self confidence when its displayed through performance and competency. I don't respect anyone who boasts how great they are.  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #53)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

Nope, our predicament is a combination of deregulating wall street, and perpetual unsustainable war spending. I'll give you Fannie Mae Freddie Mac and blame the liberals on that. Otherwise, everything you say is false borne out by evidence. Government is shrinking, and taxes are at an all time low. And yet, we are not booming.  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #52)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

I cant quite put my finger on it concisely, but there is something seriously wrong with this statement. Obviously, a wise man would never say such a thing. Its false because he cannot objectively analyze from various angles and he contradicts himself. We have been under a conservative movement for the past 30 years, slashing taxes on the wealthy during wartime, deregulating wall street, killing off unions, allowing corporations to keep profits tax free overseas, and eliminating tariffs on imports. What is the result? The worst disparity of income we have ever seen, a government teetering on default, and a crummy economy.  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #45)

Farmington, NM

Occupy Wall St - Farmington, NM

Wow thats a whopper. I think you might be confusing a libertarian view with mainstream conservative view? Last I heard, most conservative republicans favor a constitutional amendment, in effect, prohibiting gay marriage. Most conservatives also favor the prohibition of victimless crime such as making marijuana illegal. Libertarians like Gary Johnson are not in the mainstream republican spotlight.  (Nov 5, 2011 | post #43)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

Well written.  (Nov 1, 2011 | post #26)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

Exactly, there is no need to sit through your ceremonies.  (Oct 31, 2011 | post #21)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

The constitution does not spell out explicitly that the US is a christian nation. John Adams also wrote to that effect. There is no revision of history. It was just a matter of germs guns and steel that the native americans and their beliefs (who happened to be here first) were overtaken by the europeans.  (Oct 31, 2011 | post #20)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

I definitely prefer the main christian message of forgiveness and helping your fellow man to the islam convert or die concept. However, the convert or die message is fairly compelling for the waring tribes  (Oct 31, 2011 | post #19)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

Just pointing out to you again how the founding fathers were human. Nope, 9/11 proves without a doubt the dangers of organized religion. If you were born in Saudi Arabia you would probably be a frothing islamist. I'm sure you wouldn't want to sit through say, some sort of wiccan ceremony (which actually might be more interesting). You wouldn't want to sit through some sort of lecture on atheism every time. Or what if you had to kneel and pray to mecca before the meeting? Thats what you are promoting.  (Oct 30, 2011 | post #15)

New Mexico

Athiests continue to push their radical agenda.

Half of the US founding fathers were slave holders which was legal at the time. Slavery was also accepted, even promoted in some cases by the church at the time. Some of the founding fathers were quite liberal in recognizing the need to keep religion out of government. After all they just set up a government by election and not by the church and royalty. Organized religion is motivated to brainwash believers at an early age to promote their particular system of belief. When public schools or public meetings promote or participate in religious ceremony, it infringes on everyone's rights to freedom of thought. Its coercion. I didnt have a major problem with religion in public until some people flew planes into buildings in the name of religion. The whole middle east thing, fighting over whether israel is a jewish state or an islamic state really opened my eyes to the problem of organized religion. I no longer want any part of it. You totally illustrate the problem: you want me or anyone else to keep quiet about their particular beliefs in public yet you want to broadcast yours. Please keep your religion to yourself.  (Oct 30, 2011 | post #11)

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