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Senior Contributor

Re: Slippery slope there tiller

How about all the subsidies going to industries currently making a windfall? How about 1/365th of the millionaire's tax cut go to food & housing programs for the poor?

Senior Contributor

Re: A political coward?

Yes, he is a political coward. He doesn't have the spine to tell those without a wit to get a jobs bill done this month and quit trying to play games with every single nationally consequential bill  It's been a tug of war since he got in office. He has compromised way too much and given up his political capital in the end. His presidency is so similar to Carter's. First two years Democrat held and they fought amongst themselves. Last two years Republican Senate (House this time) kept him busy compromising. In the end, he looked weak and defeated.

Senior Contributor

Re: A MEN!!!!

i agree 100%--we have wasted 1500 lives and 440 billion dollars and the fault lies with gw and obamo--send them shipments of ammo and have at it

Senior Contributor

Re: Slippery slope there tiller

I am talking about the ones who work the system. The women who have kids just to keep the government checks coming in.

Veteran Advisor

Re: A political coward?


@wt510151 wrote:

Yes, he is a political coward. He doesn't have the spine to tell those without a wit to get a jobs bill done this month and quit trying to play games with every single nationally consequential bill  It's been a tug of war since he got in office. He has compromised way too much and given up his political capital in the end. His presidency is so similar to Carter's. First two years Democrat held and they fought amongst themselves. Last two years Republican Senate (House this time) kept him busy compromising. In the end, he looked weak and defeated.


That is what one would expect from a "not - ready - for - primetime" community activist with no provable track record.  His claim to fame is that he "is clean and articulate, without dialect, unless he wants to have one" that is able to read what the tel-e-prompter tells him to say.

 

He most likely is a puppet for a "Mr. Big" that tells him what to say and do..... much like his predecessor.

 

Ah, well ..... someone had to end up being worse than Jimma Cahter, someday.

 

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Senior Contributor

Re: A political coward?

Yeh, McCain would have been better for the times. How much sooner would the business community have flown the coop without subsidies?

Senior Contributor

Re: Slippery slope there tiller

Then we have the farmers. Those that are 2 or 3 years old that can make farm management decisions.

Senior Contributor

Re: Slippery slope there tiller

Yes maam, there are some on here who act 2 or 3 years old. They know who they are.

Senior Contributor

Re: A political coward?

  Obama is in a conundrum whereas if he goes full tilt towards removing all the troops from there, he runs up against the very deeply entrenched status quo of the "sandbox" generals and career military establishment and the accompanying defense contractors, or he suffers the wrath of the voters for not fulfilling his promise to end that fiasco. Then again, the Bush family might be giving him a small percentage of a kickback to keep up the heroin output.

  But, I've yet to ever hear of an econ professor that will acknowledge the economic impacts of war either. It's a false sense of prosperity because the real rates of return are deeply negative beyond just the human level, and look at how the defense "industry" is spread around all the states with even mediocre congressional influence to maintain that. Replenishing the ammo stocks and the various overpriced and underperforming military equipment is what we've become known around the world for, of course along with trying to impose our military will and might around the world in direct contradiction to the words that are spoken about those same things.

  Imagine if we could redirect even just a fourth of the (wasted)money from defense spending to the workings of our internal economy, how much better off we could be, but yet we've become accustomed and dependent upon that defense spending. It seems that there's always money to spend on the latest form of a pipe-dram military gadget, but never any to pay for the effects from those things, like the care of sick and injured people that fight those wars and use that equipment.

  Wars pays, and it pays well...............for some, not so much for others, if at all.

Senior Contributor

Re: A MEN!!!!

Not sure where you get you stats from but last I heard the body count was well over 4K and the war/s are running at $110 billion per year.