The Republicans are the problem

Discussion in 'Politics' started by Ricter, May 15, 2012.

  1. 377OHMS


    That is exactly the attitude I have. I always joke about being run over by a bus because you can be here one second and gone the next. Its fairly amazing that anyone manages to live a long life, particularly in the city.

    Life is definitely too short to live in Peoria though.
    #21     May 15, 2012
  2. Eight


    ... and Romney is leading in the polls...
    #22     May 15, 2012
  3. 377OHMS


    See how the left is rattling and its still a tie statistically. Wait until Romney opens up a large lead and we'll see all kinds of insanity manifest here in P&R. They are going to go berserk.

    What will AK say? :D
    #23     May 15, 2012
  4. jem


    according to the left and neo commies like frum, its now radical to be practical.
    #24     May 15, 2012
  5. Ricter


    Frum is reporting what two long-time, respected, and fair analysts have concluded about the state of affairs today. Examples are given, historical and current, to support their assertions.
    #25     May 15, 2012
  6. jem


    recently someone used the word tendentious on et. I like it.
    This is a tendentious thesis. Or if I recall the sample sentence in the example... this op was a tendentious read of history.

    after 40 years of tax and spend creep.. 70% of the country realizes it most stop.... unfortunately only about 50% of the politicians realize this.

    As I said... these jokers are now calling practical, extreme.

    Spending twice as much as you take in and expect to fix that problem with increased taxation is extreme. Extremely stupid and extremely political.

    To then have the balls to call practical side extreme is the big lie.
    #26     May 15, 2012
  7. 377OHMS


    Its still a crock of biased crap. The Daily Beast and Newsweek, that pretty much sums up David Frum.

    If that strikes you as fair and respected then I imagine your entire worldview has become warped.

    The whole world has seen the vision of society that the leftists work towards and, aside from France (lol), they are about to express their displeasure. It looks as though you will find yourself living in a world with which you disagree but most of the worlds population sees the American way as fundementally fair and rewarding to those who work hard and take risk.
    #27     May 15, 2012
  8. Ricter


    Their discussion is not about ends, but means.
    #28     May 15, 2012
  9. California is run entirely by democrats.

    Californians pay the 6th highest taxes per capita in the nation. Businesses pay the 4th highest taxes on a per employee basis. (Please don't give me grief about prop 13. Even with prop 13 Californian's pay higher per capita taxes than 44 other states.)

    California has the third highest unemployment rate in the country, the fastest rate of businesses exiting the state, and the slowest rate of job formation. Our bonds are rated second worst in the country.


    "From the mid-1980s to 2005, California's population grew by 10 million, while Medicaid recipients soared by seven million; tax filers paying income taxes rose by just 150,000..."


    "California is no longer an incubator of high-wage jobs. The state lost 370,000 jobs paying 25 percent or more of the average wage between 2000 and 2008. This compares to a 770,000 increase in the previous 8 years. California is trailing Texas badly and the nation overall in creating criticial STEM jobs and middle skills jobs (Figures 2 & 3) Only two states have higher unemployment rates than California (Nevada and Rhode Island) . California has the second highest underemployment rate (20.8 percent), which includes the number of unemployed, plus those who have given up looking for work ("discouraged" workers) and those who are working only part time because they cannot find full time work.",+and+political+commentary+about+places%2
    #29     May 15, 2012
  10. Lucrum


    Socialism Socialism ra ra ra
    #30     May 15, 2012