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mjyoung

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Gernot 
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Subj: Re: L-O-N-G Answer Within! :)
Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 at 08:26:13 pm EST (Viewed 791 times)
Reply Subj: L-O-N-G Answer Within! :)
Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 at 07:12:10 am EST (Viewed 834 times)



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    First off, I feel as if the Dems have been FAR too easy on the Repubs. I don't know why Obama insists on bipartisanship, since it seems most Repubs DON'T want it. It makes me wish Congress would try to ram through almost ANY health-care reform, because if any Repub tried to filibuster it by reading "War & Peace", the Dems could use THAT in November AGAINST 'em.


Neither party wants bipartianship. Both parties try to get rid of their moderate members in various ways. The only way to achieve this idea is to have a strong president who isn't afraid of taking on his own party. Obama isn't' that guy right now because he needs to Democrats and their majority to pass his legislation.

If Health care reform doesn't pass, Democrats won't bring it up during the next election because it's a huge failure on their part.


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    Republicans do NOT like to pay decent wages to the American worker. They've destroyed almost all of the unions in America. (When's the last time you saw a "Buy The Union Label" commercial?)


The most important part of capitalism and the free market is efficiency, and unions aren't efficient. They artificially inflate the value of their works, which causes corporations to try and find ways around them. Most of the damages done here have been because of the horrible union leadership. When was the last time any union was in the news for a positive reason? Teachers wanting $90 an hour to get retrained? Artificial inflation is never good because it eventually comes crashing down.

Decent wages is pretty non descriptive. In our system wages are always going to be fair, the agreed upon amount by both parties. Minimum wage laws only work in a booming economy where jobs in are high supply, and it would be a horrible move now to try and raise it. What's your suggestion here?


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    By keeping money out of the hands of the poor, they are stagnating the American economy. When the poor have any money, it will get spent, and keep getting spent until it goes to the CEO's, who will then sit upon it, and refuse to do anything with it.


The problem with "trickle up" economics, is that your economy isn't growing. That's why a standard process in recessions is to cut taxes on the rich. You free up more money at the top and they can spend that money in better ways for the economy, like starting new businesses, spending money on research, etc.

When rich people have money, their goal is to make more money. So they invest it. That means growth. So if you want to grow the economy, then you give the rich the ability to make more money. Obviously the problem is apparent, and you have to find the right balance between how much to give them.


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