“Of course, it must be the Koch Brothers that voted all those times on the platform of reducing spending. They have enough votes to out vote the populace. The Governors are doing exactly what they ran on and enough people voted for him.”
“I love that you say "poor blind person" when you can't see the forest through the trees. Spouting short sited class envy like it has any relevance to the issues we face as a country. We are spending more then we make and we are trying to suck the extra money from what is generating our wealth. How much interest do you get on your savings if you keep taking money out?
JFK, Reagan both knew that lowering taxes would increase both tax revenue and economic growth.”
Monday Morning on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:59:01
“David Stockman’s Scathing Indictment Of GOP Fiscal Policy(Republican)
David Stockman, Ronald Reagan’s first Budget Director, has a rather devastating critique of Republican economic policies going back some 40 years in today’s New York Times:
IF there were such a thing as Chapter 11 for politicians, the Republican push to extend the unaffordable Bush tax cuts would amount to a bankruptcy filing. The nation’s public debt — if honestly reckoned to include municipal bonds and the $7 trillion of new deficits baked into the cake through 2015 — will soon reach $18 trillion. That’s a Greece-scale 120 percent of gross domestic product, and fairly screams out for austerity and sacrifice. It is therefore unseemly for the Senate minority leader, Mitch McConnell, to insist that the nation’s wealthiest taxpayers be spared even a three-percentage-point rate increase.
More fundamentally, Mr. McConnell’s stand puts the lie to the Republican pretense that its new monetarist and supply-side doctrines are rooted in its traditional financial philosophy. Republicans used to believe that prosperity depended upon the regular balancing of accounts — in government, in international trade, on the ledgers of central banks and in the financial affairs of private households and businesses, too. But the new catechism, as practiced by Republican policymakers for decades now, has amounted to little more than money printing and deficit finance — vulgar Keynesianism robed in the ideological vestments of the prosperous classes.
“You seriously think 2000 to 2006 was bagger rule? It was more of the same. What I find the funniest is the closest thing we have had to "bagger" rule came under Bill Clinton. It is interesting that everyone forgets he was a fiscal conservative, but since it was military spending he was cutting, it could be overlooked.”
“Stop being used by the agenda that made this country great? The balance of power has shifted one way for too long. It is saddening to see fical responsibility to be such a shock.”
Just a passerby on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:27:34
“That agenda is NOT what made this country great.”
Monday Morning on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:16:34
“Poor blind person...I would like to know how you and your family are doing a year from now..if these Billionaire/Republicans succeed in their agenda...Pity the poor and middle class...unless you are one of the wealthiest people!”
samidean on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:10:48
“Yeah we sure do see what 6 years of total bagger rule from 2000 to 2006 did to help destroy this nation. 2012 is looking to be the baggers worst fear.”
“How dare the Governors do what they were elected to do. It is amazing to see the feeling of entiltlement the public unions have. The government is like the Airline industry, but those union's had the sense of what needed to happen for their company to stay in business.”
slinkymom on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:00:09
“And yet you scream and cry that Pres, Obama is ramming things through when he had by far a large majority of Americans that voted for him and his agenda.
“I agree, and it has been a shock to the public sector unions that they have temporarily lost that clout. They have also had it for too long and need to lose that clout so that Public benefits match those of the Private.”
jetcal1 on Feb 28, 2011 at 12:56:15
I also count unions as part of the "Congressional Lobbyist Complex" although for different reasons versus normal "corporate" lobbyists. Neither group watches out for all stakeholders.
Spending some time in Germany might prove enlighten both corporate and union bosses. (Yes, I know the unions there are not perfect, and the business/government models are different.)”
“Oh, it must be false since it is Rupert Murdoch owned.
In the real world when your employer can't afford you or you are overpaid you either take a pay cut or lose your job. Now that the public union deals are to expensive because of extra gifts from campaign contribution kick backs it is unfair.
An employer is not mandated to give you anything, I have had to work through many a vacation and holiday.”