The problem people here in the United States have is that Europe is also in major decline, as well as China. Stimulus, and deficits have been tried everywhere. It’s not just here in the United States that we have unemployment and bloated deficits.
The difference here is we have a way out. It’s called cutting the Reagan military budget, that Republicans think will keep us safe; kind of a hold over from Viet Nam, or World War II, you can take your pick.
The other Republican talking point is tax cuts, also a Reagan era mantra that got us nowhere, but to Clinton, who did raise taxes.
I mean it’s real nice to fantasize about the Leave it to Beaver era, but we are a long way from there.
We, the People of the United States are much better off today than we were four years ago.
Number one our economy is much stronger than Germany. We are far more diverse, we have resources, and we have a work force that is the best in the world. We can do anything, we can build anything. It’s insulting to say that a worker in China is better than the work force we have here.
Because we are the greatest manufacturing nation on earth http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_countries_by_GDP_(nominal) it’s insulting for anyone to say that China will some how own us if we aren’t careful. They have a billion people to feed every day on a communist system of government. Best of luck if we ever decide to start an economic war with them.
Which brings me to my next point about the military budget that was bloated by Nixon, then Reagan. I admire Reagan’s policies to out gun the world, particularly Russia, but the days of boots on the ground were over in Viet Nam.
Today’s battles are fought in urban settings with small arms, and tactical strikes. Obama seems to have embraced that “new” strategy much more than the Cheney vision of shock, and awe.
Terrorists fear us.
The Republican whining about Syria shows how little they know about military cooperation. Both Russia, and Iran have to agree to a post Assad Syria. Our saber rattling has done nothing to stem the tide of a revolution in that country. I keep thinking how we would have reacted to an invasion by a foriegn power during our own Civil War.
We have high unemployment, low paying jobs, and higher poverty because we let corporations raid our resources, steal our tax dollars, and hide in tax havens around the world.
We don’t need to give in to financial scams that only take money out of our country in the name of capitalism. Come to think of it I don’t see capitalism in the Constitution, any more than I see where corporations have the same rights as The People.
Thank God for Obama, because with him we got much more than we ever would by electing something like a Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, or Bobby Jindahl. I wonder how Bobby Jindahl is doing today with this new crisis he is using for political gain?
Republicans are all talk, and allowing our consumer based economy to be swindled. What gets me is we pay tax dollars to let them do it, while they hide money around the world.
Hey, wait a minute, as long as I’m at it, let’s look at some tax figures, because a lot of you love the wealthy so much, because the wealthy, rather than your government, have done so much for you.
Here’s what the Heritage Foundation wants you to look at, http://www.heritage.org/federalbudget/federal-revenue-sources
While the tax policy center offers you this, http://www.taxpolicycenter.org/briefing-book/background/numbers/revenue.cfm
The wealthy collect tax dollars from workers, if they have workers, they don’t have to, they can contract everything, then pay taxes as a cost of doing business. The wealthy pay those taxes by the sweat tears, and blood of a global work force.
Individuals actually take money that they earn by sweat, tears, and blood, and give it to our federal government who in turn wants to give tax breaks to the people who exploit our global work force.
Is that really your vision of our Constitution?