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kennedyseat.com: Scott Brown lays out plan for federal spending and deficit reduction.Originally Posted by Scott Brown
Brown's vote looks more like an "I ain't your bitch" move for his party in addition to keeping the voter base in MASSACHUSETTS liking him. He wasn't voted in to oppose the jobs bill it was to oppose O-Care and slap the Mass Democratic party in the face for it's hubris.
This is a major economic crisis, the worst since the Great Depression (also a product of tax cuts and lack of regulation). An administration doesn't start from scratch, it takes over the situation that the previous administration left.
The most important thing now is to prevent the economy from collapsing, 10% unemployment is tough, but it's not a collapse.
It's easy to find fault with people who are doing what is necessary, because what is necessary is usually not popular. Right now the federal government has to provide the economy with the demand that the private sector and state governments can not.
If you want hypocrisy, look no further than the people who applauded tax cuts and decry the deficit.
The test will be the gigantic health care mess that is trundling through Washington. If Brown votes for that trillion dollar trash heap of regulations and taxes and government intrusion, it's an entirely different story. This bill is a minor issue.
There is no major backlash in Massachusetts over this.
Fiscal conservative is not just about keeping the debits and credits in check, it is more about the process on how to balance the debits and credits. All you are doing is bean counting.
Tax cuts alone don't really effect the deficit. They only do so when the government doesn't adjust its spending accordingly. Or even worse yet, when the government spends even more money after tax cuts. Which is the trend we have seen over the past what...12 years? The government essentially is a business and should be ran like one. In other words should be working on making a profit not creating an overwhelming debt. If Obama really wanted to fix the problem, the first thing he would have done is audited the entire government and figured out where he could trim a large portion of the spending. He in fact has done the complete fucking opposite.
Polls show that most people want health care reform and they want it to include a public health care insurance option.Which is exactly why the vast majority of the citizens oppose this new health care legislation.
Too bad they still want big government but don't want to pay for it and are going to make the next generation to pay for it.The people of this country have finally started to put a foot down to the government doing pretty much whatever they want as long as they say its for the "common good".
That's why the Bush tax cuts were stupid.Tax cuts alone don't really effect the deficit. They only do so when the government doesn't adjust its spending accordingly Or even worse yet, when the government spends even more money after tax cuts.
So why don't we let General Motors defend the nation?The government essentially is a business.
I think people misread Brown. It looks like he may actually represent his constituency, which means that he's going to be a moderate on a lot of issues. He's not going to say "no" to everything, because he probably wouldn't be re-elected if he did.
The world could use more Stan Ovshinsky's
I dunno what the polls show but I never said the polls don't show that. However, $950 billion for this new health care bill is ridiculous and the people know that.Polls show that most people want health care reform and they want it to include a public health care insurance option.
Who says they want big government? Just because the progressives have successfully increased the size of the government for the past 80 years doesn't mean that's what the people really want. I think people standing up and opposing many things recently when in the past the majority of the people just didn't care proves that.Too bad they still want big government but don't want to pay for it and are going to make the next generation to pay for it.
Bush tax cuts were stupid? Yet Obama has increased the deficit tremendously over what Bush ever did. And proposes to increase it even more yet. Stop trying to blame all the countries problems on Bush like every other Democrat has/does.That's why the Bush tax cuts were stupid.
This really doesn't make any sense, so I'm not even gonna bother with a rebuttal for this.So why don't we let General Motors defend the nation?