The "pledge" seems to me to be nothing more than them stating once again what they believe in. It is strange to me that 2 years ago when the Dems came into power, every news outlet was saying it would be decades before the GOP got their power back, and here, two years later, they are set to do it possibly in Nov.
Of course, it's the economy stupid. A really bad economy always brings changes, although not necessarily good changes. And the Party that was in power for 6 of those last 8 years do bear some responsibility for the crash of 08. And we are gonna put these jackwags back into power? The American People have such short term memory. And politics uses that to their best advantage.
This Nation is actually on really shaky grounds with the national debt and a possibility that it will become so great that we can't borrow anymore. If this happens, look out everyone! 08 will be nothing compared to what could lie ahead. And yet, the spending goes on. The Dems borrow to spend, the GOP borrows to provided tax cuts, but its all on borrowed money!! What happens when China no longer loans us the money? Crash and burn, crash and burn.
It has become so bad that Greenspan seems to be scared shitless, going by an interview I saw last night with him on public television. When he gets concerned, it makes me concerned. While many may not like him, he has more brains and knowledge than all of us here even if we added ours up. I know he got me a bit worried by what he said.
Republicans THINK that tax cuts for the rich ALWAYS EQUALS new jobs. But, it ain't necessarily so! That they don't acknowledge this makes them ingenuious to me personally, and just another reason for me to be suspicious of them. Tax cuts are not the panacea that will fix everything that has gone south in our economy. With a growing national debt, that is out of control, reducing taxes, that is effectively adding to the debt doesn't seem to be the thing to do at this point in time. We are in a conundrum actually. A growing debt with high unemployment. One has to grab onto which is the more deadly, and attack it first. And I think currently the debt and the ability to borrow in the future is the most important. If this is not under control, it will result in even a great unemployment over the long term.
I think we will reach the pont unless something changes drastically, that the dollar will be worthless. This is a huge problem we are facing today, and the worst we have seen since the G.D. It was brought about by poor regulations of the financial sector, greed, and corruption within gov't itself. Yet, this has not been addressed in any meaningful manner in reality. We are simply seeing the same old shit come down from DC today. With the newest being this "pledge" from the GOP. But, you know what? Those GOP jerks had their chance and look where it took us! To get the same thing again from them is a death nail in the coffin IMO. What has changed about the GOP? Nothing. If one repeats the same action ,expecting different results that is insanity in my book.
I think the GOP got us in the mess we are in, yet they stand a chance of getting more power in Nov? God help us. Cause they sure as hell won't. The top 400 earners in this Nation hold 90 per cent of all wealth. That is what the GOP gave us, and they will never change this. This is their WAY. Yet, working class folks tend to be Repubicans. Are these folks idiots or what? They are cutting their own throats, due to propanganda generated by the GOP. This is such an insane scenerio, yet it grows. It is unbelievable, but it is the reality of our times.
No, we SHOULD give the Dems a chance to try to solve our problems. We already tried the GOP and they sunk us like the Titanic. How can anyone expect anything different from the GOP? They showed us what they were and are. Their policies crashed this economy, yet we want to let em get back into power? I would not vote for a single one of them personally at this point. Afterall, free trade came directly from this treasonous political party. And look at what it has wrought upon the American worker. DUH.