Has the Obama admistration changed it's strategy from it's Bush's fault to It's the Tea Party's fault?
Only 22 Republicans voted against the Debt Limit increase. How can blame be assigned to the people that didn't get what they wanted for the downgrade by S&P? Does that make sense to anyone? Is it a bad idea to reduce spending when you are short on funds? Some will say just take more from the rich. Why not just reduce government spending?11 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
NASA got us to the moon, and the military is effective but not efficient (hurry up and wait is a common saying). Social Security has provided retirement incomes, but much less than if those people had invested that money in the Stock Market. Is there any problem which the government has instituted a policy or program that succeeded? I really want to hear about at least one.11 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
Was the tyranny of government exposed when Obama said the government would not pay Social Security if the debt?
ceiling wasn't raised? The servicing on the national debt is only 15% of the $170+ billion dollars raised in taxes each month. Many Seniors, military personnel, and vets are dependent on those checks. Do you believe the government should dangle the money people need in front of their faces so they bend to their political will? Is that the country you want to live in?9 AnswersPolitics9 years ago
In 1952 he began a teaching career as a political theorist, first at Columbia University, then at Harvard University, then at Brandeis University from 1958 to 1965, where he taught philosophy and politics, and finally, at the University of California, San Diego.
He said "Surely, no government can be expected to foster its own subversion, but in a democracy such a right is vested in the people (i.e. in the majority of the people). This means that the ways should not be blocked on which a subversive majority could develop, and if they are blocked by organized repression and indoctrination, their reopening may require apparently undemocratic means."
"Liberating tolerance, then, would mean intolerance against movements from the Right and toleration of movements from the Left."
He is very influential on the radical left. A Marxist from the Frankfurt Institute. Have you ever heard of him or his book "Eros and Civilization" adopted in the '60's?2 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
by the time he leaves office?14 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
For me it was when a Vietnamese man was executed by the South Vietnamese General.
I was shocked, horrified. I was young and could not understand how we could let this happen.
It was never told that this man Lem "was captured near the site of a ditch holding as many as thirty-four bound and shot bodies of police and their relatives, some of which were the family of Gen. Loan's deputy and close friend." He was "responsible for the killing of South Vietnamese policemen and their families". Yet he was portrayed as the victim.
When I learned the truth, I was disgusted with those that would lie to promote a political agenda, especially when it resulted in the slaughter of millions of more people.15 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
If it only costs $800 billion dollars to reduce unemployment .1% should we borrow $800 billion more to reduce?
unemployment .1% in the next 2 years?3 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
Do you think a .1% drop in unemployment is due to the $800 billion dollar stimulus from 2009 or from?
not letting the 2003 tax rate cuts to expire in 2011?10 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
How is taking $500 in taxes from a person that earns $1,000 wrong but taking $500,000 in taxes from a person?
that earns $1,000,000 is right, equal, or fair? The million dollar person uses the same roads, sidewalks, libraries, police, fire department, etc., doesn't depend on social services, registers his very expensive car, pays huge amounts in property taxes.
They should pay more because?11 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
If they refuse, they stand to loose the votes and the campaign donations of that union. If they acquiesce, the burden falls on the taxpayers, the politician gets the votes and the money. So why would they say no?2 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
and has also had a law declared unconstitutional? Do you think the Executive and Legislative branch has the power to defy the Judicial branch? Or do you even care? As long as it's your guys, it doesn't matter. Before you answer this or that was illegal, cite the case that was ruled illegal by the court as I have.13 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
If the Federal government wants to cut or eliminate a benefit, entitlement, or subsidy from which you directly benefit in order to reduce the Federal budget, would you agree to make that sacrifice?
I get nothing, so I would say yes. Those that get from everyone else, I hope you say yes, also. If not, we are surely doomed.
If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary.5 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
LBJ and Viet Nam gave rise to the idea that America is a paper tiger. Carter let Iran hold Americans hostage for 444 days and Russia invade Afghanistan. Clinton ignored the rise of Al Qaeda, despite the embassy bombings and the attack on the USS Cole. Now Obama watches as the Middle East is burning.16 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
The federal judge who struck down the Obama administration's moratorium on deepwater drilling after the Gulf oil spill held the Interior Department in contempt Wednesday.
Does this bother anyone that the judiciary branch is ignored and that the press doesn't think it is newsworthy?9 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
Can anyone provide a quote that proves he is wrong? Just one quote from the left that describes America as a positive force for democracy or stability in the world with a link to that quote?19 AnswersPolitics10 years ago
I heard an author on NPR reading from her book fantasizing about stabbing Karl Rove to death in a restaurant. A movie was made about the assassination of GW Bush and Bill Maher said Dick Cheney should have died from his heart attack. Now they are screaming about the level of vitriol from the right.
Has their ever been an equal level of hatred, like hoping Byrd, Ted Kennedy or even this Congresswoman would die, from the right?9 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Which political party gave the right to vote and serve in office to women and African Americans first?
Which political party opposed racial integration?11 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Was it with Abraham Lincoln that was the first President of the newly formed Republican party?
Was it with Lincoln's association with Frederick Douglass?
Are Republicans the KKK?
Being Republican means you are color, and gender blind. We had women in congress before it was legal. Suck it Dems.
Keep fighting to keep people down. You can win for a short time, but we always win in history.12 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
How about salaries, spending accounts, and benefits for the President and Congress?
Wouldn't entitlements be a good place to start?
Social Security. My cousins got a social security check because they were wards of the state.
Their father and mother were not dead, they were drug addicted losers.
My grandparents got money for caring for them.
Shouldn't that be the responsibility of people, regardless of government money or not?
Senators and Congressmen should have to rely on only contributions from their constituents.7 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago
Were they offended most by the references to God, talking about patriotism, or that the event was used to raise money for the college education of the children of the soldiers who have been killed?16 AnswersPolitics1 decade ago