Comments on: Trillion-dollar deficits are not the answer Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 By: hans olijve Sun, 05 Apr 2009 05:07:57 +0000 by spending the government avoids the usa to go down even further. george bush squandered 1 trillion dollars to give it away to whom and for what? He should have laid the foundation for a top of the bill america. top infrastructure, top healthcare for everyone, affordable housing etc. In europe you pay maybe higher taxes but y have a pension, a healthcare system( for everyone and y are free to top of if y dnt like the basics), cars who run higher milage, gasoline prices high but nobody seems to drive one KM less. When the government balances it budget people know you can take but you have to give holland the goverment increased the gasoline prices..they needed more money to pay for new programmes..people did not complain..they know if y want something y have to pay..btw what do you prefer a hihjer tax rate for which y get; basic healthcare, pension, good infrastructure or lower tax and y have to pay everyhting yourself? free choice but most of the time when your purse will be tightened what goes out first?
do the math of the net disposable income from the usa with a european will be surprised..i did the same for hkg with 17pct tax rate versus holland..same earnings and in the end the same net disposable income.

By: Mark Fri, 03 Apr 2009 00:19:07 +0000 These are very sensible suggestions. There is nothing radical about them and they help the change in a better way. Why do liberals have to criticize anything that makes government more efficient. She is right on the money. I didn’t know what party she is from and who cares. Here ideas deserves serious consideration.

By: Laura Andreson Thu, 02 Apr 2009 21:51:53 +0000 I’m sick of you conservatives who are soooo afraid of change. Do you think we didn’t need change?! You just can’t find enough ligitimate reasons to jab at Obama.
You’re picky picky at all his ideas. Do you really think you could do a better job?
I’ve come to the conclusion you can not believe he’s as good as he is. You would
probably have a negative comment even if he helped you! Stop bitching and give him a chance!

By: Rich Thu, 02 Apr 2009 16:00:49 +0000 @TJ

The irresponsible are to blame. Don’t have a job? Here is some money! Can’t pay your house loan? Here is some money!

There is a long list of benefits, assistance, etc. for those who do not contribute and they are rewarded for their irresponsibility while the rest of us have to pay.

I am all for helping someone out, but people are taking advantage of the system, and the system creates more irresponsible individuals. I pays big to do nothing in America.

By: Michael Ham Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:42:26 +0000 TJ Johnson,

I agree with part of that but my biggest disagreement is pointing the finger at poor or uninspired people. The non-medical welfare budget is a fraction of the bailout budget which does nothing but help white-collared yuppies on Wall Street.

One of these days we’ll stop pointing the finger at the less fortunate who irresponsibly take enough to get by and start pointing the finger at the very fortunate robbing and printing money until we’re all deemed less fortunate.

By: Pal Adino Wed, 01 Apr 2009 23:26:26 +0000 As I always say, “America gets what America wants!” America wanted change for changes sake and now they are going to choke on it.

By: tjohnson Wed, 01 Apr 2009 19:07:54 +0000 Free Market Capitalism is the unequal distribution of wealth. Socialism is the equal distribution of poverty. Take your pick. Robinhood was either a thief or a Defender of the poor and deprived.

Fairness screws the middle class in exchange for a few more services for the lives of the less fortunate or uninspired. We are beginning to trade percieved fairness for what once was well concieved guidelines for a balanced economic system. Now we have played out our sympathies by praying upon peoples emotions and chastizing who is potrayed as unsympathetic. As a whole we have been led to believe that big business is run by a bunch of crooks when in fact the government got us here.

This problem is neither Bush’s fault or Obama’s fault. This is our Governments fault. They have taken us here by dividing us. This whole economic crisis is an inside job. A trade went on here that brought the economy to its knees. I call it the War for Houses Tragedy. Why is it so difficult to understand. The world operates off of inverse relationships. It was the perfect strategy to drive the economy downward in exchange for quick amounts of unsubstantiated and unsustainable cash payouts.

The same guys who are putting together the budget are the same guys who took the money from AIG, defended Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Please stop blaming business. The forces who want their money demonize them so they can get public support. Look what they did to the AIG people who recieved the retention bonuses. First the government says it okay that AIG pay them and as soon as we find out they demonize them. Business people in particular industrialists are the most honest of all types. Far more honest than big government bureaucrats. That a fact!

By: Nomus Johnson Wed, 01 Apr 2009 18:42:30 +0000 Russell, Russell, Russell….relax a bit, take a breath, and then explain to me why you liberals get sooooo angry when anyone takes an opposing view. From the tone of your comments, it is obvious that you voted for this far-left socialist.

However, if cannot comprehend the long-term effects of Obama’s borrowing, then perhaps you should actually try listening to someone who is just trying to point out fact, rather than scream and point blame. Sure, Bush did us no favors, but you need to understand that the problems we face today are the product of decades of poor choices by greed/power motivated politicians – on both sides of ‘the aisle’.

The problem I have with liberals is that, no matter what happens, its always someone else’s fault. Are you currently unemployed, or know someone who is? Then, good Lord, man…why haven’t you called Mr Obama yet and asked him for that change he promised?

Don’t hold your breath. The only “change” you will see is in the over-growth of government, an increase in taxes to cover spending, a rise in unemployment, inflation, and an increase in government control of your life.

I have a hard time believing this is being allowed, and actually encouraged, by the likes of you. Personally, I feel you will have a better chance of getting “change you can believe in” by standing on a street corner soliciting strangers.

By: ginsengjohn Wed, 01 Apr 2009 13:04:08 +0000 You cant cure the evils of overspending, deficiet spending by more overspending. Bring back the judaeo-christian ethic to Washington. I bet Mohammed would agree. John

By: deborah Wed, 01 Apr 2009 12:28:27 +0000 Global warming has to be slowing down as less energy is required by China and India et al.Baby mortalities are up,people don`t fly as before as they holiday closer to home. Less wastage from restaurants as people eat out less.Less energy being used .It all adds up to the nature of man bringing about ,albeit inadvertently,the radical diminution of his/her carbon footprint .