Comments on: Tea Party has morphed culture wars into economic combat http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: DrJJJJ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37664 Mon, 19 Sep 2011 17:53:26 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37664 One party is asking what their government can do for them and the other believes asking not what your government caan do for you, but what you can do for your government! (JFK by the way-he’d be a Tea Party leader in todays world!

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By: nates1581 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37623 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:35:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37623 Whoa folks. I think we are getting at the extremes of each side of this issue. We NEED government. We need government by honest and reasonable people. We need government to protect our families, provide economic services, ie banking and saving our hard-earned money. If we lose our belief in the American way, we lose everything. Let’s let reason and love of our fellow man rule our nation. Law is for our protection… when properly enforced. We apparently have a government today that has forgotten what got us here as free Americans with all the liberties and freedoms that most countries envy. Let’s turn our eyes and hearts to God (sorry about that,I’m a Christian)and vote for true Americans with American ideals. Let’s quit throwing stones at each other and work out our differences in peace and goodwill. The most outspoken Republican is an American. The loudest liberal Democrat is an American. Let’s remember that.

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By: zotdoc http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37622 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:34:04 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37622 Here we go again with the “christian right rhetoric. I will go with the “christian right” any time over the “godless left”. A republican, Abraham Lincoln freed the slaves. It was democrats on the court house steps in the south trying to stop integration in 1964. It was democrats who got us mired in Viet Nam, and a republican who got us out. When Mr. Bush was president I had high hopes that my college graduate children would be able to get a commensurate job, and I had over twice the money in my 401 K than I do now. I was close to being able to retire with or without the Ponzi Social Security scam that a democrat set up. After the democrats took both houses of congress in 2006 and Mr. Obama got elected in 2008, things went over a cllif, and I very probably will need that government check, another number in huddled masses of govt dependants, just what the democrats and Keynes are all about. No one wants the govt to dissapear, just to get more efficient and to get the hell out of our lives.

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By: Adam_S http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37621 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:08:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37621 If you guys want to see hilarious business cycles, mega booms and busts, with 5% inflation one year followed by 8% deflation the next, then yeah, by all means, do away w the Federal Reserve.

I am not saying it isn’t in need of fixing, I’m not saying it’s ownership isn’t a little fishy, but it’s just ridiculous how the cadre of Fed haters on this board and others like to completely negate the fact that by smoothing cycles and producing a period of predictable inflation, we’ve been able to grow the America we know and love.

That said, great article. Keep up the good work!

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By: beachkrp http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37620 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 20:55:08 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37620 Uh Adam Smith, with those pieces of paper at best that “rich” baby would grow up to be a Rockefeller Republican but most likely that “rich” baby would grow up to be a Liberal Democrat Senator.
Those pieces of paper represent assets. Taxes are never paid on assets, only on income, so that rich baby couldn’t care less about the income taxes because they don’t pay any anyway.
There is a HUGE difference between “the wealthy” and “high income earners”. The wealthy have already accumulated their wealth so they couldn’t care less about the taxes on income earners.
I take that back. Being liberal Democrats, they do care about taxes on income earners, because they do not want any of the income earners to accumulate enough income to become rich, so they advocate high taxes on income earners in order to stymie the efforts of income earners of becoming rich and joining their exclusive club.

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By: Obdurate http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37615 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:44:19 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37615 The journalists seem to want to assume that government is the only entity that can do anything – In reality, the only things that Government has done to improve our quality of life are those things that have made us more productive.

The highway systems have allowed the private sector to deliver goods and services faster and more efficiently. They created more competition and lower costs as the railroads no longer controlled interstate commerce.

Likewise, air travel up-ended the trucking industry and the unions hold over prices for transporting goods by truck.

The defense department (DARPA) created the internet, but it wasn’t until that became available to the private sector that, once again, individuals put their ideas into practice, created something of value and became more productive.

On the other end of the spectrum, we have the Department of Education, which has done nothing to improve the education of our society. Test scores, and aptitudes have been on the decline as resources have been re-distributed to the inner cities.

If there’s anyone who can say that our quality of life has improved since the fifties and the inception of the modern “welfare” system – I say, you’re wrong.

We used to be able to live well in a single-income household. Many of the people in college today wouldn’t even know what that means as they’ve been raised in a two-income household, raised by the government-controlled child care centers, public school systems and colleges who rely on Government to teach them that there is only one institution that can take care of everything they need and now it’s so ingrained that they have no experience of anything to the contrary they can point to and say – big Government destroys individual liberty and the knowledge that, if allowed to use their own resources everyone will do what is necessary to improve their own life.

If you don’t expect to walk down the street and ask your neighbors to contribute to your next trip to the grocery store, why would you expect the government to take it from your neighbors and give it to you?

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By: PCScipio http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37614 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:43:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37614 pmagellan, right you are! I was upgrading “never” to “rarely” in the light of FDR’s successes. cheers

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By: pmagellan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37611 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 19:12:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37611 “Democrats are never (rarely, if you count FDR) effective in ‘implementing’ their programs.”

I think you mean ‘defending’ their programs from public ignorance and eternal right wing attacks based on public lack of education.

Well, FDR, did more for these country then all republicans put together since then. I also remember the Apollo program — probably the greatest program ever, after all those in the great depression and WWII.

Republicans build bridges to nowhere, destroyed our economy by lying to take us into a war while providing tax cuts and defunding government, and wouldn’t even catch Bin Laden!

Republicans, who create little and abuse a lot, are, as the terrorist who attacked us, fundamentalists who create fantasies, such as the now debunked trickle down econ theory, in order to defeat clarity, logic and reason.

Imagine where our seniors would be if we had privatized the social security program as republicans wanted — before the financial crisis their lack of updated regulation created; and soon again.

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By: PCScipio http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37609 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:50:18 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37609 There are two immutables in American politics: Republicans are never on the side of the poor and working class, and Democrats are never (rarely, if you count FDR) effective in implementing their programs.

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By: pmagellan http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2011/09/15/tea-party-has-morphed-culture-wars-into-economic-combat/#comment-37608 Thu, 15 Sep 2011 18:45:35 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=10429#comment-37608 “pmagellan, it’s easier to find stuff.”

Really? I think to the contrary. Its always a list and the later the comments the further you have to scroll to see them.

“Go to Fox News and see how you like its comment streams. Content aside, I bet you don’t like that system at all.”

FauxNews? — I don’t trust their content.

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