Comments on: The economy needs a ‘unity Cabinet’ http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: emm305 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66920 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 22:03:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66920 Walker, perennial debt/deficit hysteria monger, you should crawl back under the rock from whence you crawled…never to be seen or heard from again.

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By: aligatorhardt http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66823 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 13:58:55 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66823 Mr Walker has given us the Republican plan, which has not changed for a decade. That approach has already been proven to be a failure, and is the reason that we are still having the same problems.
We do not need to pander to media created public opinion, or create token fake bipartisan committees. We need to make the hard choices of raising tax rates on the wealthy, while also closing deduction loopholes. We need to reduce military spending, close some of our foreign bases, and stop attempting to rule the planet. We need to crack down on fraud and abuse. We need to stop allowing riders on unrelated bills in Congress. We need public campaign finance, to stop the legalized bribery and allow our officers to do their job instead of spending 2/3 of their time in office campaigning for the next election, then ending up owing favors to their sponsors.
The advice and actions of those professional politicians who have created this mess are not likely to solve the problems, only extend them.

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By: Zietgist http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66804 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 12:13:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66804 The problem in the economy is a simple one. Money is a rhetorical tool of social control, designed for men who lack charisma, to get laid. Sad truth is, my statement is true.

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By: judyjupiter http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66732 Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:14:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66732 Can GOP columnists ever get their facts straight?

Obama already had at least four Republicans in his cabinet. How much unity do you expect Romney would have given to Dems?

McHugh-Secy of Army
Ray LaHood- Secy of Transportation
Robert Gates – Secy of Defense
Judd Gregg-Commerce

No president has had that many members of the opposing party!
Bush II had one, Bush I had ZERO. Reagan zero, Nixon zero. So Obama is already well ahead of you. Be nice if you’d catch up.

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By: PaulCPA http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66712 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 19:20:02 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66712 I had not heard of Dave Walker until I saw him speak to a group of CPA’s yesterday and his message is a breath of fresh air after all of the craziness of the campaigns. We have a lot of work to do to clean up the fiscal mess, but the good news is we have time to right the ship…just very little to do it. It will involve BOTH higher taxes and cutting entitlements (won’t work without doing both), so both parties will have to take a bite out of the s*** sandwich. Keep in mind either we do it now or 2-3 years from now when the wheels come completely off and the world forces us to make drastic changes. This is not a choice, it will happen, just a matter of doing it on our terms or later in a crisis. Finally, David’s qualifications in this matter are impeccable and we should applaud his leadership not mock him as a partisan that should “crawl back under a rock”. A very sad person thinks that of people let alone writes it.

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By: LysanderTucker http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66698 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:49:21 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66698 We keep hearing about unity and bi-partisanship but what ever happened to common sense regardless of party affiliation? let’s not forget what this is really about and that is what the public is demanding with their votes. I keep thinking about Marx when he wrote “that the first step in the revolution by the working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of the ruling class; to win the battle of DEMOCRACY. The proletariat will use its political supremacy to wrest, by DEGREES, all capital from the bourgeoisie; to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state.”

The bold is mine to point it out. This is all to lead to the long term goal of communism, in Practice if not in NAME. So when he stated that the long term objectives were government ownership of land, a heavy progressive income tax, abolition of inheritance rights, a national bank, government ownership or control of communication and transportation facilities, state-owned factories, a government program for soil conservation, government schools, and free education, let’s look at where we are currently and what people favor.

How many of these planks of the Communist Manifesto do you support? Federal Reserve Bank? Interstate Commerce Commission? Federal Communications Commission? The Sixteenth (income tax) Amendment to our Constitution? The inheritance tax? Government schools with compulsory attendance and support? Government owned automotive companies? FEMA? The Environmental Protection Agency or State Departments of Agriculture and Resources? The Internal Revenue Service? The TSA? The FDIC?

The point is that while everyone is concerned with right or left wing, Democrat or Republican and bi-partisanship, they are running away with our liberties while we’re paying attention to other things they put in front of us. What we need to consider is if we want to return to the original American concept of strictly limited and effective (efficient) government or not. Do we want the responsibility that comes with freedom and choice or do we want to be given a how-to manual for approved government procedures to wipe our own asses?

I’m starting to think the USSR didn’t fail or fall, they just saw the opportunity to relocate under better terms.

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By: Benny27 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2012/11/13/the-economy-needs-a-unity-cabinet/#comment-66695 Wed, 14 Nov 2012 17:02:07 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=15521#comment-66695 Romney lost, and not by a hair. What drivel: you say Obama should run his government the way his opponent would have, “to show unity”

That is convenient for the platform that just lost, have the president enact their needs on his time as well. Go back under the rock you came out from under.

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