Is it the government's job to fix the economy?

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Is it the government's job to fix the economy?
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 9:21am

Do you think this controversy will play a role in the upcoming election?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The economy needs to be fixed. On this, Democrats and Republicans agree. They part ways over how to do it and, specifically, what role the federal government should play.

"Ultimately," President Barack Obama tells Congress, "our recovery will be driven not by Washington, but by our businesses and our workers. But we can help." His argument that government has a responsibility to do so probably doesn't sit well with an America that's down on Washington.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and other Republicans competing for his job take a different tack as they court a tea party-infused GOP electorate: The economy will thrive, they say, if Washington simply gets out of the way. As Perry puts it: "Smaller government, less spending, fewer regulations.At the heart of the 2012 presidential race is an issue as old as the country itself."

Is it the federal government's responsibility to address what ails the nation, in this case the economy? And if so, to what degree? What is the right balance?

More:

http://news.yahoo.com/analysis-governments-role-fix-economy-072531745.html

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Registered: 08-16-2005
"Is it the federal government's responsibility to address what ails the nation, in this case the economy? "
NO


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Registered: 03-03-2009
Nice to see you again!

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 03-03-2009

What worries me is that we're being subjected to extortion.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 08-16-2005
:) You too....


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Registered: 04-09-2006
Yep...incredibly frustrating.

Deborah
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Registered: 03-02-2009

We are just stuck at a point in time where we have a president that is either clueless or just doesn't care enough about jobs and the middle class to do what needs to be done to get the economy going.

This is evidenced by his latest plan to throw us deeper into debt with more spending, cuts that will never come to be, and, if you can believe it, he wants to RAISE taxes on an economy that is already in bad shape, due to his party's actions. Absolutely incredible.

What should republicans do? Well, according to the left, republicans should take leave of their senses, and their values, and become leftists and support the destruction of our country.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 07-11-2006

Sorry, I can't tell from your post. Are you an American first, or a Republican first? Do you respect the voice of the American people who elected the man that they did for President, or do you commit your loyalty exclusively to the Republican party?

BTW, I think you forgot to address the question in the original post, ie, is the matter of government's role in fixing the economy going to be an issue in the next presidential election.

Frankly, I seriously doubt that Scott Brown will maintain his seat. I think the good people of Massachusetts will see the folly of their decison.

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Registered: 03-02-2009
nisupulla wrote:

Sorry, I can't tell from your post. Are you an American first, or a Republican first? Do you respect the voice of the American people who elected the man that they did for President, or do you commit your loyalty exclusively to the Republican party?

That seems like a really odd question to me. I guess you can't tell because I am not trying to indicate one or the other. That must be a liberal thing, putting people into classes, pitting them against each other, like Obama does. I also respect the resounding voice of the American people since Obama was elected, an uprising against what he is doing to this country. Do you?

BTW, I think you forgot to address the question in the original post, ie, is the matter of government's role in fixing the economy going to be an issue in the next presidential election.

Hmm, let me think about that. Nope, didn't forget anything.

Frankly, I seriously doubt that Scott Brown will maintain his seat. I think the good people of Massachusetts will see the folly of their decision.

I'd have to say that's completely irrelevant to the message that was sent by the good people of Massachusetts that day to the Obama administration. A message that continues to be sent in election after election.

"Resist, we much. We must, and we much. About that, be committed."

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Elizabeth Warren is going to win Scott Brown's Senate seat. Theeen we can finally tax all of those manufactures right out of this country. Wonder what kind of business she has recently taken a chance on, investing in it, growing it and working 70 80 + hours a week to make it a success. Disgusting and pathetic!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=htX2usfqMEs&feature=player_embedded

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