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: 04-09-2006
Did you post the correct link?
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Registered: 03-02-2009

This is the way they do things. Mislead people into thinking they are owed something by people that go out there and make businesses and create jobs. That's the thanks they get (even though they are not asking) from the left.

Let alone that she is an idiot if she thinks that is good economic policy. Yeah, drain more of the life out of business, that's the way to create confidence in their future and have them start hiring people. Another left wing know it all that doesn't have a clue on how to create jobs. Big dummy.

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

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Yes at 51 seconds or so, she talks about manufacturing/business and "unfair" taxation.
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Registered: 05-05-2009
I know, it is so discouraging to hear the hatred this woman has for the very people that provide jobs and keep the economy going, and in such a screachy way. " No one ever got rich on their own" Bull Elizabeth, total bull..
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Registered: 03-03-2009

Claiming that Warren hates "the very people that provide jobs and keep the economy going" is arrant presumption, unless you have the ability to mindread. And you have provided nothing in which Warren claims that she hates those people; or even sound basis to make a case of any such hatred.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Reckless rhetoric, indeed! The ugly display put on by E. Warren is truly recklese (a misspelled word or two to give you something to do, pointing them out. TIA)
Tax the crap out of those entrepeneurs, regulate them, require them to unionize. That's the way to improve the economy. That recipe for economic success could really encourage people to start their businesses here, expand and hire. Yep Warren, you and Obama are really on to somethig.
Our infrastructure does need repair, it's not like say Haiti (good comparison) but the previous stimulus was to be used largly for "shovel ready" jobs that could have improved our infrastructure, and then wasn't, It was wasted, and the Solyndra deal is just the tip of the iceberg. They failed the American people.
When our economy improves under a different president and a Republican congress; when they give the job creators confidence that they aren't the enemy ( and yes Warren had hate in her voice) then the federal government will collect more money and infrastructure can be repaired.
Her particular brand of "protection: is destroying the economy of this country and I'm pretty much sick of it.
"And I have wondered if the people who espouse such deregulation have a clue, a single clue what their lives would be like absent clean air, potable water, a safe food supply, quality products."
O for crisakes, who ever said we need no regulation, The overblown fallacies of your arguments are silly.
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Registered: 03-03-2009

Hmmmmm......I listened to the bit in the link where Warren talked about the vital role infrastructure plays in affluence.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-05-2009
It's always a delight to have words translated for me as well as misspelled words pointed out, and not always with the benifit of sic.
Of course you have seen nothing (nada, zilch, blah blah blah) about which regulations should be dismantled. PBS probably is too busy with details on the brilliant job creation bill Obama wants passed now, right now. Come on Reid take off your slippers and get this bill introduced.
http://campaign2012.washingtonexaminer.com/blogs/beltway-confidential/new-report-cites-regulatory-tsunami-under-obama
I think probably 99.9% of the regulations Obama has imposed could be removed with nothing happening to the environment, banking industry etc, but yet, a ton of weight removed from the economy and business.
Warren hates capitalism as does Obama; his shellacking (could you spell check that for me?) in 2012, quite possibly by a true capitalist genius, Cain, will send a message about our dislike of European socialism. At least for awhile.


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Registered: 03-03-2009

Your link covered ONE regulation in depth and I'm having a very hard time believing that more rigorous lead paint abatement measures are bringing the economy to its knees.

Jabberwocka

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Registered: 05-03-2011
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It's the same thing with Obama...some people claim that he is "seething with hatred" and the like. I mean, c'mon, I think they are hallucinating because that's not what I see when I see him speak. So strange.

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