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

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Registered: 07-11-2006
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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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

It can only be called discrinimation if [ there were]

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011

LOL!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Now it's discrimination to not give someone a loan who can't afford to pay it back!

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011

Now it's discrimination to not give someone a loan who can't afford to pay it back!

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Overlooking your persistent derogatory, erroneous liberal comments,

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

Interesting word!

A meme acts as a unit for carrying

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011

Overlooking your persistent derogatory, erroneous liberal comments,

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009

I call them as i see them.

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-30-2011

They think they know best...in all things.

iVillage Member
Registered: 07-11-2006

we need to reform our government so that it is more efficient, more transparent, and more creative.


Read more:http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/quotes/b/barackobam409502.html#ixzz1es1QkKAA

I think a more efficient, transparent and creative government is a good thing. To me making government smaller for the sake of making it smaller makes less sense than making it more efficient.


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