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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Registered: 04-09-2011

Interpret as you wish.

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-02-2009

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

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Registered: 04-09-2011

You can't get a fact anymore solid that the Constitution, even though you folks on the left claim it's meaningless. Seems you were done in a long time ago,

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Registered: 03-02-2009

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

iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2006
It is splitting hairs since I am not a doctor and I've seen people "cured" by all different kinds of healthcare practitioners, I used the word "cured".... And when the rest of the debate falls apart, just one word becomes the focus. You seem to think its unreasonable for some to connect doctors with curing.... And even suggest I be lectured on the topic. And in the end... It doesn't change the fact that a chiropractic office is a *real* doctors office.

 


 


 


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Registered: 05-03-2011
It's not "splitting hairs." It's the difference between an ethical chiropractor and an unethical chiropractor. I don't know of any physicians who claim to cure anything...well, except for quacks like Mercola. There are certain diseases that are amenable to specific treatments and, depending on the disease, may be cured, but there is never a 100% guarantee that it will work with every single patient.
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Registered: 11-10-2006
Can an MD claim to cure? Because there are plenty of treatments available to both MDs and DCs that cure diseases. My understanding is that no one can claim the ability to cure people. Are you suggesting that natural cures do not exist? And after talking to my stepdad... The whole cured, not cured, meaning of cured..is all splitting hairs.

 


 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 05-03-2011
There are plenty of diseases that can be cured by physicians.
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Registered: 11-10-2006
I should also point out that they aren't alleviating symptoms, but they are correcting problems.

 


 


 


iVillage Member
Registered: 11-10-2006
Can MD's make such a claim?

 


 


 


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