Republican Idea(l)s!

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Republican Idea(l)s!
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Sun, 08-08-2010 - 2:56pm

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:15pm

Well which auto companies took the bailouts and were "saved" by the government and which one wasn't? Care to guess which ones are still floundering and which one is doing well?

You think the solution is to continue to reward poor management/decisions for some but simply make it at the entire nation's expense? Or rather those roughly 50% or so who still pay taxes?

Cause I don't support that plan. No siree. Actions have consequences.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ........Ronald Reagan

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:23pm
Yes...I imagined several here would feel this way. I've just sent an email of this to several of my neighbors. It seems like most of my neighbors are federal, state or local employees, and that includes plenty of teachers. This idea won't likely make them feel like supporting Republicans in the fall.

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:30pm
No surprise. So much for ask not what your country can do for you.....

“Men are so simple and so much inclined to obey immediate needs that a deceiver will never lack victims for his deceptions” Machiavelli

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Registered: 07-15-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:38pm

States: The Next Strategic Defaulters
http://www.realclearmarkets.com/articles/2010/07/06/states_the_new_strategic_defaulters_98557.html

Is there no end to your support of bailouts? When do we hold people accountable? When you subsidize failure you get more of it.


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:48pm
Gosh...those unaccountable and evil teachers, police, firefighters, and municipal and state workers. They're the reason the country is in trouble. If only they'd not gotten their salaries and benefits, all would be fiscally sound. That's it...blame it on the workers. (Taking my Republican hat off now)

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iVillage Member
Registered: 07-15-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 3:53pm

Every citizen of the state is responsible, no?

They chose who they elected. They made the unsustainable demands. Now they should work together to fix things.

How is it the responsibility of someone living in another state to pay their pensions? Seriously.

Take responsibility for yourself for a change and stop looking in someone else's pocket when your choices fall short.

"Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a difference in the world. But the U.S. ARMED FORCES don't have that problem." ........Ronald Reagan

>>Luck is what you call it when preparation meets opportunity<<
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Registered: 08-16-2005
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:03pm

Red Herring!!!


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Registered: 03-10-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:15pm


You know, I think I sort of felt the same way about that myself back when there was discussion of red states/blue states back before the 2004 election.

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iVillage Member
Registered: 03-10-2010
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:23pm
We just have different philosophies. For many states, the collapse of the economy in 2008 led to massive unemployment, reduced real estate value, and decreased spending. All of that led to lower-than-budgeted tax revenues and the need for states to scramble to balance their budgets. Our state went on an austerity budget, and due to still-not-rising tax revenues, we're going to have to further cut services. State employees here were furloughed, projects delayed or cancelled, and we generally came to a halt. I think that is also true of other states. So, while it is Republican to suggest that we bust the unions to drive down pay and benefits of government employees, it probably isn't a universally-accepted idea.

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Registered: 08-29-2002
Sun, 08-08-2010 - 4:29pm

I kind of wonder what might happen to the dollar in the event of a bankruptcy of a state the size of, for example, California. Given the market swoons that the hit the Euro when tiny little Greece (economically speaking) was on the brink...

I could imagine that borrowing costs for the fed could go through the roof, which would definitely have an impact on the deficit, or?

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