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Well, I know the LIBERALS' solution -
Fri Aug 19, 2011 7:37am

It's a 6-point plan:
(1) Raise taxes
(2) Spend
(3) Raise taxes
(4) Spend
(5) Raise taxes
(6) Spend

"Increase revenue" to balance the budget? That's another Democrat psuedonymn for "raise taxes" - because they can envision no other way of increasing revenue; although previous Democrat administrations have successfully CUT taxes, allowed the economy to grow, and increased revenue.

If we had no other problems than balancing the budget, and if the economy was otherwise healthy, increasing taxes MIGHT work. But not in the midst of a recession, and high unemployment - doing that is how Roosevelt turned the Hoover recession into the Great Depression.

As to China - I'd take a page out of the old-style Democrats' playbook by imposing tariffs and quotas.

And I'd get rid of the outrageously restrictive EPA rules that strangle energy production and manufacturing.

And the candle on that cake would be reining in the unions.

  • So what is your solution to that?Mike, Thu Aug 18 9:55pm
    Do away with free marketing capitalism? Only in times of higher unemployment do people cherish even the crappiest of jobs that they didn't care for when times were good. The cheap crap that many... more
    • Well, I know the LIBERALS' solution - — Lewis, Fri Aug 19 7:37am
      • Which liberals are you talking about?Mike, Fri Aug 19 12:33pm
        Where do you get this notion that liberals cannot be fiscally conservative? When defining, you seem to put all the liberals in one box, yet all the conservatives get to belong in many boxes(social,... more
        • If all else fails ... READLewis, Sat Aug 20 8:20am
          Here, "liberal" does not describe or name a political party. I said "liberals", not "Democrats". Of course the (old school Democrats) were fiscally conservative; I was one for 40 years. The Democrat... more
          • Heal thyselfMike, Sat Aug 20 2:50pm
            The point is you broad-brush the "liberal" label. In a POLITICAL discussion about policy, "liberal" and "Democrat" are generally interchangeable. When you use extreme terms like "communism" to... more
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