If anyone needs to do homework, it is the collective festering gob of right-wing trolls that continue to pollute this board, especially YOU, the boards shrill empty repug shill. I dare you to spend ten minutes investigating who started, funded, and pumps the agenda of and for the Tea Party. Your take on TR and FDR is as expected; typical GOP stooge vomit. You are here to fulfill your destiny as a target of scorn. You chose the wrong path, and you WILL pay the price for making such an idiotic choice. Now, do the right thing, and pay up on your lost wager before you become message board pariah #2, a close second to message board pariah #1: zevoter.
what is the one thing that you would do to ignite the economy and jobs?
1. Reich says raise minimum wage. I agree with this but recognize that this is increasing cost of business which we all know slows business.
2. Increase taxes on the Rich. This is a redistribution of assets but does little for confidence in America. Again hopefully we all know that our economy and stock markets is based on confidence.
Personally I think the magic bullet for our nation and many around the world is a balanced budget, or even better, a surplus to reduce our debt.
Imagine reading the Wall Street journal that the National debt is shrinking. JFK, one of our Nations greatest Democrat Presidents preached Volunteerism. His speech of "ask not what " promoted community and unity. It said nothing about rich versus poor or wall street versus main street. Imagine successful CEO's, once retired, streaming lining the VA to make it an efficiently run hospital chain. Imagine corporations sponsoring and promoting tutoring withing our schools. Imagine if Coca-cola or Procter & Gamble employees donated 10 hours a month teaching math and English after school for community service hours and the impact this would have on our test scores. How much could we reduce the Department of Education? the military has a ROTC program that agrees to pay for all or part of your education if you agree to serve so many years. Imagine a low interest loan program for medical school if you agree to serve your nation by providing low cost medical care to seniors.
There are so many ways to transfer what is now a government run program to a community run program and reduce the annual budget. From my perspective we have a choice...do we want to hire it out (government) or do we want to do it ourselves (community volunteerism). I say it is time to "step it up" and serve the community to eliminate the government waste.
Mitt Romney would have been a great President. He wasn't perfect but he has a great track record in business. Understands the economy and what it takes to get it moving and most importantly he has demonstrated his ability to work with Democrats. Sadly he was not conservative enough for some but I think this nation needed a moderate conservative.
If you really did your homework on these Presidents and the impact of their policies you would have a different view. There are always two sides. I personally think FDR was a good President but many very smart historians say that if it wasn't for WWII we would not have escaped the depression. The New Deal programs did provide basic needs for many Americans but the prospects to increase jobs wasn't materializing. Many historians say the social programs were drowning this nation. The war ended the depression. Did PBS discuss this view? I am not saying either view is correct only that there are 2 views regarding the New Deal. On a much smaller scale Obama is doing the same thing. He is providing basic needs like food stamps and unemployment checks but the employment prospects for the poor are not improving. Six years and so many are still unemployed and on government assistance.
So is Obama good for the people? At what point do you measure success by self reliance and not government support?
You are correct. We make a post about a current event such as a screw up by Obama and the response from you liberals is never intelligent. You are catching on Zero boy.
I am still here moron. Gee look at your post. Couldn't resist throwing a couple of insults could you.
TR left the GOP to start the Progressive Party. FDR was the greatest president of modern times. He enacted a lot of TR's progressive and visionary policies, and contributed dozens more of his own. Their staunch opponents, the Republicans, are known for their greed, for fighting against every social reform ever put forward, and for being hate-mongering and war mongering oligarchs and plutocrats. Republicans hated them both, a true measure of how great both men were.
You little fellers just don't get how much you are hated and despised. Do you know how many Tea Party candidates were voted down and voted out in 2012? Do you know how many Tea Party candidate wannabes were shut out of this year's Repug primaries? Do you have any clue at all how many more Tea Party brain-dears are about to be exorcised from Congress?
Name calling is childlish and doesn't help. How about some info or anything to back up your opinions. I'm sure you can do better to help make this a more useful board.
1. Never take responsibility for your bad decisions. 2. Make excuses for your failures. 2. Look to the government for help with everything. 4. Hate the successful. 5. Become a Liberal.
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