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  • arql07 arql07 Jul 28, 2011 4:13 AM Flag

    The System is NOT Broken

    You say there's no compromise and I believe there's no honesty. When these politians state they are cutting 1T from spending, they're in actuality only cutting 1T from future spending, so instead of seeing 8T in additional deficits, we'll only see 7T. What we as Americans want is to lose the lubrication that helps them stick us with the bills.

    It sounds like you want the republicans to bend over and take it again. Compromise should have started 10 months ago, when the president submitted his budget. Instead he shoved 1.6T down our throats in deficits.

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    • Wrong!!! The CONgress of today can have absolutely no impact on what the CONgress of tomorrow does, They can sweet talk the people by telling them they are passing measures that will reduce the deficit 'over the next ten years' but the reality of the situation is the promise dies when that CONgress adjourns.

      That is why actions by THIS CONGRESS must be something more than lame promises.

      They must do something substantial, something with teeth or the game is over.

      An appeaser is one who feeds a crocodile -- hoping it will eat him last.

      Compromise is but the sacrifice of one right or good in the hope of retaining another -- too often ending in the loss of both.

      Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

      From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been abandoned.

      It is the weak man who urges compromise -- never the strong man.

      The swift wind of compromise is a lot more devastating than the sudden jolt of misfortune.

      A power has risen up in the government greater than the people themselves, consisting of many and various and powerful interests, combined into one mass, and held together by the cohesive power of the vast surplus in the banks.

      • 1 Reply to moses_on_wall_street
      • You may be absolutely right in principal. You'll never get 100 years of crap, and that's what deficit spending is and the abrogation of the will of the legislature to do anything is, inside the tours of duty of congresspeople, it's just too big a problem to solve in that short a period of time.

        Again, you cannot rule without an underpinning of obesence to the long term goals, when the problem needs a long term solution. That underpinning I will admit, may be up in a puff of smoke.

    • The "System" is not compromise. It is separation of power. When one gets too much power the others need to offset not compromise.

      • 1 Reply to wazzup92
      • No the separation of power in the three branches of government defines duties and responsibilities, and the courts are the last resort. All of these are endgame vehicles that define a decade long process of vote it wrong, judicate it right, that has never been part of day to day operations.

        Day to day operations of government WITHIN the legislature is the field where compromise of law in the making happens, not gut fight the process into a dysfuntional muddle and hope the courts provide the ultimate right answer. Nothing ever gets done that way, and was never part of the day to day requirement of the legislative branch, to require judicial review of law or administration.

    • Reagan popped the national debt from 1 to 4TRILLION. I don't see how the party of borrow and spend is any better, as a matter of fact, far worse than the party of tax and spend.

      If folks want stuff for free, they elect folks that represent that cause. Al Kaida is funded from oil revenues we pay to the Middle East.

      How's that Other People's Money syndrome working out for us?

    • You're still in the middle of the fight. You need to stand above the fray or outside it and see the big picture.

      Our govt has always been wrong on borrow and spend. It is more wrong to have that fight in the middle of a Depression. You don't not spend out of a Depression, that was learned in the 30's FIVE times until war diverted us and started the machines of manufacture.

      "Only a fool fights in a burning house."

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