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Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 03:38 PM
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Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

BJ -

I did not have you pegged as such a bottom line guy. I am certainly glad you judge Reagan on his results, as he has been viewed by a wide swath of historians as a top ten President...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 03:01 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

I misspoke. When I said "spend like Democrats", I really mean "spend like liberals." There are some fiscally responsible Democrats (and certainly, some fiscally irresponsible Republicans), and I do...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:48 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

BJ - You're so intent on proving every single thing I say wrong that you ignore areas that are well nigh undisputed. Look back at Reagan's initial spending proposals, the hew and cry from the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 02:15 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

BJ - As I explained before, looking at the Executive Branch does not completely explain spending patterns. Reagan had a Democratic House, while Clinton had a Republican Congress. The House writes...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 01:42 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

Pampl,

Assuming your figures are correct, defense spending is probably the biggest culprit. Reagan's defense spending accelerated the decline of the Soviet Union, and Clinton aggressively applied...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 01:28 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

Hi pampl - I'm curious about your source. Could you be so kind to provide a link so that I can check it out for myself? Thank you.
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 01:05 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

I hear you, Mandrake. George W. Bush may have held positions anathema to liberals (abortion, Iraq), but he sure spent money like a liberal. Honestly, George W Bush is really an incarnation of...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 09:40 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

You have a point, brucds. The bill is on the internet, and thankfully so. That the support for the bill has fallen under 50% in such a short time is testament to the democratizing power of the...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 09:30 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

I confess, BJ, that I'm not sure what you mean when you say that you want Democrats to act more like Republicans when they're in power. You mean, with profligate spending? It upset the Republican...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 09:20 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

brucds - I think your comment got chopped (at least on my browser). You're smarter than that, I'm sure.

The point is this - the bill was crafted in the relative secrecy of Obama's inner team. No...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 09:08 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

Of course you would, which is my point. You have the votes in Congress. You have Obama ready to sign a lot of this wish list. Why not push it through in a more transparent fashion?
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 09:04 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

One other thing -

Does anyone find it strange that this huge, huge bill (hundreds and hundreds of pages) was ready to go so soon after inauguration? I want to know how long it took to cook, who...
Forum: Diavlog comments 02-04-2009, 08:39 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 57,882
Posted By Gapeseed
Re: A Humbler Stimulus?

The bill as constituted would not only fail to immediately stimulate, but would sow the seeds for a permanent democratic majority through such stimulations as sending gobs of money to ACORN, rolling...
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