"Tax And Spend Liberals" Versus "Talk And Spend Conservatives"
Nothing points out the hypocrisy of the Republicans like their love affair with the national debt.
They talk a mean game about reducing the size of government, and make a big deal about how lowering taxes stimulates the economy.
But can they exercise even a modest level of fiscal restraint?
Obviously not. :shk:
Nothing excuses the dishonesty of calling for a reduction in the size of government while simultaneously spending tax dollars like a drunken sailor,
so the Republicans deserve to be called out for their duplicity.
In terms of motives, however, their desire seems to be delivering to their constituents who hold that debt -- both foreign and domestic. This would
include institutional investors who hold and trade in U.S. debt instruments on a massive scale, and to do so, they need the U.S. government to be in
debt on a massive scale.
If the Democrats didn't have their own faces perennially buried in the pork barrel, handing out money to their own greedy constituents and cheerfully
helping the Republicans with their spending spree, they would be more credible in criticizing these Republican policies, but they basically do the
same thing in different ways when they have the reigns, so the federal bloat continues.
In other words, it all boils down to a choice between Democrat hypocrisy or Republican hypocrisy.
Regarding the monetary shenanigans currently underway, I suspect that the feds are deliberately tanking the dollar in an attempt to achieve certain
strategic goals such as strengthening U.S. export interests and reducing U.S. dependence on imports, but it's a dangerous game, and the U.S. isn't
the only one playing it.
At some point the house of cards will collapse, and when it does, the next phase of this long, ongoing world war will proceed.
[edit on 11/4/2006 by Majic]