Originally posted by FreeMason
I think Bush is an idiot...but I'd take a Non-Partisan any day over anyone as long as he is moral
I knew there was something that I remembered liking about you, thanks for spelling it out for me!
My undergraduate is in Computer Science, and while I did not finish ( maybe someday) I did attend The Wharton Business School. I've owned my own
practice since 1993, with a client base and service targeted to the Fortune 1000 ( IT Engagements)
So please don't confuse my critique of poor apllication of fiscal management with socialist sympathies...how did you get THERE ANYWAY!?!?!
On economic stimulus: I see these companies daily, I sell to these companies daily, I get my expense account raped regularly by members of these
companies. I know what the business climate was in 1990, under Bush I, how it was dramatically improved under Clinton 4 years later, and I see how
it's been in the last 18 months: we're at the valley of this roller coaster for sure!
I am not a Democrat or Republican. I do favor the Dem point of aid to the economy though: a targeted tax cut to households making uner $150K,
extending unemployment insurance coverage, and collection of taxes from corporations who were previously registerd in the US -took an out of country
registry-yet continue the same business in the US.
I'm all for incentives for business owners, but right now the way it's happening under Bush, is that it's targeted to large Corporations as
corporate welfare and most importantly, it's not given with conditions. I think it's extremely immoral and unjust for the Federal gov. to lay
millions on a corporation and for that corporation to turn around and lay off thousands of workers.I also don't like this wave of Union busting.
It's wrong. A union is a working partner to the companies well being.
Republican fiscal policy, when it goes hardcore into 'trickle down' mode like it's in now, is utterly horrible. It follows the same 'death
spiral' fault as Communism: the theory only works if those at the Top aren't greedy.
The Gov. pumping money into the economy devalues the dollar and causes inflation. The economy is best served when everyone has discretionary income;
THAT gets invested, homes are built, cars are purchased, trips are taken, etc.
A feeling of health in the economy makes everybody spend.
[Edited on 8-11-2002 by Bout Time]