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Originally posted by semperfortis
all the while making more and spending more and taking more vacations and just living better than they ever have..
That is the funny thing.. Even the DOOM SAYING libs are all watching their big screen TV's. on their HD DVD players, driving their new cars and vacationing on their new boats...
But look around you, and that's not the case for most Americans.
So why do we only hear bad news? Adam Smith knew.
"A continued Series of Prosperity," he taught his rhetoric students, "would not give us near so much pleasure in the recital as an epic poem or a tragedy which make but one continued Series of unhappy Events." In the rhetorical marketplace nothing succeeds like failure.
Originally posted by semperfortis
That debt "clock" is the typical liberal scare tactic, but they did put a small snippet of truth in there if you look....
Do any of you know how much of the National Debt we have carried as of WWII?
Can anyone tell me when that particular debt caused the downfall of this country?
The Bush Tax cuts have caused one thing...... THE GREATEST INCREASE IN MONEY FLOWING INTO THE GOVERNMENT IN HISTORY...
That money that flows into the government coffers is being spent, yes, we are in a war. But we are not discussing the validity of the war, we are discussing economics...
Business pays the LIONS SHARE of tax to the Government...
(Actually your taxes pay a very small amount of what the Government gets)
Originally posted by anxietydisorder
Americans don't want to raise wages, they've proven that by turning to retailers like Wal-Mart. They want to pay as little as possible for the crap they buy, and they're not willing to pay workers to produce those products.
The end result is to outsource high paying manufacturing jobs to countries like China, India, Mexico, etc.......
It looks like you've made your bed, now your economy will suffer for it.
I would cry foul if my government borrowed heavily because it failed to reduce spending after putting tax cuts.
You don't suppose that WW2 was expectational circumstances and that when the economy is in good shape that the US government should stay out of the red.
IMO the US can only live off credit for as long as it remains the worlds number one economic power.
So the US government has the benefit of increased cash flow and yet is still borrowing money I'm not even going to point out what is wrong with that picture.
You don't suppose that the US government should end corporate welfare
personally I am in favor of a flat tax
Originally posted by xpert11
If you don't have enough money to buy food after paying the bills or you have no money left over after doing those things then you are doing it tough. It is always worth remembering that there is always someone else who is worse off then you are.
Originally posted by TheBorg
But that doesn't help those in that position, now does it? How is thinking like that supposed to make those in that position feel better?
True, things could always be worse, but why should they worry about that when they should be worrying about how they're going to make their next rent payment?
I'll be quite honest. Living on $10/hr in South Seattle isn't exactly easy. Rent here is in the $1100 range, and that means that I have to stay with my family, so that we can share bills.
I have several things that I would call luxuries, like DVDs and books, and games.