Originally posted by OrangeAlarmClock
Right now we desperately need a fiscal conservative to save this country. More brainless spending WILL see the destruction of this great nation, just
as devaluation of the currency has destroyed all past empires.
Sadly, both Obama AND McCain are fiscal liberals that want to spend, spend, spend us into debt and destruction. The most viable third party that has a
chance is Bob Barr, who is very fiscally conservative, but i'll admit it's not likely he is going to win. Chuck Baldwin is another good choice, but
he is even less popular. But I'll probably be voting for him unless Ron Paul announces an independent run.
It's Republicans like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush who want to "spend, spend, spend us into debt and destruction." Bush is presiding over the
largest deficit this country has ever known, and it's borrowed money he's spending. Heaven forbid he should raise taxes.
Obama at least has ways of raising money for the plans he proposes. He would ask for a modest increase in the tax rate for the top 5% of income
earners. A similar higher tax rate was in effect in the 1950's and 1960's, a time when the middle class was much larger than it is now and
growing, and there was a prosperity that was widely shared.
Bill Clinton, a Democrat, wiped out the deficit Ronal Reagan ran up. Being fiscally conservative doesn't mean just cutting programs for the poor,
though that's what people usually mean when they use the term. It means, for one thing, that one doesn't fight wars on borrowed money.
Obama is not a socialist, he's a classic liberal. True, he's probably to the left of Hillary Clinton, but he's definitely a capitalist. FDR was
far more "socialistic" than Obama and he was elected four times.
Most people who don't want national health care claim it will turn our country into a socialist state. Japan is a capitalist country, with a strong
economy, and it has universal health care. So do Great Britain, Canada, Germany, Denmark, etc. One difference between them and us is that we are
very diverse, while those populations are more homogenous. There is less fear that "those others" will get some benefit they don't deserve.
Obama can't possibly enact all the reforms he would like to, but I hope he will get some of them passed. His policies will benefit the middle class
as well as the poor, and they won't hurt the rich. Even Warren Buffet admits his secretary pays a higher tax rate than he does.
Yes, the economy is in the tank, but why should we call upon the Republicans, the party with the record for massive debt, to save us? It is, indeed,
time for a change