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The cost of yet another "conservative" government

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posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:40 PM
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Both parties are to blame. Both parties had a hand in the mess we are in now. Both parties were in Congress. Both parties voted on legislature.

It isn't a matter of who is to blame more.

Why play the blame game?

Why not just focus on how the hell to get out of the mess we are in now?




posted on Feb, 19 2009 @ 02:46 PM
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I can't speak for everyone. I'm relatively new to politics in general. I'm not that old of a guy...although sometimes I feel so.

What I do know is that when I started following politics, all I began to see where lies and corruption.

People were being led by both parties in the wrong direction, against each other.

I'm angry. I'm angry about the last 8 years. I"m angry about now. I'm angry that this country is flat broke and is going to see some extremely hard pain.

This is what I'm concerned about...NOW. Look around, things are falling apart..people are flat out angry right now.

People are starting to wake up to it. I did. It didn't take me long to realize it after I started to follow. Most people don't follow politics, but now that is changing and they are flat out pissed about what is happening.

We've been lied too, cheated, stolen from, and flat out misled by our politicians.

I've had it and I don't know why everyone else hasn't.



posted on Feb, 21 2009 @ 09:36 PM
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I will say this...

Conservative does not equal republican and liberal does not equal democratic in todays world.

Republican = Pro Life
Democratic = Pro Choice

In a perfect world, liberalism would be far more ideal. But with all of the distrust our government has, so many people oppose it (rightfully).

All I can say is that if Obama was the president instead of Bush when all of this debt added up, those same people who support Bush would be bashing Obama just because he a is a democrat.

Let us all hope Obama will actually work for the people and flip things around the best he can while keeping the citizens and the constitution in mind. As much as I respect George, he could have done better on SO many fronts.

Hopefully Obama does not make the bad decisions as well, just on the polar opposite side of the spectrum.



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 05:24 AM
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To the OP - don't you get tired of stirring the pot and taking cheap shots at the Republican party? Apparently not because here's yet another post where you've worked yourself into a tizzy and then ignored key facts presented by other posters.

No, SG, you've got your mind made up and you seem hell bent on taking as many people down the far left path as possible with you. Seems like the worse the current administration does, the louder you scream about how bad the Republicans are just so as to remind everyone about "the last 8 years". This is just another rant to justify your own pathetic partisanship.

Why should anyone even bother discussing anything with you, politically? It's like arguing with a fence post. Give it a rest, already. You sound old.



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 05:50 AM
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geeze another thread on YOUR BS RANT? why start another thread when you already had one going? oh let me guess you want to ignore the FACTS presented in the other thread and your doing the same in this thread.

Seriously dude, you need a break!

your becoming a nuisance and your not worth even trying to reason with because you won't even consider that you may be wrong in your thinking. I bet you haven't even read on thing people have posted to back up their claims your wrong.

Your to hell bent on placing the blame on Republicans because your hollier than thou Democrats couldn't possibly do any wrong. simple fact is "IF" you were really interested in finding truth you would look back at the policies of each Admin since Carter, objectively! But i know you won't do it! you'd rather play the BS partisan blame game and live in your fantasy world where the dems are the good guys and the republicans are the bad guys.

the truth is both parties are to blame for this mess and people like you make me



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 06:15 AM
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and another thing IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT YOU"D KNOW CONGRESS HAS ALL THE REAL POWER NOT THE PRESIDENT!

the president can order troops to take action but only for 60-90 days. after that he either has to remove the troops or ask congress for authorization to extend the deployment!

Only congress can declare wars.
Only congress can ratify treaties.
Only congress can write legislation! The president signs the bills into law or veto it. Congress can then override his veto!
Only congress has the power to impose regulations or remove regulations.
Only congress can raise or lower taxes.
I think you can get the point. You asked what has the congress of the last 2 years done to contribute to this mess. EVERY F****** THING!

Congress passed every unbalanced Budget.
Congress passed spending bills loaded with pork.
Congress continues to finance 2 wars out of the general funds account! instead of financing it by selling bonds, OR cutting off funding all together and ordering the troops out!
Congress has passed 2 stimulus bills with NO WAY TO FUND THEM.
Congress has voted to bailout the auto industry with no way to fund that bailout!

After reading through some of your BS from earlier you place the blame of this starting with Reagan, I guess you never looked at Carter's policies and what happened under his watch.

Ever hear of the Savings and Loan crisis? Oh let me guess your going to say that was Reagan's fault. wrong!!!! Reagan inherited that mess from Carter. Yes it started under Carter's watch. Just Like Bush Jr. inherited this mess from Clinton!

Clinton's budget surplus
yeah ok. that's been debunked hundreds of times. he robbed social security, cut military spending to the point they almost went bankrupt! and don't forget about those funny accounting methods his Administration used to cook the books to make them look good to simple minded people!



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 02:27 PM
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Originally posted by Mercenary2007
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geeze another thread on YOUR BS RANT? why start another thread when you already had one going? oh let me guess you want to ignore the FACTS presented in the other thread and your doing the same in this thread.

Seriously dude, you need a break!


You folks can continue posting neocon propaganda and like wise Ill continue to post whats on my mind, and what I have to back it up with. Its a free country, free forum.... mk?


your becoming a nuisance and your not worth even trying to reason


All iv been trying to do is reason with you folks. I tried that with the birth certificate crap you folks got goin on, I tried that with the NWO fairytales, with the reptillian crap, the muslim crap etc. I mean theres this notion here that inorder to be heard, or have "reason" in this forum, you have to agree with everything the majority rightwing and paulers have to say here and too be frank I am my own mind, and will continue to post.

Just like its your choice to reply to the OP.


because you won't even consider that you may be wrong in your thinking.


As in what merc? Im really sorry i didnt take in the neocon propaganda over the general elections you folks so attatched yourselves to... Im so sorry im not bending over to worship Ron Paul and not be critical or objective, at all. Im sorry I didnt believe what some propaganda blog said about Obamas birth certificate, Im sorry I didnt believe limbaugh and his comments about "commie infiltration".... gee Ill just fall for the same crap republicans and paulers fell for back in 03'



I bet you haven't even read on thing people have posted to back up their claims your wrong.


What that the Bush administration was a faliure? You tell me merc, what was it then?


Your to hell bent on placing the blame on Republicans because your hollier than thou Democrats couldn't possibly do any wrong.


Im sorry, never once did I leave the dems totally out of this mess. Although there appears to be an effort by many here to convert the blame, and Im sorry, yall need a reality check.


simple fact is "IF" you were really interested in finding truth you would look back at the policies of each Admin since Carter, objectively!


Oh here we go about carter again. Lets blame a democrat elected 30 years ago.... for petes sakes... and lets continue the commie hunt from the 60s... you know you folks aint ready to latch off the past.

If you read the OP you would see I acknowledged carters doing in the economic crises but did fair analysis in stating it started before carter. This mess could be traced back to Nixon and Ford. Prove me otherwise, please.

And by the way, reagan tripled the debt that carter left. So this tells me plenty about the mentality of the right here.

[edit on 22-2-2009 by southern_Guardian]



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 02:48 PM
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Originally posted by Mercenary2007
and another thing IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT YOU"D KNOW CONGRESS HAS ALL THE REAL POWER NOT THE PRESIDENT!


calm down, I know your angry theres somebody not conforming to what the majority prefer to believe here but thats just reality.

Republicans had control of congress for 6 out of those 8years in the last administration, why you start equally distributing blame huh?

Congress cannot exert power unless there are a certain amount of votes. Majority doesnt necessary mean there is an overall decision maker. The dems had to ben over back to satisfy just 3 republican senators.

Ultimately it comes down to who supported the bill and who proposed it...merc. I thought you knew this?



Only congress can declare wars.


Then the republican majority congress, by your accounts above, and bush will take responsibility for an unconstitutional war thats cost us in the 100s of billions, thats costing us $200 million a day right now. So yes, you go on about the "socialist dems", it seems to be what you go on about 90% of the time.



Congress passed every unbalanced Budget.


Can you tell me howmuch exact the dems contributed to this. I did my research in a prior thread, it appears dem led bills only accounted for 15% of this mess we're in, interms of debt, interms of allowing this mess to go through. Not justifying it, however small, but Im pointing out that your blame here is totally unbalanced. It always has been.

And your saying the 6years prior america was all dandy? Check my signiture, offer me proof. Because all signs to the mess can be traced back mostly before the dem congress took place. Yet there seems to be complete blame on the democratic controlled congress of the last two years, complete blame on the dems, despite the facts.

[edit on 22-2-2009 by southern_Guardian]



posted on Feb, 22 2009 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by Mercenary2007
Ever hear of the Savings and Loan crisis? Oh let me guess your going to say that was Reagan's fault. wrong!!!! Reagan inherited that mess from Carter. Yes it started under Carter's watch. Just Like Bush Jr. inherited this mess from Clinton!


But I thought the "majority" in congress has the most power? Wasnt it a republican majority in congress from 1992-2006? So your ignoring the trillions wasted by the bush administration, putting blame completely on the 2 year congress and clinton?....

So basically you say Bush jnr has no fault and he inherited this mess from Clinton.... to which the republicans were majority in control during that entire administration... because you put all responsibility on the "majority" of congress at the time... then you blame to dem congress for two years for the entire mess we'r in, which contradicts what you said prior, then totally refuse to look towards the 6 years of republican rule.

Paulers like yourself merc, your in the same can as the neocons. Painting yourselves different, distancing yourselves from the very neocons you paraded back in 2000 and 2003.. same can. Still covering their asses and promoting the lies they spread. Simply saying "im neither R or D" doesnt prove a thing.

[edit on 22-2-2009 by southern_Guardian]



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