reply to post by pavil
You have made some pretty good points.
I would like to add
Considering that most repubs completely oppose any reforms to our health care system, unless they benefit insurance companies, why should there be
bipartisan agreement. While workers in the rest of the first world nations get nationalized health care, U.S. workers have to pay for it on their
own, in the most expensive health care system in the world, which greatly increases the cost of labor in the U.S.. In addition to this, U.S. workers
are also expected to pay for the biggest military, which eats up more money than all of our closest competitors combined. How are we supposed to
compete while providing all of this corporate welfare that the repubs prefer?
I agree Obama hasn't figured out how to clean up the Guantanamo Bay mess created by the GW/Cheney administration, BUT that doesn't change the fact
that the GW/Cheney administration created this mess, which you want to ignore.
The Guantanamo Bay prison facilities is one of the greatest messes ever created by an executive administration, and its legacy will continue to haunt
our country for decades, if not centuries. GW/Cheney administration can add it to their legacy of failure. Just because Obama can not wave a magic
wand and make this mess go away, doesn't mean he deserve any of the blame for this mess, or any other mess created by the most incompetent
administration in U.S. history, GW/Cheney administration.
I think we see things pretty much the same with out current state of the economy. I would add these points that I think all true conservatives should
consider. The Fed Res is a private entity, not part of the government, but with considerable privileges granted by the government, which are loosely
regulated by some congressional oversight. Gingrich and his fellow repubs de-regulated banking and investment after they took over in 95, and by 97,
decreasing th ability of congress to have oversight of banking and investment. Shortly after deregulation we entered the tech market bubble followed
by the real estate bubble, Enron, and a great many other scams that have lead us to our current predicament. It isn't government that has created
this huge mess, it is private industry, specifically, the banking and investment industry.
The banking and investment industry created this mess, and they should pay for the costs of cleaning up this mess. Within a decade after the huge WW
II deficit that was far greater than our current deficit, our government had gotten its financial house in order, bringing national debt down to a
reasonable level. We did it then, we can do it now, and applying the same solutions would be the way to go.
The answer to Kim is to treat him like the child that he is, flatter him, stroke his ego, seduce him, and then one day he wakes up and finds out that
he is no longer in power. China is already starting to turn their back on N Korea. The success of S Korea has obliterated any dream that communism
is a valid system when it is compared to N Korea.
We can't put the nuclear genie back in the bottle. Our only answer is deterrent capabilities, and technology that prevents those who obtain nuclear
weapons from ever delivering such devices. Investment in the space program is a good way to go. Greater technology is the answer.