posted on Nov, 12 2011 @ 02:35 PM
Originally posted by BubbaJoe
reply to post by arbiture
I have a lot of questions about Dr. Paul, and have to admit, the comments and attitude of his son have really set me to start looking, his son is a
liability. My biggest problem with government spending is the fraud, waste, and abuse. Obama said he would look at the budget line by line, and he
hasn't, this is where my issues lie. That being said, not sure any candidate would do that, I can eliminate all of the repubs, they all seem to want
to eliminate commerce, energy, epa, education, etc etc. The idiocy of this entire election cycle is totally blowing my mind.
Unfortunately, for anyone person to look at the budget "line by line" needless to say he needs very good people who can dissect the budget in such a
way and then present it in a format that can be presented to a President over the course of many meetings, and this takes time, and the people who
know how to do this. Assume you get a "budget cutting&waste elimination meeting" with the President once a day for and hour after those who are
tasked with breaking it all down can provide a synopsis. Given the size of the government if optimistic it may be done in a few years. Thats very
The size of the Federal government is so vast and the fact many things (though not social security and areas like infrastructure repair, etc, and most
of the big ticket items. In other words "most" budget items.) are in the deep black. A President needs to know what and where something is so he can
at least ASK about it. And this gets sticky to say the least. Truth is this part of the budget, the deep black are sometimes not even on ANY books.
While they call it black... is not the reason were in such a god awful mess.
As for the idiocy of the whole election cycle and this need to screw who ever is in power, in this case the President, rather then do what you can to
represent the people who put you there in the first place drives me nuts. Perhaps in 2012 the people who may or may not agree with one political
position or another at least see this infantile foot stamping and "Our goal is to get the other guy" will be seen for what it is. An assault on the
American people and a violation of the oath of office each member of congress took. No where in that oath is there anything that says "Screw the
other guy, party, or anyone we don't like and in doing so to hell with the state of the U.S. Drive us into paralysis, And feel free to act like
spoiled arrogant children because thats more important then the country".
The Republicans think by utter and complete deregulation of stuff like environmental monitoring and some limits on what poisons you can put in water,
foods, or the drug supply, or no controls on criminal banking practices, or the elimination of many agencies that conduct science research at the core
level, and then often (usually) hand off what they learn to the private sector to translate this into new, and advanced technologies, what, they think
this makes sense? Sure if you want to damage the nation at a fundamental level. I don't think the GOP is full of treasonous people, at least not by
intent, just a bunch of dumb twits, at least the clown's they put up to run for President. In some basic research industry has to make money (which
is OK with me), and hence can't do basic research from which we learn that which can be translated into "stuff" that can make our lives better,
richer (as in meaning) and more fun. And we wonder why we're falling so behind the output of other nations, in particular those who value science,
math, history, and basic communication skills. Like English in the case of the U.S.