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Originally posted by ProudBird
reply to post by Eurisko2012
The Keystone Pipeline will not have created 20,000 jobs.
And, once it were to be built, and completed, then any of the few thousand construction jobs (if that many....probably a few hundred) will have gone away, since maintaining it would not need those who originally built it.
However, although the President is doing the right thing for the environment (if he kills it), it will be used as a political club with that inflated, and inaccurate, figure of "20,000 jobs" by those corporate interests, and their paid-and-bought political cronies.
The right-wing noise machine is ramping back up, again.
Originally posted by marinesniper0351
Yes I agree it was a good reference but his overall performance was horrible IMHO compared to his other performances, maybe he was tired or sick I dont know but he did not to be all there.
Arrgghhh no Mitt...
Well if RP does not make it I guess the alternate choice for me is Newt, not because I believe him more or less thn the others, but because I know he would tear Obama a new one in an debate hands down...
Originally posted by Diablos
The one thing I do agree with RP is this nation building that needs to stop. When we go into a target country, we need to reduce it to a wasteland, seize its resources, and then leave it to local bandits to pillage. That's how a glorious invasion used to take place in the good days of old.
On everything else, he is 100% wrong. He's a typical politician. Bringing the troops back and closing embassies is the start, which does seem reasonable, but he will slowly but surely go from there to slash the defense budget. The military industrial complex is what keeps us the great nation we are and what fuels our war machine. Do you really think anyone can justify building large solid state laser weapons or f-18 jets and funding them when we aren't in a war? This will definitely cause job loss and damage the economy. But, of course, a pacifist like him dismisses the benefits of war for our economy and our country in general, so nothing out of the ordinary.
Originally posted by xxdaniel21If you think that's the case, and that "war" is the answer to your country's financial problems, well take a look at your "great nation"'s deficit.
Sure, it looks all well and good now, but it's like free spending on your credit card. You can buy all the nice items and enjoy them, but in a few years, it will catch up to you.
Sure, you could justify building weapons by being actively involved in a war... But those things cost money - money your country simply doesn't have.
Originally posted by ls1camericBut seriously, do you actually agree with the stuff your saying or are you just trying to stir the pot? I honestly do not see how any one with morals and standards and a decent heart/ soul could be so evil.. You want to go into another country and basically rob them from the little that they have just because you want more of it??? WHO GIVES YOU THE RIGHT??? The president? People with that mentality IMO, need to be locked up...
Did you notice the crowd cheering Newt?