]reply to post by jdub297
the law that repealed the glass steagall was sponsered by a republicans, and very few voted against it, so I am taking it that "clinton and his
croonies included the republicans in washington??
Too many people believe that government is the solution to all our problems and that credit is a good thing, no matter that neither makes sense in
reality. Face it, whether it was L.A., Chicago, New York, California, Clinton, Bush or Obama, we would not be here today but for government
intervention to alter basic rules and to believe their promises that they have a better way to do things other than the way things work without
government trying to be "fair" or "help out." Ever heard of "self-reliance?" Ever lived in a place where neighbors help neighbors, other than
by driving them to the welfare office? Ever paid for a doctor's service yourself, without letting insurance "take care of" you? When we give up or
reject personal responsibility, we are giving some of our freedom away to others to control. Or, is that what you prefer?
yes, I've heard of self reliance.....
matter of fact, if you go through these forums enough, I am sure you will find me saying this more than once...
"Dependency leads to servitude!!""
I am not looking for the gov't to solve my problems, but I am fully demanding that they quite creating problems for me to wrangle my way through!
nieghbors helping neighbors, ya, back in the good ole days, think they ended in the 80's. paying for my own medical care ended about the same
my pediatrician let us pay off our bill by doing work around her office....
now, well, my doctor must be having problems with self reliance also since he has given up his freedom to do such things when he joined one of those
big healthcare corps!!! I wouldn't be able to pay my medical bills now without the insurance and the help my boss provides by covering a good
portion of it....
When we give up or reject personal responsibility, we are giving some of our freedom away to others to control. Or, is that what you prefer?
ya know, I could rephrase this a little bit...
When we take away a person's abililty to take on their responsibility, by outsourcing their jobs, by pushing down wages through immigration, by
having trade agreements that only benefit the country we are agreeing to trade with, by pushing to put welfare moms back to work without any
requirement as to how much they should make (pay that doesn't even provide the funds for the childcare), by pushing to have the minimum wage laws
done away with, by pushing to have the public school systems done away with, and on and on.....well we are forcing people into the state of
dependency...and thus SERVITUDE!!
which, I would have to say, it seems to me that both political parties seem to prefer it that way!!!
personally, I am not in that much debt, the house we paid for, yes we have an adjustable rate mortgage, yes it's paid on time every money, no we
didn't lie on our loan application! that doesn't mean there isn't lies on it, only that if there is, they were put there after we signed the
documents and well...without our knowledge. I work for a living, my husband works for a living, our kids are having problems, but we are helping
them, so no, we aren't depending on anyone but ourselves!!!
we moved out of NY because, well the state fiscal policies were just too danged crazy!
but still, this reeks of a scam, and I will remind you, that one of the ways the bush administration managed to keep the cost of those wars from
biting us in the backend was that he drastically cut the funding for medicaid and medicare to the states, along with alot of other funding I am sure.
but I remember the medicaid the most because that was the justification I was hearing from the state and local guys for hiking up taxes year after
year!! I think that federal pollicy had a pretty big part in NY being in a bind to begin with....and then well, we ended up with bush and gang
proclaiming how we should be an ownership society, how great a tool adjustable rate mortgages were, ect...and well, then well the property values
started to go up, and the local fiscal problems faded away.........how convenient!!
and now, we find that they were also manipulating the libor rates to suit their needs....at the expense of those local and state
seems to me that neither party really has a desire for small gov't either, but rather they want to be the only gov't running the show!!!