posted on Oct, 24 2012 @ 12:07 PM
Originally posted by eLPresidente
Originally posted by flyswatter
Originally posted by PhysicsAdept
So I received an email from both candidates on the same day a few days ago... I figured it is good to know your enemy (and also good to keep an open
mind ) so I signed up for Obama's emailing list, and I thought it was very funny to see the contrast between the two candidates...
I mean you have colorful pictures, little to no information on anything, and assumptions based off of incompetencies from Obama hahahahaha, and then a
nice little comparative data chart provided by third party candidate Gary Johnson.
Really contrasts the two candidates nicely, eh? If anyone has a good Romney one, I would enjoy that. I did not sign up for his list yet, deep down I
just don't really care I suppose
I want no part of a candidate that wants to abolish the Fed, balance the budget, and cut both military and medicare spending, all "immediately" as
he states. The knee-jerk reactions are bad enough, but geezus ... the Fed doesnt need to be abolished, it needs to be reformed. Cutting 43% of
military budget and 43% of medicare spending? Holy unemployment and deathbeds, Batman. Balance the budget immediately? He's delusional, that's
not a "just do it" kind of thing, its gonna take at least a bit of time.
I'm not saying that Obama and Romney are saints by any means, but Gary Johnson would be the bull in a china shop that would destroy us.
I don't think you have any idea how much WASTE really exists in our government. I can't believe there are actually Americans that think that this
country would come to a complete halt if our governments budget were suddenly balanced.
How long do YOU think medicare, military, and current levels of government spending can last?
Also, the FED NEEDS to be abolished, it is absolutely 100% UNCONSTITUTIONAL. Why would you want to REFORM an ILLEGAL and PRIVATE entity!?
Read up on your history and learn about the origin of the FED and why they have certain policies in place. You can't reform the FED....lol.
Just as a little background, I work for the government as a contractor, working with the military. I'm certainly not all knowing, but I have a
pretty damn good understanding about how much waste exists in our government spending. In my time as a government contractor, I have also developed
enough of an understanding to know that an immediate 43% cut in military spending would be absolutely disasterous to both the economy and the safety
of this country.
Can we cut military spending by 43%? Yes we can. It would actually help my job security to do so. Should we do this all in one fell swoop?
Absolutely not. How should we do it? Well, look at it from this perspective - its like cutting a person off of an SSRI. Weaning them off over a bit
of time works great, but cutting them off cold turkey can cause severe problems. If you are not familiar with how that can affect a person, go read
up about it - its not pretty. By drawing down military spending over the course of a presidency (instead of the first year of the first term, which
means it is really far less than a calendar year), you're giving the military time to adapt and tailor their operations to work with a lower
As far as the Fed goes ... part of the change should be that it is reformed into a government entity, rather than staying a private one. It needs to
be audited and it needs to be transparent. There's a lot that needs to be done, but coming in and saying "too bad, so sad, bye bye" ... again, not
the right answer.
Again, I will say - Gary Johnson's grand idea of reducing spending and balancing the budget is great. Its his method of getting there that is wrong.