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Old 02-09-2006, 02:44 PM   #1
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i want to share my views with other people.
You came to the right place. I "share my views " pretty liberally. If I don't see anything interesting from the "peanut gallery", I just go back and reread my previous stuff. Always entertaining and mostly always spot on.

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Old 02-09-2006, 03:15 PM   #2
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Welcome.
Let's hear 'em, your views that is.
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You came to the right place. I "share my views " pretty liberally.
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Liberal actually stands for being very liberal with other people's money.

In Canada they are called Fibberals, promise the world, then renege on their promises.(to Fib is an English expression which means to lie, or not tell the truth).
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Liberal actually stands for being very liberal with other people's money.
Very humorous.
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You tell 'em, Cut-Throat!

In economics, though, the "Liberal" school is more free-market oriented (as opposed to Socialist). Hence, confusion. I don't know how the American political term "liberal" came into being.
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England and the U.S.A , two countries dividied by a common language.
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Well if those danged english people would only learn to speak american, there wouldnt be a problem!
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Hmmm

First job out of college(Boeing) - we had Smith and Smith - they both claimed they were Brit's - one graduated from University and the other from work/study/night school. Couldn't understand either one of them but I 'knew' they weren't from the 'same country'.

One drove 'a big bloody American stationwagon' and the other had a picture of 1936 Bristol AC(memory) he was bringing over 'to really drive.'
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Very humorous.
It is funny the lables that have been placed on republicans and democrats. Democrats = tax and spend. Republicans = conservatives. I read the other day that 2006's federal budget deficit is projected at over 400 billion. When Bill Clinton left office we had a surplus.* I never was a Bill Clinton fan but the numbers don't lie.*
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Statistics never lie, statisticians do.
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That is true and accountants with Enron & Worldcom. Opps......I better be careful. I'm an accountant.* *
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It is funny the lables that have been placed on republicans and democrats. Democrats = tax and spend. Republicans = conservatives. I read the other day that 2006's federal budget deficit is projected at over 400 billion. When Bill Clinton left office we had a surplus. I never was a Bill Clinton fan but the numbers don't lie.
That's an "apple and oranges" comparison when you remember that Bill Clinton wasn't faced with a war on terrorism to finance. Totally meaningless, IMO, to say that Clinton left with a surplus and it's Bush's fault that we have a deficit.

Yep, the numbers do lie in this case.
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You tell 'em Sam.

Never believe someone that says they "never was a Bill Clinton fan but... Either you are or your are not a Bill Clinton fan. And the answer says a LOT about you....
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You tell 'em Sam.*

Never believe someone that says they "never was a Bill Clinton fan but...* Either you are or your are not a Bill Clinton fan.* And the answer says a LOT about you....
You are nuts! But I will call a spade a spade! I like Bush on certain policies but I don't agree with everything he stands for. I guess with you it's either ALL black or ALL white.

Sam, as for as it being like comparing apples and oranges......yeah one could argue that. But the extent to which we have got sucked into this war IS the current administrations fault. But everyone has an opinion on that.
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Sam, as for as it being like comparing apples and oranges......yeah one could argue that. But the extent to which we have got sucked into this war IS the current administrations fault. But everyone has an opinion on that.
I really don't want to argue the politics of the situation, so I'll just say that both administrations share responsibility for where we are today, IMO. It was largely the inaction of the Clinton administration that led to the actions that the Bush administration felt were necessary.

Maybe we should move this discussion down into the forum that's more appropriate for this kind of thing...we seem to have hijacked someone else's thread.
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That's an "apple and oranges" comparison when you remember that Bill Clinton wasn't faced with a war on terrorism to finance. Totally meaningless, IMO, to say that Clinton left with a surplus and it's Bush's fault that we have a deficit.

Yep, the numbers do lie in this case.
The federal government has increased spending exclusive of the "war on terror." In other words, Bush the younger is a pro-big government proponent.

I agree that it's not entirely Bush's fault..but then the economy has done better with Democracts in office then Republicans. It may be because the Repubs set up a good structure for the Dems to then screw up but them's the facts.
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The federal government has increased spending exclusive of the "war on terror." In other words, Bush the younger is a pro-big government proponent.

I agree that it's not entirely Bush's fault..but then the economy has done better with Democracts in office then Republicans. It may be because the Repubs set up a good structure for the Dems to then screw up but them's the facts.
I can surely agree with that last statement since Clinton inherited an economy that was on the brink of taking off and left one behind that was on the brink of recession.

In fact, I can even pretty much agree with the first statement. Bush is not at all a believer in conservative spending. He's as big government and big spending as any Democrat in recent memory. I think that the Congress is completely out of control when it comes to spending but I have little hope that we'll ever be able to change that situation.
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