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iwclcoffman
is bush and his team of republicans going to destory our nation by trying to solve all terriorism in the world? also people are losing jobs, it seems to me as if the economy is suffering by an all republican government. what is your opinion on this topic? blink.gif ph34r.gif us.gif
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iwcmpech
It's not suffering anymore than it was last month, before the Rublicans gained the majority in Congress. In fact, to my knowledge, they haven't even met yet.

And no I don't think America will be destroyed, either from within (Bush & Co.) or from without (terrorism).
We've had worse presidents, worse defense, and worse economic problems before. Just not necessarily all at the same time.
stotty203
QUOTE(iwclcoffman @ Nov 25 2002, 01:01 PM)
it seems to me as if the economy is suffering by an all republican government.  

How would you quantify that statement? What do you propose Bush do about the economy? Should he talk about how bad it is? Which it is not. I think the only thing the government should do is give us more of our money back (i.e. tax cuts) and get out of the way, which I think Bush is doing pretty well. When people keep saying that Bush needs to do more to help the economy, I would like to hear ideas as to what should be done. If the gov't helps people who are unemployed, all that means is they are taking money from the people that are working and giving it to those who aren't. I'm not against unemployment benefits, but how about a little incentive to go back to work? (again, i.e. tax cuts) Just my opinion anyway.
Imogene
Pardon me if I am incorrect. Is this not the forum FOR REPUBLICANS BY REPUBLICANS?
stotty203
I agree with you. I am registered as an indepenadant but I tend to side with the Republicans on most issues. I don't ever vote for someone just because of the party they are in, hence my non-affiliation to a particular party.
Wertz
QUOTE(stotty203 @ Nov 25 2002, 09:44 PM)
How would you quantify that statement?  What do you propose Bush do about the economy?  I think the only thing the government should do is give us more of our money back (i.e. tax cuts) and get out of the way, which I think Bush is doing pretty well.

If tax cuts are to be the salvation of the economy, how about equitable tax cuts? Like significant tax cuts for those middle-income types who will actually put money back into the economy, rather than into trust funds, foundations, and off-shore accounts?
Jaime
Wertz- unless something has recently changed, and you are now a republican, you'll have to post your remarks elsewhere blush.gif
iwcjiandeng
Bush trys to solve the terroaorism, but so far he hasn't successed . I think what he should do now is cosideration about the American economics. Now many people are losing the job, many companies face to bankruptcy and American economics is continuing decreasing after the "9.11". As a president, it's important for him to how to stimulate the economics. Economics is the Americans' urgent requirement in the present. In my opinion, Bush always does the same things as his father and he isn't very nice to other countries in the world. Maybe after the "9.11", he will change his foreign policies and estiblish the friendly relationship between USA and foreign countries.
David
I think that prestident Bush is doing an excellent job. There is nothing that he could have done to stop the events that occured on 9/11. We have to take action against posing threats to the United States. Which are you more worried about, the Economy, or our lives? us.gif
Juber3
QUOTE(David @ Nov 28 2002, 10:13 PM)
I think that prestident Bush is doing an excellent job.  There is nothing that he could have done to stop the events that occured on 9/11.  We have to take action against posing threats to the United States.  Which are you more worried about, the Economy, or our lives? us.gif

Nicely put even though your banned
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Juber3
Tell me...what would gore of did? Its hard to say... Even canadate had his/her own opinion on thing. You can only focus one one thing, and I like to focus on a more growing threat to me. For example AL-QUADA and IRAQ. Gore would of done nothing except look on the country. Al quada was a deceleration to the world!< NOW WE NEED TO SOLVE IT > our economy is going good now. Barley in layoffs at small firms...
otseng
I'm all for Bush pushing through tax relief and other things to help the economy. But, the economy is not the responsibility of the president. After all, he's the commander-in-chief of the military. He's not the chief financial executive.

I don't blame presidents for the state of the economy anymore than I can give any of them credit for it. We are a free market economy, we're not run by a dictator, so it's the free market that ultimately decides it's own future. Any look for the government to help the economy is just socialism.

If the Republicans really want to help the economy, it should dismantle many parts of the huge governmental waste (I'd love to see the IRS go).

As for WAT (War against terrorism), it's not that the Prez is "going to destroy our nation by trying to solve all terrorism in the world". The Prez has to fight terrorism, he has no choice. What is fighting to destroy our nation are the terrorists and it's his responsibility to fight back.
Aquilla
question.gif I am brand new here and frankly somewhat confused. I thought this particular board was for declared Republicans only, yet there seem to be a variety of folks posting who are neither declared, nor like any Republican I've ever met. Is this some sort of an "honor system" where basically anyone can post on any board they wish?

Just trying to get the lay of the land here.
Jaime
Thanks for asking Aquilla. We try and keep this for people who are declared Republicans and people who profess to vote for them.

If at anytime you see someone post here that shouldn't, please report it and I will delete it. biggrin.gif
Aquilla
Thanks for clarifying that, Jaime. Now, on to the topic at hand.......

President Bush is the first Republican President since Eisenhower (I think) to have a Republican majority in both houses of Congress, albeit it at slim majority. It seems to me that he has an enormous opportunity to lead this nation forward, not only in the war against terror, which we are winning, but on the domestic side as well. He has to pick his fights carefully though. Pure idealogy isn't going to win the day, despite what those on the far right of our party may desire. The Democrats have used the "incrementalism" tactic for years to increase governmental control over our lives, and that's not going to be changed overnight. Too many people have become dependant on government programs to enable Republicans to dismantle those programs with the single stroke of a pen. Rather, I would propose a gradual approach to removing governmental control. One area would be in education and the approval of vouchers for private schools. Others would be in the partial-privitization of Social Security and Medicare, the elimination of the marriage penalty in our tax code as well as the death tax and an across the board reduction in the income and payroll tax. Initially this might result in an increase in the federal deficit, but eventually it will lead to a stronger economy and a reigning in of the ability of Congress to spend our money. I am reminded of something a friend of mine once said. .......

"Giving money to the government is like giving dope to a junkie."
GoAmerica
QUOTE(iwcmpech @ Nov 25 2002, 03:02 PM)
We've had worse presidents and worse economic problems before.  Just not necessarily all at the same time.c

Jimmy Carter=Oil shortage= Jimmy's answer for it all: WEAR A SWEATER!
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