Who would have thought that 4 tinzy winzy letters ( Bush) would add up to ?
Now..my question is, " Can the U$ really afford a new Republican President?"
I think not!
i think it is slightly strange, from my understanding the republicans (who are supposedly fiscally conservative) have in the last few decades spent more, and even more weirdly the states that vote in republicans are generally the poorer ones who suck in the most federal taxes (i.e. the ones that would presumably benefit from the more redistributive social taxes that are associated with the democrats)
When I first heard the punchline on this commercial I thought it was a Democratic campaign advert attacking the GOP.
Please forgive if the embedding doesn't work, I think I've figured it out.
I've always wondered what original "who you going to believe, me or your lying eyes?" Slight of hand and creative accounting made so many think the Republicans were fiscally responsible. Even today many continue to do so when the evidence showing otherwise is right in front of them.
I'm sure someone is going to say something about the Democratic party with taxation and spending talking points, but I'm posting about the Republicans (ill deserved) reputation as being fiscally responsible.
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This little financial fiasco is only the tip of the iceberg of what Bush actually has cost the (your) nation. The respect of the world, that's the real cost. It also heralds the beginning of the end of the USA as a world power...after all, why should we Europeans continue to pay for the follies of this cowboy president? We are already suffering the costs of this American dream; remember the hedge funds. How many citizens have lost their houses after failing payments on their mortgages?Bush should be the next to face trial in Iraq, the charge? Crimes against humanity. Hmmpf ...Bush.
*This is a 100% European view..and, devilsadvocate if you want to be a devilsadvocate, that's up to you! The American dream is over; raped and imprisoned by an extremely cunning dictator. Wake up now USA. Don't be fooled by all those electoral promises from the Republicans. Wake up.
I am counting the days for President Bush to leave office and any posts I make are not to defend him or the Republican party. They will be discussion of the merits of any issue raised.
I am interested, what "electoral promises" do you think the Republicans are making that's hypnotizing us all?
If you wish to broaden your original point from domestic fiscal responsibility to political ideology on US foreign policy I would be more than happy to discuss. Do you wish to make it solely about the Republican party or do your opinions extend to the multitude of political Ideologies within the US.
I can really only claim expert status on my own ideology and any comment on the ideology of other Americans would just be generalized opinion and should not be considered hard fact. I think I'm better at observing the process than mind reading.
So to start and to save me going off at a tangent perhaps you could tell me what you think Americans believe or what part of what you think Americans believe that you have a problem with.
I will not be offended by honest criticism.
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The US national debt has been in existence since prior to WW2 and has increased under every president, both Republican and Democrat alike. It has increased more than usual under President Bush but we haven't ever experienced the cost of a lengthy battle such as Iraq/Afghanistan before.
Continued efforts in the middle east such as continued funding, and continued troop deployments have been voted on and approved by a Democrat controlled Congress.
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Obviously inflation has to be taken into account. What I meant was something you touched on - new technology and its enormous cost.Originally Posted by devilsadvocate
I'm beginning to think that other users have an option for this section that I don't have, letting them translate other members' posts to something they want them to say.
Last edited by Skizo; 08-05-2008 at 07:53 PM.
I gave you the benefit of the doubt and probably helped you out.
The only difference in cost experience is inflation, which you made no hint towards, which leaves experiencing lengthy battle. We could add mismanagement to it but that's a different discussion.
If you wish to rephrase I will accept your clarification, no foul, no harm
I queried your post giving you the benefit of doubt, perhaps other users are like me and don't possess mind reading abilities. I just took a wild guess at what you meant to say. I could have been way off mark.I'm beginning to think that other users have an option for this section that I don't have, letting them translate other members' posts to something they want them to say.
Last edited by devilsadvocate; 08-05-2008 at 08:38 PM.
Perhaps the money wasted in Iraq could better have been used to bring water and health care to places in Africa and other developing countries..and to develop cleaner energy sources?
Your country is bankrupt.