America's Economy: Headed for Crisis

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  1. KenH

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    www.concordcoalition.org/events/fiscal-wake-up/docs/070803-Op08-BudgetPaper.pdf

    "Fundamentally, this is not about numbers. There are basic philosophical questions:


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    1. Is it morally acceptable to pursue a fiscal policy that threatens to place ever-tighter constraints on future generations’ ability to determine their own priorities or to meet new challenges?
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    2. [/FONT]Have we become so insistent on our own claims to government benefits, regardless of need, that we have forgotten about the well-being of the very people we expect to pay for those benefits⎯our children and grandchildren?
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    3. [/FONT]Can any modern media–dominated society, fixated on the short–term and the next election, deal on a timely basis with silent, slow–motion, long–term challenges, or is a costly crisis needed to spur action?
    These are not easy questions, but they are ones that all of the 2008 presidential candidates should confront, publicly and explicitly."
     
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    These issues were brought up by Vice President Gore during the 2000 campaign. He urged that Social Security be put in a "lock box" meaning that we stop spending SS funds for other purposes. He was laughed at for saying this. Back then we still had a very favorable age distribution. Now, the first Baby Boomer has retired at age 62. It's just about too late. To rectify the situation as this suggests now requires that SS and Medicare be cut for current retirees as well as future Baby Boomers. That's the "Great Generation." They're the ones that have made out like a bandit on all this.

    Isn't it grerat that Bush was elected for 8 years?
     
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    Yes.

    Gore would have been a disaster, especially on economics and national security.
     
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    I'm sure after 9/11, Gore would have personally made sure that Al Queda came over here to replant all the trees that got burned in Pa.

    Carpro is correct. Bush, despite moments of infuriating mind-numbness, has been the better choice.
     
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    One NWO puppet is just like the next. One comes to destroy us from the left and the other from the right. The old tag team ploy. Been working great for em so far. Most americans still think there are two teams to "choose" from. Best way to win a horse race is to own all the horses. Bush invited Al Qeada to attack us by blocking the FBI's efforts to investigate them. "Ooopsie, my bad now give us more power more funding and more control" and all the people said yea! Here it is boss.
     
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    I must respectfully disagree with both you and Carpro on this. It is purely speculation to say what someone would or would not have done. The truth is that the Bush administration has been a failure, as was the Carter administration back in the late 70's. Ineptitude is not limited to either ideology.
     
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    Ineptitude? Government learned long ago that it could do anything it wanted so long as it's actions were preceived as ineptitude by the mass media hypnotized masses.

    "Oops we let 19 terrorists slip through the radar and attack our homeland. We goofed, but we can fix it if you give us more power, more funding and more control."

    Just the increase in the size of government by more than 50% alone since Bush Jr. took office shows how the state benefits from it's "ineptitude". Not to mention the increase of the power in the executive branch, increased police and domestic spyng powers, the repeal of habeas corpus, warrantless searches...etc.

    Everytime the state does something "dumb" it's power and funding and control over us increases. Why should it do smart things?
     
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    >He urged that Social Security be put in a "lock box" meaning that we stop spending SS funds for other purposes.

    Doesn't matter who says it, still bull excrement. Annual excess SS funds have always been replaced by govt paper and used to pay for current budget items. Propose an alternative. Would you have the SS administration buying American companies by playing the stock market? And then the govt (Bush?) votes the stock? How long would it have taken for the SS admin to control the entire economy?
     
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    Speaking of Social Security, it is easy to see why those near retirement would not trust a private account invested in the market. Look at what has happened lately. The market has only started its plunge, and may take years to recover.
     
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    Dagwood,
    Please try to watch the dvd "The birth of treason" It was produced by christians,and will help you to see the truth..
     

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