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Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by Crabtownboy, Feb 26, 2014.

  1. Crabtownboy

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    If I was the president how would I respond to the governors pushing for lower federal government spending and those making insulting comments for political purposes. I would accommodate the ones pushing the hardest, especially those who also make demeaning, insulting comments. I would cut government spending by reducing funds sent to their states. They want reduced spending, they would get it. :laugh:
     
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    And in so doing, you would be in violation of the Constitution, just as the current airhead in the White House is through governance by fiat, which is what you are proposing to further.
     
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    The President doesn't make those decisions, not if he is acting within the law and the scope of his office. Dictators and Oppressors make those decisions unilaterally. Crabboy is a good Democrat.
     
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    . . . and, it's "If I WERE President," not "If I WAS . . ." You sound like a hick.
     
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    Check your grammar. Either can be used depending on your meaning.
     
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    True. And your meaning requires "were" in order to be grammatically correct.
     
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    If I was president....

    If I were the president...
     
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    Funny stuff. :laugh:
     
  9. Crabtownboy

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    Thanks Don.

    This is the type of issue that makes English so hard to learn as a second language.

    Were is the plural form.

    If you conjugate the verb you would never say:

    I were -- this is incorrect.

    It is I was
    You were
    We were
    He was
    She was
    They were






     
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    TND's link explained it much better.
     
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    Participation in the derail of his own thread - hummm
     
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    If I were President - I would veto any funding bill that was not Consitutional. Such programs as welfare belongs to the States/commonwealth.

    I would stop all blackmail funding laws. Spending should be based on what is best for the country overall.
     
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    Why are these governors demanding what you say is unconstitutional? Why would it be unconstitutional to do as they are demanding by cutting funds to their states?
     
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    Exactly correct! In a condition contrary to fact, the subjunctive is properly used. The left is not big on education. Besides we already have a person in the job who does whatever he pleases in spite of the law. Now they want to make it a federal crime for not baking a cake for sodomite "weddings."
     
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    Ok let's not be grammar nazi's.
     
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    You're going to have to explain what governors your OP refers to before I can answer that question. It is not unconstitutional for a state governor to lobby for less federal government spending, or less federal government, which is what your OP details. So what governors are you talking about here?
     
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    As it is hypothetical ... after all I will never be president ... it is about hypothetical governors who make the demands. So, what is wrong with meeting their demands by cutting funding to their states?
     
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    Selectively? That means you have extra money somewhere. What are you going to do with it? Give it to your supporters in other gubernatorial chairs?
     
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    No extra for others. Pay down the debt.

    You are avoiding my question. What is wrong with doing what those governors demand?
     
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    It doesn't address the issue of gross overspending by the government. Besides, the money is budgeted already, you can't, as president, decide you're going to spend it in a way other than how Congress has allocated it. That is unconstitutional. If you want to truly reduce federal spending, then work with Congress to reduce entitlements (which are anything but), social welfare programs, get the feds out of education and return it to the local school boards where it belongs, stop regulating agriculture, commerce, labor, providing funding and guidelines for health and human services, housing and urban development, transportation, energy, and dissolve Homeland Security except as a clearinghouse and budgetary pipeline as President George Bush intended it.

    Streamline government, reiterate States' Rights by making them responsible for the things they originally were granted jurisdiction over under the Tenth Amendment, and start firing Senate and House member staff members, beyond the standard receptionist and legal consultant. Now you've got money for defense, you can run the government on a shoestring and let the local and state governments handle the minutiae the feds have been usurping for 150 years.
     
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