jpete wrote:franco b wrote:You know I like most of what you write, but I think you have thrown out logic in favor of eloquence. The paradigm of the right certainly favors Libertarianism far more than does the left. There even was discussion by the analysts how much Libertarian thinking is influencing the convention. I don;t think Mitt Romney will be anybodies puppet. his history denies that. If you heard his economic adviser tonight you would have heard some serious and meaningful talk. The only way your position makes sense to me is that you would like to hurry along a crisis by the election of Obama to finally muster enough support for a Paul type program.
WHAT...in his history indicates he WON'T be a puppet?
The guy has been on every side of every issue.
I got news for you, the fact that he is in the running to be POTUS means he is ALREADY a puppet.
rberq wrote:.... I suspect that for Romney and many like him, religion is more of a social disease -- excuse me, a social phenomenon -- than it is a true belief system. Anybody who really BELIEVES all those Mormon teachings is a certifiable moonbat. We say nothing about other religious beliefs....
jpete wrote:The Ryan Plan is a JOKE.
jpete wrote:My opinion, if he actually cut taxes, we'd be doubly screwed because he has no intention of cutting spending.
He's already showed a willingness for going to war with Iran and that gets expensive in a hurry.
He's also vowed to label China a "currency manipulator" which is f*cking hilarious on the verge of QEIII from the Federal Reserve.
I don't know if you have bought tires recently, but you can thank GWB's tire trade war for the ridiculous price of them and that'll look like a pillow fight if Romney actually fulfills his campaign promise.
The up side is that I don't expect his actions to meet his rhetoric.
jpete wrote:Having an "independent Fed" is a thin veneer on our own currency manipulation. Every country with fiat money manipulates their currency. That's why they HAVE fiat money! So they can manipulate it!
The Ryan Plan increases spending at a slightly lower rate than Obama's plan. You can't do that and be revenue neutral. You either need more taxes or more debt. There isn't a chance in hell of Romney cutting huge swaths of government to make up what he'd need.
Do I prefer the current situation? Over making it worse? Yes!