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Truth - myotch - 02-09-2018

"When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party," Paul said at one point. "But when Republicans are in power, it seems there is no conservative party. The hypocrisy hangs in the air and chokes anyone with a sense of decency or intellectual honesty."

He is 100% right.

https://www.cnn.com/2018/02/08/politics/rand-paul-analysis/index.html


RE: Truth - Workin' Mama - 02-09-2018

Actually I agree on this one.

I think the whole tax cut thing was just a huge publicity stunt on the part of Trump and his cronies. I don't think Donnie-boy ever was interested in balancing the budget or reducing national debt.

Admittedly I'm no expert on economics. But I don't understand how our country continues to function with so much debt, or why other countries continue to loan us money, given that we obviously have no intention of paying it back (I guess it's because they like the interest we pay them . . .) I don't understand why we loan money to other countries, and give money away in the form of foreign aid every year, while we ourselves continue to sink deeper and deeper in debt. Any business, family, or individual that tried to function that way would have gone bankrupt long ago. Bankruptcy? That's something Trump is familiar with . . . .

I don't think Trump truly stands for conservative principals, or any principals for that matter. He doesn't stand for anything except his own wallet and his own ego. I don't think he's truly a conservative.  He's just an opportunist, who slid into office on a wave of anti- Obama backlash. He could have just as well run as a Democrat after a large segment of the population was tired of a Republican president. He just wanted to be president for the prestige and for shits and giggles.

I'm not a fan of Rand Paul, either, but at least he has certain things that he believes in and is willing to speak up about them.


RE: Truth - myotch - 02-10-2018

Trump has never been ideological. He’s donated to both parties, was actually more of a Dem donor.

As noxious as Trump is, the budget, the deficit, etc. are not his. Paul’s point was as much true for The Dubya years when the GOP owner the 3 branches, and even the Reagan years.

They just talk a good game. Remember when a balanced budget was part of Gingrich’s “Contract”. It helped get them elected. It didn’t get anything but token consideration.

The thing is, there’s no constituent-satisfying way to cut spending, reduce entitlements, trim the military, or privatize the gummint bloat. Everybody respects “responsibility” as a concept, but not as a government practice in regards to money.


RE: Truth - Miss TTU Runner-Up - 02-13-2018

Wasn’t the budget balanced during the Clinton years? With a surplus?
(Ducks for cover)