Tuesday, June 12, 2012

We've tried GOPers, we've tried Dems, and personal wealth still took a 40% hit. Time to try something else.

Here's why you cannot go with the status quo this year for President:

1.  Personal wealth in this country declined 40% from 2007-2010, thanks to Dems and GOPers.

2.  Dem and GOPer intransigence in Congress will lead to a $405 billion (minimum) tax increase on 150,000,000 households at the beginning of next year.

Here's the money quote from the Kansas City Star:

What the GOP wants just won’t fly. What the Democrats want in no way addresses the scale of the problem.

Read more here: http://www.kansascity.com/2012/06/10/3643011/commentary-taxmageddon-on-the.html#storylink=cpy

The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.

This also applies to voting as if Dem and GOPer were your only two choices.


Eric Dondero said...

Actually No. We haven't "tried GOPers."

Even when Bush was President and the Republicans held majorities in the House and Senate, they were very slender majorities at best. Not too mention, that majority in the Senate last a grand total of 6 months. Remember Jumpin' Jim Jeffords?

The problem isn't that we have "tried the GOP"; rather, problem is we have yet to have a GOP with sufficient majorities in the House and Senate to overcome statist Democrats wanting to block GOP initiatives.

Remember Bush's Cato-based Social Security privatzation proposal in 2005. The Dems made sure it was Dead on Arrival, lambasting it as "extreme" in the media.

If you want progress for Liberty, there's a simple solution: Elect very large Republican majorites in Congress, with a large libertarian contingent, (including dual party Libertarian Party/Republican Party members.)

kavips said...

Steve is right.

Gop is worthless, whiney and only interested in taking money away from the middle class and sequestering it among the wealth.

The gop is morally bankrupt. The gop is used up. The gop cannot put one thought in front of another.

Oh.. go ahead.. blame the Dems. Blah, blah, blah....

Exactly the problem. The GOP cannot sell itself because it is empty air. They have only one line... uhhh.. "we're not democrats..."

Well, I'm sick of it. I'm tired of hearing the same line with not one single positive result since it was first uttered by one of Ronald Reagan's campaign managers back in 78...(just curious, Eric D., were you alive back then?) ummm I think his name was Dick Cheney...

It does not work. It has never worked.

And Gary Johnson is interesting simply because, as a Republican, he made it work... in New Mexico..

Someone actually made something work. AND THE REPUBLICANS THREW HIM OUT OF THEIR PARTY!!!!!!!!!!!

After that, nothing any republican can EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER, EVER say, has any credibility...

Hello, Mr. Republican... any neurons still working in there?


(not meant personally, of course.) Just speaking in generalities....

Dana Garrett said...

I am not sure that a desirable alternate to the GOP or the Dems is a party whose members seriously consider abolishing minimum wage laws and one of whose intellectual inspirations actually said of a libertarian capitalist society "Above all we must recognize that we may be free yet miserable" (Hayek). Trying selling those grim potential realities to a people whose standard of living has been in steady decline for 30 plus years. Widespread pauperism is hardly the antidote to recession.

Will McVay said...

Yes, Dana, better we should continue telling the unemployed that they can't earn enough, so they're not allowed to get a job.

Also, Eric Dondero is an idiot.

Andrew Groff said...

For all of the Dems and Reps out there, I've got some monochrome CRT's you will find useful. As in any old tired technology we feel a pang of sentimentality as we see old ideas shed into the dustbin of history. Some things cannot be upgraded they're just too old, slow and don't work anymore. The new political technology is redefining communication, collaboration, collective discussion and action. With new technology comes the responsibility to catch unintended consequences as they arise. Because the new program is fast and new and useful.
I'm sorry old-timey parties. You are quickly losing relevance in a world where your lies and corruption can be routed out in nanoseconds. You're just not up to the rebuild and the power supply is fading. It's time to break you down and salvage what we can of your base elements.
You were once the driver of our hopes and passions, but now you chug along selling the same old drivel that no longer compiles. Just too many bugs and dropped routines.
We will miss you as we fondly remember an old 8-track tape player. Nice and interesting then but a pain in the ass now. We'll just put you on the shelf so we can remember all your joys and faults. A new age is here, you just haven't recognized it yet.
You see, that is what a paradigm change is all about. You know.. At first they laugh at you, then they fight you, then -- you know the rest. You're not late to the party, you just weren't invited.
It's just a rumbling now, but more can hear it everyday. Laugh, go ahead, enjoy your swan song. It's all you have left.