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1. Since the Feb is lending the government printed money and the government is spending what it gets, isn't printed money flowing into the economy as opposed to sitting on bank's balance sheets?
2. "When a person goes into a bank and takes out a loan (business, house, auto etc), that loan creates new money out of nothing". Pardon my ignorance, but isn't the loan made from deposits? I have a hard time believing that all loans are "money out of nothing".
James - Stop talking about "the voters" as if people all vote for the same reasons. Almost all people vote for someone/something based on a collection of features. Smart political campaigns have to find ways to appeal to each group.
This does not mean offering bribes!
Saying "we favor 'small government"" is so non-specific as to be blather. Worse than blather in that your opponents will define it for you in the worse possible way.
Winning a political campaign is like winning a war. It requires smarts at many different levels using your advantages and exploiting your opponent's weaknesses.
We were outgeneraled
No, I want the guy that spent $15M to setup recovery.org which did not even check if the Congressional District that was entered was valid, so lots money was spent in district zero.
This cannot be true. Dem voters were down 10 million.
Numbers don't lie. If the GOTV effort was so good, why did it fail? Something does not add up. Someone needs to survey these non-voters and find out why they didn't vote.
What is it about third parties that makes them think that the proper path to power is to be elected President?
Lets just imagine for a second that Gary Johnson was elected. What would he do? There are zero, nada, Libertarian legislators for him to work with. Will he act like a king? Exercise executive power?
All third parties that put up Presidential candidates without first getting some of their party elected to the legislature are acting out of pure ego and laziness. They deserve no respect in any way, regardless of their positions.
Imagine if a Libertarian Senator or two were elected or 4-5 Representatives. They could truly act as swing votes.
Color me disappointed by the level of discussion.
If you want to change the constitution, you should think through the full ramifications.
You guys are no different than liberal activists. You think that because you intend to do good the result of your law must be good.
You want to invoke a constitutional convention so you can enforce your religious views on all your fellow citizens?
What could go wrong with that?
Return the Commerce Clause to its original intent? Nope. Require Mens Rae for crimes? Nope. Limit Federal land to no more than 10% of a state? Nope. Extend Double Jeopardy protection so that people found innocent of a crime cannot lose all of their property in a civil suit? Nope.
This issue has nothing to do with Obamacare. Its been discussed for 25 or so years.
Most "new" antibiotics are slight modifications of existing drugs and are not truly new, ie, working via a new mechanism.
Truly new types of antibiotics are extremely difficult to develop. Failures rates are high.
All drugs are extremely costly to develop and get through the FDA
To limit resistance, doctors would try to limit use of a truly new antibiotic to cases where all other antibiotics have failed.
The above means that each use of a truly new antibiotic will have to cost a very large amount for the drug company to recover its costs.
People whose lives are on the line will not have life denied to themselves or their loved ones because of high costs.
Are you people really going to let your child die because you don't want to violate a patent? Even if you could mortgage your house, what about people in other countries who simply cannot raise the money?
Does a drug company want the grief of choosing between losing money or causing deaths?
I don't see a good free market solution.
Was this recorded a while ago?
At point one of the participants suggests that Scalia might vote in favor of ObamaCare.
Since the constitution forbids "cruel and unusual punishment" and since this is an ill-defined term, isn't the federal judiciary forced into deciding what it means?
The DOE has responsibility for responsibility for "the design, testing and production of all nuclear weapons"
Sure you want to zero out this line item?
I hate it when conservatives (I am one) go off on rants without thinking through the consequences of what they are proposing. They just enable the media to spin them as ignorant boobs.
I understand what your core complaint is. I agree with it. But if I were a liberal reporter, the first question I would ask you is "why do you want to outsource the design of nuclear weapons?" and you would have no good answer.
I have no interest in SolarCity or Tesla.
Before condemning SpaceX you need to consider the alternatives. NASA wasted hundreds of billions on the Shuttle and ISS - going nowhere. Does it really make sense to point a finger at SpaceX and scream about $500M??? This is less than the cost of a single Shuttle launch! And we are actually getting something for the investment.
SpaceX is showing that space can be made accessible at surprisingly low cost.
Would I prefer that SpaceX was founded by, say, John Stossel or Robert Zubrin? Sure. But what of it? The fact is that they are creating the infrastructure that will get us to space.
What is truly appalling is that what SpaceX is doing could have been done 40 years ago.
Is Paris Burning
A Bridge Too Far
Escape from Sobibor
Cross of Iron
Go Tell the Spartans
The Wild Geese
Google introduced Chrome because they want to track users!
The combined URL/Search box means every single character you type is sent to Google.
In Firefox, which has seperate URL/Search boxes only searches are sent to Google.
Doesn't this bother anyone???
Richard says: " Call this a tax and it has to go through certain Congressional committees"
Since the bill is passed, what does this mean?
" Call this a tax and it has to go through certain Congressional committees"
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