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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:33 PM
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Isn't now the exact right time to institute the "liberal agenda"?
I keep hearing how Obama is going to have to put this or that program or policy to one side until the economic crisis is resolved. My question is, since it is the conservative agenda that has gotten us into this mess, how is the conservative agenda supposed to get us out? Here are some items on my "liberal agenda":

Higher minimum wage, much higher
Yeah, it'll cause some inflation, but if it puts money into the pockets of people who'll go out and spend....


Higher taxes on the top 5%, especially the top 1/2%
To paraphrase Willy Sutton - you got to go where the money is. Moving that money out of the pockets of the incredibly wealthy and into government infrastructure programs will help get things moving again.

Did I say infrastructure programs?
Put people to work designing, planning building and operating mass transit in our major metropolitan corridors. People get around easier (always good for business) and we burn less fuel doing it.

Reform health care
Spinning our wheels with the current mish-mosh of private and no insurance is costing the economy plenty. We need to get all businesses, from the Big 3 down to the guy down the street who wants to open a music store out from under the burden of health insurance costs.

Reform controls on banks and the stock market
You may have noticed that deregulation isn't working out so well.

Invest money in generating and distributing renewable energy
Cut greenhouse gas emissions, get us off foreign oil, put people to work, provide energy for companies to put other people to work, put us at the cutting edge of new technologies, what's not to love?

Better education for our young people, from pre-K to post-Grad
Some of our kids still can't even read while others graduate from college with a life time's worth of debt. How can the country prosper if we put such burdens on the next generation?
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:35 PM
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1. Um, Dubya is still resident of the WH
Talk to me after 1/20
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hedgehog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:44 PM
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3. OK, "now" as in Obama's first term "now"!
:)
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:37 PM
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2. The R's have been pasted in two consecutive elections: '06 and '08. nt
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DJ13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 06:47 PM
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4. Now or never
The last two elections shows that this country wants solutions that are the complete opposite of the Republicans.

Whats the complete opposite of conservatism?

(It aint left middle or right middle)

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stillcool Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:08 PM
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5. Probably not what you want...
but the Obama Administration has a comprehensive and detailed policy agenda here:
http://change.gov/agenda/
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:23 PM
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6. Capitalism not only failed repeatedly, it had to resort to stealing elections beginning .....
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:24 PM by defendandprotect
in the late 1960's ...

They didn't kill JFK and take over the people's government just to

lose again in the next elections --!!!

The big computer counters used by media started coming on line then --

Some noted the many break downs in vote reports and then odd jumps and

odd fall backs in candidates' totals ...

http://www.constitution.org/vote/votescam__.htm
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:26 PM
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7. How did capitalism fail?
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 07:46 PM
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8. You must have just missed it --!!! $8.8 TRILLION of it--!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 07:46 PM by defendandprotect
Born yesterday--??

And there was the Great Depression, of course --

S&L theft and embezzlements --

you might have read something about it --???


Over its history, capitalism has failed repeatedly --

Though has only been around a few hundred years --

Capitalism was invented by the Vatican to run its Papal States

when Feudalism was no longer sufficient --


Capitalism is a ridiculous "King-of-the-Hill" system intended to

move a nation's wealth and resources from the many to the few --

and its highly successful in doing that --!!

Unregulated capitalism is merely organized crime --

Dump it --!!
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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:06 PM
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9. It's also the reason you aren't rotting in a ditch, dead at 30
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:06 PM by HEyHEY
See, it's had a setback due to corruption, that isn't the same as failure.
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:20 PM
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10. Capitalism has only had "a setback" .... ??!!!???!!!
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:22 PM by defendandprotect
:rofl:

Capitalism didn't need to be corrupted ...

it is corrupt from the get go ---

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HEyHEY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-06-08 01:48 PM
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11. Yes, a setback. Are we starving? Are we dying in the streets? Nope.
Edited on Sat Dec-06-08 01:58 PM by HEyHEY
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