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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:24 PM
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Poll question: Spending Freeze or Second Stimulus?
Edited on Mon Jan-25-10 10:25 PM by Kurt_and_Hunter
Which of these general approaches would improve the economy more?

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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XemaSab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:26 PM
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1. If the stimulus went to the people and not the man
I'd vote for the stimulus.
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notesdev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:29 PM
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2. Seemed to disappear into a black hole
We spent a trillion dollars and have nothing to show for it. No way another stimulus gets support.

People who demand stimulus based on Keynesian theory seem to miss how he said stimulus should be paid for... by savings during boom times, NOT by accumulations of debt.

This financial crisis is rooted in an extreme excess of debt. Taking on more debt to try and spend our way out of it is like trying to cure alcoholism with whiskey.
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timeforpeace Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:30 PM
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3. Two bad choices? Pass.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:32 PM
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4. A spending freeze now when our people need work is wrong. Nt
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Terra Alta Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:34 PM
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5. of the two
Another stimulus would be much better.

We need a stimulus that benefits the PEOPLE.. not corporations. I'm not holding my breath, though.
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TexasObserver Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jan-25-10 10:47 PM
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6. If the president doesn't pass a second stimulus package, he's done.
It's as if he is only listening to people who want to see him fail. And he doesn't get it.

If we do not get a second stim package passed and in effect by mid summer, we are going to take a beating in November.

He's listening to all the advice that will guarantee the GOP success in the fall. Will someone close to the president please give him a wake up call?
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Kurt_and_Hunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:03 PM
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7. ...
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branders seine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:17 PM
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8. three steps
1. eliminate the bush-reagan tax cuts for the wealthy. (That's 51% of the deficit according to the CBO)

2. implement real stimulus; fuck the banksters; fuck the republican trickle-down tax credit bullshit

3. get us the hell out of occupying foreign countries and cut the "defense" budget by 75% (another 40% of the deficit)



Instead, Obama takes the reagan approach and freezes spending on all those damned social programs and "welfare queens" (<6% of the deficit) :puke:
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gkhouston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:20 PM
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9. are these mutually exclusive, or is the freeze really some penny pinching that
Edited on Tue Jan-26-10 12:20 PM by gkhouston
will enable a second stimulus?
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