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  1. 08 Mar '14 13:47
    Assuming that conservatives like myself are correct in that liberals are destroying the United States fiscally, what exactly will the world look like when they are done?

    Off the top of my head, I would say that it would devolve into a power struggle between the Russians and Chinese in terms of supremacy in the world. Anyone disagree?
  2. Subscriber no1marauder
    It's Nice to Be Nice
    08 Mar '14 15:16
    Originally posted by whodey
    Assuming that conservatives like myself are correct in that liberals are destroying the United States fiscally, what exactly will the world look like when they are done?

    Off the top of my head, I would say that it would devolve into a power struggle between the Russians and Chinese in terms of supremacy in the world. Anyone disagree?
    No, how could anyone disagree with such an eminently reasonable position?
  3. 08 Mar '14 15:49
    Originally posted by whodey
    Assuming that conservatives like myself are correct in that liberals are destroying the United States fiscally, what exactly will the world look like when they are done?

    Off the top of my head, I would say that it would devolve into a power struggle between the Russians and Chinese in terms of supremacy in the world. Anyone disagree?
    It appears that domination will at least for some time will be by the most capable military, and in the end the most capable military will be the most resilient economy. In other words, debt and deficits matter.
  4. Standard member finnegan
    GENS UNA SUMUS
    09 Mar '14 10:57
    Originally posted by normbenign
    It appears that domination will at least for some time will be by the most capable military, and in the end the most capable military will be the most resilient economy. In other words, debt and deficits matter.
    ...and to continue your line of thinking, if deficits matter, then one of two scenarios is required:

    a)reduce military spending from levels which in turn reduces military capacity (on the debatable assumption that military spending is productive)

    b) restore fair taxation of the very rich and corporations, without which ...etc.
  5. 09 Mar '14 13:39
    Originally posted by finnegan
    ...and to continue your line of thinking, if deficits matter, then one of two scenarios is required:

    a)reduce military spending from levels which in turn reduces military capacity (on the debatable assumption that military spending is productive)

    b) restore fair taxation of the very rich and corporations, without which ...etc.
    No, no, it is the job of the GOP to make sure that spending does not decrease in these areas.

    The democrats are responsible for continued spending with entitlements. Then again, Obama started a war in Libya and voted to go to war in Iraq and Bush passed the massive entitlement Drugs for Seniors so I'm not sure either party is really in conflict with the other in this regard. The only thing that is known is that spending cannot be reduced, at least according to Nancy Pelosi.
  6. 09 Mar '14 13:40
    Originally posted by no1marauder
    No, how could anyone disagree with such an eminently reasonable position?
    It makes more sense that $3 trillion deficits.