Could Budget Cuts and Tax Rises Ignite Public Outcry in a Dictatorship?

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In summary, the conversation discusses the challenges of lowering budgets and raising taxes, with one person expressing frustration at the buzz sayings used to defend certain budget items. The conversation then turns to the role of propaganda in democracy and dictatorship, with one person suggesting that propaganda is equivalent to violence in dictatorship. The conversation then touches on the potential closure of a submarine base and the idea that attacking Iran could potentially prevent it. The conversation ends with a sarcastic comment about politicians making fools of themselves and the role of economics in their decisions.
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Gotta love it. I think this is why people have such a problem lowering budgets and find raising taxes so much easier. Soemone wants to cut something that takes up money and people come out of the woodworks with all these buzz sayings like "this is a tremendous error!" or "This is the backbone of this countries economy!" or "Jesus will smite you down if you do this!".

In a dictatorship however, someone says anything, there heads are chopped off :D Kinda jeolous arent you ;)
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yes you're right; the USA is probably the freest (free-est?) country in the world in many ways, that's why the government needs good corporate media like FOX, CNN, etc. has anyone else heard that saying "propaganda is to democracy as violence is to dictatorship" ??
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The saying seems backwards. violence "gets things done" in some peopels eyes in dictatorships but propaganda... well.. propaganda can work in any direction, for or against progress, for or against the ruler, for or against whatever interest has the spotlight on it.
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he he he :smile:
" To take submarines out of Groton-New England is like taking cars out of Detroit," Simmons said by telephone..

yeah sure they can talk and play politics now, but some of them make fools out of them selfs. this is circuss.
well... why don't they attack Iran, then everything will stay open ??
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stoned said:
yeah sure they can talk and play politics now, but some of them make fools out of them selfs.

Whats the difference :smile: :smile:
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Of course they make fools of themselves, there is so much cheap, raw material. Its all about economics.

Related to Could Budget Cuts and Tax Rises Ignite Public Outcry in a Dictatorship?

1. Would a dictatorship lead to a more stable government?

There is no clear answer to this question as it depends on various factors such as the leadership of the dictator, the level of control and suppression, and the overall societal and economic conditions. While some dictatorships may bring short-term stability, in the long run, they can lead to political and social unrest.

2. Would a dictatorship have a negative impact on human rights?

In most cases, yes. Dictatorships are known for their authoritarian rule, which often involves suppressing individual freedoms and violating human rights. This includes limiting freedom of speech, press, and assembly, as well as imposing harsh punishments for dissent.

3. Would a dictatorship result in economic growth?

Again, this depends on the specific circumstances of the dictatorship. While some dictatorships may prioritize economic growth and development, others may prioritize their own personal gain and neglect the needs of the people. Additionally, lack of political and social stability can also hinder economic growth in a dictatorship.

4. Would a dictatorship be more efficient than a democracy?

Dictatorships are often portrayed as having a more efficient decision-making process, as there is no need for lengthy debates and negotiations. However, this efficiency comes at the cost of individual liberties and the potential for abuse of power. In a democracy, while decision-making may be slower, there are checks and balances in place to prevent abuse of power.

5. Would a dictatorship be more likely to engage in international conflicts?

This is a difficult question to answer definitively as it depends on the specific goals and motivations of the dictator. Some dictators may seek to expand their power and engage in conflicts, while others may prioritize maintaining their control within their own country. It is also important to note that democracies are not immune to engaging in international conflicts.