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News Republicans way to solve the current crisis

  1. Feb 26, 2009 #1
    They say bailouts (democratic ways) would not work but what they are suggesting to solve the current economic crisis?

    I mainly see them saying what should not be done but haven't seen them saying what should be done.
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  3. Feb 26, 2009 #2


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    Without going into politics (I don't know much about the two-party system anyway), maybe it would help if politicians stopped talking about the economic crisis.
    Probably about 50% of the crisis is caused by people shouting: "oh no, it's an economic crisis", making it a partly self-fulfilling prophecy.
  4. Feb 26, 2009 #3


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    The primary suggestion I've seen from Republicans is a tax holiday - suspending the income tax for a period of weeks or months to give the average consumer more money to spend.
  5. Feb 26, 2009 #4
    Nothing. The government that serves the people the best is the government that does the least.
  6. Feb 26, 2009 #5
    The last Republican initiative was the intervention into the liquidity of financial markets. The so called bailout turned into TARP 1 and is morphing before our eyes into a very large (Democratic) tax/borrow/spend Porky monster.
  7. Feb 26, 2009 #6
    Thanks, I missed those ones.

    Sorry, I only wanted to know their suggestions not their criticisms (edit: nor why they are wrong or right). Now, we can just wait and see.
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  8. Feb 26, 2009 #7
    Al68 had it right; nothing is the answer. Let the economy work to straighten itself out without government manipulation that always makes a mess of things. Left alone, the market economy would get itself in a order in remarkably short time. All the government can do is prevent that from happening and extent the period of disorder and despair.

    Government always, without exception, makes the worst possible economic decisions because its decisions are always political rather than rational. Government never has to make a profit or answer to shareholders, but it always answers to lobbyists and insiders. It will never, ever make a good economic decision.

    Government employment is a joke. Government employees joke about being "government layabouts" because they have so little to do. The management in government offices is insane and utterly ignorant. They are political hacks, in place because of who they know, not what they know (I know, I worked in a government lab for seven long, long years!). Expanding government employment is simply expanding waste.

    The answer is leave the American people alone. Stop stealing their money in the form of additional taxation, stop imposing upon them with more and more regulation, get out of their faces and let them be the free people they are supposed to be.

    "I'm from the government, and I'm here to help you." --- Aaaiiiiiiiiiiiiii......
  9. Feb 26, 2009 #8
    Yes, true do nothing is also one of the solutions (but I think you are also suggesting to reduce taxes which is what Russ said).
  10. Feb 27, 2009 #9
    Yeah, by begging the government for big bailouts. :rofl:
  11. Feb 27, 2009 #10
    Those asking for bailouts need to be directed to the breadlines. That would put an end to that foolishness very quickly.
  12. Feb 28, 2009 #11
    They have been pointed to the pork lines. The line up is starting.
    They'll be in line soon. They're just looking for a parking spot for the jet.
  13. Feb 28, 2009 #12
    reminds me of dogbert :rofl:
    http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/40000/2000/800/42810/42810.strip.gif [Broken]
    http://dilbert.com/dyn/str_strip/000000000/00000000/0000000/000000/40000/2000/800/42811/42811.strip.gif [Broken]
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