Originally Posted by scout
I agree with you that a moderate to conservative Democrat will beat a Republican candidate. I disagree with what you said of issues for the next president. The next president will have a lot to clean up. The deficit is $477 billion, up substantially since Bush took office. The war in Iraq will not have ended, if it has there will be turbulance that will consume a lot of our resources. The environment is in dire straits. Naysayers can downplay global warming and snicker at the theories, but if we don't do something about our destructive influences terrorism will look like a Staples easy button. And we haven't even got to social security and health care yet. At least we won't have to hear about the gay marriage issue.
Don't count on it, Scout. We're likely to hear all sorts of appeals based on pelvic issues, because you can get so many people riled by saying " 'Magine that! Two fellas gettin married!"
Almost as much as saying: "Someone burned a flag!"
Meanwhile: who here under 50, who is married, has a stay-at-home wife? Pertinent question, because over the last 30 or so years our standard of living has declined to the point where what was once a "women's rights" issue (being able to work outside the home,) is a given of survival in our modern economy. I ended up working for the Federal government (no plan, just happened,) as did my dad. My dad retired at the grade I'm at now.... He raised us in a 3 bedroom home, and I'm sweating the load on payments on a one bedroom condo, no kids, no wife (girlfriend, who, by the way, works.)
Think about it. We whine and moan about people undermining our country, whine and moan about paying taxes to help out the neediest, whine and moan about other peoples' sexual preferences, and what is the reality? We keep coming up with tax breaks for the rich and several thousand dollar per taxpayer military buildups and adventures. Case in point: Iraq. I don't know the current number, but at one point we were paying a billion a day for the pleasure of being there. 30 billion a month. Thats a hundred bucks a month for every man, woman and child, two hundred bucks a month if you figure we have half of that in the workforce (probably an overestimate.) We WILL end up paying this bill.
What we create is a situation where, through such adventurism, someone you don't know is sticking a couple hundred bucks a month you don't have on a credit card you don't know about, called the National Debt. That's just for Iraq... the costs of tax cuts to the wealthy, Afghanistan (a more arguably necessary expense,) sole-source no-bid contracts for your buddies, etc., probably takes that number way north.
Oh and by the way your buddies you're voting tax breaks for? They're outsourcing your job.
But there's nuthin' in tha bible about you having a job, so it's okay. God doesn't care if you have a job, just as long as you're straight and if you're a woman, make sure you give birth to babies by whatever father is available or makes himself available against your will, including, if republicans have their way, your own
father (though any rapist will do.)
Pelvic issues, pelvic issues, pelvic issues. I'm sure when the bill comes due it will be "Clinton's fault," even though he presided over eight years of uninterrupted prosperity.