The way that universal health care is done elsewhere is impossible here. 100% of our federal taxes go directly to the Fed. as interest on imaginary money. Doesn't fix a pot hole, doesn't fund a welfare check, doesn't build a bridge.<quoted text>
1. Agreed.I never said you were on one side or another,as I noted pretty much your dislike for most things political;
2. "Forced"? Whole Universal health care plan was "forced" to be a weak one,as a true Universal health care plan where premiums are paid via taxes would never have passed the first cttee,much less the whole House AND Senate.Universal health care plan as exists in the 33 other OECD nations is mostly funded through taxes,and everyone has access.But with the word "socialism' through ignorance and hence fear,is not to be pronounced in the US as so many,including 1940s style politicians, equate it to communism;
3. I agree.Romney, whose Mass plan Obama largely copied,will be crushed by...Romney.Go figure;
4. Your inflation estimate is a tad high,and though not an expert on the matter,would peg it more at around 15%.Still way too high. Govts have a way of toying with labour statistics.Always have.Why are you implying that Obama is doing it differently from his predecessors?;
Return of industry? Not likely.Who started the export of jobs,of industry.Do you believe that Obama,in 4 years,exported most of those plants? How about that tax break that Obama tried to repeal, a tax break given to industry that exports its jobs and manufacturing?Repub congress shot it down, as it did over 33. Read today's Doonsbury and tell me it ain't so.Even if every company that went to China, Vietnam or Mexico returned to the US,and same for us,incidentally,we CAN NO LONGR build anything electronic,the know-how has gone,no longer exists. We'd have to import advisors from China,Vietnam and Mexico.What a joke.We don't know how to manufacture stuff any more.
Extending the phoney patriot act is a mistake. The $700 billion defence budget is a joke, an unfunny joke. a 10% cut would offer zero-premium all-paid-for universal health care for every citizen. Or close.Still being in Afghanistan is a mistake,as is a presence in Iraq. Libya was a mistake. Yes,errors have been made. But you think that's bad? Elect Mitt, you'll see, soon you'll be making F-35s in Russia and China. You've already lost most of your commercial aircraft buidling ability, most 787 components or more than 70% of them coming from China and Italy, same for 747-8 and 777. As per Russia when the wall came down in 1989, all that is 100% US-built (not even sure of that) are navy ships and submarines and fighter-bomber aircraft. Signs are all there. Can Obama fix a little bit of all of that? I think so. I said a little bit. Can Romney do same? I doubt it.
There are no tax revenues.
Unemployment at 15% does not include the people who have simply stopped looking for work...as in many cases it does not exist. They would love full time work, but they are fed up with a fruitless time consuming pursuit. 23% is far more realistic.
I can agree with almost all of your last paragraph. However, making token efforts to fix things a bit is not enough.
You end the Fed or you have no where to go but down hill.
I have a video for you J.O.(I dont care if anyone else watches I am willing to go 1 at a time.)
5 parts...about 7 mins a piece, instead of futile arguments with people on this forum I ask that you view this material. See if it doesn't change your mind. Even if it doesn't the info alone is worth the time.