Vince gives me a comedy gimmick
Join Date: Oct 2012
Re: Poll - Obama (D) vs Romney (R) - Vote
I'm quite familiar with history, thank you. I also come from a family that wouldn't have survived the Depression without social programs like the Civil Conservation Corps. The New Deal was a literally a lifesaver for my grandparents and great-grandparents, who came to Arkansas from Oklahoma in a covered wagon in the 20s and were barely scratching out a living as subsistence farmers.
Having said that, I agree that military spending should be the first on the list of places to tighten. Not social programs - which only account for about 3% of federal spending - or education or public television and broadcasting or any of the other hobby horses libertarians grouse about. And since you brought up knowing history - in the most prosperous times in our nation's history, the top tier of wealth holders paid much more in taxes than they currently do. That's what makes prosperity possible.
You and I are not ever going to agree on the proper governance of this country. And that's OK.
Last edited by Asenath; 11-09-2012 at 04:33 PM.