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John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
09-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Post: #11
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
With what our Senators get paid, and the importance of the crisis at hand, they should take care of this urgent business (in other words, do their JOBS) this week, then have their debate end of next week.
I agree with Daniel: It probably should be on the economy first, then foreign policy next time.
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09-24-2008, 09:33 PM
Post: #12
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Daniel294 Wrote:Then change it to be on the economy, and have the foreign policy debate later.

Do you think that the proposed "bailout" is running into trouble on the Hill? Do you think Obama and McCain have day jobs?

Personally I am not sure I buy into the "we must act now" rhetoric but if you do then perhaps there is some merit in acting in concert for the moment.
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09-24-2008, 09:43 PM
Post: #13
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Charles Helm Wrote:Do you think that the proposed "bailout" is running into trouble on the Hill? Do you think Obama and McCain have day jobs?

Personally I am not sure I buy into the "we must act now" rhetoric but if you do then perhaps there is some merit in acting in concert for the moment.

I know of three people just today that called their congress persons to protest this bailout. If nothing else, at least this election and this Wall Street crisis has gotten people to pay attention. Whether the candidates rushing back to Washington to "help" is just a political ploy or not, at least people are taking notes and forming opinions and actually taking a stand. And that is a good thing, compared to the voter apathy of the past few years.
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09-24-2008, 09:43 PM (This post was last modified: 09-24-2008 10:35 PM by satx_pilot.)
Post: #14
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Instead of debating about the problem.. FIX IT!

We can debate all day long and point fingers as to why the wheels are falling off the bus. I can think of many reasons BOTH parties are to blame.

As a passenger on the bus, I could give a sh1t less why the wheels are falling off.

Just fix it before there is a "real" problem.
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09-24-2008, 09:47 PM
Post: #15
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Windwatcher Wrote:I know of three people just today that called their congress persons to protest this bailout. If nothing else, at least this election and this Wall Street crisis has gotten people to pay attention. Whether the candidates rushing back to Washington to "help" is just a political ploy or not, at least people are taking notes and forming opinions and actually taking a stand. And that is a good thing, compared to the voter apathy of the past few years.

Personally, I am glad they are slowing down to examine it. People I know who spend more time with the Wall Street crowd than I do think we need to act, but I have a hard time bailing out those who made bad moves while I stayed unleveraged. Not that I want to lose all my savings and go back to the barter system.:eek:
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09-24-2008, 09:50 PM
Post: #16
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
I think we all feel pretty much the same way, satx. We elected these leaders; now lead and fix the problem without coming back (again) to the well that is already dry.
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09-24-2008, 10:08 PM
Post: #17
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
satx_pilot Wrote:Instead of debating about the problem.. FIX IT!

We can debate all day long and point fingers as to why the wheels are falling off the bus. I can think of many reasons BOTH parties are to blame.

As a passenger on the bus, I could give a sh1t less why they are falling off.

Just fix it before there is a "real" problem.
HOW? That's my big beef here. Neither candidate is being terribly specific on what they would do in office, and the debates are the best way to find out.
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09-24-2008, 10:32 PM
Post: #18
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Daniel294 Wrote:HOW? That's my big beef here. Neither candidate is being terribly specific on what they would do in office, and the debates are the best way to find out.

Good luck with that. I suspect the problem is (a) they will try very hard not to be to specific, and (b) the President does not really do that much without Congress so his agenda may not be determinative.
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09-24-2008, 10:58 PM
Post: #19
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
Daniel294 Wrote:HOW? That's my big beef here. Neither candidate is being terribly specific on what they would do in office, and the debates are the best way to find out.

I agree with you Daniel. Nobody is being specific about what they would do; however, to sit back and "armchair quarterback" it by watching what is happening in front of them and just debate it, is nothing short of whining about what "they would do" if "they" were empowered to fix the problem.

No "one" person can fix this problem. This problem crosses all political boundaries and needs to be fixed NOW.

Unless we step up to the plate and knock one out of the park, prepare to take 3rd in line as a world super power. China and Europe (UK and Euro countries) will become the super powers of world economics.

We (US Citizens) pump ridiculous amounts of money into China, Russia and Venezuela.

With what in return?

Maybe it is time to bring things closer to home. I'd be happy to pay $4+ a gallon if I knew it was going back into "my" country to support our citizens.
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09-25-2008, 09:12 AM
Post: #20
John McCain "suspends campain" to focus on the economy
satx_pilot Wrote:Maybe it is time to bring things closer to home. I'd be happy to pay $4+ a gallon if I knew it was going back into "my" country to support our citizens.

Drilling more won't get you out of the problem, it's only part of the solution. Also, there is no reason for $4 a gallon gas with oil at less than $100 a barrel, we're just getting gouged. The world does need renewable energy, and windfarms and solarfarms are not bad ideas. Neither are hybrid (electric) vehicles and geothermal/green homes. These will create jobs and create solution, as we're seeing here in Ontario right now. Gas is going to remain high, but we're looking at ways to counter it. More drilling (or extracting from the oil sand in Alberta), we know, won't be dramatic enough to reduce prices in gas for years, maybe over a decade. It's time to look outside the "drill more" solution as the Final Solution.

Bah, maybe I shouldn't have capitalized "final solution"
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