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I got into a debate about Scott Walker and his Budget Bill, and sadly I'm not very good at debating...This lady got onto the subject of world trade and stuff and I was wondering how I could respond to this. Thank you! Here is what she said- With regard to our state and nation's debt/deficit - it is real. The way one looks upon it is what makes the difference. The model for efficient governance is to cut WASTEFUL SPENDING, INVEST WISELY, and RAISE REVENUE to meet the needs of the state. The top 2% in this country are sitting on trillions of dollars of cash - having got obscene tax breaks for decades now which were supposed to be used to create jobs in this country ( all starting under George Bush). Those tax breaks were set to expire in 2010, however the newly Republican controlled Congress demanded that Obama make them permanent or extend them until 2012 or they threatened to shut the government down and cut off unemployment. You cannot expect to balance the state and federal budgets on the backs of the working class. Wall Street created the financial meltdown, Main Street( us) bailed them out ....and they are still trying to squeeze out more from the poor and middle classes. . Instead of creating jobs or spending money in our economy these people and corporations continue to invest or buy another castle, island, yacht , private jet, or set up shop in the next cheap-labor economy market. Busting the unions in this country is their "cheap-labor conservative" strategy. Also one final point on debt - banks, nations, credit card companies, etc.... profit off of debt. There is healthy debt and unhealthy debt. The debt to income ratio along with paying down debt is what is important. 4. Why do I think Scott Walker is doing a terrible job - I don't appreciate his tactics of scapegoating a specific group of people and inciting blame, hate and fault which is the smoke and mirrors game behind unprecedented and over-reaching power grabs by the Executive Branch of Wisconsin State Government. ( Elimination, restructuring, privatization with no oversight and/or democratic input is the name of his game) This is akin to Fascist Dictatorship. The tax breaks he is offering to business ( that lost revenue has to be made up by either raising taxes or cutting spending. His budget raises taxes on the poor and makes draconian cuts to public education and healthcare for example. I also cannot support the Socially Conservative Christian Radical Religious Rights policies and attacks on the rights of women, the environment, minorities, immigrants, and gays. I believe in religious freedom and the separation of "church" and state. 5. With regard to Naomi Klein and the Shock Doctrine ( I've been following her work for years) Clearly the libertarian anarchists do not understand what this universal tactic is. It has been used the world over by governments in order to force radical change and control upon the people. Um, sure you can answer?
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First off remind her that none of the rich are "sitting" on their wealth. Their wealth sits in the stock market (which helps the economy) or sits in bonds (Which help the government budget) or sit in savings accounts (Which the banks invest in the stock market and bonds etc., and helps things out). None of them have... More
Answered By: Maxwell - 4/3/2011
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I'm a FORMER Republican, can I answer... More
Answered By: Honest Abe - 4/3/2011
I read most of it. What "your friend" doesn't understand is you can take all the money from the rich and you will still have the debt problem... More
Answered By: Joey - 4/3/2011
I'll be honest, it is really hard to read that when it is in one giant paragraph, but I'll point a few things out... More
Answered By: Squilliam Fancyson - 4/3/2011
It all boils down to the "tax the rich" argument... More
Answered By: LeAnne - 4/3/2011
Sure I can answer. Don't bother to debate her. She is correct in everything stated here.
Answered By: wheelwright - 4/4/2011
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