A surplus of what? The national debt was still there. Also, Hillary not the best choice for anyone hater or not. But, I agree she will probably be it because of being a woman.All things bush should be banned from politics. Ronald regan said it best; the scariest words you can ever hear are; I am a politician, I am here to help. I respected what bush sr stood for but w, was a joke. If another bush somehow is elected to presidency prepare for the great recession part 2. Your not going to find ole W in the primaries pimping out any republican nominee. He has the likeness of Herbert Hoover or Franklin pierce another bad president related to Barbara bush. Say what you want about bill Clinton or Hillary for that matter, but growing up in the 90s the man did a good job as commander and chief. Clinton had his vices, but what president didn't? Chicks dig the saxophone. Clinton left office with a 60% approval rating as well as a surplus. Not many can say that. i truly think Hillary will win in a landslide especially if it gets bill back in the White House. I have a better chance than Ted Cruz or Marco Rubio. That being said, I would vote for rand Paul or Chris Christie. As long as they stick to their beliefs. In the end I really don't think it will matter unless saint regan is somehow resurrected for the nomination. Like it or not Hillary will be president 45. She may not be the best choice to the haters, but like Obama people who have never voted before will go out and vote just to see a woman president. Sarah palin easily costed McCain the election and set republican women in poltics back 50 years.
The tea party sucks, they are slowly killing the Republican Party
All things bush should be banned from politics. Ronald regan said it best; the scariest words you can ever hear are; I am a politician, I am here to help.
So, I take it you are for bigger government? If so, what would stop them from taking from you once they got so big and pwerful enough to change the constitution and you could not stop them by voting them out. By taking away your right to protect yourself under the second amendment by everntually taking away your guns. Taking away your freedom to speak out against them once they have total control. PC police is a start in that derection. Government control? NO. Smaller government yes.This perfectly exemplifies the mindset that is leading this country to ruination. Our Government is us, or is supposed to be us. You, right now, are faced with a vast globalist network of corporations and individuals that want to make nations and borders a thing of the past. Your own Government, the Government you are supposed to have, is the only thing on earth even remotely possessing the power to keep these greed addled SOBs in check. They don't care nothing for your country and your Government is the only threat to them in existence. Why do you think they are so intent upon crippling it? You are hating the one thing that can save you.
One small question, seriously... other than Government what power do you posses against multinational billion dollar corporations and individuals? How, in what way, aside from your Government, do you keep that kind of power even remotely in check? How do you keep them from polluting every stream, from selling the contractor that builds your home contaminated toxic products that your family will live in, how do you keep your retirement savings from being ripped off by unscrupulous traders... what oversees the playing field aside from Government? What made this country different from all others before it? What did we create that was new, unique, and that changed the entire course of history? A company, a corporation, or a Government?
What asinine idiotic myopic reasoning is it to conclude that the one thing that has separated this country from all others in history, our form of Government, is what the problem is while countryless wolves eat away at what once was your sovereignty?
What you have stated is the truth, but in no shape or form will it ever happen. Ever.The only way to fix congress is to take private money out of the campaigns. Criteria could be set to give a set amount public money to "qualified" candidates. That's the only way you are ever going to get respectable people running for election.
What you have stated is the truth, but in no shape or form will it ever happen. Ever.
That was a pretty cool move that the guy did with those copters.Not so fast my friend. If enough guys with gyrocopters fly to Washington and land on the Capital lawn, we might get this done.
Seriously, though, since the only way the payola gravy train will ever get cut off is if the recipients decide to do so, it doesn't make me feel too warm about the chances either. Sort of like asking kids to quit eating candy. The temptation is too great.
HW was a very solid president. Unfortunately, his son will detract from that legacy.
Hell, HW was probably the last US President to have a cohesive and rational foreign policy.
The same posters continually yelling to get money out of politics are the same posters who continually support giving more and more power to the federal government.
Do you honestly believe this is actually occurring right now? It certainly isn't being checked nor balanced. The Exec branch and to a lesser extent the Judicial have been running roughshod over the Legislative....not close. Now granted we have some historically bad people running it, it still gets trampled as an institution. Shoot, I'm even surprised how D's in the Legislative branch allow themselves to get run over as well. Used to be more pride out there than that.However what I do think people can agree on is belief in the basic structure of our government and the balance of power with the three branches. When one branch's power is stretched the other branches can act to pull it back.
I get your sentiment, but that's a different topic altogether from Deee's, imo.
YEP.i actually think they're linked. if people actually gave a damn who they were sending to washington instead of the letter next to their name, perhaps the executive wouldn't have run roughshod over the legislature in the post-Lewinsky era.
we've been electing people who are good at winning primaries, not people who are good at legislating.