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- On 7 Nov 2010
After The 8 Years Of The Bush/Cheney Disaster, Now You Get Mad?,
Clarence 13X says
You do realize homes were actually affordable prior to 1980 right? A family could be raised on one income as well, which left mothers to raise a different class of children than what we are seeing right now.
The point I was attempting to make re: Iwog’s post was that he pointed to the SINGULAR issue of taxing the “aristocracy” as the only means by which America prospered in the post-war era. Such a position is complete, absolute nonsense. The reasons for the economic boom in post-war America are multi layered and numerous. Iwog discounts the fact that mainland America was the only warring, industrialized nation in WW2 that did not suffer ANY destruction to its manufacturing base, which enabled the U.S. to be the supplier of manufactured goods to Europe, Japan and much of the Pacific rim.
As far as your point re: two incomes in order to afford a home mortgage, you are absolutely correct. But I don’t agree that both parents working was done out of greed, but more (by and large) out of necessity. At least initially, most American parents wanted a better life for their children than they had, and that included locating to where the better school systems were located, almost always in higher priced neighborhoods. Americans morphed, IMO, after that into a more materialistic lifestyle where the more you possessed was incorrectly being interpreted as the BETTER you were, which has led to numerous social problems with dysfunctional families and children, etc. So in that sense, I think we agree?
Agreed, I see a 65k Cadillac Escalade at every corner....and can't imagine that the folks driving these vehicles arent over extending their dual income households.
- On 9 May 2010
How Liberal Are You?,
I’d like to see a post defining/discussing “compassionate conservative.”
Someone willing to start/fight a war or two, but otherwise generally liberal.
There is no such thing as a passionate conservative. Conservatives see our society as perfect and not in need of change, thereby leaving the poor to fend for themselves with "hard" work and "strong" effort. Conservatives do not take into consideration the emotional trauma that have been inflicted upon people during their childhood by their parents that lead people in the wrong direction in life.
I am a conservative-liberal and would cut off people from welfare after 2 years, require full time enrollment in college for welfare and support Arizona's enforcement of illegal immigration laws.
We have too much freedom and not enough responsibility.
- On 9 May 2010
How Liberal Are You?,
The problem with the right is that their issues are spoon fed to them. Out of control spending was never an issue under Bush.
Talk about spoon fed! the problem with the left is that they are equally “spoon fed” ideas, such as that generally speaking conservatives had no problem with Bush’s spending.
Just curious… Since you describe Bush’s spending as “out of control,” do you also consider Obama’s spending to be “out of control?” For the sake of not being “spoon fed” excuses or being one of the extreme fringes described in this thread, I certainly hope so, even though you might have to consider yourself a racist….
That's not my quote...that is someone else response to another post. But YES, I do see Obama's spending as out of control. 8K tax credit, Cash for Clunkers, and Economic Recovery Act are useful tools that give an outer appearance of the government taking action however I am not sure we will know their actual effect until much later.
I do know the 8K tax credit has stabilized home prices temporarily, thereby making a new home purchase unattainable for millions of others in my same situation. I refuse to buy a 500k cottage when the same home was going for 100k 10 years ago. With inflation that home shouldnt be selling for more than 150-175K.