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  • Lame (Score:3, Interesting)

    That web site is really lame. It is full of straw men. "Hey, let's make up a definition that we say fits an entire movement, but doesn't really, and then show you how easy it is to defeat it!"

    I am a right-wing Republican. I am NOT in favor of handouts to corporations -- in fact, I am far less in favor of corporate favoritism than the Democrats in Washington are! -- and my interest in top-down economics is quite simply to provide for higher employment and wages in the long run.

    He says the reason we are
    • by phillup (4419) on 2003.08.01 16:35 (#22674) Homepage Journal

      He says the reason we are against social spending is to make people more desperate; in fact, I am against *federal* social spending because it is *unconstitutional*...

      I think that the federal gov't stuffs a lot of what it does into the commerce clause... and most of it would (or should, IMHO) be found to be unconstitutional *if*tested*.

      I do wonder tho, how this is *different* from other kinds of spending that are shoved down our throats via the commerce clause?

      I think the bigger issue (at least for me) is that the *process* used to decide which programs fly... and which sink... doesn't seem "fair". (If it ever could...).

      It seems to me that the law changes (or is re-interpreted) to suit the whims of the controlling party. Things like putting Martha Stewart in jail and letting Ken Lay help establish White House policy (as a somewhat current example) only make this (mis?)perception stronger.

      And, for the record... I think both sides are guilty of the crime.

      I think that many of the laws people protest so much would actually be agreeable (to the protesters) if they felt that they actually had a say in its passage.

      In theory, they do... but I would bet many feel that they don't.

      That's probably why they say perception is a bitch.

      • Yes, both parties abuse their power to spend and regulate, and both give favors to friends, etc. A lot of conservatives hate the Republicans in DC as a whole, because they are not willing to cut spending.