z-fister and his buds forget that every immigrant population was severely oppressed by bigoted citizens, many of whom were second generation immigrants themselves, just from a "better" country. They have no clue where their bigotry comes from and little if any idea they exhibit it. That is what makes the case so sad and regrettable.
Well, let's hope Chuckie gets his just dessert, sour grapes.
Fairmon sez, "real demand can only come from production, not from printing money or expanding credit."" He probably believes in the gold standard also.
There is overwhelming economic data showing that economic stimulus by spending against debt benefits an economy in dire trouble. Only Ronnie and lackeys believe in trickle down, aka, "production." He has been reading too much Ayn Rand...
Wait a minute. Fairmon sez, ""Will that dollar that is still worth what it has been your whole life if inflation is similar to the Carter years?""
Just be sure you do not blame the high interest rates on causes related to President Carter. Why was there rampant inflation in the mid 1970's? Who was the previous President and what major economic expenditure was he totally involved in? Nixon, Vietnam. Did he raise taxes to pay for the war? No. Did he curtail non-military spending proportionately? No. Result: Rampant inflation. Guns and butter never work.
Doesn't it sound eerily familiar to 2001-2014?
Carter's years were actually a Godsend, his administration stopped that disastrous inflation by raising interest rates so high it was too painful to borrow money you did not have to spend on things you did not need. I remember banks begging me to borrow money on a credit line at 10%. The high rates killed inflation and saved our economy. Typical. It always takes a Democratic President to fix the economic high jinx of the previous Republican one.
connie sez, "And how can anyone ever earn a million dollars if everything is held in common?"
Oh, btw, Ever hear of Ananias and Sapphira?
Jack as I said, if the shoe fits, wear it.
About finger pointing, there was a good statistic on the radio today. Between 1940 and 1970 the bottom 10% of the population gained 90% of the increased wealth of economic growth. Since 1970, the top 1% has garnered 90% of the wealth of economic growth. Back to the graduated income tax and raise the Social Security maximum to about $1 million.
Sez the big JD, "You're attempting to take "Uncle Tom" out of play and ignore away the "race card" charge. Won't work."
Far be it to take it out of play, old boy, that seems to be your game. I say keep it in play and let it the foot that fits wear the shoe.
It is not surprising the Southern racist mindset migrated towards the Reds after what Lyndon did to them, though it got all twisted up in inter- generational transfer until the Johnnies-come-lately forget their past and fail to recognize the imprinting of their fathers and mother's values. They think it is all about money now, but that was a big part of what it was about in the Old South.
sophistry? Har, Z, I tried to make it down but not too dirty for you. Sorry if i did not stoop low enough.
Now since you know what "Uncle Tom" means and whence it comes, I know also you know what I mean. "Methinks the lady doth protest too much." ;-)
Z-babel (and TJMax),
Uncle Tom is not a racial slur nor does it apply to a person who is a member of a political party. It refers to "a person who is slavish and excessively subservient to perceived authority figures," (see for example, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uncle_Tom) particularly to an African-American who is excessively subservient to Caucasians. It comes from a famous book, "Uncle Tom's Cabin," that helped fuel the anti-slavery movement and the War between the States. It is an apropos description of brothers Carson and Thomas in particular, but not Gen. Powell. To an extent it is an unfair slap on old Uncle Tom, he was just trying to survive. Carson and Thomas have no such argument unless they feel so put down they can't get ahead except by pandering to us white folk.
Your sensitivity to having your comments termed "racial slurs," or accusing someone of "playing the race card" reflects your sensitivity to your own inner feelings. When you object to someone allegedly playing the "race card" they are hitting pretty close to you. Your objection is a classic attempt to co-opt the argument and duck legitimate criticism.
Fee all your freaking out, just list in order 1,2,3 your objections to President Obama.