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08-22-2008 05:33 PM  12 years ago
RonHill

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What is needed is a drastic cut in spending on bullsh!t programs
Only one candidate has mentioned controlling spending. The other has plans to increase govt spending. His idea is to only tax the "rich" to give to the "poor".

You can't tax a country into prosperity.
"We contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle."

Sir Winston Churchill (1874-1965)
When a company is in trouble, the first thing it does is try to control spending. American just bought 737's and parked the MD80's since the 737's are better with fuel. They didn't raise prices on 1st class tickets and offer discounts to coach.
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08-22-2008 05:42 PM  12 years ago
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Going to war in Iraq had nothing to do with the "war on terror", it was a terrible dictatorship with Saddam, but there are lots of those in war torn africa, and you don't see the U.S. "liberating" those countries...why? It doesn't make good business sense...no oil.
Some have come to that conclusion in the first sentence of the above quote- in retrospect things were not as they seemed. Yet from what I've gathered (not in-depth research) there was a strategic plan to bring a new regime to Iraq, given its geographic placement in the region. Time will tell, but the cost has indeed been high.

As to oil: umdpru is right, we are paying to get Iraqi oil production ramped up, and then we will pay like anyone else will/does to get the Iraqi oil. Its theirs.

As to Africa- there is quite a bit of oil in Africa, and we have private industry investment there for a long time. China is also very active in Africa oil interestes, as well as trade/exports.

Yes, oil and other resources are of interest to our country- what country isn't materially interested in resources it trades and uses to fuel its economy?
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