The RetrieverTraining.Net Forums The Retriever Academy
Total Retriever Training with Mike Lardy
Hawkeye Media Gunners Up Tritronics Outdoor Media
Page 1 of 8 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 77

Thread: The Fiscal Cliff

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Pac NW
    Posts
    4,346

    Default The Fiscal Cliff

    How many of you follow this? Is this just negotiating or are the principle players locked in to their positions? Do you believe that negotiating in the MSM is helping the situation? What do you believe should be the outcome, with specifics?

    & separately, what's your opinion of Costco borrowing money to pay a special dividend - noting that Sinegal, the founder, was a big Obama supporter, specifically his support for taxing the !%? Hypocritical?
    __________________________

    Marvin S

    Everyone's friend is No One's friend

    Someday your life will flash before your eyes. It's your responsibility to make sure it's worth watching!

  2. #2
    Senior Member BonMallari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Location
    LV/CenTex/Idaho
    Posts
    12,711

    Default

    personally I think its a dog and pony show similar to the one they had about raising the debt limit...its a stupid game of "political chicken"...both sides will play a game pf brinksmanship, and both sides will claim victory
    All my Exes live in Texas

    Quote Originally Posted by lanse brown View Post
    A few things that I learned still ring true. "Lanse when you get a gift, say thank you and walk away. When you get a screwing walk away. You are going to get a lot more screwings than gifts"

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    SW Minnesota
    Posts
    2,163

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by BonMallari View Post
    personally I think its a dog and pony show similar to the one they had about raising the debt limit...its a stupid game of "political chicken"...both sides will play a game pf brinksmanship, and both sides will claim victory
    Well, put.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Franco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    10,843

    Default

    "The biggest problem today is not that our leaders cannot come to an agreement. It’s that they are trying to satisfy the irreconcilable views of Americans: We want government to do everything—but we want our freedom." - Don Watkins
    "Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." Charles Barkley

  5. #5
    Senior Member Franco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    10,843

    Default

    The Fiscal Cliff is not the problem...insightful read.

    http://www.cato.org/publications/com...fs-not-problem
    "Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." Charles Barkley

  6. #6
    Senior Member Larry Thompson1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Floyd Va
    Posts
    451

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The Fiscal Cliff is not the problem...insightful read.


    http://www.cato.org/publications/com...fs-not-problem
    Well what can we do about it?
    Home To

    HRCH Bluesky's Rollin Thunder MH
    Bluesky's Hot Bunn's Ellie
    SHR Saddiehawkins of Summer Bird 1998-2011
    SHR Bluesky's Some like em Hot 2009-2010 Left too soon

  7. #7
    Senior Member Franco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    10,843

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Thompson1 View Post
    Well what can we do about it?
    The two biggest courses of action we could take is to reform Medicare & Medicaid so that people can no longer abuse it stealing it blind and the other is to downsize the Federal Government. Like anything run by the government, there is theft and waste into the billions.
    Last edited by Franco; 12-04-2012 at 10:14 PM.
    "Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." Charles Barkley

  8. #8
    Senior Member Larry Thompson1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2011
    Location
    Floyd Va
    Posts
    451

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Franco View Post
    The two biggest courses of action we could take is to reform Medicare & Medicaid so that people can no longer abuse it stealing it blind and the other is to downsize the Federal Government. Like anything run by the government, there is theft and waste into the billions.
    I agree but the idiots in washington won't do that so what can we do? We live in a socialist society now, are we doomed to go bankrupt?
    Home To

    HRCH Bluesky's Rollin Thunder MH
    Bluesky's Hot Bunn's Ellie
    SHR Saddiehawkins of Summer Bird 1998-2011
    SHR Bluesky's Some like em Hot 2009-2010 Left too soon

  9. #9
    Senior Member Franco's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2003
    Location
    Lafayette, La.
    Posts
    10,843

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Larry Thompson1 View Post
    I agree but the idiots in washington won't do that so what can we do? We live in a socialist society now, are we doomed to go bankrupt?
    We are already over the Fiscal Cliff and bankrupt. What can we do about it? How about we start supporting candidates that advocate a Balance Budget Amendment and downsizing government instead of where they stand on social issues. Leaders that are willing to end the Federal Reserve and return monetary policy to the Congress and not international banking. In doing so though, we have to be careful in electing politicians that really believe in this and not just mouthing the words because they sound good.
    "Well, when I went off to college, the guys I used to hang with were pumping gas and voting Democrat. Today they're still pumping gas and voting Democrat. Guess the Democrats didn't do much for them." Charles Barkley

  10. #10
    Senior Member menmon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Posts
    2,315

    Default

    Honestly...I think the tax cuts need to expire for everyone and the spending get cut across the board. Then it is not up to congress anymore. I think the economy can afford it, but people will get hurt but our runaway budget gets addressed.

    Now if I thought folks would agree....I think the lower income houses should keep their tax breaks and the higher income bear the burden while defense should take a major cut to keep from touching entitlements like social security and medicare.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •