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“A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree of both.” ― Milton Friedman

Social vs. Economic

on February 21, 2012

A lot of pundits on the conservative side are saying the Dems are trying to steer the election into social issues because the economy sucks and Obama would lose if we focused on economics, but here is my take. Right now, any of the GOP candidates can do a better job economically than Obama, so right now we need to decide the primaries for the GOP and in doing so, we need to look at their total package as a Conservative, including the social issues. Once we have our nominee, THEN he can hammer against Obama’s failures as our economy stagnates under high gas prices, high unemployment and hyper inflation.


6 responses to “Social vs. Economic

  1. soapster says:

    "Right now, any of the GOP candidates can do a better job economically than Obama…"And you base this assessment on what?Of the 4 GOP candidates currently running 3 of them have no proposal to cut spending. They are merely proposing to minimize the rate of growth (cuts to proposed increases).Further, 3 of the 4 GOP candidates are proponents of the Federal Reserve banking system and 2 of those three were financial beneficiaries of said Federal Reserve system that bailed out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and Bear Stearns.So please explain how in the hell a GOP candidate who endorses the Federal Reserve banking system and fractional reserve banking as a whole; an entity that has effectively printed and lent out more money than our national debt of $15 Trillion, is going to hammer Obama on the economy and be able to address high gas prices, high unemployment, and hyper inflation by the very Federal Reserve banking system which makes it all possible?

  2. Dave Miller says:

    Soapster, I do not believe the system can work outside of itself to save itself…Neither party is able to, or willing to abandon their dogma for the good of the country…There's a good book dealing with type of thinking, and inability to consider anything outside of "norms" called Watchman's Rattle…It is frustrating to hear the same old crap from the supposed leaders of both sides.There is no way we are going to just cut our way out of this, and no way to just spend our way out of this. We need new ideas, top to bottom, from all levels of government…I fear we will not be getting them any time soon…

  3. soapster says:

    "I fear we will not be getting them any time soon…"Oh Contraire Mon Fraire.We shall be getting them much sooner than I think anyone realizes.This house of cards will not stand.

  4. Dave Miller says:

    As long as the current parties are controlling access to new ideas through their manipulation of the media, I doubt it.Even someone like Ron Paul has stated that he will mount a third party bid.It was Ross Perot, and his quixotic third party candidacy that pushed both parties to work outside of their narrow interests in the 90's.Who is going to do that today?I know you believe in Paul to do this, but it ain't gonna happen if he remains part of the GOP.If he really believes what he says is best, he should have the courage to go it without the GOP, they don't want him anyways.To me, if he had the courage of his conviction, there would be no way he could stay in the GOP and support their nominee.

  5. soapster says:

    Ron Paul has merely said he isn't ruling out a 3rd party bid. I am not aware he has said he will launch a third party campaign. He is committed to winning the GOP nomination and as far as delegates go he is doing very well at the moment.Honestly though Dave, I don't think you know what I think about Paul.The party is merely a conduit. The system is setup as a two party system by design by the two parties."I know you believe in Paul to do this, but it ain't gonna happen if he remains part of the GOP."All I believe Paul to do Dave is to abide by the confines of the Constitution, to preach the virtue of non-agression and the golden rule, and to educate the people about Austrian economics.The rest is up to the people.

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