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by Styrax
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:07 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Stabilizing an unstable economy (sub-prime crisis)
Replies: 8
Views: 13495

Re: Stabilizing an unstable economy (sub-prime crisis)

I did not read the book you provided in the link. But, I did want to add that sub-prime was not the only thing that caused this mess. It was part of it, but not the only thing. You have to remember, go back to that time, that when things started going crazy, what happened? Well, bubbles started to ...
by Styrax
Sat Oct 03, 2009 1:00 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?
Replies: 25
Views: 21516

Re: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?

Being that I have a PHD in Economics, I have a great understanding of what would have happened if we did not bailout the banks or the financial institutions. Do you have a 401k plan? Do you have money in any bank? Well, many people do if you do not. That would all be wiped out. The FDIC is struggli...
by Styrax
Sat Oct 03, 2009 12:48 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: America & Medi-care
Replies: 15
Views: 19217

Re: America & Medi-care

You think Obama is going to advocate competition? Possibly the most likely plan in Congress right now, the Baucus plan, would destroy private insurance.

http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articl ... 98556.html
by Styrax
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:14 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: America & Medi-care
Replies: 15
Views: 19217

Re: America & Medi-care

http://www.reason.com/news/show/135081.html Hard data does nothing to support gov't run health care. Why people refuse to look at or believe the data is beyond me. Ideally, everyone should have access to it. A market-based system would make prompt, better care available to all, and for those who can...
by Styrax
Thu Aug 06, 2009 11:32 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: America & Medi-care
Replies: 15
Views: 19217

Re: America & Medi-care

What do you think will happen if the government ran health care? Costs? Go way up. The Obama administration is even saying the middle class will have to be taxed to pay for it. Doctors? How many doctors do you really think are for governmental control, despite what they (gov't/media) are telling you...
by Styrax
Sat Aug 01, 2009 1:24 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: America & Medi-care
Replies: 15
Views: 19217

Re: America & Medi-care

Well, every poll I've seen says the people are against nationalized health care and very much so. For the proponents of health care, I ask why give power to those who put us in the mess we are in. The current health care problems are created by the government regulations. In their eyes you fix it by...
by Styrax
Sat Jun 27, 2009 1:41 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Should Obama delay the debate?
Replies: 11
Views: 11929

Re: Should Obama delay the debate?

How does Obama plan to get us out of the democrat eco crisis by costing US jobs? By raising taxes on businesses, Obama will cause some companies to move overseas and others to cut jobs. With far fewer jobs in the country and more unemployment, there will be less money going to the treasury and an e...
by Styrax
Sun Jun 21, 2009 1:57 pm
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Obama's financial reforms
Replies: 1
Views: 9893

Re: Obama's financial reforms

I guess he's making the government too big to fail. Until things truly "change", we are going to stay on the same road we're on. The same people who put us in this mess with regulations are the same people who propose to fix it with more regulations. How does the saying go, "if you ha...
by Styrax
Sat Jun 20, 2009 2:11 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?
Replies: 25
Views: 21516

Re: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?

Press likes him not because Obama is good, but because he is a stupid liberal (specifically him, and everyone on capital hill, who don't know how to run a free market :/ ). Bush isn't much different from Obama in direction...Obama is just going to get us there quicker :( And there is not good. Hone...
by Styrax
Sat May 30, 2009 1:47 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Gun control in USA
Replies: 37
Views: 27518

Re: Gun control in USA

Originally, Detroit, Michigan had the highest crime rate in America. But when Michigan passed right to carry laws, the crime rate got much lower, throughout the entire state. When Kansas and Missouri allowed to citizens to carry concealed weapons, the crime rate got lower. It has been argued by som...
by Styrax
Wed May 06, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year
Replies: 23
Views: 19424

Re: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year

Your proffessor sounds like he is pushing a personal agenda, more than teaching. Maybe is isn't familiar with the economies of scale that large nationalised institutions can achieve over private ones? In particular, ask him about the relative proportion of Us and UK healthcare costs that are spent ...
by Styrax
Tue May 05, 2009 4:22 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year
Replies: 23
Views: 19424

Re: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year

seamus wrote:which is why taxes exist, i assume.

He also told me "no one will spend your money as carefully as you do." He liked to call taxes a legal form of what a thief does.
by Styrax
Tue May 05, 2009 4:11 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?
Replies: 25
Views: 21516

Re: Predictions for obmas first 100 days?

I was joking with my last post, btw. Yeah im tired of obama's socialist rhetoric. hes ruining the economy! Can you believe he bailed out the banks, which he and other economists say were to big to fail? i mean even warren buffet defended obama's stimulus plan. And Donald trump defended obama's bank...
by Styrax
Tue May 05, 2009 12:10 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year
Replies: 23
Views: 19424

Re: UK introduces 50% tax fate over £150k / year

ohms_law wrote:"Free" health care.
lol

"no such thing as a free lunch" my economics professor once told me.
by Styrax
Tue May 05, 2009 12:08 am
Forum: Political Debate
Topic: Gun control in USA
Replies: 37
Views: 27518

Re: Gun control in USA

Interesting time for the government to fund something like that with support for gun control at a historic low. Then again, tyrants wouldn't want an armed populace. i would have to disagree, i doubt that gun control is at a historic low. Thats just hyperbole to me. Although, historically tyrants we...

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