• Why are Libertarians such alarmists?

    They seem to be under the impression that everything or everyone is against them, and exaggerate the effects of policies conducted by an organization that they do not like. For example, Libertarians are adamant that Quantitative Easing is vastly different that other monetary policies conducted by a central bank. It wasn't simply 'printing... show more
    They seem to be under the impression that everything or everyone is against them, and exaggerate the effects of policies conducted by an organization that they do not like. For example, Libertarians are adamant that Quantitative Easing is vastly different that other monetary policies conducted by a central bank. It wasn't simply 'printing money' as they would like to believe; it operated as an asset exchange, like other monetary policies. The reality was that inflation was minimal. Ultimately, QE didn't work as intended. I'm not suggesting it was 'good'; I'm merely pointing out that Libertarians seem to think that there will be massive consequences from any given action. The effects of min. wage are also HUGELY overstated. To them, a small increase in the min. wage is going to cause rampant inflation & unemployment. Their distrust in the Federal Reserve ultimately clouds their perception of reality; they frequently suggest that the Fed should be audited by an independent organization....and that it's not right that it isn't....but wait, it is- at least in most aspects (there are some areas where it isn't audited, but Libertarians seem to be under the impression that it isn't audited AT ALL) Why are Libertarians such alarmists? They exaggerate the effects of practically everything....
    9 answers · Politics · 4 years ago
  • Can a liberal please explain this logic to me?

    The NAACP held a rally saying that having to have a valid ID to vote was wrong and discriminated against minorities. However, they required people to have a valid ID to participate in their rally. Are they not discriminating against minorities to require a valid ID to participate in their rally? I understand the conservative reaction to this... show more
    The NAACP held a rally saying that having to have a valid ID to vote was wrong and discriminated against minorities. However, they required people to have a valid ID to participate in their rally. Are they not discriminating against minorities to require a valid ID to participate in their rally? I understand the conservative reaction to this but I am trying to learn and understand how the liberal mind works on this. http://dailycaller.com/2014/02/08/naacp-...
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Fascism requires a strong centralized government and strong controls over commerce. Who is ....?

    .... promoting those things today? Who is arguing against those things today?
    .... promoting those things today? Who is arguing against those things today?
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • If Bush side stepped the Constitution like Obama, how would liberals react?

    Obama is a dangerous threat to this republic.
    Obama is a dangerous threat to this republic.
    12 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Why do people still call hitler a fascists?

    Fascism was started in Italy by Mussolini and very different then national socialism. They very much disagreed with each other on many levals. They only shared a hatred for communism. They only tolerated each other because it seemed like the best idea militarily. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/the-difference...
    Fascism was started in Italy by Mussolini and very different then national socialism. They very much disagreed with each other on many levals. They only shared a hatred for communism. They only tolerated each other because it seemed like the best idea militarily. http://m.voices.yahoo.com/the-difference...
    11 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • North Korea is socialist, but calls itself a democracy. Does this prove that left wingers lie?

    If left wingers lie, why should we believe them when they say Hitler was not socialist? Greg, so you're claiming North Korea is right wing now....? ROTFL
    If left wingers lie, why should we believe them when they say Hitler was not socialist? Greg, so you're claiming North Korea is right wing now....? ROTFL
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • If you were a business owner and the Fed minimum wage was raised to $15/hour, what would you do?

    What would you do in this situation... A) Increase the pay of your minimum wage employees to $15/hour B) Begin the process of backfilling/replacing them with true $15/hour talent?
    What would you do in this situation... A) Increase the pay of your minimum wage employees to $15/hour B) Begin the process of backfilling/replacing them with true $15/hour talent?
    9 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Why shouldn't the "born this way" theorists have to?

    prove their theory with a biological test proving that the infant is in fact gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender before claiming that it is a constitutional civil right? Where is the evidence that a child is born that way? Many men would choose to have sex with every woman they were attracted to that would have sex with them but between... show more
    prove their theory with a biological test proving that the infant is in fact gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgender before claiming that it is a constitutional civil right? Where is the evidence that a child is born that way? Many men would choose to have sex with every woman they were attracted to that would have sex with them but between teaching and learning we have had successes in getting many of them to settle down and marry one woman. I believe there is more evidence that we as humans are more influenced by our nurturing/learning than our biology so an unintended consequence of laws forcing acceptance of homosexuality would be more sexual identity confusion. I do not understand how so many people have the misguided notion that marriage was ever about individual rights. Historically it is rooted in property laws and religious rites. Are older gay men going to be sorry they ever supported gay marriage when younger twinks start taking half their money in divorce suits? I just really believe that the same sex marriage push needs to slow down because there are too many unanswered questions and consequences we will have to live with should this become the law of the land. Seth insulting me does not make marriage a natural right. Marriage has always been a union governed by laws. If it was a right of consenting adults then why can men no longer marry multiple women in most countries? In the bible many wealthy men had multiple wives.
    18 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • The true American Spirit - Can we get it back?

    When I think of those few remaining with the true American spirit, I think of our entrepreneurs and the Amish - who don't even participate in Social Security. How far we have..... fallen as a nation. Can we get it back? Do Americans even "want" to get it back? Do Americans even know "what" they have lost?
    When I think of those few remaining with the true American spirit, I think of our entrepreneurs and the Amish - who don't even participate in Social Security. How far we have..... fallen as a nation. Can we get it back? Do Americans even "want" to get it back? Do Americans even know "what" they have lost?
    6 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Do you enjoy subsidizing the labor costs for big businesses by paying for welfare and food stamps?

    Cons ridicule the idea of paying extra for McDonalds but at least that is an individual free market decision they can make. Paying a portion of your taxes to feed the people who are working but don't make enough to survive is something you have no say in. I know cons would prefer the poor people to just starve to death but if that happened there... show more
    Cons ridicule the idea of paying extra for McDonalds but at least that is an individual free market decision they can make. Paying a portion of your taxes to feed the people who are working but don't make enough to survive is something you have no say in. I know cons would prefer the poor people to just starve to death but if that happened there would be no one left to make the burgers and the business would fall apart so that's obviously not going to be allowed. Blackadder: The welfare state was created by Fabian socialists and the like who understood that unrestrained capitalism would eventually melt down and all the elites would get put up against the wall. The purpose is to keep the poor fed and barely placated so the rich can hang onto their privileges and not get guillotined. I don't count myself among them. Also about 75% of minimum wage employees are adults, not young people working their first jobs, not that that is especially relevant considering the sordid history of child labor in the past, but it's obviously possible to have a different minimum wage for teenagers. And of course teenagers ought to be able to spend their free time pursuing opportunities in education or community service instead of having to work as bottom level alienated wage slaves, because their parents do not make enough to give them some spending money. Better to make teenagers work so that the executives and shareholders can have 25x more money than any human could ever spend instead of 15x.
    10 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • Is $15 a reasonable minimum wage or is it a false negotiation point?

    Is the proper reaction just to tell them they are not genuine and refuse to negotiate with absurdity. Or maybe say yes in exchange for a 100% tax decrease to play their foolish games. Since the Yahoo moderator blocked this question the first time, then should we assume they are minimum wage employees? So people that are pretending to be reasonable... show more
    Is the proper reaction just to tell them they are not genuine and refuse to negotiate with absurdity. Or maybe say yes in exchange for a 100% tax decrease to play their foolish games. Since the Yahoo moderator blocked this question the first time, then should we assume they are minimum wage employees? So people that are pretending to be reasonable are starting at a 33% increase? LOL
    12 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • If you could have endless wealth or endless welfare, which would it be?

    Assuming the welfare could buy anything, cars, jets, mansions. I think welfare is the smarter choice, since wealth can be taxed. Kachow. Jepchamp, try reading the details every now and then.
    Assuming the welfare could buy anything, cars, jets, mansions. I think welfare is the smarter choice, since wealth can be taxed. Kachow. Jepchamp, try reading the details every now and then.
    12 answers · Politics · 5 years ago
  • How can it be that so many Americans don't know Obamacare is designed to lead to?

    a single payer system? Has that not been obvious from its inception? Hillary tried to do it all at once so We The People just said no. Now the tyrants have learned so are using Fabian tactics and doing it gradually. How can it be that so many Americans don't understand the eventual goal, which is a "water empire" which is a... show more
    a single payer system? Has that not been obvious from its inception? Hillary tried to do it all at once so We The People just said no. Now the tyrants have learned so are using Fabian tactics and doing it gradually. How can it be that so many Americans don't understand the eventual goal, which is a "water empire" which is a choke point of control over all things related to 'health'? I'm not even blaming libtards for this seemingly willful ignorance or living in denial. Could it be NASCAR and dancing with the stars, popcorn and beer? If that is the case, welcome to the Idiocracy and all hope is lost. @Raisin: Since those with preexisting conditions and healthy youths won't buy insurance until they need it, the insurance companies will go broke.
    12 answers · Politics · 5 years ago