Friday, October 12, 2012 10:11:14 PM
Ross Perot called Bill Clinton's economic plan "Voodoo Economics". Actually, that`s what George H.W. Bush said about supply-side economics (a.k.a. Reaganomics) in a 1980 Republican presidential debate. However, after the Reagan tax rate cuts resulted in a huge economic boom and an unprecedented increase in tax revenues, Bush admitted that he was wrong.
Friday, October 12, 2012 9:22:03 AM
@patchgrabber: I think it all comes back to the two-party system. To me, it is inevitable that, in a two-party system, each party will target and attempt to "demonize" the other party. Unfortunately, from my experience, most people aren't very bright. Thus, they align with one party and accept that hatred for other beliefs is proper.
@SmagBoy1: There are a couple of serious issues with this notion though. First and foremost, such groups necessarily and inevitably breed division. It is in our nature to condemn groups that alienate us.
The next big issue is that there is a tendency for the majority to lose interest. Do you suppose it is more difficult for a white male or a black woman to gain a scholarship even if they have the same GPA? Is that "fair"?
Also, where does it stop? What is the Inuit are 0.2% of the population? By your logic, they SHOULD create a separate group...