jonnygothispen wrote:Arguing with you is like playing chess with a pigeon. No matter how good a point someone makes, you knock over the pieces with NRA mantra and crap all over the board. Good day, sir!
Talking about debt is NRA mantra? I think you better re-examine what you think are the "good points" you've made. Just because you firmly believe them doesn't make 'em good.
Go easy on the pigeon, Danger
Broadsheet wrote:There it is again, the crazy idea that jobs depend on who is governor.
The president and the Congress can do a lot to create (and destroy) jobs through their control of trade, the money supply, and debt. Governors and mayors have no such powers.
Walker saying that "under Barrett" unemployment rose in Milwaukee made as much sense as saying that it rose "under the Archbishop Dolan."
Democrats were suckered into the jobs debate. The right wants you to believe that your job depends on the actions of political leaders, not business decisions made by business leaders for whom the governor is small potatoes and shareholder interest comes first.
States have a lot of power - if they didn't one state would be as good as the next to start a business in, other than the scenery. Silicon Valley is slowly but surely moving to Texas from California. Why not New York or Massachusetts? Why would Boeing start gearing up for a move out of the state of Washington, to South Carolina?
The idea that a governor or even a president is merely a figurehead with little power to affect anything (and I've heard both) is ridiculous, and I really dislike seeing that notion trotted around. Did Democrats spend the last two years trying to recall a "figurehead"? What would be the point? Why did Americans hold a revolution to begin with, if policy didn't matter? The apathetic idea that leaders are powerless to fix the problems in their state or nation, when prevalent, begets an apathetic, powerless populace whose leaders don't take their jobs seriously, and don't fix anything. In this recession some states have fared better than others. Whoever people vote for it should be with the idea that that person has a job to do, and the expectation that that job will be done.