And obviously, those attacks just happen because people are crazy, right?
[quote]Oh the unfriendly business conditions I posted about before. Remember how I mentioned increased payroll taxes and unions who demanded wage increases? Last time I checked that is business unfriendly.[/quote]
Boo Hoo? And what happens to that money from higher wages? It goes right back into the economy and doesn't stagnate in someone's bank account.
[quote]The problem is that lending is done at low rates which at the time were artificial. This happened to us and led to the housing bubble of 08'.[/quote]
Let's blame the interest rates and not the institutions that abused the deregulation that sunk the economy! Yeah! That's the ticket!
[quote]I am sorry if you find it confusing.[/quote]
Dude, you're refuting your own arguments from paragraph to paragraph.
[quote]I am thinking that you might have cracked. I keep giving you examples and explanations but you just keep rambling and dropping F-bombs which usually means the person has no clue what he is babbling about.[/quote]
Actually, I'm just dumbfounded by the extremity of how twisted your reasoning is.
[quote]Oh my, looks like you completely missed the point again. Just because Hollande is not responsible for what was left to him does not mean he is innocent in the current crisis as he only making things worse. This is why his approval rate is so low, this is why Obama's rate is so low.[/quote]
Hmmm...someone fucks up 80% of the situation and another person fucks up 15%. You're telling me it's reasonable to blame the person responsible for 15% as if they were responsible for more than 50% of it.
[quote]Well you didn't actually enlighten anything, like at all throughout this thread. I am gonna give you a little hint about Friedman's background... He is from Chicago school of Economics, not Austrian. Austrian of Economics is backed up Libertarians.[/quote]
LOLZ...No True Scotsman, eh? Oh how I'd love to know what you have to say about neo-liberalism and classic liberalism without the aid of google.
[quote]I get off on making you cry.[/QUOTE]
I think I sense a bit of projection here.
[quote name='egofed']Wait, you think you got me because I didn't identify a pretty generic quote from Adam Smith?[/quote]
Generic? LOLZ. It's no more obscure than your Franklin quote. You'd know that if you took yourself out of your ideological bubble.
[quote] You can identify every quote from the Democratic Party? Even the racist ones pre 1960? [/quote]
Hmmm...a quote from influential and well-known politiciasn from the founding of our country is somehow equivalent to some Dixiecrat as if Southern Republicans weren't as racist.
[quote] I'm a Libertarian because their party's platform matches up with my beliefs more than any others I've found.
Highlights of the Libertarian Party's "Ending the Welfare State" Proposal
From across the political and ideological spectrum, there is now almost universal acknowledgement that the American social welfare system has been a failure.
Since the start of the "war on poverty" in 1965, the United States has spent more than $5 trillion trying to ease the plight of the poor. What we have received for this massive investment is -- primarily -- more poverty.
Our welfare system is unfair to everyone: to taxpayers who must pick up the bill for failed programs; to society, whose mediating institutions of community, church and family are increasingly pushed aside; and most of all to the poor themselves, who are trapped in a system that destroys opportunity for themselves and hope for their children.
The Libertarian Party believes it is time for a new approach to fighting poverty. It is a program based on opportunity, work, and individual responsibility."[/quote]
I can think of a pretty influential figure that you admire that would have absolutely nothing to do with libertarians.
[quote]I don't view any politicians as heroes. I actually find them to be the biggest hypocrites most of the time.[/quote]
Especially that guy Ben Franklin, right! Btw, you might want to check your reading comprehension for my post.
[quote]As far as me posting about being a fireman, it frames my experience and explains why I have detailed info about citizens lives. Why else would I see the inside of people's homes?[/quote]
And your experience is all you need to understand the world because you trust your guts cause they're always right, right?
[quote]I'm totally not bent out of shape, bro. You are too funny! I would love to meet you in person.[/quote]
Bent out of shape? I'm talking about your epistemic closure. I would never want to meet you. Honestly, I find you a bit repugnant.
[quote]PS: I'm still waiting for that shocking secret you are gonna unveil about me. Does it have anything to do with me becoming a basketball playing werewolf?[/QUOTE]
I like dropping subtle hints. Apparently you didn't pick up on it, so I guess that's that.
It was fun playing libertarian bingo though...
When you guys want to get back to the original arguments, lemme know.
Edited by dohdough, 04 May 2013 - 04:08 AM.