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    There's a huge brew of unsweetened tea for ya

    As much as I like a lot of Paul's ideologies, tea partiers are rather 'mad' in the scarier of ways if they can't draw the line between increasing attention to liberty and not allowing uninsured dying people to be hospitalized.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    MOST of the people in the first BELIEVE things that are insane or IGNORANT. Read much?




    Sweet reductio you've got there. You're not refuting the assertion. If you think that most people in the world have a solid grasp of politics and economics AND advocate consistently for sane, rational policies that address the ills they perceive, then you have what I would consider to be a pollyanna-ish view. Perhaps dangerously so. The fact that even "experts" in those fields get things wrong ALL THE TIME is the main reason why limiting human power over other human beings is vital to a free and prosperous world.
    You're right, Merc, I should listen to you instead. Are you going to start a cult? Are you actually an ENFJ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    But there was greater government oversight of business pre-Reagan (though I do admire what Reagan did, don't get me wrong, I am old enough to remember the end of the Cold War, so I don't have a beef with Reagan, I consider him one of the better Republican presidents) ...and before laissez-faire, the minimum wage was much lower, but people got more for their dollar. One of the reasons why I do have any respect for Ron Paul is because he seems more like an old school, ethical Republican, and it's one of the reasons why I don't want to choke moderate Republicans the way I do the far-right conservatives and anarcho-capitalists.

    However, from Eisenhower through Reagan there was more government oversight, and the rich paid higher taxes, even under Republican presidents, and the economy had more stability.

    We live now in a time of boom or bust. I don't think that's a sensible way to live.
    Absolute nonsense Every word. You seriously cannot fathom economics or political economy.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    Absolute nonsense Every word. You seriously cannot fathom economics or political economy.
    I'm just not a fan of the Austrian school as you are.

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    Just in case I wasn't clear, trickle-down theory is CRAP.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    You're right, Merc, I should listen to you instead. Are you going to start a cult? Are you actually an ENFJ?
    That's the whole point. You can take me at my word or think I'm a nut, but I wouldn't be able to force you to believe me in my perfect world.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    That's the whole point. You can take me at my word or think I'm a nut, but I wouldn't be able to force you to believe me in my perfect world.
    Nobody can force me to believe anything now.

    Why don't you outline your beliefs for me pure_mercury, in detail, and tell me why YOUR FORM of libertarianism will work.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Just in case I wasn't clear, trickle-down theory is CRAP.
    A) When did I ever claim to be an Austrian economist?

    B) What does "trickle-down" have to do with Austrian theory?

    C) Do you have a list of jargon you on a dartboard you throw at to stick into posts? You're not even making sense.
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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    1) Most libertarians like Austrian economic theory, including Ron Paul

    2) I was talking about Reagan, and his trickle-down theory

    3) I am making sense because I WAS TALKING ABOUT WHY REAGANONMICS ARE WRONG...and Bush was applying a form of Reaganomics.

    So answer my last post. TELL ME WHY YOUR FORM OF LIBERTARIANISM IS GREAT AND WILL WORK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Marmie Dearest View Post
    Nobody can force me to believe anything now.

    Why don't you outline your beliefs for me pure_mercury, in detail, and tell me why YOUR FORM of libertarianism will work.
    I already asked you to detail what "Bush deregulation" led to the recession, and you didn't do that. Why do I have to outline everything? Moreover, what do you mean by "will work?" Why things would be better?
    Who wants to try a bottle of merc's "Extroversion Olive Oil?"

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