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Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48837123) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Sources, then we'll talk. I'm not a leftist. I look at what I think is the best solution for the country at the time. I don't subscribe to any rigid economic policy. To do that would be utterly stupid. Every kind of economic policy has time and place. Do you try to use a flat edge screw driver for every screw you use? Kind of dumb to do that right? You use something appropriate. It's when people are rigid and define themselves under simplfied and useless teams like "conservative" and "liberal" and not think in terms of solutions.

I don't mind cutting taxes when it make sense. I think social programs make sense at times, other times it doesn't. Sometimes spanking your kids make sense, other times it doesn't because your kid won't respond to it the way say his brother does. Make sense?

Comment: Re:About time (Score 2) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48837101) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Millennial morons have a problem. You want free stuff as long as you don't pay for it. Obama was/is/will ever be incompetent. #WorstPresidentEver Obama phones, free housing, free college, unearned income tax credit, immigration and other Obama/Great Society programs drained the Social Security Trust Fund, 95% of which was Democrat spending. Republicans are doing a refinance so it doesn't die from more freak shows cashing in at the public trough. So sorry, no Certificate of Appreciation for you my shallow, millennial friend. You are a lamb, bleating leftist slogans on your way economic slauter.

First of all buddy, I'm not a mellennial. I'm a GenXer who makes 6 figures. I came out of college debt free, because my tuition was cheap. I could pay off most of my yearly tuition working a minimum wage job and a summer job. These days, kids don't have a hope of doing the same. So, I think it's fair that our children (because they are coming of college age so I and other adults) would like to see lower tuition rates just like we did.

So I would like to see our next generation have the same opportunities I did and be able to get out of school and not have to worry about having to pay off some 120k loan or higher if they decided they want to be doctors or some other specialized field. There is nothing wrong with that. We used to pay more taxes, we should go back to that. It's only this stupid selfishness from our dear "Greatest Generation" who seemd to have gotten all the benefits of cheap everything and doesn't want to give that to people on down. We all wrap it up some kind of bullshit conservatism. Conservatism is keeping the status quo, as in teh status quo from the previous generation.. it was working fine. There was nothing wrong with the tax rates and everything. We had a healthy manufacturing base, people had pensions, it was good.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 1) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48813129) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US

Or we can increase taxes on the middle (like me) and upper middle class and actually fund education properly. I came out of college debt free and in two years I was able to buy a house and live a healthy middle class life. These days everybody is saddled with debt. I think that's generally a bad idea, if the average middle class person is so encumbered by debt that it's hard for them to justify spending money on anything. That makes our economy weak. I don't mind paying more taxes if it is going to help make the economy better and keep people in the middle class. A rising sea raises all ships.

As for amnesty, while I agree that we need to make sure that illegal aliens do not come into the country without following our laws. I can tell you that without them, meat and food industries will be crippled. If you don't want illegal immigration then you need to pay more at the grocery store. Nobody is willing ot work the fields or meat packing without higher wages. So companies bring in illegal laborers who will work for a lot less. They assume all the risks because nobody is punishing the industry for encouraging and bringing them here in teh first place. So two steps: 1) harshly punish companies and individuals who hire illegal immigrants 2) harshly punish companies and individuals who run immigration scams brining labor illegally into the country. Generally, if you make it here, and you have children who have grown up a number of years here, then it's okay to leave em here as long as they pay their taxes and give htem a path to citizenship.

Government job is to insure the success of this country through whatever effective means necessary. If it sometimes mean we need to give free education then so be it. Everything should be on the table.

Comment: Re:Love how he had all these great ideas (Score 1) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48811659) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US
It's not checks and balances if the entire goal of the House is to make the President fail. The House is being disingenious as their job is to focus on the American people and not oppose everything the President does becuase it might make him look good. That's not good governance, but petty spiteful bullshit. Just because the previous President fucked the goose doesn't mean that your party can't strive to learn the mistakes of the past and do better. Sadly, this mentality is working but it turning their base meaner and ugly. It will be hard for htem to please them without still going crazier. We are not going to get good governance till they reject this crap.

Comment: Re: Love how he had all these great ideas (Score 1) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48811641) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US
Yes, and that's because of conservative Democrats. Who are all gone now. Turns out if you act like a conservative-light, you might as well vote for hte other party and get the real thing. We could have had single payer healthcare. It's just really unfortunate that we missed our chance.. we're going to have wait another decade before we can do this again.

Comment: Re:About time (Score 4, Insightful) 417

by Sri Ramkrishna (#48811597) Attached to: Obama Unveils Plan To Bring About Faster Internet In the US
His free community college idea (well whoever it was, he's promoting it) is also a great idea.. this is the kind of stuff I want to see. Ideas. Let's see what ideas has both the Republican party come up with? The same shit.. already, within days, they've gone back to attack social security. While I think there is definitely soem changes to be made to social security, the Republican party wants to eliminate it somehow. Making sure that only the Greatest Generation gets all the good stuff, while everyone after that gets to play Lord of the Flies and depend on the "Market". Moronic. I believe in a lot of the things that the Republican Party espouses. But they are just way too crazy.

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