On Sunday, December 16, 2012 8:53:19 AM UTC-5, Bruno Marchal wrote: > > > On 16 Dec 2012, at 00:05, meekerdb wrote: > > > On 12/15/2012 7:09 AM, Roger Clough wrote: > >> > >> Hi Craig Weinberg > >> > >> Conservatives indeed generally resist most > >> (but not all) change because the changes > >> are emotionally based rather than logically based, > >> and so often do more harm than good. > >> And waste money. > > > > You mean like abolishing slavery, universal education, giving women > > the vote, putting up lightning rods, vaccination,... all those > > 'emotionally based' changes that conservatives opposed in the name > > of God, the bible, and the divine right of kings? > > > >> > >> We will have to wait to see if I am right or not, > >> but all of the indications suggest that Obamacare > >> will be at least a financial catastrophe. > > > > It may well be, since conservatives prevented European style > > national health care, which costs only half as much per capita. The > > Dems had to compromise by mandating private insurance in order to > > get the insurance company lobbyist on their side. > > In a working democracy, both the left and the right are important. You > can vote on the left when the country go to far on the right, and on > the right when he go to far on the left. That is what is important. > > The problem with "old" democracies, is that the politicians get to > know each other and eventually, if the corruption level is too high, > you can no more make difference, as they defend only special interests. > > Personally as long as the lies on drugs continue, I really doubt the > word "politics" can have any sensible meaning. A working political > systems necessitate some investment in education. > > Obama was very promising at the start, but he has quickly shown that > the "democrats" can be more "republicans" than the republicans. We > will see, as he might have more degree of freedom in his second term, > but my hope are not so high about that. > > Bruno > > http://iridia.ulb.ac.be/~marchal/ > > Yes, I agree. My standard comment is that the Democrats will say that they > are going to do good things and not do them while Republicans will do bad > things and then say that they are good. >
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