Presidential Debate And Excessive Government Spending – Wingin’ It Wednesday
With the echos of last night's presidential debate still ringing in their ears, the bright-eyed and bushy-tailed panelists were eager to get started.
Here’s what the panel had to say:
1. Your thoughts on Tuesday night's debate?
Warren led off:
First of all, I have to say, that I really had to push myself to stay awake and watch the whole thing. I don't even know where to start. I just really wish that Mitt Romney, or any Republican when Mr. Obama says, "you want to take us back to the failed policies of the past", would come out and say, "Mr. Obama, you are the failed policies of the past". Your policies and your group got us into this mess. The Democrats ran congress for like 62/72 years. They're the ones that gave Wall Street everything that Wall Street wanted. George Bush tried to out Democrat the Democrats, and that's what people got upset about. Obama came along and said, "we're going to have hope and change" and what that meant is what I've always said, he's going to be Bush on steroids, and that's exactly what he has been.
Mike Stagg added:
Romney got caught in an out right lie about Libya, he was wrong repeatedly about the president's record on taxes and on energy.
He'll say anything to get elected. He kept running into his primary self, Mitt Romney seeking the nomination vs. Mitt Romney seeking the presidential election, and they don't recognize each other. He disavows his own positions then tries to make the case that he's "Mitt the Moderate".
Just like Joe Biden the week before, Democrats are much more confident now than after the first week. I think clearly the President won the debate last night and that will show up in the polls.
Carol Ross countered:
Poor Barack, spent all that hundreds of millions of dollars trashing Romney and it couldn't make it stick, and now Romney's got the momentum and the debate last night changed nothing.
The President did tangentially mention Libya, not in relation specifically to the terror attack in Libya, but he did mention terror in that Rose Garden address, so it makes you wonder even more, if he said it that one time, then the next day he went on the campaign trail and talked about the video, then Hillary Clinton made that robotic speech about that haneous, hateful video, the President doesn't actually acknowledge terror until two weeks later. Mitt Romney on the larger issue was correct about that, but it makes you wonder, did they make him walk back from that first statement of terror after 24 hours?
2. What do robotic squirrels, menus for Martian meals and a musical about climate change have in common? Click here for clarification.
Carol led off:
The robotic squirrel study is to judge their interaction with the snakes. I have no life, I read it.
The "Waste Book" is a watch list of eye opening expenditures, and the author blames it on a "let them eat caviar" attitude in Washington. You listen to those numbers from the debate about the number of people on welfare, the number of people on food stamps, and you wonder why so many people hate the government.
It is painful to think about the billions of dollars being wasted by our government while we need to solve our economic problems at home. It's like Shakespeare said, "and if I laugh at any mortal thing, tis that I may not weep."
Mike Stagg added:
I'm not disputing whether these are real or not real, but when your objective is to discredit government, I think it's self explanatory. In any enterprise the size of the US government you will find instances of waste. Just like you'll find instances of waste in any large corporation. The difference is that this is tax payer money and I understand that.
Waste can be in the eye of the beholder. I think you can probably find larger, longer, and more outrageous lists if that's where he chose to look, but his intent is to discredit grant funding, and more power to him.
I got news for you, the people who are in on this gig don't hate Washington, they love it. When you have the government spending money, they've got to find somewhere for that money to go. And these people receiving these goofy grants, they are turning around and voting for these people giving them the grants.
I want to get on this gig. I think what I"m going to do is apply for a grant to study how these robotic squirrels store their nuts.
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Now it’s your turn to tell us what you think about today’s Wingin’ It Wednesday topic. What do you think needs to be done in Libya? Let us know in the comment section.