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Old 02-24-2012, 10:09 AM
 
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Complex economies come from Government regulations and corruption.

Complex economies got us into this mess.

Simple is as simple does.

Simple is always successful. Complex leads to disaster.
Exactly.

Just look at tax for example. Do we really need 50000 pages of IRS publication and thousand of cases that open for interpretation?

We, as human being, has not change a bit. We are always doing what is best for ourselves. Against, for ourselves, not for others.

For examples:
1) You always want to live in the best neighborhood money can buy
2) Send your children to the best school
3) Always aiming for a job with better pay (or less stressful), shortest commute and better opportunity for advancement
4) Always want more time for yourself (instead of giving in 80+ hours a week at work)
etc...
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:23 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Complex economies come from Government regulations and corruption.

Complex economies got us into this mess.

Simple is as simple does.

Simple is always successful. Complex leads to disaster.
Complex economies come from a complex world - NOT just from "Government regulations and corruption". The US isn't the ENTIRE WORLD and changing US regulations does NOTHING to change the complexity of a world where corporations are multi-national and ever-changing technology is resulting in a world where EVERYTHING is interelated.

Sorry, I don't buy it.

Ken
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:43 AM
 
Location: Tampa Florida
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You have to wonder if the Saint, Mittster and the Neuter are really working for Obama. Could they present themselves to be any dumber?
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Old 02-24-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Complex economies come from Government regulations and corruption.

Complex economies got us into this mess.

Simple is as simple does.

Simple is always successful. Complex leads to disaster.
Feel free to define what a complex economy is. Take away every regulation in the United States and the economy would still be rather complex. For instance, deregulation in the financial industry led to a lot more complexity, not a lot less.

Magically going to control the price of oil and have a manned base on the moon inside of 8 years. Are there any other stupid promises that he's made during the campaign?
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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He did. He put up a YouTube video (on his campaign site - Newt Gingrich 2012) with a transcript explaining. Basically according to him there's VAST amounts of oil here and if things are done correctly the US could become the worlds largest producer of oil again. So he plans to expand drilling, open up federal lands to oil drilling, expand fracking and I think drill some more offshore... More to it than that I think.

It can be found here with the transcript


$2.50 per Gallon Gasoline, Energy Independence and Jobs -- An Address by Newt Gingrich - YouTube is the video link

So, if the oil companies suddenly have all this oil, they will drop prices, and accept smaller profits?

Why?

No one is going to start charging $2.50/gl for gasoline when they have us conditioned to paying $3.50+ now.

More oil = more profits for Exxon...BP...etc.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:40 PM
 
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It's an unrealistic lie to score votes and Gingrich knows a part of GOP base is dumb enough to believe him.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:38 PM
 
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Please inform us then. Gas was fairly low until odumbo got in office and it shot back up.
Actually, it wasn't.

Shall I call you RPONDUMBO?
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:54 PM
 
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I'm still holding his feet to the fire for the moonbase he promised us.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:55 PM
 
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Actually, it wasn't.

Shall I call you RPONDUMBO?
Actually gas was at a low point right before Obama's inauguration because of the economic collapse which killed commodity prices. The subsequent rise back to nearly what it was in the Summer of 08 is because of speculation. The commodities market is almost entirely decoupled from the physical one at this point.
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Old 02-24-2012, 02:52 PM
 
Location: NC
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If we could bottle the inflammable hot air coming out of Newt's mouth, pretty sure we could sell it for at least $2.50 a gallon.
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