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This is the type of crap that doesn't belong here............
"Leadership is wisdom, courage and great carelessness of self"
You are entitled to your opinion, but this a terribly important issue. If it wasn't around 3 months to the election, I'd be in the same boat but we need to either have a politics board or just deal with it for a while.
Will if we start down this road this board will not be around by the election...........
you are welcome to leave.
It is an incredibly important topic that more people should be talking about and fewer should be afraid to talk about. If someone thinks its working I don't know what to say to them. I do find it ironic that his campaign is spending more than it is taking in as of last week. Par for the course.
This right here. If you guys want to talk politics, create a thread for it only and keep it in that thread.
And you are welcome to kiss my ...........................twice!
This post has been edited 2 times, most recently by austinr 21 months ago
I don't think anybody's policy would help the US economy. When the government realizes that the economy is cyclical, they will be better off. I don't believe there is anything they can do to turn the economy. Yes they can create jobs but it's still costs taxpayers. This is just something we are going to have to ride out.
So approving the oil pipeline and building it from Canada to Houston wouldn't create jobs? Lifting the ban on drilling on government land wouldn't create jobs? Allowing drilling offshore in the GOM wouldn't create jobs? I just created 5+ million jobs...no kidding.
Where this thread is headed:
You know I don't know how many jobs this "Oil boom" eagle ford shale has produced but it has not made a dent for the local economies. The oil companies already have their own crews and bring them in from big cities, have them stay on site and they leave on their days off. They give almost nothing back to the local city. What they do leave behind, is the city trying to accommodate the increased traffic on the roads (lack of infrastructure) and provide public safety which costs the local taxpayer extra money. I'm not saying that they can't produce jobs, I'm saying it comes at a cost. Jobs are just part of the equation to a very complex economic formula, but yes 5 million jobs sounds like a great start but it's only a matter of time before that work ends and you have this scenario again. Making it cyclical (btw that means circle as in goes around. Actually it means something that happens periodically but you should get the picture.)
This post was edited by HookemTx53 21 months ago
The oil and gas aren't going anywhere. I think we need to do our due diligence environmentally and proceed from there. The proposed pipeline crosses a number of very environmentally sensitive areas like the Sandhills in Nebraska as well as one of the largest underground fresh water reservoirs, the Ogallala aquifer.......Besides, I'd rather be the last guy with oil in the ground,not the first to pump it out
This is the thread.
Your response is so good you had to edit it. Nice.
Look, you're the nancy that doesn't like politics and religion. We get it. You can't handle it. So leave. Do not participate, do not join the conversation. Its not really that difficult a thing to understand.
Would disagree. Yes economies are cyclical, no doubt. But monetary policy can and does influence the economy.
I'd upvote this 10,000 x if I could.
It doesn't have to but some want it that way.
I repeat.....................kiss my ................
BTW learn how to post. Plus if we get into a political discussion you will look even less informed than you do on the other threads you frequent...........for the record.
This post has been edited 4 times, most recently by austinr 21 months ago
But it still creates jobs which is necessary. Sounds like the local government would need to figure out a way to work with the company to resolve the problems you cited. Particularly if the $$ are leaving the area which makes sense given many oilfield workers are transitory by nature.
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