We agree on something - I knew it could happen. Well written. I worry about the day when we will be forced to live in a cashless society.
Jjmez - Good that you use your name - not sure about the image change - mine's been the same for over 50 years
It would be good if you knew what you were saying before you post it for all to see. I don't name call, and I respect other opinions. And no one ever posts for me. I happen to think that CarlB is completely wrong in what he says in the above post - but I understand that he and I view things differently and respect that. It's up to me to change his mind if I can, or vice versa.
Unlike 99% of the people that post here - I use my name - perhaps if others would quit hiding behind a false name, these discussions would be more fruitful and less antagonistic. People tend to be very tough when no one knows who they are and they can't be reached.
If you ever believe what the politicians promise in Washington DC, you are a fool. (Just ask the Indians) Income taxes are about power, otherwise we would have a flat tax. In reality, if our Federal government operated within the limits of the constitution, a federal income tax would not be required
We agree no President has ever been perfect, for most, they have only been less bad than others. I look at their philosophy, what they believe in as a start. Do I agree with their beliefs. Unfortunately, they seldom live up to their beliefs.
We kind of got off topic - the TVA. The point I agree with Drew points to my last paragraph. Republicans supposedly believe in the free market and private business - except when it's their district that will be affected.
And lastly - thank you for having a discussion with me without the name calling and degradation that lives on both sides.
carlB - Sorry, I am not going to write a dissertation on the great depression. I do not believe that FDR was a great President. In my opinion, his actions caused the depression to last longer than it should have, hurt the constitution through Wicker v Filburn, did nothing to save Jewish and gypsy lives in Nazi Germany (even though he could have), and was a terrible negotiator against Stalin causing millions of Eastern Europeans to suffer or die. As for hoping Obama fails - if I believe that a President's (or any elected official's) policies are ruinous - I will do what I can to help stop them. This has been going on between Republicans and Democrats from long before Obama became President - it isn't anything new. FYI - I don't think much of the Republican policies either and have worked to stop them too.
There are many of us who believe that the government caused the 1929 great depression to linger on for a long time because of what they did. The same for the "great recession" we have had going on since the Bush years. Check out the great depression of 1920 - it didn't last very long because the government stood back and let the law of economics happen without futilely trying to change them. Perhaps that's why no one has heard of the 1020 depression.
Jack Benson treated me in a proper manner when I went before city council. That said, I don't think anyone should be on the council for more than 2 terms. Larry Grohn will do a good job. It is hard to describe how hard he worked to win this race and how much it meant to him to work for the residents of Chattanooga.
I applaud Andy for cleaning house - not much that anyone wants to see left over from the vindictive and corrupt Littlefield administration
4th District - Make sure you get out and vote for Larry today
One if the biggest mistakes made in America was the passage of the 17th amendment. Be good to repeal it, but won't happen. The House represents the people, the Senate used to represent the State - now it represents the people too. A duplication, and a dangerous one. Perhaps we could have an amendment to close down the House of Representatives - 435 less trouble makers.