Myths and Mistakes in the CNN June
2007 Presidential Debates
way to lower gas prices is to eliminate subsidies to the oil and gas
companies. How does that get
us to lower or even to stable prices?
I agree that the oil companies are in no need of government
subsidies, but eliminating an alternate stream of revenue would be an
incentive for the companies to raise prices to make up for the lost
subsidies, not to lower them.
proposed immigration reform bill is crucial, to either pass or to
defeat. A reporter for the
Washington Times newspaper, whose name I forgot, said on a radio interview
program that it won’t make any difference whether or not it passes. How did Shakespeare say it, “full of sound
and fury signifying nothing”?
There is not nearly enough money in the budget to provide
the security measures the bill would need for it to be implemented
Democratic members of Congress didn’t have the 67 votes in the Senate that
would have been needed to override a veto on a bill ending the war. The Democrats didn’t need to pass a
bill to end the war. All they had
to do was NOT PASS a bill funding its continuation. They could have sent an open message to
the President that he had to sign the bill or he would have to get the
troops out of harms way before the existing funds ran out or HE would be the one guilty of not supporting the troops..
Republican Party is the party of “life.” Yes, it opposes legal abortion, but the GOP has been very
selective as to which life affirming projects it supports. For example, is there any doubt that
legalizing recreational drugs in a controlled and regulated manner would
eliminate the epidemic of urban deaths attributed to turf battles about
illegal drugs, as well as save us the huge amounts of money our tax
dollars used to fight the never-ending war on drugs? No, but don’t expect any Republicans to
support such a proposal. They also
oppose laws that could reduce the many deaths of family members caused by
gun accidents or use of a gun in rage during a family argument.
Republican Party must protect the family. Again, they don’t protect it against violence due to family
arguments. Also, they oppose
giving children pf gay couples the protection offered children of