Who said it?

Do you know who said the following? Each exerpt are from the same speech.

Exerpt 1.

“But the most direct and significant kind of federal action aiding economic growth is to make possible an increase in private consumption and investment demand — to cut the fetters which hold back private spending. In the past, this could be done in part by the increased use of credit and monetary tools, but our balance of payments situation today places limits on our use of those tools for expansion. It could also be done by increasing federal expenditures more rapidly than necessary, but such a course would soon demoralize both the government and our economy. If government is to retain the confidence of the people, it must not spend more than can be justified on grounds of national need or spent with maximum efficiency.”

Exerpt 2.

“The final and best means of strengthening demand among consumers and business is to reduce the burden on private income and the deterrents to private initiative which are imposed by our present tax system — and this administration pledged itself last summer to an across-the-board, top-to-bottom cut in personal and corporate income taxes to be enacted and become effective in 1963.”

Exerpt 3.

“Too large a tax cut, of course, could result in inflation and insufficient future revenues — but the greater danger is a tax cut too little, or too late, to be effective.”

Exerpt 4.

“When consumers purchase more goods, plants use more of their capacity, men are hired instead of laid-off, investment increases, and profits are high.”

Exerpt 5.

“Corporate tax rates must also be cut to increase incentives and the availability of investment capital.”

Exerpt 1 though 5 all came from this JFK speech.

Now take Biden and Ryan’s exchange regarding lowering tax rates across the board during the Vice-Presidential debate:

REP. RYAN: You can cut tax rates by 20 percent and still preserve these important preferences for middle-class taxpayers —

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Not mathematically possible.

REP. RYAN: It is mathematically possible. It’s been done before. It’s precisely what we’re proposing.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: (Chuckles.) It has never been done before.

REP. RYAN: It’s been done a couple of times, actually.

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: It has never been done before.

REP. RYAN: Jack Kennedy lowered tax rates, increased growth. Ronald Reagan —

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: Oh, now you’re Jack Kennedy.

REP. RYAN: Ronald Reagan — (laughter) — (chuckles) — Republicans and Democrats —

VICE PRESIDENT BIDEN: This is amazing.

I don’t believe JFK would have went too far in the Democrat party of today. 

Sonya

FYI:  When it comes to economic questions, I always go Walter E. Williams and Thomas Sowell.

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Got Protection?

I decided to do some research regarding abortion statistics. What I found is that this is more than just the  “Women’s Issue” slogan that gets tossed around in politics.  We have WOMEN and MEN in this country that are having unprotected sex, multiple times, when HIV and STDs can be a death sentence.  This issue is not just about birth control; this is about using protection that can prevent disease and possible death. Women should not trust men to be responsible for using protection (I am not going to call it birth control, because it isn’t just about birth control.); likewise, men should be responsible for using protection as well. 
  
If you believe that a woman should be independent and be self-reliant, then doesn’t it make sense to teach a woman to be responsible for her own sexual health?   Health Departments offer free and low-cost contraceptives and protection.  Ultimately, the issue isn’t about availability; it is about responsibility.
 
The abortion statistics below are an indication of our failure as a society to educate people on how to protect themselves, our failure as a society to educate women that being in control of your own body begins with using protection, and our failure as a society to allow abortion to become a political ploy to get votes.
 
 
 
55.6% – 0 known number of previously induced abortions
Please correct my math and logic if I am wrong, but 44.4% of 2008 Abortions were NOT first time abortions.
Based on these numbers, then can I assume that only about 11% of women will not return for another abortion?
 
25.3% – 1 known number of previously induced abortions
11.1% – 2 known number of previously induced abortions
8.0% – 3 or more known number of previously induced abortions
 
 
41.4% 0 known number of previously induced abortions (Based on these numbers, then 58.6% of 2007 abortions were not first time abortions.)
26.3% – 1 known number of previously induced abortions
19.5% – 2 known number of previously induced abortions
8.3% – 3 known number of previously induced abortions
4.5% – > 4 known number of previously induced abortions
 
2006 Statistics Not much changed from 2006 to 2007.
 
41.3% 0 known number of previously induced abortions
26.4% – 1 known number of previously induced abortions
19.5% – 2 known number of previously induced abortions
8.3% – 3 known number of previously induced abortions
4.4% – > 4 known number of previously induced abortions
 
Got Protection?
 
Look at the stats. Do your own research. Think critically and make up your own mind.
 
Sonya
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News you can believe in…

 I understand that our great nation is greatly divided regarding media. I will say that from what I have witnessed in the last 5 to 6 years is that the news is not consistent among the news organizations. Why is this? Is it biased with the intent to mislead?  I would really like to figure it out. 

Where do I get my news? I get it from multiple sources. I believe in covering all my bases.

1.  The Rick and Bubba Show: I listen to Rick and Bubba every morning on my way to work.

2.  White House Dossier: Website that I check daily since I found it a few weeks ago.

3.  Real Clear Politics:  Best site to get information that comes from all kinds of different places on the web.

I also like to compare the big three.

4.  Fox News

5.  MSNBC

6.  CNN

I also like to check out what folks are saying across the pond.

 There are other sites that I do occasionally check, but these are the main sites that I check.  I generally find a big difference among the sites listed.  There has to be a way to figure out the truth by gathering information through a little research.

Sonya

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