[OPE-L:6132] Re: Re: Re: Re: possible ways out of the 'crisis'?

From: Alejandro Ramos (aramos@btl.net)
Date: Thu Nov 01 2001 - 11:50:13 EST

Hi, Patrick and Fred!

Could you please clarify more what you mean for "Southerner" in your recent

For example, Patrick refers to "the political economic ideology and
theology of the South".



 sotAt 09:42 1/11/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Thanks for your postings with actual data. The numbers help clarify things. 
>I'll respond in a bit.
>As a fellow Southerner, I, too, do not think that it is a good thing that 
>America has been Southernized!!!
>I was merely point out that the political economic ideology and theology of 
>the South has now become over-arching framework for all American political 
>rhetoric and public policy.
>peace, patrick
>At 01:19 AM 11/1/01 -0500, you wrote:
>>On Tue, 30 Oct 2001, Patrick L. Mason wrote:
>> > Jerry:
>> >
>> > Conservatives really aren't interested in whether tax cuts generate jobs.
>> > The supply-side language accompanying these cuts is just political
>> > spin control, unadulterated garbage. Rather, the real objective is the
>> > libertarian desire to reduce the size of government, to reduce government
>> > spending and transfer payments purely for the sake of reducing government
>> > spending and transfer payments. Lowering tax revenues creates a budget
>> > deficit that conservatives then argue can only be solved by lowering
>> > spending. The net impact is to redistribute income toward the wealthy.
>> >
>> > America has been Southernized.
>>Which is really too bad, and I speak as one from the South, but with a
>>different point of view.

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