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Qtec
12-19-2011, 06:09 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> AMANPOUR: Congressman Ryan, thank you very much. And Congressman Barney Frank, your opening minute and a half.

FRANK: Yes, we have too much government, and yes, we have too little government. There is this mistaken view that says, you know, we have a fight between the people's money and the government's money. It's all the people's money. The question is, as people, intelligently, we have two sets of needs. We have needs that we best pursue individually, with money for ourselves and our families. And we can make personal choices. But then there are things that we have to do together.

I understand the appeal of tax cuts, but in all my years of government, I have never seen a tax cut put out a fire. I have never seen a tax cut build a bridge or clean up toxic atmosphere.

The point is that there are some things where we are inevitably together. We are interlocked in the economy. We're all subject to the same environment, we all have the same public safety needs. And there, I think, we have sometimes had too little government.

On the other hand, and my conservative friends who claim that they are for small government are the ones
who tell us that an adult shouldn't be able to gamble on the Internet. We have the leading judicial conservative, Antonin Scalia, absolutely in a snit because you can't be sent to jail if you have personal sexual relations of which he does not approve. We have a series of interventions by the conservatives in those choices that should be left to individuals.

So my conservative friends have it absolutely backwards. I do want there to be regulation so that you don't have the kind of manipulation in the financial area that leads to crises. And I do want to be able to clean up the environment. No matter how rich you are, you can't get your own air to breathe.

On the other hand, as I said, there are overreaches by the conservatives. And by the way, they include militarily. I think we have a wonderful military, full of able young people, very well equipped, and they can stop bad things from happening. But they're not really good at making good things happen in foreign societies. And it's on the whole my conservative friends who want us to be rebuilding other societies where we're not very good at it. So the answer is yes, we should have more government where we need in an interactive way to protect ourselves against abuses, but there should be more personal choice. And so that's the -- that's the current situation.

And so my answer is yes, I want more government involved in economic regulation and environmental cleanup and for reasons of public safety. I want less government telling me what personal choices to make as an individual. </div></div> link (http://crooksandliars.com/susie-madrak/rep-barney-frank-makes-compelling-cas)

Way to go Barney.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Barney Frank Goes After George Will Over Marijuana Legalization On This Week


"George, you're on Medicare, how much longer do we have to wait before you make up your mind?" </div></div>

Love it!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Frank injected to say that if Ryan and Will were arguing that big government is wrong, they should be intellectually consistent by not taking the position that government should prohibit people from doing what they wish to their bodies or telling people who they can marry or not. </div></div> link (http://www.mediaite.com/tv/barney-frank-goes-after-george-will-over-marijuana-legalization-on-this-week/)

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eg8r
12-19-2011, 03:53 PM
Does Frank promote the idea of removing the drinking age laws?

eg8r

Qtec
12-20-2011, 06:44 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Does Frank promote the idea of removing the drinking age laws?

eg8r </div></div>

Can you never stay on topic?



As usual, this is another curve ball from the great egor.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">the drinking age laws? </div></div>


Barney was talking about ADULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dummy!!!!!

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">On the other hand, and my conservative friends who claim that they are for small government are the ones
who tell us that <span style='font-size: 26pt'>an adult</span> shouldn't be able to gamble on the Internet. We have the leading judicial conservative, Antonin Scalia, absolutely in a snit because you can't be sent to jail if you have personal sexual relations of which he does not approve. We have a series of interventions by the conservatives in those choices that should be left to individuals.

<span style='font-size: 17pt'>So my conservative friends have it absolutely backwards.</span> </div></div>

That means you.

YOU complain about Big Govt but people like YOU want to impose YOUR religious beliefs on the rest of and you want to use Big Govt to do it for you.



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eg8r
12-20-2011, 05:06 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Can you never stay on topic?
</div></div>It certainly is. Part of the quotes you chose have him referring to people doing what they want to their bodies.

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Barney was talking about ADULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dummy!!!!!
</div></div>LOL, what a dillhole. 18, 19, and 20 year olds are all considered ADULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dummy!!!!!

eg8r

Qtec
12-22-2011, 11:21 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">LOL, what a dillhole. 18, 19, and 20 year olds are all considered ADULTS!!!!!!!!!!!!! Dummy!!!!!

eg8r </div></div>

Really? Why is it they can fight in Iraq but when they come back home they can't buy a beer?

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eg8r
12-23-2011, 03:41 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Really? Why is it they can fight in Iraq but when they come back home they can't buy a beer?
</div></div>That was the point of me bringing it up dillhole. You like your generalities but when I show the holes in the them you get all stupid.

They can't buy a beer because they are legal adults that are not quite at the lawful age to buy beer. Contrary to the leading edge of your intelligence, buying a beer does not make you an adult. However it does show you an example of the law where your hero Frank hypocritically is allowing "less government telling me what personal choices to make as an individual."

Now, correct me if I am wrong but I don't remember Frank fighting to repeal this law.

eg8r