- Feb 19, 2005
- Reaction score
- in the middle of America
- Political Leaning
SouthernDemocrat said:Economic science is where they get it. Like I said, it is the belief held by the vast majority of economists. So basically, I am merely posting the opinion of experts. In your case, possibly that was not the case, but obviously it is the case with the vast majority of employers, or the vast majority of economists would not hold that belief. Are you honestly going to claim that you know more than Alan Greenspan?
Moreover, it is a fact that bolsters the claims of some conservatives about payroll taxes.
I wouldn't go as far as saying I know more than Alan but then neither does his successor until told and brought up to speed in his first days after being chosen for that post.
Actually if I found myself in the position of being chosen to succeed Alan Greenspan, with my background I would feel confident that I could do the job. I too have studied economics and know the sides that digest the "science" that is both less than correct or credible at times. You can watch a channel like CNBC and see your so called economists argue both sides.
During the 90's the dot com bubble grew and grew while economists loyal to the Clinton Administration sang the praises of this stupendous growth. There were a few that cautioned how so many companies could sell at multiple of earnings that didn't even exist. Then - POP.
Yes, if called on I would gladly replace Alan and do my best. This is not an idle pledge. I believe I could do the job. Now, having said that, I would put myself up for fodder as those who didn't agree with my concepts would come down on me and as in any political office of our day, my destruction would be their utmost cause (can someone tell me where to get my reputation back?).
Would I want that? Of course. If I were to take a job amongst Democrats and Republicans I would expect disrespect to rule the day. Still, yes. I would take and do the job. :duel