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    Re: GOP Solution to Unemployment: Don't measure it

    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    I will start with Rome..........................
    Which started out as a city... not becoming an empire until hundreds of years later.

    Even then, the emperor had far, far less control over his territory than the Federal government of today - mostly due to limitations on communication.

    And let's also remember, Rome was in general far more organized than almost anybody else. Throughout most of history the West was a disorganized tangle of city states and fiefdoms. Its silly to say "Ah well the rich always need a strong government because ROME" - as if Rome was the only society that ever existed.

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    Re: GOP Solution to Unemployment: Don't measure it

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    Which started out as a city... not becoming an empire until hundreds of years later.

    Even then, the emperor had far, far less control over his territory than the Federal government of today - mostly due to limitations on communication.

    And let's also remember, Rome was in general far more organized than almost anybody else. Throughout most of history the West was a disorganized tangle of city states and fiefdoms. Its silly to say "Ah well the rich always need a strong government because ROME" - as if Rome was the only society that ever existed.
    Joe, Rome was indeed a strong central government.........yes or no ?

    I said I would start with Rome. Should I go on?
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    Re: GOP Solution to Unemployment: Don't measure it

    Quote Originally Posted by TJMAC77SP View Post
    Joe, Rome was indeed a strong central government.........yes or no ?
    By the standards of the time yes. By today's standards most certainly not.

    I said I would start with Rome. Should I go on?
    You're dancing around the question and intentionally confusing the issue. Rich people thrive with or without strong central government.

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    Re: GOP Solution to Unemployment: Don't measure it

    Quote Originally Posted by Joe Bonham View Post
    By the standards of the time yes. By today's standards most certainly not.



    You're dancing around the question and intentionally confusing the issue. Rich people thrive with or without strong central government.
    I'm dancing around the quesiton ?!?!??!?!

    REALLY ?!?!?! ((said in my best SNL voice))
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