Barry Loudermilk At The Cobb YR Meeting.

When you’re at a political function Tweet the event and use the hashtag #gapol. There are a rather large number of folks who follow that hastag for political news, and it will allow us to collect first hand reports from the event and publish them here for the PP community to discuss.

A few tweets from tonight’s Cobb YR meeting featuring 11th Congressional District candidate Barry Loudermilk.


  1. Noway says:

    Barry’s running for office and he has to say inspirational things to get the votes. In reality, though, I don’t believe it can be taken back. The things in the following quote have been happening for a long, long time and they finally became 100% reality in 2012. There will be no significant spending cuts, no changes in current fiscal policy. 17 trillion and rising. Politicians who propose specific cuts will lose every election they enter. The takers will not allow it.
    “A Democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of Government. It can only exist until the voters discover they can vote themselves largess of the public treasury. From that moment on the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that Democracy always collapses over a loose fiscal policy.
    We’re done.

  2. griftdrift says:

    Funny. I’ve heard that before. For the last 30 years.

    Heck, it’s probably been said since De Tocqueville.

    Funny, how much like the rapture, it just doesn’t seem to happen.

  3. Noway says:

    Grift, it’s only my opinion. And over the last 30 years or 50 or whatever time period we cite, we have 17+ trillion in debt as a result of the politicians buying votes. That’s the point of that quote. And, it can never be paid back. That point isn’t debatable. We’re economically in a hole that will never be stopped. I’d certainly love to see a solution if you have one.

    • griftdrift says:

      Solution = manage the debt in a reasonable manner

      It’s worked for every year the Republic has been in existence except for 1837 to 1839

      • Noway says:

        Grift, with respect, go back to whatever it is that you are smoking. Matter of fact, please give me a couple of drags. If the responsible management you describe has occurred every year but the 1837-39 time period, how come we are so deeply in debt?

        • griftdrift says:

          Sure. Stop on by and we can spark one up together and ready a little history. The country has had debt every year it has been in existence execpt for those three years.

          It’s not about debt. It’s about how you manage the debt.

          • Noway says:

            Ok, but have we managed it properly, in your view, to have gotten ourselves 17 tril in the hole?

            • griftdrift says:

              At time we have. At times we haven’t. Currently the rate of growth is shrinking, so we’re doing okay. Doesn’t mean we can’t do better. Because it’s also about long term debt vs short term debt. Our short term debt is actually okay. Long term debt needs to be addressed and then means tax reform and entitlement reforms. Or what Charlie would call “hard choices”.

              And I looked it up, it was 1835 to 1837. I was off by a couple of years. Very interesting reading with very interesting parallels if you have time.

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