We didn't have to be here you know. At the end of the Clinton administration
after cutting all kinds of spending we were headed towards paying the debt down
when it was only 5 trillion.Thanks Bush and republicans for 2 upaid
wars, unbalanced tax cuts and medicare part d that got us here.Taxes
paid are at a 50 year low. Where are those jobs?
All Clinton did was steal from Social Security, oh wait I think he used the word
borrow. No amazing economics skills there. Yes both party's are to blame, but
only the Republicans seem interested in "repentance" right now.
If the Republicans want spending cuts then all they have to do is refrain from
raising the debt limit. They do not need a single Democrat. If the Democrats
want to raise taxes they will need some Republicans to go along.The
Republicans get what they want either way.
As per usual,NO new ideas from the democrats, just tax more, spend
more, and more debt.
What does the last paragraph of the article really mean. 200 billion from
medicare and medicaid, 200 billion from farm subsidies. These are not real cuts
at least not annual cuts. Last time I checked 2.4 Trillion over 10 (1 decade)
is 2.4 billion. Now if there is already 400 billion in cuts multiple them over
10 years and the deal is more than done. Obviously, smoke and mirrors in these
numbers. The deal was raise the debt ceiling that gives the Obama
administration all the revenue they need as they operating with out a budget,
for equal cuts. But, the administration and senate now changed the deal. They
want the raise in the debt ceiling, plus revenue or in other word not an equal
amount of cuts. The President calls this a balanced approach, but really is the
latest shift of an administration that refuse fiscal integrity.
Republicans are happy to spend on their programs, cut programs for the poor, and
give subsidies, credits and loop[holes to the rich. The Dems have agreed to
huge cuts and have asked for the rich to contribute to the solution. If you
think the Republicans are looking out for you, you are either rich, or you are
Sadly I have to explain the obvious. Taxing and spending doesn't cause debt. You
can only do that by borrowing. Regan tripled the national debt and Bush doubled
it. Regan and Bush took more from the SS trust fund than Clinton.
Republicans are repentant? Why because they aren't in the position
to spend? Do you remember Chenney telling us that deficits don't matter?If you oppose the national debt and you are a republican, you are mixed
No matter how much money we give the government (taxes) it will never be enough.
Its like blaming the "rich" for not giving enough alcohol to an
alcoholic. Our problem is a spending problem, hence our exploded national debt!
Also, it is not logical to blame past or current Presidents. We get what we vote
for! We vote for people who promise to give us things we can't afford, can't pay
for or haven't earned, what do we expect the results will be?
Re: Screwdriver | 7:08 a.m. July 6, 2011 Actually spending IS the
reason for debt. When you spend more than you have the result is ALWAYS the
same.If you oppose the national debt and you believe in spending
less than you make and putting the rest into savings you are a Republican. If
you believe that you can spend your way out of debt by increasing your debt
ceiling you are a liberal Democrat. Ex-Gov. Gray Davis in California is a
typical example and he gave his play book to Obama.
screwdriver,increase under Reagan (8 years) $1.7 trillion (about the
same as BO's first year)Increase under bush Jr. (8 years) $4.3
trillionIncrease under BO (2 years, 5 months) $4.3 trillion.No amount of referrence to Reagan and/or Bush can hide the fact that BO
is the WORST deficit spender we've ever had.Esquire,the rich
ALREADY ARE contributing to the solution. They are the ONLY ones paying any
taxes. Giving someone less than what you gave them before is NOT taking from
Re: Screwdriver | 5:21 p.m. July 5, 2011 "Where are those
jobs?"Obama's job stimulus package cost $278,000 for each job
created. Pretty good investment ..... if you are a liberal.There is
a sucker born every minute and they all believe the government is the answer to