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Analysis: Obama, GOP disagree, again, on spending


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  • worf Mcallen, TX
    Feb. 9, 2013 12:24 a.m.

    Excuses, and lies are a sign of weakness.

    Why did Obama just give WMD's, and funds to Egypt, rather use it for our military?

  • Badger55 Nibley, Ut
    Feb. 7, 2013 11:51 a.m.

    The fact remains that the US had it's highest direct-revenue(taxes) in 2007 at $2.5T. it dipped to $2.1T in 2009, but has steadily risen back to $2.44T in 2012. The problem is not revenues Mr. President, it is spending.

  • lost in DC West Jordan, UT
    Feb. 7, 2013 8:18 a.m.

    old man,

    bush's 96 months' worth of deficits totaled $4.8 trillion. BO's 48 months' worth of deficits totaled $5.8 trillion. And you say BO did not increase the deficit? I guess only in liberal math is $5.8 trillion LESS than $4.9 trillion.

    And you mean his party did not have control of BOTH HOUSES of congress for half his first term?

    But of course you resort to the standard line "IT'S ALL BUSH's FAULT". the DNC and MSNBC propagandy machine is working overtime. how much are they paying you?

    And if it was the wars, why are the deficits HIGHER now that the wars are winding down? Maybe because BO never met a spending program he did not like.

    I guess you missed the part in the article where BO and the repubs HAD reached agreement in some areas, only to be thwarted by harry and senate dems.

    And even if healdines by liberal journalists were somehow relevant, you're saying Chamberlain was correct to agree with everything Hitler wanted? Sometimes you just have to walk away when the other party's position is ridiculous and dangerous.

  • Pagan Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 10:45 p.m.

    Did anyone expect the GOP to agree on anything?

    Even the Republican House has only passed 3% of any legislation.

    The GOP has been doing this song and dance for literally years now. They will not stop until they work not to improve America...

    but only to make things, worse.

    'Republicans BAIL on budget talks, blame Democrats' - By David Espo - AP - Published by DSNews - 06/23/11

    WASHINGTON — Republicans pulled out of debt-reduction talks led by Vice President Joe Biden with a flourish on Thursday, blaming Democrats for demanding tax increases as part of a deal rather than accepting more than $1 trillion in cuts to Medicare and other government programs.'

  • one old man Ogden, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 7:21 p.m.

    Barack, you told us you would cut the deficit in half during your first term. (Yes, he did.)

    You increased it. (No, he didn't. He was stuck with being forced to watch as Bush tax cuts and two unfunded wars increased it and a Congress dedicated to "make him a one-term President obstructed every attempt to change things for the better.)

    So, Republicans, don't get angry we don't believe you anymore.

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Feb. 6, 2013 4:09 p.m.

    Barack, you told us you would cut the deficit in half during your first term.

    You increased it.

    Don't get angry we don't believe you anymore.