Published: Thursday, Feb. 7 2013 12:00 a.m. MST
Wow - what a bunch of right-wing talking points. In fact, it reminds me of
watching Fox News. Nothing in this letter is based on fact. Where do I start -
Boehner walked away, the stimulus saved us from a greater disaster (and should
have been even larger), Republicans like Boehner and McConell are
obstructionists bent on making our lives worse so they can blame it on Obama.
They are the problem, not the solution.
The stimulus has not had a negative impact on job creation, it in fact created
Right wing talking points attacking left wing talking points. Can anyone say
So, Gordon, is it possible that you know more about the negotiations in
Washington than someone who is in the middle of it. Yes, he's partisan, but
probably no more than you are. And to accuse President Obama of not caring about
the deficit is inaccurate. He wants to raise taxes to help solve the problem. He
also realizes that slashing spending, particularly on Medicare, Social Security,
and aid to the poor, would have serious economic consequences. This is not an
easy problem to solve, and Republicans are not helping at all with their silly
devotion to Grover Norquist (in spite of the fact that most of their
constituents want to see taxes on the wealthy increase). So, who's out of
This 'he said, she said' stuff really isn't getting the job done,
I sometimes wonder if among Republicans there aren’t other, deeper
impulses underlying what appears superficially as blatant delusion for the
uncompromising obstructionist thinking that so limits the efficacy of our public
discourse and our government
Excellent points Mr. Jones. But don't expect any answers from Democrats,
all they will do is attack YOU for asking the questions as per the comments
Hmmm, Using right wing talking points to counter the supposed left-wing
talking points. amazing.In related news -- I see the
FoxNews has recently canned [un-Friended] Sarah Palin and Dick Morris from their
Fox and Friends.Could it be that FoxNews is suffering with serious
credibilty issues?BTW - God bless you Senator/Brother Reid. [still the highest ranking American Mormon.]
What radio stations does this writer listen to?I'll bet I know
. . . .
My goodness. So based on your presumed diet of Fox News, you know more about
the budget negotiations than the Senate Majority Leader.Also, the stimulus
did create jobs. Those are the facts, and they are not in dispute.
Funny, I heard the exact same rant yesterday on Hannity. So either
Mr. Jones is Hannity or he is merely regurgitating the nonsense he heard
yesterday. Nice job.All I know, is that if Mr. Jones is as smart as
he pretends to be, then I say elect him as President. Place him in the White
House. I'm sure he'll fix our economy, cause world peace, make us all
millionaires, and cure cancer in just his first term!
Regan tripled the national debt.W. Bush doubled the national
debt.Obama? Has done neither. Yes if Obama added ONE
dollar to the national debt it would technically be the 'highest' debt
in US history. By a dollar. Now, lets remember George W. Bush did
not end his wars in Iraq and Afghanistan before he left office after x8 years.
He didn't even budget them. So, that left not one, but two wars to be added
to the national debt after George W. Bush left office. Who was
next? Regan raised the debt ceiling x18 times. George W.
Bush, x7 times. Obama? x4 times. There is plenty of
evidence that people are attacking Obama about the rhetoric they were fed... instead of the facts of the matter. If I was concerned
about debt, why would I vote Republican... when the Republican party
has raised the debt more than any other party?
I still think Senaotr Reid saying Mitt Romney had not paid any taxes for 10
years - and watching Mitt's reaction, was like getting catching someone
with their hand in the cookie jar, or flipping the light on when you've got
pants down.The burden of proof was on Mitt - he never denied
it, never produced evidence to the contrary, and chose to quickly silence the
matter and hope people would forget it.
Here are the real numbers (in dollars) on the history of the national
deficit:- The total National Debt at the end of Bill Clinton's
second term – $5.66 trillion.- The amount of National Debt
added during the eight GW Bush years – $5.03 trillion.- The
amount of National Debt added during the four Obama years – $5.73
trillion.Side Note: Expenditures that add to the national deficit
are authorized by the Congress – not the President.
Interesting that the Des News took down the George Will editorial. It was up
this morning for comment. Where did it go?
All of the yearly changes under Obama are well below the 7 percent average
annual increase under Bush prior to fiscal 2009. And in that year, 2009, for we
assign most of the increase to Bush — the rise amounted to a staggering
17.9 percent.We'll end by reminding readers that...tax
revenues are also low by historical standards. For fiscal 2009 and 2010,
receipts were just 15.1 percent of GDP, and last year they inched up to 15.4
percent. They haven’t been that low since 1950. And prior to 2009, the
average since the end of World War II was 17.8 percent.(Factcheck)
100 percent fact free letter. Since Obama took office, the economy has steadily
improved, the annual deficits have steadily dropped, the government has shrunk,
and my investments have doubled in value. Beats the heck out of Bushworld.
Silly Pagan, everyone knows the debt only became a problem January 20, 2009.
@Irony Guy,Concerning your 100% fact free letter and your claim that
the economy has been steadily improving, would you care to explain what has
happened regarding the following TRUE measure of economic growth?GDP
Growth in 3rd Quarter 2012: 3.1%GDP Growth in 4th Quarter 2012:
What evidence does this letter writer have to support his ridiculous claims? And
the right has the nerve to accuse is of being ill-informed? Yikes!No
wonder why the GOP is becoming irrelevant in politics
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