Published: Wednesday, April 16 2014 12:00 a.m. MDT
barry's way of helping the chickens come home to roost. thanks barry
Hey Riverton Cougar..... low information voter here. You want to talk
facts... lets talk facts.From 1945 until 1981, the national debt as
a percentage of national GDP dropped during each presidency, even during the
Vietnam and Korean war periods. It went from 117% of GDP just following the
close of WWII all the way down to 32% at the end of the Carter administration.
Then you know what happened? That all changed under the Reagan
administration. Reagan took over with national debt at 32% of gdp... and left
office with national debt at 53% of gdp. Bush II took over with the national
debt at 56% of GDP, and soared it up to just over 84%. Since then, under
Obama, it has risen to 102%... but is projected to come back off that number by
the CBO.Using raw numbers means nothing... and most
"informed" people know. Non-inflation adjusted numbers will always be
exponentially higher.. its just math.. no matter what administration you
At least Obama discloses; more than I can say for Romney during the last
I'm as conservative as they come but I am impressed that the President put
out over ten percent of his income to charity. You would be hard-pressed to
find other Democrats that live by what they preach.
How much did Tom Monson and the other board members of the lads church donate to
charity last year? Bet they won't tell. This was an attempt by a right wing
paper to attack the President.
According to the NY Times "President Obama, a Protestant whose most recent
church membership was a mainline congregation, Trinity United Church of Christ
in Chicago, gave relatively little to charity a decade ago, but steadily
increased his giving as he became more prominent." I think Mitt was kinda
the opposite of this, and he doesn't wish to sound a trumpet before after
he donates....kudos. :) And, contrary to what detractors claim, Mitt's
donations weren't simply "tithing" but even if they were, tithing
goes to educate, feed, build, etc. it's a good thing. Watch "Why
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