Trump and Congress should be ashamed of themselves for the debt they are
saddling our children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren with. Absolutely
Fitting -- the GOP party color is RED !
Don't just blame the budget. The huge tax breaks for the wealthy and
corporations, legislated by a Republican-dominated Congress and signed by Trump,
will drastically reduce revenues and will be equally to blame for increased
2016.....The United States edges toward another recession, with the worst job
creation figures in half a decade, but the Obama administration tells the public
the market is booming......Those were the good old days, when Obama
forced the Bureau of Labor Statistics to redefine "Unemployed" to
suppress the real number!Thanks Trump for MAGA!
@ft@oldman@marxistNot sure what dossier you get your
info from, but every slanderous remark you make regarding Trump and the GOP the
very same can be said about Oblama, Clinton and the dems when it comes to the
national debt.Every president carries a deficit at some point in
their term, and just because a president reduces a deficit from one month to the
next does not let them off the hook when it comes to adding to the national debt
regardless if they are republican or democrat. Some how libs think because a
president reduces a deficit one month to the next because the previous month
they over spent means they did a good job compared to Trump, sorry not seeing
the logic.Lets face it regardless of which side of the isle they are
on, this govt over spends, repubs spend on military, dems spend on social
programs and put the military on a sequesture to pay for it. We need leaders
that can find a healthy median between the two and we need to reduce the size of
the govt in other areas that are not a necessity.Fact: In the first
month of Trumps tax cuts the treasury held a billion $ surplus in the month of
Jan. Then we hear they plan for a for 4.4 tril budget, this is crazy.
Trump successfully bankrupted 6 of his companies.Anyone wonder what
he's doing now to America?BTW -- Republicans can NEVER again
lecture about the debt.
This debt spree is out of control with more to add on. Billionaires get a
shoppiong spree soon for large contracts.
Amateurs are at the controls of our economy. Expect disaster in a couple of
There should be no surprise here.Although most people seem not to
realize it, deficit budgets like this are just one more handout to the most
wealthy people in the world.What happens to our national debt?It is turned into bonds.What happens to the bonds?They are sold to investors.Investors are paid interest on bonds
they hold.Who are the investors?Besides China, virtually
all other investors are members of the international 1%.Who winds up
paying the interest that is pumped into investors' pockets?We
do. Ordinary Americans who can't count on tax breaks enjoyed by
plutocrats. Who is being scammed by this?Anyone who
votes for a Republican.
Pres. Trump proposes to waste approximately 100 million on a military parade.
There are simple places to cut back on waste and this parade idea of
Trump's is certainly one of those.
@sportsfanActually, both Clinton and Obama reduced the deficits that they
were handed upon entering office. Clinton actually got to the point of having
a surplus by raising taxes during a time of prosperity (hint, hint GOP &
Trump). The debt did double upon during Obama's 8 years in office but it
was more to do with decreased revenues than spending. The worst recession in
our lives was the reason for the reduced revenues and that certainly wasn't
Obama's fault. The GOP's tax bill that was passed without a
single democratic vote was a critical log taken from our country's
financial Jenga. The recent 300 billion dollar bi-partisan spending bill that
the GOP Congress and Trump passed is another one of those logs. The only
difference between the 2 parties on spending is the Democrats show some
responsibility by raising taxes while the GOP prefers to put it on a credit
Worf,So you want to get rid of "freebies" as you call them,
so I assume you are giving up your social security and medicare, or cutting them
back drastically. Assuming that your investment returned 2% above inflation
each year, you will still take out at least a 1/3 more than you put in.I
am sure you will want to lead the way and call for a reduction in all current
payments to social security recipients.
Remember this headline, GOP voters. Since Reagan, the highest deficit spenders,
by far, are republican presidents.
@unrepententantWe all know what? That every president
and political party can be pegged with the same adjectives you blame on the
GOP.Oblama ran his campaign on reducing the national debt - what did
he do, he spent more money than all of the presidents before him.Lets not be hypocritical ourselves, this is a problem for both parties.
ALL Republicans have lost their "fiscally conservative" moniker
forever!Republicans like Utah's own I promise fiscal hawk Mike
[ I will NEVER vote for any bill that increases the national deficit ]
Lee and Orrin [ my Balanced Budget Amendment ] HatchAre
nothing but 2 faced, lying hypocrites! At least when Obama increased
the debt to spur growth -- it was during an 100-year Global economic
meltdown, double digit HIGH unemployment, and 2 foreign war
campaigns.Trump and the Republicans have now increased THEIR debts
given -- Stock Market at record highs, lending rates are at record
lows, unemployment nearing zero, AND by giving 50% tax cuts to
I thinks its safe to say either party doesnt matter, when it comes to spending
the precedence has been set by too many presidents, and Trump is not following
his campaign promise to reduce the national debt.He's just falling in
line with everyone else that preceded him.Since Reagan the spending
has been out of control, this govt needs to be reduced in size and only keep
programs that are a necessity.This is crazy...
This budget is DOA in Congress. We all know it. This is a standard
trumpian declaration of smoke and mirrors/Wizard of Oz numbers. We all know
it.This kind of budget proposal would have caused cries of
impeachment would a Democrat have proposed it. We all know it.Yet,
the loyal sycophants of the GOP will hail it as a miracle. That trump is a
genius. We all know it.You know what else we know? That the GOP is
the party of deficits, hypocrisy, profligacy, and some out right looney tunes
The increase would be significantly less if Bob Corker, Jeff Flake, and Susan
Collins stood their ground on the tax bill. They gave in to pressure from
special interest groups. If we are not going to move toward balancing the
budget now, during the good economic times, we probably never will.
Plus there is a ludicrous giveaway of capital property and inherent government
functions to private interests. This thing is a fiasco.
* Interest on the national debt must be very high.* Lower spending will
cause an uproar with those dependent on freebies.* Our national debt is a
reflection of government corruption.With effective financial
management, this country would never had created a national debt, and there
would be no poor citizens.This is not the result of Donald Trump.
Quiz for the day.Which is the party of borrow and Spend?A. Democratic partyB. Republican PartyC. Green Party
It's a simple formula. Reduce taxes, increase spending and balance the
budget. Exactly the same snake oil that was peddled by Reagan, Bush and Bush.
How many times will we fall for it? Keep voting Republican and I guess
we'll find out.
Now that the Republicans have given up being debt collectors for the Democrats,
I guess we can all watch our country spiral totally out of fiscal control.
Until both parties reach some type of fiscal restraint we are moving rapidly
into a very dangerous situation.
@Thid"The CBO says Obamacare will add nearly $2 trillion to the
deficit alone! Should have repealed it but the Democrats refused, preferring to
double the deficit and blame President Trump!"Obamacare was revenue
neutral as the Democrats raised taxes to implement. Now that the GOP has
cancelled the individual mandate and several of the other taxes that were
funding it, it is contributing to the deficit. The GOP needs to make up its
mind. If they are for tax cuts they need to be for reduced spending, but they
don't legislate that way. The facts speak for themselves, when the GOP is
in charge deficits increase. Educate yourself.
The Republican party is no longer the party of fiscal responsibility.It is the party of billionaires, industry and special interest groups.Not that the Dems are much better but at least they don't try to
claim the label of being responsible with money. Hypocrites.
The CBO says Obamacare will add nearly $2 trillion to the deficit alone! Should
have repealed it but the Democrats refused, preferring to double the deficit and
blame President Trump!
Of course it did. How could it not?
The GOP and Trump both have something in common, and that is debt. At a time
when our country is at full employment these two are complicit in adding
trillions to our national debt. The facts speak clearly for themselves. Over
the past 40 years our deficits have gone down under Democratic leadership and up
when the GOP is in charge.
Republicans love red ink! It goes out of control every time they take over.
That's the reality, folks. Forget the rhetoric and the propaganda. Look
at the facts.