Clinton did not preside over a balanced budget and to give him credit for a republican congress shutting down the government until he was 'FORCED' to sign a balanced budget agreement only shows you are the biggest sheeple on here, so, BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA AAAA, when you gotta lie for your leader you are following a follower,<quoted text>
No Republican administration has balanced a budget since Eisenhower in 1957.
Dwight Eisenhower was last Republican President to preside over a balanced budget. He had a balanced budget in 1956 and 1957. Since then, there have been two presidents to preside over balanced budgets, LBJ in 1969 and Clinton in 1998 through 2001. During the last 40 years there have been five budget surpluses, all five were under Democratic Presidents: 1969, 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001.
"Fox News Sunday" is heading to Louisville, Ky. Jack Conway, Kentucky's attorney general and the Democratic candidate for Senate , and Rand Paul, the Republican nominee and son of Representative Ron Paul, Republican of Texas, have agreed to a live debate on "Fox News Sunday" on Oct.3 at 9 a.m. (Eastern time).
Join the discussion below, or Read more at thecaucus.blogs.nytimes.com.
#77759 Jan 27, 2013
#77760 Jan 27, 2013
National Debt When Jimmy Carter arrived at the White House
Oct 13, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/3l7rbx /$660 billion./
Added during Carter's four years:$337 billion.
Added during Ronald Reagan's eight years:$1.6 trillion.
Added during George H. W. Bush's four years:$1.6 trillion.
Added during Bill Clinton's eight years:$1.5 trillion.
Added during George W. Bush's seven years, nine months:$4.5 trillion.
Portion of the $9.5 trillion added to the national debt during the past 31 years and seven months that came during Republican presidencies:$7.7 trillion.
Percentage of that $7.7 trillion added during George W. Bush's two terms: 58%.
Could somebody explain again what "fiscal conservative" means
Increases in the National Debt / http://tinyurl.com/cywk2h
Greenspan Concedes He `Found a Flaw' in His Free-Market Ideology
Oct. 23 (Bloomberg)-- Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan, under a grilling from lawmakers at a congressional hearing today, conceded a flaw in his free-market ideology that contributed to a ``once-in-a-century credit tsunami.''
``Yes, I found a flaw,'' Greenspan said in response to questions from to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.``That is precisely the reason I was shocked because I'd been going for 40 years or more with very considerable evidence that it was working exceptionally well.'' http://tinyurl.com/5ea9ng
Greenspan said he was ``partially'' wrong in his opposition in recent years to the regulation of derivatives. He said in a May 2005 speech that ``private regulation generally has proved far better at constraining excessive risk-taking than has government regulation.''
Committee Chairman Henry Waxman, a California Democrat, said Greenspan had ``the authority to prevent irresponsible lending practices that led to the subprime mortgage crisis.''
``You were advised to do so by many others,'' he told Greenspan.``And now our whole economy is paying the price.''
#77761 Jan 27, 2013
HEADLINES THAT YOU NEVER READ IN THE REPUBLICAN/FOREIGN-OWNED U.S. MEDIA:/ http://tinyurl.com/5mq65x
President Ronald Reagan is the first President to increase the National Debt by more than $100 Billion in one year!
President Ronald Reagan is the first President to increase the National Debt by more than $200 Billion in one year!
President George H.W. Bush is the first President to increase the National Debt by more than $300 Billion in one year!
President George H.W. Bush is the first President to increase the National Debt by more than $400 Billion in one year!
President George W. Bush is the first President to increase the National Debt by more than $500 Billion in one year!
President George W. Bush has increased the National Debt by more than $500 Billion AGAIN! Almost hits $600 Billion!
President George W. Bush has increased the National Debt by more than $500 Billion a THIRD time!
President George W. Bush has increased the National Debt by more than $500 Billion a FOURTH time!
President George W. Bush has increased the National Debt by more than $500 Billion a FIFTH time!
"Our National Debt is up Three Trillion Dollars under George W. Bush!" / http://www.lafn.org/gvdc/Natl_Debt_Chart.html
#77762 Jan 27, 2013
You could have saved yourself some time and energy and saved your silly rant excuses for another post. Just post "I, Tony Baloney, am a dumb ass. If you disagree with me I will call you a racist. I am a dumb ass". Blah, blah, duh, whut whut, huh racist, yada, yada".
Typical Tony Baloney bullshit. lol Same ole same old from you. Hint, hint...we aren't laughing WITH you, moron.
#77763 Jan 27, 2013
8 years of Bush and Cheney did NOT bring Glass/Steagall back to protect average Americans from Wall Street.
The Plot to Overthrow FDR /
#77764 Jan 27, 2013
Yet you never bother to mention that Obama added 6 trillion in just his first 4 years and will probably put the National debt at the 20 trillion mark before he steps away from the destruction he has heaped on our economy. Bush added 4 trillion to our national debt in less than 8 years. Obama added 6 trillion to our national debt in less than 4 years. You do the math dumb ass. lol Why do you always conveniently forget to mention Obama and his reckless spending that makes the other corrupt politicians look like amateurs compared to him? Brain fart? That explains a lot. lol
#77767 Jan 27, 2013
glad you got that post in before 4:00 or else we would not have responded to you, and the response is, "what does that matter now?" BAAAAAA
#77772 Jan 27, 2013
You really didn't need to reference post, I believe you. You are very informative. My mistake.
I am sure Hussein was given time to hide his stash, just as Obama is giving Iran all the time he needs to hide his weapons, to excuse or lie about them.....although, Iran has nothing to fear, Obama is not going to do anything, anyways.
The sad thing about all of this is America (both parties) have been funding our enemies to kill our soldiers and representatives. Much worse under Obama, he is making sure they are politely and sweetly not only given to them freely but making sure there terrorists feelings are not hurt. Forget about the butchering and murdering of Americans.
Why would Obama care anyway, he hates America and the people in it.
#77773 Jan 27, 2013
You are right, my wrong.
I forgot about this as I said to Ari.
Believe me, I would never support the liberals, I can hardly tolerate reading their post
#77774 Jan 27, 2013
Obama is a corporate hack prostitute and did not tax the wealthiest to pay for the TWO Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now the poor, middle class and senior citizens have to get cuts to pay for the Bush Wars.
EXCLUSIVE–The Three Trillion Dollar War: Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz and Harvard Economist Linda Bilmes on the True Cost of the US Invasion and Occupation of Iraq / February 29, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2on4jv
One week after President Bush rejected charges the war in Iraq has hurt the US economy, a new book puts a conservative estimate of the war’s cost at $3 trillion so far. In their first national broadcast interview upon their book’s publication, Nobel laureate and former chief World Bank economist, Joseph Stiglitz, and co-author Linda Bilmes of Harvard University say the Bush administration has repeatedly low-balled the cost of the war—and even kept a second set of records hidden from the American public
BUSH REPUBLICANS DESTROYED USA
Iraq war 'caused slowdown in the US'
February 28, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/2r8b3k
THE Iraq war has cost the US 50-60 times more than the Bush administration predicted and was a central cause of the sub-prime banking crisis threatening the world economy, according to Nobel Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz.
The former World Bank vice-president yesterday said the war had, so far, cost the US something like $US3trillion ($3.3 trillion) compared with the $US50-$US60-billion predicted in 2003.
Australia also faced a real bill much greater than the $2.2billion in military spending reported last week by Australian Defence Force chief Angus Houston, Professor Stiglitz said, pointing to higher oil prices and other indirect costs of the wars.
Professor Stiglitz told the Chatham House think tank in London that the Bush White House was currently estimating the cost of the war at about $US500 billion, but that figure massively understated things such as the medical and welfare costs of US military servicemen.
The war was now the second-most expensive in US history after World War II and the second-longest after Vietnam, he said.
The spending on Iraq was a hidden cause of the current credit crunch because the US central bank responded to the massive financial drain of the war by flooding the American economy with cheap credit.
"The regulators were looking the other way and money was being lent to anybody this side of a life-support system," he said.
That led to a housing bubble and a consumption boom, and the fallout was plunging the US economy into recession and saddling the next US president with the biggest budget deficit in history, he said.
#77775 Jan 27, 2013
Dr. Germ and Mrs. Anthrax Set Free
http://tinyurl.com/7nzsn Dec 27, 2005
Why is it not bigger news that those infamous Iraqi female scientists once routinely referred to in the media as “Dr. Germ” and “Mrs. Anthrax” have been quietly released from imprisonment in Iraq without any charges being brought by their U.S. captors? Don’t the newspapers and TV networks that all but pre-convicted them of crimes against humanity owe them—and us—the courtesy of an explanation for the sudden presumption of their innocence?
After all, it was to stop these mad leaders of Saddam Hussein’s allegedly booming weapons-of-mass-destruction programs that the United States invaded Iraq in March 2003. We were told at the time by the White House that the U.N. inspectors scouring the country were being blocked by lying officials and scientists, themselves complicit in breaking U.N. sanctions, and so we wouldn’t get the truth until we could interrogate them as prisoners. http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/12282005_...
#77776 Jan 27, 2013
VERIZON & AT&T SPY ON ALL THEIR CUSTOMERS
Telecom Whistleblower Discovers Circuit that Allows Access to All Systems on Wireless Carrier—Phone Calls, Text Messages, Emails and More / April 10, 2008 / http://tinyurl.com/4u8nla
Babak Pasdar is a computer security expert who was hired in 2003 to help restructure the tech infrastructure at a major wireless telecommunications company. What he found shocked him. The company had set up a system that gave a third party, presumably a governmental entity, access to every communication coming through that company’s infrastructure. This means every email, internet use, document transmission, video, text message, as well as the ability to listen to and record any phone call.
#77777 Jan 27, 2013
Energy Market Manipulation
TEXAS REPUBLICAN SENATOR PHIL GRAMM & ENRON MANIPULATING OIL PRICES./ Michael Greenberger, Former Director, Commodities Future Trading Commission 1997-1999./ June 24, 2008
Michael Greenberger discusses the role of unregulated oil speculators on the buying and selling of oil futures. He says legislation passed in 2000 created an environment where oil speculators influence the current day price of oil and other crude products.
#77779 Jan 27, 2013
Obamacare Architect Leaves White House for Pharmaceutical Industry Job
Few people embody the corporatist revolving door greasing Washington as purely as Elizabeth Fowler / December 5, 2012 / http://tinyurl.com/bh6wuuv
When the legislation that became known as "Obamacare" was first drafted, the key legislator was the Democratic Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, Max Baucus, whose committee took the lead in drafting the legislation. As Baucus himself repeatedly boasted, the architect of that legislation was Elizabeth Fowler, his chief health policy counsel; indeed, as Marcy Wheeler discovered, it was Fowler who actually drafted it. As Politico put it at the time: "If you drew an organizational chart of major players in the Senate health care negotiations, Fowler would be the chief operating officer
Since: Oct 11
#77780 Jan 27, 2013
Wow!The powers that be have spoken.So you have grand illusions,that you're
a intellect? Sorry,but disparaging people with homophobic slurs and claims of bestiality do not a intellect make.Mental impurities?That question falls at your feet,and by the way it's so 1930's of you!Seems Ive heard or read those lines before,oh well,it will come to my simple minded,backward thinking brain,check that that's you I'm describing.You do know this? I'm sure with you Superior intellect that if there is one tiny seed of hate in your heart,(if you have one)
That you can't be a whole person.You'll never make peace with yourself
nor God!So maybe you should reconsider banning people from "YOUR FORUM" before it's too late,and you'll just be lonely,talking to yourself!What a Paradox? for a intellect?
Since: Dec 11
#77782 Jan 27, 2013
Looks like you got your Hopey-Changey Baloon Busted!
Don't cry....enjoy the musical version:
Since: Dec 11
#77783 Jan 27, 2013
#77785 Jan 27, 2013
"We can have democracy in this country or we can have great concentrated wealth in the hands of a few, but we cannot have both."
Supreme Court Justice / 1941
"The two greatest obstacles to democracy in the United States are, first, the widespread delusion among the poor that we have a democracy, and second, the chronic terror among the rich, lest we get it."
The only thing new in the world is the history you don’t know.
Harry S. Truman
Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.
INTERVIEW: GENERAL JOSEPH P. HOAR
http://tinyurl.com/yqyep May 21, 2004
`The Neo-Cons Have Had Their Day;
Now It's Time for a Clean Sweep'
Gen. Joseph P. Hoar (USMC-ret.), a four-star general, was Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command (1991-94), commanding the U.S. forces in the Persian Gulf after the 1991 war. He also served in the Vietnam War, as a battalion and brigade advisor with the Vietnamese Marines. He was interviewed by Jeffrey Steinberg on May 6, 2004.
#77786 Jan 27, 2013
Got Another Party!
#77788 Jan 27, 2013
legally the POTUS can't spend a dime the congress doesn't let him, so make up your mind, is it the repub presidents or the democrap congress responsible for this, you can't have both, by the way, you are not susposed to be on here, its after 4:00 PM,
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