ABSOLUTELY! Great post.<quoted text>
Nearly 1/2 of the increase of the deficit was due to attempting to stop the slide that the GOP and THEIR failures initiated. The rest was done trying to do exactly what just about every creditable economist in the world has said repeatedly is the only thing that a country can do to stop said slide...infuse money into the economy. Might not been done as well as it should have been....but some good things were done. The corporations seem to be doing quite well thru all this. It's been the lower half that has struggled so mightily. There is easily a case to be made that the minority in the Senate...under Mitch's leadership has done everything possible to stop everything possible...i.e. over 400 filibusters over a 6yr period. Which by the way is an AVERAGE that is more than ANY OTHER minority caucus has had in any 2yr span in history. I guess you could say Mitch is a man of his word as he said his ONLY priority was to do in Obama. Certainly not what I would imagine most of us voters would have hoped for from such a fine man. The man has even filibustered HIS OWN BILLS!!!. Then you have the GOP lead House, whose lack of getting anything done, less than any in history, is only rivaled by the current GOP lead House in their 1st 6mos in control. They can't even agree on what to disagree on between themselves.
Even without anything getting done in Congress...Obama has done several things that has cut into the yrly deficit. Not enough...but it takes much more than one man to make the changes needed. I am sure you and others have seen recently that Obama care seems to have had more of an affect on the deficit than was predicted...with healthcare dropping from 10% of GDP to a mere 2.1% in just under 2yrs. Nothing has ever dropped that much in such a short time.
I saw a few pages back that you were talking about how Obama and the Dems were going to cut the Defense budget and how bad of an idea that was. Perhaps I am wrong, but I thought when a budget gets "cut" that that meant their budget is LESS than it was the previous yr. That is not the case here. The Dems want to "cut" the amount of INCREASE of the Defense budget. Just a bit of a difference there I think. Kinda the same thing was said during the election about how Medicare was going to get cut by Obama....again I tend to use the same definition of "cut" here...and again what was said is incorrect. But was correct of either of Romney's or Ryan's plan(s).
Now these cell phones Obama has deemed something some ppl on welfare have to have, I disagree with mostly...however the next item it is said he is considering I whole heartedly agree with...a universal remote control....so ppl have no excuse to not change the channel from Faux News and get the Paul Harvey version about things.
DITCH MITCH 2014