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ditchmitch

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Look at Mitch's voting record. Voted against veteran's benefits and small businesses. Mitch is all about special interest.
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Yea we need to get rid of this price of work republican
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The Hegalian Dialectic plan is really working. We bicker about party affiliation like it actually matters. I have rarely voted democrat, and I know what is is like to throw away my vote because I voted for George W. Bush twice. If we filled every policital office in America with a Republican, little would change. The only hope either party can find is more debt. Both parties love war, driving liberty far away, turning the US into a police state, and bailing out the Wall Street banksters.... I doubt I will ever say the Pledge of Allegiance again. Amerika is over. And I would say the same had Romney won.
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I've often wondered why Mitch hates Americans.
65rolyatwr

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unsubstantiate liberal constipation. The economic statistics quoted prove that trickle down worked. 25 years of economic expansion. I know you can't read and understand, so maybe this picture will prove it for you:
http://www.icmarc.com/for-individuals/market-...
As the country mourns the loss of the former President of the United States, Ronald Reagan, we look back to the economy during that time. When President Reagan took office in January of 1981 he was faced with a recession, double digit inflation, weak economic growth, a Fed Funds rate of 19%(its highest level ever), and an unemployment rate of 11%(the highest since World War II). At the end of his Presidential term in January of 1989 the rate of inflation had fallen from 12% to 4%, he had succeeded in helping the economy begin to grow at a rate of 6% annually, and unemployment was down to 7%. As you can see from the chart, the growth in the Real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during his Presidential term reflects these positive changes. The Real GDP is a measure of the total production and consumption of goods and services in the U.S. adjusted for inflation.

these policies continued the economic expansion for a period of 25 years. Undoubtedly, it worked. Had it not been for the Financial meltdown caused by Unscrupulous mortgage lenders, the economy would still be doing fine.

total fed debt went from 930 billion 12-31-1980 to 2.68Trillion 12-31-88 in the 8 years Reagan was in office. Actual increase of 1.754 Trillion, or 216 billion per year.
Under clinton, the debt went from 4.177 Trillion 12-31-92 to 5.662 Trillion, a total increase of 1.485 trillion in 8 years, or 185 Billion per year.

Under O(we)bama , the fed debt has gone from 10.699 trillion to over 16 trillion in 4 years, or 1.5 trillion PER YEAR!!!!!

How can you even complain about the amount of Debt Reagan ran up and defend O(we)bama?

Obama has increased teh National debt
your name here

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65rolyatwr wrote:
unsubstantiate liberal constipation. The economic statistics quoted prove that trickle down worked. 2been for the Financial meltdown caused by Unscrupulous mortgage lenders, the economy would still be doing fine.
total fed debt went from 930 billion 12-31-1980 to 2.68Trillion 12-31-88 in the 8 years Reagan was in office. Actual increase of 1.754 Trillion, or 216 billion per year.
Under clinton, the debt went from 4.177 Trillion 12-31-92 to 5.662 Trillion, a total increase of 1.485 trillion in 8 years, or 185 Billion per year.
Under O(we)bama , the fed debt has gone from 10.699 trillion to over 16 trillion in 4 years, or 1.5 trillion PER YEAR!!!!!
How can you even complain about the amount of Debt Reagan ran up and defend O(we)bama?
Obama has increased teh National debt
I can defend it because as a %, Reagan increased the National Debt by a whopping 286% and Obama has only increased it by 28%.

Again sorry about using facts, must suck to be you and wrong all the time.
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How can anyone criticize Mitch mcconell? Thanks to him, we have a $40 million McConell plaza.
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Nov 11, 2012
 
[QUOTE who=".........."]How can anyone criticize Mitch mcconell? Thanks to him, we have a $40 million McConell plaza.[/QUOTE]

lol
65rolyatwr

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your name here wrote:
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I can defend it because as a %, Reagan increased the National Debt by a whopping 286% and Obama has only increased it by 28%.
Again sorry about using facts, must suck to be you and wrong all the time.
percentage of what? You have not proved anything. Making up unsubstantiated numbers are not proving something. Obama in his first year had a budget deficit almost equal to all 8 of reagan's years totaled.

if reagan's deficit were bad, then O(we)bama are far far far far worse. At least when reagan ran up the debt, we had huge economic growth, job creation, and 25 years of the greatest wealth creation this country has even seen. What has obama given us? the worst recovery since the great depression, and 6 trillion in debt.

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65rolyatwr wrote:
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percentage of what? You have not proved anything. Making up unsubstantiated numbers are not proving something. Obama in his first year had a budget deficit almost equal to all 8 of reagan's years totaled.
if reagan's deficit were bad, then O(we)bama are far far far far worse. At least when reagan ran up the debt, we had huge economic growth, job creation, and 25 years of the greatest wealth creation this country has even seen. What has obama given us? the worst recovery since the great depression, and 6 trillion in debt.
bush II gave us the other 11.5 trillion. Most of this can be laid at his feet.aaaaaall the problems he left Obama to deal with.
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randylynn1962 wrote:
<quoted text>bush II gave us the other 11.5 trillion. Most of this can be laid at his feet.aaaaaall the problems he left Obama to deal with.
Amen
65rolyatwr

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ridiculous, The total debt went up 5 trillion in 8 years under Bush. So o(we)bama has managed to add 6 trillion in 4 years, and yet, you continue to Blame Bush for the debt? Bush was bad in adding that much debt, but O(we)bama is far worse. At least Bush has the excuse of fighting a war on terror and rebuilding after 9/11. And the economy did grow respectably under Bush until the mortgage banking meltdown. o(we)bama had run up all that debt and the economy is still not recovered with growth rate less than 2%.

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65rolyatwr wrote:
ridiculous, The total debt went up 5 trillion in 8 years under Bush. So o(we)bama has managed to add 6 trillion in 4 years, and yet, you continue to Blame Bush for the debt? Bush was bad in adding that much debt, but O(we)bama is far worse. At least Bush has the excuse of fighting a war on terror and rebuilding after 9/11. And the economy did grow respectably under Bush until the mortgage banking meltdown. o(we)bama had run up all that debt and the economy is still not recovered with growth rate less than 2%.
Bush was handed a strong ecomony by Clinton. he did nothing but crap it away. Oh thanks for saying the mortgage meltdown happened under Bush. Thank god we cleared that up!
65rolyatwr

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randylynn1962 wrote:
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Bush was handed a strong ecomony by Clinton. he did nothing but crap it away. Oh thanks for saying the mortgage meltdown happened under Bush. Thank god we cleared that up!
no, Bush inherited a recession, that is the reason for the Bush Tax cuts, to get the country out of the recession caused by the Dot Com bubble bursting. The mortgage meltdown happened in 2008, not caused by Bush, but happened while he was in office.
Had the Dims listened, the mortgage meltdown could have been avoided:
Republicans Move Swiftly and Strongly

In the wake of the Enron scandal, President Bush put his Chief of Staff, Andrew Card, in charge of a team to investigate potential GSE mortgage market problems. Mr. Card led a joint White House – Treasury Department team that recommended the President not reappoint any directors to either GSE board; that Fannie’s accounting methods needed to be thoroughly scrutinized, and that GSEs needed much stronger regulatory oversight. HUD Secretary, Mel Martinez, got Fannie Mae to raise the downpayment requirement on newly constructed houses from only 3% to 10%— if a house was appraised at $500,000, the builder would have to commit $50,000 to the project instead of just $15,000.

On September 11, 2003, President Bush sent Congress a sweeping GSE regulation proposal; the first of what U.S. News & World Report counted was 17 times President Bush would call on Congress to regulate GSEs. The proposed regulations would have averted the worst national crisis since, well, 9-11…had they been inacted. Let’s let the New York Times tell the story, as it reported the day of the White House proposal:

“The Bush administration today recommended the most significant regulatory overhaul in the housing finance industry since the savings and loan crisis a decade ago. Under the plan, disclosed at a Congressional hearing today, a new agency would be created within the Treasury Department to assume supervision of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the government-sponsored companies that are the two largest players in the mortgage lending industry. The new agency would have the authority, which now rests with Congress, to set one of the two capital-reserve requirements for the companies. It would exercise authority over any new lines of business. And it would determine whether the two are adequately managing the risks of their ballooning portfolios. The plan is an acknowledgment by the administration that oversight of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac — which together have issued more than $1.5 trillion in outstanding debt — is broken.”
ashleyjudd2014

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My votes 4 Ashley.
Tremblinginfear

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Yeah, go Ashley. I always vote, always. She has my vote. And I'll give money to her campaign once she announces. Remember, McConnell works for US. He thinks he can forget simple, working people. We remember, Mitch.
Ashley 2014!
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Handsome Man wrote:
I've often wondered why Mitch hates Americans.
I wonder the same about nancy pelosi.
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65rolyatwr wrote:
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percentage of what? You have not proved anything. Making up unsubstantiated numbers are not proving something. Obama in his first year had a budget deficit almost equal to all 8 of reagan's years totaled.
if reagan's deficit were bad, then O(we)bama are far far far far worse. At least when reagan ran up the debt, we had huge economic growth, job creation, and 25 years of the greatest wealth creation this country has even seen. What has obama given us? the worst recovery since the great depression, and 6 trillion in debt.
Look it up on the US Treasury's web site. Reagan increased then National Debt by 286%. Or put another way. The ND was 2.86 times larger when he left office than when he started.
Now check the numbers on the ND after Bush's last budget 9-30-2009 and the ND today. And it has only increased about 29.8%.
These are facts.
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How about the fact that since Mitch went to DC the National Debt has increased by over 17 times. Or 1700%

So Mitch should go.
65rolyatwr

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your name here wrote:
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Look it up on the US Treasury's web site. Reagan increased then National Debt by 286%. Or put another way. The ND was 2.86 times larger when he left office than when he started.
Now check the numbers on the ND after Bush's last budget 9-30-2009 and the ND today. And it has only increased about 29.8%.
These are facts.
I did already and quoted it earlier for you. The Debt the day Reagan took office was 930Billion, When he left, it was 2.684 trillion, and increase of 1.754 trillion, which means the national debt increased 188%. But percentage increases is near meaningless. Obama raised the debt his first year in office almost as much as Reagan did in 8 years. Debt is measured in Dollars, and must be repaid in dollars. I would much rather pay off the 1.754 trillion that the 6 trillion and growing debt O(we)bama is accumulating. Projections show O(we)bama will increase the debt in his 8 years by a higher percentage than Reagan, yet I don't see you and the libs attacking that at all. At least when Reagan raised the debt, we got 25 years of the greatest wealth creation in out nations history.
"We call this period, 1982-2007, the twenty-five year boom–the greatest period of wealth creation in the history of the planet. In 1980, the net worth–assets minus liabilities–of all U.S. households and business … was $25 trillion in today’s dollars. By 2007,… net worth was just shy of $57 trillion. Adjusting for inflation, more wealth was created in America in the twenty-five year boom than in the previous two hundred years."

Under O(we)bama debt increases, we have the Worst Recovery since the Great Depression.

"Previously the average recession since World War II lasted 10 months, with the longest at 16 months. Yet today, 40 months after the last recession started, unemployment is still 8.8%, with America suffering the longest period of unemployment that high since the Great Depression. Based on the historic precedents America should be enjoying the second year of a roaring economic recovery by now, especially since, historically, the worse the downturn, the stronger the recovery. Yet while in the Reagan recovery the economy soared past the previous GDP peak after six months, in the Obama recovery that didn’t happen for three years. Last year the Census Bureau reported that the total number of Americans in poverty was the highest in the 51 years that Census has been recording the data."

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