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LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#1 Nov 25, 2012
The deficit has ballooned not because of specific spending measures, but because of the recession. The deficit more than doubled between 2008 and 2009, as the economy was in free fall, since laid-off workers paid less in taxes and needed more benefits. The deficit then shrank in 2010 and 2011.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#2 Nov 25, 2012
The Stimulus Cost Much Less Than Bush's Wars, Tax Cuts. Republicans frequently have blamed the $787 billion stimulus for the national debt, but, when all government spending is taken into account, the stimulus frankly wasn't that big. In contrast, the U.S. will have spent nearly $4 trillion on wars in the Middle East by the time those conflicts end, according to a recent report by Brown University. The Bush tax cuts have cost nearly $1.3 trillion
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#3 Nov 25, 2012
When George W. Bush took office, the federal government was running a surplus of $86 billion. When he left, that had turned into a $642 billion deficit.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#4 Nov 25, 2012
Last year's federal budget deficit was 12 percent lower than in 2009, according to the Office of Management and Budget.The deficit is projected to shrink even more over the next several years.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#5 Nov 25, 2012
Republicans have blasted the Affordable Care Act as "budget-busting." But health care reform actually reduces the deficit, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#6 Nov 25, 2012
The federal budget deficit ballooned under Ronald Reagan, and that may be just the way Republicans like it. Some Republican thinkers have proposed "starving the beast": that is, cutting taxes in order to use larger deficits to justify spending cuts later. Since Republicans ultimately want lower taxes and a smaller government, what better way is there to cut spending than to make it look urgent and necessary?

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#7 Nov 25, 2012
LeftWingLiberal wrote:
The federal budget deficit ballooned under Ronald Reagan, and that may be just the way Republicans like it. Some Republican thinkers have proposed "starving the beast": that is, cutting taxes in order to use larger deficits to justify spending cuts later. Since Republicans ultimately want lower taxes and a smaller government, what better way is there to cut spending than to make it look urgent and necessary?
So, what is your preference, smaller government and less taxes or larger government and more taxes ?
Larry in VT

Cambridge, VT

#9 Nov 25, 2012
fistv wrote:
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So, what is your preference, smaller government and less taxes or larger government and more taxes ?
My new friend Lefty always wants bigger gummimint. MORE TAXES! Especially for the top 10% of incomes.

Oh yeah, and blame Bush for everything. Hurricane Sandy was all Bush's fault because he didn't tax enough people to stop global warming, and, and, and, he didn't sign the Kyoto Treaty, even though the Senate voted 100-0 against it.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#12 Nov 25, 2012
anthony weiner wrote:
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Well Pilgrim, them thar wars were agreed upon by everybody except for you apparently with your 20-20 hindsight or clairvoyant skills. Bring me something I don't know.
I'd need a C-140.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#16 Nov 25, 2012
anthony weiner wrote:
Igiveup
A C-140 cargo airplane, you know, those things that fly in the air?
Larry in VT

Cambridge, VT

#17 Nov 25, 2012
LeftWingLiberal wrote:
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A C-140 cargo airplane, you know, those things that fly in the air?
No my new friend, there is no C140. I believe you're rightfully referring to the C130. Commonly known as the Hurcules.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#18 Nov 25, 2012
ya can lead a horse to water but ya can't make it drink. Google C-130 cargo plane.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#19 Nov 25, 2012
anthony weiner wrote:
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But, but, but, Larry, given the drop in manufacturing jobs in this country we DID by default, abide by Kyoto and people are still,SURPRISE, p p p teed off!
manufacturing jobs are increasing as companies find they can make it here with a lot less aggravation, and after discounting for tariffs and freight. Things are looking up since the moron went back to Texas and we got a competent President in office.

Since: Sep 09

Effort

#20 Nov 25, 2012
LeftWingLiberal wrote:
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manufacturing jobs are increasing as companies find they can make it here with a lot less aggravation, and after discounting for tariffs and freight. Things are looking up since the moron went back to Texas and we got a competent President in office.
Actually manufacturing has been increasing since the administration throttled back the EPA and a few other agencies during his bid for re election, that's going to change now. EPA has already announced new rules in a dozen areas.
LeftWingLiberal

Pittston, PA

#21 Nov 25, 2012
I trust many of you watched "Enemies Within" about Joe McCarthy on the Smithsonian Channel tonight.

From the Catholic led Spanish Inquisition to Fox News in the 21st Century, in a sense, little has changed.

Fox News doesn't have to capability to physical torture people, so they utilize other means to mentally and emotionally torture targets of BS Mountain by inflaming The Party of Stupid.

To quote: "Have you no sense of decency?"

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#22 Nov 26, 2012
Posting prewritten responses. Many trolls appear to have been supplied with a list or database of pre-planned “talking points” designed as generalized and deceptive responses to honest arguments. When trolls post prewritten responses, their words typically feel strangely plastic and rehearsed.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#23 Nov 26, 2012
moderators frequently experience waves of troll attacks that they suspect occur in response to a “call to arms” from a progressive website or blog.

http://www.wnd.com/2012/11/leftist-trolls-in-...

“Not an Obumble Voter!”

Since: Dec 08

Bar Harbor, ME

#24 Nov 26, 2012
This particular lefty troll has progressed from two word responses to cut and paste diatribes that use vocabulary and sentence structure he only dreams about.

Proving once again that liberals are simply lemmings who will do precisely what they are told.

Sad, as they were all told who to vote for...and here we are.

TRILLIONS in unsustainable debt, foreign policy blunder upon blunder, looming tax increases for anyone who has income other than from the government (you know, they call folks like that 'rich'), and a floodgate of new business regulations ready to be released now that the election is over.

At this point, it's laughable. America has dumbed-down to the max.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#25 Nov 26, 2012
Jeff Woehrle wrote:
This particular lefty troll has progressed from two word responses to cut and paste diatribes that use vocabulary and sentence structure he only dreams about.
Proving once again that liberals are simply lemmings who will do precisely what they are told.
Sad, as they were all told who to vote for...and here we are.
TRILLIONS in unsustainable debt, foreign policy blunder upon blunder, looming tax increases for anyone who has income other than from the government (you know, they call folks like that 'rich'), and a floodgate of new business regulations ready to be released now that the election is over.
At this point, it's laughable. America has dumbed-down to the max.
This particular topic with its mass posting of all talking points at once should prove the troll staus nicely.

Since: Aug 07

Location hidden

#26 Nov 26, 2012
Meant to type status.

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