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Dublin, OH

#1837 Feb 6, 2014
Pale Rider wrote:
Washington (AP) 5/15/2014
According to CBO, America cannot afford another Republican President. Traditionally most Americans have been led to believe America is better off under Republicans. According to a newly released data from the CBO, this isn't true. The Republicans are the reason America has a record debt. It all began when Ronald Reagan was the first President to rack up more debt than all previous President's combined. That included FDR President during WW II and Eisenhower of the Korean War.
Not only is this post-dated, but it seems to conflict with this:

"The White House and congressional Democrats are trying to limit the fallout from the politically damaging conclusion in a Congressional Budget Office report that the Obamacare entitlement creates a major incentive for some people not to work."

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2014/feb/...
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Dublin, OH

#1838 Feb 6, 2014
Duke for Mayor wrote:
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You are confused about what the terms "debt", "spending", and "GDP" mean.
And those are real dollars, unadjusted for inflation.
Look closely at the growth rates under Reagn, GWB, and Obama.
I realize you have difficulty with percentages, but you should really give it a try.
woof
"The CBO — as close as you'll get in Washington to a nonpartisan source of information — released its federal budget projections for the next 10 years. The prospect is bleak:

The agency projects that annual deficits will stabilize through 2017 but then will launch into a long rise. By the most useful measure — debt as a percentage of our gross domestic product — the CBO sees that number rising from 72.1 percent in 2013 to 79.2 percent by 2024. That would be the highest U.S. debt burden since the years after federal borrowing spiked to fight World War II.

Deficits for the decade from 2015 through 2024 are expected to total $7.9 trillion, or $1.6 trillion more than the CBO last estimated. The agency also projects slow economic growth for the country.

The upshot: Right now the federal government is running annual deficits lower than it did during the first four years of the Obama presidency. But our total debt continues to grow by huge amounts every year. As the bipartisan Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget said in reaction to the CBO projections,'Our deficit problems are far from solved and highlight the importance of putting the debt on a clear downward path, rather than settling for projection of stability.... The ideal fiscal plan would work to simultaneously lower debt levels and raise economic output.'

To the extent that Obamacare requires billions of dollars for subsidies and also discourages workers from staying in the labor force, it's sure to thwart both of those noble goals."

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/ed...

Since: Oct 12

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#1839 Feb 6, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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ROFLMAO - you are yet another reason why I believe there should be testing before one is allowed to vote.
"The deepest and longest-lasting recession the United States has experienced since then began in 1980, when Jimmy Carter was president (the gross domestic product dropped 9.6 percent in the second quarter of that year) and did not end until fourth-quarter 1982, almost two years into the Reagan presidency."
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The 2007-08 recession was on a GLOBAL SCALE......Learn the difference....and save your mean-spirited rhetoric....

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1840 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not even close....but, stay in school....
Is lying in your DNA?

It would be hard to overstate what a disaster the economy looked like at this point in 1980. In many ways, it seemed to be melting down as badly as the economy was in September and October 2008 when the magnitude of the financial crisis was becoming clear. Let me give you a sense of what I mean.

At this point in 1980, however, it didn’t really matter what numbers you looked at — almost everything pointed toward a disaster.

Based on the data as reported in the six months leading up to May 29, 1980, inflation was increasing at a frantic annualized rate of almost 16 percent. At the same time, industrial production, consumption and personal income were declining at annualized rates of about 5 percent, adjusting for inflation.

The jobs data was less bad than the other variables in 1980, but still not good. As the figures were reported at the time, jobs had increased slightly in the six months leading up to May 1980, but not enough to keep up with population growth.

The forward-looking data was bad as well. The stock market declined in the six months leading up to May 1980 (even without adjusting for inflation), and the consensus of economic forecasters at the time was that conditions would remain recessionary for the six months ahead.

http://fivethirtyeight.blogs.nytimes.com/2012...

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1841 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> The 2007-08 recession was on a GLOBAL SCALE......Learn the difference....and save your mean-spirited rhetoric....
You're one of the three biggest morons on Topix:

A global recession is a period of global economic slowdown. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) takes many factors into account when defining a global recession. Until April 2009, IMF several times communicated to the press, that a global annual real GDP growth of 3.0 percent or less in their view was "equivalent to a global recession".[1][2] By this measure, six periods since 1970 qualify: 1974&#8209;1975,[3] 1980&#8209;1983,[3] 1990&#8209;1993,[3][4] 1998,[3][4] 2001&#8209;2002,[3][4] and 2008&#8209;2009.[5]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Global_recession

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1842 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue is an utter tool with an 80 IQ.

...By this definition, the world economy has been in recession 1980-83, 1990-93, 1998, and 2001-2002.
http://www.businessweek.com/stories/2008-04-0...

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1843 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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"Loss of 24 senate seats?" What do you mean by that, Walter? I certainly don't want to "spin" your words but that sure seems like you are saying that 24 of the Senate seats up for election in 2014 are currently held by Democrats. It's getting hard to tell anymore if you are wrong or if you just are a horrible writer.
There are 21 current Democrat seats up for grabs in 2014. Do you know why there are so many? What's 2014 minus 2008? Which states had special elections that now must be held for a full term?
You're not too bright, are you?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1844 Feb 6, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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figure it out genius.
you are just stupid, and comment where you think it is cute.
speaking of cute.....how is that Beagle as your lover.
Let me get this straight. You are the one who says that there are 24 Democratic Senate seats up for election in 2014 and I am the one who is stupid? That's wingnut logic at its finest.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1845 Feb 6, 2014
Reality Speaks wrote:
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you are lying again.
simple.
and you can cut and paste only half the story to make your point all you want.
All you do is waste air, and nobody wants to be around you.
scum is a very descriptive word of your life, so engrave it on your tombstone.
I'm lying? You deny saying those things? How Republican of you.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1846 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>There are 21 current Democrat seats up for grabs in 2014. Do you know why there are so many? What's 2014 minus 2008? Which states had special elections that now must be held for a full term?
You're not too bright, are you?
He says there are 24 seats up and you say I'm not too bright? Ok, 3.1.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1847 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Let me get this straight. You are the one who says that there are 24 Democratic Senate seats up for election in 2014 and I am the one who is stupid?
You certainly are, if you can't admit that 21 is damn close to 24.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1848 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You certainly are, if you can't admit that 21 is damn close to 24.
Oh, the new standard of correctness is "damn close." What a bozo. 2+2=7. Its not right, but its damn close.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1849 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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Oh, the new standard of correctness is "damn close." What a bozo. 2+2=7. Its not right, but its damn close.
I'd call RS's being off by only 12.5% in this case pretty damn close. The fact of the matter is, you thought he was off by at least 50%. If you understood politics, you would have known he was close.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1850 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I'd call RS's being off by only 12.5% in this case pretty damn close. The fact of the matter is, you thought he was off by at least 50%. If you understood politics, you would have known he was close.
I never said how many seats were up, you loon. You are pretending to read minds again. And don't bring percentages into this or Walter is going to lecture about how .125 at .125% mean the same thing.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1851 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I never said how many seats were up, you loon. You are pretending to read minds again. And don't bring percentages into this or Walter is going to lecture about how .125 at .125% mean the same thing.
You didn't say because you didn't know, yet you automatically rejected RS's number, which turned out to to be remarkably close. Why did you do that, little girl?
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1852 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>You didn't say because you didn't know, yet you automatically rejected RS's number, which turned out to to be remarkably close. Why did you do that, little girl?
I did it because he was wrong. Again. And when someone calls him on being wrong, he doubles down and calls everyone else stupid and I think that is funny. So I goad him into doing it.

You thought all 100 Senate seats were up this year.

“Seven Days In May”

Since: Oct 13

Hilliard, OH

#1853 Feb 6, 2014
Pope Che Reagan Christ I wrote:
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I did it because he was wrong. Again. And when someone calls him on being wrong, he doubles down and calls everyone else stupid and I think that is funny. So I goad him into doing it.
You thought all 100 Senate seats were up this year.
I did? And you know this...how?
Do you see how you keep making yourself a constant target? You're aiming for Rhino territory.
Pope Che Reagan Christ I

Lodi, OH

#1854 Feb 6, 2014
Trayvonius Martinez wrote:
<quoted text>I did? And you know this...how?
Do you see how you keep making yourself a constant target? You're aiming for Rhino territory.
I know this the exact way you claim to know that I didn't know how many seats were up. I just said it so it must be true. See how that works, 3.1?
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Dublin, OH

#1855 Feb 6, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> The 2007-08 recession was on a GLOBAL SCALE......Learn the difference....and save your mean-spirited rhetoric....
Here's what you said:
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Not even close....but, stay in school....
I responded in kind, and you're telling ME to save my mean-spirited rhetoric? Don't start something if you can't take it in return.

Since: Oct 12

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#1856 Feb 6, 2014
Wait what wrote:
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Here's what you said:
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I responded in kind, and you're telling ME to save my mean-spirited rhetoric? Don't start something if you can't take it in return.
Sorry, but these trolls are wrecking my bedside manner...lol...I'm just not into those that feel the need to deny our strengthening economic recovery...as if, they prefer partisan politics to what's best for the U.S......i can't understand that thought process....

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