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PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1099934 Mar 19, 2014
flack wrote:
<quoted text>The Myth of the Clinton Surplus October 31st, 2007
More observations...
The government can have a surplus even if it has trillions in debt, but it cannot have a surplus if that debt increased every year. This article is about surplus/deficit, not the debt. However, it analyzes the debt to prove there wasn't a surplus under Clinton.
For those that want a more detailed explanation of why a claimed $236 billion surplus resulted in the national debt increasing by $18 billion, please read this follow-up article.
Time and time again, anyone reading the mainstream news or reading articles on the Internet will read the claim that President Clinton not only balanced the budget, but had a surplus. This is then used as an argument to further highlight the fiscal irresponsibility of the federal government under the Bush administration.
The claim is generally made that Clinton had a surplus of $69 billion in FY1998,$123 billion in FY1999 and $230 billion in FY2000 . In that same link, Clinton claimed that the national debt had been reduced by $360 billion in the last three years, presumably FY1998, FY1999, and FY2000--though, interestingly,$360 billion is not the sum of the alleged surpluses of the three years in question ($69B +$123B +$230B =$422B, not $360B).
While not defending the increase of the federal debt under President Bush, it's curious to see Clinton's record promoted as having generated a surplus. It never happened. There was never a surplus and the facts support that position. In fact, far from a $360 billion reduction in the national debt in FY1998-FY2000, there was an increase of $281 billion.
Verifying this is as simple as accessing the U.S. Treasury (see note about this link below) website where the national debt is updated daily and a history of the debt since January 1993 can be obtained. Considering the government's fiscal year ends on the last day of September each year, and considering Clinton's budget proposal in 1993 took effect in October 1993 and concluded September 1994 (FY1994), here's the national debt at the end of each year of Clinton Budgets:
Fiscal
Year Year
Ending National Debt Deficit
FY1993 09/30/1993 $4.411488 trillion
FY1994 09/30/1994 $4.692749 trillion $281.26 billion
FY1995 09/29/1995 $4.973982 trillion $281.23 billion
FY1996 09/30/1996 $5.224810 trillion $250.83 billion
FY1997 09/30/1997 $5.413146 trillion $188.34 billion
FY1998 09/30/1998 $5.526193 trillion $113.05 billion
FY1999 09/30/1999 $5.656270 trillion $130.08 billion
FY2000 09/29/2000 $5.674178 trillion $17.91 billion
FY2001 09/28/2001 $5.807463 trillion $133.29 billion
As can clearly be seen, in no year did the national debt go down, nor did Clinton leave President Bush with a surplus that Bush subsequently turned into a deficit. Yes, the deficit was almost eliminated in FY2000 (ending in September 2000 with a deficit of "only" $17.9 billion), but it never reached zero--let alone a positive surplus number. And Clinton's last budget proposal for FY2001, which ended in September 2001, generated a $133.29 billion deficit. The growing deficits started in the year of the last Clinton budget, not in the first year of the Bush administration.
Another moron who tries to conflate the debt with the deficit. A deficit occurs when outlays exceed revenues. Thanks to the Clinton tax hikes and other factors we were taking in more than we were spending.
www.factcheck.org/.../the-budget-and-deficit-... ...
When Clinton left office there was a $236.2 billion dollar surplus which Bush promptly pissed away with his unneeded tax cuts and two wars.
You're an idiot!
angel

Boise, ID

#1099935 Mar 19, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Neither Afghanistan nor Iraq attacked us moron. Targeting Al Qaeda didn't require a wholesale invasion and occupation of either country.
You're an idiot DB; you always have been and always will be!
Us targeting those two countries was the best thing to ever happen to Al Queada.
Took the focus off Bin Ladin for how many years?
Until Obama showed up and did Bush's job for him.
Not to mention the Death and Mutilation of thousands our Youngest and Finest.
And the Radicalization of an uncountable number of Islamics in reaction to our invasion and occupation now ripe for recruitment.
Al Queada couldnt have accomplished that on its own in 200 years.
ALL under Republican 'Leadership'.
And these stupid Right Bent Culls on Topix still want to whine about Benghazi and Monica Lewinski as if they actually have anything resembling a valid point of view.
Im spending less time on Topix and more time organizing and urging Democrats to get out and VOTE in the mid terms.
There is too much at stake to allow these Neo Nazi's to take America down the another disasterous path.
angel

Boise, ID

#1099936 Mar 19, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Thank you for being a classic example of more of the toxic plague poisons of entitlementalcase disease and socio=illogically wapred disorders
"small minds are easily "lmao" amused"
Thanks for being a Classic Example of the typical mindless FOX Buzz Phrase Regurgitating
Koch Slave.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1099937 Mar 19, 2014
TheIndependentMajority wrote:
<quoted text>
Your issues are NOT my (or anyone elses) problem.
Ya might want to try an actually accredited shrink, or a catlick priest experienced in excorsism, for what rots you internally.
Are you related to DB? Please tell me that you cannot legally drive a vehicle, and that your are safely confined.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1099938 Mar 19, 2014
DBWriter wrote:
<quoted text>
And then we have the Moussaoui case where we had one of the hijackers in custody and the detailed plans of the 9/11(2001) attack, and a liberal judge wouldn't let the FBI look at his hard drive and read the plans and prevent the 9/11(2001) attack.
Well, for some reason, on 9/12 those constitutional objections disappeared.
When a Republican is President, liberal judges use the Constitution to thwart the government. When a Democrat is President, those same judges forget all about the Constitution.
You're a liar DB, it was FBI officials, not a judge liberal or otherwise who denied access to his hard drive. There wasn't even a request for a warrant. Bush could have put pressure on the FBI to grant the request for a warrant but he didn't.
You're an idiot DB; you always have been and always will be!
angel

Boise, ID

#1099939 Mar 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you related to DB? Please tell me that you cannot legally drive a vehicle, and that your are safely confined.
He's really trying for 'Snarky' with the Tom Wolfe run together
typing but he only comes accross as Constipated like most Tea Bagging Losers.
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1099940 Mar 19, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text>He's really trying for 'Snarky' with the Tom Wolfe run together
typing but he only comes accross as Constipated like most Tea Bagging Losers.
True story..I've been told that he is a she. First I don't understand why any woman would oe could ever support a rightie under any circumstance. But given her demeanor perhaps I can understand.
PDUPONT

Belchertown, MA

#1099941 Mar 19, 2014
Incognito4Ever wrote:
<quoted text>
Interestingly enough, only 3 states voted for same-sex marriage by popular vote. Six states by court decisions and 8 by state legislatures. 33 states continue to ban same-sex marriage.
So social issues that radically go against what many believe in these 14 states are being forced upon them anyway through court decisions and state legislators?
What happened to "we, the people" deciding what courts and legislators are now taking upon themselves to decide for us?
We, the people, are the government. We elect representatives to make our laws outside of religious and personal beliefs. The people decide on issues that relate to conscience - gay marriage, abortion and social issues which don't deny one's basic civil rights. Gays have civil rights but want to redefine marriage, and the people have no say in the matter whatsoever. Is this the kind of country you want? The state versus the people?
Why are people getting so worked up about businesses being forced to provide services for gay weddings in states where it isn't even legal? That makes absolutely no sense.
It's the underpinnings of progressive secular liberalism undermining the First Amendment where religious freedoms are concerned. That's all this is. But you should know that already.
Carol, the freedom to practice religion is not the same as using a religious bias to deny goods and services or to impose your views on others.
Let's look at some recent polls regarding marriage equality;
Bloomberg National Poll March 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage: 55% Opposed: 36%
ABC News/ Washington Post Poll February/March 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:59% Opposed:34%
Pew Research Center Poll February 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:54% Opposed 39%
CBS/ New York Times Poll February 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:56% Opposed 39%
Gallup Poll July 2013;
In favor of same sex marriage: 54% Opposed 43%
You and your religious bigots are on the losing side here Carol. What part of equal rights and protections under the law cant you wrap your head around?

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099942 Mar 19, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
You're a liar DB, it was FBI officials, not a judge liberal or otherwise who denied access to his hard drive. There wasn't even a request for a warrant. Bush could have put pressure on the FBI to grant the request for a warrant but he didn't.
You're an idiot DB; you always have been and always will be!
If Moussaoui was waterboarded 911 would never have happened.

But hey the looney left wouldn't do any waterboarding therefore have the blood of all the 911 victims on their hands
forks_make_us_fa t

United States

#1099943 Mar 19, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>If Moussaoui was waterboarded 911 would never have happened.

But hey the looney left wouldn't do any waterboarding therefore have the blood of all the 911 victims on their hands
Stupid as fk tea bag logic
angel

Boise, ID

#1099944 Mar 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
True story..I've been told that he is a she. First I don't understand why any woman would oe could ever support a rightie under any circumstance. But given her demeanor perhaps I can understand.
Wow.
Obviously Idiocy trancends Gender Lines......look at Carol!
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1099945 Mar 19, 2014
Grey Ghost wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you related to DB? Please tell me that you cannot legally drive a vehicle, and that your are safely confined.
No goober, sorry to bust your bubble of inbred. But of you see him, tell him he forgot this one on his list the other day--of recent attacks against innocent people, would ya please...and thanks vewey much in advance.

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/17/us/shooting...

And in the meantime, Thailand saying it had a radar response, but no one asked them prior.
Huh...wth is the matter wif theese peeple, not axsking.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search...

(gotta love the melodic orchestry.)
angel

Boise, ID

#1099946 Mar 19, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
If Moussaoui was waterboarded 911 would never have happened.
But hey the looney left wouldn't do any waterboarding therefore have the blood of all the 911 victims on their hands
Torturing prisoners is Un American.
And has never been proven to yield usable accurate intelligence.
Leave that to the Jihadists and Soviets.
Though its not surprising the notion turns on wannabe Teabagging Neo Nazis like you and your Topix Buddies.
Just another reason you wont be near the reins of power for a looooong time.
But your post was a perfect example of Personality Disordered Illogic.
TheIndependentMa jority

London, KY

#1099947 Mar 19, 2014
angel wrote:
<quoted text>
Thanks for being a Classic Example of the typical mindless FOX Buzz Phrase Regurgitating
Koch Slave.
Hint: They (the psychiatric pro's) might be able to help you with that Koch/Fox/itawrlabushers fault obsession too...but ya might want to stick with an exorcism for your ingrained hatred of though.

(lots of "angels" in dat bangcock song- dem some you heerow idol type peeps?)
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099948 Mar 19, 2014
Why did we need ObbamiiKKKare when Americans love going to the doctor...

"....51.1 million headache visits..."

"...and the vast majority of them are probably unnecessary, a new analysis finds."

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/wha...

Since: Aug 13

Location hidden

#1099949 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fa t wrote:
<quoted text>
Stupid as fk tea bag logic
First
What does the Tea party have to do with defending the country?

Second
Do you support waterboarding if if could have prevented 911 or not?
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099950 Mar 19, 2014
forks_make_us_fa t wrote:
<quoted text>
Stupid as fk tea bag logic
Your use of Ebonics gives you away....
Grey Ghost

Berryville, VA

#1099951 Mar 19, 2014
Adam 36 wrote:
<quoted text>
If Moussaoui was waterboarded 911 would never have happened.
But hey the looney left wouldn't do any waterboarding therefore have the blood of all the 911 victims on their hands
Looney you say, if Bush-Cheney would have paid attention and protected against 911 after repeated warnings including just how it might be done,,Yea think? And little does it bother you morons on the right that those two idiots sacrificed thousands of lives with their numerous lies attacking a country that had absolutely nothing to do with 911. Thus embolden Al Qaeda. How you Bush supporters are blind to all of those "FACTS" and "REALITY". Then pretend somehow it was the Dems fault. How they totally botched both wars with their blind leadership. Only a fool could possible support those two. What say you white cane.
forks_make_us_fa t

Norman, OK

#1099952 Mar 19, 2014
Oops bad optics here....

'White House pastry chef resigns:‘I don’t want to demonize cream, butter, sugar and eggs’

http://dailycaller.com/2014/03/18/white-house...
angel

Boise, ID

#1099953 Mar 19, 2014
PDUPONT wrote:
<quoted text>
Carol, the freedom to practice religion is not the same as using a religious bias to deny goods and services or to impose your views on others.
Let's look at some recent polls regarding marriage equality;
Bloomberg National Poll March 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage: 55% Opposed: 36%
ABC News/ Washington Post Poll February/March 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:59% Opposed:34%
Pew Research Center Poll February 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:54% Opposed 39%
CBS/ New York Times Poll February 2014;
In favor of same sex marriage:56% Opposed 39%
Gallup Poll July 2013;
In favor of same sex marriage: 54% Opposed 43%
You and your religious bigots are on the losing side here Carol. What part of equal rights and protections under the law cant you wrap your head around?
Yes but being able to discriminate and persecute without consequence and impose your views on others is the Teabaggers definition of 'Religous Freedom'...or in their case "FreeDumb".

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