Fiscal cliff: unhappy Republicans attack GOP leadership - US politics live

Jan 2, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Guardian Unlimited

John Boehner's tenure as Speaker said to be under threat as House Republicans spread blame for fiscal cliff debacle Speaker of the House John Boehner entering the House chamber to vote on fiscal cliff legislation last night.

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OneRyder wrote:
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That was 11 trillion under Bush. And some of that, if not all, you supported.
We borrowed and paid for nothing under Dubya. Even the yearly Iraq cost was added as "Emergency Funding" every year cause repubs, and YOU, were okay with not acknowledging this as something that needed to be paid for.
The cost was too huge for you "fiscal hawks" to consider in a budget that was already causing us to borrow from China.
Yet you supported nation-building in Iraq.
Don't hate me for my facts, hate me cause I'm point out your hypocrisy and willingness to jam your head in the sand regarding repubs wrecking this country under Dubya.
McCain didn't even want to be seen with the guy, for fear it would ruin his campaign....as though Palin didn't, but thats a whole nother nut worth cracking.
and the debt is 16 trillion in obamas first term?you are the one with your head in the sand!!!
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Sure he does, Dumbo.
Maybe draft dodger Romney can loan him his big binder?
when did you serve in military barefruit?

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june wrote:
<quoted text>when did you serve in military barefruit?
what's it to you, honey? are you going to give me a price break on the knob jobs you give out in the barber shop?

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june wrote:
<quoted text>and the debt is 16 trillion in obamas first term?
It's Bush's bill, honey.

You know: like when you run up your credit card and then for some reason or other they want you to pay and you don't?
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liberals are heros wrote:
<quoted text>this fruit-cake with a gun.....gawd help the entire world....she's bat-shyte nutz.....
hope she comes looking for you fruitcake?your lips are lethal weapons?someone has to stop you from sucking us to death?
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what's it to you, honey? are you going to give me a price break on the knob jobs you give out in the barber shop?
iguess you answered junes question that you have never done shit in military but talk big?you barefruit have blown many roots so you are an expert at sucking at the barber shop!tell us if you spit or swallow?

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alan wrote:
<quoted text>iguess you answered junes question
You should teach your aliases to spell better.

I see you have swallowing down. That should free up some time...

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june wrote:
<quoted text>and the debt is 16 trillion in obamas first term?you are the one with your head in the sand!!!
Add the total bills, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to $11 trillion...that's Bush's tab....the rest is Obamas.....

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barefoot2626 wrote:
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Sure he does, Dumbo.
Maybe draft dodger Romney can loan him his big binder?
You going to show us Obama's fake registration card for the selective service.....didn't think so.

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Add the total bills, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to $11 trillion...that's Bush's tab....the rest is Obamas.....
Prove it.

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<quoted text>Guess again you illegal POS. I can see by your uneducated post I have you shytting your
Best get back to returning your bottles and cans, BottleQueen. No one here is going to you for who is and who isn't educated.

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Add the total bills, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to $11 trillion...that's Bush's tab....the rest is Obamas.....
I can't find any numbers that even come close to that figure... do you have them?

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Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Add the total bills, from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to $11 trillion...that's Bush's tab....the rest is Obamas.....
What about the interest being paid on these debts. The interest from the spending spree throughout the Bush Regime are the primary drivers of our current debt;

"Some lawmakers, pundits, and others continue to say that President George W. Bush’s policies did not drive the projected federal deficits of the coming decade — that, instead, it was the policies of President Obama and Congress in 2009 and 2010. But, the fact remains: the economic downturn, President Bush’s tax cuts and the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq explain virtually the entire deficit over the next ten years (see Figure 1).

The deficit for fiscal year 2009 — which began more than three months before President Obama’s inauguration — was $1.4 trillion and, at 10 percent of Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the largest deficit relative to the economy since the end of World War II. At $1.3 trillion and nearly 9 percent of GDP, the deficit in 2010 was only slightly lower. If current policies remain in place, deficits will likely resemble those figures in 2011 and hover near $1 trillion a year for the next decade.

The events and policies that pushed deficits to these high levels in the near term were, for the most part, not of President Obama’s making. If not for the Bush tax cuts, the deficit-financed wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the effects of the worst recession since the Great Depression (including the cost of policymakers’ actions to combat it), we would not be facing these huge deficits in the near term. By themselves, in fact, the Bush tax cuts and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will account for almost half of the $20 trillion in debt that, under current policies, the nation will owe by 2019. The stimulus law and financial rescues will account for less than 10 percent of the debt at that time."

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...

Debate all you like - the clean up process from Bush policies will affect all of us for the next ten years.

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I can't find any numbers that even come close to that figure... do you have them?
$10.6 trillion was the deficit when Bush left, plus the two wars on credit...Experts have placed their total at $4 trillion, plus aftercare.....$14.6 trillion from $16.6 trillion, leave's $2 trillion that President Obama is responsible for.....

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I can't find any numbers that even come close to that figure... do you have them?
You can't? Try this then;

http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...

This should clear things up a bit.

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You can't? Try this then;
http://www.cbpp.org/cms/...
This should clear things up a bit.
Excellent article, and they wonder why people still blame Bush/Cheney...lol...Wait till they watch, Gasland....the documentary on HBO and youtube.....

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<quoted text>$10.6 trillion was the deficit when Bush left, plus the two wars on credit...Experts have placed their total at $4 trillion, plus aftercare.....$14.6 trillion from $16.6 trillion, leave's $2 trillion that President Obama is responsible for.....
Exactly! They easily forget all that interest incurred on all that borrowing.

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<quoted text>$10.6 trillion was the deficit when Bush left, plus the two wars on credit...Experts have placed their total at $4 trillion, plus aftercare.....$14.6 trillion from $16.6 trillion, leave's $2 trillion that President Obama is responsible for.....
Ok, I though that you were saying that the wars cost $11T, my bad.

But these #'s aren't right either. Part of that $4T is already in the 10.6T. The best that I can tell, the wars have cost about $.5T since Obama took office.So the real #'s are closer to this:$11.1 from $16.6, leave's $5.5T

Also there was a $5.7T deficit when Bush took office.

Bush responsible for $4.9T in 8 years.

Obama responsible for $5.5T in just over 4 years.

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Bush kept both wars, totally off the books....so Obama could never be responsible for $5.5 trillion....

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Bush kept both wars, totally off the books....so Obama could never be responsible for $5.5 trillion....
Another nugget of information never talked about - the amount of money Bush borrowed from Social Security to offset the actual budget numbers;

"Lie No. 2: "To make sure the retirement savings of America's seniors are not diverted to any other program, my budget protects all [...] of the Social Security surplus for Social Security, and for Social Security alone."—Bush's Feb. 27, 2001 Address to Joint Session of Congress.

TRUTH: George W. Bush's budgets, since then, have taken $509 billion of surpluses from the Social Security Trust Fund and used them for general Federal budget expenses, including his wars, so that he could deliver tax cuts to businesses and wealthy Americans.

While other President's have also "borrowed" Social Security surplus for their budgets, Bush and his father are the only two Presidents who have looted every single dollar of Social Security surplus that came into the Trust Fund on their watch. Senator Harry Reid of Nevada has rightly called this "embezzlement," on the floor of the Senate."

http://www.larouchepub.com/other/2004/site_pa...

"The federal budget surplus of 2000 quickly disappeared when Bush took office, turning into a sea of red ink. Bush borrowed heavily from the Social Security surplus to help obscure the fact that federal taxes were not bringing in enough revenue to pay for the wars and his tax cuts."

http://blog.ourfuture.org/20110406/pay-back-t...

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