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The Rawtruth

Cocoa, FL

#104 Jan 6, 2013
Continued fro previous post
3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt

Following in Reagan's footsteps, George W. Bush buried the myth of Republican fiscal discipline.

Inheriting a federal budget in the black and CBO forecast for a $5.6 trillion surplus over 10 years, President George W. Bush quickly set about dismantling the progress made under Bill Clinton. Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut in 2001, followed by a $550 billion second round in 2003, accounted for the bulk of the yawning budget deficits he produced.(It is more than a little ironic that Paul Ryan ten years ago called the tax cuts "too small" because he believed the estimated surplus Bush eviscerated would be even larger.)

Like Reagan and Stockman before him, Bush resorted to the rosy scenario to claim he would halve the budget deficit by 2009. Before the financial system meltdown last fall, Bush's deficit already reached $490 billion.(And even before the passage of the Wall Street bailout, Bush had presided over a $4 trillion increase in the national debt, a staggering 71% jump.) By January 2009, the mind-numbing deficit figure reached $1.2 trillion, forcing President Bush to raise the debt ceiling to $11.3 trillion.

Reagan Raised Debt Ceiling 17 Times, Bush Seven

Ps. Let us not forget Bush's 2 wars on a credit card and Prescription plan for medicare,also on a credit card,passed by republicans
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#105 Jan 6, 2013
The Rawtruth wrote:
Following in Reagan's footsteps, George W. Bush buried the myth of Republican fiscal discipline.
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I just have one question.

Given your outrage over this lack of fiscal discipline by previous administrations, why are you cheerleading and defending so enthusiastically the current administration's fiscal irresponsibility on a scale never approached by any post-WWII administration of EITHER party?
The Rawtruth

Cocoa, FL

#106 Jan 6, 2013
Teddy R wrote:
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I just have one question.
Given your outrage over this lack of fiscal discipline by previous administrations, why are you cheerleading and defending so enthusiastically the current administration's fiscal irresponsibility on a scale never approached by any post-WWII administration of EITHER party?
Glad that you can finally admit to the lack of fiscal discipline of previous Republican Administratgions,which they wanted to implement again,by lowering taxes on the Wealthy.
The 2 wars on a credit card instituted by Bush will no longer be a burden to american taxpayers,Thanks to Obama.

We will no longer spend billions of dollars looking for nonexistent WMD"S in some foreign desert,the futile and costly search for BinLaden instituted by Bush has been dealt with by Obama.

The country is now on the right track ,much to the chagrin and dismay of the incompetent Dick Cheney and other mentally maladjusted Republicans and Fox news watchers, of whom it can be said"Fox News viewers have an average IQ of 80 " and dropping.
Teddy R

Reston, VA

#107 Jan 6, 2013
The Rawtruth wrote:
<quoted text>
Glad that you can finally admit to the lack of fiscal discipline of previous Republican Administratgions,
Oh, horsecrap.

I have decried the fiscal irresponsibility of WASHINGTON consistently - BOTH PARTIES.

You, on the other hand, are consistent only in your spew of partisan rubbish.

Partisan fools like YOU are the problem.
The Rawtruth wrote:
<quoted text> which they wanted to implement again,by lowering taxes on the Wealthy.
The 2 wars on a credit card instituted by Bush will no longer be a burden to american taxpayers,Thanks to Obama.
We will no longer spend billions of dollars looking for nonexistent WMD"S in some foreign desert,the futile and costly search for BinLaden instituted by Bush has been dealt with by Obama.
(More tediously mindless and delusional partisan Dem claptrap trimmed)
Yeh. Translation: You are in delusional denial of these facts:

1) Obama has presided over the worst period of fiscal irresponsibility in post-WWII history, and continues to drive the nation into fiscal ruin with $1 trillion deficits running for as far as the eye can see, behind a screen of class warfare propaganda and Useful Idiots like yourself who have bought into it.

2) Over 4 years after your partisan betes noires Bush and Cheney have been long gone from Washington, Obama continues to run HIS 2 wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as getting Americans and innocent civilians killed in additional drone wars and adventures of his OWN across Africa, Asia and the ME on a credit card, and has sent THREE TIMES AS MANY (and still growing) young Americans home in a bag from Afghanistan than the preceding Administation ever did - behind a screen of DNC deflection and propaganda that Useful Idiots like yourself have swallowed hook, line, and sinker.
The Rawtruth

Cocoa, FL

#108 Jan 6, 2013
Los idiotas de aldea,or what are commonly known as Village Idiots are those who refuse to admit that although Bush and Cheney are long gone,the disastrous policies they instituted are still with us.
That is what Obama inherited and is effectively dealing with,

That Americans are still coming home in body bags are due to the inept foreign policy decisions made by the neocom Republicans,in search of nonexistent WMD"S and inept efforts to bring Binladen to justice.They had him trapped in Bora Bora and allowed him to escape.
Instead of putting boots on the ground and risking more American lives,Obama has opted to use drones in order to deal one blow after another to Al Qaeda leadership Without Risking American Lives.
The American people have elected BHO president twice,that,in spite of republican campaign based on deceit,misleading information and futile attempts of voter repression....
The Tea party is alive,butmentally dysfunctional,The republican Party is in total disarray,as evidenced by their poor performance and Obama rules for 4 more years,,,So get used to it......And when these 4 years are up,,You got Hillary to deal with,,,,Happy days are here again
Obskeptic

Detroit, MI

#110 Jan 7, 2013
The Rawtruth wrote:
Continued from previous post
As most analysts predicted, Reagan's massive $749 billion supply-side tax cuts in 1981 quickly produced even more massive annual budget deficits. Combined with his rapid increase in defense spending, Reagan delivered not the balanced budgets he promised, but record-setting debt. Even his OMB alchemist David Stockman could not obscure the disaster with his famous "rosy scenarios."
Forced to raise taxes eleven times to avert financial catastrophe, the Gipper nonetheless presided over a tripling of the American national debt to nearly $3 trillion. By the time he left office in 1989, Ronald Reagan more than equaled the entire debt burden produced by the previous 200 years of American history. It's no wonder Stockman lamented two years ago:
"[The] debt explosion has resulted not from big spending by the Democrats, but instead the Republican Party's embrace, about three decades ago, of the insidious doctrine that deficits don't matter if they result from tax cuts."
It's also no wonder the Gipper cited the skyrocketing deficits he bequeathed to America as his greatest regret.
Funny you should mention a president accumulating more debt in his term then EVERY OTHER PRESIDENT COMBINED, and once again you omit your democrat whores. Reagan's debt accumulation
was a result of him trusting the democrats to make a deal with him. That "deal" Reagan agreed to had spending cuts as part of the package that never happened. Do you know why? Of course you do, but you choose to leave a few facts out of your story. The deal had spending cuts that were "promised" in the out years of the deal. Just like the democrats still get away with because the republicans are idiots. The democrats deals always push the spending cuts to years 8,9, and 10 of these ten year deals, which means the cuts never happen, but those all important tax hikes happen NOW. Reagan left under 3 trillion in debt in eight years, and rebuilt our countries military and economy to show for it. Barry will leave the children of our country with an additional 11 trillion in new debt burden, and an economy that looks like Europe's. OBJECTIVE CONCLUSION: If you hate Reagan because of debt, you must hate Obama 8 trillion times more. Right?
Obskeptic

Detroit, MI

#111 Jan 7, 2013
The Rawtruth wrote:
Continued fro previous post
3. George W. Bush Doubled the National Debt
Following in Reagan's footsteps, George W. Bush buried the myth of Republican fiscal discipline.
Inheriting a federal budget in the black and CBO forecast for a $5.6 trillion surplus over 10 years, President George W. Bush quickly set about dismantling the progress made under Bill Clinton. Bush's $1.4 trillion tax cut in 2001, followed by a $550 billion second round in 2003, accounted for the bulk of the yawning budget deficits he produced.(It is more than a little ironic that Paul Ryan ten years ago called the tax cuts "too small" because he believed the estimated surplus Bush eviscerated would be even larger.)
Like Reagan and Stockman before him, Bush resorted to the rosy scenario to claim he would halve the budget deficit by 2009. Before the financial system meltdown last fall, Bush's deficit already reached $490 billion.(And even before the passage of the Wall Street bailout, Bush had presided over a $4 trillion increase in the national debt, a staggering 71% jump.) By January 2009, the mind-numbing deficit figure reached $1.2 trillion, forcing President Bush to raise the debt ceiling to $11.3 trillion.
Reagan Raised Debt Ceiling 17 Times, Bush Seven
Ps. Let us not forget Bush's 2 wars on a credit card and Prescription plan for medicare,also on a credit card,passed by republicans
Let us also not forget that deficits were trending down under republicans until Nancy and the democrats took the house in the 2006 election cycle and started the endless trillion dollar deficits that continue to plague our children. What party is trying to cut and bring a "balanced approach" to the budget problem? The republicans!
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#112 Jan 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>We both know the truth...it's because he is President Blackula....lol.....
Oh, the race card is played once again.
shameless-li

Fairfield, CT

#113 Jan 7, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
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What party is trying to cut and bring a "balanced approach" to the budget problem? The republicans!
tell that to the congress....

btw - it's time to bring back the golden parachute, 65 and your out...hard to believe that speakers in congress/house (both rep and dem)are people in their late 70's and 80's.
people that age can't drive a car by themselves let alone run a country.
no wonder we're in the shape we're in.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#115 Jan 7, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
tell that to the congress....
btw - it's time to bring back the golden parachute, 65 and your out...hard to believe that speakers in congress/house (both rep and dem)are people in their late 70's and 80's.
people that age can't drive a car by themselves let alone run a country.
no wonder we're in the shape we're in.
Also, i would like to submit....NO MORE OUTSIDE PLEDGES ABOUT ECONOMIC AND TAX LEGISLATION TO LOBBYIST OR SPECIAL INTERESTS GROUPS.....Honest government cannot serve two masters....the people of the United States are foremost....
ILAL

Elmwood Park, NJ

#116 Jan 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text>Also, i would like to submit....NO MORE OUTSIDE PLEDGES ABOUT ECONOMIC AND TAX LEGISLATION TO LOBBYIST OR SPECIAL INTERESTS GROUPS.....Honest government cannot serve two masters....the people of the United States are foremost....
Agreed.
The needs of the country are being held hostage to special interest groups that are enabled by Republicans who are in the pockets of special interest groups.
They're concerned only with getting re-elected and campaign contributions not what they were elected to do; which is to serve the interests of their constituents.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#117 Jan 7, 2013
I would like to see the IRS and FBI, take a long and hard look at the doings of one, Grover Norquist.....perhaps also, the Justice3 Department, along the lines of domestic terrorism, working as he has, from within.....
Jingles

United States

#118 Jan 7, 2013
shameless-li wrote:
<quoted text>
tell that to the congress....
btw - it's time to bring back the golden parachute, 65 and your out...hard to believe that speakers in congress/house (both rep and dem)are people in their late 70's and 80's.
people that age can't drive a car by themselves let alone run a country.
no wonder we're in the shape we're in.
You got it.
Obskeptic

Detroit, MI

#119 Jan 7, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I would like to see the IRS and FBI, take a long and hard look at the doings of one, Grover Norquist.....perhaps also, the Justice3 Department, along the lines of domestic terrorism, working as he has, from within.....
Thats why schmucks like you are so dangerous to constitutional government. It takes men of character, humility, high morals, and respect for freedom for this idea that the USA is to work. You advocate using the government as a tyrannical force to selectively crush individuals because of their political opinions and ideas. That kind of thinking is responsible for millions of government sponsored deaths of their citizens in the last century, and yet you would welcome it because you would be the Nazi, Khmer Rouge, or the Bolshevik using their proverbial "jack boot" on the necks of its citizens.
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#120 Jan 8, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed.
The needs of the country are being held hostage to special interest groups that are enabled by Republicans who are in the pockets of special interest groups.
They're concerned only with getting re-elected and campaign contributions not what they were elected to do; which is to serve the interests of their constituents.
Of course, you must include private and public sector unions in that "special interest" grouping. And we know who enables them.
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#121 Jan 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I would like to see the IRS and FBI, take a long and hard look at the doings of one, Grover Norquist.....perhaps also, the Justice3 Department, along the lines of domestic terrorism, working as he has, from within.....
How are they doing with Fast and Furious, Solyndra, etc, etc...? Do you think they have any free time?
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#122 Jan 8, 2013
Obskeptic wrote:
<quoted text>
Thats why schmucks like you are so dangerous to constitutional government. It takes men of character, humility, high morals, and respect for freedom for this idea that the USA is to work. You advocate using the government as a tyrannical force to selectively crush individuals because of their political opinions and ideas. That kind of thinking is responsible for millions of government sponsored deaths of their citizens in the last century, and yet you would welcome it because you would be the Nazi, Khmer Rouge, or the Bolshevik using their proverbial "jack boot" on the necks of its citizens.
Well said.
ILAL

Elmwood Park, NJ

#123 Jan 8, 2013
Say the Truth wrote:
<quoted text>
Of course, you must include private and public sector unions in that "special interest" grouping. And we know who enables them.
Who?
ILAL

Elmwood Park, NJ

#124 Jan 8, 2013
Go Blue Forever wrote:
I would like to see the IRS and FBI, take a long and hard look at the doings of one, Grover Norquist.....perhaps also, the Justice3 Department, along the lines of domestic terrorism, working as he has, from within.....
Agreed, get everything out in the open as to why the Republicans signed his "no tax" pledge when they know that is not legally binding.
Say the Truth

Ann Arbor, MI

#126 Jan 8, 2013
ILAL wrote:
<quoted text>
Who?
More specifically: WHICH PARTY?

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