Republicans tease with gold standard, but idea seen full of bugs

Aug 26, 2012 Full story: Reuters 101

U.S. Republicans have all but guaranteed the backing of the "gold vote" this November by raising an idea that even the most bullish mainstream bullion boosters believe is unrealistic - a return to the gold standard.

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#47 Aug 27, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Bullsh!t Dumbo! Where's your proof?
"Some readers have pointed out, entirely accurately, that the gross amount of tax revenue rose in the aftermath of the tax cuts, although there was some decline through 2004. The government took in $2 trillion in 2000; $2.6 trillion in 2007.(I’m using Riedl’s preferred high-point year here.) This increase barely keeps up with inflation.
More important, to get back to McConnell’s assertion about the absence of evidence that the tax cuts “actually diminished revenue,” the point is: compared to what? The only logical benchmark is whether the tax cuts diminished revenue compared to what they would have been in the absence of any change, and here the answer is indisputable: the tax cuts did their intended job of returning money to taxpayers. The government took in less than it would have otherwise.
How do I know? Brian Riedl said so. Riedl found that the 2001 and 2003 tax cuts were responsible for “just 14 percent of the swing from the projected cumulative $5.6 trillion surplus for 2002-2011 to an actual $6.1 trillion deficit.”
How much is just 14 percent? Riedl did the math so I don’t have to:$1.7 trillion. Throw in other tax costs -- primarily the annual patching of the Alternative Minimum Tax, made more expensive by the existence of the Bush tax cuts -- and you get another $400 billion. Throw in the extra interest payments caused by the increased debt -- a cost Riedl conveniently omitted -- and you have $377 billion more."
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/postpartisan...
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Whether revenue should play any role in deficit reduction is at the root of the fiscal impasse between Congressional Republicans and President Obama. One factor underlying the hard-line Republican position that taxes must not be increased by even $1 is their assertion that the Bush tax cuts played no role in creating our deficit problem.
Today’s Economist
Perspectives from expert contributors.
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In a previous post, I noted that federal taxes as a share of gross domestic product were at their lowest level in generations. The Congressional Budget Office expects revenue to be just 14.8 percent of G.D.P. this year; the last year it was lower was 1950, when revenue amounted to 14.4 percent of G.D.P."
http://economix.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/07/26/...
You'll always be a spamming idiot without facts.
Thank you for agreeing with me. Bush's tax cuts increased revenue.........Obama's taxes cut revenue.......I'll give you an assist.

Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#48 Aug 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Bush’s tax cuts led to a 44% increase in revenues from 2003 to ...
Frightwing Birther nut bullshit. DUMBOSPAMMER.

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#49 Aug 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for agreeing with me. Bush's tax cuts increased revenue.........Obama's taxes cut revenue.......I'll give you an assist.
No one but other birther nut morons agree with you...
Frightwing Birther nut bullshit. DUMBOSPAMMER

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

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#50 Aug 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>Thank you for agreeing with me. Bush's tax cuts increased revenue.........Obama's taxes cut revenue.......I'll give you an assist.
No one agreed with you dipshit - you simply don't read well.

Yoiu don't do very much well for that matter!

44% growth - what a fcuking moron you'll always be.
questioner

Llano, TX

#51 Aug 27, 2012
The laughing liberal wrote:
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LOL! You're a "Known" Democrat so it's not surprising that you'd try to find a way to bash an "Idea" posed from a repub while never introducing your solution or even adding to the debate. Complaints don't count and wikipedia is a very suspect source.
Since "Complaints don't count" I'll dismiss this post on your say so.

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#52 Aug 27, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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No one agreed with you dipshit - you simply don't read well.
Yoiu don't do very much well for that matter!
44% growth - what a fcuking moron you'll always be.
Uh oh cupcake, Romney up by one point..........even with an over sampling of 9% by the CBS Poll.......do you have your floaties?
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#53 Aug 27, 2012
Republicans will lie or do anything to get the Ron Paul voters then dump them after they get their votes. Republicans are such lying and corrupt low lifes.

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#54 Aug 27, 2012
Eighthman wrote:
Moochelle has bug-eyes come to think of it.
she hasn't been the same since she learned the lobster was free, all you can eat and stuff in your pockets for later.

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#55 Aug 27, 2012
Tony wrote:
Republicans will lie or do anything to get the Ron Paul voters then dump them after they get their votes. Republicans are such lying and corrupt low lifes.
When is Obama going to show us his plans for the next four years so we know why we should vote for him......oh by the way, what was his written plans for year one......uh year two....how about year three....well I guess year four is out of the question.........so tell us oh hate meter........why is Obama hiding his plans for America, why should he be given four more years.......
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#56 Aug 27, 2012
Republicans have NO plans how to fix the economy but then like they say there are plenty of jobs but Americans will not take them. So Republicans say the economy is doing good and there are plenty of jobs. That is how far out of touch the Republicans are with the middle class.
orkyM

Norrköping, Sweden

#57 Aug 27, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>It's the Kock Bros to you. And they know you well. They always use one of you teabaggin' morons as the pivot man. It's your turn for the next month. Sewer Pipe will be up next.
You always bring up some gay comparison so why not admit you like to swallow and show your rainbow colors draft dodger. What a friggin loser your are.
orkyM

Norrköping, Sweden

#58 Aug 27, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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No one agreed with you dipshit - you simply don't read well.
Yoiu don't do very much well for that matter!
44% growth - what a fcuking moron you'll always be.
What a potty mouth you have. Does mommy wash your mouth out with soap? Of course not since you and mamma don't know what soap is. Take a hike off a cliff ObozoBot.
Tony

Broken Arrow, OK

#60 Aug 27, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>When is Obama going to show us his plans for the next four years so we know why we should vote for him......oh by the way, what was his written plans for year one......uh year two....how about year three....well I guess year four is out of the question.........so tell us oh hate meter........why is Obama hiding his plans for America, why should he be given four more years.......
Romney and Ryan have no plans for America. Republicans are so far out of touch they say there are plenty of jobs but Americans will not work. So they think the economy is going great so why are they now lying about the economy and jobs?

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#61 Aug 27, 2012
orkyM wrote:
<quoted text>You always bring up some gay comparison so why not admit you like to swallow and show your rainbow colors draft dodger. What a friggin loser your are.
Frightwing Birther Nut. Mittens is the quiche eating draftdodger with an invisible DD214. Yours is hanging up right next to it, douchebag.
Razors Edge

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#62 Aug 27, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Frightwing Birther Nut. Mittens is the quiche eating draftdodger with an invisible DD214. Yours is hanging up right next to it, douchebag.
Some where,A Village,Is desperately searching for its lost
Idiot!!

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#63 Aug 28, 2012
Tony wrote:
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Romney and Ryan have no plans for America. Republicans are so far out of touch they say there are plenty of jobs but Americans will not work. So they think the economy is going great so why are they now lying about the economy and jobs?
The DNC's Platform..........

Communism.com •mu•nism&#8194; &#8194;/&#712;k&#5 94;my&#601;&#716;n &#618;z&#601;m/ Show Spelled[kom-yuh-niz-uhm] Show IPA
noun
1. a theory or system of social organization based on the holding of all property in common, actual ownership being ascribed to the community as a whole or to the state.

2.( often initial capital letter ) a system of social organization in which all economic and social activity is controlled by a totalitarian state dominated by a single and self-perpetuating political party.

Sound familiar to what Obama is doing.

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Lake Success, N.Y.

#65 Aug 29, 2012
Razors Edge wrote:
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Some where,A Village,Is desperately searching for its lost
Idiot!!
Have you found your way back yet?

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#66 Aug 29, 2012
TonyT1961 wrote:
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Have you found your way back yet?
OUT: YAHOO NEWS Chief Says Romneys 'Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown'...LIBERALS HAVE GONE PSYCO…………KEEP THEM AWAY FROM SHARP OBJECTS………we know none own guns.

Obama 'Did Not' Watch...Golf cart didn’t have tv………

BOOK: BIN LADEN WAS ALREADY DEAD...

Contradicts Obama's account...Explains why only Hollywood got the script.

FLASHBACK:'Firefight'... Usama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/01/usama-bi...

“JESUS WOULD IMPEACH THE GOP!!!”

Since: May 09

Lake Success, N.Y.

#67 Aug 29, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
<quoted text>OUT: YAHOO NEWS Chief Says Romneys 'Happy to Have a Party When Black People Drown'...LIBERALS HAVE GONE PSYCO…………KEEP THEM AWAY FROM SHARP OBJECTS………we know none own guns.
Obama 'Did Not' Watch...Golf cart didn’t have tv………
BOOK: BIN LADEN WAS ALREADY DEAD...
Contradicts Obama's account...Explains why only Hollywood got the script.
FLASHBACK:'Firefight'... Usama Bin Laden Killed in Firefight With U.S. Special Ops Team in Pakistan
Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/us/2011/05/01/usama-bi...
Dumbos picture revealed!

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#68 Aug 29, 2012
Mykro wrote:
<quoted text>Frightwing Birther Nut. Mittens is the quiche eating draftdodger with an invisible DD214. Yours is hanging up right next to it, douchebag.
you don't have a dd214, you were section 8..........

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