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Bush's federal budget sets up record deficit

There are 32 comments on the Asheville Citizen-Times story from Feb 4, 2008, titled Bush's federal budget sets up record deficit. In it, Asheville Citizen-Times reports that:

The record $3.1 trillion budget proposed by President Bush on Monday would produce eyepopping federal deficits, despite his attempts to impose politically wrenching curbs on Medicare and eliminate scores of ...

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Jim Reeves

United States

#1 Feb 5, 2008
Glad to see spending cuts but eliminating foreign aid,stopping the war and not bailing out bankers who made fraudulent and irresponsible loans would reduce spending much more than proposed cuts. Now if we could only have a monetary system that did'nt creat money out of nothing to be owed back at full face value plus interest to the private Federal Reserve system the debt load on Americans could lighten Ron Paul 08
Disguested American

United States

#2 Feb 5, 2008
We have no one to blame but ourselves.
People tried to sound the alarm on this clown, Bush, but the more important issue was gay marriage and aabortion. Have you decided there are other issues? If so, get out and vote. If you don't, get ready for much, much worse.
Disguested American

United States

#3 Feb 5, 2008
He stole the election, he has and continues to steal American lives for his far right wing agenda and now he's stealing all our money. You allowed him to do all this. Now it's time to reclaim the country from these money hungry, selfish, unAmerican people. Get out and participate in the political system or keep your mouths shut and your wallets open.

Since: Apr 07

Asheville N.C.

#4 Feb 5, 2008
Disguested American wrote:
He stole the election,
Your first four words discredits anything else you have to say. How sad.

Since: Apr 07

Asheville N.C.

#5 Feb 5, 2008
Just want to remind (not that it matters) everyone that post in this thread;

Article 1, Section 7:
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of RepresentativesÂ…

When you start pointing fingers make sure you point them at ALL the right places.
RebeltotheLast

Columbia, SC

#6 Feb 5, 2008
Last i read Congress (Senate and House) had to pass any budgets. President Bush can propose budgets but Congress approves them. if Congress thinks the budget proposed bythe President is wrong, vote against it. simple math. too much finger pointing and not enough taking responsibility.
RebeltotheLast

Columbia, SC

#7 Feb 5, 2008
Disgusted American, independent recounts after the election showed that President won Florida by popular vote. i think several recounts were done by different folks. the results were same. this false myth is being perpetrated to try to discredit the President and your bias by refusing to acknowledge the reality of the situation colors any comments you may make.
you have the right to your opinion but please get the facts straight. take care and i hope you and everyone realizes that the illegal alien voters cvoting illegally is going to decide our next president. that is why everyone is trying to get the Latino vote. the fix is in.
Crazy G

Maxton, NC

#8 Feb 5, 2008
Our political system is broken..The last balanced budget was maybe 30 years ago, with Richard Nixon....DEMOCRACY DOESN'T WORK....WHY VOTE FOR IT???? All the dumb people that say; vote for change....NOTHING HAS CHANGED....
Paul Volcher, stated it apply.....""" "WE LACK THE WILL"""" [to change]....
>>>>"" ""THERE WILL BE TEARS"""< <<<

Since: Feb 08

Denver, NC

#9 Feb 5, 2008
RebeltotheLast wrote:
Last i read Congress (Senate and House) had to pass any budgets. President Bush can propose budgets but Congress approves them. if Congress thinks the budget proposed bythe President is wrong, vote against it. simple math. too much finger pointing and not enough taking responsibility.
..and the President has to sign every spending bill into law, or veto the bill.

Bush has vetoed only seven bills in his more than seven years in office, fewer than any President since Warren Harding.

Since: Feb 08

Denver, NC

#10 Feb 5, 2008
Crazy G wrote:
Our political system is broken..The last balanced budget was maybe 30 years ago, with Richard Nixon....DEMOCRACY DOESN'T WORK....WHY VOTE FOR IT???? All the dumb people that say; vote for change....NOTHING HAS CHANGED....
Paul Volcher, stated it apply.....""" "WE LACK THE WILL"""" [to change]....
>>>>"" ""THERE WILL BE TEARS"""< <<<
According to the Congressional Budget Office, there were surpluses during fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. But don't let that get in the way of your rant.
bushwacker canton

AOL

#11 Feb 5, 2008
hanger4 wrote:
Just want to remind (not that it matters) everyone that post in this thread;
Article 1, Section 7:
All bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of RepresentativesÂ…
When you start pointing fingers make sure you point them at ALL the right places.
Just want to remind you that we had a repuke congress and senate when they doubled the federal debt.And the pres has veto power something w never used during that time.The ones responsible for this mess is the ones that voted for the repukes.
Crazy G

Maxton, NC

#12 Feb 5, 2008
>>>""" THE ROAD TO UTOPIA IS NOT PAVED WITH DEBT"""<< <<
Generation "" X "" just got "" X"" ed out....
Debt is going to bring this country to it's knees..Personal, corporated, and government!!!!

NEVER HAS SO MUCH BEEN OWED, BY SO MANY!!!!

It will be a full generation, before the debt is cleared.....maybe by 2050, ""IF"" thy're lucky....

IT'LL BE A LONG ROW TO HOE!!!!!
Jack Elder

Great Falls, MT

#13 Feb 5, 2008
I've never seen "the American people" with so many opinions. An opinion is like a rectal cavity. Everybody has one. No matter how you cut it, 2 plus 2 equals four, but due to the "dumbing down" of the "melting pot" of America, there are a lot of different answers to that simple equasion. The Roman empire lasted for over 1000 years, but it seems we're going down the tubes in little over 200 years. The biggest current chalange will be if we can survive another Clinton administration, although either way, the USA's survival is questionable.
Crazy G

Maxton, NC

#14 Feb 5, 2008
Kdog wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the Congressional Budget Office, there were surpluses during fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. But don't let that get in the way of your rant.
You are ""VERY"" sadly mistaken....the U.S. Government keeps two sets of books....YES...TWO SETS...The one they show you, and another they show the congress....
Go to the U.S. Treasuries website....""DEBT TO THE PENNY"", and see that debt has gone up every year...
even for the years you pointed out...."""YOU ARE WRONG....plan and simple""" GET YOUR FACTS STRAIT
RebeltotheLast

Columbia, SC

#15 Feb 5, 2008
JIm Reeves, i believe your comment on cutting foreign aid is a good point. we should do away with foreign aid entirely. also another sore point with me is our membership in UN. we pay the great majority of the membership fees. that means we support an organization that 9 times out of 10 votes against the self interests of the US. If we do give foreign aid, it should be with the understanding that if the nations do not support us on votes before UN general assembly, then next year they get no money. time to become tough parents and practice tough love.
I myuself believe the UN should be disbanded, moved out of NYC and masybe overseas where the majority of the countries in UN are. i am sure the NY Police Dept would agree with me as they have many problems with diplomatic attaches to UN with diplomatic immunity from prosecution for crimes.
Crazy G

Maxton, NC

#17 Feb 5, 2008
NOTICE, THAT WE OWE "" 10 """ TIMES MORE NOW THAN WE DID 28 YEARS AGO....This can not go on....
It will end....and
"""THERE WILL BE TEARS""
Retired professor

Asheville, NC

#18 Feb 5, 2008
"W" - Worst President Ever.

Since: Apr 07

Asheville N.C.

#19 Feb 5, 2008
Kdog wrote:
<quoted text>
According to the Congressional Budget Office, there were surpluses during fiscal years 1998, 1999, 2000, and 2001. But don't let that get in the way of your rant.
Kdog, you might want to try a little research instead of reading some left wing blog or in kind news site. The national debt when Clinton took office was around 4.3 trillion, when he left office it was around 5.8 trillion, that's hardly surplus material.

Since: Aug 07

Greer, SC

#20 Feb 5, 2008
Retired professor wrote:
"W" - Worst President Ever.
Retired from what, Phys ed. Certainly not economics or political science.

Since: Feb 08

Lincolnton, NC

#21 Feb 10, 2008
hanger4 wrote:
<quoted text>
Kdog, you might want to try a little research instead of reading some left wing blog or in kind news site. The national debt when Clinton took office was around 4.3 trillion, when he left office it was around 5.8 trillion, that's hardly surplus material.
Thanks. I took your advice. I went to that left wing blog run by the Congressional Budget Office. The debt held by the public when Clinton took office was around $3.4 trillion, and when he left office was around $3.4 trillion.

I'm not sure about the "two sets of books." I know what the CBO says. I would love for you to post a link to your numbers. Thanks in advance.

http://cbo.gov/budget/data/historical.htm

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