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  1. NoParty

    Please explain to me where the balanced budget talk was in 2002,2003,2004,2005,2006 and 2007? Where was the concern about the deficit when YOUR idiot "DUH"bya was spending like a drunkin' sailor?

    Just curious....

    Posted on April 12, 2011 - 03:26 PM #
  2. edust1958

    But.. But... But...

    ... that

    .... wass...


    versus Your guy's spending....

    which is ....


    (I can see in my mind Dana Carvey doing Bush #1 on Saturday Night Live)

    Posted on April 12, 2011 - 10:29 PM #
  3. NoParty

    I figured that Dodger would at least show up and defend his buddy and the Devil one last time... Broadway? UnFair&UnBalanced? Herbaroni?

    *cue the crickets*

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 12:09 AM #
  4. dodger

    Ok Trix I'll bite.........
    we were waiting for a colored guy so we could have a REAL scapegoat!
    There, that should satisfy. :evil:

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 06:28 AM #
  5. kennewickman

    There is little money left. Its down to the wire now. Next up is the debt limit. This budget deal isnt really a 'done deal' ..yet..more hoops to jump through today and tommorow, most people dont realize that .

    Everybody is playing ass-cover 101. No one wants their favorite programs or entitlements cut. Its gonnah be a knock down drag out polarized fight for resources. Who are the winners , who are the losers. Class warefare ? Yes or No ? Who runs America ? Corporations and Lobbyists ? The Bank of China ? The Poeple ? Congress ? The President ?

    You can play blame games all you about about Obama doesnt will need a gun with a good siting system on it to defend yourself from the government troups come the Revolution...and its coming to a town near you..

    Sounds strange, but I think its getting to that point now in America. Entitlements vs Tax Rates who wins , who loses and why do there have to be winners and losers to begin with ? There is too much of that and has been for millenia ...Seems like we fight human nature..its all about money. Its all about winners and losers. Never changes....

    And most of you people are perfect examples of it who post all this polarizing shit on the board..and I do include myself at times in this behavior too...its human nature and its all about allocation of resources and who are the winners and losers..

    Jerry Brown is right...this country is as polarized now as it was during the American Civil War 150 years ago.

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 08:42 AM #
  6. missing_kskd

    I'm militant about it.

    See absolutely no reason to give up my future safety net, without some real "shared" sacrifice from the top, who is doing record-breakingly fine, I might add.

    They shouldn't be breaking those records, at the expense of the New Deal, particularly given THEY did the gambling and asked for the policy changes that brought us here in the first place.

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 08:47 AM #
  7. HD

    Republicans have wasted money, too.

    Yet at the current pace with barely 2 years in, this administration will be pneumonia if Mr. Bush was the common cold.

    Obama's National Debt Impact

    Upon Inauguration: $10,626,877,048,913
    As of Apr 11, 2011: $14,267,760,539,192
    In 2.2 yrs Increased: $3,640,883,490,279
    George Bush (8yrs): $4,899,100,310,609

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 08:54 AM #
  8. Listener_Pete

    "Obama's National Debt Impact

    Upon Inauguration: $10,626,877,048,913
    As of Apr 11, 2011: $14,267,760,539,192
    In 2.2 yrs Increased: $3,640,883,490,279
    George Bush (8yrs): $4,899,100,310,609"

    That's a simplistic approach that's swallowed by wingnuts.

    Obama's first year in office was under Bush's budget. Bush's first year operated under Clinton's budet which was in surplus.
    Bush's tax cutting is causing much of the the debt.
    Bush's wars and Medicare Part D were unfunded and add to the debt.
    Lost income tax revenue from Bush's recession cause much debt.

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 09:06 AM #
  9. Brianl

    Herb, you're forgetting one important thing:

    Bush did not add the cost of wars in Iraq and Afghanistan into his budgets. Obama IS adding that into his.

    So you can tack on another $794.7 billion onto the Bush column there.

    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 09:16 AM #
  10. HD

    More than two full years in and it's STILL 'Blame Bush.'


    Posted on April 13, 2011 - 11:11 AM #