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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Yes they do. Where do you get the notion they don't from? Because revenue stayed the same under Reagan? Nope - that's because he cut loopholes/subsidies.

    Obama's real deficit problem: His tax cuts - Mar. 18, 2011

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    The main reason? Obama's budget would reduce revenue by a net $2.3 trillion over the next 10 years.

    As a result, the amount of interest owed on the national debt would go up by another $519 billion. And that interest is the reason spending as a whole would rise under the president's budget.

    "Outlays would be greater ... in each of the next 10 years, primarily because the proposed reduction in revenues would boost deficits and thus the costs of paying interest on the additional debt that would accumulate," CBO wrote.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Tax cuts don't create debt.
    Tell it to the Chinese. When the GOP passed the tax cuts without corresponding spending cuts it created debt.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Tell it to the Chinese. When the GOP passed the tax cuts without corresponding spending cuts it created debt.
    So, what are the Dems and The Messiah waiting on? They should have made all those cuts, by now.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Gargantuan View Post
    Yes they do. Where do you get the notion they don't from? Because revenue stayed the same under Reagan? Nope - that's because he cut loopholes/subsidies.

    Obama's real deficit problem: His tax cuts - Mar. 18, 2011

    Are you smarter than the CBO adpst?
    I believe I'm smarter than just about every mother****er that works in, or for our government. Ya see...my business isn't about to go belly up, because I spend more than I take in.

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    So, what are the Dems and The Messiah waiting on? They should have made all those cuts, by now.
    They are waiting on economic recovery from the Bush Recession. Spending cuts need to me made under a strong economy to avoid worsening the recession. Few would argue that we are in a strong economy right now. As the economy improves both spending cuts and the elimination of tax breaks will need to be undertaken to address our deficit spending.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    excellent article:
    The Unanswered Question in Afghanistan Is, Why? | Truthout
    ... So why have two presidents and a decade of Congress dumped so many lives and so much money into a country that poses no threat to us? Afghanistan is an impoverished, anarchic, largely illiterate land that's split into ancient tribal factions and innumerable fiefdoms controlled by rival warlords. They have no desire or ability to attack us, some 8,000 miles away.

    The only reason we're given for being in Afghanistan is that we must keep the al-Qaida terrorists network from establishing bases there. But -- like bin Laden -- al-Qaida left this country years ago and now operates transnationally in Pakistan, Yemen, Uzbekistan and elsewhere, including England and Germany.

    Yet, we're told we must continue to pour American lives, dollars and reputation into Afghanistan. But ... why? To create a central, democratically elected government with a 300,000-member army and police force, we're told. But why? To stabilize the country, they say. But, why? To keep al-Qaida out, they repeat, closing the endless loop on a Kafkaesque rationale. ...
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    They are waiting on economic recovery from the Bush Recession. Spending cuts need to me made under a strong economy to avoid worsening the recession. Few would argue that we are in a strong economy right now. As the economy improves both spending cuts and the elimination of tax breaks will need to be undertaken to address our deficit spending.
    Wha...wha...what?!?

    Where the hell do you get this stuff??

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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Wha...wha...what?!?

    Where the hell do you get this stuff??
    The experts...........the majority of economists.
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by justabubba View Post
    Sure wish that was not an unanswered question. I sure as hell would like to know!
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    Re: President Obama To Announce Details of Afghanistan Strategy On Wednesday

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    Sure wish that was not an unanswered question. I sure as hell would like to know!
    unfortunately, Obama ducked it during the press conference today

    what a bunch of softball tossers
    we are negotiating about dividing a pizza and in the meantime israel is eating it
    once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed

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