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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    what do you think of obama calling for a 5 year freeze on discretionary spending?
    Meaningless, given the amount of entitlement spending, and the growth of same.
    FY2009, entitlement spending GREW $500B, which was 40% of total discretionary spending.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    of course it can........any war supplementals belong to bush. additionally, non discretionary spending is just that, non discretionary. obama did not create it. also, bush created (at the time) record debt, which has to be serviced, and thus adds to the deficit. it's shameful for you to pretend OUR crisis belongs solely to obama.

    what do you think of obama calling for a 5 year freeze on discretionary spending?
    The June 2009 supplemental belongs to Bush? Did Bush authorize the Afghanistan surge from his home in Dallas? Discretionary spending is a yearly budget item and Obama could have cut it any time. Obama didn't have to pass a 800 billion stimulus or take over GM/Chrysler with TARP money. Calling for a five year freeze on spending at current levels is ridiculous

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    How long before this excuse runs out?

    Facts never run out.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Facts never run out.
    Facts confuse you, Discretionary spending is 40% of the budget and the current budget of 3.7 trillion equals 1.4 trillion of the budget. Freezing discretionary spending at that level serves no purpose and continues to deficit spend.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    Facts never run out.
    That's what I figured you'd say.
    No matter what happens, you'll never blame The Obama.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by RStringfield View Post
    You apparently do not understand the graph. It does not indicate any reductions in the debt over the time period covered.
    What in your opinion do all the red saw teeth, that tower above the blue teeth indicate? Like the one in year 91 of george the seconds term, that almost reached the $440 mark. Also you might want to note the name of the graph as well.

    INCREASES in the NATIONAL DEBT

    I could drag anther graph from another thread I was on the last couple of months but you would have trouble with it as well, it was a government graph, not Fox news. Evidently you forgot to take off your partisan shield before posting today.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    of course it can........any war supplementals belong to bush. additionally, non discretionary spending is just that, non discretionary. obama did not create it. also, bush created (at the time) record debt, which has to be serviced, and thus adds to the deficit. it's shameful for you to pretend OUR crisis belongs solely to obama.

    what do you think of obama calling for a 5 year freeze on discretionary spending?
    Freezing discretionary spending is a cheap political stunt.
    We need to make cuts, not freezes, in mandatory and discretionary spending.

    Mandatory spending is growing out of control.
    Discretionary is full of absurd waste.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Freezing discretionary spending is a cheap political stunt.
    We need to make cuts, not freezes, in mandatory and discretionary spending.

    Mandatory spending is growing out of control.
    Discretionary is full of absurd waste.
    Where is the Obama leadership? It is the responsibility for the President to lead not delegate responsibility for leading which no leader can ever do.

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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by PzKfW IVe View Post
    That's what I figured you'd say.
    No matter what happens, you'll never blame The Obama.
    Do you always post what you want someone to say?Your a real hoot, hope you stick around.
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    Re: Obama Hammers Congress: Do Your Job

    Quote Originally Posted by donc View Post
    What in your opinion do all the red saw teeth, that tower above the blue teeth indicate? Like the one in year 91 of george the seconds term, that almost reached the $440 mark. Also you might want to note the name of the graph as well.

    INCREASES in the NATIONAL DEBT

    I could drag anther graph from another thread I was on the last couple of months but you would have trouble with it as well, it was a government graph, not Fox news. Evidently you forgot to take off your partisan shield before posting today.
    "The red saw teeth, that tower above the blue teeth" indicates fluctuations in the deficit, not a lowering of debt. There is nothing wrong with the title. All of the red and blue bars are increases in the national debt.

    You argued that the other poster was missing some names from a list of President's that decreased DEBT. Your graph does not indicate that any of the President's within that time period reduced the debt. You are confusing deficits with the debt.

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