New York state actually gained population in the last decade. They did lose about 700,000 people due to net migration, however. But the fact that California did not--look at the electoral college, they did not lose a single vote this time around--and the fact that several other states in the Northeast and the Midwest are losing population, suggests that there are far bigger factors at play here, probably the economy and the weather.
Furthermore, your assumption that "liberals hate the rich" is a strawman. Most of us never said anything more than the fact that the rich are more easily able to support this great nation. Unless, of course, it is to cease to be great.
We really, really, really need to get away from looking at just the debt number itself. It is highly misleading. Of far greater importance is our Debt-to-GDP ratio.I have seen a number like 700 billion over 10 years with is 70 billion a year to pay for the 1.5 trillion dollar deficit we are generating each year and not one liberal has acknowledged a downside to raising taxes with 25 million unemployed or under employed Americans. Right now 70 million Americans aren't paying any FIT, is that their fair share in your world?
I really don't see how. Anyone with the slightest bit of common sense could see that it was the demos actually pushing to the brink in the attempt of promoting yet more demo failed policy of class warfare, and wealth redistribution. And now lying about the process like they lie about almost everything they do.
The one thing Bush started for sure, and Obama has continued is to expose what utter liars liberals are. Weather they admit their affiliation or not (wink, wink)...
200 million dollars a day anybody?
This downgrade was the fault of all sides including the president, S&P has clearly outlined that it was due to the political brinksmanship and the fact due to an idealogical mud slinging match congress can't even agree on what colour the sky is anymore...
To those who say "Its the republicans fault" and those who say "Its Obama and the democrats fault" listen guys, not only is it both sides fault, but its also your own fault for supporting this kind of fractured, "compromise is unnacceptable" style of governance that has crippled your country and made you lose your AAA credit rating.
This is insane! They are one of the three major bad actors in creating this clusterf**k. Any legitimacy they had should be forever gone after accepting payments for rating junk mortgages as AAA.
Your second paragraph is spot on!
BTW, the banks that paid S&P for that bogus AAA are now pulling their money out of the markets and dumping most of it into downgraded Treasuries. Do you see a pattern here?
Junk securities are AAA (though the banks rebundled and passed them on as quickly as possible, and bet against them) yet the constitutional mandate to recognize and pay all debts is less safe and the Bankers invest heavily...
Do some of you start to get the idea that the instant we're told something at the top of government, the top of financial or the top of military, we should immediately assume the opposite is true?
Hindsight bears this out far more often than not. So why is anyone on either side discussing this on any level defined by those at the top of media, gov't and finance? Are we to continue to argue passionately over red herrings only to go "DOH! Ya got me ag'in..." ten years later?
It's time to stop divisively arguing the theater being presented to us and rip back the backdrops to expose the reality now that we usually only find out about decades later.