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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Is that why the Obama poll numbers are so low, people confuse him with Bush? Where is the Obama leadership?
    Agreed - he hasn't shown much.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by David D. View Post
    Conservative - Bush was Commander in Chief and because of this I say the expensive wars are on his watch, not the Democratic Congress. So are the ill-timed tax cuts. Thank God we found all those "WMDs", they were just where the Halliburton report told us where to look. Crooks, if you ask me.
    Here we go again, reliving the war which has absolutely nothing to do with the yearly deficits that Obama has generated. Bush had nothing to do with the 3 trillion in 2010-2011 as those were totally Obama.

    Ill timed tax cuts? You mean the Tax cuts that actually grew govt. revenue?

    Federal Income Tax revenue by year. Bush tax cuts 2001-2003

    2001 2163.7
    2002 2002.1
    2003 2047.9
    2004 2213.2
    2005 2546.8
    2006 2807.4
    2007 2951.2
    2008 2790.3

    You do realize that Democrats controlled the Senate and voted 77-23 believing there were WMD's although what purpose does it serve to relive that now?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Now we certainly don't want to accept the Treasury Dept. numbers for after all we just pay debt service on that number, not other sources. That is the only number that matters.
    The link you posted says the same thing!

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    The link you posted says the same thing!
    So where do you get your 6 trillion figure. Apparently you are charging him with the entire 2009 numbers and I am sure that means Bush is responsible for the entire 2001 numbers as well making him President for 9 years. That isn't the way it works, like it or not. Bush is responsible for the 2001 deficit just like Obama is responsible for the 2009 deficit

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Here we go again, reliving the war which has absolutely nothing to do with the yearly deficits that Obama has generated. Bush had nothing to do with the 3 trillion in 2010-2011 as those were totally Obama.

    Ill timed tax cuts? You mean the Tax cuts that actually grew govt. revenue?

    Federal Income Tax revenue by year. Bush tax cuts 2001-2003

    2001 2163.7
    2002 2002.1
    2003 2047.9
    2004 2213.2
    2005 2546.8
    2006 2807.4
    2007 2951.2
    2008 2790.3

    You do realize that Democrats controlled the Senate and voted 77-23 believing there were WMD's although what purpose does it serve to relive that now?
    What is it they say about figures never lying, but liars figuring?

    Personal income tax revenue almost never falls unless there is a large tax cut or a major recession. It goes up year after year because the population increases and because of inflation. So it is a major deal when tax receipts fall for two years running. instead of rising. It means that you've lost hundreds of billions of dollars that you will never recover unless you raise rates again. Over time it turns into trillions. David Stockman, who was head of OMB under Reagan, has said that the Bush tax cuts reduce revenue by $300 billion per year.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    So where do you get your 6 trillion figure. Apparently you are charging him with the entire 2009 numbers and I am sure that means Bush is responsible for the entire 2001 numbers as well making him President for 9 years. That isn't the way it works, like it or not. Bush is responsible for the 2001 deficit just like Obama is responsible for the 2009 deficit
    It's pretty complicated. You might want to take a nap first. Okay, now subtract the 2001 number from the 2009 number. That's eight years. Got it?

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    What is it they say about figures never lying, but liars figuring?

    Personal income tax revenue almost never falls unless there is a large tax cut or a major recession. It goes up year after year because the population increases and because of inflation. So it is a major deal when tax receipts fall for two years running. instead of rising. It means that you've lost hundreds of billions of dollars that you will never recover unless you raise rates again. Over time it turns into trillions. David Stockman, who was head of OMB under Reagan, has said that the Bush tax cuts reduce revenue by $300 billion per year.
    That is because economists never consider the 17 million new taxpayers that got jobs during the Reagan years or the 6500 additional jobs created between 2003-2007 and use simple math, Human behavior doesn't exist in the liberal world.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

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    That is because economists never consider the 17 million new taxpayers that got jobs during the Reagan years or the 6500 additional jobs created between 2003-2007 and use simple math, Human behavior doesn't exist in the liberal world.
    Stockman isn't a liberal. He was head of OMB under Ronald Reagan. And in any case, it's besides the point. Tax cuts lower revenue. No one denies that anymore. Even Laffer never claimed that tax cuts pay for themselves.

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by AdamT View Post
    Stockman isn't a liberal. He was head of OMB under Ronald Reagan. And in any case, it's besides the point. Tax cuts lower revenue. No one denies that anymore. Even Laffer never claimed that tax cuts pay for themselves.
    He was an economist that took the employment X the current tax rate vs. the same employment times the new tax rates and of course you are going to get less money. That isn't what happened. 17 million new taxpayers were created

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    Re: Rasmussen: Rick Perry now up 11 points on GOP field

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    He was an economist that took the employment X the current tax rate vs. the same employment times the new tax rates and of course you are going to get less money. That isn't what happened. 17 million new taxpayers were created
    Yes, economists do consider the stimulative effect of tax cuts (though conservatives now maintain that stimulus doesn't create jobs). Tax cuts still don't pay for themselves. Not even close.

    btw, how many of those 17 million workers were "created" by Reagans amnesty for illegal aliens?


    "If there's one thing that Republican politicians agree on, it's that slashing taxes brings the government more money. "You cut taxes, and the tax revenues increase," President Bush said in a speech last year. Keeping taxes low, Vice President Dick Cheney explained in a recent interview, "does produce more revenue for the Federal Government." Presidential candidate John McCain declared in March that "tax cuts ... as we all know, increase revenues." His rival Rudy Giuliani couldn't agree more. "I know that reducing taxes produces more revenues," he intones in a new TV ad.

    If there's one thing that economists agree on, it's that these claims are false. We're not talking just ivory-tower lefties. Virtually every economics Ph.D. who has worked in a prominent role in the Bush Administration acknowledges that the tax cuts enacted during the past six years have not paid for themselves--and were never intended to. Harvard professor Greg Mankiw, chairman of Bush's Council of Economic Advisers from 2003 to 2005, even devotes a section of his best-selling economics textbook to debunking the claim that tax cuts increase revenues."



    Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...#ixzz1Vu207BeO

    http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...692027,00.html
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