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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    See now you were making a point right up until the part where you went into the paranoid universe of the right wing zealots who believe that the US is headed towards a marxist state....

    It's just silly.
    Nah. I can just see a little farther into the future than you can.
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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I like when conservatives compare the US to Greece. It makes it easy for me to not waste my time debating people that clearly have absolutely zero knowledge of the topic they are attempting to discuss.
    I love it when someone pretends they know wtf they are talking about, toss out a few insults, and then leave the thread without making a single point of any substance


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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    I like when conservatives compare the US to Greece. It makes it easy for me to not waste my time debating people that clearly have absolutely zero knowledge of the topic they are attempting to discuss.
    Let me guess, you contend the Euro Zone disaster is the result of insufficient stimulus spending by their respective governments, those otherwise exemplars of fiscal responsibility?

    And that, if only government-spending-led economic growth were allowed by those evil budget-balancing Germans, the problem would just go away.

    And, indeed, their economic model is much distinct from that of the American president?

    Please, fill me in on why I have zero knowledges of the subject.

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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by StringBean View Post
    Let me guess, you contend the Euro Zone disaster is the result of insufficient stimulus spending by their respective governments, those otherwise exemplars of fiscal responsibility?

    And that, if only government-spending-led economic growth were allowed by those evil budget-balancing Germans, the problem would just go away.

    And, indeed, their economic model is much distinct from that of the American president?

    Please, fill me in on why I have zero knowledges of the subject.
    Well, you apparently don't understand what monetary policy is, for starters.
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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Khayembii Communique View Post
    Well, you apparently don't understand what monetary policy is, for starters.
    Pot calling the kettle black

    You are wasting people's time with your buffoonery. If you're such an economic genius, enlighten us.

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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    See now you were making a point right up until the part where you went into

    the paranoid universe of the right wing zealots who believe that the US is headed towards a marxist state....

    It's just silly.
    Not Marxist, but a trend towards destructive redistributive socialist policies sure.

    Whats silly is the narraitive of higher taxes or even taxes on the rich being taken seriously.

    Obama will continue to try and cut loop holes, go after investors and increase corporate tax rates as the American economy crash's down around him.

    Eventually our credit will be down graded and interest rates and bond yields will climb.

    And that will be it. No Mas from the once great American economy as we wont be able to be able to service our debt anymore.

    So you tell me. Whats Obama trying to accomish here ?

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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Diogenes View Post
    Nah. I can just see a little farther into the future than you can.
    No I think it's the past you're looking into.

    Good old, cold war era paranoia.

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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No I think it's the past you're looking into.

    Good old, cold war era paranoia.
    Yea the Soviets were just misunderstood

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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by mpg View Post
    BBC News - Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit



    We just raised taxes but the deficit is still too big. Are we going to raise taxes again, do nothing, or cut spending?
    Moody's is going to lower our rating. I hope it happens under Obama.
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    Re: Fiscal cliff: US urged to tackle budget deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    No I think it's the past you're looking into.

    Good old, cold war era paranoia.
    Canada was a key part of NORAD. Guess you guys were stupid, huh?
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