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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    HAHAHAHAH!! So it was CLINTON that was the budget hawk? So Spock has a beard in your world, doesn't he?
    Clinton reduced the deficit. Bush exploded the deficit. Both facts. If Republicans are such deficit hawks, why does this happen over and over again when they have the White House?
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Here's the OP:
    Yes. There it is.

    There you are, attempting to point to a deficit that is still well above non-fiscal crisis levels as some kind of evidence that he's been a fiscally responsible president. There you are, pointing to and hanging your hat on an article whose entire basis revolves around believing the world simply did not exist prior to 2008 and that we should simply compare things to the worst of times economically. There are, attempting to poke fun at and chide stereotyped propoganda using propoganda, and using mocking tones that clearly imply the opposite of what you're saying must be true.

    Yes, there it is indeed.

    Obama is not as bad as some Republicans made it out that he would be...he's also not nearly as good as you attempt to posit via your slanted use of statistics. Thus my point.

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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Really? Even if I take this as fact (which is isn't), what happens when they have the White House? Why does the deficit increase if Conservatives have both White House and Congress and are fiscally responsible?

    When you can honestly answer that, we can have a real discussion.
    Please name for me the years that Republicans controlled the entire Congress and the WH. Want me to help you?

    2004 $413 Billion Deficit

    2005 $318 Billion Deficit

    2006 $248 Billion Deficit

    2007 $161 Billion Deficit

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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    Obamabot logic 101: If it is good news then Obama gets the (full?) credit, if it is bad news then Obama had no control over that and either Bush policy, the republicant congress critters or a conspiracy of racists, TP zealots and misogynists made it happen.
    Really???

    Are you really going to criticize liberals for that philosophy???


    Everything that goes wrong Cons blames Obama. Even s*** not in his control. However when s*** starts going positive, you guys act like he not even president.

    I not saying he should benefit for everything that goes right, but at the same time he shouldn't be blame for everything that goes wrong.

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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Yeah, that's what happened!
    Yep glad you agree.
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Clinton reduced the deficit. Bush exploded the deficit. Both facts. If Republicans are such deficit hawks, why does this happen over and over again when they have the White House?
    Clinton's budget sensibility only started after the Republicans took over the House and Senate. That is a fact.

    It is also a fact that the worst spending binges happen when Democrats control both Houses of the Congress.

    In other words, losing the rubber stamp in the House was the best thing to happen to Obama fiscally.

    If the Senate flips to the Republicans today then expect a lot of bills going to the White House to further test Obama's resolve as a budget hawk.
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Zyphlin View Post
    Yes. There it is.

    There you are, attempting to point to a deficit that is still well above non-fiscal crisis levels as some kind of evidence that he's been a fiscally responsible president. There you are, pointing to and hanging your hat on an article whose entire basis revolves around believing the world simply did not exist prior to 2008 and that we should simply compare things to the worst of times economically. There are, attempting to poke fun at and chide stereotyped propoganda using propoganda, and using mocking tones that clearly imply the opposite of what you're saying must be true.

    Yes, there it is indeed.

    Obama is not as bad as some Republicans made it out that he would be...he's also not nearly as good as you attempt to posit via your slanted use of statistics. Thus my point.
    You continue to paint me with a particular brush in an effort to create some parity between me and Republicans. I'm stating facts. Under the Obama presidency, the deficit has continued the drop year after year. Under all of the Republican presidents of recent history, the deficit has increased overall, sometimes by wide margins.

    Both statements are facts.

    The rest of my post was poking fun Republican madness. We have not seen the spender and chief (the term they use to describe Obama) actually do what they predicted (assured) he'd do. They made great effort to link Obama to both the deficit and the debt, but now that the deficit is shrinking, the effort is to de-couple the President from the deficit.

    Much like you're doing now.
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Clinton's budget sensibility only started after the Republicans took over the House and Senate. That is a fact.

    It is also a fact that the worst spending binges happen when Democrats control both Houses of the Congress.

    In other words, losing the rubber stamp in the House was the best thing to happen to Obama fiscally.

    If the Senate flips to the Republicans today then expect a lot of bills going to the White House to further test Obama's resolve as a budget hawk.
    It must be nice to just say stuff without actually supporting it.

    When did a Republican run White House EVER reduce the deficit? I'm talking overall, for the entirety of their term.
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Please name for me the years that Republicans controlled the entire Congress and the WH. Want me to help you?

    2004 $413 Billion Deficit

    2005 $318 Billion Deficit

    2006 $248 Billion Deficit

    2007 $161 Billion Deficit
    Why should I answer any question of yours if you refuse to answer any question I've posted?
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    It must be nice to just say stuff without actually supporting it.

    When did a Republican run White House EVER reduce the deficit? I'm talking overall, for the entirety of their term.
    I love how they manage to avoid answering the key question. Why republican presidents manage to increase the deficit and democrats reduce it?
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