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

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Your one liner contains even less, not surprisingly.
    This coming from you?

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    You mean like it was when Clinton left office, just before Bush spent like a drunken sailor and cut taxes for the rich?
    Actually the Clinton surplus was projected and never existed, but go ahead and believe that ****. And you're not bother me at all, I complained about Bush's spending plenty. Go look it up in the archives.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    If Obama was pushing for lower taxes on the rich, and to eliminate welfare, and to cut wasteful spending, he would still be hammered by those on the far right.

    It's not about his policies, it's about the "(D)" after his name and the color of his skin.
    What total bull s**t. Anyone with an ounce of integrity would be ashamed to make a statement like that.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    This coming from you?
    That's right, I judge one-liners, and yours sucks.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    That's right, I judge one-liners, and yours sucks.
    Well, you've got plenty of experience with them.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Fletch View Post
    What total bull s**t. Anyone with an ounce of integrity would be ashamed to make a statement like that.
    I just callum like I seeum. I wouldn't have any integrity otherwise.

    But in all fairness, I probably should have said "and/or" instead of just "and".
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    ...I'm not interested in debating someone who is trolling for an argument....
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    I see a big problem with the idea that whatever the majority wants is OK.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Well, you've got plenty of experience with them.
    So don't question me.
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    Re: U.S. Deficit Decline to 2.8% of GDP Is Unprecedented Turn

    Quote Originally Posted by Tettsuo View Post
    Not really, no. If revenues are always climbing from president to president, then it's meaningless to quote the fact that revenues are higher under Obama.
    Unless, of course, someone foolishly makes the argument that a decreased deficit translates directly to reduced spending.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Gimmesometruth View Post
    So is your basic argument that as a nation becomes larger both in population and the size of the economy, government should get smaller in nominal levels?
    No. My basic point is that if R - E = -1(D) (revenues minus expenditures give us a deficit), and D is getting smaller as a result of R becoming a larger portion of E, that is not an argument for how E is decreasing or even not expanding, as the OP illiterately suggested.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Kushinator View Post
    Hey, I don't make up the numbers. The CBO does.

    It would be a good idea to actually understand the topics you attempt to discuss. To save time:

    http://www.debatepolitics.com/breaki...post1063846910
    Annnd the CBO also accounts (optimistically, imo) for increased revenues, and it's not exactly impossible to project an assumed inflation out to put the figures in real dollars or an assumed growth rate to put them in portions of GDP, or both to help given an idea of their portion of revenues or the budget, which those of us who actually care about saving these programs (and the rest of our budget from them) do.

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