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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Except for that pesky high inflation, high interest rates, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, long line-ups at gas stations, and the Iranian hostage taking, Carter did well. It's not quite clear what that was though, which is probably why he was widely rejected after just one term.

    The American people were definitely better informed then than now or they would have done the same with Obama.
    The inflation rates, high interest rates, and lines at gas stations were all from the same root problem, a problem that was not Carters fault, even though we blamed it on him at the time. There are almost always US hostages being held by someone in the world at any given time, the Iranian hostages were just very highly publicized because it was so many at the same time. You can't really blame the soviet invasion of afganistan on Carter any more than you can blame any country invading another on our president. It happens under almost every president and I don't think that at the time anyone was really blaming that on Carter, not that I remember anyway. Did we blame the Iraq invasion of Kuwait on Bush 1? Not that I remember.
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Except you only had TWO choices in my example.

    You don't get to make up a dozen new ones just to weasel out of your comments.

    In that case, there simply wasn't enough information given to form an opinion. Business decisions aren't that simple.
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    The inflation rates, high interest rates, and lines at gas stations were all from the same root problem, a problem that was not Carters fault, even though we blamed it on him at the time. There are almost always US hostages being held by someone in the world at any given time, the Iranian hostages were just very highly publicized because it was so many at the same time. You can't really blame the soviet invasion of afganistan on Carter any more than you can blame any country invading another on our president. It happens under almost every president and I don't think that at the time anyone was really blaming that on Carter, not that I remember anyway. Did we blame the Iraq invasion of Kuwait on Bush 1? Not that I remember.
    What did Bush 1 do about Iraq's invasion of Kuwait ?? He ran them out of Kuwait and kicked their asses all the way back to Baghdad.

    What did Carter do about the USSR invasion of Afghanistan ?? He didn't let the U.S. go to the Olympics.

    Note the parallels between Carter and Obama ??

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by imagep View Post
    In that case, there simply wasn't enough information given to form an opinion. Business decisions aren't that simple.
    Guess that's why you're not in business then. This one is a no brainer.

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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Yeah, that's why Carter was trounced by Reagan and is routinely rated at the bottom of the list of most effective presidents.
    Reagan had a very low approval rating his first two years in office, in greatly improved once the two recessions were over. Yes, if we compare public opinion, most people believe that Reagan was a great president and that Carter sucked, but that's opinion.
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

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    What did Bush 1 do about Iraq's invasion of Kuwait ?? He ran them out of Kuwait and kicked their asses all the way back to Baghdad.

    What did Carter do about the USSR invasion of Afghanistan ?? He didn't let the U.S. go to the Olympics.

    Note the parallels between Carter and Obama ??
    You don't see the difference between fighting Iraq and the USSR? Do you really think it would have been wise to declare war on the USSR?
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Guess that's why you're not in business then. This one is a no brainer.
    Wrong again.
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Haha... you're funny.

    It's obvious you didn't live during the mess Carter created and Reagan fixed. It was practically impossible to buy a house then.
    14% interest rates for GREAT credit

    people with good credit were buying cars at 15% interest

    it was not a good time for those who couldnt pay cash

    but it did setup a whole new industry....the refi market

    was never really a need for one until then......
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Except for that pesky high inflation, high interest rates, the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, long line-ups at gas stations, and the Iranian hostage taking, Carter did well. It's not quite clear what that was though, which is probably why he was widely rejected after just one term.

    The American people were definitely better informed then than now or they would have done the same with Obama.
    i remember the lines at the gas stations

    and being able to get gas only on odd/even days

    and it seemed like prices were going up 5-10% on a weekly basis at times
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    Re: Scott Walker cut $541 million in taxes last year. Now his state will miss a $108

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Why would you say that. One president tripled it, and the other doubled it. Neither is a good thing.
    Here's a big difference. Reagan had to rebuild our military, and that was money well worth spending. Also, due to his policies, the economy was booming and the additional debt was easily handled.

    Now look at Obama. Spending all this money, and actually decimating our military. What's he spending on, social programs? Can't wait for the payoff from that. So, no payoff from his spending, economy can't handle the load, and the military still needs to be rebuilt. The best thing for him is people dropping out of the workforce so that the unemployment rate goes down. That really tells you something.

    He's an idiot, and we are all getting screwed.
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