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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by tlmorg02 View Post
    The people have been heard. It seems that our system of government is working fine.
    I wouldn't go that far.

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    I bet the airplane manufacturers are hurting badly right now. The business hasn't been good for many years....then 9/11 made it fall off a cliff....now there's more of any outcry when government money goes to jets than when it goes to hookers. I kinda gotta feel bad for them

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    But stating that OBVIOUS fact, I certainly always have a problem when the government spends MORE than it takes in. I am not sure how anyone who has read my posts with an open mind can take anything else away from it.

    But the notion that one can deal with the devastating effects of 9-11, Hurricane Katrina and the asinine criticisms on how to deal with it by the media, and two wars in the Middle East and NOT have a deficit requires willful ignorance, or perhaps hyper partisan denial?

    The ONLY reason I accepted the fact that we squandered the deficit was the FACT that I supported the war efforts and remember the devastating effects of the attacks on 9-11 on this economy and Government and those of a major natural disaster in the Gulf Coast while you conveniently ignore them for simplistic convenient partisan political purposes.
    So you were OK with deficits when we had wars or a natural disaster. I'm OK with deficits when we have an economic disaster that is far, far worse (in monetary terms) than 9/11 or Hurricane Katrina or even the Iraq War. What makes this any different?

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Middleground View Post
    When Bush was spending, you didn't have a problem with it. Tit for tat.
    Bush wasn't pissing the money away on welfare programs that were certain failues. Big difference.
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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    This thread makes me laugh; we are all happy and giddy about a $550 million couple of airplanes the Congress wanted to buy after dissing Auto Execs for flying theirs while the Government spends us into oblivion.

    We're heading for a $2 trillion deficit; the National debt is reaching par with GDP and the interest on that debt is costing the American people billions a year.

    This is like a tiny drop in the bucket and the $550 million wouldn't even pay this years interest on the debt. There are much BIGGER things to either CUT, or to be TAXED if we want out of this mess. But hey, at least he isnt Bush right?

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    Kudos to Secretary Gates for opposin this. He is the first Defense Secretary in a long time who seems genuinely concerned with wasteful spending in his department.
    Oh, nonsense. The stupid planes became a political lightning rod, he was ordered to reduce the request, which Congress could have done without him.

    The important thing is that more people are starting to watch the double-dealing bastards in Congress.

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Bush wasn't pissing the money away on welfare programs that were certain failues. Big difference.
    What's "No Child Left Behind" again? How about his aid to faith based "charities"? There's the Drugs for Seniors scam...


    No, Bushy was a liberal, and all liberals piss away OPM like it's going out of style.

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    This a perfect example of what can take place when the Leftist Liberal media does there job and reports on the news honestly. If they were to tell the truth about "Obama's I Don't Care About Your Health Care Kill Granny Plan" and Cap and Trade, they would have been D.O.A.
    Gates spoke up but so did plenty of true Americans not part of the Pelosi clone screw America group.
    Oh come on now you said "Obama's I Don't Care About Your Health Care Kill Granny Plan" do you or any of the people who are screaming as the town halls even have an inkling as to what end of life discussions are ?

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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    Bush wasn't pissing the money away on welfare programs that were certain failures. Big difference.
    Like abstinence only? Oh wait.

    How about the socialist drug bill his administration had to rely on blackmail to ensure that the FDA actuary wouldn't reveal the true costs?
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    Re: Congress drops plan to spend $550 million on new jets

    The notion that anyone can still be talking about Bush's $200 billion deficit in the face of almost $2 trillion defies common sense and logic.
    Bush's deficit was over two trillion dollars collectively; if you're going year by year, I doubt Obama's deficit will be 2 trillion every year, and Bush's average is over $300 billion. Anyway, that is the cost of averting a second Great Depression and preventing Medicare/Medicaid from breaking the federal budget a couple decades down the road. Money had to be spent to fix it some time, so why not before we string out the losses over the next couple decades?
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