The Myth of the Clinton Surplus
There was never a fiscal year under Clinton in which the US debt decreased.
People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf.
SS revenue and expenses were put into the budget and the SS revenue was over 240 billion more than the SS expenses. Pulling out SS revenue and expenses show a deficit and that is the way it should be. SS should never be on budget and used for anything other than SS payments
Current Report: Combined Statement of Receipts, Outlays, and Balances of the United States Government (Combined Statement): Publications & Guidance: Financial Management Service
It's not the democrats or the republicans, it's the corporatocracy that's the problem... and religion.
Women (Nasty or otherwise) are going to be the reason that Donald Trump is NEVER President!
Obama simply got lucky that Bernanke knew what a mess he helped create and knew how to keep it from going over the cliff.
Republicans ALWAYS give democrats debt and then insist the only way to fix it is to lower taxes, cut education and social programs. Reagan almost tripled the debt. Bush actually did triple it.
Bush had a very mild recession when he took office and did nothing to correct it.
The nation’s job base grew at an annual rate of 0.28 percent during Bush’s eight years as president – by far the slowest pace for any of the 11 presidents in the postwar era, according to Bizjournals. The previous low had been set by Bush’s father, with an annual job-growth rate of 0.59 percent.
2008 was the Worst year for jobs since 1945 because the December-to-December job loss of 2.6 million was the biggest calendar year loss since 1945, when the country was demobilizing from World War II. But that's a misleading comparison, given that the population of the U.S. in 1945 was less than half what it is now. If you look at percentage job loss, 2008 was the worst year since 1982. Do we blame Reagan for 1982 or Carter?
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Nonsense. I doubt very much that you will see anything change. The canard that with this ruling corporations will now exert full influence over politicians directly is nothing more than a scare tactic. It is a liberal media influenced talking point, and designed to take our eyes off the ball when it comes to what is really going on here.
Liberals and demo's had no problem with commercials being produced by Big Labor, or special interests groups like Soros's 527's, but can't stand that now there may be a leveling of the field.
Corporations are in the business of making money, and the recent assault on them such as Obama's administration threatening certain health care groups for sending out their position on legislation disagreeing with the administration is fundamentally against what is American.
You support that?