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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    Yep, instead we should cut taxes and that will leave us with a great economy like Obama was left with. So simple a kid could understand it...
    Cut taxes, less money for the government to spend on new jobs...

    Is that simple enough for you, or do you want pictures?

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    Cut taxes, less money for the government to spend on new jobs...

    Is that simple enough for you, or do you want pictures?

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    1) When has the government ever cared about how much money it actually had?
    2) With the lowest taxes pretty much ever, how come our economy isn't booming?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    1) When has the government ever cared about how much money it actually had?
    2) With the lowest taxes pretty much ever, how come our economy isn't booming?
    1. It's not a matter of caring. It's a matter of fiscal expediency.

    2. Overstocking, lack of meaningful regulations, widening gap between rich and poor, media and political interests reporting only bad news, fear of the future, limited buying, overextended credit, unsecured loans, too much business competition, phony advertisements, failed small businesses, back-breaking raises in health insurance, businesses unloading all their deadwood, and no new products people can't live without.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    The liberal weenies will see only this...

    ...and claim a huge victory for Obama, saying he is reducing the deficit as promised.
    I know I'm digressing a bit (okay, a lot), and I'll respond to the main topic soon, but I've always been wondering about the paradoxical relationship between the American right's perception of the left, and their derogatory terms for it.

    There are many apt names the left could call the right, and the right could call the left. But it seems rather... Unsupported, to claim that the left are "weenies" -- unless the American definition of the word is different than the British definition.

    To me, a "weenie" is a push-over, a weakling, or someone scared to stand up for what they believe in. To me, it would seem that the left, with its history of spawning bloody revolutions and unstoppable military juggernauts (from Alexander the Great, to the French Revolution and Napoleon, to the Russian Revolution and the rise of the Soviet Union, and everywhere inbetween), would be the less "weenie" of the two sides -- and a better derogatory term might be "bloodthirsty".

    Unless, of course, "weenie" only refers to the American liberal movement -- for which I suppose I can understand the term, as most American liberals have typically fallen severely behind their global countreparts on instigating reform and social progress in the States.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Le Marteau View Post
    I know I'm digressing a bit (okay, a lot), and I'll respond to the main topic soon, but I've always been wondering about the paradoxical relationship between the American right's perception of the left, and their derogatory terms for it.
    Look at politics as a football game with grandstands on both sides of the field. The left side with rabid liberals, the right side with rabid conservatives. Both hurling insults and other demeaning shouts at each other and at each others other's teams.

    It's about overly dedicated players and overly concerned spectators winning at all costs... anyway they can.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    1. It's not a matter of caring. It's a matter of fiscal expediency.

    2. Overstocking, lack of meaningful regulations, widening gap between rich and poor, media and political interests reporting only bad news, fear of the future, limited buying, overextended credit, unsecured loans, too much business competition, phony advertisements, failed small businesses, back-breaking raises in health insurance, businesses unloading all their deadwood, and no new products people can't live without.

    ricksfolly
    Wow, with all that wrong, you wonder why tax cuts are touted as some magical fix to everything.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Wow, with all that wrong, you wonder why tax cuts are touted as some magical fix to everything.
    tax cuts help those of us who pay too much

    tax hikes only buy people like obama the votes of people like you

    tax hikes help nothing but politicians

    so my side helps tax payers

    your side helps greedy politicians

    what side is better?

    its not a close call



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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    I never said Bush had no blame in the current state of the economy. Not once. I said that it was hypocritical for liberals (again, present company excepted) to continually blame it all on Bush, while simultaniously absolving Obama of any responsibility.

    While neither one had complete control of the economy, their policies have affected it.
    Bush is usually brought up because conservatives start criticizing Obama. If you don't want Bush to get blamed, stop criticizing Obama. Then nobody would be criticized, which is for the best.

    tax cuts help those of us who pay too much

    tax hikes only buy people like obama the votes of people like you

    tax hikes help nothing but politicians

    so my side helps tax payers

    your side helps greedy politicians

    what side is better?

    its not a close call
    How do tax hikes help politicians? They are generally unpopular.
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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Quote Originally Posted by Councilman View Post
    No, No, No, you don't get it yet. You cut taxes and spending and it short order revenues go up, unemployment goes down and the economy comes back doing just one thing will never work by itself.
    Another great addition to that would be to include a law FORBIDDING government borrowing so that all spending would require a change in the tax rate. That said there's SO MANY problems in the economy as it stands that there's no simple solution anymore.

    Quote Originally Posted by Morality Games View Post
    How do tax hikes help politicians? They are generally unpopular.
    It depends on the intention... I don't suppose anyone has considered the possibility that the economy is INTENTIONALLY being shut down?? I mean, look at all the economic 'solutions' being presented... and there's NEVER been a situation where these proposals have 'fixed' anything... and it's a stretch to say that those in the white house and federal reserve don't know this to be the case, based on their own historical precedences... So, I don't view it as much of a stretch to at the least say that those holding the reigns of such matters are working to their OWN best interests and NOT the best interests of the population as a whole.

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    Re: Government Set to Announce Second Year of $1 Trillion-Plus Deficit

    Politicians won't cut spending when their own career is on the line.

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