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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    yawn-cutting spending will be better. raising taxes without cutting spending is like bailing a cup of water out of a boat for every 10 gallons that comes rushing in.

    You are in favor of class warfare with your tax hike nonsense. I note you haven't called for letting all the tax cuts expire which at least would be intellectually honest.
    OK let them all go up.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    President Bush had a lot of help, most of that debt was created from 2007-2008 with a Democrat Congress. TARP was part of that debt but most of TARP has been paid back so where did the money go? 9/11 acccording to GAO cost a trillion dollars.

    Obama and the Democrat Congress has added 3 trillion in two years.
    Prior to the housing collapse the biggest deficits during the Bush Years were 2003 and 2004. 2007 was quite a bit lower, 2008 on par with 2004, and 2009 with the worst of the recession it skyrocketed
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    2007 was about a tenth of what the current deficits are.
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by ender1 View Post
    because so many people keep saying "people are bad if they raise taxes" without realizing that today we have no other option to raise income. Wait until people realize that the new house plans to take away entitlements. You think people hate taxes going up wait until it takes money away from SS and medicare/medicade. Wonder how many would have gotten elected if they told people HOW they were going to balance the budget without raising taxes.
    Wrong, the way to raise revenue is to grow the economy and that is the only way to get out of a debt this high. SS and Medicare have been stolen from for years, ever since LBJ put it on budget.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    Prior to the housing collapse the biggest deficits during the Bush Years were 2003 and 2004. 2007 was quite a bit lower, 2008 on par with 2004, and 2009 with the worst of the recession it skyrocketed
    The worst of the recession was 2008 and the recession ended in June 2009. Fiscal year 2009 deficit was 1.4 trillion and 2010 was 1.3 trillion. The fiscaly year of the U.S. runs from October to September. What did Obama do with the TARP repayments?

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Harshaw View Post
    2007 was about a tenth of what the current deficits are.
    Top 10 deficits of all time

    Year | Deficit/Surplus | Rep/Dem President

    2009 | -1.4 TRILLION | DEM
    2010 | -1.35 TRILLION | DEM
    1943 | -669.396 BILLION | DEM
    1944 | -574.056 BILLION | DEM
    1945 | -561.204 BILLION | DEM
    2004 | -462.56 BILLION | REP
    2008 | -455 BILLION | REP
    1983 | -442.614 BILLION | REP
    1992 | -438.504 BILLION | REP
    2003 | -430.1 BILLION | REP

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Top 10 deficits of all time

    Year | Deficit/Surplus | Rep/Dem President

    2009 | -1.4 TRILLION | DEM
    2010 | -1.35 TRILLION | DEM
    1943 | -669.396 BILLION | DEM
    1944 | -574.056 BILLION | DEM
    1945 | -561.204 BILLION | DEM
    2004 | -462.56 BILLION | REP
    2008 | -455 BILLION | REP
    1983 | -442.614 BILLION | REP
    1992 | -438.504 BILLION | REP
    2003 | -430.1 BILLION | REP
    I think WW 2 provides a rational reason for rather large deficits dont you
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    I think WW 2 provides a rational reason for rather large deficits dont you
    Yes, I have no problem with those deficits, just like the early 2000 deficits were due in part to 9/11.

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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Conservative View Post
    Yes, I have no problem with those deficits, just like the early 2000 deficits were due in part to 9/11.


    2003-2004 were due to two main factors the voluntary invasion of Iraq and the tax cuts
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    Re: House GOP blocks bill to extend jobless benefits

    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Tammerlain View Post
    2003-2004 were due to two main factors the voluntary invasion of Iraq and the tax cuts
    Wrong, the invasion of Iraq occurred in March of 2003 and the expenses didn't hit until 2004. The Bush tax cuts raised govt. revenue. Canadians shouldn't try to re-write U.S. history.

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