You always do this Conservative... just attack liberals and lecture them. You lectured her about responsibilities like she isn't a responsible adult who wants something all Americans do, instead, you could have reminded her that Conservatives want affordable healthcare too and have a better plan. You come off like Conservatives don't care or give a sh*t about the people or their needs, and that's kind of the stereotype liberals like to portray of Conservatives.. WTG
This game to insure some cheap politician gets reelcted while bankrupting the nation should sicken everyone.
- 2000-2001 2% (Clinton's last budget, dot-com bubble burst),
- 2001-2002 7% (Bush's first budget),
- 2002-2003 9% (Bush's second budget),
- 2003-2004 9% (Bush's third budget),
- 2004-2005 8% (Bush's fourth budget),
- 2005-2006 7% (Bush's fifth budget),
- 2006-2007 6% (Bush's sixth budget),
- 2007-2008 11% (Bush's seventh budget, real estate bubble burst),
- 2008-2009 19% (Bush's eighth budget, financial industry collapse),
- 2009-2010 14% (Obama's first budget),
- 2010-2011 4% (Obama's second budget, half year).
The structural deficit was created in Bush's first term when the Senate was evenly split between the parties and the House controlled by the G.O.P. It was exacerbated by the 2003 tax cut when both houses were controlled by the Republicans. To be sure popular Democrats supported these irresponsible policies but Republicans have owned them all along.
But, I'm sure you see it differently. More important is focusing on real solutions and those don't honestly consist solely of budget cuts or tax increases. Only a combination of the two will help America out of this hole.
Obama doesn't get any credit for solving the problem; at least, not so far. The G.O.P. by offering ridiculous, even harmful policies aren't helping either. I honestly doubt the Tea Party has anything realistic to contribute now or the future. I suspect the 112th Congress will end up passing the problem to the 113th with little change.
See also: Government - Historical Debt Outstanding - Annual 2000 - 2010
See also: Party In Power - Congress and Presidency - A Visual Guide To The Balance of Power In Congress, 1945-2008
Real environmentalists live in cities, and they visit what's left of the wilderness as gently and respectfully as possible. Donna Moulton, letter to the editor, Tucson Weekly, published on August 23, 2001
So if the best you can do is cheap numbers games, it adds nothing to a serious discussion of a real problem.