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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by The Prof View Post
    858 americans martyred in afghanistan since obama was inaugurated, 60% of all us casualties in this longest war in our history

    iCasualties: Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom Casualties

    OBAMA'S WARS---live em, libs, love em, they're YOURS
    All I'm saying is that the same people who shouted "Support the Troops" and "War with Iraq" are suddenly anti-war because it's Obama. I'm good with the war in Afghanistan, as I always was -- we did (and are doing) what we had to.

    Your use of the word "martyred" is interesting. Usually that has a positive connotation. If they were martyred, they died for a good cause. That's not something to attack.

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    All I'm saying is that the same people who shouted "Support the Troops" and "War with Iraq" are suddenly anti-war because it's Obama.
    american politics aint a coloring book

    Your use of the word "martyred" is interesting.
    the 858 who DIED in OBAMA'S WAR were, tragically, martyred for nothing

    except honor

    pray for their families

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Matty View Post
    And the presence of a GOP president would be shielding them in this war?
    OBAMA'S WARS are not hypothetical

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by ricksfolly View Post
    The $60 billion cut they're pushing, couldn't possibly balance the budget.
    Republican Budget Makes $4 Trillion-Plus In Cuts : NPR

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Heh.

    Be cool if they could do it, watch the economy collapse if they did.

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    watch it collapse if they don't

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    A balanced budget amendment is a ****ing horrendous idea, and I really hope that the Republican senators are just being morons because they know it won't pass. If this is what the Republican Party actually believes now, our country is in for some very rough times ahead.

    We SHOULD be running deficits during a recession, because high spending and low taxes stimulate the economy in the short-term. Recessions cause unemployment and Medicaid claims to soar, and they cause the tax base to shrink. We should balance the budget during the good times, but it definitely should not be a requirement to balance it every single year.

    Fortunately, I think that the GOP is just playing politics with this. It's rather difficult for me to believe that many of the same senators who voted for Bush's budgets every year have suddenly changed their mind now that a Democrat is president. They know perfectly well that balancing the budget during a recession is a bad idea.
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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Jetboogieman View Post
    Heh.

    Be cool if they could do it, watch the economy collapse if they did.
    here's a quick question boogie: what happened the last time the government cut spending and tax rates in response to a recession?

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    Re: Republican senators push for balanced budget amendment

    Quote Originally Posted by Kandahar View Post
    We SHOULD be running deficits during a recession, because high spending and low taxes stimulate the economy in the short-term
    they certainly do not. low taxes are good, that is to be sure, but deficit spending beyond the necessary functions of government is an active drag on the economy.

    Fortunately, I think that the GOP is just playing politics with this. It's rather difficult for me to believe that many of the same senators who voted for Bush's budgets every year have suddenly changed their mind now that a Democrat is president the Tea Party will cut off their penises if they don't
    changed that for you; hope it helps.

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