No, I mean the U.S.S.C., IMO, is still too Conservative and I don't want to see it become even more Conservative. It has nothing to do with your rightwing talking point about "activist judges."
Do you even realize you just made my point?Originally Posted by Sheik Yerbuti;
In 2004, these are the results you voted for ... Twin Towers destroyed (cost us 3,000 lives), 2 million additional unemployed, invasion of Iraq over WMD that weren't there (cost us another 5,000 lives).
If results mattered, not rhetoric, then you would never have voted for Bush in 2004. You couldn't have -- not based on those results.
Deflecting (once again) to campaign contributions has nothing to do with the nation's economy. So, come off that tip. If you wish to discuss who donates to which political candidate, I'd suggest you take your debate over to one of the forums that deal with partisan politics.
Back to this thread topic, specifically the debt, deficits, campaign promises kept or broken, I skimmed over the CBS article I linked to earlier and didn't catch this in the last paragraph, first page:
But you won't hear the GOP acknowleding these facts, not while a Democrat's in the White House (or even while they're there, should they win the presidency back..I shudder the thought!).As for federal spending, the size of the annual federal deficit has been coming down since reaching a high of $413-Billion in 2004. The Administration forecasts a deficit this year of $205-Billion. The forecast from the Congressional Budget Office is lower still at $158-Billion.
But the size of the National Debt has soared. It now stands at $8.9-Trillion dollars (under GW Bush) - numerically in excess of the debt ceiling authorized by law. On the day Mr. Bush took office, it was $5.7-Trillion. That’s a 57% increase on Mr. Bush’s watch. Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson is already calling on Congress to hike the debt ceiling as soon as possible for the fifth time in six years.
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I look forward to the most definitely interesting campaigns to come. My vote will most likely go to Obama.