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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    That doesn't negate the fact that 1 in 6 people in this country live in poverty today, That is more than at any time since the great depression. This at the same time the rich have gotten richer.
    There are 3 million more living in poverty and 2.1 milion fewer jobs since the Libbos took over the government. Looks like Liberalism hasn't done much for the country, either.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are 3 million more living in poverty and 2.1 milion fewer jobs since the Libbos took over the government. Looks like Liberalism hasn't done much for the country, either.
    And in large part that is due to the PArty of No, refusing to repeal tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans....that....along with a handful of conservative blue dogs.

    You can't blame the "Libbos" when there hasn't been any liberal policy implemented. Sorry...but it is the "Conservative" principles that are destroying the middle and working class in this country. Implement a true "liberal" agenda and you would see those numbers change dramatically...and not in a direction that people with your mindset would like.
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    And in large part that is due to the PArty of No, refusing to repeal tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans....that....along with a handful of conservative blue dogs.

    You can't blame the "Libbos" when there hasn't been any liberal policy implemented. Sorry...but it is the "Conservative" principles that are destroying the middle and working class in this country. Implement a true "liberal" agenda and you would see those numbers change dramatically...and not in a direction that people with your mindset would like.
    We just got through two years of Libbos running everything, 2009-2010, and they just ****ed up everything worse.

    A true "liberal" agenda is the greatest conceivable disaster. Thanks, but HELL NO !

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by conservativeguy View Post
    That statistic is utter BS. It doesn't factor in any of the transfer payments (free food, free housing, free medical care, free phones, free utilities, free cable, free clothing, free education, free transportation, etc) these supposedly "poor" receive. A poor person in the US has a better standard of living than most of the people on this planet. Boo hoo.
    I doubt you would make that claim if you spent any time in Western Europe, Canada or Japan. The standard of living of the poor in other 1st world countries (assuming we can still classify the US as a 1st world country, given a wealth distribution system patterned after Mexico) is much higher in each of these than it is here. You do not see abject poverty in any of those countries (given Western Europe is not a country). Funny, Americans want to think they have the highest standard of living in the world (which we do not), but when you talk of the poor here, they want to compare their living standards to those of the Congo.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    There are 3 million more living in poverty and 2.1 milion fewer jobs since the Libbos took over the government. Looks like Liberalism hasn't done much for the country, either.
    Just goes to show just how deep a hole the drunken sailors that were in charge from 2001 to 2009 left. That was quite a bar bill the libs have to figure out how to pay... and they haven't figured it out yet.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Just goes to show just how deep a hole the drunken sailors that were in charge from 2001 to 2009 left. That was quite a bar bill the libs have to figure out how to pay... and they haven't figured it out yet.
    Deficits were in decline until 2008, when Democrats controlled spending and taxes.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    Deficits were in decline until 2008, when Democrats controlled spending and taxes.
    Perhaps that is true in an alternative universe, but here on earth, Bush led America from obstensively a balanced budget when he took office to a running deficit in excess of $1T per year. Sorry, but you are living in another reality (perhaps the reality of Fox)..

    The table below is from the US Budget. You will not the yellow-hightlighted area: this is the reality of the Bush years.

    US Budget.jpg

    Feel free to try again.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    I said 2008. 2007 was the last year the deficit was in decline.

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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by Reg View Post
    I said 2008. 2007 was the last year the deficit was in decline.
    Yes, because the Bush recession started kicking in late 2007.

    Bush took office with virtual no deficit, then immediately started with $300-500B deficits. He gets ZERO credit for lowering a deficit he created back to $300B... Then he handed over an economy that was in such recession that revenues dropped from $2.5T to $2.1T (adding another $400B to the deficit). Sorry, you get no credit for creating an incredible mess, but just mitigating some of that mess later in your tenure.

    Sorry, but Bush was a very bad boy scout as he failed to leave the campsite better than he found it....
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    Re: Occupy Wall Street Enters Its Fourth Day, Tensions Rise

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    Bush took office with virtual no deficit, then immediately started with $300-500B deficits. He gets ZERO credit for lowering a deficit he created back to $300B... Then he handed over an economy that was in such recession that revenues dropped from $2.5T to $2.1T (adding another $400B to the deficit). Sorry, you get no credit for creating an incredible mess, but just mitigating some of that mess later in his tenure. He did not leave the campsite better than he found it....
    The economy was flat on its back after 9/11. Even with tax cuts, deficits declined and unemployment stabilized.

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