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    Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    A. Democrats?
    B. Moderate Republicans?
    C. Right Wing Republicans?

    Hint:
    Green => Reductions in the burden of Gr. Fed. Debt (as measured by the debt to GDP ratio)
    Red => Increases in the burden of Gr. Fed. Debt <<


    Where Did Our Debt Come From? - James Fallows - Politics - The Atlantic


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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    ________________________________________________

    Obama
    2009-10
    ....... +25.12% .......+18.8%
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    Obama
    2009-12*
    ....... +42.26% .......+10.6%
    *Current projected
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    Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    A. Democrats?
    B. Moderate Republicans?
    C. Right Wing Republicans?
    D. Obama

    Sorry, you lose the partisan game. Obama is on course to do in 4 years what took the Repubs 20.

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    is there a *note global economic collapse* asterisk you have?

    weird how people forget that, as if 'guilt' over debt applied unconditionally...
    and as if it made the 'other side' more representative or less guilty
    Last edited by MKULTRABOY; 11-17-10 at 07:05 AM.

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Blame is more important than solutions to the majority of people, thats the real scary part

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Doesn't Congress also make decisions re:when/where to spend money? Thus debt not being solely a product of the executive branch?

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Blame is more important than solutions to the majority of people, thats the real scary part
    Just ask the President. How many times has he blamed Dubbya, instead of manning up and taking on the challenge himself? Not sure any of us can actually count that high...

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Taylor View Post
    ________________________________________________

    Obama
    2009-10
    ....... +25.12% .......+18.8%
    ________________________________________________

    Obama
    2009-12*
    ....... +42.26% .......+10.6%
    *Current projected
    ________________________________________________


    Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    A. Democrats?
    B. Moderate Republicans?
    C. Right Wing Republicans?
    D. Obama

    Sorry, you lose the partisan game. Obama is on course to do in 4 years what took the Repubs 20.
    Sorry, you are also incorrect. The correct answer is, at this time, C & D.

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    I was hoping that this would be a discussion of what the money was spent on, rather than blaming a political party.

    Fail.
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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Blame is more important than solutions to the majority of people, thats the real scary part
    Quote Originally Posted by Whovian View Post
    Just ask the President. How many times has he blamed Dubbya, instead of manning up and taking on the challenge himself? Not sure any of us can actually count that high...
    Thank you for a shining example of what I'm talking about.

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    Re: Where Did Our Debt Come From?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I was hoping that this would be a discussion of what the money was spent on, rather than blaming a political party.

    Fail.
    How DARE people talk about things other than I think they should talk about!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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