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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    That was from one of your links.. There is your surplus..
    I am aware of that, but that surplus is not the $22 trillion your article cited.
    That's why it's a false surplus.
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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by ElijahGalt View Post
    What is absolutely hilarious is that so many individuals believe the SS surplus of 2000 somehow meant that our government had completely paid its debt. We still had an enormous deficit and the bond surplus, whatever it was, was a very short-term gain that ended quickly. In Clinton's glorious years, we were still seeing an increase in spending, but the increase in spending was limited relative to the spending habits of previous and future administrations.
    The surplus we had in 2000 was a budget surplus.. Which Bush turned into a deficit.. I don't know anything about the SS surplus in 2000.. I could look it up.. But I never believed the debt was paid off.. Bush should have used the surplus to pay down the debt.. Instead he gaves the rich his tax cuts.. He even used the surplus as a selling point for his tax cuts..

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    The surplus we had in 2000 was a budget surplus.. Which Bush turned into a deficit.. I don't know anything about the SS surplus in 2000.. I could look it up.. But I never believed the debt was paid off.. Bush should have used the surplus to pay down the debt.. Instead he gaves the rich his tax cuts.. He even used the surplus as a selling point for his tax cuts..
    If all you care about is playing the blame game and making misleading claims about taxation, then nothing will get solved, other than more people playing the blame game.
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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    I am aware of that, but that surplus is not the $22 trillion your article cited.
    That's why it's a false surplus.
    Well.. I don't know what to say there.. There is more than one site that quotes the $22 trillion and others that quote a much smaller amount.. Could be a typo.. Maybe it is supposed to be $2.2 trillion.. Who knows..

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    If all you care about is playing the blame game and making misleading claims about taxation, then nothing will get solved, other than more people playing the blame game.
    What is wrong with my statement?? Are you claiming that Bush did not use the surplus as a selling point for his tax cuts?? Would you like a Youtube video?? This isn't about a blame game.. This is historical fact.. Bush took office with a surplus.. One that he acknowleged existed.. It is not a large deficit.. Why do those statements offend you??

    Nothing in my comments are misleading.. I am sorry history offends you..



    There you go.. Bush himself..

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    What is wrong with my statement?? Are you claiming that Bush did not use the surplus as a selling point for his tax cuts??
    Tax cuts are good when there's a surplus. That does not prove that tax cuts are bad in a recession. You need a venn diagram, tax cuts cover the page.

    Would you like a Youtube video??
    No, thank you.

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    What is wrong with my statement?? Are you claiming that Bush did not use the surplus as a selling point for his tax cuts?? Would you like a Youtube video?? This isn't about a blame game.. This is historical fact.. Bush took office with a surplus.. One that he acknowleged existed.. It is not a large deficit.. Why do those statements offend you??

    Nothing in my comments are misleading.. I am sorry history offends you..



    There you go.. Bush himself..
    "Tax cuts for the rich" is misleading, because every income level got a tax rate cut.
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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    "Tax cuts for the rich" is misleading, because every income level got a tax rate cut.
    Sure.. But we all know they benefited the rich more than anyone else..

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by ecofarm View Post
    Tax cuts are good when there's a surplus. That does not prove that tax cuts are bad in a recession. You need a venn diagram, tax cuts cover the page.
    I would agree with that if 9/11 hadn't just happened.. When you are a nation about to go to war.. The tax cuts should have been round filed and forgotten about.. You don't cut taxes and then increase spending..

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    Re: Are Seniors Lazy Parasites

    Quote Originally Posted by DemonMyst View Post
    Sure.. But we all know they benefited the rich more than anyone else..
    Well you don't really expect a person who makes less money to benefit as much from a tax rate cut as a person who makes much more.
    It's a deceptive argument.
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