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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    The question is not whether it produces economic growth, the question is....is it the most efficient way to produce economic growth?
    ...and the most efficient way depends on the circumstance. For example, in an economic slump, when businesses pull back and will not invest, the government is the only entity that is large enough and not hampered by having to deliver an uptick in next quarters eps, that it is uniquely positioned to "stimulate" demand in the economy.

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Blaylock View Post
    Government does not “pump capital into any economy”. Government cannot give what it hasn't taken from someone else. Every dollar that government “pumps” into some part of the economy is a dollar that it took out of some other part of that same economy.
    I understand that. It is theft and they redistribute it from the top down. On top of that they manipulate interest rates so people take out loans and capital flows into the market. All of this is false economic growth.
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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It doesn't necessarily have to come from someone. The U.S. government prints money all the time.
    Even then it 'comes from someone' I think you will find. The mechanism just more complicated. The take runs via the goods and prices and is not so visible.

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by upsideguy View Post
    ...and the most efficient way depends on the circumstance. For example, in an economic slump, when businesses pull back and will not invest, the government is the only entity that is large enough and not hampered by having to deliver an uptick in next quarters eps, that it is uniquely positioned to "stimulate" demand in the economy.
    But it your progressive world, it doesn't happen only then. In the progressive world the govt is spending huge 24/7/365.
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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Plus a little inflation is typically good for the economy. Overtime it makes big debts smaller.
    Yeah, that's the game we play with China!!! Damn, they must feel like big suckers!!!

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    Even then it 'comes from someone' I think you will find. The mechanism just more complicated. The take runs via the goods and prices and is not so visible.
    No it doesn't necessarily. No one is knocking on the Federal Reserve's door forcing it to pay all that bad debt on it's books.

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Bottom line, as long as the people of the world keep accepting dollars, the Fed can keep printing as much money as it likes.

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    What they need to do is start printing money to create jobs for people who want to work, instead of printing money to bomb Muslims in Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. It's amazing. There is always plenty of money for killing people, but no money for giving people jobs. What kind of whack crap is that?

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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    In addition to my regular job, I have been trying to develop a business. I have noticed two years in a row now that I experience a great boost in sales after people get income tax refunds. Now I realize that in that case, mostly people are simply getting back their own money. But it makes me wonder, does government spending produce economic growth? If I understand them correctly, some say that this is never true. What do you think?
    Obama has spent a trillion a year for the past 6-years.
    Where is the growth?
    Where are the jobs?
    WTF happened to all that money?
    The Libs smartest man in the world failed with that mountain of cash. How can it be? ROTFLOL...

    Government is a machine designed to waste. The smaller it is... the better.

    When Reagan came to office, the highest tax rate was 70%. He closed loopholes, reduced the highest rate to 28% and in doing so built the foundation for decades of economic growth.

    Government takes from the people in order to spend. The money is far better off in our hands, than some socialist who wants to engineer society his way.
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    Re: Does governnent spending produce economic growth?

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Obama has spent a trillion a year for the past 6-years.
    Where is the growth?
    Where are the jobs?
    WTF happened to all that money?
    It went to bail out you buddies at the big banks. You know those people in the private sector who you say know how to benefit the economy.

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    When Reagan came to office, the highest tax rate was 70%. He closed loopholes, reduced the highest rate to 28% and in doing so built the foundation for decades of economic growth.
    Ronald Reagan doubled and tripled deficit spending. Not only that but the debt went up TWO TRILLION dollars on his watch. Yep, one for the Gipper!

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    Government takes from the people in order to spend.
    Well Reagan sure gave us plenty of debt. We can thank him for that.

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