He's The Best President We've Ever Had
He Was One Of The Best
He Was Pretty Good
He Was Kind Of Bad
He Was One Of The Worst
He Was The Worst
No, you haven't, as your 'proof' assumes that:I'll wait here for the answer. If it's C (and it is, no need to look it up) I have just demonstrated that you can effectively defend your country from attack for less than $266 billion.
- every dollar spent counters every other dollar spent
- spending figures directly represent military ability
- our only military/security issues concern Russia and China
- the world security situation is stagnant
In a head on battle, we would have lost you know. Politically. People would say it wasn't worth it, with hundreds maybe thousands of casualties... Instead, we had a smart guy, who said, how about we say we come from their side, then rape 'em from behind? Our strategy is what won the Iraqi Invasion, politcally.
Veni. Vidi. Vici.
-Gaius Julius Caesar
The Only Thing to Fear is Fear Itself.
-Franklin Delano Roosevelt
Just because there are unconstitutional programs that doesn't mean that the president has a blank check to allow to cut taxes as much as he wants and not care about the defecit.
Once more; deficits are caused by politicians spending MORE than they TAKE IN. There's no magical economic formula for it. If you cut taxes, and the result is the economy grows, revenue will indeed go UP. If you bury citizens with TAXES, you will find revenue in decline as they will no longer produce or they will go elsewhere where tax policies are more favorable for business.
California is a microcosm for what is happening right now at the Federal level. Over the last five years revenues went UP by about 40% and STILL, we ended up in a $20 billion plus deficit. The politicians SPENT beyond the 40% increases and then some.
It's NOT about tax cuts; it is about politicians who spend beyond their means to pander for votes from ignorant masses who swallow the swill they dish out and believe that someone ELSE is going to pay for all the freebees. In the long run, the ignorant masses who swallowed the swill are the ones who pay for it with lost jobs, declining income and rampant inflation caused by the politicians who now have to PRINT and BORROW money to pay for their political pandering.