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A Cop's Best Friend

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:46 PM
Republicans point to a U.S. Treasury website where it shows the debt increasing. Yes, Reagan's debt needed to be re-financed. From their very own web site, George W. Bush's Secretary of the Treasury, Paul O'Neill talks about those very surpluses they deny. http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/feddebt/feddebt_ann2000.pdf On page 4 it says; (page 6/32 of the pdf file) or search for 'budget surpluses over the past 3 years' As a result of Treasury's actions, debt held by the public and managed by the Bureau of the Public Debt, has been reduced by approximately $376 billion since September 1997, with about $229 billion of this decrease occurring in fiscal year 2000."
Conservatives should read Paul O'Neill's book 'Price of Loyalty,' George W. Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury. From, http://thepriceofloyalty.ronsuskind.com/thebushfiles/archives/cat_from_the_book.html Page 261 - Inside the Debt Crisis of 2002 (11 pages) In the summer of 2002, below-forecast tax receipts forced the Bush administration to ask Congress to raise the federal government's debt ceiling. Only a year earlier, the government had been in surplus, but tax cuts, war, and a slowing economy had turned the surplus into deficit. O'Neill warned that consequences of failing to raise the debt ceiling "are too serious to contemplate."
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Either Way Result is New Government

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:41 PM
Conservatives should read Paul O'Neill's book 'Price of Loyalty,' George W. Bush's first Secretary of the Treasury. From, http://thepriceofloyalty.ronsuskind.com/thebushfiles/archives/cat_from_the_book.html Page 261 - Inside the Debt Crisis of 2002 (11 pages) In the summer of 2002, below-forecast tax receipts forced the Bush administration to ask Congress to raise the federal government's debt ceiling. Only a year earlier, the government had been in surplus, but tax cuts, war, and a slowing economy had turned the surplus into deficit. O'Neill warned that consequences of failing to raise the debt ceiling "are too serious to contemplate."
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Pakistan Army Warns Off Court

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:37 PM
Proof positive of those Clintonian budget surpluses. The following is an excerpt from Governor George W. Bush's 2000 'American Dream' GOP Party Platform: "Over a five year period, as surpluses continue to grow, we will return half a trillion dollars to the taxpayers who really own it, without touching the Social Security surplus. We are also determined to protect Medicare and to pay down the national debt. Reducing that debt is both a sound policy goal and a moral imperative." That dream had turned the USA into a pile of rubble (remember the fall of 2008?) and we have all seen how our country had been destroyed by George Bush's eight year "Reign of Error." GOOGLE IT!
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The Morning After

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:37 PM
Proof positive of those Clintonian budget surpluses. The following is an excerpt from Governor George W. Bush's 2000 'American Dream' GOP Party Platform: "Over a five year period, as surpluses continue to grow, we will return half a trillion dollars to the taxpayers who really own it, without touching the Social Security surplus. We are also determined to protect Medicare and to pay down the national debt. Reducing that debt is both a sound policy goal and a moral imperative." That dream had turned the USA into a pile of rubble (remember the fall of 2008?) and we have all seen how our country had been destroyed by George Bush's eight year "Reign of Error." GOOGLE IT!
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A Golden Retriever's Trick or Treat

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:36 PM
Proof positive of those Clintonian budget surpluses. The following is an excerpt from Governor George W. Bush's 2000 'American Dream' GOP Party Platform: "Over a five year period, as surpluses continue to grow, we will return half a trillion dollars to the taxpayers who really own it, without touching the Social Security surplus. We are also determined to protect Medicare and to pay down the national debt. Reducing that debt is both a sound policy goal and a moral imperative." That dream had turned the USA into a pile of rubble (remember the fall of 2008?) and we have all seen how our country had been destroyed by George Bush's eight year "Reign of Error." GOOGLE IT!
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Obama’s Hope: Winning with Less

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:32 PM
Republicans in 2012 want to give cover to their atrocious record on fiscal policy often say Bubba Clinton had no surpluses. However, even conservative economists knew there were surpluses as far as the eye could see. Let's do an examination. Originally published in THE WALL STREET JOURNAL- Tuesday, November 4, 1997- Don't Waste the Budget Surplus - By Martin Feldstein. http://www.nber.org/feldstein/wj110797.html Of course Republican ideologues will never acknowledge that the Republican Party changed the fiscal course of the USA from surpluses forever in 2001, to deficits forever in 2012.
How should America have paid for the $120 billion per year Republican social engineering project in Iraq for eight years? Do Republicans still think war is FREE? I, for one, had always supported an additional war time gas tax until all troops were out of Afghanistan and Iraq.
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Election Political Humor

goshank Wrote: Nov 07, 2012 6:08 PM
How should we, the American people, have paid for the socialist addition to health care the Republican party piled on in 2003 called Medicare Prescription, the Republican party's social engineering project in Iraq and our nation building project in Afghanistan?
How should we, the American people, have paid for the socialist addition to health care the Republican party piled on in 2003 called Medicare Prescription, the Republican party's social engineering project in Iraq and our nation building project in Afghanistan?
Here's a start for me to reduce America's debt. Repeal the socialist Republican Medicare Prescription or pay for it. We need an additional gas tax to pay for the Republican party's social engineering project in Iraq for quite some time. We need some kind of tax to pay for our nation building project in Afghanistan. Let's be clear, war is not free. Repeal ethanol mandates and other farm welfare. Americans are fat enough! Abolish the Marxist, unconstitutional Republican 'Faith Based Initiatives.' Bring half the troops in Japan, South Korea and Europe home. It's time for the Republican party to put America first, not LAST anymore.
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