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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

Jim Oakland Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 8:46 AM
The largest deficit passed by a republican majority congress was $413 billion. The largest deficit passed by a democratic majority congress was $1,413 billion. There is a one trillion dollar difference between those two numbers. How can you possibly over look such as large amount?
Dick 2992 Wrote: Dec 07, 2012 1:39 AM
Wonder where Illuminati went to school? I'm sure his GPA was about 2.1. Couldn't ever work for me!!
BK22 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 10:58 AM
Thanks for playing...Try again numbnuts!
BK22 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 10:57 AM
Somehow you continue to BE stupid and not play at all. The Dems took control of Congress in Jan of 2007 some 12 months BEFORE the recession. In addition, YOU STILL neglect the FACT that the stimulus was part of the resulting deficit. As I have are economically illiterate.
Jim Oakland Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:27 AM
I did not say anything about Obama or Bush in the comment you are responding to whatsoever.
BK22 Wrote: Dec 06, 2012 9:11 AM
Obama added 1 trillion to Bush's budget for stimulus.....thanks for playing...try again!

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...