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Surprise: McConnell Offers Vote on Obama/Geithner Fiscal Cliff Plan, Reid Objects

Kevin348 Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:28 PM
Bush had a $160 billion deficit in 2007 in the midst of 2 full wars under his tax code. We have pretty much the same tax code today (plus some tax hikes under Obamacare) and we've had $1.3+ trillion deficits the last 4 years under Obama. No revenue problem. Bush proved that. It's only a spending problem.
TROUBLED_CALIFORNIAN Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:54 PM
lets put this into some perspective

2008 - $455 billion budget deficit

2007 - $162 billion budget deficit (Pelosi controls the House)

2006 - $248.2 billion budget deficit

2005 - $319 billion budget deficit

2004 - $412.7 billion budget deficit

2003 - $377.6 billion budget deficit

2002 - $157.8 billion budget deficit

2001 - $128.2 billion budget surplus
C'mon Man Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 10:40 PM

stop with the facts, Remember Progresssives are intellectual Mr. Magoos.....

I've been critical of Republican tactics and messaging this week, so let's give credit where it's due: Moments ago, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell took to the floor and offered an immediate vote on President Obama's fiscal cliff plan, which shocked the Beltway late last week.  (In case you're keeping score at home, this was the surreal proposal that induced McConnell to laugh out loud as it was outlined by Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner).  Harry Reid quickly objected and shut the whole thing down, labeling the suggestion a "stunt."  Think about that.  The President of the United States,...