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It's the Grand Spending, Stupid!

loadstar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:18 AM
I have not been on TH in a while...still mourning after the election. Bill O'Reilly is essentially correct...we might have crossed a threshold where we now have too many net takers-- JUST AS THE LEFT HAS INTENDED ALL ALONG! They WANT us to become a European socialist state. Never mind that Greece, Spain, etc., shout out the tragic error in that path. We already have $84 TRILLION in unfunded commitments for S.S. and Medicare alone! So we allow the takeover of H/C and 1/6 of the economy?! Obama can run the guvment for just 8 days(!) via "taxing the rich" as he proposes. Indeed, we DO NOT have a taxing problem-- but we DO HAVE an egregious spending problem!
loadstar Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:26 AM
I cut RINOS no slack either! Dubya spent $ like a drunken sailor 'Crat! I could not stand Nixon either for similar reasons (creating guvment boondoggles).

Dubya created another boondoggle, Rx Care For Seniors, that 90% of them had NO NEED for...and NOBODY even gave him "credit" for yet another spendthrift guvment would-be vote-buyer.

Honestly, our Seniors were, on average, ALREADY getting back $3-4 for every $1 they paid into is an artful ploy that "they are just getting back what they paid in."

Again, the Left conditions voters in Pavlovian fashion to feel "entitled."
jparker iii Wrote: Nov 29, 2012 11:57 AM
Don't forget who we put in charge of both houses of congress with huge majorities starting in January of 2007. Dubya was screwed and hung out to dry for his last 2 years...

Supposedly there are grand negotiations ongoing in Washington in search of a grand bargain to avoid a grand calamity - pushing the nation over the fiscal cliff.   It appears, however, that whatever discussion is really happening is focused on how much additional "revenue" to extract from taxpayers' pockets instead of how strict of a diet to impose on the federal government.

The Democrats are obsessing about raising tax rates, while the GOP talks about closing loopholes.  Either option takes more out of the private economy and puts it into the government's pocket resulting in a bigger government and smaller economy.