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How Do You Compromise with a Progressive?

RobertMN Wrote: May 20, 2012 8:40 AM
Dude, you keep trying to switch the subject. How about offering a defense of the Liberal position on Big Government spending and the massive debt that is threatening this country. Go ahead, give it a try.
RayTheAnarchoCapitalist Wrote: May 20, 2012 9:51 AM
The Bush administration was 8 years. The Obama administration only 3 (though it feels like 8). So Bush was increasing the deficit by 12.5% per year while Obama has been increasing the deficit by 16.7% per year.
Paul5702 Wrote: May 20, 2012 9:16 AM
Hey, Chief.

Did you bother to see who was in charge of the purse strings during Reagan's, Bush's and Obama's administration, respectively?

Bush obviously had the GOP from '01-'07. Did you bother to see how spending, deficit numbers increased? Decreased?

Obama's had the GOP Congress for 16 months now. Budget bills (day 1,113 WITHOUT ONE you'd think the CiC would rally the Democrats to either get a budget plan of their own, because Obama's have been bloody awful, OR say 'Yay' to the GOP bill(s). But then that action would prove the GOP WANTS TO resolve that 'nagging' Constitutional requirement thingie. Though Obama likes to demagogue the GOP far too much to put the nation's NEEDS first) and a myriad of GOP bills are kiboshed.

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: May 20, 2012 8:53 AM
You're talking about the federal debt.
Deficit is the yearly shortage, whereas debt is total accumulation.
Deficits were FALLING under GWB until the democrats took control in 2007, when the deficits went back UP.
Defricits under BHO have all been over one TRILLION dollars.
Defend THAT, allofoz.

I forced myself to watch Bill Maher this Friday as I was trying to chart out this column. Thankfully I hadn’t just eaten.

It was sickening to listen as cerebral dwarves Maher and some not-so-bright jackass from the fascist rag The Nation talked about how Republicans and the Tea Party are evil and the cause of all our economic problems while Rhodes Scholar and former U.S. Sen. Bill Bradley, D-N.J. sat there smirking like a broken Muppet. The world in which progressives live makes the world J.K. Rowling created for Harry Potter seem normal.

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