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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: Krazysh0t
So your argument is.
It's ok to spend money just as long as it's Team left.
Someone clearly said this.
Never mind that Obama's deficit spending had a purpose (to pull us out of one of the worst recessions since the Great Depression),
Anyone else like Trump.
It's a GD waste of money!
Give it up.
No. My argument follows economic theory for the last 100 years or so that Governments should increase spending to jumpstart economies in a recession and then decrease it when the economy is going well.
originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: neo96
Besides the economy hitting record stock prices, unemployment being at an all time low, and the economy continuing to grow steadily over a year into Trump's Presidency? Yeah, absolutely NO benefits from Obama's deficit spending... *eyeroll*
originally posted by: dfnj2015
a reply to: Southern Guardian
We need to cut military spending down to $300 billion. We spend way too much on the military which did absolutely NOTHING to protect us on 9/11.
I'm sure by now someone has pointed out to you that this is merely a budget request, essentially a wish list
A new tax cut is emerging to rival those of the Bush years, and the deficit hawks have hardly peeped.
“It’s a great talking point when you have an administration that’s Democrat-led,” said Representative Mark Walker, Republican of North Carolina and the chairman of the Republican Study Committee, a group of about 150 conservative House members. “It’s a little different now that Republicans have both houses and the administration.”
For years, Republican lawmakers lamented the soaring national debt, pressing for spending cuts and clinging to the mantle of fiscal responsibility. But last week, Senate Republicans hammered out a deal to allow for as much as $1.5 trillion in tax cuts, betting that supercharged growth will make up for lost revenue, a potentially dubious prospect. The tax plan outlined Wednesday by the White House and Republican leaders in the House and Senate could cost more than $2 trillion over the next decade, according to a preliminary estimate by the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, a nonpartisan advocacy group.
This month, the majority of Republicans in the House and the Senate voted to raise the debt limit without doing anything to rein in spending.
Pentagon and intelligence officials had been telling Washington for years that we needed to prepare for scenarios like that, but no one took them seriously. Read the 9/11 Commission Report. It explains all this in great detail.
originally posted by: grey580
a reply to: Thecakeisalie
B-52 has been around for 60 some years.
And probably will be around another 40.
Let's all head over to the Q threads instead, where everyone can be an American Hero and solve exciting mysteries! MAGA! Right now they're investigating Ruth Bader Ginsburg's googly-eye ring that she wore to a gay wedding.