Originally posted by dgtempeEmpty the Social Security trust fund by $507 billion to help offset fiscal irresponsibility and at the same
time slash Social Security benefits.
Uh recession? Uh ECONOMY bad BEFORE took OFFICE then 911.
Originally posted by dgtempeCut Medicare by 17 percent and reduce veterans’ benefits and military pay.
Didnt I read somewhere that this was voted on in 1997 and Kerry voted for it? I remember this somehwere, it was ALREADY set to happen PRE-Bush
Originally posted by dgtempeEliminate overtime pay for millions of Americans and raise oil prices by 50 percent.
Really? Your reading the New York Times arent you?
50%, well that sure is all Bush's fault again.....So the $87 a barrel was Reagans fault to huh? How much oil does Bush Jr drill for? How many
Senators will not let us drill our own in Alaska and California? TREEHUGGER ALERT!
Originally posted by dgtempeGive tax cuts to businesses that sent American jobs overseas, and, in fact, by policy encourage their
Tax cuts that got corperate folks to start INVESTING again, Venture Capitalists etc etc etc , a growing economy that is unmatched since Reagan!
Originally posted by dgtempeGive away billions of tax dollars in government contracts without competitive bids.
And there is a thread on this, SO DID CLINTON. There was no other company that could do it, and even Halliburton had to subcontract out.
Originally posted by dgtempeInvolve this country in a deadly and highly questionable war, and
Read the 911 report. and see this thread.
Originally posted by dgtempeTake a budget surplus and turn it into the worst deficit in the history of the United States, creating a
debt in just four years that will take generations to repay.
Oh here we go again, In reagans's years the deficit was WORSE when adjusted for inflation and it brought the boom of the ninetes!
The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently projected that the US federal budget will see an unprecedented $691 billion
deterioration in its budget situation – moving from record surpluses of $236 billion in 2000 to record deficits of $455 billion in 2003. This paper
outlines some of the basic characteristics of the current situation and places them in the context of recent history.
The current $455 billion deficit is:
the highest deficit in current dollar terms in history
the highest deficit adjusted for inflation since WWII
$1,561 per person
4.2% of GDP
In addition, when you exclude the social security surplus, the deficit is currently 5.7% of GDP and the second largest percentage since WWII (only the
1983 budget under Reagan had a larger deficit.)
Originally posted by dgtempeI'll take evil Kerry any time.
Good you can have him and his taxes!