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Originally posted by girlofmountain1
Unbelievable the way posts are censored. Kind of reminds me of our government and all this mess we are in now. This is America. WE have free speech! Wow! ATS just takes that away now don't they. This bothers me because as Americans we should be able to speak our mind. And believe me I have the where with all to know when I am being fed a line of poop, like the budget that was submitted. Please ATS don't take away peoples right to voice their opinion.
Originally posted by marg6043
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Sorry to say this but the Clinton success story and economy growth and so call surplus was an oddity that happen during his presidency and had nothing to do with his job as president.
Economy: The US went from having the largest budget deficit in American history ($290 billion) in 1992 when Clinton was elected to having a budget surplus of $127 billion when he left office in 2001. 22.5 million new jobs were created and unemployment dropped from 7.5% when Clinton took office to 4.0% by the end of his second term, the lowest in 30 years. The poverty rate dropped to 11.8% in 1999, which was the lowest it had been since 1979.
Economy: Clinton gets too much credit for the good economy of the 1990s, which was already growing when he took office. The Republican-controlled Congress helped improve the economy by exercising fiscal restraint.  Clinton's failure to regulate the financial-services markets enabled the bad lending and Wall Street scams that led to the 2007 banking crisis.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by Wrabbit2000
Talk about putting more logs into the fire! That's what Geithner's plan is. He is definitely out of touch. What a tool for the NWO plan for Global Governance and to steal our money
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
reply to post by jimmyx
There's something far more important at stake here than a budget agreement, it's a little thing called Separation of Powers.
It used to be a system of checks and balances so that no branch whether executive, legislative or judicial could gather too much power unto itself.
Obama has a "kill list" already, now he wants to decide the entire federal budget by himself (maybe with UN input - who knows?)
That is a long-standing principle that is gone with the wind.
Hyperbole? This is overt fascism disguising itself as "representative government", I'm not the one exaggerating - that's coming from the White house with their super-duper unilateral powers that pale in comparison with the Lincoln wartime administration. At least Abe didn't indulge in assassinations. But hey, this is Battlefield America now right?
This isn't partisanship on my part either, the Republicans are just as bad, just as corrupt and just as guilty as the Democrats. It's brownshirts and blackshirts, the color doesn't matter because in their eyes were all untermenschen.
Originally posted by Skywatcher2011
I hope the US is VERY SATISFIED with voting in Obama...honestly a GREAT SPEAKER and a SUPERB LIAR!
Should have gone with Republicans because the US is officially screwed over.