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Old 04-27-2008, 02:41 PM
 
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The McCain campaign does not figure the costs of extending the tax cuts into its deficit projections, although the Congressional Budget Office estimates that it would cost an extra $2.2 trillion over the next decade.
To adapt an old quote from some Republican figure whose name escapes me, "A trillion here, a trillion there -- pretty soon you're talking about some serious money!"
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Old 04-27-2008, 02:48 PM
 
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Why does that surprise you.
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:23 PM
 
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To adapt an old quote from some Republican figure whose name escapes me, "A trillion here, a trillion there -- pretty soon you're talking about some serious money!"
Why would he figure in the cutting of a tax cut, that is going to be cancelled?
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Old 04-27-2008, 05:34 PM
 
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Oop sorry America I forgot to work that in the budget. Will try to work it in my last year in office. hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha OH hahahahahahaha
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Home is where the heart is
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The election is now 98 days away--thought you guys might enjoy seeing what we were talking about 98 days ago.

Kinda gives a little perspective on how much things might change (or stay the same) over the next three months.
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:31 PM
 
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The election is now 98 days away--thought you guys might enjoy seeing what we were talking about 98 days ago.

Kinda gives a little perspective on how much things might change (or stay the same) over the next three months.
Thanks normie!

"With the national debt soaring to $9.1 trillion from $5.6 trillion at the start of 2001, in part because of the Iraq war and Mr. Bush’s tax cuts, a crucial question about the candidates to succeed him is “whether they are helping to fill the hole or make it deeper,” said Robert L. Bixby, executive director of the Concord Coalition, a nonpartisan organization that advocates deficit reduction. “With the proposals they have on the table, it looks to me like all three would make it deeper.”"

Visuals keep it in context don't they!


What are the candidates going to do about this?
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Old 07-29-2008, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Charlotte
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Face it folks, it's time to raise taxes. Always happens and this time will be no different.
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:24 AM
 
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Why would he figure in the cutting of a tax cut, that is going to be cancelled?
The thing that amazes me is even 3 months ago it was obvious McCain was promising something he couldn't possibly deliver. And it was obvious to everyone--even regular joes like the posters on this forum. So why did he even bother making such a promise, knowing that he would have to make yet another flip flop.

Doesn't that seem like poor judgement?

Why not just tell the truth from the beginning--we all know the economy's in trouble, he would have come out ok.

He couldn't guess that he'd have to change position in a matter of months? He couldn't guess the American people would remember this? He didn't realize that this is the age of the internet, that when you make bogus promises it shows up on you-tube?

Gee, I thought we were supposed to vote for McCain because he's the candidate with "good judgement" as a result of "more experience."

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Old 07-30-2008, 07:30 AM
 
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Default He doesnt do his homework because he doesnt care.

Why does anyone not do their homework?

The Wall Street Journal seems to think he doesnt care enough about the job to learn something to recite even on issues most dear to the American people. And (as maybe the WSJ article states, or another article) as Iraq is for the moment fades away as the hot topic of the day, taxes and the economy have become the #1 issue.

July 30 - "One of the miracles of this Presidential election campaign is that John McCain still has a chance to win, notwithstanding his best attempts to kick it away. In his latest random policy improvisation, the Arizona Senator tried to give up the tax issue."

McCain's Tax Blunder - WSJ.com
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Old 07-30-2008, 07:32 AM
 
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Why does everyone just look at raising taxes? There's another half to it. How about cutting spending?
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