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Old Today, 07:42 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Originally Posted by PedroMartinez View Post
Deficits ONLY come from spending.

I hope liberals join to call for spending cuts.
Join who?

GOP demanded more spending, and they got it.
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Old Today, 07:48 AM
 
Location: Florida
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Sorry Democrats are idiots that don't understand how government works and how the Republican Congress the last 6 years of Obama's Presidency deserves all of the credit for the good things that happened those years.
They deserve credit for increasing the debt by 8 trillion dollars.
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Old Today, 07:48 AM
 
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I'm all for confronting Trump on this. My favorite Pres. Bill Clinton at one point had a budget surplus. They should challenge Trump to see if he can top that. All he does is criticize everyone like he's the expert at everything when he's never done it.
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Old Today, 07:49 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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It's Congress job to pass bills, the President either signs or doesn't....all of our highest deficits have one thing in common, Nancy Pelosi Speaker and passing the spending bills.
Thank you captain obvious. The spending cuts were proposed by Trumps economic advisors, Larry Kudlow and Trump met with Paul Ryan and McConnellg9o to make sure his pet tax cuts got through congress. This was an unnecessary self inflicted wound.


Kudlow and Mulvaney said the tax cuts would trickle down and the revenue from the economy would reduce the deficit, Reaganomics part 2.
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Old Today, 07:56 AM
 
Location: Florida
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The Democrats had NO PROBLEM when Obama ran up the DEBT more than any previous U.S. President COMBINED. That was fine, and the useful idiot Obama supporters (Democrats) didn't say a word. That was criminal.
Did you have a problem with Bush increased it more than all presidents before him combined? Do you have a problem with it now that Trump is doing it?

Rand Paul has given two very good speeches slamming the GOP for their blatant hypocrisy when it comes to deficits. Both were in response to his own party budgets which guaranteed a sharp increase in deficits.

Not to mention the fact that GOP was on control 80% of the time when the debt increased under Obama. They insisted on less revenue and more spending all the while accusing Obama for increasing the debt. It's hypocritical as hell.
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
Location: USA
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Originally Posted by Goodnight View Post
Federal revenue is down for 2018 or close to what it was in 2016, but spending did increase. If they dint have the tax cuts the budget would be in better shape. Trump indicated he would balance the budget in 10 years, now we will have historic deficits. Thee is nothing preventing Trump from proposing his own spending bill. We need more revenue, we are not balancing this budget from spending cuts. We should have gotten rid of the Bush cuts that were renewed under Obama, instead we made a bad situation worse.
You're wrong again.

Federal Revenue By Year.

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FY 2020 - $3.64 trillion, budgeted.
FY 2019 - $3.44 trillion, estimated.
FY 2018 - $3.33 trillion.
FY 2017 - $3.32 trillion.
FY 2016 - $3.27 trillion.
FY 2015 - $3.25 trillion.
FY 2014 - $3.02 trillion.
FY 2013 - $2.77 trillion.
FY 2012 - $2.45 trillion.
FY 2011 - $2.30 trillion.
FY 2010 - $2.16 trillion.

https://www.thebalance.com/current-u...evenue-3305762
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Old Today, 08:00 AM
 
Location: Florida
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"When Republicans Are In Power, There Is No Conservative Party" - Rand Paul

https://www.realclearpolitics.com/vi...ive_party.html
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Old Today, 08:02 AM
 
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Sorry, but you don't understand the most basic accounting concepts.

Debt ONLY comes from spending.

We need to reduce the size of government and cut spending. Period, regardless as to which party is overspending.
You always rally for Republicans then act like both are at fault here...
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Old Today, 08:08 AM
 
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If you want to rip on Trump for the ballooning national debt, I'm right there with you.


But don't try to sell me that Obama did anything about the debt. He didn't. In fact he ran up more debt than all of the other presidents we have ever had. Trump might eclipse him if he wins in 2020.


That's FAIR AND BALANCED.
You did well here I repd you and we don't agree on this forum tons
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Old Today, 08:30 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Ignoring the deficit and great recession that Trump inherited shows your true partisan GOP colors.
Wrong again, I'm not a republican which should be obvious to anyone who reads my postings.
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