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Old 11-07-2012, 09:12 PM
 
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Surprise...It is Obama.


Who Is The Smallest Government Spender Since Eisenhower? Would You Believe It's Barack Obama? - Forbes
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Old 11-08-2012, 02:07 AM
 
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Crickets...

You can't tell these people the truth. They run back to their echo chambers as quickly as possible.
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:48 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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Crickets...

You can't tell these people the truth. They run back to their echo chambers as quickly as possible.
No doubt.

Ken
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Old 11-08-2012, 03:58 AM
 
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CD members embrace right wing ideology not real facts...didn't you know?
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:35 AM
 
Location: Houston
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What are the total dollars Obama has spent versus his predecessors?
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:13 AM
 
Location: Word Traveler via Haslet TX.
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Woa Woa Woa hold up there Mr. Hot Air.......... Your facts are hurtful lol, Downright hurtful to the ears of folks living in the bubble. Lol thanks for the Link!!!
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:48 AM
 
Location: Sango, TN
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What I fault the president with is signing into law something that gives the federal government to force me to buy something.

I fault him for not working with the other side more. Now I know they obstructed, but a better politician could have used other ways to make them compromise. He extended all of the bush tax cuts.

That's another thing. Tax cuts don't show up as spending under reports like this. Obama has lowered taxes while in office without offsetting them with spending cuts.

So yeah, I have some bones to pick with the president.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:56 AM
 
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What are the total dollars Obama has spent versus his predecessors?
the value of the dollar changes over time --- the ford mustang used to cost $2500. It wouldn't make any sense at all to compare dollar amounts from 1965 to dollar amounts today.

the only reason to use total dollars is to distort the analysis to be LESS accurate so Obama looks worse. Of course it's obvious at this point that reality doesn't matter to everyone...
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:18 AM
 
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This article can easily fool the mathematically challenged ot those unwilling to consider the details. They are using the porkulus year of '09 as the baseline. LOL
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Old 11-08-2012, 06:36 AM
 
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the value of the dollar changes over time --- the ford mustang used to cost $2500. It wouldn't make any sense at all to compare dollar amounts from 1965 to dollar amounts today.

the only reason to use total dollars is to distort the analysis to be LESS accurate so Obama looks worse. Of course it's obvious at this point that reality doesn't matter to everyone...
http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/defa...s/hist01z3.xls

In constant 2005 dollars:

-----outlays------deficit
2008 2,703.8 -415.7
2009 3,173.4 -1,274.4
2010 3,081.0 -1,153.0
2011 3,126.3 -1,127.6
2012 3,212.5 -1,123.1 (estimate)

Again the reason spending hasn't increased under Obama is because they are using 2009 as the baseline in this article. He didn't have to increase it because it was already through the roof his first year in office.
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