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REJOICE, America! It's 1993, All-OVER-Again!!!

Discussion in 'U.S. Politics' started by Mr. Shaman, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. Mr. Shaman

    Mr. Shaman New Member

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    Andy Well-Known Member

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    So the fact that he blew about $1 Trillion in additional debt, is irrelevant because he's going to reduce the deficit while increasing our debt?

    Tell me Shaman, what's the point of reducing the deficit, when you double the debt?

    Put it another way, if I offered you $10,000 dollars of debt, to reduce your monthly deficit by $10, would you take that? If so, I'll give you my phone number, I've got a great deal for you.
     
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    Precedence, Skippy, PRECEDENCE!

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    And we all remember what happened in 1993.

    Democrats got the Presidency and both houses (just like now)...

    ...and proceeded to try to enact the most leftwing, socialistic agenda in the nation's history (just like now). The centerpiece was Hillarycare, put together by the then-First Lady. When people realized what was in it, they called their Congressmen in droves, demanding that they vote NO. The plan was defeated, and the next year, voters kicked the Democrats out of every majority in the Federal government, as well as most states.

    Fast forward to today. Guess what was in the so-called "stimulus bill" that Obama just signed? That's right: Most of the long-rejected Hillarycare! With many of its newly-defined "crimes", bans against doctors making their own diagnoses, huge new bureaucracies, etc.

    But this time the Democrats were cunning enough to NOT publish it in a book as they did in 1993, and they rushed the vote through before the bill was even available to civilians to read and find out what was in it. So now it's law, and people are just beginning to find out what's been imposed on them in the dark of night, as it were.

    Last time they tried this (1993), the American people booted them out in droves at the next election.

    So, hopefully Mr. Sham-man is right: Maybe this will be 1993 all over again!

    :D
     
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    Yeah....the outcome was absolutely tragic.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    I read the date wrong, I read 1939 I think that it might be a little more accurate
     
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    PLC1 Moderator Staff Member

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    I already posted a thread about this very subject, only with a much more accurate editorial. It's right here.

    So, he's slashing the deficit to only half a trillion, when the last outrageously out of balance budget, before all of the bailouts and stealfromus bills were passed that is, was a mere slightly noticeable 4.77 trillion, 1.77 of it stolen from SS. Wow. He's promising to have a budget only slightly less outrageous than that, and do it in just four years!

    Now, I'm impressed.
     
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    You're an idiot if you think that he has a great plan. It will fail, because he doesn't have a clue what he is doing and it is apparrent in everything he's done so far.

    I can't even think of anything that has been a positive.
     
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    You make it sound like magic....when it'll (merely) be an act of COMPETENCE....by the same team that cleaned-up after Daddy Bush's economic-debacle.

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Republicans had better start stocking-up on crying-towels!

    They're gonna NEED 'EM!!!!!!!!!!!!

    :p

     
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    If those economists are right, then you're right too.

    Were those the same economists who predicted the current deep recession so accurately? Just wondering.
     
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    Seeing-as-how we've been living on borrowed (Chinese) bucks, ever since MBA Georgie decided pre-War tax-cuts were a good-idea, it doesn't take an economist to make such predictions.....only someone who's had to balance a check-book, rather-than running-to-Daddy (every time you've gotten yourself into another financial-jam).

    :rolleyes:
     
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    Followed by a sharp downturn in 2011, and eventually right back where we started.
    On a side note, I found a recent picture of Mr. Shame-an... Look familiar?

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    Does it take an economist to see that since we've been living on borrowed bucks for eight years due to increasing spending while cutting taxes, that increasing spending even more while continuing to cut taxes is going to increase the deficit even more? When Bush said he'd cut the deficit in half in four years, he was just blowing smoke. When Obama says the same thing, the smoke is still the same color, and that deficit he says he'll cut in half is now more than double the one Bush wasn't really going to cut in half.

    So, which is the best plan:

    Not cutting the $477 billion dollar deficit in half in four years, or
    Not cutting the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit in half in four years?

    It's a difficult choice, isn't it?

    The government has become quite good at not cutting the deficit in half. Almost as good as it is at not ending illegal immigration, not winning the "war on drugs" and not putting an end to Islamic Jihad.

    In fact, the federal government is great at not doing what it should be doing, while attempting to do what it isn't supposed to be doing.

    At last. Something that the federal government is really good at.
     
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