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Response to MannyGoldstein (Reply #11)
Sun Dec 30, 2012, 03:39 PM
Mass (26,040 posts)
12. A quick search on google could help you
Not sure what quote your refer to, My guess is that it is this one and probably this specific quote. If so, you may note that the point is that we need job creation and growth to help the issue.
And the real problem for our country is not the short-term debt. We can deal with that. It's the long-term debt. It's the structural debt of Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid measured against the demographics of our nation. That, then juxtaposed to the lack of jobs and job creation and growth.
Something he actually repeated later
That changed when we went into credit card debt, two wars, two tax cuts. We couldn't afford them. And boom, you have six point some trillion dollars of the debt goes to George Bush, $2.4 trillion goes to Obama, three times to George Bush, and Obama's was largely in response to George Bush and Hank Paulson asking us to bail out the financial structure of America. So we have to get real about what the problem is. The second piece of this, Senator Boxer and Senator Inhofe have a terrific highway bill. If we were to do that and do it quickly, we will save 600,000 more jobs than what the House is setting out to do. Three, we need to pass the infrastructure bank, which is bipartisan. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison of Texas and myself have introduced this, with Lindsey Graham of South Carolina and, and Mark Warner of Virginia. We have $2.2 trillion of infrastructure deficit in America. China's putting 9 percent of GDP into infrastructure.
More herefrom a town meeting in MA
Under no circumstances should benefits be cut to try to balance the budget,” said Kerry during the town meeting. He said that Social Security is not the driving force of our “near-term deficits” and is not currently in crisis. But, he said it could be reformed to strengthen it for the rest of the century. And, he has no problem with those discussions “paralleling” deficit negotiations.
Now, I am not in agreement with all he said. I think social security should not have been in the list, for example. But this is very far from what you claim.
So, no need for a bet. There are a lot of things to criticize when it comes to Kerry. No need to make things up. So, can you point me to where he says he supports Schumer. If he does, he is wrong, but I am so used to see people state their opinion as fact that I's like a basis before getting mad .
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