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Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:16 PM

Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt. Don't Believe Them

Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt. Don’t Believe Them.
Helping working people will not hurt the economy.
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/forget-the-debt-republican_n_5f248bb2c5b6a34284bac085

Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) last week gave an ominous speech prophesying the economic horrors facing America as a result of its terrifying national debt.

Relief spending on the coronavirus crisis pushed the country into uncharted territory, Enzi warned. By next year, we will surpass even the debt burdens imposed by World War II, he added. Inflation will rise like a beast from the depths to devour household savings. The economy will collapse, and future generations will be ravaged.

“Our grandkids will find all their money has been spent, and all they can do is pay more taxes,” Enzi argued.

Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) reiterated the message on C-SPAN Wednesday, calling the public debt “the greatest threat to our country right now.” Not COVID-19, not terrorism, not rising authoritarian political movements abroad. “It is our national debt that will take us down,” Buck said.

Both Buck and Enzi are following through on a rhetorical strategy Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) unveiled back in April when — after overseeing accelerating deficits throughout Donald Trump’s presidency — he suddenly cautioned that coronavirus relief must be limited out of “genuine concern” about the national debt. Conservative media are already attacking Joe Biden as a big-spending debt addict in thrall to the far left.

This is an old game, dishonest and unsophisticated. When Republicans have power, they cut taxes for wealthy people and spend like crazy on the military. (And banks and oil companies.) When Democrats are in power ― or when proposals to help working people are on the legislative table ― Republicans suddenly insist that adding to the national debt will bring a swift cataclysm.

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Reply Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt. Don't Believe Them (Original post)
dajoki Saturday OP
SWBTATTReg Saturday #1
mitch96 Saturday #2
Andy823 Saturday #4
crickets Saturday #5
SiliconValley_Dem Saturday #3
Midnight Writer Saturday #6
NCjack Saturday #7
Volaris Saturday #8
Doremus Saturday #9

Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:22 PM

1. I got eight words to say that would go a long way to resolving repugs debt concerns...

Repeal The 2017 Tax Cut and Jobs Bill.

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:56 PM

2. Republicans Resume Fear-Mongering About The Debt

Totally agree.. Just take back the money tRump gave them... Increase their costs on social security to a percentage.. They stop paying into SS at about $130,000. Stop subsidizing Big Oil Gas and Coal.. they don't need it. Have corporations stick to their bids. If it goes over bid or time fine them on a per day basis.. I think that's a pile of money right there...
Any other ideas??

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:19 PM

4. Exactly!

and find out how many people got their "loans" in the last stimulus bill that did NOT need the money, and make them pay it back, NOW!

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Response to SWBTATTReg (Reply #1)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:24 PM

5. 👆👆👆

Also provide proper oversight on federal stimulus loans, ya crooks.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 02:59 PM

3. we are being slowly strangled by oligarchs

"GIVE ME MY TAX CUTS!!!!"

soon followed by

"WE DON'T HAVE MONEY for the UNEMPLOYED!!!"

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:31 PM

6. Remember the Year 2000 when Clinton handed W Bush a budget surplus and

surpluses were forecast to continue for "as far as the eye can see"?

I believe the entire National Debt was predicted to be zero by 2012.

That's what Balanced Budget enthusiasts should be complaining about.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 03:37 PM

7. Let's go back to the FDR tax rates.

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:03 PM

8. Now I know they're gonna lose...and they know it, too.

Dumbass just gave the game away lol

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Response to dajoki (Original post)

Sat Aug 1, 2020, 04:10 PM

9. As night follows day so do the cries of austerity after a repuke binge at the public trough.

Burp ... "Oh those terrible Dummicrats went and used all our money on social programs!" belch ...
"Must cut Social Security!" bwaaaap ... "AUSTERITY!!!" burrrrrrp!


Fuck them. Let them stick their austerity up their ample posteriors.


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