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Sat Oct 12, 2013, 06:34 PM

 

Remember when... "deficits don't matter"

“Debts and deficits were of no matter, no consequence, no interest to the Republican Party until Obama was elected...I find that strange given the fact that as the recession was still growing while the nation transitioned from Bush, millions of people were flooding the unemployment, food stamps and welfare rolls...and poof! Like magic we suddenly were obsessed with the debt and deficit, wild and out of control spending and the obsessive need for cuts. Didn't have anything to do with those millions of people that suddenly needed help, did it? Equally as interesting is the Republican obsession to make those cuts, er, reforms, to the very social safety net programs those millions of people fell into...And haven't quite a few Republicans openly accused those people that fell into those nets as being deliberately lazy? Willfully jobless? At fault for losing their jobs? Labeled them takers, moochers, leaches and parasites? Is there some correlation between the outward loathing of these people, the attacks on social safety nets when they discuss cuts in spending, the recession and this incessant whining over debts and deficits?”


http://www.huffingtonpost.com/social/shwicksdad/house-republicans-plan-shutdown_n_4089623_292028979.html

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Great insight!!

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Reply Remember when... "deficits don't matter" (Original post)
SHRED Oct 2013 OP
Cooley Hurd Oct 2013 #1
valerief Oct 2013 #2
ruffburr Oct 2013 #3
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #4
Enthusiast Oct 2013 #6
gopiscrap Oct 2013 #7
Laelth Oct 2013 #5

Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 06:36 PM

1. Cheney (as per Paul O'Neill): "Reagan proved deficits don't matter"

 

Apparently they only matter when feeding the poor.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 06:53 PM

2. Right, but who can keep track of all their inconsistencies and hypocrisies? nt

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:03 PM

3. MORONS in the house-

MORONS in the senate, Not all are repub either some are dino's, To them it's all about them and how to get richer and make a mark no matter how shameful that mark ultimately may be.

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:19 PM

4. Yeah fucking two faced assholes!

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Response to gopiscrap (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 01:11 PM

6. Two asshole faced...nt

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Response to Enthusiast (Reply #6)

Sun Oct 13, 2013, 01:14 PM

7. Better

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Response to SHRED (Original post)

Sat Oct 12, 2013, 07:22 PM

5. They've been doing this since 1980.

The old "two Santa Claus" strategy. Republicans spend like crazy. Democrats have to cut. It has worked perfectly for them. Clinton even had the budget balanced by 2000.

-Laelth

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