If the Republicans win the Presidency, how much more debt will they add?

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    Yes, I know that it's up to Congress but, as we've all seen here, the President gets the bulk of the blame for the debt. So...

    How much more debt will a Republican president add to our national debt (once Obama is done) during his first term? 1 Trillion? 2? 4? 8?

    And if you answer "less than Obama" I'm gonna assume that it's a dollar less than what Obama has added in his first term.
     
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    For starters, defense spending will increase. Gotta keep that military-industrial welfare flowing.
     
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    If past performance is an indicator of future behavior, then when you combine the unpaid for war in Iran, the tax cuts for corporations and the ultra wealthy, then my target for the deficit increase over 4 years would be 3.8 trillion.

    But the war will be kept "off the books" and the tax cuts will be made permanent.

    So when the next Dem pres is elected, Repubs can say that it is all the Dems fault. Again.
     
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    Plus they will tank the economy worse than they did last time.
     
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    Well, according to the Tax Policy Center, Reversible Mittens will add 900 Billion by 2015...
     
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    If the Republicans win the Presidency, how much more debt will they add?"""

    If you believe Ralph Nader ("We are ruled by a two-party dictatorship") nothing is going to change.
     
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    It's amusing to watch a gaggle of progressives talk about what you think a conservative MIGHT spend compared to what Barack Obama, Harry Reid and Nancy Pelosi HAVE spent.
     
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    Well, once they start an unnecessary war with Iran, that's $1-2 trillion
    Continuing the Bush tax cuts and adding additional cuts will add another $3 trillion
     
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    No one has any idea. To pretend they do is laughable. Why don't you ask where we all bought our crystal balls instead.
     
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    You're right about a war with Iran being "unnecessary", Winger. If the mullahs had any fear of this Administration they would have backed off on finishing a nuke like the Libyans did. But that won't happen because Barry still thinks that sanctions will save the day and in his usual manner has attempted to kick another problem down the road by offering Israel arms if they don't attack Iran until after the elections. If you were Iran...would YOU be worried about the US? We're led by a man who's reaction to tough decisions is to vote "Present".
     
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