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  1. DamnYankee
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    DamnYankee No Neg Policy

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    Poll: Americans worried about size of federal deficit
    Americans are growing concerned about the deficit and the government’s intervention into the private sector, according to the latest NBC News/Wall Street Journal.
    Poll: Public increasingly concerned about deficit - White House- msnbc.com

    Is Obama's honeymoon over?
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    Its starting to ware off ... and now he owns it!!
     
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    It's true that many hopefuls, like me, are becoming more and more concerned about the potential deficit. This is the perfect opportunity for Republicans to improve upon their 26% approval rating (shown here), the lowest in history, and finally come up with an alternative solution to the economic woes instead of announcing position papers that include no numbers.

    http://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/WSJ-NBC_Poll090617.pdf
     
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    Perhaps President Douchebag can book a Conan shot, it worked with leno once...
     
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    MaggieMae Reality bits

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    At least part of the reason Bush continues to be blamed for the economic mess, as shown in this graphic, is because under his watch the public lost $5 trillion in retirement savings, credit card companies were allowed to loaded up traps for the consumer, and no one was paying any attention to the PEOPLE it affected until it was too late.

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    As the chart shows, most Americans don't blame Bush for the current deficit, and clearly they are correct. Obama created most of the current deficit by voting for TARP without understanding what it was and by jamming the stimulus through Congress. Without these two blunders, the deficit would be much, much lower.

    But even if we try to excuse these two blunders by saying that although he managed to project a calm and assured demeanor, being as inexperienced as he was, he panicked when he created nearly $1.5 trillion in new debt without understanding what he was doing, but the reckless abandon with which he is now proposing to create additional trillions of dollars of new debt for purely political reasons should not be excused by any Americans regardless of party affiliation. Take, for example, the Kennedy-Dodd health insurance bill that for a $1 trillion dollars does not provide universal health care but that does offer subsidies to families of four earning $110,000 while kicking the uninsured poor to the curb. The purpose of this bill is obviously to win middle class votes for the Dems in 2010 and 2012 and not to help the uninsured.
     
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    nah...bush is out of office
     
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    I personally am looking forward to hyper-inflation.

    I only wish I was much much more deeply in debt to really get the full benefits of it.

    Perhaps I'll go back to college just to crank up a tad more debt so that when the dollar isn't worth a continental I'll actually enjoy paying back those debts.

    Word to the wise folks...inflation isn't always a bad thing if you're ready for it.
     
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    Mebby he could even tell a joke about having a threeway with Mary Cheney!!
     
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    Bush was not President Douchebag, he was president Chimpola.

    He did try to go on Conan too, but it seems he didn't understand which Conan to go on..

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