Republicans Will Outperform Democrats in 2018

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    Your comment had nothing to do with the conversation we were having. Go back and see.
     
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    Because they're a bunch of <insert favorite insult here> who are scared a democrat somewhere will say boo and the NYT will say something bad about them. Plus, we'd rather peg spending to inflation and let the economy grow so it would be easier to pay down the debt with the generated surplus than raise taxes and hurt the economy more. It would be amusing, though, to see the democrats' reactions as they watched money go by that they couldn't use to buy off constituent groups. No, this is about what you can do the next time you find yourself in charge. I will, though, confidently assert that you'll have no inclination to pay down the debt but will increase spending instead.
     
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    Judge for yourself:

    "Now, here's what I'm confident about, that our economic recovery plan, our 21st-century investments will create jobs immediately that would not otherwise be created. We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created"

    http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/index.php?pid=85080&st=&st1=

    Now, I'm sure you can complain that he wasn't really promising this or that or you can find ways to weasel around it, but that's just one example of Obama wanting us to believe there were lots of jobs just begging for funding and all we had to do was spend the money.
     
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    Dude, you're mixing up two different posters.
     
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    Why do Conservatives struggle so much with the English language?

    We've got shovel-ready projects all across the country that governors and mayors are pleading to fund. And the minute we can get those investments to the state level, jobs are going to be created"

    The Great Obama never had any jobs to give.....only funding for projects
    For governors and mayors to qualify for that funding, their projects had to be "shovel ready"
    Meaning they were ready to provide jobs immediately
     
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    We will cut some of your programs and spend more on things we prioritize no doubt.

    Also, it was impossible to pay off the debt AND get us out of Bush's recession. But how did the last Democrat do?

    Steny Hoyer says George W. Bush inherited $5.6 trillion surplus from Bill Clinton

    Axelrod claims Bush saddled Obama with a big deficit

    Bush: Surplus Justifies Tax Cut
     
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    Like I said, weasel words. It's plain that Obama wanted us to believe there was work ready to go, just begging for money. There wasn't.
     
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    Economically, the best we had was a democrat president willing to work with a Republican Congress willing to hold his feet to the fire. We don't have that now, and haven't for some time.
     
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    The Bubba/Republican Congress combination came the closest to balancing the budget.
     

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