Republicans would make deficit worse

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    Its a cruel ol world, but the republicans can't save the ship they created, as much as they lie about it. It's back to the question, why would you elect a republican to mess up the budget again and toss more debt on your grandchildren. And the party of "do Whatever It Takes" Boehner would sacrifice your families in order to help the rich get richer. Amazing!!

    Estimates Say Fewer Jobs, Larger Deficits if Republicans Were in Charge

    Nothing is more important to Republican politicians these days than jobs and the deficit—at least according to Republican politicians. As House Minority Leader John Boehner put it in a "major economic address" on Tuesday, President Obama is "doing everything possible to prevent jobs from being created" while refusing to do anything at all "about bringing down the deficits that threaten our economy." Elect Republicans in November, Boehner assured his audience, and we will put an end to this insanity.

    According to the Congressional Budget Office, Obama's stimulus plan is projected to increase budget deficits over the next decade by $814 billion. But Republicans opposed the legislation refused to provide an alternative, and now insist that it's been a total failure. Republicans want to repeal it "lock, stock, and barrel," the reason, as Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell explained in July, is that "we all know that it's going to increase the deficit."

    Obama wants to extend them for the 95 percent of taxpayers making less than $250,000 a year; Republicans want to extend them for everybody.

    According to data compiled by The Washington Post, "the Democratic proposal would add about $3 trillion to the deficit during the next decade, while the GOP plan would cost $3.7 trillion." That brings the total Obama deficit to $3.784 trillion over 10 years, and its GOP counterpart to—drumroll, please—$4.155 trillion.

    Estimates Say Fewer Jobs, Larger Deficits if Republicans Were in Charge - Newsweek
     
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    Seems to me that the only objection the libs at Newsweak have with adding to the debt is when republicans do it.

    Ho-hum.
     
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    Someone bought Newsweak for $1 and actually overpaid
     
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    That maybe so, however the point being, if republicans do take control we can expect the deficit to be higher. Will Becks raiders vote for more spending or less?
     
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    We need to start by closing down FDR's Depression era Departments and mentality.
     
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    Hate to break it to you but Obama has ALREADY added 3 Trillion to the debt in less then 2 years with plans to add even more. HALF of every dollar spent this year was BORROWED with plans for the same next year.

    It took 8 years under Bush to add 5.7 trillion and in less then 2 we have added 3 trillion under Obama.

    Your figures are a lie.
     
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    I quit reading after "That may be so..."

    It's more than may be so, it's the fact, Jack.
     
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    "They're more suicidal than we are" is not a good campaign strategy for the Dems this year, because unlike the new Republicans, the old Democrats have a four-year track record.
     
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    Hmm, really? A lie. I don't think the article is talking about the past, rather the future. Are you refuting those figures??
     
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    No one is arguing media bias here, jack. That would be a thread out in the twilight zone, jack.
     

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