Stop lying about the Budget

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    I heard an Obama mouth piece on TV last night say "the US is cash strapped"

    Well now, that is not actually the truth. Saying it that way makes it sound like were just not taking in enough money.

    The truth is were taking in more money every year than ever before. By a long shot. The Truth is the BUSH tax cuts caused an increase in revenues to record highs.

    It is not that were not taking in enough money, WERE FUCKING SPENDING TO MUCH!!!
     
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    You are correct. Tax receipts have gone down somewhat for the past two years because of the recession (which I assume the Obamabots are focusing on), but outlays have gone up significantly.
     
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    And they're wanting to spend even more...
     
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    As correctly noted above, while spending is up, revenues are nowhere near being at record highs. See the CBO's budget outlook from the beginning of the year:

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    This "new" austerity by the right seems to crop up essentially when a Democrat is sitting in the oval office. Given the timing, it's also dangerous. Britain and several other countries are employing massive cuts in spending and it's effecting their economies in some very negative ways. Given the fact that most US companies..became super wealthy as a result of government spending (Like Raytheon, Halliburton, Kraft, General Dynamics, GM, Ford, and a host of others) and given that we are still in a "recovery", spending cuts would probably do vastly more harm then good. And of course the cuts the right are suggesting affect the most vunerable in the country more adversely then anyone else.

    And it seems that the underfunding of agencies like the IRS basically left them not doing their jobs very well..in terms of collecting taxes. According to several articles I have read, there a billions in uncollected taxes swimming out in the ether. Add in that many other agencies that are suppose to be collecting fees for land usage by oil companies and farming industries are also behind. And left over Bush legislation, like the Medicare drug benefit, could probably stand to be overhauled.

    Is the US government spending to much? You bet. But now really is not the time to cut spending. Now is the time to increase revenues, rebuild infrastructure and continue to support the recovery. Once the economy is humming again...then austerity would be in order.
     
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    Yeah, the Bush tax cuts worked out great. Look at all the jobs all around. Where is unemployment now? 4...5%?
     
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    For 2 years, sure. The point however. Is no matter how much we take in. It seems congress will find a way to spend all of it and then some, and then tell us were not taking in enough money. Again.
     
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    Listen you stupid jack ass. All I said was those cuts in taxes produced an increase in Revenue. That is an indisputable fact.
     
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    Actually going by Greenbeard's chart..they didn't produce an increase in revenue. They either went down..or stayed flat.
     
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    SPENDING...Too much...
     

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