Take a walk Mr President

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    Funny.. I don't see "In Allah We Trust" anywhere in this video
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    I can only hope that the present idiocy of the Republican(T) party continues. If they don't do a little reality check and begin to alter their extreme positions they are history in American politics. Just an observation.
     
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    Extreme ? Fiscally, there ain't no difference. Bush was a spending freak.. and a lot of that was the goofy wars. Obama has run up 6 trillion on top of it, and aside from the wars, makes Bush look like a penny pincher. Obama is the ultimate extreme spender. (just another observation)
     
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    Surely you jest. Back when I was a Republican they never submitted a budget which wasn't balanced. Once his own party got all over Nixon for asking for $18 billion of debt. You folks who absolutely don't know shit about how the government runs it's finances need to stay in a closet somewhere. The day the last Bush budget completed the interest due and payable on the Reagan/Bushes debt was $451 billion. That's nearly half a trillion dollars. Half a trillion that must be paid each year. Obama didn't cause this shit. Reagan and the Bushes did:

    Total U S Debt


    09/30/2009 $11,909,829,003,511.75(80% Of All Debt Across 232 Years Borrowed By Reagan And Bushes)

    09/30/2008 $10,024,724,896,912.49(Times Square Debt Clock Modified To Accomodate Tens of Trillions)

    09/30/2007 $9,007,653,372,262.48
    09/30/2006 $8,506,973,899,215.23
    09/30/2005 $7,932,709,661,723.50
    09/30/2004 $7,379,052,696,330.32

    09/30/2003 $6,783,231,062,743.62(Second Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Using Reconciliation)


    09/30/2002 $6,228,235,965,597.16

    09/30/2001 $5,807,463,412,200.06(First Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Using Reconciliation)


    09/30/2000 $5,674,178,209,886.86(Administration And Congress Arguing About How To Use Surplus)

    09/30/1999 $5,656,270,901,615.43(First Surplus Generated...On Track To Pay Off Debt By 2012)

    09/30/1998 $5,526,193,008,897.62
    09/30/1997 $5,413,146,011,397.34
    09/30/1996 $5,224,810,939,135.73
    09/29/1995 $4,973,982,900,709.39
    09/30/1994 $4,692,749,910,013.32

    09/30/1993 $4,411,488,883,139.38(Debt Quadrupled By Reagan/Bush41)

    09/30/1992 $4,064,620,655,521.66
    09/30/1991 $3,665,303,351,697.03
    09/28/1990 $3,233,313,451,777.25
    09/29/1989 $2,857,430,960,187.32
    09/30/1988 $2,602,337,712,041.16
    09/30/1987 $2,350,276,890,953.00
    09/30/1986 $2,125,302,616,658.42
    09/30/1985 $1,823,103,000,000.00
    09/30/1984 $1,572,266,000,000.00
    09/30/1983 $1,377,210,000,000.00

    09/30/1982 $1,142,034,000,000.00(Total Debt Passes $1 Trillion)

    09/30/1981 $997,855,000,000.00
     
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    Obama and the National Debt: President Misleads Public on His Role In Exploding the National Debt

    Obama and the National Debt: President Misleads Public on His Role In Exploding the National Debt
    Gary W. Patterson, Jr.

    Obama and the National Debt President Misleads Public on His Role In Exploding the National Debt


    Not surprisingly, President Obama is blaming the Bush administration for the debt racked up under his own presidency. Recently, on 60 Minutes, the president was asked to respond to critics who point out that the debt has gone up $5.2 trillion since he took office. In response, Obama claimed:

    “Over the last four years, the deficit has gone up, but 90 percent of that is as a consequence of two wars that weren’t paid for, as a consequence of tax cuts that weren’t paid for, a prescription drug plan that was not paid for, and then the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression. Now we took some emergency actions, but that accounts for about 10 percent of this increase in the deficit, and we have actually seen the federal government grow at a slower pace than at any time since Dwight Eisenhower, in fact, substantially lower than the federal government grew under either Ronald Reagan or George Bush.”

    Fact checkers from the Washington Post, Factcheck.org, and Politifact.com all agreed these claims are simply false. Obama’s assertion is based upon a Congressional Budget Office projection from January of 2001. The CBO had projected $5.6 trillion in surpluses from 2001-2011. As is so often the case, the government agency grossly overestimated revenue and underestimated costs. By 2002, the CBO was projecting a surplus of $313 billion. Instead, there was a deficit of $158 billion, a net change of $471 billion. Considering the 2001 CBO projection was so wildly off just a year later, it is striking how often it is cited by Obama and his allies.
    So why was the CBO’s 2001 projection so horrendously misguided? When the CBO put out their budget projection in 2002, they explained, “nvestment plunged beginning late 2000. A sharp drop in profit margins, probably tied to excess capacity stemming from over-optimism ... worsened that fall ... the contraction in the share of GDP claimed by corporate profits is expected to be one of the worst since World War II.” The economy entered a recession in mid-2001; then came September 11, 2001. “Investors, consumers, and businesses lost confidence. As a result, stock prices fell, consumers bought less, and firms sharply reduced orders for new equipment. Lower demand in turn led business to reduce their workforces.” Also, “[C]apital gains realizations in calendar year 2001 fell by nearly 20%.” Corporate tax receipts fell from 2.1% of GDP in 2000 to 1.7% in 2001, and were projected to fall to 1.5% by 2002.

    The CBO also grossly underestimated outlays in their 2001 projection. As a result of the recession and September 11, spending increased significantly. By 2002, the CBO was projecting unemployment compensation to soar 67%, and those on food stamps to increase 19%. Of course, there was also the war in Afghanistan. Authorization for the use of force in Afghanistan was bi-partisan and virtually unanimous.

    As we are all too aware, that $5.6 trillion in surpluses never materialized. The increased spending, tax cuts, wars, economic downturn, interest payments, and September 11 all contributed. As indicated above, we have added $5.2 trillion to the national debt since Obama took office. For the president’s claim to be accurate, only $520 billion of that amount would be attributable to his policies.

     
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    Hey...it doesn't take a rocket scientist to see that when Obama assumed an annual interest payment of nearly half a trillion dollars a year from the Reagan/Bushes debt he didn't exactly have a clean slate. You Think?

    ..............................ANNUAL INTEREST/NATIONAL DEBT.............................
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    Total U S Debt


    09/30/2009 $11,909,829,003,511.75(80% Of All Debt Across 232 Years Borrowed By Reagan And Bushes)

    09/30/2008 $10,024,724,896,912.49(Times Square Debt Clock Modified To Accomodate Tens of Trillions)

    09/30/2007 $9,007,653,372,262.48
    09/30/2006 $8,506,973,899,215.23
    09/30/2005 $7,932,709,661,723.50
    09/30/2004 $7,379,052,696,330.32

    09/30/2003 $6,783,231,062,743.62(Second Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Using Reconciliation)


    09/30/2002 $6,228,235,965,597.16

    09/30/2001 $5,807,463,412,200.06(First Bush Tax Cuts Enacted Using Reconciliation)


    09/30/2000 $5,674,178,209,886.86(Administration And Congress Arguing About How To Use Surplus)

    09/30/1999 $5,656,270,901,615.43(First Surplus Generated...On Track To Pay Off Debt By 2012)

    09/30/1998 $5,526,193,008,897.62
    09/30/1997 $5,413,146,011,397.34
    09/30/1996 $5,224,810,939,135.73
    09/29/1995 $4,973,982,900,709.39
    09/30/1994 $4,692,749,910,013.32

    09/30/1993 $4,411,488,883,139.38(Debt Quadrupled By Reagan/Bush41)

    09/30/1992 $4,064,620,655,521.66
    09/30/1991 $3,665,303,351,697.03
    09/28/1990 $3,233,313,451,777.25
    09/29/1989 $2,857,430,960,187.32
    09/30/1988 $2,602,337,712,041.16
    09/30/1987 $2,350,276,890,953.00
    09/30/1986 $2,125,302,616,658.42
    09/30/1985 $1,823,103,000,000.00
    09/30/1984 $1,572,266,000,000.00
    09/30/1983 $1,377,210,000,000.00

    09/30/1982 $1,142,034,000,000.00(Total Debt Passes $1 Trillion)

    09/30/1981 $997,855,000,000.00
     
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    freedom of religion does not endorse Christianity.
     
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    Cute self-absorbed video. So self-absorbed that the guy doesn't seem to notice he invoked three of our least religious, least Christian presidents. :clap2:

    Ironic.
     
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    Yeah, the guy is self-absorbed. But the video does show how this country was built on Christianity... which Obama will never admit, and seems to drive him crazy. By the way, I love your Avatar. Achmed with Jeff Dunham is my absolute favorite.
     
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    Deism is not Christianity; man is born free and everywhere enslaved by organized churches.
     
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