What to cut: The Federal Budget

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    So the Left has basically two strings:
    1) The GOP screwed up so don't re-elect them.
    2) If they GOP does get in, what are they going to do different?

    On 1,while true (the Republicans thought they could become popular by pushing Democratic policies) we see what the Democrats did when they get in office. They turned the second best economy post war into crap and have compounded their mistakes every day. The GOP was thoroughly beaten up in 06 and 08 and even now the party bulls are in fear from Tea Party candidates.

    On 2, here's the list from Cato Institute.
    Downsizing the Federal Government
     
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    Creating a net -670,000 private sector jobs over an eight year period, leaving office with 780K jobs per month and 7% of GDP per year being lost is the "second best economy post war"?
     
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    Yeah.....let's totally-ignore The GREATEST Economy This Country's EVER Experienced....thru the use of tax-increases (the same rates we'll have, after BUSHCO's tax-cuts expire).
     
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    Stop with your winger links

    And as asked of you NUMEROUS times before, asshole troll, explain thru known economic standards how raising taxes improves a private market economy.... you continually ignore the request to prove your point, and you continually ignore and go back to your common troll tactic of posting winger links and little Bush pictures
     
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    What to cut? I say we start with defense spending. Next?
     
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    Oh boy, the government workers will be pissed at this thread.

    :)
     
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    Raising taxes and demonstrating fiscal discipline led to a decline in interest rates on both public and private debt. Lower interest rates incented higher investment.
     
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    That would be the only thing to be cut that would actually make a dent.... which is why the pretend rabbi troll and his ilk are so disingenuous....

    it's the same old 'let's starve government til you can drown it in a bathtub' garbage that it's always been for the reactionary right.
     
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    :cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo::cuckoo:
     
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    Try looking at the years BEFORE the Democrats took control of Congress.
     

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