The First Presidential Debate

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Registered: 06-25-2008
The First Presidential Debate
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Thu, 10-04-2012 - 8:30am

I wasn't going to watch the debate because my mind is already made up but I did anyways. I thought President Obama was horrible. He kept repeating strange statements and he didn't appear to know what he was talking about. It was like he had rehearsed for a different topic and was determined to stick to it no matter what. I'm so disappointed in the President. This is the guy who has been running our country for the last four years?

 

Brenda

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Registered: 05-05-2009
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 8:39pm
Tax cuts are not paid for as tax money is not owned by the government and given at their largess to us , the serfs.
Federal spending is the problem, how many times and ways do I have to say it? Tax revenues as a percentage of GDP is not meaningless, what are you talking about? It shows that we collect just as much money under high tax rates as low tax rates. It means everything.
Now, again, let's talk about the Obama plan going forward, what is it?
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Registered: 05-13-2009
Thu, 10-11-2012 - 9:08pm
Tax cuts are part of the budgetary process. If outlays are committed, then tax cuts must be offset by outlay reduction. How does Romney balance his tax cuts to current expenditures? I'm still waiting for you to answer the question. Why do you always deflect?

How is tax revenues as part of GDP meaningful when not considering expenditures? It was relatively high during the Clinton admin (20%) when we had more revenue than expenditures. Lower in GWB admin when expenditures were more than revenue.

I want to debate Romney's tax plan, and it seems you can offer to evidence to defend it. Game over.

Feel free to start another thread on Obama's plans., but I 've got to say that I'm mildly hopeful that things are getting better, Dow's up, unemployments down, and unlike Europe, the economy is growing.

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