If Republicans were in Power

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If Republicans were in Power
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Fri, 08-27-2010 - 9:37pm

From Newsweek:



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

"Taxes are the price we pay for a civilized society."


       Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes

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Registered: 03-10-2010
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 11:46pm

Our choice seems to have been between bad and worse.

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Fri, 08-27-2010 - 11:57pm

(From Newsweek:)

Wow...we really don't need to read any further than that to get an unbiased, fair and balanced commentary....now do we? LOL!

Funny how the liberals are spinning how bad things are. Two years ago, it was hope and change baby, Obama's going to save us all! A couple of trillion dollars later, we have staggering debt, skyrocketing unemployment, expensive, failing, job killing policies, and not a glimmer of hope on the horizon.

So....all the liberals can come up with is...."It would have been sooooo much worse if the Republicans were in charge"?????

Please!

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Registered: 03-01-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 1:00am

If you read a little further, you'd find a quote from 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" .

Is the Washington Post too far to the left to consider seriously?

How about the Congressional Budget Office?

The CBO has announced that extending the Bush tax cuts would Bush tax cuts would cause "daunting long-term fiscal challenges" and "reduce long-term economic growth."

Oh, those liberals spinners at the CBO ;)

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 4:09am

(Is the Washington Post too far to the left to consider seriously?))

Um.....yes. Especially the commentaries.

((How about the Congressional Budget Office?))

The CBO can only process information that they are given....by the Democrats. So, obviously, if they are given skewed information they results will be skewed as well.

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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 8:55am

They are on a never ending quest to bring back 1929.

All one has to do is to check history. Reagan doubled the national debt, and Bush did the same. Except that history is a liberal plot as well, when it contradicts their bankrupt ideology.

De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt anymore.

dablacksox

Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.




Edited 8/28/2010 8:58 am ET by dablacksox

dablacksox


Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 10:25am

(Reagan doubled the national debt, and Bush did the same. )

And Obama quadrupled it. For what? We are still unemployed. Banks still aren't lending. People are still being forced from their homes. Healthcare premiums are skyrocketing faster than ever before. And now we still have crushing debt and out-of-control spending that made Bush look like a penny pinching miser.

Enough is enough.

How true...".De Nile. It's not just a river in Egypt anymore."

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Registered: 04-09-2007
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:05am

I don't think banks would be lending regardless

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Registered: 10-28-2009
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:06am
I don't know where you have been, but liberals here recognized that it was going to be ugly (the economy) for quite a long time. The only people who seemed to think that Obama was going to be a miracle worker were conservatives because they were the ones who kept bringing it up.
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Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:07am
LOL! What a world this is with all the "plants" and "skewing" going on by those darn Democrats.
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Registered: 07-19-2010
Sat, 08-28-2010 - 11:24am

(I don't know where you have been, but liberals here recognized that it was going to be ugly (the economy) for quite a long time. The only people who seemed to think that Obama was going to be a miracle worker were conservatives because they were the ones who kept bringing it up.)

And I don't know where YOU have been, but Obama lost the Independent voter already. They are not conservative.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/38711239/ns/politics/

He's even beginning to lose the democrat's support:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2010/may/21/anti-obama-tack-buoys-some-democrats/

There are even a few cracks showing in his hispanic support:

http://www.newsmax.com/InsideCover/barack-obama-hispanic-support-voters-poll/2010/07/27/id/365764

The problem is that Obama, Pelosi, and Reid are deeply out of touch with the American people. They are pushing their agenda without any regards to what their constituents want. All the democrats will pay a price for this arrogance.

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