Posts tagged deficit

think4yourself:

(via Deficits | The Moderate Voice)

Clinton kept the deficit low by putting the burden on the backs of the poor. Democrats keep bragging about how much Clinton did to bring down the deficit, over-and-over, and they skip straight over how welfare was gutted in 1996.
I’m sick of the revisionism and the hypocrisy of it. If Democrats have any integrity, they’d never try and pander to urban myths instead of true economic theory along with admitting to being bewildered by their impotence to assist and remediate the chronically impoverished.

think4yourself:

(via Deficits | The Moderate Voice)

Clinton kept the deficit low by putting the burden on the backs of the poor. Democrats keep bragging about how much Clinton did to bring down the deficit, over-and-over, and they skip straight over how welfare was gutted in 1996.

I’m sick of the revisionism and the hypocrisy of it. If Democrats have any integrity, they’d never try and pander to urban myths instead of true economic theory along with admitting to being bewildered by their impotence to assist and remediate the chronically impoverished.

Think about this when conservatives talk about cutting back on spending to feed, house and educate human beings or others shout about the sky falling when deficits fly sky high.

Think about this when conservatives talk about cutting back on spending to feed, house and educate human beings or others shout about the sky falling when deficits fly sky high.

Only an idiot turns down free money.

motherjones:

And tea partiers are those idiots.

Our infrastructure is crumbling, and we know we’ll have to rebuild it in the coming years. Why do it later, when it will cost us more and we very likely won’t have massive unemployment in the construction sector, as opposed to now, when the market will pay us to invest in our infrastructure and we have an unemployment crisis to address?

$1.2 Trillion: The Real U.S. National Security Budget No One Wants You to Know About

If Americans were ever presented with the real bill for the total U.S. national security budget, it would actually add up to more than $1.2 trillion a year.

Six Facts No War Supporter Knows

Few on the left has articulated “ yes, I want out of Afghanistan, even if religious (sic) extremists are left to fester to grow and attack us again” if any one has taken a stand for that choice (I haven’t seen anyone do it). That does not change the ambivalence I feel about Afghanistan.

Swanson points out that:

  1. For many months, probably years, at least the second largest and probably the largest source of revenue for the Taliban has been U.S. taxpayers.
  2. Our top consumer of oil is the U.S. military.
  3. Over half of every U.S. tax dollar is spent on wars, the military, and payments on debt for past wars and military spending.
  4. A leading, and probably the leading, cause of death in the U.S. military is suicide.
  5. The $33 billion about to be voted on cannot possibly be needed to continue the war in Afghanistan, because it is exclusively to be used for escalating that war.
  6. War would be the greatest evil on earth even if it were free.

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Hopes for a revenue bump dim

“Through March, the state had been running $2.3 billion ahead of projections for the fiscal year that ends June 30. But April came in behind by $3.6 billion, (California Controller John) Chiang said. The net effect is that, for the time being, California’s deficit has grown by $1.3 billion.”

Lack of money changes everything, too.