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Conservatives’ simple task

January 30, 2013

Conservatives in the House of Representatives really had no choice but to postpone debate over increasing the national debt ceiling, as they voted Jan. 23 to do....

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Scarecrow57

Jan-30-13 12:50 PM

I first have to question why conservatives need to make the irresponsible Democrats be responsible.

Secondly, we all know they will just keep kicking this can down the road until the U.S. becomes a third world economy.

My recommendations are this. End ALL Subsidies; not just the ones you disagree with. Next end all foreign aid. Once we can pay our on bills then we can think about paying someone elses. Third reduce the military by 80%. We can no longer afford to pretend to be the protector of the world. Focus on closing foreign bases and bringing our troops home. Of course with Obama now putting troops in Mali the chance of this happening are NULL.

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Flapper

Jan-30-13 1:05 PM

It won't be long until we are pushed into dropping the unstable US currency for a more stable global currency. Remember the good old days when all you needed to improve society was a volcano and a virgin. Things used to be so much easier.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-30-13 2:00 PM

I have wondered that very same thing Scarecrow57. Cut the spending! It seems like such a simple thing but yet eludes the liberal minds. There has got to be a way to slow this speeding spending spree to get a chance to catch up a bit. Lets pass a BUDGET! Lets make some of those PROMISED cuts. I just read amidst all the rosy look how great the economy is doing a blurb about how the GDP actually shrunk in the fourth quarter. Paint it pretty if it doesn't work? I know I will have to spell it out for you _______ but at a later time, I want you to try to understand it first!

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Hilltopper

Jan-30-13 2:44 PM

Scarecrow makes several valid points. Cuts are needed across the board, from military spending to social programs. However, neither party is willing to grow a set and make the cuts, whether they be on military contracts or social giveaways. Spending money is always tied into being re-elected.

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 3:16 PM

ToT: you truly are one ignorant child. From the NY Times today:

'The United States economy unexpectedly reversed course in the final quarter of 2012 and contracted at a 0.1 percent rate... its worst performance since the aftermath of the financial crisis in 2009.'

If ZERO POINT ONE PERCENT is the WORST thing to happen to the economy in 3-4 years, I say we're actually doing pretty well.

Sometimes you need to read and digest facts before hitting those keys.

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 3:22 PM

Dear Tot,

Also if you cared to read the facts versus whatever your co-workers at the office are beaming into your brain, you'd have known that:

'The drop in gross domestic product was driven by a plunge in military spending...'

If the GDP dropped by 0.1 percent due to a CUT in military spending, then why the h*ell are you complaining? Aren't cuts what you always fight for? Or do you just massage your arguments to whatever pleases you? You can't have both ways, girl.

Once again, I encourage you to read and understand the facts rather than attempt to interpret them yourself, as you haven't exactly proven very effective at that.

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TiredOfTax

Jan-30-13 5:07 PM

Dear RS, you are so full of yourself that I am not going to help you by listing YOUR crap. But it DOES stink! Total liberal gibberish.

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 5:24 PM

TiredOfTax,

I may be 'full of myself' according to you, but please pay attention to the facts.

Once again: the GDP fell 0.1%, a mere fraction of a fraction and due to a decrease in military spending just as you wanted.

Your exaxct words: 'Cut the spending!...Lets make some of those PROMISED cuts'... and yet you want to either go back on your words OR won't admit you were wrong. Either way you look foolish and cheap for massaging your own argument by nitpicking.

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 5:26 PM

ToT: on another point, what a bum you are for refusing to accept an argument made against yours and instead choose to hurl insults just because you don't stand a fighting chance.

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laker88

Jan-30-13 6:01 PM

I'm also waiting for tot to offer a rebuttal..

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laker88

Jan-30-13 6:10 PM

I also agree with scarecrow re spending cuts, but as usual tot has it wrong, it's not simply a "liberal" problem, especially re scarecrow's referral to cuts in military spending, which I totally agree with. Also, when the big oil subsidies were brought up for repeal in Congress, 3 days later it was repealed. I'm sure it was just a coincidence that Mitch Mcconnell rec'd 150K from oil donors to his campaign war chest.

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drugsrus

Jan-30-13 7:16 PM

swizzer - you believe the NY Times??? You believe what "they" are telling you. "They" in this case is the liberal state approved media. Life is beautiful when you wear rose colored glasses. You really need to check FACTS. Facts that may notsupport your picture.

Remember there are lies, bigger lies and then there are ststistics. Keep looking and you can find numbers that support whatever you want. The reality is that the economy is still in the tank and will get much worse before it gets better.

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 7:26 PM

drugsrus: what on this planet is wrong with you? The fact that it came from NY Times means nothing; it's still a fact.

Here's the same fact from the Wall Street Journal: 'Gross domestic product—the broadest measure of goods and services churned out by the economy—fell at a 0.1% annual rate in the fourth quarter of 2012...'

And here from MSNBC: 'The U.S. economy posted a stunning drop of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter...'

Reuters: 'Gross domestic product fell at a 0.1 percent annual rate, its weakest performance since the economy emerged from recession in 2009...'

And for the h*ell of it, let's throw a not-so-'liberal' news outlet in here:

Fox News: '...the economy contracted at an annual rate of 0.1 percent in the fourth quarter...'

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rschweizer

Jan-30-13 7:27 PM

Does anyone else find it funny that ToT and druggy go bonkers when actual factual citations are paid out before there eyes?

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TiredOfTax

Jan-30-13 7:42 PM

Here is a fact, I want to go on the US credit type contract. One where I just spend all that I want. One where I need not ask for more credit. One that I do not care if I cam pay back ever. Just buy and spend all that I wish and let the debt just soar. Who cares? I just won't pay. It is the liberal way isn't it? No worries on if there is a budget, not a single thought into who pays anything or if anyone ever can pay it. Yea that is the road to... ruin! Just exactly like the great old USA!

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TiredOfTax

Jan-30-13 7:45 PM

U.S. economic momentum screeched to a halt in the final months of 2012, as lawmakers' struggle to reach a deal on tax increases and budget cuts likely led businesses to pare inventories and the government to cut spending. The nation's gross domestic product shrank for the first time in 3 1/2 years during the fourth quarter, declining at an annual rate of 0.1% between October and December, the Commerce Department said Wednesday.

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drugsrus

Jan-30-13 7:48 PM

the numbers reveal that the US economy is on the edge of depression. It will be the 1930s 80 years later.

Forget that - everything is just wonderful, let's all go on vacation with Barry, we're paying for it anyway. Maybe we can even shoot some skeet - he says he does that all the time.

If he was a Republican the impeachment would have begun already.

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DaveGibson

Jan-30-13 8:51 PM

This has to be, without a doubt, the most ignorant LH I've ever read.

Including military pensions, VA benefits, and such, 52.42% of the federal budget is military spending. Guess who refuses to cut military spending?

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Scarecrow57

Jan-30-13 9:00 PM

Dear ToT and rs. please take your childish rants to the playground and leave the adults to discuss thing s in a rational manner. You two really either need to get a room or duke it out.

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Scarecrow57

Jan-30-13 9:02 PM

Guess who refuses to cut military spending?

The Democrats and Republicans in Congress.

Just try to close the Watervliet Arsenal and Watch ole Chucky cry.

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DaveGibson

Jan-30-13 9:06 PM

We don't need to close the Watervliet Arsenal. We need to close 500 or 600 overseas military bases, maybe scrap a few thousand nuclear weapons.

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rschweizer

Jan-31-13 2:24 AM

druggy, 'the numbers reveal that the US economy is on the edge of depression. It will be the 1930s 80 years later' is categorically and factually incorrect, as the ACTUAL numbers published yesterday have already revealed.

You just want to continue saying the economy's in going in the tank when it isn't by spreading fear.

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rschweizer

Jan-31-13 2:26 AM

DaveGibson, excellent point. The numbers also indicate a slight shrink in the GDP by a fraction of a fraction due to a decrease in military spending. Call it irony perhaps. I still would rather see the GDP shrink by 0.1% due to a decrease in spending than a growth due to increased spending.

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MrBoB51

Jan-31-13 9:30 AM

Another Conservative task is getting rid of the McCain's and other RHINO's. McConnell and Boehner and their supporters are nothing more than a thorn in the side of Conservatives. Don't mistake us for those ineffective azzclowns. With the help of Progressives we now have less growth than Cuba. After Zimbabwe paid off their bills earlier this week, they have $217.00 left in the bank, thats $16 trillion $217 dollars more that the US has.

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MrBoB51

Jan-31-13 9:43 AM

It appears that many of you who support cutting the Military also support putting girls in combat, thereby adding to the Military. How can you support both sides of an argument and expect not to be questioned or be taken seriously.

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