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neoplacebo wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 7:09 am
... In any case, I saw the Boeing CEO on tv the other day and I thought he looked remarkably like my avatar Max Headroom. It was weird.
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:shock: See? I told you he was up to something. Somebody needs to keep an eye on this guy.

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Rush Limbaugh admits GOP's fiscal attacks on Obama were "bogus," defends Trump's deficit
Death of the deficit hawks: "Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore," says host who drove the Tea Party uprising


Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh admitted that Republican fear-mongering over the federal deficit under President Obama was “bogus,” while defending the deficit's explosive rise to $1 trillion under President Trump.

During Limbaugh’s show on Tuesday, a caller suggested that Republicans should nominate a young fiscal conservative instead of Trump, citing the rising deficit. Limbaugh dismissed the concerns, declaring that fiscal conservatism was basically a sham all along....

“Nobody is a fiscal conservative anymore,” Limbaugh shot back. “All this talk about concern for the deficit and the budget has been bogus for as long as it’s been around.”

That’s quite the statement from Limbaugh, who spent the entirety of the Obama years attacking the president over rising deficits.

In 2009, Limbaugh ranted that Obama was a “coward” without the “spine” or “gonads” to admit he was responsible for driving up the deficit (rather than the two wars President George W. Bush started while cutting taxes).

In 2011, Limbaugh bizarrely claimed that Obama was "the architect of deficits and debt unheard of in this nation."

The late Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., spent the entirety of his 2008 presidential campaign warning about rising deficits, CNN noted. The 2010 rise of the Tea Party, which fueled massive Republican gains in that year's midterm elections, was fueled largely by claims that federal spending was out of control. Former House Speaker Paul Ryan made an entire career out of rhetoric decrying the rising national debt. Then he led the charge to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut for the rich and corporations, leading to the $1 trillion deficit Republicans apparently no longer care about.

Trump himself vowed to be a savior, promising that he would eliminate not just the budget deficit but the entire $22 trillion debt within two terms as president during his 2016 campaign....
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So was Rush lying then or is he lying now?😵
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GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:15 pm
So was Rush lying then or is he lying now?😵
Yes.

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O Really wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:37 pm
GoCubsGo wrote:
Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:15 pm
So was Rush lying then or is he lying now?😵
Yes.
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Trump adds $4.1 trillion to national debt. Here's where the money went

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2017: Still Obama’s strong economy.
Since 2017: Illusion of economic strength financed by deficit spending.

Clinton - deficits into surpluses.
Shrub - surpluses into deficits, only reduced the deficit 3 years out of 8.
Obama - reduced the deficit 5 years out of 8, kept it essentially stable one other year.
Dolt .45 and the GOP - now increasing the deficit yuuugely.
The pattern is clear.
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They will keep sabotaging the economy by tax cuts and increases in military spending until the government defaults; they will then declare emergency chaos and bigly looking at things at which point they will become the "deep state" they howl against. You bet'cha.

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neoplacebo wrote:
Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:53 pm
They will keep sabotaging the economy by tax cuts and increases in military spending until the government defaults; they will then declare emergency chaos and bigly looking at things at which point they will become the "deep state" they howl against. You bet'cha.
National Debt on Inauguration Day: $19,947,304,555,212.49
National Debt Today: $22,829,455,689,908.62

Getting close to $3T, make sure your party duds are dry cleaned.
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bannination wrote:National Debt on Inauguration Day: $19,947,304,555,212.49
National Debt Today: $22,926,602,224,587.40
Just $20B+, a little over a week, until we hit $3T.

US budget deficit hits nearly $1 trillion. Does it matter?

Reagan/Bush - large deficit increase.
Clinton - deficits into surpluses.
Bush 2 - surpluses into deficits, only reduced the deficit 3 years out of 8.
Obama - reduced the deficit 5 years out of 8, kept it essentially stable one other year.
Trump and the GOP - now increasing the deficit yuuugely.
The pattern is clear.

2017: Still Obama’s strong economy while he reduced the deficit 5 years out of 8 and kept it essentially stable one other year.
Since 2017: Illusion of economic strength financed by Trump and the GOP’s massive deficit increase. Anyone can do that.
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Vrede too wrote:
Fri Oct 25, 2019 6:26 pm
bannination wrote:National Debt on Inauguration Day: $19,947,304,555,212.49
National Debt Today: $22,926,602,224,587.40
Just $20B+, a little over a week, until we hit $3T....
Dammit, I missed the day, may have miscalculated the pace. Anyhow:

:happy-cheerleaderkid: Hooray for "fiscal conservatism"!
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But it's getting better since the trumps saved us. Ivanka, all by herveryownself, personally created 14 million jobs.




https://www.vox.com/2019/11/12/20961764 ... bs-whopper

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:10 pm
But it's getting better since the trumps saved us. Ivanka, all by herveryownself, personally created 14 million jobs.

https://www.vox.com/2019/11/12/20961764 ... bs-whopper
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Good list. Thanks

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billy.pilgrim wrote:
Fri Dec 20, 2019 9:04 am
Good list. Thanks
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Farmer: Trump's $28 billion bailout isn't worth the trade war

The farmer bailouts necessitated by Dolt .45's poorly thought out tariffs have exceeded the auto industry bailouts necessitated by the Shrubcession, ones that ODS Repugs screeched about incessantly.
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banni, the debt tally in the banner is about to take a YUGE $2T+ jump. It's a shame that PINO and the Repugs already had us in such a deficit hole.
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