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The last 3 GOP POTUS's added more than $12 trillion to the national debt

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  • West Virginia
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    Ronald Raygun tripled the national debt in eight years, from less than one trillion dollars to more than $2.5 trillion. he promised to balance the budget in his first four years, but never submitted one single balanced budget.

    Then Shrub daddy doubled the national debt again in only four years, to over $4.5 trillion.

    Then Bubba Clinton added another trillion dollars to the debt before balancing the budget and leaving office with a $200 billion annual surplus.

    Then Shrub Jr. destroyed the balanced budget in his first six months, and doubled then national debt yet again, adding more than all presidents before him added together. He wasted $3 trillion on welfare tax cuts for the wealthy, and another $3 trillion on the stupid Iraq/Afghan wars. And also destroyed the whole U.S. and global economies with deregulation of banks and real estate loaners. He left office with a $1.2 trillion annual deficit. And he did it with a republican congress for his first six years.

    Obama has spent six years cleaning up Shrub Jr.'s mess. He has cut the deficit in half, and brought the country out of the greatest recession since 1929. And he has done it in spite of the GOP obstruction at every effort he has made.

    So what Obama has added to the debt is really the fault of the republicans. But just with the $1.6 trillion the Raygun added, and the $2 trillion that Shrub daddy added, and the $6.5 trillion that Shrub Jr. added, plus the $1.2 trillion he left Obama with for fiscal year 2009, that comes to $11.3 trillion the GOP has added to the national debt.

    So the real issue is, the GOP claiming to be the fiscally responsible party is the biggest lie in the history of America. And to make it worse, the spineless democrats don't even have the nerve to make this clear to the American people.

    The democrats have also let the republicans get away with stealing $3 trillion from the Social Security fund. The GOP is also destroying aid to the poor, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and education, and trying to divert all that money to the war machine.

    Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran is McCain"s favorite song. And it's Lindsey Graham's campaign theme in his bid for POTUS.

    And the leading con for POTUS, Donald Trump wants to create another enemy with Mexico.

    America is already creating enemies faster than we can kill them.

    So if this country puts another con in the White House, we are going to have war and the destruction of all social programs. And the GOP will double the national debt yet again.

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    Ft.myers, FL
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    rjhangover Wrote:

    Ronald Raygun tripled the national debt in eight years, from less than one trillion dollars to more than $2.5 trillion. he promised to balance the budget in his first four years, but never submitted one single balanced budget.

    Then Shrub daddy doubled the national debt again in only four years, to over $4.5 trillion.

    Then Bubba Clinton added another trillion dollars to the debt before balancing the budget and leaving office with a $200 billion annual surplus.

    Then Shrub Jr. destroyed the balanced budget in his first six months, and doubled then national debt yet again, adding more than all presidents before him added together. He wasted $3 trillion on welfare tax cuts for the wealthy, and another $3 trillion on the stupid Iraq/Afghan wars. And also destroyed the whole U.S. and global economies with deregulation of banks and real estate loaners. He left office with a $1.2 trillion annual deficit. And he did it with a republican congress for his first six years.

    Obama has spent six years cleaning up Shrub Jr.'s mess. He has cut the deficit in half, and brought the country out of the greatest recession since 1929. And he has done it in spite of the GOP obstruction at every effort he has made.

    So what Obama has added to the debt is really the fault of the republicans. But just with the $1.6 trillion the Raygun added, and the $2 trillion that Shrub daddy added, and the $6.5 trillion that Shrub Jr. added, plus the $1.2 trillion he left Obama with for fiscal year 2009, that comes to $11.3 trillion the GOP has added to the national debt.

    So the real issue is, the GOP claiming to be the fiscally responsible party is the biggest lie in the history of America. And to make it worse, the spineless democrats don't even have the nerve to make this clear to the American people.

    The democrats have also let the republicans get away with stealing $3 trillion from the Social Security fund. The GOP is also destroying aid to the poor, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, and education, and trying to divert all that money to the war machine.

    Bomb bomb bomb, bomb bomb Iran is McCain"s favorite song. And it's Lindsey Graham's campaign theme in his bid for POTUS.

    And the leading con for POTUS, Donald Trump wants to create another enemy with Mexico.

    America is already creating enemies faster than we can kill them.

    So if this country puts another con in the White House, we are going to have war and the destruction of all social programs. And the GOP will double the national debt yet again.

    Hey, hangover ; I've been preaching that for years; however nobody likes me. So I go back in my cave and count the cockroaches I can eat tonight; sorry I'm kidding , but that will be the future if we continue on this path. The truth hurts.
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    Why does it take the American people so long to learn the Truth? I guess they are too busy bowling and golfing to notice these things. But the REAL DEAL is that for almost 57 years, we have been gradually taken over by the Communists. I have spoken about this many times, but gradually the GOP has been taken over by the Communists. By combining endless propaganda, (on radio & TV) & infiltration of our political parties, the forces of communism have succeeded in taking over the Republican Party, & now you hear strange nonsense coming out of their mouths, while they act like a clown circus of buffoons, who are not smart enough to run a car wash. Most of them have phoney diplomas from fake colleges. Like Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, and Oral Roberts College.

    These are totally bogus fake preachers, who developed a way to raise extra money, by handing out totally bogus diplomas to those who could never graduate from a real college. And if these "fakes" went out to get a real job, they would get caught immediately. So they "Rig" an election or 2, & that way they can "fake" being smart enough to govern the American people. Some of them are easy to spot --- they utter pure nonsense most of the time, & do not know anything about true History, or much of anything else. (They can put on a good front by hiring a fairly smart secretary). In their fake colleges, they are steadily brain-washed to believe phoney Religion, & fake History. Being naiive, they may actually BELIEVE it. But do not feel sorry for them, since their main instinct in life is to make as much money as possible, by any fraudulent means available. For instance, stealing YOUR Social Security money -- or buying armaments by the millions for a stupid unnecessary WAR, or by robbing govt agencies blind, (an inside job) & never getting caught, or having to pay it back.

    Their favorite Theft targets are like the Housing Agency for the Poor. (like HUD). I've noticed them robbing the HUD in my state at least 6 times in the last 15 years, never get caught, or fired, or put into prison, -- & of course, NEVER having to Pay it Back. The thing to notice here, is that they have NO HUMAN CONSCIENCE about robbing the Poor. It is the OPPOSITE of the Christian Values our Founders Taught us, or we learned from our TRUE Churches. You might say they are the OPPOSITE of Jesus Christ, who taught us to be Charitable, Kind, & Caring People. What is the Opposite of Christ? The ANTI-CHRIST, the Evil one that brings down the whole world, by deceit, greed, & ignorance. You may have heard him referred to as the "Devil". But after a fine education in one of the right wing colleges, YOU TOO can serve the Devil. You can start Wars, and rob the poor or the elderly or the orphans. You can lie to the American people all day and night, (without conscience). Right-Wing churches & ideology are "Demonic" and ANTI-CHRIST, in their true perspective. They worship MONEY, & they will follow the course that leads them to the most RICHES, the fastest. -- They will betray their family, their God and their Country, -- for Greed & Money.

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    eternal flame Wrote:

    Why does it take the American people so long to learn the Truth? I guess they are too busy bowling and golfing to notice these things. But the REAL DEAL is that for almost 57 years, we have been gradually taken over by the Communists. I have spoken about this many times, but gradually the GOP has been taken over by the Communists. By combining endless propaganda, (on radio & TV) & infiltration of our political parties, the forces of communism have succeeded in taking over the Republican Party, & now you hear strange nonsense coming out of their mouths, while they act like a clown circus of buffoons, who are not smart enough to run a car wash. Most of them have phoney diplomas from fake colleges. Like Jerry Falwell's Liberty University, and Oral Roberts College.

    These are totally bogus fake preachers, who developed a way to raise extra money, by handing out totally bogus diplomas to those who could never graduate from a real college. And if these "fakes" went out to get a real job, they would get caught immediately. So they "Rig" an election or 2, & that way they can "fake" being smart enough to govern the American people. Some of them are easy to spot --- they utter pure nonsense most of the time, & do not know anything about true History, or much of anything else. (They can put on a good front by hiring a fairly smart secretary). In their fake colleges, they are steadily brain-washed to believe phoney Religion, & fake History. Being naiive, they may actually BELIEVE it. But do not feel sorry for them, since their main instinct in life is to make as much money as possible, by any fraudulent means available. For instance, stealing YOUR Social Security money -- or buying armaments by the millions for a stupid unnecessary WAR, or by robbing govt agencies blind, (an inside job) & never getting caught, or having to pay it back.

    Their favorite Theft targets are like the Housing Agency for the Poor. (like HUD). I've noticed them robbing the HUD in my state at least 6 times in the last 15 years, never get caught, or fired, or put into prison, -- & of course, NEVER having to Pay it Back. The thing to notice here, is that they have NO HUMAN CONSCIENCE about robbing the Poor. It is the OPPOSITE of the Christian Values our Founders Taught us, or we learned from our TRUE Churches. You might say they are the OPPOSITE of Jesus Christ, who taught us to be Charitable, Kind, & Caring People. What is the Opposite of Christ? The ANTI-CHRIST, the Evil one that brings down the whole world, by deceit, greed, & ignorance. You may have heard him referred to as the "Devil". But after a fine education in one of the right wing colleges, YOU TOO can serve the Devil. You can start Wars, and rob the poor or the elderly or the orphans. You can lie to the American people all day and night, (without conscience). Right-Wing churches & ideology are "Demonic" and ANTI-CHRIST, in their true perspective. They worship MONEY, & they will follow the course that leads them to the most RICHES, the fastest. -- They will betray their family, their God and their Country, -- for Greed & Money.

    No Eternal; I guess you don't know what communism is; if so then also the 1% has to hand over all their money; I doubt it the rich GOP members want that.

    Greed and money is neither a "communistic" ideal . TRUE churches do not exist; they all sell snake oil, in order to have power over the people as well have tax free money and huge properties.

    One thing I liked which "hangover" said is : "We create more enemy's at present than we can kill" Probably AMC is going to "bless" that as well.

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    I don't know if you'll find this useful, but since the end of the Bush recession (Q2 2009) until the end of the first quarter 2015, national debt has gone up a hair over $6.6 trillion. That is the same dollar increase as in the period from Q2 1995 to the end of the Bush recession. Both of those periods created more debt than from the start of the country to Q1 2003. I'm not sure if those figures are in constant dollars.

    research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/GF...

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    In the nation's priorities of things that need fixing, I would put the national debt and deficit spending near the bottom. Federal government deficit spending during a recession is essential for economic recovery. Austerity programs only exasperate the situation. We have discussed deficit spending and debt in this website many times in the past. I won't regurgitate those points again, but for more insight I'll refer you to this Government is Good website, and an article by Douglas J. Amy, Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College.

    The Deficit Scare: Myth vs. Reality

    Douglas Amy does not appear to be a Modern Monetary Theorist, but like Paul Krugman and other noted economists, during recessions we need MORE government spending and not less.

    Read and enjoy...and quit worrying about the debt. Republicans don't care about the debt when they are in office because they understand the importance of government deficit spending for a robust economy. It's only when they are out of office that they start the fear mongering about passing on our debt to our children. It's all bull pucky.

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    Schmidt Wrote:

    In the nation's priorities of things that need fixing, I would put the national debt and deficit spending near the bottom. Federal government deficit spending during a recession is essential for economic recovery. Austerity programs only exasperate the situation. We have discussed deficit spending and debt in this website many times in the past. I won't regurgitate those points again, but for more insight I'll refer you to this Government is Good website, and an article by Douglas J. Amy, Professor of Politics at Mount Holyoke College.

    The Deficit Scare: Myth vs. Reality

    Douglas Amy does not appear to be a Modern Monetary Theorist, but like Paul Krugman and other noted economists, during recessions we need MORE government spending and not less.

    Read and enjoy...and quit worrying about the debt. Republicans don't care about the debt when they are in office because they understand the importance of government deficit spending for a robust economy. It's only when they are out of office that they start the fear mongering about passing on our debt to our children. It's all bull pucky.

    Schmidt; hope you are feeling better. About "debt" ; my idea is a bit different. Just in the news the big three aerospace companies here got a another 20.9 billion contract from the airforce. So lets print some more money to pay for that; then we have our "bomb" dropping exercise in Syria /Iraq which cost millions per day. So it is not the "debt" but where do you spent it on. You don't get anything back for war equipment; it is pure waste, no return on investment, let alone any benefit for "food" stamp people. So the "bull pucky" is all over the place.
  • Liberal Democrat
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    Dutch -- Yes I agree. Our spending priorities are wrong. Less on defense and more on education, social programs and rebuilding our infrastructure. But the debt itself should not be an issue when we have projects begging for money. The tax code also needs to be revamped. And yes I'm feeling much better after major surgery and a week in the hospital.
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    Schmidt Wrote: Dutch -- Yes I agree. Our spending priorities are wrong. Less on defense and more on education, social programs and rebuilding our infrastructure. But the debt itself should not be an issue when we have projects begging for money. The tax code also needs to be revamped. And yes I'm feeling much better after major surgery and a week in the hospital.
    Major surgery? Did you get a sex change? ha ha. Anyway my feeling about our expenditure is that we are following the same path of Hitler, money wise. He did also spent it mostly on war equipment; result the Deutsch Mark became worthless.