US Debt As A Road Trip

Submitted by: 5cats 4 years ago

In miles per hour so it"s easy to understand!
There are 29 comments:
Male 406
More fuzzy math from the right. Little Bush would be way over 300mph if the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were counted in the spending during his tenure.
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Male 319
Easy... let the Bush tax cuts expire.
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Male 1,803
The US Department of Defense has budgeted to spend $107bn in 2012 alone in Afghanistan alone (never mind the other stuff). Ron Paul may be a little left field to be taken seriously enough to ever have a realistic chance of election, but his suggestion of simply pulling out of everywhere and concentrating on being peaceful instead of aggressive has some merit - $107bn is some serious cash in anyone`s world, that`s more than the entire transportation budget, and 9 times what the budget is for tertiary education in the US.

The real problem is that a lot of this debt is owned by China. They might wanna call it in one day, just because they can. Or maybe to write it off, say, in exchange for Taiwan...
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Male 15,832
I think Obama has pushed beyond the point of no return. We`re now Greece, only there`s nobody else that`s big enough to bail us out.
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Male 3,285
Gotta love how americans want to get rid of taxes. WOnder if they realise that the country would become a slum pretty much overnight.
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Male 1,397
Obama? Oloveliness more like! I think Obama`s brilliant. But there again, I love faulty plumbing, too.
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Male 10,339
"Or you could ask why conservatives don`t give Clinton any credit."

Because we know he rode the coat tails of Reaganomics, until he had changed enough for it to not matter anymore.

You can thank Clinton for the the beginning of the housing crash.
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Male 523
"RON PAUL the only one that wants to return the country to what the constituation allows and does nto allow...spending like this is not allowed.

also, income tax is not allowed either. think of that next time you think Ron Paul is not worth voting for. "

Although I think Ron Paul has some ideas and beliefs that are insane and won`t work well at all, I do think his platform is more noble and in the right direction than any other person currently running.
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Male 156
So.... in conclusion, the President preforms better on blowjobs?
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Male 4,284
"Everyone likes to blame Bush Jr for the bad economy, but why does no one blame Reagan and Bush Sr for the economy of `92-`00?"

Or you could ask why conservatives don`t give Clinton any credit yet also don`t place any blame on Jr. Both sides only listen to what they want to hear.
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Male 3,412
Everyone likes to blame Bush Jr for the bad economy, but why does no one blame Reagan and Bush Sr for the economy of `92-`00?

Don`t answer that I already know the answer.
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Male 621
Yeah, and I`m sure the Republicans threatening to hold up on passing ANY bills in congress, including ones funding the troops and 9/11 victims (like they`re some kind of super-villains), if they weren`t allowed to extend Bush`s tax cuts*, had nothing to do with the size of the deficit too. I mean, tax cuts don`t affect the deficit, right? ;-)

Blaming Obama entirely for the deficit when Republicans have pulled this kind of nonsense is complete BS.

(*For those who`ve forgotten this incident, see here: "GOP Holding All Bills Hostage Till Dems Hand Over Tax Cuts" - The Atlantic Wire - 12/2/`10.)
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Male 835
DingDong - you don`t GET it. This country doesn`t want results, we want something to BLAME. Results require effort; blaming is fun and gets ratings.
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Male 735
i care (psh yea rite)
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Male 412
Not wrong, 5Cats: this isn`t the increase in the debt each year. It (implies) the increase in the 2012 projections, from year to year.

You can argue the CBO numbers all you want, but they`re the best available numbers for projecting budget deficits and thus debt. To a degree they`re provided by the administration - but the CBO has a Congressional mandate to provide fair and objective assessment of their numbers, period. It`s an arm of Congress NOT the executive branch.
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Male 36,400
@intrigid: You`ve been trolled, @OutWest was joking, eh? See: anytime anyone ever questions Obama? It`s racist! Or so cries the MSM.

@simbah: your "numbers" show the deficit at 2 trillion + per year under Bush, obviously wrong.
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Male 1,511
" The jackasses we elect now have little control over it. "
Elect Ron Paul and see what happens!
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Male 36,400
@simbah: CBO "projections" are based on information, right or wrong, the White House provided to them.

Obama has claimed that "ObamaCare will lower the deficit" and that (along with a host of bullcrap) caused the CBO to project numbers they said in their report were bogus.

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Male 914
"IT`s not his fault. He inherited a bad economy. This is a racist video."

The fact that YOU were the first to bring race into the topic shows that YOU are the real racist.
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Male 25,416
meh...
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Male 835
Here we go. Again. Ugh.

Look, we all know that the majority of all spending is already stuck in legal concrete from past administrations. The jackasses we elect now have little control over it. What they do control is how much of it we notice. And what we as American citizen notice is stupid sh*t - right where they want us.

Keep going though. Interesting comments.
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Male 412
/sigh

Look, I`m not a huge fan of Obama - and I`m certainly not a fan of increasing federal debt - but this is all very disingenuous.

The following figures are the CBO estimates of gross federal debt in billions of dollars for 2012, by year since 2002:

2002: 7,645
2003: 9,251
2004: 12,127
2005: 11,731
2006: 11,655
2007: Not available
2008: 11,236
2009: 13,410
2010: 15,259
2011: 16,389
2012: 16,002

Has Obama`s administration increased the federal debt? Yes, absolutely. But, has it increased it by as much as some people argue? No...

The CBO`s projections for 2012 gross debt increased by approximately USD 4 trillion from 2002 to 2005, but have only increased by just over USD 2.5 trillion since 2009.

This indicates that both Bush and Obama (and many previous administrations from both sides of the aisle) are responsible for this, folks.
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Male 36,400
vv Lolz @OutWest!
vv Lolz @8BitHero!
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Male 36,400
[quote]people do realize that CONGRESS is responsible for the budget right? NOT the president.[/quote]
That`s odd @jamie, I recall you blaming Bush for... every dratting thing wrong in the universe!

Bush signed the Democrat budgets, he deserves the blame.
Obama signed the Democrat budgets, when they bothered to make them, so HE gets the blame too! Try as he might to Blame Bush, the current US debt crisis is Obama`s responsibility.
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Male 546
IT`s not his fault. He inherited a bad economy. This is a racist video.
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Male 5,413
Money money money. Must be funny. In a rich mans wor-AMUUUUUURICA!
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Male 2,345
people do realize that CONGRESS is responsible for the budget right? NOT the president.

repub, get over it. you had congress and the white house and spent like crazy during those years.

obama and the dems are spending like crazy.

you both suck arse equally.

RON PAUL the only one that wants to return the country to what the constituation allows and does nto allow...spending like this is not allowed.

also, income tax is not allowed either. think of that next time you think Ron Paul is not worth voting for.

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Male 934
I`m under the mindset that default is the only option at this point.
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Male 36,400
Link: US Debt As A Road Trip [Rate Link] - In miles per hour so it`s easy to understand!
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