Sources: House of Representatives [PDF], TechCrunch
quote: The biggest hope for killing the measure perhaps lies in its likely substantial costs and sweeping expansion of the federal government. Ballooning federal government and burdening taxpayers with the expense of large new federal programs certainly sounds outside the line of traditional fiscal conservative rhetoric that's in vogue these days.
quote: The Tea Party will take care of Smith, he's done. But I would like to know who's going to take care of these fascists from the Left spending us into the ground and pissing on the Constitution.
quote: Republicans - are doing the exact same thing on an even larger scale.
quote: 1. Reagan. Record deficits
quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts.
quote: You keep wanting to assert that the democrats are the problem and the republicans are the answer.
quote: Neither does...
quote: It's going to take an awakening that it isnt the dems or the reps its Washington in general... You believe we can change it? Then WAKE UP!
quote: 1. Reagan. Record deficits2. Bush1. Record deficits (higher than Reagans)3. Clinton. Managed to balance budget by end of term4. Bush2. Record deficits.(higher than Reagan and Bush1's)
quote: A budget is merely suggested by the President. Congress hashes over the nuts and bolts of it before sending it in one lump sum to the President.
quote: What he is reffering to, prior to Obama and the current housing crisis that caused a major meltdown ofhte economy...1. Reagan. Record deficits2. Bush1. Record deficits (higher than Reagans)3. Clinton. Managed to balance budget by end of term4. Bush2. Record deficits.(higher than Reagan and Bush1's)Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts.quote>The problem is the fallacious manner in which you use "facts." Reagan negotiated a tax reduction and spending cuts. The later was never brought up in legislation by Tip O'neal. So yes there was record spending because of the record revenues from the tax cuts.Bush1 was never a fiscal conservative and look where it got him. In the primary against Reagan in 1979, he labeled Reagan's plan for the economy as "voodoo economics." Bush1 was wrong on economics and a promise not to raise taxes.Clinton was only successful because of his political survival skills and Gingrich's stubbornness, from his Promise with America, to cut spending.Bush2, was distracted by 911 and war. Also, like his dad he isn't all that fiscally conservative.What do the four above have, particularly Reagan who had a worse economy (stagflation) than Obama inherited, they all had functioning economies.Obama has spent more than any other president period. Read about stagflation, the "luxury tax" and other wonderful government meddling. The more they regulate the worse they make it. Look at all Obama has regulated and the cost to the economy.As for Smith, the legislation will go the way of the Dodo if people do what they did last time. But don't forget to look up the treaty Obama is negotiating on the internet with that bastion of fairness and sensibility, the UN. This bill can go away, treaties are forever...Now what was that you said? quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts
quote: Don't bother to try and 'splain that away. these are facts
quote: government jobs are at an all time low, yet they scream at every instance of expanding either, because chanting that government is too big will eventually make it true.
quote: It defies reasoning to me how someone who can be a tech enthusiast and not see simple logic
quote: Your entire post is a lie, and I refuse to legitimize it with rebuttals.
quote: Meanwhile, Democrats, long decried as "tax and spend liberals!", tried their best in reducing the national debt.
quote: The reason I believe GOP gets more spotlight from Jason is because GOP spending is generally aimed towards military or technology which is related to this website. Democrat spending is usually social programs which is nt related to technology, the ones that do get reported on here are generally related to the EPA and Global Warming which Tiffany Kaiser and Brandon Hill generally cover.
quote: And as a side note Ron Paul is my favorite person in Washington
quote: Jason can you remove my duplicate posts? I was having a network problem (AT&T surprise).
quote: Democrats tend to be cover center to center-right mostly leaving the extreme right to Republicans.
quote: Besides, parties are evolving things and the democrats or republicans of today are not the same as 100 years ago or more.