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Not complicated

March 29, 2013

I love the AT&T commercials with the guy and the kids. The tag line – “It’s not complicated” – is perfect for explaining the federal budget situation. It’s not complicated....

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Premier

Mar-30-13 10:44 AM

These Dems are just like little children, they ask why, you tell them an answer and they still ask "why".

Is it ignorance or ego that drive these people?

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no1philly

Mar-30-13 9:31 AM

yea this philly parasite was right no facts. i vote democrat because im not a millionare or bigot

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CarlHiller

Mar-30-13 9:27 AM

"If there was no surplus under Clinton what was Bush giving back to the people after he became president?" That's an easy one CMReeder - It was more borrowed money. It doesn't matter which party, they are both sending us to the poorhouse. If both sides could agree that an elitist core inside both parties are to blame for the huge debt we taxpayers owe, then maybe we can concentrate on how to make it right again.

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Tedeaux

Mar-30-13 9:02 AM

I guess Bush got the 2008 rebate money from the same place that President Obama got the 8 trillion dollars that he's spent since taking office. He found it under his pillow where the Tooth Fairy left it!

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Premier

Mar-30-13 8:44 AM

Reeder I hate to say this but you are truely Retarded {capital R on purpose} We got the checks in 2008, the tax cuts were after the stock market crash after 9/11 to boost the economy, which worked.

There was no surplus so get over it.

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CMReeder

Mar-30-13 8:35 AM

Where did Bush get the money to spend like he did?

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CMReeder

Mar-30-13 8:34 AM

Bush rationale for cutting taxes was the surplus under Clinton. So the question is where did Bush get his money to do this?

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CMReeder

Mar-30-13 8:24 AM

There is no mystery Premier we all got them, well those who pay a federal income tax and filled a return.

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Premier

Mar-30-13 8:12 AM

Well Chuck, why don't you find me an article on these mystery checks he sent out after he became President.

He did have the stimulas check rebate in 2008 when the economy started to tank. If thats what your thing of your off by quit a few years.

Better luck next time.

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CMReeder

Mar-30-13 7:30 AM

Well Premier if there was no surplus under Clinton then how did Bush give that surplus back to the tax payers after he became president? Remember that check we all got before the Bush tax cuts were encated.

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Premier

Mar-29-13 8:22 PM

Okay here are your facts:

For example, in 2000, Clinton claimed a $230B surplus, but Clinton borrowed $152.3B from Social Security $30.9B from Civil Service Retirement Fund $18.5B from Federal Supplementary Medical insurance Trust Fund $15.0B from Federal Hospital Insurance Trust Fund $9.0B from the Federal Unemployment Trust Fund $8.2B from Military Retirement Fund $3.8B from Transportation Trust Funds $1.8B from Employee Life Insurance & Retirement fund $7.0B from others

Total borrowed from off budget funds $246.5B, meaning that his $230B surplus is actually a $16.5B deficit. ($246.5B borrowed - $230B claimed surplus = $16.5B actual deficit).

If there is ever a true surplus, then the national debt will go down.

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no1philly

Mar-29-13 7:56 PM

the fairy tale is simply noone shows any facts at all just pulling*****out of there ass!!!

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Premier

Mar-29-13 6:46 PM

"If there was no surplus under Clinton what was Bush giving back to the people after he became president? "

I give up............what?

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Premier

Mar-29-13 6:02 PM

The Clinton surplus myth has been solidly proven to be a fairy tale yet the Democrats keep pulling it out of their hats time after time.

I still remember the debate over whether he was going to pay down the debt or put it back in the SS fund where he slole it from.

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CMReeder

Mar-29-13 12:27 PM

If there was no surplus under Clinton what was Bush giving back to the people after he became president?

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CarlHiller

Mar-29-13 11:12 AM

The truth to the Clinton fairytale is far more complicated and, more interesting. Clinton never paid down the national debt and never had a surplus, it was all smoke and mirrors. It is a tale that is patently false, as can be seen and verified on the U.S. Treasury website under the "Bureau of the Public Debt". The national debt went up every single year. This is one problem from government using "baseline budgeting". What Clinton did was pay down the public debt by borrowing far more money in the form of intragovernmental holdings (Social Security funds for one). The total national debt increased each and every year under Clinton. Only in D.C. would that somehow be considered a "surplus".

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MrShaman

Mar-29-13 10:36 AM

"The sky is darkened, the veil rips in the Holy Temple, good people arise out of tombs and walk around..." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Who knew a Zombie Apocalypse was trendy, (even) back, then?

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MrShaman

Mar-29-13 10:30 AM

Tedeaux Mar-29-13 9:02 AM Agree | Disagree

I disagree with you, Idiotwo, in that it will be the politicians that fix our problem. The fix will come after a catastrophic event that suddenly awaken the American voter into realizing that we cannot continue to spend money that we do not have." - Tedeaux

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...ESPECIALLY when it's a Blue State...like Jersey...correct?

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MrShaman

Mar-29-13 10:28 AM

"Support Ted Cruz. Support Rand Paul. Vote like minded people into office." - ToTEXASfromPA

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Unfortunately, you're not gonna get Joe McCarthy's vote, THIS-time-around.

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MrShaman

Mar-29-13 10:25 AM

"fixing this will be complicated. It will take honesty, conviction, faith and a can do attitude from politicians." - idiottwo

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...AND, precedence!!!!

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See:

President Clinton Announces Another Record Budget Surplus

"...the $5.7 trillion national debt has been reduced by $360 billion in the last three years -- $223 billion this year alone."

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-29-13 9:49 AM

Different topic.

About 2000+ years ago at this time of day, Jesus had been accused of blasphemy, tried in front of several public officials, falsely sentenced to crucification, been beaten and scourged with a whip that had many multiple pieces of metal on the tips that would rip out small amounts of flesh each time he was beaten. About now (adjusted for our time zone) he was probably carrying the cross to the place where they would crucify him. Battered, beaten, bloody.

Image the crowds. "Save yourself Jesus!" "I thought that you were going to rebuild the temple in 3 days!"

In the hours to come, nails to be driven through his hands and feet. The sky is darkened, the veil rips in the Holy Temple, good people arise out of tombs and walk around, and one men next to him on another cross trusts in him and Jesus says "this day you will be with me in paradise."

How unmeasurable his love for us to willingly do this for us. Paid in full!

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LaughIn

Mar-29-13 9:05 AM

A+ for Don Shade!

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Tedeaux

Mar-29-13 9:02 AM

I disagree with you, Idiotwo, in that it will be the politicians that fix our problem. The fix will come after a catastrophic event that suddenly awaken the American voter into realizing that we cannot continue to spend money that we do not have. The change will come when the majority of the voters are scared to death.

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Bufftrev1

Mar-29-13 8:37 AM

Hi Texas - yes, support rand Paul.. an avowed antagonist of fellow Kentuckian Mitch McConnell.. until elected and becoming a fellow power broker. It appears the tea party is an apt microcosm for the party as a whole.

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ToTEXASfromPA

Mar-29-13 8:24 AM

Support Ted Cruz. Support Rand Paul. Vote like minded people into office.

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