Just popped in to check if anything changed and" NOPE", nothing has changed!
Funny how you never b!tched, not once, about the deficit under your Announced One.... Hypocrite!
Anyways, Merry Christmas everyone, as we celebrate the birth of our Savior!
That debt thing IS funny. Back in 2003, when we waged a war we couldn't afford while we were already engaged in a war we couldn't afford (after a tax cut in 2001), we got another tax cut in 2005 and Darth Cheney said "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter". And indeed they didn't...at least not to the republican faithful. Then a black democrat got elected and inherited a pretty fair chunk of debt, although many believe that Obama was responsible for ALL of it. They also overlooked that he also inherited ongoing military expenses from the war we couldnt' afford, which made up part of "the largest increase in debt than all previous presidents combined". So yep....Obama ran that debt up....and Lordy, Lordy Lordy did the republicans ever let us know about it. Doom and gloom for our children and our children's children.
Then...the dear leader got elected and promised some big juicy tax cuts as a Christmas present. The bulk of it benefited corporations and the wealthy, but they DID toss a crumb to the middle class to make them feel like they were part of the team. And this will add a trillion and a half dollars to the already historic debt. But somehow the words of Darth are coming back "Reagan proved that deficits don't matter". Or the even lamer "I'll worry about it if Trump doubles it like Obama did". And it seems to me that if the debt from 2009 thru 2016 was a threat to our children and our children's children, adding a trillion and a half ain't helping their future. So looking at that, I have to wonder who the real hypocrites are.
For the record, I was questioning the debt as far back as when I first joined this board in 2002. I felt that once we were attacked on 9/11, we were at war, and the tax cut in 2001 should have been rescinded. I opposed invading Iraq in 2003 for two reasons - Iraq did nothing to us, and we couldn't afford it. I was called an America hating terrorist supporter. And I said that we couldn't afford a tax cut in 2005 while we were engaged in two wars we couldn't afford. After almost 10 years of bringing up the issue of spending money we didn't have....only to be met by conservatives DEFENDING that debt - I kind of figured that debt didn't matter. So why bother arguing about the debt under Obama...y'all showed you didn't give a rats patoot about debt prior to 2009.