Lisa Benson for June 15, 2019


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    tauyen  12 months ago

    the joy of selective memory: Guess she forgot which party added a trillion to the deficit with tax cuts.

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    DD Wiz Premium Member 12 months ago

    Lisa Benson here perpetuates the BIG LIE.

    No, Lisa, it is NOT the Democrats who are in love with deficits. It is the Republicans.

    The entirety of the federal debt is the consequence of accumulated Republican fiscal mis-management, including massive deficits, first under Reagan and Bush Sr and then, following Clinton’s transformation of then-record deficits into record surpluses, Bush Jr transformed the record Clinton surpluses back into new record deficits, with two unfunded wars, tax cuts and corporate welfare for the few richest elites and lack of oversight over financial and capital markets leading to an economic collapse. (Dick Cheney famously counseled Bush Jr that “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.”) All that blather about deficits from Republicans is a lie. A pretense. Lip service. It is the Republicans who create deficits, then smear the lip service lipstick on their pig and blame it (falsely) on Democrats.

    Republicans will only start caring about deficits and the national debt again when there is a Democrat in the White House.

    After BUSH crashed the economy and blew a hole in the deficit, Obama came along and rescued us from the Bush economic free fall and could have done even more if he hadn’t faced unprecedented Republican obstruction and filibuster abuse as he tried to FIX what THEY BROKE. Despite this unprecedented obstruction, Obama has had amazing success in cutting back the size of government, reducing by 2/3 the record deficits he had inherited from Reagan/Bush/Bush with a record 84 consecutive months of job gains.

    And now, once again, Trump is following the Bush Jr play book, and has blown up the deficits and debts to new stratospheric levels to provide corporate welfare and tax giveaways to the few richest elites who already had the most.

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    Ignatz Premium Member 12 months ago

    Deficits go DOWN under Democrats and UP under Republicans.

    “Reagan proved that deficits don’t matter.” – Dick Cheney

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    Patjade Premium Member 12 months ago

    Deficits only seem to matter when Democrats are in the majority.

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    preacherman  12 months ago

    While it’s true that Dems raise the deficit by their bills to help out the population, Repubs end up with higher deficits by their cutting of taxes without equal amounts of cost cutting.

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    RonnieAThompson Premium Member 12 months ago
    An we roast that giant pig?
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    briancs159  12 months ago

    I see a lot of people saying that only republicans add to the deficit. Then explain to me how is it that Obama added $6.785 trillion to the deficit by the end of the 2017 fiscal year? George W Bush only added $3.293 trillion for comparison. Obama had his own tax cuts in 2010 which added a lot to the deficit and he increased military spending which added a lot as well.

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    walfishj  12 months ago

    So far no one -not even a republican – has proven that there is anything wrong with deficit spending. Quite the contrary

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    superposition  12 months ago

    The Republican propagandists are much better at creating the perception that the Democrats cause all the nation’s problems while the Democrats count on logic and reason and do not effectively counter the highly emotional disinformation that is disseminated in red states. The propagandists do not challenge those who think: that the world is flat, those who think the sun travels around the earth, those that think vaccines are bad for you, those that think the world is ending, or those who think the bible is right and math. science, facts, and figures are wrong but rather build on their self-described “conservative” beliefs to create the perception that the Democratic party is the root of all evil.

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    #Rad-ish  Premium Member 12 months ago

    Guess which party screams about deficits when the Dems are in charge.

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    Zebrastripes  12 months ago

    This just slays me! With GOP, it’s do as we say not as WE DO? Where’s the spineless DEMS? They have not begun to fight…NOR will they…they need a few pages from the GOP PLAYBOOK….THEY SPEND MORE TIME TALKING ABOUT IT THAN ACTIONS TO SQUELCH THE PROBLEMS…BLEAH

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    DrDon1  12 months ago

    Next, Benson will depict the ’Thrill you get when you dance with this pig!"

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    OldCoal  12 months ago

    LOL. Lisa still believes in the tooth fairy and the Laffer curve. Which is a great name for something so stupid, since Laffer NEVER COULD define the shape of the curve.

    Yes Lisa, when someone starts off with a lot of double talk and “I think” and “we believe”, it means they don’t KNOW. It’s math, not religion.

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    Alberta Oil Premium Member 12 months ago

    Looks like the Republican is getting ready to pucker up to the right end of that piggy

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    watashi73  12 months ago

    The national debt of $22 Trillion is peanuts compared to the unfunded liabilities of social security, medicare, and Medicaid which is estimated to be somewhere between $100 to $200 Trillion and who know what else will get promised by the AOC Party. Social Services accounts for 65% of the budget and National Defense 15% which helps understand where the bigger part of problem may be.

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    red6235 Premium Member 12 months ago

    Don’t worry it will pay for itself. It might take 40 or fifty years, but we have to pay for Reagan’s first and then Bush the lessers.

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    gcottay  12 months ago

    Lisa, that Trump lies all the time does not given people of integrity a free pass. Do you really want to be like Trump?

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    Concretionist  12 months ago

    Well, Lisa is at least willing to suggest that the GOP is also into deficit spending. Which is a partial truth: History shows that in fact the Dems are much better at controlling total spending, though they too engage in plenty of pork for their own districts. What they don’t do is lower taxes on the rich, and spend such a huge percent of the annual budget on war, war materiel, and war-based contract services.

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    Condoreggs Premium Member 12 months ago

    You’d fit right into Sarah Huckabee’s sandals Lisa. I’m sure Trump’s would be delighted to employ you. Take Mike Lee, Orrin Hatch and the rest of Utah’s Conngressworms with you.

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    DeepState  12 months ago

    Republicans don’t care about deficit spending, as long at the rich get richer…..

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    William Bednar Premium Member 12 months ago

    Really, Lisa, when the GOP approved a trillion dollar deficit Tax Cut for the upper 1%? Where’s your ire over that?

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    FreyatheWanderer  11 months ago

    Democrats are not innocent of deficit spending, but when Republicans attack them over this, they are the pot calling the kettle black – when the pot is a lot blacker. Which party, I ask, hollers for more “defense” spending when we already spend an obscene amount on our military, and the Pentagon can’t pass an audit?

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