Sunday, August 29, 2010

Budget Busters

Not that our regular readers would notice, but we've had a troll hanging around these parts for a few years. We filter out most of his nonsense, accusing us of being Republicans (we are), a Tea Party front blog (we've never written a single word on the Tea Party), and bigots (huh?). He also thinks we get our marching orders from Rush Limbaugh (never heard his show), Glenn Beck (never seen his show, haven't read his books) and whomever else is leading the anti-Obama charge.

He also thinks Bush/Cheney bankrupted this country with the Iraq War. Here's an interesting graphic from the Congressional Budget Office:

Notice the first upward swing in 2008 when democrats took over Congress and wrote the budget? And then when they took the White House in 2009? Those are TRILLION dollar deficits. And it isn't going to get any better until the 2011 elections go the other direction. But hey, keep up with the liberal fantasies of Bush breaking the economy and sending the country down the road to ruin.

UPDATE: It's so fun to tease the lib-tards. Here are some more fun facts for them:
  • Obama's stimulus, passed in his first month in office, will cost more than the entire Iraq War -- more than $100 billion (15%) more.
  • Just the first two years of Obama's stimulus cost more than the entire cost of the Iraq War under President Bush, or six years of that war.
  • Iraq War spending accounted for just 3.2% of all federal spending while it lasted.
  • Iraq War spending was not even one quarter of what we spent on Medicare in the same time frame.
  • Iraq War spending was not even 15% of the total deficit spending in that time frame. The cumulative deficit, 2003-2010, would have been four-point-something trillion dollars with or without the Iraq War.
  • The Iraq War accounts for less than 8% of the federal debt held by the public at the end of 2010 ($9.031 trillion).
  • During Bush's Iraq years, 2003-2008, the federal government spent more on education that it did on the Iraq War. (State and local governments spent about ten times more.)
And to those claiming we only link to right leaning sites, we can only say, "Um...duh?"

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46 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

you know liberals don't care about facts. so why the chart.

8/29/2010 12:14:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We have a lot of enemies these days; deficit spending/debt and inflation are huge ones that go largely unnoticed because they utilize the old 'boil the frog slowly' methodology.

There's a lot of blame to go around, when it comes to this, and no party has clean hands. That said, the recent Obama helicopter-drop of absurd amounts of debt-funded 'stimulus' into the economy has implications that resonate far beyond just bond interest. There are implications to what we're doing right now that is shaping the very nature of global finance, with us hitching ourselves to a terrible debt-wagon while the lenders (particularly China) enjoys a multi-generational free ride.

The fiscal "stimulus" maneuvers made by Obama and the complicit (D)'s are so grave in nature that whatever war spending we made in Iraq really pales in comparison.

Feeling hot? It's not just the summer weather. It's the pot, slowly boiling away.

Buy a vacation property someplace quaint, quiet and safe and enjoy the simple things in life; reading, fishing, bike rides with the family, gardening, walks with the dog. Get the lenders hooks out of your wallet, save wisely and hedge shrewdly against things you think may lie in store... If Rome is about to burn, then make sure you have someplace to go other than Rome. If you're an 'action junkie' who likes your life to be constantly buzzing, you're about to get all the 'excitement' you can stomach.

8/29/2010 01:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a lib, but the reason behind jump in spending was because the Bush administration did not include the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in their budgets. Obama's did in an effort for "greater transpency."

8/29/2010 01:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why even give the liberal dork any press?

8/29/2010 01:57:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know someone just like this and there is no use showing them facts, they are brainwashed and simply refuse to believe. This reminds me of one of my favorite quotes from Ronald Reagan:

The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant; it's just that they know so much that isn't so.

8/29/2010 02:35:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OT ~ Mosque at Ground Zero

If it is true that the mosque near Ground Zero is to promote tolerance;
It was suggested that a gay nightclub be opened next door to the mosque.

Two names suggested are;"The Turban Cowboy", and "You Mecca Me Hot".

On the other side they should open a butcher shop that specializes in pork!
And across the street a store that sells and displays bikinis or ladies lingerie on manikins...or live models.

8/29/2010 05:47:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Police officers should not vote Democrat because of:
-shithead constituency
-soft on illegal immigration
-government handouts
-anti-gun

Police officers should not vote Republican because of:
-anti union
-pro bank
-soft on illegal immigration
-anti individual rights

When will you police learn there is only one political party, the party of big banks and big corporations

8/29/2010 06:23:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC, How about a "Fantasyland Politics" Section.

Every so often, just to keep it interesting, throw a few of the most outrageous ones into one post.

I love to start my day with a good laugh.

8/29/2010 06:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did some research on the graph. Origin is here: http://www.americanthinker.com/2010/08/iraq_the_war_that_broke_us_not.html
Note that the source is NOT the CBO.
The data for pre- and post-2009 came from two different sources, which used different baselines and assumptions in their analyses.

8/29/2010 07:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Come November everyone vote Republican. It may not be the best choice, but it's the only hope we have for "CHANGE."

8/29/2010 08:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why tell the truth when you can bolster your position with lies??????

This was once told to me by a Chicago Democratic Aldercritter....

8/29/2010 08:46:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is it true our health insurance is goin to get taxed?????
THANKS BARRY.

8/29/2010 09:18:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not a lib, but the reason behind jump in spending was because the Bush administration did not include the Iraq and Afghanistan wars in their budgets. Obama's did in an effort for "greater transpency."

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Did you see the different colors? The spending IS included in this chart and shows the dems were full of crap claiming it was ruining the country. Those big deficits at the 2008.2009 side of the chart is Obama's spendulous and healthcare numbers. Dems are ruining this country.

8/29/2010 09:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When will you police learn there is only one political party, the party of big banks and big corporations

8/29/2010 06:23:00 AM
There are two partys here. Your choice is ointment or suppository, if you're not among the chosen.

009 midnights

8/29/2010 09:59:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Um, it's not from the CBO, but from another conservative commentator, and he drew the before 2009 and after 2009 numbers from different sources. Gotta be careful and check sources on this stuff.

8/29/2010 10:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Even the libs and leeches are getting screwed by Barry. That "free" health care ain't so free. Pre existing conditions are gonna pay about $350 a month plus a $2500 deductable plus a copayment. That's about 7k a year before you see anything.
Not to mention what this ahole has done to our economy and our respect among foreign nations.
Look for these clowns to try and backdoor amnesty or voting rights for illegals. It's the only hope for them to save power.

8/29/2010 10:10:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wait until Jan 2011 when barry and his crew raise all the taxes on income, Bush tax cuts expire and now we will be forced to pay more for the illegal idiots and the lazy link card holders! demorats are costing the middle class everything! The SWEEP in november will open lots of people eyes the republicans will be on top then barry will be done 1 term of torture from his regime then get this country back!

8/29/2010 10:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Doesn't matter who's in office, the people in our income bracket are always the ones to take it in the ass! The middle class always gets screwed.

8/29/2010 10:50:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama being black has nothing to do with this post does it?

8/29/2010 11:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When somebody accuses you of being a right-wing bigot, it's tantamount to an admission that they can't make a successful argument on the merits of the policy being discussed. These days it's so obvious that they have nothing else left to sling. People are learning quickly that "bigot" really means nothing. Keep focused on the facts and logic of the issues. And remember...

November!

8/29/2010 11:08:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interesting little video of Jon Stewart exposing just who is behind funding the mosque in New York.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/08/23/stewart-fox-prince-alwaleed_n_692234.html

8/29/2010 12:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Big O" say," It ain't my money. Give it away, shieet."

8/29/2010 01:32:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the worst republican is better than the best democrat.democrats are knuckleheads aka blago.if quinn gets elected watch the police jobs vanish.

8/29/2010 02:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the worst republican is better than the best democrat.democrats are knuckleheads aka blago.if quinn gets elected watch the police jobs vanish.

8/29/2010 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lefties make more excuses for Obama than my mother makes for my ne'er do well, bust out older brother.

Face it, Barry (like JFled) is in way over his head and has surrounded himself with policymakers who don't have a clue.

There is a reason why Presidents have always been old farts, they know how things work and how to get things done in Washington.

There may have been a time for Obama, but 2008 wasn't it.

His economic policies are not doing a damn thing, except making things worse after the initial upswing.

Reminds me of the joke:

Q: What is the one good thing about the Cash for Clunkers Program?

A: It got 80% of the Obama/Biden for President stickers off the road.

8/29/2010 05:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You Mecca Me Hot". Hysterical.....!!!!!!!

8/29/2010 05:14:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Obama being black has nothing to do with this post does it?

It has everything to do with Obama being a hack Chicago machine politician with a 9.5% unemployment rate, $1.2 TRILLION deficits, coddling terrorists, and pretty much driving the entire country into a ditch.

In fact, only your lib-tard insecure ass brought up race as a default setting to cover for the incompetency of a poor excuse for a leader.

But thanks for playing.

8/29/2010 05:19:00 PM  
Blogger SCC said...

Whoever was quoting NewsWeek, you realize that overly liberal rag was just sold for dollar?

You didn't misread that....one single dollar. It's been bleeding money for years because no one believes the claptrap.

And if you think we're going to publish anything that links to it, especially in light of political realities, you've been smoking what you should be inventorying.

8/29/2010 05:29:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know about anybody else, but I'm still not stimulated.

8/29/2010 06:01:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nothing like the Pelosi statement regarding the trillion plus health-care fiasco that was passed:

"we'll read (the bill) it later"

8/29/2010 06:03:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

2 points.

From 1980 to 1992 (Reagen and Bush years) the US National Debit went from just 31% of the GNP to almost 70%. Clinton saw a 20% decline in the National Debit. Bush 2.0 saw an increase of 18% approx over the previous administrations recouping to bring the National Debit % of the GNP to about 75%.
And since taking office Obama has increased it by about 7.6% from what the previous admin left it at.


http://zfacts.com/metaPage/lib/National-Debt-GDP.gif

I am a pure Independent and thankfully am not the troll you are talking about.

The Rampant republicanism that runs through your blog is depressing when you consider historically republicans are Anti-Union. While there are Democratic movements like ACORN that are anti-union and anti-labor; they are the exception and not the norm of the political party.

Like Obama or not....vote for him or not. Lets remember one thing.

Even if he was a Republican; he still remains a product of the Chicago political system. Thus, you can't trust him regardless of party lines.


I suggest the following book for the readers of this blog:

John Adams
by David McCullough

8/29/2010 06:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SCC said...
Whoever was quoting NewsWeek, you realize that overly liberal rag was just sold for dollar?
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Newsweek is more like the New Republic these days.

8/29/2010 07:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liberals are fucking stupid. Vote Republican.

8/29/2010 08:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If the libtards could figure out a way to come up with a cool looking graph to measure their feelings, then you'd be in real trouble! Facts. Who needs facts when you're a Dem.

8/29/2010 08:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

From 1980 to 1992 (Reagen and Bush years) the US National Debit went from just 31% of the GNP to almost 70%. Clinton saw a 20% decline in the National Debit. Bush 2.0 saw an increase of 18% approx over the previous administrations recouping to bring the National Debit % of the GNP to about 75%.
And since taking office Obama has increased it by about 7.6% from what the previous admin left it at.
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It's a pretty nuanced discussion. While the 'buck stops here' with whoever is in the oval office, there are a lot of dynamics in play.

Chiefly, Congress and Senate has significantly more control over spending than the President, however, ultimately, things are liable to circumstance. We can correlate spending events to different things. Democrat congresses were directly responsible for some of the most profligate waste the first world has ever seen during the 'deficit boom' of the 80's and 90's. As long as Line Item Veto remains a non starter, we have to give presidents a bit of latitude in this regard and place more blame on the people actually drafting the bill.

In the case of Reagan, defense spending made up a lot of it, in the case of Bush 1.0, there was a war and a continuation of the Reagan doctrine. When the Republicans took control of the show in 94, we really tightened our belts and stopped a lot of the waste that occurred during the Democrat years in the 80's and early 90's. It was peacetime and the economy was very, very good. Clinton signed off on spending bills that were put together by people who weren't fellow Democrats.

(continued...)

8/29/2010 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(... continued)

The world changed in a big way after 9/11 and Bush 2.0 ran deficits for obvious reasons. We can debate Iraq until we're blue in the face (I disagree strongly with our involvement in Iraq) however, we dove headfirst into that toilet when they attacked us and deficits were inevitable.

Obama and the Democrat legislators inherited a rapidly cratering economy that had virtually nothing to do with executive power- Democrat, Republican or otherwise- in addition to an ongoing war. Instead of choosing the path of prudence, he chose a path that was, at it's core, socialism, only instead of taking from the producers, he just assumed more debt.

It's impossible to debate this issue point for point within the confines of blog comments since it's just so in-depth; a virtually indecipherable web of varying economic dynamics, all contingent on one another.

The cliff notes are this.
All politicians suck, but some suck less than others on economic issues. Yes, the Republicans got a bit power-drunk during the Bush years and lost their way in terms of political ideology, but what Obama has done and is doing isn't in the same universe. He is fundamentally altering our system in a way that is terrible for productive, upwardly mobile people. The producers have just been saddled with the unbearable burden of paying they way of the unproductive consumers- all newly codified by federal law.

I hope your kids will enjoy their 60% tax brackets or their $30 loaves of bread, in their adult yuears. You can thank the Democrats of today for this.

8/29/2010 11:33:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Obama is the best friend the enemies of America have. The Russians are very happy with him. Ten vacations so far this year..

8/30/2010 12:33:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Like Obama or not....vote for him or not. Lets remember one thing.

Even if he was a Republican; he still remains a product of the Chicago political system. Thus, you can't trust him regardless of party lines."


You hit it right on the head!

The Chicago politician is an entirely different animal than politicans elsewhere.

8/30/2010 01:11:00 AM  
Blogger SCC said...

To dumbshit:

Do you even understand charts? All the chart does is break out the supposedly "uncounted cost" of the Iraq war to the budget deficits. Npthing at all in there about Medicare (which Obama is cutting) or Cheney.

Back to fantasy land with you asshat.

8/30/2010 05:55:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You really have to study economic,political,world history and its trends to somewhat comprehend what is going on.
This has all happened before, who do you think paid for WWII, the taxpayer
Who paid for the interstate program, the taxpayer
The tax rates during the 50's were very high,but we had manufacturing
As an American, to be one party or the other is a sign of an extreme lack of intelligence
If you believe in individual rights, pro choice, strong military deterrant, secure borders,flat tax, tax breaks for manufacturing for job creation,emphasis placed on strengthening middle class, limits on welfare, government as a legislative body not a manager...which party do you vote with???

8/30/2010 09:13:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

According to many of your posters, all liberals are elitists, and all elitists are stupid. That we progressives want to force Big Government Death Panel Health Care down their throats and accuse everyone who disagrees with President Obama for any reason of racism. The elites want to destroy the country they love and give their money to the lazy. And many of you can’t wait for me to be a victim of some violent crime so I WILL understand.
I am a liberal but I also protested at City Hall for the police, I circled the blocks for two hours and with 2 CPD friends of mine. I have donated gift certificates to CPD appreciation day. I have worked with some of the CPD brass in place right now and you are right, some of them are god-awful.
Yes some of my friends are woefully ignorant about what cops have to endure on the streets. They don’t understand the mentality of the criminal element or how they game the system. But yes we will vote for an alternative to Daley. And we are grateful for what you do and hope that you will someday get the leadership you deserve to lead you in a professional and respectful manner. Many times people have posted their appreciation of the police on this blog and the work they do. Let me join in the chorus, keep up the good work.

8/30/2010 12:00:00 PM  
Anonymous George W. Bush said...

President George W. Bush's speech to the nation on the economic crisis (25 Sep 08)

Good evening. This is an extraordinary period for America's economy.

Over the past few weeks, many Americans have felt anxiety about their finances and their future. I understand their worry and their frustration.

We've seen triple-digit swings in the stock market. Major financial institutions have teetered on the edge of collapse, and some have failed. As uncertainty has grown, many banks have restricted lending, credit markets have frozen, and families and businesses have found it harder to borrow money.

We're in the midst of a serious financial crisis, and the federal government is responding with decisive action.

We boosted confidence in money market mutual funds and acted to prevent major investors from intentionally driving down stocks for their own personal gain.

Most importantly, my administration is working with Congress to address the root cause behind much of the instability in our markets.

Financial assets related to home mortgages have lost value during the house decline, and the banks holding these assets have restricted credit. As a result, our entire economy is in danger.

So I propose that the federal government reduce the risk posed by these troubled assets and supply urgently needed money so banks and other financial institutions can avoid collapse and resume lending.

This rescue effort is not aimed at preserving any individual company or industry. It is aimed at preserving America's overall economy.

It will help American consumers and businesses get credit to meet their daily needs and create jobs. And it will help send a signal to markets around the world that America's financial system is back on track.

I know many Americans have questions tonight: How did we reach this point in our economy? How will the solution I propose work? And what does this mean for your financial future?

These are good questions, and they deserve clear answers.

( continued )

http://tinyurl.com/GWBspeech25OCT09economiccrisis

8/30/2010 02:02:00 PM  
OpenID hipiap1 said...

Police officers should not vote Democrat because of:
-shithead constituency
-soft on illegal immigration
-government handouts
-anti-gun

Police officers should not vote Republican because of:
-anti union
-pro bank
-soft on illegal immigration
-anti individual rights

When will you police learn there is only one political party, the party of big banks and big corporations

8/29/2010 06:23:00 AM


If nothing else...Vote Independent.

That way, you can say you voted; and you have the right to bitch

8/30/2010 03:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anybody notice that since Obama is President that you can't find a good war protest. I guess in the last two years U.S. involvement in the Middle East is okay.
Aren't we all proud that we have ended our combat role in Iraq while only yesterday 7 more young Americans were killed in Afghanistan with no end in sight.
Not commenting on whether we should be there or not what the shame is is the phoniness of the DemocRats who have become so quiet.
Somebody should tell Cindy Sheehan that there is plenty of room in Washington Park where she can camp near Obama's house in Hyde Park. For nearly a year she lived outside near Bush's home in Crawford Tx and got news coverage almost every day.
Maybe the protests were Anti-Bush and not Anti-War.
If the protesters exist is the media refusing to let the rest of America know that people oppose Obama's war plans.
Just veniting, Sorry

8/30/2010 08:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here's what caused this recession. Liberal media never reports on this.
Watch:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1RZVw3no2A4&feature=related

8/31/2010 09:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reminds me of when on Dragnet Joe Friday justified the Vietnam war because more people died in traffic accidents each year, compared to 'nam.

9/01/2010 08:23:00 PM  

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