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Do the math before you criticize

September 29, 2013

DEAR EDITOR: What is wrong with the idea that the government is spending too much money? It’s simple, the number of people who the government must serv....

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AbeLincoln

Oct-08-13 2:13 AM

All I can say - Loof Dumbtalk strikes out again!

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liemonger

Oct-04-13 5:49 PM

Posts another illiterate.

What don't you get, little lady?

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ohcwby

Oct-04-13 4:22 AM

Fighting to Not get drug tested.

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ohcwby

Oct-04-13 4:21 AM

If our Rep Congress keeps playing games we'll end up being like the Russia. What's the big deal, why can't we have the same insurance an benefits that Congress an the Senate have or let then have the same insurance we have "The Affordable Care Act". Next thing you know they will be fighting to get drug tested....Oh wait they have already done that several times over the last 20 years. LOL

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ohcwby

Oct-04-13 4:09 AM

The smarter man is the one who can read between the lines, mispellings, grammer, (math skills), and typing skills. ( its's called crossword puzzles), how petty stick to the topic please. LOL

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ohcwby

Oct-04-13 4:02 AM

Very well said Leif!

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liemonger

Sep-30-13 5:35 PM

"I really get tired of the hypocracy"

How about ILLITERACY?

Ever get tired of that one, Dumshat?

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liemonger

Sep-30-13 5:34 PM

"I'n educating "

LOL.

"I'm doing it "

What?

Certainly NOT taking care of your responsibilities.

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Billdog

Sep-30-13 1:33 PM

real people are getting the message of truth about your dumb beliefs and ideology? I'm more interested in getting a massage and happy endings.

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RobinJ

Sep-30-13 11:29 AM

I see letters from this writer and instantly know the content is as silly as his screennames poor spelling! thediffrence ... Too funny!

Such poor spelling and/or typing skills I certainly would NOT trust his math skills!

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Twizzledoc

Sep-30-13 8:15 AM

Thanks for pointing that out Leif! Very good analysis.

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Daniel

Sep-30-13 6:13 AM

LiberalSerfdom, What would you do if Faux News went off the air today? would you be able to even think?

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thediffrence

Sep-30-13 1:42 AM

Stew: Your problem isn't that you think it's how you think. Disregard facts and push ideology that has been proven wrong over and over again.

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thediffrence

Sep-30-13 1:41 AM

Oh, and since you guys insist on blaming the President for the current deficit when you argue that the House is in charge of the budget, you can blameyourself for the deficits since 2010 when retard republicans took over the house and have killed anything to pass that would actually deal with the budget in a meaningful way. Sabotage the government from within is the republican agenda and motto.

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thediffrence

Sep-30-13 1:23 AM

Article 2 section 3:Section 3.

He shall from time to time give to the Congress information of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in case of disagreement between them, with respect to the time of adjournment, he may adjourn them to such time as he shall think proper; he shall receive ambassadors and other public ministers; he shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed, and shall commission all the officers of the United States. There is no set deadline Constitutionally. Define "from time to time". The State of the Union can just be a letter to the Congress and for over a cenrury that's all it was. I believe it was Wilson that started the joint session to address the state of the Union. ANy other deadline is a self imposed one.

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Stew7274

Sep-29-13 7:07 PM

Believe what you want, the bill comes due some day. Then we will all pay. I assure you though it will be mostly the middle class and lower class that suffer because our country is in complete denial. The rich will be insulated from the economic disaster that is coming, remember you supported what leads to it. You two obviously lack all common sense. Sorry, for the fiftieth time, I don't watch FOX news, I don't watch any worthless mainstream media. It's like you guys were programmed to say that. Hear it on MSNBC or CNN? Seems you leftists are the one that follow talking points and such from TV. I think for myself, I don't need FOX to tell me wasting trillions,year after year, is bad.

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thediffrence

Sep-29-13 6:48 PM

You know, I really get tired of the hypocracy here. COngress may pass the budgets but the President always sends what he wants in a budget to congress before congress works on passing a budget. Yet when your gut is in the white house and budgets are bad you blame congress when our guy is there you blame the president. SO yes, go ahead and look at it and see who faught for what when and what was passed. he house does not control the budget the house starts the budget. The President doesn't even have to submit a budget just sign off on it.

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Daniel

Sep-29-13 5:49 PM

You see? They talk out there rear end and don't even know about the deficit. It just sounds better if they fabricate numbers from Faux in the hopes that people dumber than them believes it. LOL! The sheep must follow the Baggers.

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Stew7274

Sep-29-13 4:50 PM

When did all these mammoth tax increases happen? No economy barely moving upward. I think you are mistaken. I didn't realize tax revenue increased, by your estimate, 500 to 700 billion dollars, in one year. Wow, they should just do that every year. The economy isn't even back to 2008 levels, not even close, and we are making that much in taxes. We should have the national debt taken care of in 4 or 5 years. Does that seem legitimate,even to you? Use some common sense.

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thediffrence

Sep-29-13 4:40 PM

It happened because of 2 things one the economy is getting better so more revenue and two the taxes on the rich. I know you will argue how bad the economy is on a personal level but on the agrigate it is better which raises revenues. Had we put more taxes on Corporations as well it would be even better. Note the etter states that in the 50's corporate revenue wa 40% of the budget income now it's less than 9%.

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Stew7274

Sep-29-13 3:19 PM

If you believe these figures are correct, how did that happen? The spending numbers I saw, even with the horrible sequestor, were still higher than last year. Was it from the hundreds of billions that they cut from Medicare, this could be a little of it, but not enough to cut the deficit in half, this is the only one though that actually happened? The war in afghanistan that they stopped? The welfare rolls that have gotten smaller? The wasteful spending they have stopped? The new IRS agents that they didn't hire? Where did all that billions of savings come from?

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thediffrence

Sep-29-13 3:13 PM

Stew: It's from the CBO! You will know this after October first because that is when the fiscal year ends for the givernment and the new one begins. They will report the acyual deficit for fiscal year 2012 then.

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Stew7274

Sep-29-13 3:00 PM

Good luck with that. I don't know where you are getting the numbers, but I really don't think they are right. They havent had a budget in years. How would Obamas first year with stimulus, that Bush didn't approve, be his? Good luck on those numbers, all the CBO does is redo its wrong numbers continually. They have already redone numbers on Obamacare several times before its even taken effect. Those numbers went up, not down.

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thediffrence

Sep-29-13 2:28 PM

2012 is not this year by the way. When I refered to this year I meant the 2013 budget year.

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thediffrence

Sep-29-13 1:58 PM

The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office estimates the current year deficit will be $642 billion when the fiscal year ends Monday at midnight. (The deficits include annual interest payments on the national debt.)

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