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(Yahoo)   Fiscally conservative republicans submit budget with $540 billion deficit   ( divider line
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4654 clicks; posted to Main » on 29 Jan 2004 at 3:54 PM (14 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2004-01-29 03:57:41 PM  
We can send the bill to the Republican Party.
2004-01-29 03:57:55 PM  
Surprise Surprise Surprise. This is what you get when you borrow and spend
2004-01-29 03:57:58 PM  
...and reagan was the greatest president ever.
2004-01-29 03:58:03 PM  
Hmmmm... Budgets promising lots and lots of free money for everybody.

Yup. Smells like an election year.
2004-01-29 03:58:03 PM  
Oh boy, a political flamewar. How awe-inspiring.
2004-01-29 03:58:06 PM  
Yes, because not taxing and spending is much better than taxing and spending.

Flame war in 5..4..3...
2004-01-29 03:58:37 PM  
Finally...good political debate fuel.

Politicians are asses. They "don't know crap" and they "talk our of their asses".
2004-01-29 03:58:55 PM  
(in case you can't tell, i'm being sarcastic)
2004-01-29 03:59:23 PM  
"Fiscally conservative republicans"

Obviously not.
2004-01-29 03:59:41 PM  
That's okay. We're still on track to be in the black by 2038.
2004-01-29 04:00:01 PM  
i thought we already did a GOP deficit-spending flamewar today?

shouldn't the afternoon flamewar be about democratic candidates, or halliburton?
2004-01-29 04:00:02 PM  
Hey, I posted the post before the second post in a thread guaranteed to turn into a flame war.

Everyone will read me! I am famous!
2004-01-29 04:00:44 PM  
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2004-01-29 04:00:57 PM  
budget due to that Ba$tard Rendell (PA Gvnr) is screwing with my library, my salary, and the certainty of my future.

2004-01-29 04:01:07 PM  
It's rather funny when Democrats are accusing Republicans of burning money. Usually it's the other way around. Then again, no Democrat has ever inspired a debt this huge.
2004-01-29 04:01:22 PM  
What? Communism? ....Miss Saigon?
2004-01-29 04:01:28 PM  
This is what what you get for making a trust-fund baby with a bad business record your candidate for president.
2004-01-29 04:01:52 PM  
"Fiscally conservative republicans" don't create 540 billion dollar deficits. Only fiscal liberals do that.

Oh, the irony!!!
2004-01-29 04:01:58 PM  
Submitter misquoted actual amount.

The actual deficit is $520 billion.

We can all breathe easy now.
2004-01-29 04:02:07 PM  
Yay! It's political flamewar time!

/pops popcorn, settles in for some entertainment
2004-01-29 04:03:31 PM  
The GOP gave up any claim to being the fiscally conservative party 20 years ago. Ronald Reagan brought us the largest peacetime defense spending and thus, the largest deficit in American history...until now.
Democrats tax and spend. Republicans borrow and spend.
2004-01-29 04:03:32 PM  
I guess these assholes never heard of reducing spending to avoid deficits after reducing taxes. No doubt that either I or my descendents will find themselves taxed into the ground to pay for this shiat in the future.
2004-01-29 04:03:41 PM  
Bush is the worst president since Reagan.
2004-01-29 04:04:02 PM  

/Conservative farker impersonation.

Seriously, whats an extra $540 billion? Ive already got tens of thousands in student loan debt that I can't yet pay off, so its no big deal. For tax purposes -$30000 and -540,000,000,000 both equal zero. You can't get blood from a stone!
2004-01-29 04:04:27 PM  
I don't know, it's starting to look like we've got more people posting messages about what a flamewar this will be than we do actual flamers.
2004-01-29 04:04:39 PM  

I'm not much for participating in political flamewars, but oh do I ever love to watch! Let's get it on!

/Brought the marshmallows!
2004-01-29 04:05:03 PM  
When Republicans try to be Democrats we all lose!
2004-01-29 04:05:06 PM  
Lol, that picture is BEGGING to be Photoshopped. Please? Anybody?
2004-01-29 04:05:15 PM  
Give it time, Son of Thunder. Things are sure to heat up. :)
2004-01-29 04:05:36 PM  
Clinton got a blow job!

/just getting that out of the way early.
2004-01-29 04:05:41 PM  
Never mind. The poop monkeys have begun the flinging. Thanks.
2004-01-29 04:06:02 PM  
I don't know, it's starting to look like we've got more people posting messages about what a flamewar this will be than we do actual flamers.

That's how it is every time. Your average farker gets off on thinking he's going to be witness to a flamewar. Never mind that very few of the things called "flamewars" on here even rise to half that level.
2004-01-29 04:06:12 PM  
2004-01-29 04:03:31 PM NotoriousW.O.P

Democrats tax and spend. Republicans borrow and spend.

Worth repeating!!
2004-01-29 04:06:29 PM  
Fiscally conservative is a term they use to describe how they treat people who arent bribing i mean "campaign donations"
2004-01-29 04:07:32 PM  
All the pols with their bills;
The party boys call the election payoffs;
And the republicans know(oh whey oh !)
They spend the money like the Democrats !

All the advisors in Karl Rove's office say
Ay oh whey oh, ay oh whey oh ...
Walk like an Sqaunderer,
Walk like an Squanderer

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2004-01-29 04:07:42 PM  
What's wrong with you people? Don't you that that if we cannot have 1/2 a trillion dollar deficits, the terrorists win! Why do you fiscal conservatives hate America???
2004-01-29 04:08:06 PM  
Nice. Im abooot to move to BC eh. the US is shiatty.
2004-01-29 04:08:33 PM  
It never ceases to amaze me that most people don't realize that on average, 25% of the government's tax revenue is used to pay INTEREST on the national debt. Of course, when the Republicans stopped being the party of fiscal conservatism and started being the party of "let's concentrate as much power and wealth in the hands of enormous corporations as possible," it pretty much became a given that we'd have a large debt.

You see, that interest money doesn't just disappear. It goes to the wealthy investors that lend money to the government in the form of bonds--all the more reason to spend like crazy and cut taxes.
2004-01-29 04:08:34 PM  
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"STOP! In the name of love..."
2004-01-29 04:08:38 PM  
I'd be happy if they'd just take to taxing and spending instead of spending and spending.
2004-01-29 04:08:43 PM  
"Bush is the worst President since Reagan."

Yes...and argueably one of the worst Presidents ever, period...not just since Reagan. He's running our country worse than he ran his defunct oil company, or crappy baseball team.

/throwing fuel on the fire :)
2004-01-29 04:10:12 PM  
I think it sucks that we are all taught to get a good education and a good job but that we are all very hopeful that someone else will have the job waiting for us. Then we get pissed when we don't control our own destiny or pay.

/Doing his best to unlearn the dependency taught in school
2004-01-29 04:10:32 PM  
I read it the other day, forgive if I mis-quote: "When you have a socially conservative, fiscally liberal president in office, it's a bad thing."

Seriously, the Iraq war aside, GWB has been a fiscally irresponsible president. For this reason he will not get my vote
2004-01-29 04:10:36 PM  
Although I am a 'registered democrat' I did vote for Gore, only because McCain didnt make it.

I wish McCain had made it.
2004-01-29 04:10:55 PM  
This president is a disgrace to the Republican party and everything it supposedly stands for. When are the grass-roots Republicans going to wake up, stop with the "rah rah we're in the White House" bullsh#t, and start taking a look at what their own leadership is doing?

I used to be a Republican, but if out-of-control spending, poorly thought out military campaigns, and the destruction of our personal liberties are what Republicans are about, I'm changing parties.
2004-01-29 04:10:59 PM  
Which public official was more incompetent:

George W Bush


Boss Tweed?
2004-01-29 04:11:41 PM  
The other thing going on is that Bush's budget shows that the Medicare Prescription Drug bill that was sold as only costing $400 billion over 10 years is now being estimated at $540 billion for 10 years.

It's managed to grow more than 33% in cost in the last 2 months, and the program won't even start until 2006. I'll bet we're talking at least $1 trillion over 10 years when all is said and done.
2004-01-29 04:11:44 PM  
I loathe every Demican and Republicratic weasel in office.

I despise having to choose from either camp.

2004-01-29 04:12:04 PM  
Dubya. Tweed was just corrupt.
2004-01-29 04:12:32 PM  
Real Americans oppose Bush.
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