HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » The Federal Budget Defici...

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:41 AM

The Federal Budget Deficit is SHRINKING. Even if the Teabaggers pretend it isnít.

http://bluntandcranky.wordpress.com/2013/10/21/the-federal-budget-deficit-is-shrinking-even-if-the-teabaggers-pretend-it-isnt/

Snips:
"Facts are awesome things. For all the screeching from the Boehner Brigade and Marching McConnells, we do not have an enormous increase in spending. Obama is, in fact, the biggest tightwad Prexy since Eisenhower."

"Remember the shrinking deficit as the Teapublicans scream about the ďurgentĒ need for deep cuts to Social Security, Medicare, and other vital programs. There is no urgent need to cut such costs. None. Zip. Nada. Ixnay."

More at the link.

4 replies, 1081 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 4 replies Author Time Post
Reply The Federal Budget Deficit is SHRINKING. Even if the Teabaggers pretend it isnít. (Original post)
riqster Oct 2013 OP
Lasher Oct 2013 #1
riqster Oct 2013 #2
Lasher Oct 2013 #3
riqster Oct 2013 #4

Response to riqster (Original post)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 10:48 AM

1. Yes, and significantly so.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lasher (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:03 AM

2. Awesome graphic!

Thanks.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to riqster (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 11:36 AM

3. Thank you.

Let's be mindful, however, that 2009 (the starting point in the above graph) was the worst year since WWII. Getting it down to 4% is a good thing, but it needs to be lower.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Lasher (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 21, 2013, 12:02 PM

4. Issues like the deficit, or the national debt require a long view

So many politicos and business types lice in a short-term world. That must change.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread