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On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


via Stephen Colbert... ouch.

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SlowFlowPro
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


again. when will we start paying off the debt?





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SlowFlowPro
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also, it's obvious that errors were made. why aren't you as critical of the errors made by climate models?





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joshnorris14
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


I guess that justifies coercive theft.





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Rex
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when will we start paying off the debt?

It's an ongoing process. "The debt" is not just some bank account somewhere to which you mail payments.






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Rex
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also, it's obvious that errors were made.

I'd love to see the Excel spreadsheet in question. Mr. Herndon says the error was almost immediately discovered.






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JEAUXBLEAUX
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


Coercive theft? Taxes are part and parcel an important of society.





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SlowFlowPro
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"The debt" is not just some bank account somewhere to which you mail payments.

pretty sure we do make interest payments each year on the debt

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It's an ongoing process.

and when will we start to see the decrease in federal spending?

we haven't seen this in at least 20 years. when is the "right" time to enact austerity?






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UncleFestersLegs
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


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It's an ongoing process.

An assertion for which neither evidence nor argument is presented.

The last year the federal debt decreased was 1957.






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Rex
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and when will we start to see the decrease in federal spending?

Reality kicks Republican ass:

Spending As a Percentage of GDP Has Fallen Under Obama






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CITWTT
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


Why did you get fired Rex?





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SlowFlowPro
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


quote:

Spending As a Percentage of GDP Has Fallen Under Obama

that has little to do with what i'm talking about






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Rex
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


I've never been fired, nitwit. Now run along.






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Y.A. Tittle
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


quote:

Spending As a Percentage of GDP Has Fallen Under Obama


Yes, decreasing private prosperity will leave you with that statistical anomaly.






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LSUnKaty
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Spending As a Percentage of GDP Has Fallen Under Obama

Germans and already debunked! And this one.






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CITWTT
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


You're an ex-CFO. For someone selfed professed as smarter than all of us, your nickname was patented by others long ago so you are violating copyright laws.





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CamdenTiger
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OK, I wayched it. Guy said "Nothing". Just classic liberals BS, and keep going in debt...I saw his errors, right off.





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joshnorris14
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


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Coercive theft? Taxes are part and parcel an important of society.


The two aren't mutually exclusive. You can think taxes are vital, but that doesn't mean they aren't coercively stolen from individuals.






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RidiculousHype
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Rex, the article you linked was written by this guy. No, seriously.






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wickowick
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re: On national TV the austerity movement became a laughingstock


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Spending As a Percentage of GDP Has Fallen Under Obama


Sure it did, Obama had huge increases in spending to GDP and then it leveled off when the Rs took the house...







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