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100% of Republican Senators Against 100% of Reagan's Budgets

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by JollyRoger, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. JollyRoger

    JollyRoger Slippin' Jimmy Supporter

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    http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/the-worst-idea-in-washington/2011/03/10/AFzQaOIC_blog.html

    I like it that the GOP is finally coming to terms with Bill Cinton's superiority to Reagan.
     
  2. GamezRule

    GamezRule Inconceivable!

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    Ronald Reagan was also a tax raiser.

    Ahh the good old days when Clinton was here...
     
  3. FriendlyFire

    FriendlyFire Codex WMDicanious

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    Obama needs to bail out CFC (too big too fail) before he caves in to Republican demands.
     
  4. amadeus

    amadeus The Choice of a New Generation

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    Good.
     
  5. Theige

    Theige American Baron

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  6. BasketCase

    BasketCase Username sez it all

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    I call shenanigans on the OP.

    What Jolly is miss.....errr, actually all of you are missing this: the "in-violation" budgets that occurred during the Reagan, Bush (which one??) and Clinton administrations were not written by the President. They were agreed upon by the President AND CONGRESS.

    Which completely changes the picture, and reveals Jolly's conclusion to be (once again) bullcrap.

    During the Reagan Administration, the Senate was sometimes controlled by the Democrats, but mostly controlled by the Republicans--and the Democrats controlled the House all eight years. George Bush Sr. had it even tougher--the Democrats controlled both the Senate and House all four years of his term. Meaning......guess what, folks.....all the budgets Bush Sr. ended up signing were written by DEMOCRATS. With Clinton it's more complicated; the Republicans controlled both houses of Congress for the last six of Clinton's years (including the years when the budget actually ran a surplus!).

    Meaning that many (but not all!) of the violating budgets were actually written by the Democrats. And the two Clinton budgets that did not violate? Written by Republicans.

    BUUUUSTEEEEED! :spank:
     
  7. choxorn

    choxorn Watermelon Headcrab

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    And, from 2001 to 2007, when the Republicans controlled everything... :p
     
  8. Archbob

    Archbob Ancient CFC Guardian

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    Maybe if they instead said requires 2/3 majority to change taxes, either raise or lower.
     
  9. civ_king

    civ_king Deus Caritas Est

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    I miss the immoral scumbag Clinton
     
  10. Bill3000

    Bill3000 OOOH NOOOOOOO! Supporter

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    No, still stupid policy to constitutionalize. (And lowering taxes when relevant to balanced budgets is moronic, of course.) A legislature needs more fiscal tools, not less.

    Well, if you like California's budget crises and want to nationalize them, be my guest.
     
  11. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    Yeah brah, we already know good things are the fault of Republicans, and bad things are the fault of Democrats.
     
  12. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    And the Dems have gone nearly as far right.
     
  13. bhsup

    bhsup Deity

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    GOOD! Let's do it! I have to live within my means, so should Washington!
     
  14. Cutlass

    Cutlass The Man Who Wasn't There.

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    You realize that that means the end of national prosperity and capitalism, I hope? :crazyeye:
     
  15. Ajidica

    Ajidica High Quality Person

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    The government is not a private individual and need not follow the same rules.
     
  16. admiral-bell

    admiral-bell Chronic Lurker

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    Even consumers are allowed to carry debt, that's the point of mortgages and such. If we all had to "live within our means" home ownership would be far more rare.
     
  17. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    Which is why I support ludicrous proposals like this.
     
  18. civver_764

    civver_764 Deity

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    You know if there wasn't a government we wouldn't have to waste time talking about this nonsense.
     
  19. amadeus

    amadeus The Choice of a New Generation

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    :mischief:
     
  20. Mr. Dictator

    Mr. Dictator A Chain-Smoking Fox

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    I hope this gets passed.

    I also hope the Republican ticket is Gingrich/Trump.

    And I hope they win, and make Palin SoS.
     

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