Tagged: spending

2010-09-28 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + health care + Legislation
Dude Kinda Has a Point

Though his rhetoric is the decisively pro-Republitard bullshit that keeps getting those fuckers elected, this dude kinda has a a point when discussing the Demotarded “blame it on Bush” meme it has hatched and nurtured over the past two years: So in that context, let’s just see what Bush and Republicans are to blame for… […]

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2010-08-19 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Journalism
More Tax Language Trickery

The Times, again, bending reality to fit their narrative of tax cuts adding to government debt: Republicans say cutting taxes would ease millions of families’ financial difficulties while encouraging the creation of jobs. But tax cuts mean higher government deficits, and Thursday’s report illustrated that clearly, estimating that extending the entire Bush tax cut package […]

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2010-08-13 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government
Let’s Hope Not

The New York Times: Some lawmakers say that the current mood could be an aberration and that the spending pendulum could just as rapidly swing back. Let’s hope not.

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2010-08-06 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government + Journalism
Can You Spot the Disconnect?

The terminally libertarded and their press hacks have a serious disconnect with reality. They see the lack of tax revenue as a great injustice, and write about the poor souls who are suffering due to our unwillingness to pay their way through life. The length of the downturn means that many places have used up […]

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2010-07-25 :: madlibertarianguy // Dumbassery + Economy + Government
Earth to Democrats

The AP: Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner said that allowing tax cuts for the wealthy to expire would be “the responsible thing to do.” [. . .] “It’s responsible to let the tax cuts expire that just go to 2 percent to 3 percent of Americans, the highest earning Americans,” Geithner told ABC’s “This Week” in […]

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2010-07-23 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government
Chart of the Week

We really need this line to start moving the other way.

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Dan Balz via The Washington Post: The co-chairs of President Obama’s debt and deficit commission offered an ominous assessment of the nation’s fiscal future here Sunday, calling current budgetary trends a cancer “that will destroy the country from within” unless checked by tough action in Washington. Isn’t it comforting that it only took a specialized […]

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2010-07-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Journalism + Stimulus
Seriously? Part Dieux

Just when I thought that Paul Krugman couldn’t be any more full of shit, he proves me wrong time and again.  From a recent Opinion column in The New York Times: Around the world — most recently at last weekend’s deeply discouraging G-20 meeting — governments are obsessing about inflation when the real threat is […]

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2010-07-01 :: madlibertarianguy // Economy + Government + POTUS + Stimulus

President Obama in a speech given in Racine, WI as he once again blames Republicans because his own progressive government spending measures don’t work: They still believe that even after the Wall Street crash, even after the BP oil well blew, that we should keep a hands-off attitude. Now I’m not exactly sure what “they” […]

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