[quote=“Huang Guang Chen”]Do you need new glasses, or is your blindness merely selective?From that article you linked to: [quote]There it was, just before the commercial: the S word, a favorite among conservatives since John McCain began using it during the presidential campaign. (Remember Joe the Plumber? Sadly, so do we.) But it seems strangely beside the point. The U.S. government has already—under a conservative Republican administration—effectively nationalized the banking and mortgage industries. That seems a stronger sign of socialism than $50 million for art. Whether we want to admit it or not—and many, especially Congressman Pence and Hannity, do not—the America of 2009 is moving toward a modern European state[/quote]It was Bushy-chimp-Hitler and his pack of clowns that took you down the froggy road to Socialism, TC. And to think, there you were creeping around the world’s jungles fighting those evil commies while right there on the ranch in Texas, lil’ pussy was hatching his let’s fuck up the economy and get the red thang going plot. Bummer, eh?
why oh why do I even try…
Once again you display no reticence in showing your political ignorance…one almost feels pity at the spectacle you so willingly provide…almost.
try to understand “political satire” and irony. Maybe get a compendium of such terms it might help you out. But then you’d actually have to read it…and then you’d need another dictionary for the larger words. And then there’s all that subtlety…thats going to go right over your head…Oh well…
Skimed right over this rather explanatory paragraph didn’t ya? Oh curse in your ejaculatory frenzy of self-jubilation and titlation you most likely just never noticed it. And why should ya…its actuaslly relevant to the reason I posted a link to the article.
Which was “Published Feb 7, 2009, From the magazine issue dated Feb 16, 2009”
[quote]"As the Obama administration presses the largest fiscal bill in American history, caps the salaries of executives at institutions receiving federal aid at $500,000 and introduces a new plan to rescue the banking industry, the unemployment rate is at its highest in 16 years. The Dow has slumped to 1998 levels, and last year mortgage foreclosures rose 81 percent.
All of this is unfolding in an economy that can no longer be understood, even in passing, as the Great Society vs. the Gipper. Whether we like it or not—or even whether many people have thought much about it or not—the numbers clearly suggest that we are headed in a more European direction. A decade ago U.S. government spending was 34.3 percent of GDP, compared with 48.2 percent in the euro zone—a roughly 14-point gap, according to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. In 2010 U.S. spending is expected to be 39.9 percent of GDP, compared with 47.1 percent in the euro zone—a gap of less than 8 points. As entitlement spending rises over the next decade, we will become even more French."[/quote] The rest is pretty relevant also. And as the days have passed…proven very accurate.
(That means…“on the money”)
Seeing as how no "Republicans’ voted in favor of the "stimulus’ package back at the end of January in the House of Reps, it seems they know a heck of a lot more about it than you do. Not that thats really a big accomplishment, I agree.
[i]"President Barack Obama’s budget would produce $9.3 trillion in deficits over the next decade, more than four times the deficits of Republican George W. Bush’s presidency, congressional auditors said Friday.
The new Congressional Budget Office figures offered a far more dire outlook for Obama’s budget than the new administration predicted just last month - a deficit $2.3 trillion worse. It’s a prospect even the president’s own budget director called unsustainable."…apnews.myway.com/article/20090320/D9721GMO0.html
Obama budget projected at $9.3 trillion in next 10 years
“Senator Charles E. Grassley, Republican of Iowa and ranking minority member on the Finance Committee, as well as a senior member on the Budget panel, said Congress and the White House need to get the message that the new figures embody.
“People can afford only so much government spending, even for the worthiest-sounding causes,” he said in a statement.”
Some Reps understand the difference very well.
UPDATE 3-US Congress budget office sees $1.8 trln deficit
" * Sees FY09 deficit at highest ratio to GDP since 1940s
- GDP to shrink 3 pct in 2009, grow 2.9 pct in 2010
- White House says priorities unchanged despite forecasts
- Republicans argue projections demand less spending (Adds White House, congressional reaction)"
Facts trump “feelings” every time Elegua…every time…