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3/1/2013 12:44 PM
I do not understand why people continue to try and have a discussion with Mike. He is by far the most arrogant poster here. He is incapable of understanding any expression that does not march in lock step with his limited view of the world.
And if you are not careful he will call you a dumb *** and then ban your posts. Truth be told....not such a bad thing when you think about it.
3/1/2013 1:00 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/1/2013 11:42:00 AM (view original):
If you think we should cut taxes, I'm all for it. That's essentially what the stimulus was, a big tax break. No argument here.

But that's not going to help with the deficit that seems to scare you so much.
The stimulus was not a big tax break. It was a huge spending bill. Almost everything that Obama called tax cuts were just money give aways.

We need to watch the way Obama juggles the english language to fit his propoganda.
3/1/2013 1:05 PM
Posted by swamphawk22 on 3/1/2013 1:00:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/1/2013 11:42:00 AM (view original):
If you think we should cut taxes, I'm all for it. That's essentially what the stimulus was, a big tax break. No argument here.

But that's not going to help with the deficit that seems to scare you so much.
The stimulus was not a big tax break. It was a huge spending bill. Almost everything that Obama called tax cuts were just money give aways.

We need to watch the way Obama juggles the english language to fit his propoganda.
The largest chunk of the 2009 recovery act was tax breaks

The next biggest chunk went to education, transportation, and infrastructure. The last chunk went mostly to medicare and unemployment.



3/1/2013 1:34 PM
I'll repeat again for you.    Just because YOU want to limit the discussion to one topic, it doesn't mean everyone will follow your lead.

Part of the deficit talk was of wasteful spending.    When others are talking about $84 that DOD pays for a $4 hammer, they're not talking deficit.  They're talking wasteful spending.   They're not talking savings accounts, treasury notes or deficit reduction. They talking about the government ******* away money and, as toddcomm noted, he'd rather spend that $80, hell maybe he buys pot with it, and get $80 worth of goods than the government pay 20x the value of a particular good.
3/1/2013 1:41 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/1/2013 11:18:00 AM (view original):
If we're talking about the choice between overpaying for a wrench or putting that money back into your pocket or mine to buy groceries, pay the mortgage, etc, then it's better to leave it with us.

But if the choice is overpay and keep the deficit or not spend it (and not give anything back to taxpayers since it's a deficit), then the better choice right now is to spend it.
Sure.

See the above post.
3/1/2013 1:49 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 11:19:00 AM (view original):

No, dumbass, YOU'RE talking about deficit.  The rest of us are talking about government waste, tax money, etc, etc.

Now, how ******* stupid are you?  Scale of 1-10.

See above post. 

And answer the question while you're at it.
3/1/2013 1:54 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 8:39:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:39:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:22:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:13:00 PM (view original):
So yes, right now, foolish government spending is better than no spending by anyone.

So the DOD spending $83.75 for a $4.95 wrench is better for the economy than the DOD not buying a wrench at all?
Unfortunately, yes.
That's incredibly stupid.

That's swamp-level stupid.
Why?

$83.75 goes to a company that sells wrenches. It's inefficient and wasteful but it's $83.75 moving through the economy instead of sitting in a savings account somewhere.
Who says it will sit in a savings account, Czar of Everything?

I dare say a lot of people have no savings.   A LOT. 
And this.  Of course.
3/1/2013 1:57 PM
Posted by bad_luck on 3/1/2013 1:41:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 3/1/2013 11:18:00 AM (view original):
If we're talking about the choice between overpaying for a wrench or putting that money back into your pocket or mine to buy groceries, pay the mortgage, etc, then it's better to leave it with us.

But if the choice is overpay and keep the deficit or not spend it (and not give anything back to taxpayers since it's a deficit), then the better choice right now is to spend it.
Sure.

See the above post.
Are we just going to keep re-quoting ourselves?

I've said, multiple times now, that tax breaks are good. You spend your money better than the government. What point are you trying to make?
3/1/2013 1:59 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 1:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 8:39:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:39:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:22:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:13:00 PM (view original):
So yes, right now, foolish government spending is better than no spending by anyone.

So the DOD spending $83.75 for a $4.95 wrench is better for the economy than the DOD not buying a wrench at all?
Unfortunately, yes.
That's incredibly stupid.

That's swamp-level stupid.
Why?

$83.75 goes to a company that sells wrenches. It's inefficient and wasteful but it's $83.75 moving through the economy instead of sitting in a savings account somewhere.
Who says it will sit in a savings account, Czar of Everything?

I dare say a lot of people have no savings.   A LOT. 
And this.  Of course.
Obviously I was talking about wasteful spending contributing to the deficit.

The deficit is funded by treasury bonds.

People without savings don't buy treasury bonds.
3/1/2013 2:26 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 1:54:00 PM (view original):
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 8:39:00 AM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:39:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:37:00 PM (view original):
Posted by bad_luck on 2/28/2013 6:22:00 PM (view original):
Posted by tecwrg on 2/28/2013 6:13:00 PM (view original):
So yes, right now, foolish government spending is better than no spending by anyone.

So the DOD spending $83.75 for a $4.95 wrench is better for the economy than the DOD not buying a wrench at all?
Unfortunately, yes.
That's incredibly stupid.

That's swamp-level stupid.
Why?

$83.75 goes to a company that sells wrenches. It's inefficient and wasteful but it's $83.75 moving through the economy instead of sitting in a savings account somewhere.
Who says it will sit in a savings account, Czar of Everything?

I dare say a lot of people have no savings.   A LOT. 
And this.  Of course.
Note part about "savings".
3/1/2013 2:35 PM
Exactly. Wasteful spending adds to the deficit. The deficit is funded by treasuries. People without savings don't buy treasuries.
3/1/2013 2:38 PM
So tax money plays no part in the revenue our government collects?
3/1/2013 2:43 PM
Posted by MikeT23 on 3/1/2013 2:38:00 PM (view original):
So tax money plays no part in the revenue our government collects?
That is the money our government collects. But unless you're going to argue that $1.2 trillion of federal outlays is waste, eliminating waste doesn't get us down to tax revenues, it just reduces part of the deficit.
3/1/2013 2:54 PM
So, IOW, tax money is part of the revenue.

Isn't the deficit the difference between revenue and expenditures?
3/1/2013 3:17 PM
Yep. About a $1.2 trillion difference.
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