A true zombie. He has spent his entire life living off the public teat and still wants to deny others the opportunity to use this avenue to better themselves or even to exist when every opportunity is closed to them. what a POS.
One has to wonder about Ryans’ mental health… Frankly, I don’t think he should be allowed out without being on a leash.
MY PET BUDGET …BY PAUL RYAN Fourth Edition.
And you, as always, are the joke of the day OMG.
March 20, 2006? I’m getting old and forgetful, but wasn’t the president at that time some guy named Shrub . . . Bush . . . Geranium or something like that? Geranium W. Bush, wasn’t it? Now Obama is finding out that it’s not going to be easy to repair the damage.
Now now, Metro. I expect blind loyalty out of the leftist freak, Obozo zombies on this site, not you. 2 points:
1) the fact that Obozo made the statement then, but somehow acts 1000% opposite as President reflects on his glaring hypocrisy that even YOU should admit to. You may be an old style liberal, Metro, but at least you’re honest.
2) It continues to boggle my mind that the leftist freaks out there assail Bush for “running up the debt nearly $5T over 8 years, yet give Obozo a complete pass for adding what is now nearly $7T in 4 years and 2 months. When are you going to tag Obozo with responsibility for his own actions? Lord knows the S.O.B can’t accept responsibility for anything himself, by fair minded people of all political persuasions should be able to call a spade a spade.
Have a nice day, Metro!
“Bachelors know more about women than married
men; if they didn’t they’d be married too.” — H. L. Mencken
Well, you know . . . when you have a runaway truck going downhill, it’s pretty hard to stop it by grabbing it by the back bumper. That’s not blind loyalty. That’s just reality. I’m sure it looks like hypocrisy to you. To me, it looks more naïve. I would guess that in retrospect, Obama would rather forget that statement. But, unfortunately, he has you guys on the right to remind him. Just like you guys have to listen to us remind you of Bush. In the end, it is what it is. Obama got re-elected and Romney/Ryan didn’t, so all we can do is hope Obama can slow the truck down enough for someone to jump into the driver’s seat and steer it into the runaway lane.
Interesting quote. It makes me wonder when I will ever learn. I was a bachelor three times and still went and got married again.
Have a great day, OMG!
You might want to remind Obozo that the only reason the Senate has not passed a budget bill is that his favorite little “Objectivist” has inserted a clause to repeal Obamacare in every budget bill they have sent to the Senate for the past two years. That would normally result in a stalemate, trying to float a lead balloon.
Metro, the truth is that Obozo has not had his hand on the back of that truck to slow it down… it’s to keep laoding more and more into the back of it. I don’t understand how simple math eludes you, my friend. Perhaps that explains your former triple bachelor status…. just sayin… 🙂 🙂
Have a pleasant day, my friend!
“The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.” – H.L. Mencken
Well, although my math skills are less than legendary, I don’t think I can blame them for my multiple marriages. As for simple math, there is no such thing when it comes to politics. Politicians have a way of making the simplest math problem very complex. So complex, in fact, that they can no longer come up with the correct answer. 2+2 = 5 if you are a Republican. 2+2 = 3 if you’re a Democrat. And they both have the “facts” to prove their answer.
Happy St. Patrick’s Day, OMG!
Metro, it’s actually easy to get lost in the “they did.. NO! They did it” argument. There is a place where you can get actual facts of what is going on. Allow me to direct you to a website called JustFacts dot com. Here is a link to a great article that you can read and which tries to make reason out of real numbers from the government’s own budgets and spending history.
This article is very even handed. You will like it. Or not. But you will learn something. And that’s never a bad thing.
Have a great day, Metro!
“Nothing is so permanent as a temporary government program.” — Milton Friedman, Good Reads
Who’s giving Obama a free pass? Your friends like Mark Levin may be claiming that, but it just ain’t so, sweetie. Obama is taking plenty of heat for the burgeoning debt; but, the better class of economists (a group that doesn’t include Ayn Rand, by the way) have for at least five years been saying the only way to get us out of this Recession (oh, just in case you didn’t get the memo, we are STILL in a recession) is to continue to spend PUBLIC monies, especially since big business is refusing to invest. I guess you are too young to remember, or too stupid to study, what happened after the Great Depression (which was, by the way, begun for many the same reasons the Bush Recession was). As someone wiser than EITHER of us once said, “Those who fail to study history are doomed to repeat it”. Well, Obozomustgomustgo, looks like that sure happened, in spades. Deregulation led to profligacy, which led to the collapse of the mortgage market, which led to the collapse of the housing market, etc., ad infinitum, ad nauseam. And, once again, you stuck in a quote that has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with the issues. Just another typical conservative smoke screen or obfuscation?
Robbie, you have rocks in your head. And you read too much Paul Krugman. He’s an idiot that has bastardized Keynesian economics.
Where does government get the money that it spends? Please answer this and let’s have a discussion.
BTW… I’m a man. I think you know that. Why are you calling me “sweetie”? Are you a queer? I am not.
And the quote has nothing to do with the topic. It’s just a funny quip between my friend Metro and I.
Have a nice day!
“Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard.” – H.L. Mencken
PS> Mencken was a scumbag, but he had many funny quotes.
If you don’t know where government gets the money they spend, then you really are stupid. But then,money is much more esoteric a commodity than mere cash or gold. NO government bases its budget solely upon what it takes in in taxes or tariffs, not even the government of George Washington. My, you certainly are sensitive about your “masculinity.” “Methinks the —-doth protest too much”. Taming of the Shrew: Wm. Shakespeare
One other point, Metro. Reading your post, I think it’s a fair inference to make that you are saying that Obozo found so much damage from Bush’s spending that it’s taking him a long time to fix the problems. Of course, the alternative inference is that the way to cure Bush’s overspending is to double or triple that overspending. Once again, the leftist mindset is plainly diseased.
Have a nice day, my friend!
“Liberalism is the disease that presents itself as its own cure.” I forget who said it, but I got it from David Mamet’s book “The Secret Knowledge”
Well, who are we to believe, OMG. You make the claim that Obama is doubling or tripling that overspending. Others claim that he has actually cut spending. Of course those who make that claim can be easily dismissed as “liberals,” while you assume that the ultra conservatives are just too important to be dismissed as partisan.
Metro… the numbers speak for themselves. Obozo takes office with National Debt at $10.3T. First thing he does is pass a nearly $1T so-called “stimulus” package. That spending gets baselined into annual spending. The debt now stands today at nearly $17T. How in the hell is that cutting spending? Only in leftist freak world is that “cutting spending.” Come on Metro, man up and admit that simple math is simple math. 2 + 2 = 4. It’s not even arguable. Bush was bad. Obozo is double bad.
“There are two ways to conquer and enslave a nation…
One is by sword…
The other is by debt.”
John Adams 1826
Back about Fb. 26 you posted a reply to one of my posts, claiming that, in a mere two minutes, off the topof your head, you came up with a list of nine attributes for Progressives, including the integration of Marxian with Keynsian economics, and their disbelief in the efficacy of the free market. At the time I was so flabbergasted at your stupidity I didn’t even respond. First, you apparently have no idea of EITHER economic theory or who EITHER Marx OR Keynes were, and, second, IF Progressives adhere to Keynsian economics, they per se adhere to free market economics. All of which simply demonstrates you general, overall stupidity, ignorance, and inability to do even the barest minimum of researching. It might serve you in good stead to learn how to research, and especially to do a little critical reasoning.
Robbie, since you are having a hard time reading these days, what I posted to you not long ago today was that progressives adhere to a “bastardized form” of Keynesian economics. Not even Keynes would support the spending levels or patterns of our current government. And there is no doubt that “progressives” absolutely adhere to the philosophies of Marx and his concepts of wealth redistribution. What is the difference between “the rich must pay their fair share” and “from each according to ability to each according to need”? There is none. You don’t like it, but it’s true. I’m calling you out on it. Progressive is just another term for socialist.
Why dont you answer my question regarding where government gets the money it spends?
Here’s 2 good quotes for you.
“The most important single central fact about a free market is that no exchange takes place unless both parties benefit.” – Milton Friedman
“Socialism, like the ancient ideas from which it springs, confuses the distinction between government and society. As a result of this, every time we object to a thing being done by government, the socialists conclude that we object to its being done at all. We disapprove of state education. Then the socialists say that we are opposed to any ducation. We object to a state religion. Then the socialists say that we want no religion at all. We object to a state-enforced equality. Then they say that we are against equality. And so on, and so on. It is as if the socialists were to accuse us of not wanting persons to eat because we do not want the state to raise grain.” ― Frédéric Bastiat, The Law
Yes, you dumb ass, it will take a long time to repair the damage Bush and his BFF’s created. Most reasonable people understood that to be true. Based on your prior posts, no one will ever make the mistake of calling you reasonable. I have been having just as much fun as you by getting on Lana’s favorite site, The Rightscoop, and giving those loonies the run around. It sure has been fun to see how you guys are going after Karl Rove, just because he missed on the election. You ought to feel sorry for him considering how much money his PAC blew. I am sure someone is pissed at him, even though March Levin still seems to like him. Oh, wasn’t he just recently (along with Palin) booted off Fox?
I will admit that it is more fun to be in the heat of the battle than to mill around with people that agree with you. There’s no point to that. Regarding Obozo’s tenure at the top of government, the results we have today are 100% attributable to Obozo’s own policies and doing. How you leftist freaks don’t understand simple math is really puzzling. Obozo has been in charge for 4 years. The vast majority of Americans believe properly that the country is heading in the wrong direction. Yet, Obozo has been quite deft at avoiding blame. At what point does he get tagged with responsibility for his own actions? He hasn’t governed for a minute since 1/2009. He’s only been campaigning. And the mass media, save Fox, has given him a complete pass on everything. This is how he’s avoided it. But that cat is coming out of the bag. More and more people are onto his schtick. He will go down in history as the absolute worst president in American history. He is a disaster.
Regarding Rove, he’s just another RINO. No one cares about him any more.
“Societies biggest failure is it has allowed authority to be its truth; and prevented truth from being its authority.” — Mobius Nemesis
At what point in time do the Republicans take responsibility for the Recession? Like most of them, you just don’t seem to have any comprehension how bad it was, how much value was lost in the stockmarket, how many folks lost 30 – 40% of their 401-ks, how many jobs were lost, etc., etc. before Obama was even sworn in Jan. of 2009. Bush didn’t even admit there was a recession in full swing until at least twelve months after his own economists told him so. Like a cruise ship going at 35 knots directly south, it doesn’t change course 180 deg. immediately. But, I realize you folks think they handle like Mini Coopers. There are still troops in Iraq, costing money; there is still American involvement in Afghanistan, costing us $2B / week; there is still the unregulated BUSH stimulus; there is still the unwanted F-35 program at a total cost of $400B; there is still the uncompleted wall along our Southern border(the technology STILL is worthless); there is STILL the $700B giveaway to the pharmaceutical industry that will be ongoing for a LONG time (which, by the way, afforded the elderly virtually NO relief from high drug costs). Which of those BUSH projects do want Obama to take the blame for, especially when a Republican House is about to offer him NO help on any of those issues? And It is amazing how you folks turn on your own Karl Rove just because he miscalled the election. It was NOT Rove who cost the Republicans the election, it was the message. Even since the early Greeks, one does not kill the messenger just because one does not approve of the message. I seriously doubt that Obama will even come close to replacing W at the bottom of the list of presidents. Bush did not accomplish one positive for America or for our standing in the world. The latest example of that is North Korea’s feeling free to even threaten a preemptive strike, and similar threats coming from Iran. While those two nations are international pariahs, what recourse do we have when they DO launch attacks against us or our allies, especially considering the precedent W set? Even the smallest nukes being tested today are MUCH more serious than the ones dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima, being capable of totally erasing a city the size of New York, something we can only imagine through the looking glass of “Independence Day”. And, of course, your response would be to encourage Congress to authorize our own preemptive strike. How f—ing stupid.
The President has cut spending by 2 trillion dollars already without any help from the american taliban. The better question is, why didn’t they ever say anything when Bush was running up that 16 trillion dollar debt?
Grammy…. I like you, but I have to be honest when I say that you are really very stupid. Sorry, but you are. The numbers speak for themselves. Obozo takes office with National Debt at $10.3T. First thing he does is pass a nearly $1T so-called “stimulus” package. That spending gets baselined into annual spending. The debt now stands today at nearly $17T. How in the hell is that cutting spending? Only in leftist freak world is that “cutting spending.” Come on grammy, man up and admit that simple math is simple math. 2 + 2 = 4. It’s not even arguable. Bush was bad. Obozo is double bad.
You really have some balls calling someone else stupid. Obama was left with an annual budget deficit of over $1T, which means he had no power to change that before 2010. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan were in full swing, costing us $300B+ per year, the unregulated Bush stimulus was going to cost us a bunch, and the $700B giveaway to Big Pharma was burning a hole in their pockets, all the way to the bank. Those are ALL things we are paying for, annually, and will, annually, have to cover any resulting residual expenses, expenses which you are too stupid to understand are going to occur regardless of what Obama does. Those expenses will be saddled on at least the next two presidents, regardless of who they are. You are right that simple math is simple math, but you have no idea what simple math is as you subscribe to Reagan “voodoo math”.
“Stupid is as stupid does” Forrest Gump
Robbie, grammy really is dumb as box of rocks. I like her. She and I have had some nice discussions about family and life in general. But she’s a very low IQ poster with only the ability to post what Media Matters tells her. Sorry, but it’s true. Zero intellectual or critical thinking capacity. All emotion, no rationale. In fact, that’s a common theme among the vast majority of Obozo supporters. Most are low information voters that know more about Entertainment Tonight and DWTS or American Idol than they do about current political or economic events.
You obviously are having a hard time comprehending what I write. You should know by now that I do not defend or support Bush’s spending policies any more than I support Obozo’s spending policies. But there is a difference. Obozo has NEVER passed a budget in his entire term. In fact, the only one he proposed actually lost by a vote of 97 – 0 in the Senate. He didn’t even get a single DemonRAT to vote for it because the proposed spending was so outrageous that it even offended the most leftist freaks in the Senate. But don’t think for a moment that I am fooled by why he has never passed a budget. The reason is simple. Because once he puts his pen to the budget, HE OWNS THE SPENDING in the public’s eyes! And the last thing he wants is to be culpable for anything. Instead, he goes from one “crisis” to the next, threatening Americans that unless they raise the debt ceiling or unless they pass the next CR, the whole world is coming to an end. Just like he just did over the sequester matter where he made a complete fool of himself by overplaying his hand, and is now paying the price. He’ll go spend a few million dollars of taxpayer money playing golf with Tiger, but when it comes to White House tours, that are self directed by the way, well, there’s no money for that.
Regarding your harping on Bush’s spending, those numbers were included in the budget already and are not representative of NEW spending that Obozo has initiataed. The growth in the federal leviathan under Obozo has been nothing short of breathtaking.
So which one is it, Robbie? On the one hand you say that Obozo is so smart and competent, but on the other you say that everything is Bush’s fault and that Obozo has been too incompetent to fix it. Everything is Bush’s fault and that Obozo has no control or impact on it, correct? We all know that Obozo can’t fix anything because he has no ability to govern. All he knows how to do is campaign and demagogue: “millionaires and billionaires”.. “the rich don’t pay their fair share”… “the 1% vs. the 99%” …blah blah blah blah… nothing but refurbished Marxist clap trap. That’s all this idiot knows. And there is no solution coming from a committed leftist ideologue.
BTW… what you leftist freaks derisively call “Trickle Down Economics” is actually the way the world really works. It works far better than your Marxist philosophies of “Trickle up Poverty”. I have written at length on this topic here on The Memo. Try checking it out. I think I wrote one recently to my friend, Patuxant.
You still have not answered my question for a prior response. Where does the government get the money it spends?
“Everyone wants to live at the expense of the state. They forget that the state lives at the expense of everyone.” ― Frédéric Bastiat
I know you only watch fox entertainment and think it’s real news, but I try to pay attention to the real news. The President has cut spending by about 2 trillion dollars. He did that partly by cutting the amount of government workers by over seven hundred thousand. That’s why the unemployment numbers are 7.7. If these people still had jobs the number would be closer to 6.8. You didn’t anwser the question. How come no one bitched when Bush was burning money? To fix most of the republicans problems with the deficit would be easy but they won’t do it. First, stop throwing money at the big oil companies. Let them suffer with just their 9-14 billion dollar profit per quarter. Second, actually make corporations pay taxes. One of their biggest bitches is all the people getting food stamps and medicade. Pass the jobs act and the infracture bill and the veterans jobs and training bill. Yes it will cost a little money right now but it will put millions back to work to pay taxes and get off food stamps, welfare and medicade. See, I did it and I didn’t touch their privilaged rich who would suffer so badly if they had to pay the same amount of taxes as poorer people.
His icon, Ayn Rand, would not have been appreciated by Ryan’s Catholic Church, any more than his budget is. She was an apparent atheist, not believing in any religion. And, as Paul Ryan demonstrates in his budget proposal, each man had to look out for himself, and the devil take the hindmost. Ryan, in his juvenile adoration of her “Objectivism” philosophy, demonstrates that he and his admirers are out to get what they can for themselves,and the rest of us are just shit out of luck. While many of us MAY have formed our basic philosophies in college, I believe most of us would have had the good sense to choose an intelligent philosopher and a decent writer, neither of which describes Ayn Rand; but then, I guess she should suit Ryan to a T.
Hey Obozo, read some of Ayn Rand or, easier for you, just read what Wikipedia has to say about her. If you consider yourself a patriot and a Christian(as most of you conservatives do) then you need an introduction 101 to Paul Ryan. Why don’t you REALLY find out what your BFF is all about?