Re: Math schmath!
- From: Ouroboros Rex <its@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 25 Apr 2011 15:21:13 -0500
On 4/22/2011 1:26 PM, Buzz wrote:
On Fri, 22 Apr 2011 11:13:22 -0700 (PDT), chatnoir
On Apr 21, 8:13 pm, Buzz<buzzar...@xxxxxxx> wrote:On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 17:53:22 -0700 (PDT), chatnoir
<wolfbat3...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Apr 21, 5:54 pm, Buzz<buzzar...@xxxxxxx> wrote:On Thu, 21 Apr 2011 15:31:23 -0700 (PDT), chatnoir
<wolfbat3...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:On Apr 21, 1:12 pm, Buzz<buzzar...@xxxxxxx> wrote:The cost of wars and taxing the rich. To listen to the left, you'd
think that we could solve obama's $1.5 t-t-t-trillion deficits with a
little more peace and Fairness.
But, when one engages one's brain, it's just as easy to see the folly
of these mantras as any liberal *ideas*.
This year, we will spend a little less than $700 billion on the
military, including the cost of the wars.
End Bush's tax cuts for the filthy, putrid rich? Hmmm, the CBO
estimates that that will save $80 billion ($800 billion over 10 years
- about the cost to pay off the unions... I mean, keep unemployment
So, cut the military COMPLETELY and take away the Bush tax cuts for
the selfish rich, and what do we have? Hmmm, not even 1/2 of an obama
Then consider that the federal government paid out $2,300,000,000,000
to households (SS, food stamps, housing subsidies, etc) in 2010.
SS taxes pay for themselves! At least up to 2047!
If by paying for themselves you mean that taxes collected today pay
for benefits today, you're partially correct. But then, there's a few
pesky facts (just like the *TAX THE RICH* mantra you're so fond of
"Congressional Budget Office (CBO) reports that Social Security will
effectively run a $45-billion deficit in 2011 and continue to run
deficits totaling $547 billion over the coming decade."
Yeppers, if you're told that it pays for itself, then you need to
abandon all reason and logic and run about repeating that it pays for
TheFederal government took in **only** $2,200,000,000,000.
So, they're redistributing even more that they're taking in. And we
haven't even touched a road, an Air Traffic Controller's salary and
nap package, or cash for an artist making things out of Mason jars and
Crayolas, much less the more trivial things like a military or other
national security funding.
The small thinking that is the left ain't gonna be able to deal with
this in any meaningful way.
"Community organizers shouldn't become presidents, unless it's of a
condo association or coin collecting club." - Buzz- Hide quoted text -
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Has 2.75 trillion in Gov Bonds - you can't denie that!
"These [Trust Fund] balances are available to finance future benefit
payments and other Trust Fund expenditures but only in a bookkeeping
sense.... They do not consist of real economic assets that can be
drawn down in the future to fund benefits. Instead, they are claims on
the Treasury that, when redeemed, will have to be financed by raising
taxes, borrowing from the public, or reducing benefits or other
expenditures. The existence of large Trust Fund balances, therefore,
does not, by itself, have any impact on the Government s ability to
They are from collected sums of money and are owed!
If you mean that the money was collected, was spent on other things,
and is now represented by a slip of paper (IOU), then yes, that's
Yup - thanks again, republicans!
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