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Old 02-10-2006, 03:22 PM   #21
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Oh boy.

If I remember my numbers, clintons spending was pretty high, but there was a higher tax revenue intake from all that stock market funny business. My further recollection was that nothing was 'taking off' until after clinton was elected and didnt hit the 'brink of recession' until after he was replaced. Its convenient to claim that he was responsible for the bad half of that but not the good half.

That having been said, i think the economy has very little correlation with who is sitting in the white house.

By the way, I voted for HW Bush and even GW the first time. Didnt vote for clinton. Although he was likeable, intelligent and capable. Which is more than i can say for GW. Had I known he was an idiot, I wouldnt have voted for him the first time.
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By the way, I voted for HW Bush and even GW the first time.* Didnt vote for clinton.* Although he was likeable, intelligent and capable.* Which is more than i can say for GW.* Had I known he was an idiot, I wouldnt have voted for him the first time.
My FIL was still working for CBS during the '92 election campaign. His crew was mostly assigned to Dan "Rain Man" Quayle but they followed HW Bush around too. After a few of his behind-the-camera stories I decided that even Clinton was safer. First time in my life I voted Democrat but I've gotten over it.

Who the heck was Clinton running against in '96? Case closed.

In 2000 I voted for Colin Powell because I was scared that Professor Gore would take away the Internet and give us all detention.

In 2004 I voted for Bush Cheney Rumsfeld Rice aw %$#^ Hastert I mean Kerry.

Can't wait for 2008. It couldn't possibly get worse!
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Bahb Dolllllle.

I voted at home in the last election. South Park had it right: Turd Sandwich or a Giant Douche. :P

I cant wait to see what we get in '08 either. I'm pretty sure that either way, it wont matter much...
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Had I known he was an idiot, I wouldnt have voted for him the first time.
CFB, what exactly led you to think he wasn't an idiot?

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"Never again in the halls of Washington, D.C., do I want to have to make explanations that I can't explain." óGeorge W. Bush, Portland, Oregon, Oct. 31, 2000

"They said, 'You know, this issue doesn't seem to resignate with the people.' And I said, you know something? Whether it resignates or not doesn't matter to me, because I stand for doing what's the right thing, and what the right thing is hearing the voices of people who work." óGeorge W. Bush, Portland, Ore., Oct. 31, 2000

"That's a chapter, the last chapter of the 20th, 20th, the 21st century that most of us would rather forget. The last chapter of the 20th century. This is the first chapter of the 21st century. " óGeorge W. Bush, on the Monica Lewinsky scandal, Arlington Heights, Ill., Oct. 24, 2000
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That's an "apple and oranges" comparison when you remember that Bill Clinton wasn't faced with a war on terrorism to finance.* Totally meaningless, IMO, to say that Clinton left with a surplus and it's Bush's fault that we have a deficit.

Yep, the numbers do lie in this case.
Even before 9/11 Bush's policies were to cut taxes and increase spending. Yes, the defecit is his fault. And Congress' for its absolute lack of fiscal responsibility. Little wonder when money controls them rather than the public good.
Sam, one can be conservative and at the same time understand that Bush has done a very poor job for us. Its time for this country to realize the tremendous mistake we made with this administration, fess up and make sure that it doesn't happen again.
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I think most of us, myself included, are all bull$h**ers when it comes to government spending.* What I want the government to do is to cut YOUR goodies, whatever they may be.* My goodies are necessary and non-negotiable.* *

The trouble with or well-kept secret of conservatives is that they are hypocrites.* Liberals make no concessions about government spending; more is better in their opinion.* GWB has increased spending as much or more than any liberal; why, because that is what WE want.* A true conservative president, who proposed slashing government spending (on defense and especially on entitlement spending) would be in "deep doo-doo", to quote someone.* Note that this spending is being approved by a Republican Congress.* I thought they were conservative.*
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Even before 9/11 Bush's policies were to cut taxes and increase spending. Yes, the defecit is his fault. And Congress' for its absolute lack of fiscal responsibility. Little wonder when money controls them rather than the public good.
Sam, one can be conservative and at the same time understand that Bush has done a very poor job for us. Its time for this country to realize the tremendous mistake we made with this administration, fess up and make sure that it doesn't happen again.
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I hear you. I'm not at all happy with much of this administration's policies, especially those having to do with closing/not closing our borders.

But it's all relative. And the likes of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, scare the heck out out of me. If I wanted to live under socialism I'd move back to the UK. So I've been choosing what I consider to be the lesser of two evils, I suppose.
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I hear you.* I'm not at all happy with much of this administration's policies, especially those having to do with closing/not closing our borders.

But it's all relative.* And the likes of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, scare the heck out out of me.* If I wanted to live under socialism I'd move back to the UK.* So I've been choosing what I consider to be the lesser of two evils, I suppose.

I agree with all of this. even "choosing" the "lesser of two evils" (evil of two lessers?). However, I don't actually "choose", being a non-voter and all. I do defend
the present administration when I can do so without
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* Note that this spending is being approved by a Republican Congress.* I thought they were conservative.*
I just cringe whenever these people are referred to as
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real conservative is any more. I see damn few in or around Washington, DC.

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And the likes of John Kerry, Ted Kennedy, Hillary Clinton, scare the heck out out of me. If I wanted to live under socialism I'd move back to the UK. So I've been choosing what I consider to be the lesser of two evils, I suppose.
Let's see, possibly, socialism under democrats or big business/big brother under republicans
Both spending "our" money, one primarily on social programs the other on frivolous wars and giving most of "our" money to the most wealthy.

Yes polititian = evil, and I also choose the lesser of the 2 evils.
Which one do you prefer in your pocket or controlling your life?

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