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Time to Vent

January 24, 2013

Dear Editor, My first vent involves the debt limit. This is the fifth time Obama has asked to raise the debt ceiling. Why is it so critical now but when Bush wanted to raise it, then Sen....

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promo61

Feb-01-13 6:52 PM

Yeah, that Media Matters site is right down the center of the road{sarc}. Can you be specific on the article BCF? I will read but can't find from your post.

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-01-13 6:21 PM

Republicans won't read it, but here it is anyway...

h t t p : / / mm4a. o r g / UKCJAp

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-01-13 6:18 PM

The new, revised BLS report shows that from mid-2009 until now, the private economy has added 4,968,000 jobs, and the public sector has lost 721,000 workers.

FULL STORY HERE: *******mm4a****/UKCJAp

So the next time you hear friends or family quoting Limbaugh with absurd statements like "this administration is shrinking the private sector," you can point to these statistics. And you can thank austerity measures for the collapse in government consumption, which have hurt public sector jobs and put the economy into reverse last quarter.

We can only hope that the media's obsession with the deficit will subside, as it's obvious we must now focus on economic growth, which depends on a healthy, not anemic, public sector.

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promo61

Feb-01-13 5:41 PM

All is well!! All is well!! GDP shrank and unemployment rose. Liberal doublespeak.

If you're going to credit Obama for the stock market rise, -all 5 weeks of it- then be sure to come back here and blame him when it goes down, OK?

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oluhjnb

Feb-01-13 4:49 PM

Promo61 demeans as he/she complains about the demeaning.

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-01-13 4:19 PM

>>The Dow closed above 14,000 on Friday for the first time since October 2007 as all 3 major stock indexes posted gains for a fifth straight week.<<

That "socialist" Obama sure is anti-business!

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BushCrimeFamily

Feb-01-13 3:29 PM

What is hilarious about Thoughtful's post is that he can't even follow his own advice. He automatically rejects anything other than his tired talking points.

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promo61

Feb-01-13 11:26 AM

Some Commenters have two strengths: demean other posters or copy and paste. You know who you are.

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oluhjnb

Feb-01-13 9:26 AM

Thoughtful recites that same old line like a POW does his name, rank and serial number.

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Thoughtful

Feb-01-13 8:33 AM

BCF, It is not alarmists but generally accepted by economic experts that we must deal with the deficit. Why would rating agencies be considering lowering our ratings? Be realistic and leave out politics. Just look at where we stand. for the good of this country, let's leave out emotion, politics, and agrumentive nature and deal with this issue. It will impact all of us Republican and Democrat. Be open to different ideas and thoughts. Read broadly and follow independent view points.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-31-13 9:55 PM

As warned by experts not cowed by the "deficit hawk" alarmists who dominate the national conversation on the economy, the dip in growth was not the result of "uncertainty" in the private sector or the future demands of public spending obligations, but rather on the contraction of public spending and the tax increases prematurely foisted on low-income and middle class workers in the form of a payroll tax increase that took effect on January 1. As Washington Post policy analyst Ezra Klein writes: "The government is hurting the recovery, and badly. But it’s not because it’s spending too much, or because of concerns over future policy. It’s because government, at all levels, is spending and investing too little."

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Thoughtful

Jan-31-13 9:23 PM

BCF. The great excuser for the current administration.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-31-13 7:46 PM

Why do Republicans fear facts?

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promo61

Jan-31-13 3:32 PM

@BCF: Quoting Robt Reich does nothing for your credibility

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-31-13 12:49 PM

(cont.).... If the upcoming showdowns over the next fiscal cliff, government appropriations, and debt ceiling result in even more deficit reduction over the short term, we're almost certainly in recession territory. Bottom line: austerity economics doesn't work. Jobs, wages, and growth must be restored before we tackle the budget deficit.

- Robert Reich

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-31-13 12:48 PM

Yesterday's report that the U.S. economy shrunk in the 4th quarter of 2012 isn't, by itself, terribly worrying. Statistics jump from quarter to quarter. Also, we had to contend with Hurricane Sandy. But it's a warning, nonetheless. The biggest thing to happen last quarter was a sharp cut in government spending. Add this together with the drop in consumer confidence in January and we have a worrying set of data. If government isn't spending and consumers are worried -- and so likely to cut back their spending, because their pay is dropping and they can't go back to the old pre-recession borrowing -- then we're in danger of a major slowdown if not outright recession later in 2013...(cont.)

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promo61

Jan-30-13 2:00 PM

Wow, thanks for the compliment. I just realized this letter writer referenced my post that you can't legislate evil. I'm somebody! I'm somebody!! Gotta go call my mom...

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ruzgirl

Jan-30-13 11:27 AM

Way to go, promo61!!! I, too, am sick of the bashing and attempts to "one-up" the other guy. GROW UP PEOPLE!!!!

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promo61

Jan-30-13 9:46 AM

@BCF"It's going to be so cold this weekend we may actually see a Republican with his hands in his own pockets!"

Your need for affirmation on a daily basis is pitiful.

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promo61

Jan-30-13 9:40 AM

Thanks for proving my point. ELUCIDATE. transitive verb. : to make lucid especially by explanation or analysis

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Thoughtful

Jan-30-13 8:24 AM

Sorry that was former Mayor Ray Nagin in New Orleans with his hand in someone's pocket.

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BushCrimeFamily

Jan-30-13 4:54 AM

It's going to be so cold this weekend we may actually see a Republican with his hands in his own pockets!

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oluhjnb

Jan-29-13 6:31 PM

To elucidate means to "make clear". So you want us to clearly make clear?

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promo61

Jan-29-13 5:14 PM

Please support your party's elected leaders with comments about positive progress on specific issues that you can clearly elucidate.

So sick of name calling on both sides like a bunch of schoolchildren on the playground. Be substantive or be gone!

If you need affirmation that badly go see a shrink anf talk about your mother. Sheesh...

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oluhjnb

Jan-29-13 9:19 AM

Now the Republican Idol Marco Rubio, the greatest political hack in Congress, sees an opportunity to be a hero to the Latinos. But his lily white Cuban skin does not endear him to all Hispanics.

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