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A real spending crisis

February 9, 2013

The cheering and applause you didn’t hear from Washington on Tuesday was over the Congressional Budget Office’s report that President Barack Obama may be about to pass a milestone — his first year......

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ProgressiveLiberal

Feb-09-13 1:03 AM

It takes a lot of money to prop up the states. By the way, it isn't Obama's budget, it's Congress's.

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namexxx

Feb-09-13 3:20 AM

"a genuine, full-blownspending crisis"

That's why you will no longer be getting the taxpayers to deliver your newspaper on Saturdays.

No more welfare.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-09-13 9:46 AM

MDN sounds like the old men on Hee Haw, "Gloom despair excessive misery deep dark depression...." They sounded disappointed that the analysts were wrong and we didn't spend as much as they predicted. Sounds like President Obama is getting a handle on things and it is getting harder to put a negative spin on progress! Housing market is coming back. Stock market is moving upward. Wars are winding down. Getting tougher to brow beat the President isn't it!

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locomotive

Feb-09-13 11:13 AM

"The important identity of a responsible media is playing an unbiased role in reporting a matter without giving unnecessary hype to attract the attention..."

Veritas, I'll agree with this statement when it comes to REPORTING, but not when a piece is clearly labeled as EDITORIAL.

Do you have the same degree of concern when the TV networks have one of their anchors or reporters provide an opinion piece at the end of the broadcast? Or when certain liberal publications engage in editorializing?

I don't, because they're labeled as opinion and not as facts.

Calm down. These online words of the MDN don't seem likely to really hurt anyone.

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locomotive

Feb-09-13 11:17 AM

"F=ma Here, F is force, m is mass, and a is acceleration. There you go....do you understand?"

Very clever(???) answer, Veritas. I suppose you want the gold star for that, huh?

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locomotive

Feb-09-13 4:19 PM

Speaking of Moses, I believe he went up on a mountain to converse with God, while the people below "rose up to play" cavorting around the golden calf.

This just after they'd promised "all that the LORD has spoken we will do" (Exodus 19:8 - Exodus 20 is the receiving of the 10 commandments).

C'est la vie. Humanity remains the same: fickle, dishonest, out for themselves, generation after generation.

"What difference does it make" if the US spends itself into oblivion? Maybe a cave is the only place that'll be safe from the creditors...

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namexxx

Feb-09-13 5:43 PM

I like how lorecomotaaah does the people in different voices.

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Curly1

Feb-09-13 6:03 PM

I am certainly no lover of our illustrious leader. However, I can't begin to blame him for all the debt. We had a full house and senate to vote on those bills and he for the most part had to sign them too. Maybe we need to take a much closer look at what the senate and congress vote for. They need to stop acting like sailers on a weekend pass, sober up, face reality and stop the spending. We have plenty of taxes, we need less spending. Perhaps a closer look at the real problem. Entitlements! If anyone ever has the courage to bring up that subject in a meaningful way, perhaps then we have a chance. Till then, we slide deeper into the abis.

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disgusted

Feb-09-13 6:10 PM

Dr. Carson did just that on Thursday with Obama sitting on his right. The question is, will anyone heed his message?

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Curly1

Feb-09-13 6:12 PM

Dr. Carson was the most meaning full speaker I have heard in many a moon. Loved it! I think we need to draft him for president.

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disgusted

Feb-09-13 6:53 PM

Wouldn't he be wonderful President? He truly is a light at a very long dark tunnel.

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locomotive

Feb-09-13 7:41 PM

namexxx, you're the only true multiple personality here...

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locomotive

Feb-09-13 7:42 PM

All thumbs up for Dr. Carson!

:-)

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KneeAwn

Feb-09-13 11:28 PM

Tax loopholes that Romney and the über rich utilize are next on Obama's agenda to increase revenue.....he won't do any major spending cuts til the loopholes are closed

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namexxx

Feb-10-13 5:41 AM

It's a crisis!

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MarkHighwater

Feb-10-13 10:42 AM

The crisis started in late september of 2008 after 8 years of the war criminal/chicken hawks were about to leave office...the economy is finally poised for a recovery this year almost 5 years late...thanks Dick and George for the SHOCK n AWE ! ! !

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namexxx

Feb-10-13 1:46 PM

In total, how many hours did you spend online last week -- talking to yourself in different voices?

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namexxx

Feb-10-13 5:52 PM

This is a crisis!

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locomotive

Feb-10-13 8:39 PM

"We the people overwhelming re- elected President Obama..."

Overwhelmingly is not 51.1%

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namexxx

Feb-11-13 11:26 AM

That's your best voice, Jack!

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locomotive

Feb-11-13 12:53 PM

billgarrdoesn'twannagetit

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locomotive

Feb-11-13 3:18 PM

Facts about "Bain owned voting machines and the usual Republican cheating ways" is what I'm really, really hoping you have, bill.

Remember, imagination don't count.

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tarkin

Feb-11-13 8:38 PM

They just keep following North Dakotas lead, only thing is North Dakota doesnt need the money but, just keep tax tax taxing.

Cannot figure out how so many can jump all over Federal government for taxing but are first in line for handouts?

Federal government is broke and raise taxes North Dakotans scream but we are need more employees to manage our gushing streams of money but RAISE our taxes and thats ok??

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EarlyBird

Feb-12-13 8:30 AM

"Who created this spending problem and this large debt.." The people who spend the money created it of course, could it be any other way? A big problem we have is people see those who choose not to work enjoy the same quality of life as those who do chose to work, so why work. Their kids will be fed and in school so they don't even have to get out of bed.

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WorriedAmerican

Feb-12-13 9:50 AM

Republicans would have us believe that all of this resulted from Barack Obama’s policies, but this is simply a partisan lie. Fiscal year 2009 actually began on September 1, 2008, and was based on the budget that George W. Bush submitted in January 2008.

Moreover, if we look at projections from the Congressional Budget Office on January 7, 2009 – while Bush was still in office and which do not incorporate any Obama policies – we see that the deficit was projected to rise from $455 billion in 2008 to $1.2 trillion in 2009 under existing law.

The actual deficit for fiscal year 2009 was $1.55 trillion. But the difference was due entirely to lower revenues than expected, not higher spending. Outlays in fiscal year 2009 actually came in below CBO’s projection – $3,518 billion actual vs. a projection of $3,543 billion.

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