Sign In | Create an Account | Welcome, . My Account | Logout | Subscribe | Submit News | Contact Us | Routes Available | All Access E-Edition | Home RSS
 
 
 

Spending levels still too high

August 13, 2013

Taxes have gone up, not just for “the wealthy” but for every American who works. The national debt is approaching $17 trillion....

« Back to Article

 
 
sort: oldest | newest

Comments

(41)

rajiihammr

Aug-13-13 10:02 AM

This opinion piece is disingenuous. I learned the word disingenuous from the Limpman...he was projecting.

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

namexxx

Aug-13-13 11:07 AM

Since spending levels are too high . . . taxpayers should stop subsidizing the Minot Daily News.

The MDN is a for-profit business. It is -- quite obviously -- not representative or responsive to the diverse views of the general public.

Why is welfare OK for your business -- but NOT OK for poor families?

4 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

EarlyBird

Aug-13-13 12:43 PM

They must have put the USA government on the stock market to see a gain like that. Where can I buy a share in the government I wonder?

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

zagsfan

Aug-13-13 2:55 PM

@willgarr... Congress was controlled by republicans from 2004 until 2007. congress was controlled by Democrats from 2008 through 2010 when the passage of the wildly unpopular Obamacare turned out to be a massive overreach, which exacted the most seat turnover since 1948

4 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

zagsfan

Aug-13-13 3:07 PM

1993-2001 national debt was 4.4billion to 5.8 billion. 2001-2008 national debt was 5.8 billion to 10.5 billion 2008-2012 national debt was 10.5 billion to 16.6 billion.

4 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-13-13 3:09 PM

During the two years that the Democrats controlled the congress, did we not get an all time record of filibusters from the right? Just wondering what really got passed besides the Health care bill as everything else was blocked. Oh, and those spending programs we now have? Most all of them were passed by the Republican congress and signed by Bush. But, that is just little details. Probably don't mean that much since they are all still in place and costing big money.

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

locomotive

Aug-13-13 3:58 PM

The title of this editorial was "spending levels still too high." Saying that is too much for a partisan Democrat to take?

The phrase itself does not have to be directed specifically to Pres. Obama. I think it is a general, all-purpose statement, good for any elected official.

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-13-13 4:58 PM

Now actually, loco, what spending bills have actually been passed that has caused the excessive spending? Or is it as I previously stated: the carryover of spending bills is the culprit?

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

zagsfan

Aug-13-13 5:26 PM

The spending on the war has been well documented at 197 billion dollars. Obamacare bank bailout alone was 350 billion, his war on terror has cost 104 billion, his Obama stimulus act has cost 400 billion dollars, and for what? What does he have to show for it? What does the country have to show for it? Obamaphones, Obama cable, cash for clunkers, Obamacare, high unemployment, nil growth, failing public schools, 2604 dead soldiers from his wars... If GW Bush was a failure what do you call Mr. doubledown?

4 Agrees | 3 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

locomotive

Aug-13-13 5:26 PM

"What exactly would the GOP be if they didn't have someone to blame for their actions...Huh?"

I don't see that thing really happening for the GOP, Veritas. However, Democrats seem to be all in with their "blame Bush and/or Cheney" thing, with help from various media sources.

centerish just did it twice for this very article. Must be working great for Dems, huh?

5 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-13-13 7:10 PM

Lets just use Mr. Zags figures. Now the spending, which year was that? Where do you get your information? Fox News? You really have to be joking on $169 billion. We could only hope for that. Oh, and Bush's gift to the banks in November of his last term was with no strings attached. A Gift...what was it now...680 billion or 840 billion???? Now, I bet you blame Obama for Everything, don't ya.

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-13-13 7:26 PM

Let me see, loco, but was I wrong in claiming that Bush started the war, gave money away, an d started many expensive policies that we still suffer under? Those who do not learn from history are bound to repeat it.

2 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

rajiihammr

Aug-13-13 7:53 PM

Whoa! If you read Zagsfan's 5:26 comment with the The Limpman's voice in your head you'd swear the radio was on.

4 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

namexxx

Aug-14-13 12:24 AM

Did Rick Berg's shabby performance make it easier or harder for another White to get the nomination?

2 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

namexxx

Aug-14-13 11:07 AM

Did you know Mitt Romney is the first Mormon bishop tax cheat to run for president and lose?

2 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-14-13 12:41 PM

Actually, the first pot/weed smoker was Ronnie followed by Bushy II. Yep, Ronnie and the Hollywood set did a lot of things... And, Bush admitted to that and to heavy drinking. Why do you think Bush skipped his flight physical way back when. Well, it was the first year the military instituted drug testing as part of the flight physical. That you can check out by talking with any retired flyers who had to take flight physicals and what year the testing started. Then, check when Bush missed his first flight physical. It is there.

1 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

locomotive

Aug-14-13 12:44 PM

"Seriously loco...Why don't you guys get a 200lb canister of playdough and make a candidate? Keep the security tightened as someone is surely going to throw some sillyputty in the mix...always happens...Before you know it, someone is going to find the republican messiah wandering the deserts of wyoming looking for alabama on the way to alaska? How do you help a person like that?"

I suppose a little known community organizer/state senator/1st term Senator from illinois could work just as well. Oh, wait. That happened already...

4 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

locomotive

Aug-14-13 12:48 PM

willgrr: "Things are way better today then in 2008! Vote straight Democrat 2014 AND GO TO THE POLLS!!!!!!!!"

Nothing like starting early. No such thing as voter fatigue.

Don't forget this classic: vote early and vote often.

"The cynical phrases "Vote early -- and often" and "Vote early -- and vote often" are variously attributed to three different Chicagoans: Al Capone, the famous gangster; Richard J. Daley, mayor from 1955 to 1976; and William Hale Thompson, mayor from 1915-1923 and 1931-1935. All three were notorious for their corruption and their manipulation of the democratic process. It is most likely that Thompson invented the phrase, and Capone and Daley later repeated it."

Memories....

4 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

zagsfan

Aug-14-13 2:05 PM

Willgarr... Nice cut and paste from abovetopsecret****. Have you ever thought of a fact all on your own or do you just spread malarkey absent of fact?

5 Agrees | 1 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-14-13 2:08 PM

And then there was the Supreme Court of the US. Let me see, did they not select a President one time? Do they not accept gifts from sources outside the courts who want to influence their decisions? Do they not believe that corporations are people too? Yep, lets talk BIG time corruption.

1 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

zagsfan

Aug-14-13 2:10 PM

Veritas...I get my facts from actual sources that do not include the huff, msnbc, or any other Oblamer apologizer. Oh and by the way I happen to have a database of all people from each state who attended Gonzaga, courtesy of an enrollment secretaries helper...

5 Agrees | 2 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-14-13 3:00 PM

Gosh, veritas, did you just get threatened? So, you(zagfan) know someone who knows someone and you can get names of those who attended a college. whoopee!!! you should try watching something besides Fox (false)News, drudge resorts, or listening to Rush, Shawn, Glenn, or the other losers you follow. Oh, and by the way, I believe Veritas was using a Harvard study on the war costs. Or was it the Brown University study or maybe from wikkipedia. Just in men and equipment, the defense department has spent a trillion bucks and that is not all the extra costs. Get a life, zaggot.

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-14-13 3:23 PM

Yes, right at the start of his second term, right BDGI.

2 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

icart68

Aug-14-13 9:48 PM

Can you name me ONE Repubic prez, who has EVER cut spending, cut the deficit, or reduced the size of the government??? hhhmmm???

Anyone???

3 Agrees | 4 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

centerfield

Aug-14-13 10:42 PM

Well, BDGI, You never explain the 300 filibusters of that era, or the fact that history will show the Republicans as total obstructionists. It will also show that Republicans have tried to destroy a President without any regard for the countries welfare. You have no clue as to what is going on and therefore you are entitled to a life membership in the tea Party. If you keep it up, they may give you a pin to commemorate your lack of factual presentations. You don't have a clue.

3 Agrees | 5 Disagrees | Report Abuse »

Showing 25 of 41 comments Show More Comments
 
 

Post a Comment

You must first login before you can comment.

*Your email address:
*Password:
Remember my email address.
or
 
 

 

I am looking for:
in:
News, Blogs & Events Web