The 2012 National Debt Road Trip

I'm at the FreedomWorks- and Franklin Center-sponsored BlogConCLT this weekend and just saw a fantastic video by Matthias Shapiro visualizing what Obama has done to the national debt.

Watch this. Tell your friends.

Also, he's a good follow on twitter.

Posted by: Gabriel Malor at 11:02 AM



Comments

1 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 11:03 AM (8y9MW)

2 Barack Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable tyrant.

Never.gets.old.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:06 AM (NG097)

3 That vid is so f*cking awesome I want to make love to it.

Just forwarded it, urging others to forward to their friends.

Wish I could duct-tape my damned in-laws and sister to chairs and force them to watch it.

Posted by: Jane D'oh at April 20, 2012 11:09 AM (UOM48)

4 Nice job. One nitpick...Shapiro, during his commentary on W's portion of the debt roadmap, says that the tax cuts lowered revenue. I was under the impression that revenue was coming in at a record pace. To his credit, Shapiro also mentions that spending increased at the same time.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at April 20, 2012 11:09 AM (YmPwQ)

5 $150,000 bail- pretty good sign I think that the Judge has doubts about this case, but I'm no lawyer so what so they say?

Posted by: nevergiveup at April 20, 2012 11:12 AM (i6RpT)

6 FoxB just has some R turd on talking about the budget and how they were arguing over $19B and "avoiding a gov shutdown".


If the Republican are posturing over $19B and threatening shutdown you know it is kabuki theater. They should have already had a budget that cut at least $1T which is what Obama and the Dems put in there for "stimulus" and have not managed to cut since then.

They need to argue over that and tell the MFM and the commies to go ahead and shut it down and stick Patty Murray up their ass.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 11:13 AM (YdQQY)

7 I know there's not supposed to be any math on the blog, but what level of spending cuts, actual cuts not cut meaning a decrease in the amount of increase, would be necessary to zero out the national debt within 20 years? I'm talking an across the board percentage cut of everything, yes, everything including defense spending. Put me some knowledge, Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 11:14 AM (VtjlW)

8 I know there's not supposed to be any math on the blog, but what level
of spending cuts, actual cuts not cut meaning a decrease in the amount
of increase, would be necessary to zero out the national debt within 20
years?



???? That is not physically possible.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 11:15 AM (YdQQY)

9 The Bush tax cuts INCREASED revenue. The problem was that spending increased more.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 11:16 AM (YdQQY)

10 7
I know there's not supposed to be any math on the blog, but what level
of spending cuts, actual cuts not cut meaning a decrease in the amount
of increase, would be necessary to zero out the national debt within 20
years? I'm talking an across the board percentage cut of everything,
yes, everything including defense spending. Put me some knowledge,
Horde.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 11:14 AM (VtjlW)


3,000 percent

Posted by: Baraka 0bama at April 20, 2012 11:18 AM (ykSKg)

11 Never.gets.old.

Thanks.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 11:18 AM (8y9MW)

12 Want to know why ILL is broke and the U.S. has added 5 T in debt so far under Oblowhard? Here is one example. --Solar installation
>>>>>>>>>>>
Our system was $41,000. We were willing to commit to that, but knew there was a reasonable chance we'd get tax credits and state rebates. Our state has a deal with the utility companies where they feed a fund for consumers who choose alternative energy, because that helps take some of the load off of them; and then the state distributes the money when people have new builds. Our installer was adamant that our paperwork be ready for submission by a certain date, and he insisted on submitting it himself. I'm glad he did, because the money was released by the state on a particular date, and the fund was stripped bare in a matter of days. But we got $12,500. back from the state. Then we got a $12,500 tax credit. A credit is different from a refund, as it simply offsets whatever liability you already have and gives you the remainder. Then our installer got us a manufacturer's rebate that ended up getting our net cost down to about $7000. We'll be able to pay ourselves back within about four years; and then the rest of gravy.
>>>>>>>>>>>> This person has mentioned before that their electric rates are near the top rates in the nation. Aside from all the corruption in ILL they overcharge like mad for electricity to fund such boondoggles. I'd love to have the diplomatic skills to point some of the facts out to her w/o it being seen as an attack.


Posted by: PaleRider at April 20, 2012 11:18 AM (ITaIZ)

13 Put me some knowledge, Horde.

I'm not a math guy but, with a $16T debt and $3.5T budget with only $2T coming in, I'd say 65%.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:19 AM (NG097)

14 So, we're doomed.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:19 AM (NG097)

15 Infact, I just decided to add the even more cleaned up version as my subtitle to my blog.

At least for a while.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 11:20 AM (8y9MW)

16 Gotcha VIc. I'm just wondering is the narrator was being sarcastic...the video does make use of libtard arguments (while debunking them), but libtards by nature are pretty obtuse.

Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet at April 20, 2012 11:20 AM (YmPwQ)

17 One nitpick...Shapiro, during his commentary on W's
portion of the debt roadmap, says that the tax cuts lowered revenue. I
was under the impression that revenue was coming in at a record pace. To
his credit, Shapiro also mentions that spending increased at the same
time.Posted by: Damn Sockpuppet


I think he's doing that thing. That thing where you use your opponent's words and then proceed to take a screwdriver and stab them in the gut.

You know. That thing...

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 20, 2012 11:22 AM (Ck8hC)

18
I think he's doing that thing. That thing where
you use your opponent's words and then proceed to take a screwdriver and
stab them in the gut.

You know. That thing...


Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 20, 2012 11:22 AM (Ck8hC)

Thank God he didn't make a cake out if it.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at April 20, 2012 11:24 AM (Aaxiu)

19 The 2012 National Debt Road Trip

Are we there yet?

Posted by: Waterhouse at April 20, 2012 11:24 AM (rND5e)

20 First thing we have to do is to quit adding to the debt. We took in $2.3T last year so let's go back to that lean war-years budget of 2004 and only spend $2.2.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:24 AM (NG097)

21 Bark Hussein Obama takes us to Puerto Rico?

Posted by: elliot m at April 20, 2012 11:24 AM (zPich)

22 Just balancing the budget is a big enough problem.

Btw, if you paid off the National debt, there would be no money. Federal Reserve Notes can only exist when the Treasury owes money to the Federal Reserve.

h/t "The Creature From Jekyll Island"

Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 11:25 AM (O3R/2)

23 I'm not a math guy but, with a $16T debt and $3.5T budget with only $2T coming in, I'd say 65%.

And this of course assumes no inflation, and no change in tax revenues.

So yeah we're boned.

Posted by: chemjeff at April 20, 2012 11:26 AM (xEylV)

24 At $2.9T, even the hard-scrabble Democratic spending of 2008 would be an improvement.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:26 AM (NG097)

25 >>We took in $2.3T last year so let's go back to that lean war-years budget of 2004 and only spend $2.2.

I'm pretty sure that's racist, somehow.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 11:26 AM (/kI1Q)

26 Figures from here, btw http://is.gd/cPTXpj

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:27 AM (NG097)

27 Dang it, I can't watch the video where I am. Maybe I don't want to? It sounds damn depressing.



To cheer everyone up, I present you with a New York Post story about Keith Olbermann wandering aimlessly around Central Park wearing a hideous red sweater and the baggiest jeans I have ever seen on a grown man. The funniest part is they STILL don't hide the fact he has a fat, fat ass.

-------------

Olbermann at Loose Ends
(Page Six, New York Post: http://tinyurl.com/7tqldec)

Unemployed, perennially confrontational talking head Keith Olbermann aimlessly wandered around Central Park South earlier this week, seemingly looking for a friend or a purpose.
Our spies snapped unflattering pictures of Olbermann decked out in a giant red pullover and clownishly baggy jeans as he strolled 59th Street near Seventh Avenue, smelling the roses — or, in this case, the horse manure, allergens and aromas from a nearby food cart...


----

It's awesome.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:27 AM (4df7R)

28 First thing we have to do is to quit adding to the
debt. We took in $2.3T last year so let's go back to that lean war-years
budget of 2004 and only spend $2.2.Posted by: toby928©


uhh

Posted by: $211 billion in interest payments & rising at April 20, 2012 11:27 AM (Ck8hC)

29 It's not the debt. It's the rate of growth of the debt versus the rate of GDP growth. With Obama, we get the worst of both.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 11:27 AM (O3R/2)

30 I'm not a math guy but, with a $16T debt and $3.5T budget with only $2T coming in, I'd say 65%.

See, that's what needs to be hammered home over and over again. Steyn does that quite well, pointing out that we need $16T just to get back to zero. When the whining about Paul Ryan shoving granny off a cliff gets made, whip out that this is what an actual austerity budget would look like.

Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 11:29 AM (VtjlW)

31 That question mark is racist.

Posted by: Fritz at April 20, 2012 11:30 AM (/ZZCn)

32 this country is dying and the Usual Suspects are jerking off about dogs and cookies and fake charges against a "white hispanic"


this is not going to be a good year---even if Baraka gets booted out of office, it's not going to be a good year.


( so ends today's Recitation of The Obvious )

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:30 AM (Dll6b)

33 "In case you missed it, this week, there was a tragedy in Kansas. Ten
thousand people died... an entire town destroyed."

275 Days Until We Evict the SCOAMF

Posted by: The Mega Independent at April 20, 2012 11:31 AM (9vZCv)

34 SCOAMF gets too much attention. We need to stop talking about him

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:34 AM (lkdo/)

35 and Queef Olberdouche has a fat ass

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:34 AM (Dll6b)

36 Looks like a moron must read, and one to buy through ace's amazon click-through;

Becoming Breitbart: The Impact of a New Media Revolutionary

http://tinyurl.com/83y4jnx

Posted by: kbdabear at April 20, 2012 11:36 AM (Y+DPZ)

37 Screw the federal government

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:37 AM (lkdo/)

38 Somewhat off topic, what's this crap about Sarah Palin bitching about being "checked out" by the SS agent?

What 45 yr old woman doesn't like being checked out? Seriously. Methinks she doth protest too much.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 11:38 AM (O3R/2)

39 We conservatives should be the new anarchist party

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:38 AM (lkdo/)

40 Anarchists weren't really for anarchy. They were just Commie Party rejects.


Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 11:39 AM (O3R/2)

41
Screw the federal government Posted by: JC


No condom thick enough or lubed enough for that to be possible.

Posted by: weft cut-loop at April 20, 2012 11:40 AM (Ck8hC)

42 I LOVE making liberals heads explode, by mentioning how they admit Pres. Bush is such a superior policiticain to Pres. Obama!
Why? Lib: The enconomy is all Bush's fault!
Consider:
Bush had a Democrate House Senate his last two years in office. But, since everything is HIS fault, he must have bent them over and made them his bitch. They were completely helpless against him and couldn't stopfrom imposing his agenda on them.

Obama had both a Democrate House Senate his first two years, AND COULDN"T get it done! Even now, he still has the Senate but is bitching the minority Republicans are blockings him.

Truely Bush was far superior to Obama as a President and a leader. So whenever a Lib mentions the economy is all Pres Bush's fault. Mention the above to them.

Posted by: i'm the Honey Badger, BITCH! at April 20, 2012 11:40 AM (TJ8HB)

43 We conservatives need to overthrow

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:40 AM (lkdo/)

44 Posted by: $211 billion in interest payments rising

And that's with interest rates are historical lows. I think you have to get out to at least a 5 year TBill to get at least 1%.

Wait until rates return to the historical average of 3-5%.

Doom.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:41 AM (NG097)

45 What 45 yr old woman doesn't like being checked out? Seriously. Methinks she doth protest too much.

She's not. A stupid SS agent (I think one of the ones fired for the hookers thing) bragged on facebook about checking her out when hew was supposed to be checking out the crowds around her as part of her protection detail.

She's rightly upset about that. Especially the bragging part.

And, quite frankly, there are a lot of 40ish women who don't enjoy being viewed as a piece of meat.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 11:41 AM (8y9MW)

46 Jimbo..maybe the commie party rejects can join our conservative side to overthrow

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:41 AM (lkdo/)

47
I was under the impression that revenue was coming in at a record pace.

The record for the largest one-day tax money take in was recorded on W's watch. It was in '05 or '06, IIRC, back during the darkest days of our economy when we had 5% (otherwise known as essentiallyfull employment for those of you in Rio Linda)UE.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 20, 2012 11:42 AM (d0Tfm)

48 Women are meat

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:42 AM (lkdo/)

49 What 45 yr old woman doesn't like being checked out? Seriously. Methinks she doth protest too much.
Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 11:38 AM (O3R/2)


Um, because he was supposed to be protecting her, not "assessing" her "assets"? And because he boasted about it on his Facebook page like a douche? And because his subsequent conduct has proven that he is not just like a douche, but is, in fact, a complete and total douche?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:42 AM (4df7R)

50 Somebody step on raykon, please.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:43 AM (NG097)

51 Is that raykon I smell?

Posted by: blue star at April 20, 2012 11:44 AM (wPV9+)

52 >>>Btw, if you paid off the National debt, there would be no money. Federal
Reserve Notes can only exist when the Treasury owes money to the
Federal Reserve.

Whoever made that statement has no idea how our monetary system works. The FED loans money to more parties than just the federal government.

Places money comes from.

1. All money in circulation in 1933 was converted to FRN at that time, that money is permanently in circulation and will never go away.

2. Any money the FED *gives* to the the IMF or other entities; that money is permenantly in circulation and will never go away.

3. Any money loaned to a FED member that subsequently declares bankruptcy, or any other debt write down the FED may make; That money is permanently in circulation and will never go away.

4. Money on active loan to banks. This money has to be re-payed with interest and is not in permanent circulation.

5. Any US Bonds the FED holds. This money has to be re-payed with interest and is not in permanent circulation.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 11:45 AM (0q2P7)

53 Wait until rates return to the historical average of 3-5%.
Doom.Posted by: toby928©


That's what my humorously crafted sock said, dammit!

(but actually it was $455 billion for last year. The $211 is just the vig for the next few months)

Posted by: $211 billion in interest payments & rising at April 20, 2012 11:46 AM (Ck8hC)

54 27... Olbermann at Loose Ends (Page Six, New York Post: http://tinyurl.com/7tqldec)

.........

Woah. Keef has really gotten chunky. ....Heh.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 11:47 AM (+5U+B)

55 toby - racist

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 11:47 AM (WkuV6)

56 You think the deficit and economy is shit now look at this shit.

http://is.gd/f7dkUN


The U.N. wants huge wealth transfers to 3rd world shitholes for "green" shit. But these will not be "Solyndra" projects. They will simply be money transfers to to "leaders for life". FK these communist idiots.

And they say O'shitforbrains supports this. We can not get this commie goon out of office soon enough.


And we need to get the hell out of the U.N as well.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 11:47 AM (YdQQY)

57 Also cross-posted over at the Best Kept Secret on Teh Interwebz: my place.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 20, 2012 11:47 AM (d0Tfm)

58 Hey though, Brazil is paying a cool 10% on their 3 year bonds. Get them while their hot!

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:48 AM (NG097)

59 Mike - and my pile of silver dimes

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 11:48 AM (WkuV6)

60 wimmen aren't meat-----DOGS are meat. So sayeth Hussein I

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:49 AM (Dll6b)

61 >>>We conservatives need to overthrow

Gawd Raykon. Where do you get your material? "It just Cons are crazy OOOOOOOOO" Do you do psychic readings using a can of spaghetti O's?

Try and say something smart. Your buddy fleas may jump off your head for the heat but give it a shot.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 11:49 AM (0q2P7)

62 >>Um, because he was supposed to be protecting her, not "assessing" her "assets"?

If he's looking at her ass, he's not looking for threats.

Kinda surprised this is a difficult concept.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ at April 20, 2012 11:49 AM (/kI1Q)

63 psychic readings using a can of spaghetti O's?

Ha.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:49 AM (NG097)

64 toby - does that include the 60% tax to get into and out of Brazil?

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 11:49 AM (WkuV6)

65 >>>Mike - and my pile of silver dimes

Oh damn. I forgot about coin. Yes and the mint makes coins.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 11:50 AM (0q2P7)

66 JC / raykon, do you like gladiator movies ???????????????????

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:50 AM (Dll6b)

67 Echo chamber in here

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:50 AM (lkdo/)

68 Sarah has BearKiller with her and her pink AR, why does she need SS

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 11:51 AM (WkuV6)

69 Also cross-posted over at the Best Kept Secret on Teh Interwebz: my place.

Just mentioned at my place. Don't want to split the traffic w/ BBoy.

Though we could both use some traffic love.

...
...
...
I'm not sure that came out right.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 11:51 AM (8y9MW)

70 the only 'echo chamber' , JC is in your mom's basement / your residence

Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (Dll6b)

71 toby - does that include the 60% tax to get into and out of Brazil?

I have no idea. Is there really a tax like that? I was just looking at this here http://is.gd/gC2hn7

The UK is paying 4.5%, if I'm reading this correctly.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (NG097)

72 #33 Why isn't the countdown widget on the blog?

Posted by: Beefy Meatball at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (mxnUd)

73
Echo chamber in here

That's the echo inside your empty head.

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (d0Tfm)

74 Woah. Keef has really gotten chunky. ....Heh.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 11:47 AM (+5U+B)


He's been spending the past few weeks curled up in his bathtub pigging out on Haagen-Daaz and chocolate chip cookie dough.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (4df7R)

75 They had the Palin thing on Imus this morning. She was asked about it by Hannity (I think) she responded to his question. She wasn't raising a lot of hell about it. She only said that if he was so busy checking her out then he wasn't busy doing his job. Note that he also bragged about taking pictures of her.


She also said that Obama should take note that this guy wasn't doing his job and to think about that if he was guarding his daughters.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (YdQQY)

76 That debt can buy an awful lot of quality dog meat

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (1Jaio)

77 How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (lkdo/)

78
toby - racistPosted by: Jean


He's just Acist, like the rest of us.

Posted by: $211 billion in interest payments & rising at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (Ck8hC)

79 Pretty good video. .....I think the more staggering way to illustrate Barky's spending spree, though, is to show that he has spent more in 3 years....than any other president, ever.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 11:54 AM (+5U+B)

80 76 That debt can buy an awful lot of quality dog meat
Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (1Jaio)


Or a metric fuckton of disgusting, rancid dog meat.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:54 AM (4df7R)

81 No post about the pics of the hooker/escort from the SS scandal? What up with that? She seems kind of thick to me. I think make for some great comedy...er...political discourse. Same thing these days.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 11:55 AM (NVu2l)

82 >>>Echo chamber in here

Well you are just late you missed the bloodbath. The theme of the week is "unity"
If you don't like the theme, you are free to go someplace else. May I recommend KOS; They seem especially interested in your brand of crazy.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 11:55 AM (0q2P7)

83
81 No post about the pics of the hooker/escort from the SS scandal? What up with that? She seems kind of thick to me. I think make for some great comedy...er...political discourse. Same thing these days.
Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 11:55 AM (NVu2l)


There was a post about it yesterday. Scroll on down the main page a bit and you'll see the post about the "Butterface."

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:55 AM (4df7R)

84 Echo chamber in here

Posted by: JC


As opposed to say, Kos? DU? Huff Po?

What exactly?

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 11:56 AM (sbV1u)

85 77 How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

I'm on "early retirement", which limits my allowable income to qualify for food stamps, and I've had medical conditions/surgeries which qualify me for the medical welfare.

Applying for either one is not on my "to-do" list.

Posted by: jwb7605 at April 20, 2012 11:56 AM (Qxe/p)

86 The economy's on a high-speed rail! Stand up, Baracka!!

Posted by: Sheriff Joe at April 20, 2012 11:56 AM (0It32)

87 How can a nation continue when its politics enter the theater of the absurd? Is there a historical equivalent of our times?

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 11:57 AM (NVu2l)

88 >>>How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

Did the government pay for that lobotomy? If you did, you should demand your money back.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 11:57 AM (0q2P7)

89 Posted by: SantaRosaStan, 13 th warrior at April 20, 2012 11:50 AM (Dll6b)


He's probably been in a Turkish prison too.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 11:57 AM (sbV1u)

90
Don't want to split the traffic w/ BBoy.

Hey, Hey, HEY! Everybody could click on both our places.

We're all one big happy family here...

Posted by: BackwardsBoy at April 20, 2012 11:58 AM (d0Tfm)

91 The columbian hookers were pretty hot

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:58 AM (lkdo/)

92 74.....He's been spending the past few weeks curled up in his bathtub pigging out on Haagen-Daaz and chocolate chip cookie dough.

Heh. It looks like it. .....Maybe he's trying for a gig with Jenny Craig or Weight Watchers.

Posted by: wheatie at April 20, 2012 11:58 AM (+5U+B)

93 Only junk mail will save us.

Posted by: Dingy Harry at April 20, 2012 11:58 AM (eavT+)

94 [How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

Seeing as it's heavily conservative in here the answer to that question approaches zero.

Now, if you were over at Huff Po....that would be an entirely different story.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 11:59 AM (sbV1u)

95 Dont be a pussy and talk in here..Go to Kos and Huff and fight the commies.thats where the battle is. Nothing will change talking here

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:59 AM (lkdo/)

96 Dont be a pussy and talk in here..Go to Kos and Huff and fight the commies.thats where the battle is. Nothing will change talking here

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:59 AM (lkdo/)


Then why are you here?

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 12:00 PM (4df7R)

97 Nothing will change talking here

And yet you can't quit us, cockbite.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 12:00 PM (NG097)

98 Go to Kos and Huff and fight the commies.thats where the battle is.

We tried. We've pretty well all been banned.

But we appreciate your concern.

Posted by: AllenG (Dedicated Tenther) SMOD 2012 at April 20, 2012 12:01 PM (8y9MW)

99 In the immortal words of Lee Marvin to Jean Seberg in "Paint Your Wagon", "I'm admiring you, ma'am."

Posted by: Dinesh D'Souza at April 20, 2012 12:01 PM (O3R/2)

100 n00post up! About Lizzy Warren.

Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 12:01 PM (4df7R)

101 Sean..actually many conservatives are on food stamps..and love their free medical from the gov't. The conservatives on subsidized state medical oppose obamacare (which is a disaster too) because they have such a good deal now.

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:01 PM (lkdo/)

102 >>> Go to Kos and Huff and fight the commies.

Then I'd be like....you.

I'm afraid I'd have to take myself behind the barn if that happened.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Troll Hunter! at April 20, 2012 12:01 PM (0q2P7)

103 Damn sock, off!

Posted by: Jimbo at April 20, 2012 12:02 PM (O3R/2)

104 President Poodle Breath has announced yet another trip to the Tarheel State. Dude knows that NC is falling out of reach for him even with the Convention being in Charlotte.

Posted by: Lincolntf at April 20, 2012 12:02 PM (hiMsy)

105 And yet you can't quit us, cockbite.Posted by: toby928©

He's impervious to the concept of irony.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 12:02 PM (sbV1u)

106 You know, if Ace would make me a TB, ray would not be a problem. Lobby for me, brothers.

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 12:02 PM (NG097)

107 Sean..actually many conservatives are on food
stamps..and love their free medical from the gov't. The conservatives on
subsidized state medical oppose obamacare (which is a disaster too)
because they have such a good deal now.

Posted by: JC


And you know that from your extensive and peer-reviewed research?

Or, as usual, are you just pulling that out of your ass?

I'm betting the latter. If not, links please.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 12:03 PM (sbV1u)

108 95 Dont be a pussy and talk in here..Go to Kos and Huff and fight the commies.thats where the battle is. Nothing will change talking here
Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:59 AM (lkdo/)
**
Unlike Kos and Huffpo we let our trolls hang around (your still here)One coherent common sense statement form one of us in Libtardia would send the hall monitors into a tizzy.

Posted by: Dingy Harry at April 20, 2012 12:03 PM (eavT+)

109 toby - thats taxes/duties/fees on the in-bound stuff I dealt with.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 12:04 PM (WkuV6)

110 He's been spending the past few weeks curled up in his bathtub pigging out on Haagen-Daaz and chocolate chip cookie dough.





Posted by: MWR, Proud Tea(rrorist) Party Hobbit and ABO supporter at April 20, 2012 11:52 AM (4df7R)



That's waaaaay more than a week's worth!

Posted by: Tami at April 20, 2012 12:04 PM (X6akg)

111 filthy commie sock
**spit**

Posted by: dananjcon at April 20, 2012 12:05 PM (eavT+)

112 The columbian hookers were pretty hot
Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:58 AM (lkdo/)

Yeah, normally I have to go to a swap meet to find their quality.

Posted by: Hydrocarbon Liberation Front at April 20, 2012 12:05 PM (NVu2l)

113 The only thing that could help the President in NC is if goes to a dogfight, and eats the loser.

Posted by: Jean at April 20, 2012 12:05 PM (WkuV6)

114 We tried. We've pretty well all been banned.

This is true. They really don't like knowing that anyone could possibly have an opinion that is different from theirs. So they ban those that deviate from the community-based reality.

I know there's a term for that. Wait, no, don't tell me....it's on the tip of my tongue.

Oh, yes - echo chamber.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 12:05 PM (sbV1u)

115 Conservatives on foodstamps and government medical...no change baby! I dont want any change!

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:06 PM (lkdo/)

116 How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (lkdo/)


Besides you?

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2012 12:07 PM (1Jaio)

117 Now batting for Pedro Borbon, Manny Mota.....Mota.....Mota.....

Posted by: Ted Striker at April 20, 2012 12:08 PM (YmPwQ)

118 conservatives on foodstamps ans state medical..they are the biggest commies out there..they encourage communism

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:08 PM (lkdo/)

119 Conservatives on foodstamps and government medical...no change baby! I dont want any change!

Posted by: JC


Ah, just as I thought.

You have no facts, and therefore, no argument.

I must be psychic, I knew that would happen.

Posted by: Sean Bannion at April 20, 2012 12:08 PM (sbV1u)

120 77
How many people in here are on foodstamps and welfare medical?

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 11:53 AM (lkdo/)

Are you fucking retarded. What the fuck is "welfare medical?" Medical insurance for the low income earners is called Medicaid fuckwit! There are all kinds of other state run variants but nowhere is it called "welfare medical" Fuck off troll.

Posted by: Hedgehog at April 20, 2012 12:11 PM (3jGS1)

121 Blaming debt on Presidents and not congress is one of my big pet peeves.... add on top of that the fact the debt increases under GWB were way, way worse with the Dems in congress then with the Reps in charge and the "Clinton surplus" was really a Republican congress surplus and I think you may see my point.

Posted by: AndrewsDad at April 20, 2012 12:13 PM (vYJuY)

122 Start by going into a typical small town white supermarket..see all the white people using EBT and WIC with anti obama bumper srickers on their pickup trucks..Its funny. They dont even know they are commies

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:14 PM (lkdo/)

123 Back in the days when Congress actually produced a budget, the President had to either sign it or veto it. This particular President hasn't had a budget to play with, and the two that he proposed have been voted down uninanimously. As in, Zero votes for.

Posted by: Ted Striker at April 20, 2012 12:16 PM (YmPwQ)

124 122 Start by going into a typical small town white supermarket..see all the white people using EBT and WIC with anti obama bumper srickers on their pickup trucks..Its funny. They dont even know they are commies
Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:14 PM (lkdo/)
**
Typical racist troll jerkoff...white this, small town that, anti obama bla bla blah...without actual facts to base an argument.Your a clown pal. And if you areaverage joe then you'rea clowny cock sucker.

Posted by: dananjcon at April 20, 2012 12:17 PM (eavT+)

125 Well folks, its FRIDAY and the sun is trying to break out. Time for the porch.

Posted by: Vic at April 20, 2012 12:17 PM (YdQQY)

126 Start by going into a typical small town white
supermarket..see all the white people using EBT and WIC with anti obama
bumper srickers on their pickup trucks..Its funny. They dont even know
they are commies

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:14 PM (lkdo/)


Start by reading your idiotic posts and realize that you don't know about proper spelling, punctuation or grammar. You have no clue as to how stupid you are.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at April 20, 2012 12:17 PM (1Jaio)

127 Shorter raykon: C++!

Posted by: toby928© at April 20, 2012 12:18 PM (NG097)

128 I know there's not supposed to be any math on the blog, but what level of spending cuts, actual cuts not cut meaning a decrease in the amount of increase, would be necessary to zero out the national debt within 20 years? I'm talking an across the board percentage cut of everything, yes, everything including defense spending. Put me some knowledge, Horde.
Posted by: alexthechick at April 20, 2012 11:14 AM (VtjlW)


About 45% percent of spending is borrowed money. (that percentage is increasing over time as the damage is compounding)

Subtracting that much government spending will cause GDP to contract so another 8-10% must be cut on top of that because of lost revenue and we will have to run a surplus to start paying the debt down, at least another 5%.

So back of the envelopemath makes that roughly a 60% cut in total government spending to prevent DOOM.

Had SCoaMF or Bush acted in 2008 or 2009 it would have only required a 10% cut in total spending to prevent DOOM. Exponential math functions are a bitch.

Posted by: Larsen E. Whipsnade at April 20, 2012 12:19 PM (6BgmB)

129 The big grocery stores are ALL commie too..they accept EBT, WIC etc. Theylove the food stamp income. Why i shop at local mom and pop small grocery businesses that dont take EBT.

Posted by: JC at April 20, 2012 12:27 PM (lkdo/)

130
93Only junk mail will save us.

Heresy! You know only one thing can save us.

Yep.

Wait for it ...

HIGH. SPEED. RAIL.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 20, 2012 12:42 PM (fL3ty)

131
121Blaming debt on Presidents and not congress is one of my big pet peeves


Mine, too. Presidents submit a budget request; they get (or used to get) a budget from Congress, and had to either sign it or veto it, up or down, yes or no. Which is why every President since Washington has wanted a line item veto.

Posted by: Jay Guevara at April 20, 2012 12:46 PM (fL3ty)

132 Obama is a stuttering clusterf*ck of a miserable failure.

Posted by: steevy at April 20, 2012 01:32 PM (6HIQG)

133 When Eric Holder was asked how Barry eats dog, he replied; "The President is Fast and Furious when he eats dog."

Posted by: Ammo Dump at April 20, 2012 01:50 PM (WUWb9)

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