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Why Do My Fellow Republicans Make Excuses for Trump’s Deficits?

Discussion in 'GatorNana's Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by studegator, Feb 19, 2020.

  1. studegator

    studegator Senior

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    Opinion | Why Do My Fellow Republicans Make Excuses for Trump’s Deficits?

    He is driving the country to financial ruin. And his own party is letting it happen.
    President Trump’s abandonment of fiscal responsibility will prove disastrous — whether we think about it or not. His State of the Union address underscored his own thinking; it was long on pander and did not address our country’s bleak financial state.

    Yet amazingly, conservatives whom I have long respected somehow look the other way.

    What if it were President Barack Obama allowing the national debt to grow by a trillion dollars a year, despite the booming economy? What if other Republican presidents had abandoned the idea of trying to get to a balanced budget over the next 10 years? We would hear howls of protest. But now? Crickets.
     
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  2. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    I don’t know the exact date when Republicans sold their souls and abandoned all principles to ensure a liberal isn’t in the White House because it happened over time, but it did happen.
     
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  3. danmann65

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    Our budget is really close to balanced. We are printing an extra trillion dollars a year. Inflation is calm. It makes no rational sense to me.
     
  4. gatorknights

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    That kool aid must be soooo good. Maybe it even has acid in it.

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  5. PITBOSS

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    “What if it were President Barack Obama allowing the national debt to grow by a trillion dollars a year, despite the booming economy?”

    Good quote. I don’t understand how trump followers can be so hypocritical to their core beliefs.
     
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  6. AndyGator

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    RINOs had core beliefs. Modern Republicans have none.
     
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  7. gator10010

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    I don't know the exact date Democrats started caring about spending other people's money....oh wait yes I do, November 8, 2016.
     
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  8. studegator

    studegator Senior

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    Apparently there is a lot of democrats you never knew.
     
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  9. PITBOSS

    PITBOSS GC Hall of Fame

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    The op was “my fellow republicans”
    But good idea to try and change the subject.
     
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  10. studegator

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  11. citygator

    citygator Premium Member

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    Bullshit. Democrats have a different priority on spending and want to fund it with taxing rich people. Republicans have their own priorities on spending and want to fund it by reducing taxes on rich people and letting prosperity grow revenue. How’s that going?
     
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  12. g8rjd

    g8rjd GC Hall of Fame

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    That’s a really outstanding opinion piece about the dangers of the national debt. Thank you for posting it.
     
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  13. g8trjax

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    Trumps deficits? :rolleyes: I think y'all need to take a civics lesson, who's in charge of the house again?
     
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  14. cocodrilo

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    The simple answer is that it's a personality cult. When have cults ever operated with rationality?

    As for his followers on Capitol Hill, they're operating out of total and abject fear. They don't want to see their careers stomped to death by Tweety Pie.
     
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  16. rivergator

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    And that's when Republicans quit caring?
    Let's face it, each side gets more concerned about the deficit when the other party is in the White House.
     
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  17. g8rjd

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    Because staying in office is easier when you’re handing out pizza for lunch every day rather than dealing with hard financial truths that will impact people most who can’t vote yet.
     
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  18. g8trjax

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    Read the title of the article again. no more trump's deficits than they were obamas deficits. Stupid way to deflect from the real culprits.
     
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  19. FutureGatorMom

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    Maybe it was in the 90's, when Bill Clinton balanced the budget and we had a surplus? I'm not part of either party, but this Republican party is a shell of its former self.
     
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  20. gator10010

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    Have you ever looked at Bill Clinton's policies from the 90's?

    I'll save you the Google search, Clinton was very similar to Trump minus the tax cut.
     
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