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Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit

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Get ready for the "Republican Agenda".

They are babbling about "bipartisanship" right now.

They want Dems to help them rob the poor to further enrich the rich by cutting "entitlements". Their lifelong dream.

Don't fall for it.

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Reply Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit Deficit (Original post)
SeaDoo77 Dec 2017 OP
roamer65 Dec 2017 #1
yallerdawg Dec 2017 #2
ProudLib72 Dec 2017 #5
cojoel Dec 2017 #9
world wide wally Dec 2017 #3
workinclasszero Dec 2017 #4
haele Dec 2017 #10
ffr Dec 2017 #6
Skittles Dec 2017 #7
Demtexan Dec 2017 #8

Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 12:56 PM

1. Tax increases on the wealthy.

Repeal and replace!

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:10 PM

2. The Dotard campaigned for $1 trillion infrastructure investment over a decade.

Next month, the R's are rolling out 1/5th, $200 billion over ten years with focus on "privatization."

What would a private investor charge per flush for sewer projects?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:36 PM

5. That reminds me

Here in the Denver metro area, our highway department outsourced improvement/construction for a particularly busy highway. The work will be paid for through tolls (and the outsourced company will continue to get a percentage of tolls for decades after construction is finished).

So the real question is, How much will that Russian company charge per flush?

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 06:30 PM

9. it's worse

The consortium sets the tolls, collects 100% of the tolls for those decades, changed the definition of an exempt carpool from at least two people to at least three people, and more. The toll lanes are already mostly empty because of the cost, which will no doubt continue to climb.

In exchange, the consortium is supposed to maintain the roads. Its all still relatively new (at least on Boulder turnpike); I expect when it starts to degrade they won't want to fix it, and will demand more money from the state.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:19 PM

3. The 9 most frightening words in the English language:

I'm from a corporation and I'm here to help.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:28 PM

4. It's all part of the republican plan to make us slaves of the Koch bros

 

Paul Ryan makes it official: Republicans are coming after Medicare next
Michael Hiltzik Sat Dec 8 2017 LA Times

Apparently emboldened by the likelihood that they’ll pass an enormous tax cut for the rich before the year is out, congressional Republicans such as House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wisc., have been speaking more openly about how they’re planning to eviscerate government programs for the middle and working class.

"So we’re going to have to get back next year at entitlement reform, which is how you tackle the debt and the deficit."
— House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., forgetting that his tax cuts will drive up the deficit by $1.4 trillion

http://www.latimes.com/business/hiltzik/la-fi-hiltzik-medicare-ryan-20171208-story.html
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GOP eyes post-tax-cut changes to welfare, Medicare and Social Security
By Jeff Stein December 1 at 12:39 PM

High-ranking Republicans are hinting that, after their tax overhaul, the party intends to look at cutting spending on welfare, entitlement programs such as Social Security and Medicare, and other parts of the social safety net.

House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) said recently that he wants Republicans to focus in 2018 on reducing spending on government programs. Last month, President Trump said welfare reform will “take place right after taxes, very soon, very shortly after taxes.”

As Republicans advocate spending cuts, they have frequently cited a need to reduce the national deficit while growing the economy.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/wonk/wp/2017/12/01/gop-eyes-post-tax-cut-changes-to-welfare-medicare-and-social-security/
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Rubio: Offset Tax Cuts By Reducing Social Security, Medicare Benefits
NOVEMBER 29, 2017 • TRACEY LONGO

"The only way you are going to deal with the debt is you have to do two things. ... You have got to generate economic growth because growth generates revenue. But you also have to bring spending under control. And not discretionary spending. That isn’t the driver of our debt," Rubio said.

"The driver of our debt is the structure of Social Security and Medicare for future beneficiaries.

https://www.fa-mag.com/news/rubio--offset-tax-cuts-by-reducing-social-security--medicare-benefits-35928.html

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Response to workinclasszero (Reply #4)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 07:43 PM

10. The driver of their debt is the amount of interest they stole from the Social Security fund.

The interest they don't want to pay back.

If they kill off the boomers and disabled folks dependent on Social Security to survive, they don't think they're going to be bound to pay it back.
Just wipe what they "borrowed" since Reagan off the books as they rig the system so the millennials will go through their working lives with the expectation of depending on "the market" for any retirement they might consider if they are in the economic situation they might be able to retire. We saw the Shrub and his economic advisors pull this "Social Security is just a bunch of paper" way of thinking back when the GOP was making fun of Al Gore's Lockbox.

Always remember, the GOP wants to go back to the 1920's, when everyone had to pay for everything in life unless there was a trust fund behind them as a buffer from the real world, or someone felt charitable enough to toss them some crumbs.

Haele

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 01:49 PM

6. Tax cuts deferred deficits upon the next generation.

Like Reagan. Like George Bush. Like George Bush Jr. And now Treasonous tRump.

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 02:13 PM

7. Defecits only count for Democrats

any self-serving repuke can tell you that

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Response to SeaDoo77 (Original post)

Wed Dec 27, 2017, 02:30 PM

8. Deficit Donald.

Just say it.

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