READER COMMENTS ON
"Chart of the Moment: 'Who Increased the Debt?'"
(10 Responses so far...)
COMMENT #1 [Permalink]
Ernest A. Canning
said on 9/26/2011 @ 4:46 pm PT...
Isn't that just like you, Brad. There you go again deflecting 'Tea Bagger' perceptions with those damned facts.
COMMENT #2 [Permalink]
said on 9/26/2011 @ 5:22 pm PT...
Do you ever wonder what would happen if Teabaggers and other Republicans were to learn a little bit about Ronald Reagan? I mean, Republicans have four big "issues" (real or not):
1. Terrorism! (note the exclamation point)
2. Immigration (& other crimes against whiteness)
3. The national debt (when convenient)
4. TAXES (all caps)
And Reagan is best known for his work on those very same issues:
1. Reagan knowingly sold weapons to terrorists and then lied endlessly about it.
2. Reagan provided amnesty for over two million undocumented immigrants with no strings attached.
3. Reagan invented the permanent national debt.
4. Reagan saddled the American people with the largest tax burden in the history of man because we will forever have to pay taxes to service his permanent national debt.
Frankly, if they were to do their homework objectively, Teabaggers and other Republicans would probably choose Obama, not Reagan, as their favorite president. But what're the chances of Republicans doing their homework?
COMMENT #3 [Permalink]
said on 9/26/2011 @ 5:46 pm PT...
I just linked to the Flickr page, and it has Bush43 at 86% at Obama at 35%, dated 5/19/11. I see that this image is dated 5/3/11.
That's a turbulent 16 days....not that it changes the big picture.
COMMENT #4 [Permalink]
said on 9/27/2011 @ 7:56 am PT...
Why post a chart that is so flawed? How do you compare 8 year terms, 4 year terms and 2 years of a term on one chart. It isn't logical. There are other charts out there that do a year by year comparison based on GDP. It gives a truer picture of the spending than this totally biased, inaccurate chart.
COMMENT #5 [Permalink]
said on 9/27/2011 @ 8:21 am PT...
Good points. Their motto is Support The Fat Cats y'all.
They receive their homework (a.k.a. talking points) already done for them from Psyop neoCon HQ.
COMMENT #6 [Permalink]
said on 9/27/2011 @ 9:12 am PT...
@Tuni . . . your premise is flawed . . . during a boom economy GDP increases, as does revenue . . . spending doesn't necessarily have to, though . . . are you then saying that Presidents, e.g., Reagan and Bush Lite, were entitled to spend more during the robust economic periods of their tenures?
COMMENT #7 [Permalink]
said on 9/28/2011 @ 6:41 am PT...
COMMENT #8 [Permalink]
said on 9/28/2011 @ 2:08 pm PT...
I'm still waiting to see the actual numbers behind this.
I'm not even sure what they're comparing.
Here are the actual deficit numbers
COMMENT #9 [Permalink]
Sean in CA
said on 9/28/2011 @ 3:49 pm PT...
Too bad the chart doesn't show who is spending the most -Obama, more than every president before him COMBINED!
COMMENT #10 [Permalink]
said on 10/3/2011 @ 2:10 pm PT...