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Obama Isn’t Telling The Truth About Deficit

October 7, 2013

In arguing for bigger government, including the national health insurance takeover, President Barack Obama is being more than a little dishonest....

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Oct-15-13 8:34 PM

"Just not as bad as they were?" Really? This is like a snowball rolling down the side of a mountain.

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Oct-14-13 1:40 PM


Almost all of the increase in Federal tax collection is due to the improvements in the general economy. Things are still bad, just not as bad as they were.

The rest is due to inflation and growth of the adult population.

Why is this so difficult?

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Oct-10-13 3:57 PM

Well if you saw that on facebook must be true. They can't lie there or give stupid opinions.

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Oct-10-13 2:07 PM

Emelye, due to the Congress waiting to the very last minute to change the tax rates at the end of last year, many people and businesses made decisions to take advantage of the former tax rates as opposed to the higher future tax rates and accelerated their capital gains. This spike is only temporary and comes at the expense of future tax revenue. We saw this same thing with Obama's "Cash for Clunkers" which caused a spike in sales of new vehicles that later caused a steep drop-off in sales that completely offset the spike.

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Oct-10-13 1:47 PM

"A February Bloomberg News Survey found 62 percent of respondents thought the federal deficit continues to grow; 28 percent thought it’s holding about the same; and 6 percent thought it has fallen. The 6 percent were correct."

- htt p:// m/viewpoints/x703126102/Facts-and-myths-about-federal-deficit

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Oct-10-13 1:45 PM

Some interesting charts and figures about the federal deficit: htt p://ww m/federal_deficit_chart.html

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Oct-09-13 6:46 PM


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Oct-09-13 9:26 AM

Coppergoat asks "Do conservatives have ADD..." Yes we do. You liberals have DIVISION.

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Oct-09-13 9:24 AM

"I will cut the deficit in half my first term." How long is his first term gonna be? I wonder what else he... well, you get the picture.

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Oct-09-13 8:25 AM

"See looking stuff up doesn't hurt at all. "

You're right! You should give it a try sometime.

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Oct-08-13 8:00 PM

Hey the waaambualnce

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Oct-08-13 7:20 PM

George W. Bush fights WAR ON BUDGET. NO President in modern history does this. Pay our Bills, stop the Bobby did that and Jimmy did that routine here and in Washington. You all sound infantile. Our nations credit rating is at risk, the stock market and people lively hoods. Poor poor conservative unable to get there way have used un-American tactics to destroy President Obama but instead are very busy damaging America and American Citizens (you know TAXPAYERS).

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Oct-08-13 6:15 PM

Awe lookit you Seadog,trying to look all grow'd up and sh&t with your "facts". See looking stuff up doesn't hurt at all.

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Oct-08-13 2:08 PM

OK copoopergoat, In case you still don't believe the FACTS:

NEW YORK (CNNMoney) "In 2009, Congress and President Obama increased the federal cigarette tax by 62 cents, along with increases in other tobacco taxes. The increases were part of legislation expanding coverage under the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP). The federal cigarette tax increased to $1.01 per pack on April 1, 2009"

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Oct-08-13 2:02 PM

Coppergoat Oct-08-13 6:40 AM

"What exactly is the "lie" Obama supposedly told? Makes a nice headline"

Please see my post of 9:16 a,m. where I said: "I will cut the deficit in half my first term" - lie, - Spending is down - that's a lie, Revenues are up which makes the deficit go down.

So, I posted TWO lies he has told about the deficit, and added a few more. I can give you more if you like. Now prove me wrong!

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Oct-08-13 1:50 PM

Do conservatives have ADD, or do they keep switching the subject because they know don't have a leg to stand on so they flair around on some unrelated subject until they're called out on that, too. Case in point: Seadog. I asked what lie the President has told about deficit reduction, and he's citing New York State sales tax increases on cigarettes. It's like talking to a three year old mid-temper tantrum.

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Oct-08-13 1:37 PM

CptKoolAid, Spot On!

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Oct-08-13 12:40 PM

This editorial is laughable when you consider the rank obstructionism against Mr Obama's attempts to get the economy, and the resultant revenue levels, going again. Obstructionism that was aimed at preventing his 2nd term election. Now that that has failed, the extreme right wing has found a lever by which to promote their kind of anarchy with political hostage taking, because they still haven't been able to shove their morally corrupt libertarian philosophies onto the American People.

It was once said that the truth is the first casualty of war and what we are now seeing in Washington is definitely a war. A war against a compassionate government that operates for all of its constituents and not just the wealthy elite. The Republican party is waging this war against US. Remember that in 2014.

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Oct-08-13 12:21 PM

Feb 2013: "We're still going to vote to obliterate healthcare." June 2013: "We can't believe the Supreme Court just upheld healthcare." July 2013: "We're going to vote like 35 more times to erase healthcare." Sept 2013: "We are going to leverage a government shutdown into defunding, destroying, obliterating, overturning, repealing, dismantling, erasing and ripping apart healthcare." Oct 2013: "WHY AREN'T YOU NEGOTIATING???""

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Oct-08-13 12:21 PM

Saw this on a facebook page, thought it summed this up perfectly. ""Oct 2008: "You'll never get elected and pass healthcare." Nov 2008: "We'll never let you pass healthcare." Jan 2009: "We're gonna shout you down every time you try to pass healthcare." July 2009: "We'll fight to death every attempt you make to pass healthcare." Dec 2009: "We will destroy you if you even consider passing healthcare." March 2010: "We can't believe you just passed healthcare." April 2010: "We are going to overturn healthcare." Sept 2010: "We are going to repeal healthcare." Jan 2011: "We are going to destroy healthcare." Feb 2012: "We're gonna elect a candidate who'll revoke healthcare NOW." June 2012: "We'll go to the Supreme Court, and they will overturn healthcare." Aug 2012: "American people'll never re-elect you-they don't want healthcare." Oct 2012: "We can't wait t

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Oct-08-13 10:42 AM

#4 Cigarette taxes jumped from $3.90 to more than $10 per carton. Cigar smokers, meanwhile, saw their taxes increased by over 4,000%. Not only was this a major tax increase, but it mostly harms those making less than $250,000 and living at or below the poverty level. #5 Obamacare Surtax on Investment Income (Tax hike of $123 billion/takes effect Jan. 2013): Creation of a new, 3.8 percent surtax on investment income #6 Obamacare Hike in Medicare Payroll Tax (Tax hike of $86.8 bil/takes effect Jan. 2013):

So Howie, I guess he has raised taxes on couples making $250k or less.

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Oct-08-13 10:28 AM

#1 Since Jan. 1, 2011, employees with health savings accounts, flexible spending accounts or health reimbursement accounts have no longer been able to use pre-tax funds stashed in these accounts to buy over-the-counter medicines for allergy relief and the like without a doctor’s prescription (there’s an exception for insulin).

#2 The Medical Itemized Deduction Hurdle. Starting Jan. 1, 2013, taxpayers who face high medical expenses will only be allowed a deduction for expenses to the extent they exceed 10% of adjusted gross income, up from 7.5% now. The Health Savings Account Withdrawal Penalty. Since Jan. 1, 2011, taxpayers who withdraw money from health savings accounts for non-medical expenses before age 65 face a 20% penalty, up from 10% before. #3 The Indoor Tanning Services Tax. Since July 1, 2010,

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Oct-08-13 9:49 AM

Seadog, you also fail to mention that the huge 2.7 trillion dollar possible budget only exceeds Bush's 2.6 trillion dollars in 2007. So, 1/10th of a trillion dollars more in 7 years, not that bad, now is it?

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Oct-08-13 9:36 AM

Seadog professes supernatural powers and claims he can see into the future. Must be nice. Seeing as how you are always demanding facts - how about one fact concerning Obama lying about not raising taxes for those people earning under $250,000. If you earn less than 250 please tell me personally what more in taxes you are paying. Just for starters I can tell you that you have not paid for Obamacare and putting the FICA relief taxes back to where they were certainly does not constitute an increase. The proposed budget is at republican sequester levels which hasn't happened anyway. So tell me please about these tax increases Obama has caused you.

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Oct-08-13 9:16 AM

Coppergoat - which liedo you want to hear?

Spend is down - lie - Revenues are up which makes the deficit go down. You can keep your doctor - lie, Insurance rates will go down by $2500 per average family - lie, No lobbists in my administration - lie, Transparant administration - lie, "I will cut the deficit in half my first term" - lie, "I will close GITMO as soon as elected" - lie, His oath of office promising to uphol;d the laws of the United States - lie, "no one making less than $250k will pay more in taxes" - lie.

I'm almost out or room so if you want more lies he has told, just ask and I'll list some more. If you want to check for yourself, just google Obama lies.

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