WrenchHead wrote:Weren't you just bitching about absolute statements like "because you believe ____ you're ___ extreme opinion ___"
you're a fucking idiot. you just fucking said:
WrenchHead wrote:The stuff that republicans tell you the democrats will do (raise taxes and take away guns) typically never happens.
and i pointed out that taxes and spending were raised in a huge huge huge fucking way. don't deflect how categorically wrong you are.
WrenchHead wrote:Do you believe we'd not have deficit spending under a McCain presidency?
i believe we wouldn't have trillion dollar obamacare spending, yes. both parties have bad records, but if you think the difference between a $438B deficit in 2008 and a $1,420B deficit in 2010 isn't significant, you're insane. one is horrible, the other is 3 times horrible.
Mr. Bloodthirsty wrote:
MarcusAurelius wrote:right now, i'd prefer a bunch of hot air with no action to a bunch of hot air followed by a decade of trillion-dollar deficits.
Do you remember where the federal budget was before 2000? Do you remember where the budget was after 2008? Where does this fantasy that the GOP doesn't run us into debt come from?
i know i have to routinely lecture you on simple matters of indisputable facts, so here goes again. republicans had control of both houses of congress for 6 out of the 8 clinton years. clinton tried to ram home a universal health care bill not unlike obama, and even with dem control of both houses at the time, it was stifled by overwhelming public opposition, and the democratic congress was wiped out in 1994, very much like happened last year, for surprisingly similar reasons. oh and guess what, in 2008 the dems had control of congress.
as a country, we've been most prosperous at times when congress and the presidency were controlled by different parties. obama and friends were able to fuck us through the ass in new entitlements for the past two years, and enough people stopped drinking the koolaid to hinder their ability to keep up that pace.
democratic control of presidency and congress: end-of-days level wtf holy shit bad
republican control of presidency and congress: pretty goddam bad
opposing control of presidency and congress: not so bad