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Old 01-15-2006, 10:30 PM   #16
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How else would you know whether "now" is good or bad?
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Old 01-15-2006, 10:39 PM   #17
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How else would you know whether "now" is good or bad?
"Now" is always bad, that's how.

That said the Bush administration's ability to rack up debt is pretty astonishing...I'm not sure that the tax cuts for the rich were really so significant other than as a talking point for the Dems (correct me if I'm wrong), but I'm starting to think that if the liberals' mantra is "tax and spend," Bush's conservative gov'ts must simply be "spend, spend, spend!" that's the American spirit, right?
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You're comparing those eras to now to show 'now' as favourable.
There is no bias in using percentages versus a benchmark, rather than nominal dollar values, which do not take inflation or GDP growth into account.
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You're comparing those eras to now to show 'now' as favourable.
whereas everyone else is comparing unadjusted numeric figures to show 'now' as utterly catastrophic?

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