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Old 11-19-2004, 07:37 AM   #1
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Two signs the US elections are over

1. No more terror alerts; and
2. Greenspan is allowed to give us the bad news:

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"Current account deficits, even large ones, have been defused without signigicant consequences, but we cannot become complacent," he wrote in the text of a speech due to be delivered to the G20 conference on Friday evening.

The budget deficit needed urgently to be reduced, he said.

"We hope this will be reflected in the new administration's policies as soon as possible."
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3. Massive assault on Fallujah
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How will they reduce the deficit? This game has gone nuts, since when did Republicans think deficits were OK?
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Apparently they're going to magically cut it in half even though nobody bothered to ask them how they're going to do it, oh well...
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How will they reduce the deficit? This game has gone nuts, since when did Republicans think deficits were OK?
Take a look at the history of deficit spending in this country. It goes back a long way and is not a Republican issue.
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Take a look at the history of deficit spending in this country. It goes back a long way and is not a Republican issue.

yes, but traditionally, Republicans were the party of fiscal sanity who didn't want to spend money on social programs and trusted the free market and individual philanthropy to solve social programs.

since the beginning of his administration, when your individual choices conflict with what the Bush people think is good for you, they are very happy to intervene. the government, Bush clearly believes, has a right to be involved in many personal decisions you make--punishing some, encouraging others and helping public to live the good life as the President understands it. this takes money, you see, and the government can't fully control education (once left up to the states) unless it spends. it can't randomly drug test high schoolers, unless it spends. it can't bust people who grow medicinal marijuana, unless it spends. it can't fund work done by faith-based groups who blend proselytizing with their often important social work, unless it spends. it can't limit the powers states have over their own citizens, unless it spends. it can't invade any country it wants, alone, unless it spends.
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yes, but traditionally, Republicans were the party of fiscal sanity who didn't want to spend money on social programs and trusted the free market and individual philanthropy to solve social programs.

since the beginning of his administration, when your individual choices conflict with what the Bush people think is good for you, they are very happy to intervene. the government, Bush clearly believes, has a right to be involved in many personal decisions you make--punishing some, encouraging others and helping public to live the good life as the President understands it. this takes money, you see, and the government can't fully control education (once left up to the states) unless it spends. it can't randomly drug test high schoolers, unless it spends. it can't bust people who grow medicinal marijuana, unless it spends. it can't fund work done by faith-based groups who blend proselytizing with their often important social work, unless it spends. it can't limit the powers states have over their own citizens, unless it spends. it can't invade any country it wants, alone, unless it spends.
Most of the budget defict is due to the economic downturn started at the end of the Clinton administration along with the war on terror. If you want to see what "large" budget deficits and large national debt look like, look back at World War II. After 4 years of war, the national debt was 130% of GNP.

Oh and the United States did not invade Iraq alone and is not currently operating in Iraq alone. The United Kingdom and Australia both participated in the initial invasion and since then, 16 of the 26 member NATO alliance has been involved on the ground in Iraq. Troops from another 15 countries have been involved as well.
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Another sign:

Relatives of mine who had spent much energy on their hatred and trashing of Bush or Kerry are now picking on me Come back campaign!
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Another sign:

I'm not spending as much time in here and thinking about frivolous things, such as money and U2.
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awwwwww U2kitten

i know the feeling. during the campaign i was the one everyone came to for information. now there's this void and if anyone comes to me it's usually to make fun of me.
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I am still at the top of my game,

/hugs U2Democrat.
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yeah, hugs back at ya, U2Dem
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thanks y'all
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crys Signs that the Big Campaign is ooooover!

KERRY stopped his botox treatments to make him look less "gravely".

"The Addams Family (featuring Lurch)" re-runs take a plunge in t.v. ratings.
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who cares about kerry and his botox?
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