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Savage: America has been 'hoodwinked'
WND ^ | 8-2-11 | unattributed

Posted on 08/02/2011 3:38:18 PM PDT by dynachrome

Talk host warns of 'Leninist' president's doomed path, offers 'better idea'

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Talk host warns of 'Leninist' president's doomed path, offers 'better idea'

As the U.S. Congress came to an agreement on a budget that purportedly would avoid the nation's first-ever default, talk-radio host Michael Savage warned his audience not to listen to voices on the left declaring it a victory for the tea party.

"If the left is telling you it's a victory for the tea party, then you know it's a lie," he said to his "Savage Nation" listeners.

Freshman Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., who was elected by the tea party movement, has pointed out that while the congressional deal touts a "cut" of $2.1 trillion, the best-case scenario would result in an additional $7 trillion in debt over the next 10 years.

"You're being hoodwinked again," Savage said.

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To: dynachrome

Obama gets $2.1 trillion of walking-around money immediately; we get a few token cuts in the rate of increase, not real cuts, and only the first year of those are under this Congress’s control. (That’s about $3 billion. Pocket change, by government standards.) The deal locks in massive new spending, defense cuts, and new taxes. So what exactly did we “win”?


21 posted on 08/03/2011 8:55:13 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: dynachrome

BTW, we defaulted in 1933 and 1997. Not much changed; it just became an excuse for Big Government.


22 posted on 08/03/2011 8:57:25 AM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: plain talk
What has happened is they raised the debt ceiling and only slowed down the growth of spending to the rate of inflation.

Even worse. They raised the debt ceiling and gave their politician's word that they and future congresses, over which they have no control, would slow down the growth of discretionary spending to the rate of inflation. In other words, they raised the the debt ceiling. Period.

23 posted on 08/03/2011 9:05:15 AM PDT by tnlibertarian (Don't mend SS, end it.)
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To: dynachrome

The debt ceiling itself merely represents a self-imposed limit on US borrowing. Since Congress can vote to raise the limit, its existence has been more of a political nuisance than an actual barrier. The operative factor is not how much we allow ourselves to borrow, but how much our creditors are willing to lend. That type of ceiling can’t be raised by an Act of Congress. Once our creditors come to the conclusion that they have lent beyond our capacity to repay, they will be very reluctant to lend more. As trillions in short-term Treasuries mature, the dwindling pool of buyers will demand higher rates of return to compensate them for the risk. But our government is in no condition to afford those higher rates without gutting the rest of the budget.


24 posted on 08/03/2011 9:07:23 AM PDT by wolfman
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To: rockabyebaby

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25 posted on 08/03/2011 9:10:17 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: hosepipe

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26 posted on 08/03/2011 9:21:01 AM PDT by gargoyle (...This looks like a good fight, deal me in...)
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To: gargoyle

LOL! Nice to “see” you!


27 posted on 08/03/2011 11:08:37 AM PDT by rockabyebaby (We are sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo screwed!)
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To: tnlibertarian

you are exactly right. Only discretionary spending was touched at all and it wasn’t really touched - just a promise. But that is how it always works in DC. Then for tax cuts they have expiration dates but never implement an expiration date for a tax increase or new program.


28 posted on 08/03/2011 10:00:01 PM PDT by plain talk
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