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U.S. debt jumps $300 billion tops $17 trillion for first time
The Washington Times ^

Posted on 10/18/2013 11:02:52 AM PDT by navysealdad

U.S. debt jumped more than $300 billion on Thursday, the first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress sealed this week. The debt now equals $17.075 trillion, according to figures the Treasury Department posted online on Friday. The $328 billion increase is an all-time record, shattering the previous high of $238 billion set two years ago.

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1 posted on 10/18/2013 11:02:52 AM PDT by navysealdad
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To: navysealdad

So, Obama has racked up more debt than every President before him combined.


2 posted on 10/18/2013 11:06:32 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: navysealdad

But Obama cut the Deficit in half!!!!!


3 posted on 10/18/2013 11:07:14 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: navysealdad
UM!!!! HELLO OUT THERE!!

But under the terms of this week’s deal, Congress set a deadline instead of a dollar cap. That means debt can rise as much as Mr. Obama and Congress want it to, until the Feb. 7 deadline.

DAMN!! Was this just another bill that we had to pass before we knew what was in it?
4 posted on 10/18/2013 11:07:25 AM PDT by Eagle of Liberty (Be the Enemy Within the Enemy Within...)
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To: navysealdad

What’s it matter?


5 posted on 10/18/2013 11:08:04 AM PDT by Post5203 (Please name me a sucessful city or country run by a "person of color".)
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To: navysealdad

https://www.fms.treas.gov/fmsweb/viewDTSFiles?dir=w&fname=13101600.pdf
The Daily report isn’t for yesterday or today....Hmmmmm.....


6 posted on 10/18/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: navysealdad

7 posted on 10/18/2013 11:08:11 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: navysealdad

Wasn’t it just a few days ago that Obama stated flatly that raising the debt ceiling would not raise the debt?

The man is insane.


8 posted on 10/18/2013 11:08:28 AM PDT by P-Marlowe (There can be no Victory without a fight and no battle without wounds)
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To: circlecity

The spending is actually authorized by Congress. Without Congress being saddled with the principle responsibility, no change will happen.

Complaints about a President’s actions are always ignored by those that support him. Getting the larger view that Congress, as a whole, is to blame can gradually become an understood mindset by the low information voter.


9 posted on 10/18/2013 11:09:45 AM PDT by KC Burke (Officially since Memorial Day they are the Gimmie-crat Party.h)
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To: P-Marlowe

Wasn’t it just a few days ago that Obama stated flatly that raising the debt ceiling would not raise the debt?


And didn’t a prominent republican state that the Tea Party was on a fool’s errand?

Collusion. Destruction. Fascism.


10 posted on 10/18/2013 11:10:31 AM PDT by OwenKellogg (I aim to misbehave using my 1st Amendment rights, granted by God and guaranteed in the Constitution.)
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To: navysealdad
Gee, what happened?
My Savior Obama told us that raising the debt ceiling wouldn't necessarily mean a debt increase. He wouldn't lie, so what went wrong?
Did the Tea Party steal $300 Billion, or was it Bush?
11 posted on 10/18/2013 11:12:07 AM PDT by ZOOKER (Until further notice the /s is implied...)
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To: navysealdad

Ridiculous! How in the world will this ever be paid? This is criminal putting all of this on our future children. We are going the way of Greece.

By more taxes and fees?
By reducing future SS payments?
Reducing medicare expenditures?


12 posted on 10/18/2013 11:14:43 AM PDT by rawhide
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To: P-Marlowe

Now that the capitulation is complete he has an AMEX black card with no spending limit. Kind of like selling $500,000 houses to people making min wage knowing there’s no way it’ll ever get paid back. Thanks bronco. Cause he don’t care. Ain’t his money.


13 posted on 10/18/2013 11:15:28 AM PDT by rktman (Inergalactic background checks? King hussein you're first up.)
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To: navysealdad

Sandbaggin’ SOBs. Now we know why there was no change in the debt the past several months.


14 posted on 10/18/2013 11:16:59 AM PDT by Night Hides Not (The Tea Party was the earthquake, and Chick Fil A the tsunami...100's of aftershocks to come.)
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To: circlecity

Obama doesn’t care about the debt or the future of our nation.


15 posted on 10/18/2013 11:25:01 AM PDT by rup1971
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To: Night Hides Not
Now we know why there was no change in the debt the past several months.

Credit card bills don't count against the household debt if you don't open them and hide them under the couch.

16 posted on 10/18/2013 11:26:08 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (Everyone get online for Obamacare on 10/1. Overload the system and crash it hard!)
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To: circlecity

We no longer have a debt limit. They can spend as much as they like now.


17 posted on 10/18/2013 11:26:22 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: Post5203

Seems to me IIRC, in2008 the press went ballistic on Bush because he had a 400 billion dollar deficit. By the end of 2009 the POS Soetoro had ratched it up to 1.2 trillion. Funny how the media missed that.


18 posted on 10/18/2013 11:35:37 AM PDT by DaiHuy (May God save the country, for it is evident the people will not! Millard Fillmore)
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To: GeronL

Burn baby burn...


19 posted on 10/18/2013 11:36:09 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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Please donate today!


20 posted on 10/18/2013 11:36:24 AM PDT by RedMDer (http://www.dontfundobamacare.com/)
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To: navysealdad

It’s only money................


21 posted on 10/18/2013 11:36:32 AM PDT by Red Badger (TANSTAAFL always wins. Always...........................)
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To: navysealdad

And who is going to stop this runaway train?

Since there will never be a 67% vote against Obama in both Houses of Congress, Obama will just burn through the money to entrench his Marxist hold on America and its people.

Congress abdicated its responsibilities on this debt deal.

McConnell,Reid, Boehner and Pelosi should be arrested and thrown in jail for this lawlessness.


22 posted on 10/18/2013 11:38:43 AM PDT by exit82 ("The Taliban is on the inside of the building" E. Nordstrom 10-10-12)
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To: Eagle of Liberty
DAMN!! Was this just another bill that we had to pass before we knew what was in it?

It's worse than you think. The McConnell "compromise" redefined the method of raising the debt limit. Congress has to agree and vote NOT to increase it. If they do get their act together and successfully vote to STOP a debt increase (hardly likely with Harry Reid in the Senate), the toddler in chief can simply veto it. If Congress can't override the veto - baddaboom - the toddler in chief can do what he wants with the debt ceiling.

23 posted on 10/18/2013 11:52:46 AM PDT by Conservative_Rob
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To: navysealdad
TERRIFYING!

This $328B is no mystery. Anyone catch all of the stories about how the debt "mysteriously" stopped? There's nothing mysterious about it. I would bet that this $328B is the money that was aggregating while the nation's debt was unmoving.

America is financially dead. Everything about our economy is artificially inflated right now. If no "deal" was made on the debt ceiling, the only thing that would've happened is Wall St. crashing. Why? Because Federal dollars have to be re-allocated to paying the nation's debt before servicing phantom projects like the Federal Reserve's unyielding market pump.

Politicians and bankers are making serious cash off of the market right now, and when it's obvious that the government is going to pare back on its artificial inflation of the markets, they'll cash out their winnings and everyone not "in the know" will take it in the pants.

Our media is so God-forsaking dishonest that no one is reporting on this truth. Americans are in for a BIG surprise soon.

24 posted on 10/18/2013 11:53:41 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: Conservative_Rob

DAMN


25 posted on 10/18/2013 11:54:05 AM PDT by DeaconRed (I won't back down. You can stand me up at the gates of Hell and I won't back down. Our new creed.)
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To: circlecity

“The fact that we are here today to debate raising America’s debt limit is a sign of leadership failure. It is a sign that the U.S. government can’t pay its own bills. ... I therefore intend to oppose the effort to increase America’s debt limit.” — Obama3/16/2006 Floor speech in the Senate
On March 16th of 2006, Reid took the Senate floor and delivered a speech on how raising the debt ceiling was part of an “unprecedented and dangerous borrowing spree.”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2GcON9yEiWk&feature=player_embedded
Currently, the three largest U.S. budget deficits in history belong to three years of the Obama administration with the highest being $1.42 trillion in 2009.

“Democrats complain about presence of debt clock on Capitol Hill”
http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/26/democrats-complain-about-presence-of-debt-clock-on-capitol-hill/#ixzz2M3fq0vz3
if you don’t see it, it can’t hurt you!


26 posted on 10/18/2013 11:59:40 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Marx smelled bad & lived with his parents most his life.)
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To: navysealdad

What comes after trillion?


27 posted on 10/18/2013 12:02:28 PM PDT by Dapper 26
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To: navysealdad
"...raising the debt ceiling, which has been done over a hundred times, does not increase our debt.”


28 posted on 10/18/2013 12:03:17 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: navysealdad

This jump is reporting on the books what 0bama has done off the books for the past several months. The debt ceiling was really passed some time ago. It’s only that now he can report it.


29 posted on 10/18/2013 12:04:45 PM PDT by henkster (Communists never negotiate.)
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To: navysealdad

We have to borrow money to pay our bills...


30 posted on 10/18/2013 12:08:21 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: Conservative_Rob
The solution to return control to the House and Senate would be a bill repealing the "agreement" with a veto proof vote of House and Senate. There is a way around the toddler in chief and it requires the same level of commitment from House and Senate. The Senate continues to be the problem. The lack of spine in the House is deplorable as well.
31 posted on 10/18/2013 12:15:58 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: rawhide

$300 Billion ÷ 0bamacareTAX = Screwed TAXpayers!


32 posted on 10/18/2013 12:51:59 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: Dapper 26
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33 posted on 10/18/2013 12:57:22 PM PDT by Obama_Is_Sabotaging_America (If Americans were as concerned for their country as Egyptians are, Obama would be ousted!)
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To: navysealdad
Remember when a $50 billion ANNUAL DEFICIT was a big freaking deal and endlessly debated?

Deficits/Surpluses From 1940 Until 2013 (*fiscal years)

1* - Presidential control
2* - Senate control
3* - House control

D = Democrat R = Republican


Year Nominal Dollars Inflation Adjusted 1* 2* 3*
1940 $2.9 Billion Deficit $48.33 Billion Deficit D D D
1941 $4.9 Billion Deficit $77.78 Billion Deficit D D D
1942 $20.5 Billion Deficit $292.86 Billion Deficit D D D
1943 $54.6 Billion Deficit $737.84 Billion Deficit D D D
1944 $47.6 Billion Deficit $634.67 Billion Deficit D D D
1945 $47.6 Billion Deficit $618.18 Billion Deficit D D D
1946 $15.9 Billion Deficit $191.57 Billion Deficit D D D
1947 $4 Billion Surplus $42.11 Billion Surplus D R R
1948 $11.8 Billion Surplus $114.56 Billion Surplus D R R
1949 $0.6 Billion Surplus $5.88 Billion Surplus D D D
1950 $3.1 Billion Deficit $30.1 Billion Deficit D D D
1951 $6.1 Billion Surplus $54.95 Billion Surplus D D D
1952 $1.5 Billion Deficit $13.27 Billion Deficit D D D
1953 $6.5 Billion Deficit $57.02 Billion Deficit R R D
1954 $1.2 Billion Deficit $10.43 Billion Deficit R R D
1955 $3 Billion Deficit $26.09 Billion Deficit R D D
1956 $3.9 Billion Surplus $33.62 Billion Surplus R D D
1957 $3.4 Billion Surplus $28.33 Billion Surplus R D D
1958 $2.8 Billion Deficit $22.58 Billion Deficit R D D
1959 $12.8 Billion Deficit $103.23 Billion Deficit R D D
1960 $0.3 Billion Surplus $2.36 Billion Surplus R D D
1961 $3.3 Billion Deficit $25.78 Billion Deficit D D D
1962 $7.1 Billion Deficit $55.04 Billion Deficit D D D
1963 $4.8 Billion Deficit $36.64 Billion Deficit D D D
1964 $5.9 Billion Deficit $44.36 Billion Deficit D D D
1965 $1.4 Billion Deficit $10.37 Billion Deficit D D D
1966 $3.7 Billion Deficit $26.62 Billion Deficit D D D
1967 $8.6 Billion Deficit $60.14 Billion Deficit D D D
1968 $25.2 Billion Deficit $169.13 Billion Deficit D D D
1969 $3.2 Billion Surplus $20.38 Billion Surplus R D D
1970 $2.8 Billion Deficit $16.87 Billion Deficit R D D
1971 $23 Billion Deficit $132.95 Billion Deficit R D D
1972 $23.4 Billion Deficit $130.73 Billion Deficit R D D
1973 $14.9 Billion Deficit $78.42 Billion Deficit R D D
1974 $6.1 Billion Deficit $28.91 Billion Deficit R D D
1975 $53.2 Billion Deficit $231.3 Billion Deficit R D D
1976 $73.7 Billion Deficit $303.29 Billion Deficit R D D
1977 $53.7 Billion Deficit $207.34 Billion Deficit D D D
1978 $59.2 Billion Deficit $212.19 Billion Deficit D D D
1979 $40.7 Billion Deficit $130.87 Billion Deficit D D D
1980 $73.8 Billion Deficit $209.66 Billion Deficit D D D
1981 $79 Billion Deficit $203.08 Billion Deficit R R D
1982 $128 Billion Deficit $309.93 Billion Deficit R R D
1983 $207.8 Billion Deficit $487.79 Billion Deficit R R D
1984 $185.4 Billion Deficit $417.57 Billion Deficit R R D
1985 $212.3 Billion Deficit $461.52 Billion Deficit R R D
1986 $221.2 Billion Deficit $471.64 Billion Deficit R R D
1987 $149.7 Billion Deficit $308.02 Billion Deficit R D D
1988 $155.2 Billion Deficit $306.72 Billion Deficit R D D
1989 $152.5 Billion Deficit $287.74 Billion Deficit R D D
1990 $221.2 Billion Deficit $395.71 Billion Deficit R D D
1991 $269.3 Billion Deficit $461.92 Billion Deficit R D D
1992 $290.4 Billion Deficit $484 Billion Deficit R D D
1993 $255.1 Billion Deficit $412.78 Billion Deficit D D D
1994 $203.2 Billion Deficit $320.5 Billion Deficit D D D
1995 $164 Billion Deficit $251.53 Billion Deficit D R R
1996 $107.5 Billion Deficit $160.21 Billion Deficit D R R
1997 $22 Billion Deficit $32.07 Billion Deficit D R R
1998 $69.2 Billion Surplus $99.28 Billion Surplus D R R
1999 $125.6 Billion Surplus $176.16 Billion Surplus D R R
2000 $236.4 Billion Surplus $320.76 Billion Surplus D R R
2001 $127.3 Billion Surplus $168.16 Billion Surplus R D R
2002 $157.8 Billion Deficit $205.2 Billion Deficit R D R
2003 $377.6 Billion Deficit $479.8 Billion Deficit R R R
2004 $413 Billion Deficit $511.14 Billion Deficit R R R
2005 $318 Billion Deficit $380.84 Billion Deficit R R R
2006 $248 Billion Deficit $287.7 Billion Deficit R R R
2007 $161 Billion Deficit $181.51 Billion Deficit R D D
2008 $459 Billion Deficit $498.37 Billion Deficit R D D
2009 $1413 Billion Deficit $1539.22 Billion Deficit D D D
2010 $1294 Billion Deficit $1386.92 Billion Deficit D D D
2011 $1299 Billion Deficit $1350.31 Billion Deficit D D R
2012 $1100 Billion Deficit $1120.16 Billion Deficit D D R
2013 $759 Billion Deficit $759 Billion Deficit D D R

34 posted on 10/18/2013 1:13:24 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: circlecity

They are trying to collapse the present system for a new system, whatever that system may be, we dont know. Both parties are in on it in my opinion.


35 posted on 10/18/2013 1:37:22 PM PDT by txgirl4Bush (Impeach obama)
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To: tips up

Then why do I have to pay taxes? The ‘Progressives’ believe that we could get out of this mess by making the ‘rich’ pay their fair share. But the real money is in the middle class, or don’t they realize that?


36 posted on 10/18/2013 1:43:24 PM PDT by griswold3 (Post-Christian America is living on borrowed moral heritage)
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To: griswold3

They know. They want to destroy the middle class.

The real end-game for them is not to have a middle class, to tax an regulate it out of existence.

We will end up with the uber-rich, George Soros and Warren Buffett and the political elite and their cronies and everyone else will be dirt-poor.

That is how socialism works.


37 posted on 10/18/2013 1:45:51 PM PDT by GeronL
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To: Eagle of Liberty
DAMN!! Was this just another bill that we had to pass before we knew what was in it?

You're absolutely correct. They fooled the sheeple AGAIN!

NO DEBT LIMIT — It Was All A Scam To Leave The Debt Unreported | The People's Newz
 
I'm sure many of you have you seen the reporting regarding the National Debt staying at the same amount for several months now??  Why Has The Debt Clock Stopped Running? -  http://www.newstalk1130.com/pages/common_sense_central.html?article=11528446

 
So, now that the Debt Limit has been raised they now will pay back all the shadow borrowing (pension funds etc) which could total near 4 to 6 HUNDRED BILLION!!!!!!!  That’s right, each time we go back to the well, our need increases exponentially.
 
They couldn’t hide that fact anymore… so now we have a blind borrowing scenario in place.  What???  This is a rather  bizarre strategy now in place that nobody in their right mind should feel like we can someday correct  through politics.

Sorry, but it is my opinion that one would need to be a mental midget, or blinded by the light of patriotism to feel otherwise.  I don’t care HOW liberal the MSM is, for this to happen without the people having knowledge of it, means we are doomed.  You simply can’t get there from here…

This guy seems to have hit the nail on the head.  And I’m SHOCKED that we're just hearing about it now.


Short Video
http://thepeoplesnewz.com/no-debt-limit-it-was-all-a-scam-to-leave-the-debt-unreported/

38 posted on 10/18/2013 1:47:00 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: navysealdad

These incompetents have created the biggest mess in history. There is no fixing it. The people who would fix it are too stupid and arrogant.

OMG, what a man made disaster.


39 posted on 10/18/2013 1:48:57 PM PDT by dforest
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To: navysealdad

Ask yourself who just dished out well over 300 billion to buy US treasuries. I would guess the Fed is highly involved.


40 posted on 10/18/2013 1:50:35 PM PDT by Revel
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To: navysealdad

Who in the world is happy about borrowing more money? I know I’m kinda happy when I pay something off. Then again they are not the ones paying it off...


41 posted on 10/18/2013 2:02:43 PM PDT by jughandle
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To: dforest

I agree. There is no fixing it. The debt 0bama and the Dems have run up is just too big. A fatal wound.

America is financially dead.

Why stop at printing 80 billion a month in fake money? Why not 100 billion or 200 billion? Why not a trillion a month? After all it is just fake money being created by typing on a keyboard. What difference does it make?


42 posted on 10/18/2013 3:11:56 PM PDT by Gabrial (The nightmare will continue as long as the nightmare is in the Whitehouse.)
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To: griswold3

They can print money to pay their bills, we cannot.

Correct that the real money is in the vast middle class. Next they will go after pensions and savings, a la Poland.


43 posted on 10/18/2013 3:15:18 PM PDT by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: txgirl4Bush

Yep...probably ONE WORLD GOVERNMENT


44 posted on 10/18/2013 3:50:43 PM PDT by goodnesswins (R.I.P. Doherty, Smith, Stevens, Woods.)
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To: navysealdad

Well they held the debt still for how many months......of course after they got the money they already spent they would adjust it...liars all of them

“100 Days: Treasury Has Kept Debt Frozen at $16,699,396,000,000 - See more at: http://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/100-days-treasury-has-kept-debt-frozen-16699396000000#sthash.vARjpe3M.dpuf";


45 posted on 10/18/2013 3:51:11 PM PDT by blueyon (The U. S. Constitution - read it and weep)
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To: navysealdad

According to the chart at this site,

http://www.humblelibertarian.com/2009/06/us-federal-spending-figures-startling.html

entire federal budgets didn’t exceed $300 billion until some time in the 1970s. Now it’s a daily deficit amount. Truly sickening!


46 posted on 10/18/2013 4:02:26 PM PDT by Two Kids' Dad (((( ))))
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To: rawhide
We are going the way of Greece.

More like Hungary.

10 million billion-pengos.

47 posted on 10/18/2013 4:39:29 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Every “surplus” listed there after 1957 is a LIE.

1957 is the last fiscal year the national debt decreased.


48 posted on 10/18/2013 4:42:50 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

That is only Public debt and excludes Intra-Govt. debt which included would erase Clinton`s “surplus”.


49 posted on 10/18/2013 4:57:17 PM PDT by Para-Ord.45 ( Americans, happy in tutelage by the reflection that they have chosen their own dictators.)
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To: ProtectOurFreedom

Earlier today it was reported the debt grew another $328 billion dollars, the day after the new debt deal passed and signed. So that makes this obamma’s 5th year of over $1 trillion debts/per year he has shoulder this country with.

Bush’s final year was only $498 billion.

When will it ever stop growing? And who is going to pay it back?


50 posted on 10/18/2013 6:52:02 PM PDT by rawhide
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