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Gibbs: Deficit won't hurt plan to cut red ink
AP via Yahoo ^ | 3/20/09 | ANDREW TAYLOR

Posted on 03/20/2009 12:21:26 PM PDT by maggief

WASHINGTON – The White House says new projections of spiraling budget deficits won't stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country's red ink in half within four years.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Friday that the administration is a bit more optimistic about the nation's economic growth over the long term than congressional analysts. The congressional projections released Friday say Obama's budget would generate deficits averaging almost $1 trillion a year over the next decade.

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1 posted on 03/20/2009 12:21:26 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

what morons.


2 posted on 03/20/2009 12:22:26 PM PDT by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: maggief

And then his pants burst into flames...


3 posted on 03/20/2009 12:23:16 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: maggief

4 posted on 03/20/2009 12:23:21 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

they are living in a world of make beleive....unfortunately, we are all trapped in their nighrmare...


5 posted on 03/20/2009 12:24:00 PM PDT by PigRigger (Donate to http://www.AdoptAPlatoon.org - The Troops have our front covered, let's guard their backs!)
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To: maggief

“The White House says new projections of spiraling budget deficits won’t stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country’s red ink in half within four years.”

Sure, by raising taxes exponentially.


6 posted on 03/20/2009 12:25:02 PM PDT by Slapshot68
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To: maggief
new projections of spiraling budget deficits won't stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country's red ink in half

LOL! - Newspeak.

7 posted on 03/20/2009 12:25:17 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: maggief

They do not know or care about defecits, deppressions or anything else. All they are interested in doing is ramming through legislation to socialize the whole damn shootin match. Once they get these communist plans in place they will be impossible to get rid of.


8 posted on 03/20/2009 12:25:26 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: screaminsunshine

Gibbs is the highpriest of loony liberal retardos.


9 posted on 03/20/2009 12:28:11 PM PDT by Ev Reeman
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To: Ev Reeman

I saw it. Loony is a good description.


10 posted on 03/20/2009 12:30:25 PM PDT by screaminsunshine (!!)
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To: pissant
How f****** stupid do these people think we are?

He honestly expects us to believe that Bambi can run trillion dollar a year deficits for the next ten years and simultaneously cut those deficits in half in the next four?

Tar, feathers, pitchforks, rails.....

11 posted on 03/20/2009 12:33:16 PM PDT by Lurker (The avalanche has begun. The pebbles no longer have a vote.)
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To: maggief

Someone asked him specifically about American outrage over things like the economy and crooked cabinet members and all he did was stutter on about AIG bonuses.

Someone get that man a teleprompter, please.


12 posted on 03/20/2009 12:35:17 PM PDT by Califreak (111th Congress: Destroying America With Reckless Abandon)
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To: maggief
The White House says new projections of spiraling budget deficits won't stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country's red ink in half within four years.

I always thought that "red ink" MEANT the deficit, but maybe I misunderstood. Perhaps their plan is to ACTUALLY reduce the production of ink that is the color red.

13 posted on 03/20/2009 12:35:48 PM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: maggief

The White House says new projections of spiraling budget deficits won’t stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country’s red ink in half within four years.


OK, which FReeper snuck into AP’s offices and inserted that?


14 posted on 03/20/2009 12:41:04 PM PDT by crazyhorse691 (Now that the libs are in power dissent is not only unpatriotic, but, it is also racist.)
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To: maggief

Did Gibbs also say water isn’t wet?


15 posted on 03/20/2009 12:42:08 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: maggief

Do they really think there’s going to be any 2010 growth in the economy when production is under attack?
Forecasting a drop of only 1% in GDP 2009?
Too many businesses are going into survival mode.
We understand economics. We live in the real world not the utopian perfection they dream of.
You do not multiply wealth by dividing it.


16 posted on 03/20/2009 12:50:20 PM PDT by griswold3 (a good story is more compelling than the search for truth)
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To: La Lydia

Gibbs is such a pissy pants the fire must have gone out quickly.


17 posted on 03/20/2009 12:51:28 PM PDT by LottieDah (If only those who speak so eloquently on the rights of animals would do so on behalf the unborn)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Did Gibbs also say water isn’t wet?

I believe he has previously answered that question. Water is only wet if you touch it ;)

18 posted on 03/20/2009 12:52:26 PM PDT by SMM48
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To: maggief

You are so right, there he goes again - doing his imitation of Bagdad Bob.


19 posted on 03/20/2009 12:57:41 PM PDT by Jenny217
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To: maggief

So the exponentially increasing deficit won’t interfer with Husseins plans to cut the deficit? Does this sound goofy as heck, or is it just me?


20 posted on 03/20/2009 1:08:51 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: Oldpuppymax

This administration calls all spending “investments.” When you use that logic, you can justify that more spending will actually make things better, and 50% of Americans will fall for it because Obama’s COOL! It’s a sad state of affairs.


21 posted on 03/20/2009 1:13:30 PM PDT by chpmass
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To: chpmass

We are SO screwed!!


22 posted on 03/20/2009 1:19:51 PM PDT by TheKidster (you can only trust government to grow, consolidate power and infringe upon your liberties.)
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To: bill1952
new projections of spiraling budget deficits won't stop President Barack Obama from achieving his goals or keeping his promise to cut the country's red ink in half LOL! - Newspeak.

It won't be long and I fully expect the dying lame stream bankrupt old media to just start printing outright lies like Baghdad Bob. Right now they are in full-scale lying mode, but it is more subtle and hidden to many who have no way of checking THE FACTS.
23 posted on 03/20/2009 1:36:57 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: Cheerio
Take away their 1st amendment protections.

"freedom of the press does not mean freedom from the truth"

24 posted on 03/20/2009 1:43:30 PM PDT by bill1952 (Power is an illusion created between those with power - and those without)
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To: maggief

Dangummit you beat me by a mile. But I was sleeping.


25 posted on 03/20/2009 1:48:29 PM PDT by GOYAKLA (My Tee shirt for 2009-2012:" I voted FRED don't you wish you did")
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To: maggief

0bama can either raise taxes by a LOT or put the deficit on his brand, spanking new Capitol One card with 0% interest for the first year.


26 posted on 03/20/2009 1:51:20 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: maggief

“Gibbs: Deficit won’t hurt plan to cut red ink”

The Obama administration is obviously replete with graduates of school systems dominated by the leftist agenda. . . . they apparently don’t understand that, when you subtract a negative number from a negative number, you get an even larger negative number.

And I thought they knew everything there was to know about “negative”.


27 posted on 03/20/2009 2:01:20 PM PDT by RatRipper (Opposing the leftists for my family, my friends, and for me.)
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To: maggief

What a stupid statement. Where’s that pic of the Iraqi public affairs spokesman who was such a loon? His picture should be posted with every statement Robert Gibbs makes. They are in the same league.


28 posted on 03/20/2009 2:04:59 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: saganite

See post #4. :)


29 posted on 03/20/2009 2:08:49 PM PDT by maggief
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To: bill1952
Take away their 1st amendment protections.

I agree but it cannot possible happen with the environment we have today - the DNC media and their supporters in the DIM party and WH will fight that to the death.

The GOP is totally screwed, and will never regain control. The country is divided with 1/2 of America believing this guy is their messiah - he will bring free and legal drugs to all, he will ensure tax funded abortions for everyone, he will disband the US military, and he will complete the destruction of the evil capitalistic system we have been ruled under for 233 years and replace with a much fairer MARIXIST state. How can the GOP POSSIBLE WIN AGAINST SUCH AN ATTRACTIVE PROMISE AS THAT? To one-half the country that want a MTV Rock Star president that will hand out public treasury goodies to the drug dazed population, the GOP can never compete. America has taken 233 years to reach this state.
30 posted on 03/20/2009 2:11:30 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: RatRipper
“What we will not cut are investments that will lead to real growth and prosperity over the long term,” Obama said. “That's why our budget makes a historic commitment to comprehensive health care reform. That's why it enhances America's competitiveness by reducing our dependence on foreign oil and building a clean energy economy.”

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090320/ap_on_go_pr_wh/obama_budget

31 posted on 03/20/2009 2:27:47 PM PDT by maggief
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To: maggief

LOL! Yeah, I saw it after I posted my rant. Still, it’s a good idea to associate those two every time Gibbs gets mentioned here.


32 posted on 03/20/2009 3:41:30 PM PDT by saganite (What would Sully do?)
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To: maggief

These guys are crazier than a herd of $hithouse rats.


33 posted on 03/20/2009 3:44:06 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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