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Just a simple Cherokee trial lawyer, Barkman has been forcing his opinions on others in print since, for reasons that passeth understanding, he was an unsuccessful candidate for state representative in 2002. His philosophy: "If people had wanted me to be nice, they should've voted for me."

Friday, September 08, 2006

Worse Than You Think?

According to Cong. Jim Cooper (D-Tennessee), the REAL 2005 budget deficit was $760 billion, not $318.5 billion as officially reported and the REAL national debt is not $8.3 trillion (which is bad enough) but a staggering $49 trillion!!! Whether these higher figures are accurate or not, folks, remember that EVERY PENNY of this debt was appropriated by a Republican Congress and signed into law by a Republican president.

3 Comments:

Blogger young_activist said...

Even if Cooper's figures are basless and even if you go by White House figures the national debt is a ticking time bomb that is a bigger threat to our national security forty years ago as terrorsim is today.

9/08/2006 7:50 PM  
Blogger Eric said...

No, no, no... it's still the DEMOCRATS' fault somehow. The GOP is the party of fiscal responsibility. An elected Republican told me so.

9/08/2006 10:27 PM  
Blogger The Local Crank said...

"the national debt is a ticking time bomb that is a bigger threat to our national security forty years ago as terrorsim is today"

If for no other reason than the large portion of the debt held by other countries, particularly China. What would happen if, say, China decided to invade Taiwan and wanted us out of the way? Why risk a shooting war when they can simply cripple our economy or threaten to do so if we intervene?

9/09/2006 12:13 AM  

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