Moderator: Nicole Marie
Hi Shos, I really do know how you feel about, Mr Bush.Originally posted by shostakovich:
How is Tony Blair faring these days?
Now that was a surprise, wasn't it?Originally posted by lliam:
George Bush has formally accepted the Republican presidential nomination, telling the American people he will build a safer world if re-elected to the White House.
If you're referring to 9/11, there were no747s involved. There were two 767s that hit the WTC, one 757 that hit the Pentagon, and one 757 that crashed in Pennsylvania, apparently on its way to Washington, DC.Originally posted by lliam:
Flying 3 747`s full of innocent people into 3 buildings full of innocent people
President Kennedy once said: "We are not afraid to entrust the American people with unpleasant facts, foreign ideas, alien philosophies and competitive values. For a nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."
Where is the presidential candidate who will speak to that America?
Cynthia Tucker (Universal Press Cundicate)
Made me think to mention this:The real evil is waiting in the wings to take this world over in the name of religion. If greed, and being lied to is the price I have to pay
not quite enough...Nicole Marie: Largest deficit in our nations history.... 'nough said.
Even if the economy grows more rapidly than projected, significant long-term strains on the budget will start to intensify within the next decade as the baby-boom generation begins to reach retirement age. By CBO's estimates, a growing elderly population and rapidly rising health care costs will cause total federal spending for Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid to increase from more than 8 percent of GDP in 2004 to between 12 percent and 17 percent in 2030 and to between 13 percent and 28 percent in 2050 (depending on assumptions about federal spending and revenues in the future). Thus, over the long term, growing resource demands for those major entitlement programs will exert pressure on the budget that economic growth alone is unlikely to alleviate.
After 2011--if the tax cuts enacted in the Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2001 (EGTRRA) expired as scheduled, discretionary spending continued to grow no faster than the rate of inflation, and other policies stayed the same--the budget would be relatively close to balance.
The path of federal revenues over the next 10 years is shaped by the scheduled expiration of numerous tax provisions enacted between 2001 and 2003. Revenues are projected to rise sharply as a percentage of GDP over the next two years--from 16.2 percent this year to 17.0 percent in 2005 and 17.7 percent in 2006--largely because several major tax cuts will expire on December 31, 2004.
In other words, the CBO is predicting that we may approach balance in 2014 if Bush's tax breaks are allowed to expire otherwise, the deficit will continue to grow.In CBO's baseline, individual income taxes are responsible for almost all of the rise in revenues as a percentage of GDP over the next 10 years.
Sure, it stands for Libertarians Out to Get the Other Guys , in Swahili, right?Originally posted by RC:
You do know what CBO stands for don't you?
On the first point, it's simple: There's no oil in those countries.Originally posted by Nicole Marie:
If Bush wanted to strenghten the US military he would leave our bases in Korea and Germany. We are much more mobile and able to react quicker when we have forces in a larger area.
As for the first ladies... well Laura does not have a back bone to save her life.
"Largest deficit in our nations history.... 'nough said."
"When adjusted to erase the effects of inflation, the projected $422 billion deficit projected for 2004 would exceed the value of every annual shortfall since World War II."
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