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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Jack Hunter

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Fish drip: "Obama has cut spending" Federal spending: 2007/4.9 trillion, 08/5.3, 09/6.0, 10/5.9, 11/6.1, 12/6.2 trillion dollars.

Shorter Fish Pimp: write things that are literally untrue, put false quotes in other peoples mouths, claim anyone who disagrees with his nonsense is hateful.

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Posted by gnu name on February 28, 2013 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

usa TAX DOLLARS are being spent overseas in over a thousand military bases some as old as 1898 in countries who pay us zero pennies to be there... we can reprogram NDAA 880 billion into USA GREEN UNION LIVING WAGE JOBS here in USA defending our borders, expelling gangs, pimps, dopers & the violent illegal aliens WHILE REWARDING ALL PACIFIC WORKERS WITH CITIZENSHIP to build up our nation's potential.... revive C.C.C. HR 188 Civilian Conservation Corps putting unemployed people in clothing, a bunk, mess halls and tools in their hands doing the job of energy conservation and transition away from fossil fuel burning and slow cancer nukes....we can sell off our military assets to NATO without dis-armament.... true tea party people would want to get out of women's bedrooms and doctors clinics and make America safer, but most like Jack Hunter are obsessed with theocracy, empire and war crimes of Obusha....@LarryAccomplish 843-926-1750 vote Green Party May 7th NOT THE REAL REPUBLICAN Colbert-Busch who gives 1500 corporation dollars to Sanford without apology SHE IS NOT ONE OF US.... incompetent and not ready for real policy debate in Congress.... I am.... Larry_Carter_Center@yahoo.com all her Rethuglican clones are for forcing women to stay pregnant and deny BASIC MARRIAGE EQUALITY RIGHTS UNDER LAW.... LuLu has done nothing to help labor or women or civil rights while my whole life is all about justice and progressive cause ACTION .... she is NOT ONE OF US

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Posted by Larry Carter Center on February 28, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Wanna know when the national debt has traditionally seen big increases? When we were at war. It costs a hell of a lot of money to wage a war.

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Posted by alistair_10 on February 28, 2013 at 10:08 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham fears the spending cuts DeMint demands

"Lets hope Graham gets a pink slip soon. He is a Republican In Name Only." A Republican doesn't have to be in lockstep with other's on all of the issues about all that can be demanded of someone is to attempt to be a team player.. This notion that the ideal American stands in front of a tv monitor down at the local horse track with eight or nine hundred dollar bills clinched in hand with a death grip as the other hand disappears from sight after a big swig from that bottle of wild turkey in the papersack in the meantime a whiskey river races from the corner's of his mouth in an effort to be the first off his chin. After the races he is headed to the gun club to get Chuck Norris's autograph?? What? Leave Graham alone he's a good enough Republican he may not be just like Bubba here but he's a thoughtful guy.

Posted by bootspur on February 28, 2013 at 5:50 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

As long as there is a deficit, then the national debt is increasing.

You know that we have to pay interest on the national debt right, Fish Pimp?

You know that the interest increases each year, as the debt does, right?

You know that global interest rates are at historic lows, but that it won't last forever, right?

You know that within a decade or two the US could be spending 20-25% of federal revenue on the interst to carry the debt, right?

You know that would require even more debt, and it would spiral quickly, right?

So, what's the plan?

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Posted by Cid95 on February 28, 2013 at 5:45 AM

Re: “Lindsey Graham fears the spending cuts DeMint demands

Lindsey OUGHT to fear those DEEP cuts at the present, smarty pants. Hey HUNTER JACK follow this; cutting spending as you and Jim DeMent would have us do would act on the economy in the same general job losing manner as a steep runup in taxes would do. L.G. is correct because in our present slow recovery such a colossal removal of cash from the economy would essentially be a vacuum effect on our military bases stateside not to mention every agency that doles out cash locally... This idea people have gotten in their heads about how cutting back on spending MUST happen now in a big way is wrong, according to Fed chairman Bernanke the economy will adjust overtime to increased cuts, but to make a big upfront cut has is being proposed by yourself and former Senator DeMint will cause a huge SHOCK to the job market.. Wrong move.

Posted by bootspur on February 28, 2013 at 5:23 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Shorter Jack Hunter: Republicans should elect broken clocks and blind squirrels.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on February 28, 2013 at 12:12 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Yes Betty, most Americans are ignorant of economics. A recent poll by Bloomberg found that most Americans believe that the federal deficit is rising (62%) or about the same (28%) as it was last year. Only 6% of Americans know that the deficit is shrinking at the fastest rate since WWII (go ahead, Google it). So a whopping 94% of Americans are either wrong or don't know the truth about our economy and the problems we face. The truth is that Obama has cut spending and increased revenue that has dropped our deficit from 8.7% of GDP in 2011 to about 5.3% of GDP in FY2013.

The tea party should be applauding, I wonder why they are not? No, I know why. It's a movement full of hacks who want only to shred the social safety net, some out of greed, others out of hate.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on February 28, 2013 at 12:09 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

"Unfortunately most Americans are ignorant when it comes to the subject of economics and therefore don't have the understanding to clearly articulate the economic problems we face, much less offer viable solutions. So it's no wonder that many tea parties have gotten off base. "

Yep, the Tea Party does not understand economics.

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 27, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Unfortunately most Americans are ignorant when it comes to the subject of economics and therefore don't have the understanding to clearly articulate the economic problems we face, much less offer viable solutions. So it's no wonder that many tea parties have gotten off base.

It is easier to gravitate to emotional responses regarding social issues because most people have some opinion they are emotionally bound to. Not so with economics, to our overall detriment. Little do people realize that faulty economic decisions are the direct cause of social problems. Trying to correct social ills without first correcting economic ills puts the cart before the horse.

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Posted by Betty Jackson on February 27, 2013 at 10:38 AM

Re: “Despite setbacks, the fight against government spending is more popular than ever

Two news stories caught my eye this morning. There is a
proposal for a government program to provide free condoms
to boys in high school, and the sequestration. Could there
possibly be a better illustration of the difference between
Democrats and Republicans?

Obama can't afford the air traffic controllers to keep
the local airport open overnight, but he will accommodate
the needs of horny teenage boys. Obama can't afford the
regularly scheduled maintenance of aircraft carriers, but
he will provide government birth control for a loose lipped
Georgetown coed.

I say keep the air traffic controllers, retrofit the air
craft carrier; and let the school boys' parents buy them
rubbers; and somebody please put a tip jar on that
Georgetown night stand, and let the boys who are
gettin' some rake her sand trap.

The difference between Democrats and Republicans?

Priorities, son, priorities.”

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Posted by Jaddy Baddy on February 27, 2013 at 5:48 AM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

Heck, the muslims kill more of their own with all these car bombs in the market places women, children old people , so what' s the problem with the drones killing a few ?

Posted by Clarkie on February 22, 2013 at 8:43 AM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

Damon,

Jack is only concerned with "liberals", otherwise we have to explain the entire concept of the bounding of the discussion within a traditional framework that holds Stewart, et al, as the outside edges of polite discussion.

(Not counting MHP, who has been the target of Dr. West recently).

(yes, I know this post barely makes sense but I've had a long day)

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 21, 2013 at 4:34 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

Jack, are you familiar with Tavis Smiley and Dr. Cornel West? They are both leftists who speak out against President Obama and this issue of the drones, as well as Melissa Perry of MSNBC and Bob (BA) Avakian of the ultra-extreme leftist Revolutionary Communist Party of America.

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Posted by Damon Fordham on February 21, 2013 at 3:32 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

"@P&F - Put down the crack pipe. Only a fool, idiot, or another progressive would think progressives have been right on everything. More like wrong on everything. As usual, those on the left can not distinguish between ideals and policies. Nearly everyone on the left and right have the same ideals, minus a few obvious social issues. It's not typically a question of ideals, but the policy path to achieve said desired ideal. From a policy perspective, progressives and the left are almost always wrong and history has proven that. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Benjamin Carson ave been excellent communicators of this.

Great article, Jack, as always. Stewart, unlike most liberal mouth pieces, does have ethics and is not afraid to openly discuss and defend his views. He has been one of the few on the left to engage people on the right in open forums. His debates with Bill O'Reilly are a perfect example of his willingness to have a public dialog.

People on both sides are hypocrites, but the hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty from the left under Clinton, and now even more so under Obama, dwarfs the sins of the right."

See if you can find BOTH instances where Ned directly contradicts himself in this post.

First prize is a chance to appear in the video for my kickstarter project to raise money to make a better video for my other kickstarter project (which is either going to be a book or an artisanal SEO company).

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Posted by mat catastrophe on February 21, 2013 at 10:07 AM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

The most heinous example of this inhumanity was during Obama's State of the Union Address when he droned on and on and on...

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Posted by And if elected... on February 20, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

@P&F - Put down the crack pipe. Only a fool, idiot, or another progressive would think progressives have been right on everything. More like wrong on everything. As usual, those on the left can not distinguish between ideals and policies. Nearly everyone on the left and right have the same ideals, minus a few obvious social issues. It's not typically a question of ideals, but the policy path to achieve said desired ideal. From a policy perspective, progressives and the left are almost always wrong and history has proven that. Thomas Sowell and Dr. Benjamin Carson ave been excellent communicators of this.

Great article, Jack, as always. Stewart, unlike most liberal mouth pieces, does have ethics and is not afraid to openly discuss and defend his views. He has been one of the few on the left to engage people on the right in open forums. His debates with Bill O'Reilly are a perfect example of his willingness to have a public dialog.

People on both sides are hypocrites, but the hypocrisy and intellectual dishonesty from the left under Clinton, and now even more so under Obama, dwarfs the sins of the right.

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Posted by Ned Hill on February 20, 2013 at 9:26 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

As Larry outlines, there are plenty who have spoken out against the drone strikes. They are called progressives, automatically categorized as loons by liberals and conservatives, in spite of the fact that they have been on the right side of every important public policy issue since the 1950s. It's just taken the rest of the country 20 years to catch up to them, in most cases. Unfortunately, waging illegal wars and military maneuvers cannot be undone, so there is no catching up here, just regret.

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Posted by P&F on February 20, 2013 at 2:17 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

fact checking is not the strong suit of rubber stamps of the left or right.... Jack Hunter may spend much of his column space upon Jon Stewart as a prepared interviewer, book reader and "voice" of some progressives, but it is just plain stupid to pretend talking heads like Maddow or Hayes or Stewart are lone voices.... Veterans For Peace voted over 2 years ago to impeach our President for war crimes, and drones are committing war crimes ADMITTEDLY by the CIA with body counts exceeding 52 people INNOCENT PEOPLE for every single targeted murder of alleged terrorist "threats" ..... next time ask an informed citizen, a Veteran For Peace, a Green Party Leader for the facts why Jill Stein was the best choice for President last year.... but of course the DUOPOLISTS only pretend there are 2 parties WHEN Republocrats & Rethuglicans are joined at the hip of NEVER CUTTING MILITARY SPENDING OR NEVER SAYING NO TO CIA murders of people from Mossadeq to Allende to Grenada to Libya to Baghdad to Pakistan to Africa to Yemen to the Phillipines to Indonesia where all the killings illegally are continuing 843-926-1750 @LarryAccomplish PEACE CANDIDATE FOR CONGRESS who will vote to impeach Obusha next May

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Posted by AmericanAtheistFORMERClinicEscort on February 20, 2013 at 2:08 PM

Re: “At least one prominent liberal opposes the president's drone strikes

Thanks for the info, Chris.

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Posted by Paulius on February 20, 2013 at 1:05 PM
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