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[msnbc] Deficit Situation Way Uglier than 90s

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by pgabriel, Apr 15, 2011.

  1. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    Really good article on how we have screwed ourselves over the last ten years and the fixes of the 90s aren't nearly enough

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    two really good points. the revenue of the 90's was driven by real investment in technology that drove the economy and the stock market.

    the spending on two wars have really added to the problem
     
  2. Bandwagoner

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    from 2007-2008 till now the debt has risen from 8.7 to over 14 trillion. 1.4 trillion over 10 years is not nearly the problem it is sold to be.

    The real problem is the loss of lives, yet Obama keeps send more soldiers there.
     
  3. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    how many lives have been lost in the past year?
     
  4. Bandwagoner

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    Why are you only interested in the past year exactly? Are you unable to google it yourself?
     
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    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    you brought it up? okay, since jan 09
     
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    OK so i said he is sending more troops there. That means we are not getting out, but getting in.

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    That chart is just afghan and just IED. Here are the numbers for all us in afghan.

    2008 155
    2009 317
    2010 499
     
  7. pgabriel

    pgabriel Educated Negro
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    well obama's planning on a pull out hppefully he sticks to it. this news is from january i don't know if anything has changed
     
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    What exactly are we trying to WIN in Afghanistan.

    Rocket River
     
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    Yeah, hopefully though there seem to be indications Obama may not resist the desire of the hawks to remain.

    Many Iraqis and Americans wish us to leave and if we can put enough pressure on Obama he might do so.
     
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    DonnyMost clean your room bucko
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    Nothing.

    We're just supporting the defense industry.

    It's big business you know.
     
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