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Subject:  Re: More Tax payments for the 49% Date:  10/1/2012  1:06 PM
Author:  MotleyFooley Number:  1819834 of 1947537

eatenbybears: ""Vote Obama" .... what difference does it make? The man ran us deeper into debt, created a stimulous plan that was more costly than the Iraq war and pushed through a health care plan before it was even written."

Do you seriously believe that, had Obama inherited the economy that Bush inherited that he would have made the same decisions about the debt and the stimulus? That he would have run up the deficit anyway?

What was happening in the US and around the world at that time? If the US government did nothing the ENTIRE financial world would have come to a screeching halt. Would that have been better, from a fiscal and economic perspective? In addition, 1/3 of the stimulus were payroll tax reductions - giving more back to people to spend on... whatever... to help the economy from collapsing. Would you rather have had the US government keep those funds so that the deficits we now show would be a smidge smaller?

Obama could not win - he's blamed for the actions he took, and he'd be blamed for NOT taking action a la Hoover if he hadn't done anything.

MotleyFooley
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