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National debt grows even faster than president knows

April 24, 2014

Americans seem to have become numb to worry about our astronomical national debt, already at $17.5 trillion....

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banned2

Apr-26-14 4:23 PM

psychotic break comes to mind.

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 3:03 AM

yo, "ITprober" -

With that handle, you must know the NSA & CIA Linux systems, Right? Raul Castro let the Cubanos get onto Thefacebook - one of our cabal starts planting some good stuff - at both "Granma" y "SoyCuba" Facebook, & unlike their "moderated dot com" outlets? Zuckerberg & crew won't let them remove it, & within a week? "USAID's" & ???? "Cubano Twitter" AKA "ZunZuneo" gets shut down.

What mayhem has your "IT Probing" caused for the good of the USA lately? & who had "helped" USAID?

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 2:20 AM

we have a "running gag" with the VP - & we do indeed report him to NSA "boiler-room motor-heads" --

"ATTN: "vp@whitehouse . gov" - we "get through" sometimes, but if we receive an "Auto-response" again - "This mailbox not regularly monitored?" We're reporting you once again to NSA - AND ALSO TO CIA....."

Yo DW & Bloggeroos? Want that NSA email addy? They feed @ the public trough just like you do!!

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 2:14 AM

"Musings From Moms Basement" has not yet gotten input From "DW" & "Left of Center" ???

We emailed the link

goo.gl/3wYQ1N

& others to: "lordxorus@yahoo****" <lordxorus@yahoo****>, Alphonse Dumb-ato <al.dumbato@gmail****>, Mario Kwo Mo <mario.kwomo@gmail****>, Chris Knight <cknight@adirondackdailyenterprise****>, ColbyCenter <ColbyCenter@amccares****>, The Joker <stephen.miller@wsj****>, "juliane.schnibbe" <juliane.schnibbe@oneonta.edu>, Dale Hobson <radio@ncpr****>, editor@nytimes****, "hardball@msnbc****" <hardball@msnbc****>, oreilly@foxnews****, reilly@msmc.edu cc: "vp@whitehouse.gov" <vp@whitehouse.gov>, mayor@saranaclakeny.gov, trusteecatillaz <trusteecatillaz@saranaclakeny.gov>, trusteerice <trusteerice@saranaclakeny.gov>, ceo <ceo@saranaclakeny.gov>

+ some "BCCs" -

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 1:19 AM

yo Leviathan....

On Friday AM - We showed a retired US Army General the "Made in Vietnam" label inside our "US Border Patrol" hat - & mentioned the now 5 swank "Hanoi Hiltons"& that "There were no losers." She an MD spreading "PTS Awareness" - no "DISORDER" -

With that in mind, here is fellow "Monopolar" - as is Mel Gibson, born in Peekskill NY - may have played HS Football against his older brother in 1967 - Sam Kinison -

"We like the way you think - we'll be watching you..."

SAM KINISON IN BACK TO SCHOOL

goo.gl/Uui1vo

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 12:50 AM

yo "Leviathan" --

Word on the Park-Ave had been that CEO-VSL Jeremy Evans had his charges enter the enclosed back porch -- they may have grabbed a box of paperwork containing files of your "Special Needs Classification" by SLCSD from 1990-92.

You really "Got Them In The Mind."

Originals are on-file @SLCSD - you had never seen our copies - for good reason.

Get the SLCSD to make you copies - & PUBLISH AT WILL, WEEDHOPPER!!!

bunch of morons..............

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Crugill

Apr-26-14 12:39 AM

yo "Leviathan" --

Just who do you think you are? The President of the United States? Didn't you read the title of Nobel Prize-Economics Professor Crowley's Commentary?

"National debt grows even faster than president knows"

Aren't you the same theoretical mathematician who had laughed at Professor Crowley's "plan - including 'the numbers'" to tie minimum wage DIRECTLY TO THE CPI ???

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Leviathan

Apr-25-14 9:46 PM

The United States Debt-to-GDP ratio is roughly at the same level as the rest of the First World.

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wondering

Apr-25-14 9:19 PM

China has already flooded the market, it's called walmart.

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banned2

Apr-25-14 3:20 PM

I a realist, I vote for the lesser of two evils. Term limits would help but I doubt it will happen until something really bad happens like china stops buying our debt and floods the world market with their products, and clones of ours.

look at a makerbot 3d printer made in ny for $2100 and cloned in china for $699. 5 years or so we will only be 10-20 percent of china's total sales, they can and will tell us to f off.

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EsoxSavant

Apr-25-14 2:59 PM

The way I see it, republicans have always has been about maintaining the status quo. Because change is scary and progress is bad because "things were better the way I remember them!". Republicans gave us the dark ages. Progressives gave us the renaissance.

This is also why the majority of the GOP hates higher education. It enlightens people as to how craven the republican party really is. Being a minority really *****, doesn't it Tea-Tards? There's an important lesson to be learned here. Unfortunately it has already gone over their heads. Derpa derp! Benghazi! Derpa Derp national debt! derpa derp! obama seekrit muslim! derp!

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banned2

Apr-25-14 2:19 PM

It's burned more than once to survive

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EsoxSavant

Apr-25-14 2:16 PM

This "ItProber" is the kind of guy who would rather see the USA burn than succeed under the leadership of a darkie.

Real class act there for sure.

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 1:56 PM

As for the world changing, best thank your Lord and Master for that.

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 1:56 PM

Can't take it can ya cunnnnnncusssssion..... and wunderboy? did your supppppppplier not show up on Broadway today? You guyz are the extreme nut cases, not normal people like *I*. (snicker... )did your mother have you checked for being craaaazy?

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Concussion

Apr-25-14 1:37 PM

Oh, don't mind prober'...the world is quickly changing around him and he's unwilling (or unable) to change with it.

he knows not of what he speaks, for his ideals are antiquated and out of touch with the reality which is today.

In fact, this is a similar problem that muslim extremists have. The world is ever changing, leaving them behind. The only way to validate their existence is to throw a tantrum.

The only difference is Prober' bangs on his keyboard thinking it will make a difference, extremists blow stuff up thinking it will make a difference.

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wondering

Apr-25-14 1:31 PM

Prober, you make more references to pot, doobs etc. than all the other posters here together. Are you still suffering withdrawal, somebody sell you a bad bag once or is it just envy?

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 12:39 PM

Don Corleone: YOU CAN ACT LIKE A MAN AND NOT A SHELDONITE!

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 12:35 PM

When there is a deficit, Treasury must borrow the money needed for the government to pay its bills.

We borrow the money by selling Treasury securities like T-bills, notes, Treasury Inflation-Protected securities and savings bonds to the public. Additionally, the Government Trust Funds are required by law to invest accumulated surpluses in Treasury securities. The Treasury securities issued to the public and to the Government Trust Funds (intragovernmental holdings) then become part of the total debt.

One way to think about the debt is as accumulated deficits. For information concerning the deficit, visit the Financial Management Service website to view the Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government.

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 12:35 PM

We WERE talking about the National Debt, not the Deficit... What's the difference between the U.S. deficit and the national debt? The national debt represents the total amount of money that the federal government has borrowed to cover its annual budget deficits. As of March 2013, the national debt stood at $16.7 trillion [source: Dept. of the Treasury]. Technically the U.S. doesn't owe that entire amount to its creditors. Around $4.8 trillion is held by various government trust funds, so only $11.9 trillion is considered debt held by the public. The deficit is the difference between the money Government takes in, called receipts, and what the Government spends, called outlays, each year. Receipts include the money the Government takes in from income, excise and social insurance taxes as well as fees and other income. Outlays include all Federal spending including social security and Medicare benefits along with all other spending ranging from medical research to interest payments.

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 12:29 PM

That is, unless the Lefties on here are so caught up in the little semantics of things, that they cannot see beyond their beards and overgrown mustaches, to reach for that doob.

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ITprober

Apr-25-14 12:27 PM

Ohhhhh Cuncussssion..... You have been hit in the head too many times... Oh i know! You read textbooks and depend solely on the definitions listed in those textbooks! Wow What a concept! Never relating to the real political landscape, but theorizing solely on a definition! Great augment! Maybe THATS why none of you bookworm page eaters can never get out of your Mom's basement! I call you guys Sheldonites! ROF****!

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banned2

Apr-25-14 11:51 AM

EsoxSavant, when people speak of "obama" nowadays that includes all his dirty minions.

From dirty harry and paloser to the trolls on this board.

greed is the problem, Obama is just the symptom

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banned2

Apr-25-14 11:45 AM

Concussion, seek help before it's to late

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EsoxSavant

Apr-25-14 11:44 AM

The executive doesn't decide spending. Congress does. That is why the debt limit is so stupid. In a corporation, debt issues are controlled by the board while most spending decisions are controlled by management, two separate entities. It makes sense there. But in this case the debt limit and spending decisions are made by the same body, congress.

Congress is telling the government "pay for all this stuff with this much money, but you can't borrow anything". The executive only has the ability to veto their decisions, it can make any of its own.

This editorial has Obama the sole person with the purse-strings and that is false.

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