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Old 09-18-2018, 12:46 PM
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Originally Posted by HurricaneDitka View Post
The trends I'm talking about there extend over the last couple of decades, at least.
Including the time when GHWB raised taxes, and Republicans revolted on him and he lost re-election?

Including the time where, based on those higher taxes and a booming economy under Clinton, the deficit was erased?

Or are you talking about the times when Republican Administrations got tax cuts with pretty good economies (Reagan, GWB) and managed to spike the deficits?

Or maybe you think that during a major recession, lowering the deficit is more important than people having food stamps and unemployment so that they do not starve?