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About Politics.

Republican festival of stupidity, Day one.

Of course the right wing nutjobs loved michelle obama’s words, when spoken by #idiotTrump’s wife.

More proof that moronic republican voters only give a shit about the (R) by their idiotic politician’s names.

Couple other times republicans have plagiarized obama.
http://www.politico.com/story/2010/05/ward-remarks-close-to-obama-speech-037688
http://www.liberalamerica.org/2016/02/02/marco-rubio-plagarized-one-of-obamas-speechs-and-hes-getting-called-out-for-it/

Conservatives are intellectually lazy

For years, right wing propagandists have been pushing lies about President Obama.

One of them, that his spending is the reason for huge deficits and debt – was their primary talking point for the first 4 years of obama’s presidency.

It relies on conservatives being intellectually lazy.

Its a fact that the debt has increased by about 8 trillion dollars since Obama took office.  Right wing propagandists want all thinking to STOP right there.  And conservatives oblige.

This chart shows which policies created that debt.?????????????????????????????

 

Right wing liars want you to believe that obama is responsible for all debt added, despite the fact that his policies have added basically nothing to the debt once the impacts are considered.  More on that later.

Right wing liars want you to believe essentially that the budget was balanced when Obama took office (instead of the 1.2 trillion dollar deficit GWB left behind).  That is the only way to realistically blame him for all debt added.  But intellectually lazy conservatives don’t even think that far.

The fiscal year 2009 deficit was 85% GWB (tax cuts, wars, bank bailouts etc).  15% obama (the stimulus which created millions of jobs and helped end the bush recession).  As shown in more detail in the chart below.

trillion deficits

 

Going back to Obama’s total impact on the debt, from policies he signed into law.

Stimulus, 800 billion in debt
Cost as measured by the CBO.

Stimulus, REDUCES debt by 100 billion
Millions more people were employed by the stimulus, and adding up the tax revenue from those additional employed americans likely exceeds 100 billion easily.

Extending the bush tax cuts for 2 years, 620 billion in debt

Budget Control Act of 2011, REDUCES spending by 917 billion

Sequester, REDUCES spending by 1.1 trillion
The sequester was not a good thing.  Estimates show a loss of 1.6 million jobs as a result.  Thank republicans for this.

Partial repeal of the bush tax cuts, REDUCES deficits by 600 billion over 10 years.
This is increased tax revenue of 60 billion / year by ending the bush tax cuts on the wealthiest earners.

Obamacare – reduces the deficit, though the amount is less certain.  Initially the deficit was projected to be lower by tens of billions, but republicans have been chipping away at the law.  In the long term, its been projected to save trillions.

Is that comprehensive?  Surely not.
But a quick accounting shows that Obama’s policies have greatly reduced spending, more than cancelling out the cost of his stimulus and the 2-year extension of the bush tax cuts.  And tax revenue has been increased with the partial repeal of the bush tax cuts.

Nearly all of the national debt is the result of policies signed into law by Republican presidents.

ReaganBushDebt.org

Nearly all of the national debt is the result of policies signed into law by Republican presidents.

The calculation behind this number is shown on this page.

I’ve explained my own calculations previously, coming to the same conclusion.  Although it looks like that post may have been eaten in the switch to a new web server.

Short answer:

$1 trillion in debt prior to reagan
$0 debt added from clinton policies
roughly $200 billion from obama policies

Even if you wrongly claim all debt prior to reagan was (D) policy, that means (D)’s are at 1.2 trillion of the 18 trillion in debt, or 6.67% of the total debt.

Leaving (R)’s total at a minimum of 93%+.

About Gun Nuts

gun nuts:
– think 30,000 gun deaths per year is not a problem worth trying to solve, no matter what the solution is.
– think they are in a militia by virtue of having a gun, regardless of what militia meant at the time of the bill of rights
– use NRA propaganda to justify their idiocy, without thought.
– think any attempts to solve the problem of gun deaths is an attempt to take away their guns
– equate guns with freedom, while ignoring the freedom taken from the victims of gun violence
– pretend all gun suicides would happen with or without easy access to guns (@19,000 gun suicides per year)
– think that any method to reduce gun thefts harms their “freedom”
– think smart guns are bad, hurts their “freedom”
– parrot a discredited study by lott.  yay stupidity
– think that more guns = less gun violence, ignoring all statistics showing the exact opposite.
– think that one of the 3 commas in the 2nd amendment is a magic comma, so they can ignore the first half of the 2nd amendment.
– many gun nuts consider themselves “pro-life”, while ignoring the thousands of gun victims every year, who have life taken from them.
– many are so dumb, they think the fascist koch brothers are on their “team”.

In short, gun nuts are extremely mentally challenged – dumber than your standard conservative idiot that votes against himself based on right wing lies; which is already dumb as fuck.

The right wing fiction blaming poor people for the bush housing crisis

No, Marco Rubio, government did not cause the housing crisis

Private sector loans, not Fannie or Freddie, triggered crisis

Debunking Conservative Myths About Mortgage Crisis

The right blames the credit crisis on poor minority homeowners. This is not merely offensive, but entirely wrong.

It Wasn’t Fannie, Freddie, or the CRA

The Big Lie of the Crisis, Called Out By the Press

Still Wrong: Crowley Revives Myth That Community Reinvestment Act Caused Financial Crisis

Elizabeth Warren Destroys Financial Crisis Myth

Kimberly Amadeo, “US economy expert” (HAHAHAHA) at about.com

This crazy lady is a right wing extremist, helping to push lies about the economy.

In a recent article she wrote for about.com, she discusses the causes of the current deficit, and first on her list is obama’s stimulus which has been over for 3 years, lol.

In an article comparing bush’s debt to obama’s debt, she blames obama for debt from bush policies, lol

In another article, she randomly starts adding costs to the deficits, doubling the cost of the stimulus.  for no reason, lol.

She tries to say “both obama and bush ran up record deficits”, when in reality bush was given a surplus and turned that into a 1.2 trillion deficit.
Obama took GWB’s 1.2 trillion deficit and CUT IT IN HALF.
In other words, NO, obama didn’t run up record deficits.

She tries to claim FY2010  was the biggest deficit in history.
In reality, FY2009 was bigger.
She also gets the amount wrong.

This same batshit nutty chick helped to push the lie that Fannie and Freddie were behind the housing crisis.

 

oilspecwonk0516

How much money have oil speculators redistributed from the middle class?

in 2013, 368.51 million gallons of gas were consumed in the US, per day.

By one estimate, as much as $1 per gallon of gas is due to oil speculators, which makes calculations simple.

$368.51 million dollars per day.

Or up to $134.5 BILLION per year, due purely to speculators.

So who are these speculators?

Goldman Sachs
Morgan Stanley
Barclays
JP Morgan
Koch Supply & Trading
Bank of America
Shell 

For a few examples.

While dumbfuck cons whine about redistribution, these companies are stealing from the american people – backed by (R) politicians.

Image comes from thinkprogress.org

Youtube’s Libertarian Nutjob Spammers

Ladylordess is a nutjob spam account that posts the same generic asinine garbage on every white house video.  account marto follows it around a lot.  These comments are all since June 26, but are not all of the spammer’s comments – just the ones that were easy to dig up.  bolded items could be facts, if they were true.

– How is this person still in office?  Our campaigner-in-chief has lost all respect by Americans who care about America and her people.  Who are these canned lines of rhetoric working on?  The people who support him aren’t capable of higher education and the obama economy isn’t going to create jobs in this hostile environment.  Just go golfing full time and get out of our way.

– What kind of people would let their children near these corrupt people who are perpetrating the largest ponsey scheme on America, while putting unsustainable debt on the backs of these children??!!

– National Suicide.  Who can believe his goal is anything other than to break down America so he can build it up into his utopian dream….. which has historically never worked anywhere?  Fact is we are printing money at an unsustainable rate, so much so that we are actually in the greatest depression the US has ever experienced, if it weren’t for the all time high food stamps issued under Obama, we would have people starving to death in this obama economy.  He is just putting off the inevitable.  Be prepared for what is coming.

– Obama is an example of why you should never do drugs.

– It’s past time for a leader who can lead, instead of blame and subterfuge.

– HOW can he speak on the economy? He is clueless!!!!

– Lame Duck.  He has caused the US to implode and intelligent Americans won’t let him get away with it until he serves time.

– You don’t see the wheels coming off of this admin?  Both his foreign and domestic policies are coming undone, and even the supreme court ruled against him in a 9 – 0 decision.  Enjoy what you think is Healthcare…….lol  while it lasts.  You are receiving third world care.

– Great Trashy earrings for a first lady.

– Outstanding?  LOL.  I prefer when he is standing out….. of the white house. America will be safer once his damage has been undone and our strength returned.

– Yes, make small talk about how “hot” it is outside, as you know nothing about the economy.

– If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.  If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor. If you like your doctor you can keep your doctor.  Can I keep my doctor now? Republican governors are leading their way our of debt, unlike the Dem states.  It shouldn’t be surprise, a the R’s plans work,and the D’s only put us in debt.

– You actually believe what he says here, rather than do the research yourself?  Hitler thought he was a good guy too.
America didn’t want this type of government; else we would have had a King George III; instead we have Barack Obama the one and only.

Out of these 13 comments, there are only a few possible “facts”.

…are perpetrating the largest ponsey scheme on America, while putting unsustainable debt on the backs of these children
Ladylordess blames President Obama for debt from republican policies that Obama didn’t sign into law or support in any way.  Obama’s total contribution to the debt is roughly 2% of the total.
0/1, ladylordess. 

Republican governors are leading their way our of debt, unlike the Dem states.
Ladylordess offers no support for this crackpottery.  But there are multiple examples of the opposite.  Kansas, Wisconsin, New Jersy, California, for a few examples that come to mind.
0/2. 

we are printing money at an unsustainable rateso much so that we are actually in the greatest depression the US has ever experienced, if it weren’t for the all time high food stamps issued under Obama, we would have people starving to death in this obama economy
Ladylordess apparently isn’t aware that inflation is incredibly low, enough that economists were more worried about deflation than inflation.   Nor is she aware that the Fed’s QE is about 1/3 of what it was under Bernanke.  The food stamp whine is as ridiculous as everything else the spammer rights.  Without the bush crisis and recession, there’d be no need for additional food stamps – or the stimulus, for that matter.
0/3.

In two months of comments, ladylordess has spewed zero facts.