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The GOP Plans that will NOT Reduce the Government Debt.

POSTED BY: M52NICKERSON
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:04 AM

M52NICKERSON

DALEK!


The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget is a nonpartisan group that looks at the federal budget and purposed plans and analysis them to see how they will effect the national debt. The Committee decided to look at the plans put out but the current crop of GOP Presidential Candidates to see how much their plans will reduce the debt. Only one of them does, so here are the numbers.

Mitt Romney's plan would add $250 billion to the debt over ten years.

Rick Santorum's plan would add $4.5 trillion (yes trillion) to the national debt over the same time.

Newt Gingrich's plan is not to be out done as it adds $7 trillion in ten years.

It is only Ron Paul's plan that would reduce the debt by 2.2 trillion.

http://www.npr.org/2012/02/23/147272092/budget-watchdog-to-candidates-
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http://crfb.org/document/primary-numbers-gop-candidates-and-national-d
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Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:09 AM

AURAPTOR

America loves a winner!


250 billion over 10 years is nothing.

Not adding a trillion + year year, like Obama has done, is at least a start.


" I do not love the bright sword for its sharpness, nor the arrow for its swiftness, nor the warrior for his glory. I love only that which they defend. "

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:30 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Hello,

It appears only one candidate has a plan that actually addresses the problem of overspending.

Everyone else overspends.

--Anthony



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Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:48 AM

M52NICKERSON

DALEK!


Your right. Thing is that only one of the GOP canidates has a plan that will do what they are all claiming they can do.

I do not fear God, I fear the ignorance of man.

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Thursday, February 23, 2012 11:54 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Hello,

Well, I always knew which candidate I believed.

He's crazy, but he's sincere.

--Anthony

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"In every war, the state enacts a tax of freedom upon the citizenry. The unspoken promise is that the tax shall be revoked at war's end. Endless war holds no such promise. Hence, Eternal War is Eternal Slavery." --Admiral Robert J. Henner


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Thursday, February 23, 2012 12:10 PM

NIKI2

Gettin' old, but still a hippie at heart...


Ditto Anthony. It's a shame he's crazy (Paul, not Anthony) ;o)



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Thursday, February 23, 2012 2:12 PM

KWICKO

"We'll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false." -- William Casey, Reagan's presidential campaign manager & CIA Director (from first staff meeting in 1981)


Quote:

Originally posted by AnthonyT:
Hello,

Well, I always knew which candidate I believed.

He's crazy, but he's sincere.

--Anthony






How bad have things gotten when "I'm sincerely crazy!" is seen as one of the GOOD campaign slogans?


And I'm sure Dubya didn't PLAN on more than doubling the national debt, but it sure worked out that way. So I'd bet that Santorum and Newt are low-balling their budgets.


"Although it is not true that all conservatives are stupid people, it is true that most stupid people are conservatives." - John Stuart Mill

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Friday, February 24, 2012 5:37 AM

KPO


Quote:

250 billion over 10 years is nothing.


Raptor's actually right here, as this would in all likelihood amount to a significant decrease in debt/GDP ratio (the economy grows a lot over 10 years).

It's not personal. It's just war.

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Friday, February 24, 2012 5:42 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Quote:

Originally posted by kpo:
Quote:

250 billion over 10 years is nothing.


Raptor's actually right here, as this would in all likelihood amount to a significant decrease in debt/GDP ratio (the economy grows a lot over 10 years).

It's not personal. It's just war.



Hello,

So, out of all the people who have planned to spend more than we make, Mitt Romney has the plan most likely to save money in a growing economy.

It's not a ringing endorsement, but it probably makes him the most fiscally correct choice of the electable Republican candidates.

--Anthony

_______________________________________________

"In every war, the state enacts a tax of freedom upon the citizenry. The unspoken promise is that the tax shall be revoked at war's end. Endless war holds no such promise. Hence, Eternal War is Eternal Slavery." --Admiral Robert J. Henner


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Friday, February 24, 2012 10:56 AM

OONJERAH



Are there any plans to reduce unemployment, thus increasing the tax base?

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Friday, February 24, 2012 11:20 AM

ANTHONYT

Freedom is Important because People are Important


Quote:

Originally posted by Oonjerah:

Are there any plans to reduce unemployment, thus increasing the tax base?



Hello,

Everyone seems to have one plan or another, though they may be of arguable effectiveness.

Ron Paul believes that taking less from people will give them more money to stimulate the economy, for instance. Thus creating jobs. Indirectly. Also, he believes that less government regulation will spur more business activity.

But whether that actually would work as planned is debatable.

--Anthony



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"In every war, the state enacts a tax of freedom upon the citizenry. The unspoken promise is that the tax shall be revoked at war's end. Endless war holds no such promise. Hence, Eternal War is Eternal Slavery." --Admiral Robert J. Henner


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