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  1. as does a former junior senator from Illinois eho was part of the party that wrote those horrid bills Bush ended up signing.

    Comment by JP — August 7, 2010 @ 3:16 am - August 7, 2010

  2. And as if the country needed another swift kick to the balls, Granny Botox has called an “emergency” session so they can spend $26 BILLION, hopefully to cover the complete failure of the porkulus.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 7, 2010 @ 5:56 am - August 7, 2010

  3. Oops! Forgot the link:

    http://tinyurl.com/2d4task

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 7, 2010 @ 5:56 am - August 7, 2010

  4. My friends, we’re in the 33rd month of the Bush-Pelosi recession.

    poppycock! We are in the 33rd month of the Pelosi-Obama recession. And yes, I am quite serious about that.

    Look at the timeline, and you will see that when Republicans lost control of congress and Democrats took over in January of 2007, the economy was still growing, and the deficit was still, according the CBO, on track to be eliminated by 2010.

    It was Democrats gaining control of congress that caused the recession. The very fact that they got elected meant the Bush tax cuts would expire — meaning the biggest tax increases in history.

    On top of that, Democrats were promising the most massive regulatory and tax increase in history in the form of Cap and Trade, and as the 2008 election drew nearer, and it looked more and more like a Democrat would win the presidency, the economy faltered even more.

    And keep in mind, Bush had nothing to do with the budgets after 2007. The budget for FY 2007 was already written by Republicans, signed by Bush and REDUCED the deficit, and Democrat’s first budget, for FY 2008 immediately tripled the budget to more than anything Republicans ever spent at the height of the wars, 9/11 and Katrina response, and Democrats HELD it so that Bush could not veto it, and Obama could sign it.

    Their second budget quadrupled their first record breaking budget.

    The financial crisis happened as a result of the recession, when all those bad loans that Democrats forced banks to make to bad credit risks defaulted and became the “toxic” in the phrase “toxic assets”.

    Republicans and Bush were growing the economy, paying down the deficit, and TRIED over 25 times to reform Fannie and Freddie.

    You ask Democrats what Bush did to cause the recession, and they say either tax cuts, which is of course patently ridiculous, or derergulation. But of course Bush didnt deregulate anything. The deregulation they are talking about was done by Clinton.

    I am still waiting, and I would honestly LOVE to hear what policy of Bush’s is responsible for the recession, because that’s just not the way it happened.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 7, 2010 @ 6:31 am - August 7, 2010

  5. She’s full of crap. Only 5.5% of government employees have lost jobs since the recession began, compared with, for example, 31% of workers in construction. Her bailouts have repeatedly shielded the Mandarin Class from the downsizing Government so desperately needs.

    Comment by V the K — August 7, 2010 @ 9:49 am - August 7, 2010

  6. When the Republicans win back the House and the recession ends, will Ms. Pelosi have the humilty to say, ¨we screwed up?¨

    Comment by Roberto — August 7, 2010 @ 10:58 am - August 7, 2010

  7. When the Republicans win back the House, Obama will blame a slow recovery or no recovery on them. If the recession ends, the Republicans will be blamed for taking the energy out of it.

    But, there is no quick economic fix to the avalanche of deficits Obama unleashed or the skyrocketing unfunded entitlement liabilities. The Democrats have sown the seeds of socialism wide and deep. Socialism and joblessness and meagre economic growth are all part and parcel of the same thing.

    Comment by heliotrope — August 7, 2010 @ 11:36 am - August 7, 2010

  8. When the Republicans win back the House and the recession ends, will Ms. Pelosi have the humilty to say, ¨we screwed up?¨

    Good one. The progressive left is devoid of humility.

    Comment by V the K — August 7, 2010 @ 11:42 am - August 7, 2010

  9. I’m getting bloody sick and tired of hearing about ” teachers, police officers, firefighters, and nurses”.

    First off, most nurses are still employed in the private sector (acknowledging the vast amounts of public money that goes into the health sector).

    But, really, why are gubmint workers immune from economic conditions? When was it decided that we labor to support our very own Mandarin class?

    What’s wrong with cutting school budgets? I suspect only about half of school employees are actually working in the classroom. And, at least where I live, we seem to have more than enough police seeing as how they’ve nothing better to do than set speed traps at the bottoms of long hills and dispatch numerous units, “code 1″, to fender-benders on the side of the road.

    And the fire station down the road seems to go days at a time without a call while the firemen have BBQs and play basketball.

    (Note: I respect the jobs that police and fire people do… but there are a lot of folks in the private sector performing jobs just as vital and we don’t weep for them non-stop.)

    The public sector and its “clients” have been slowly strangling the golden goose for decades and now that the goose is starting to turn cyanotic, they’re angry that the poor beast is starting to struggle to breathe.

    Just how much money do the schools suck into their gaping maws:

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/articles/end-them-don’t-mend-them

    Comment by SoCalRobert — August 7, 2010 @ 12:12 pm - August 7, 2010

  10. But, really, why are gubmint workers immune from economic conditions?

    One word: Unions.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 7, 2010 @ 2:56 pm - August 7, 2010

  11. EXCUSE ME?! Is Ms. Pelosi high? Government workers are NOT feeling the worst of the recession. My sister-in-law works at a public school and not a single teacher has been let go in the past two years. Yet in my industry (marketing) and in the same time span almost everyone I know has been let go or had their hours cut and there are no new jobs! I’m tired of paying for teacher’s early retirements and HUGE pensions when I don’t have the means anymore to plan for or pay for my own! In fact it’s always been an unfair arrangement. Clearly the current administration has nothing but contempt for the private sector and considers us little more than cattle. We’ve become a two class system simply consisting of tax payers and tax TAKERS. Go jump off a cliff Pelosi!

    Comment by Dave — August 7, 2010 @ 3:21 pm - August 7, 2010

  12. When the Republicans win back the House and the recession ends, will Ms. Pelosi have the humilty to say, ¨we screwed up?¨

    Are you kidding??? Obama will take all the credit and the press will give it to him the way Clinton got credit for balancing the budget when he vetoed it at first and Republicans had to drag him kicking and screaming to it.

    Comment by American Elephant — August 7, 2010 @ 5:30 pm - August 7, 2010

  13. “After years of historic deficits, this new Congress will commit itself to a higher standard: pay as you go, no new deficit spending. Our new America will provide unlimited opportunity for future generations, not burden them with mountains of debt.”

    – Nancy Pelosi

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 8, 2010 @ 5:27 am - August 8, 2010

  14. Trying to blame President Bush for the Obama-Reid-Pelosi Recession is parody. The Democrats have controlled the purse strings since the 2006 midterms; now with Obama as POTUS, most people realize Democrats control the Executive & both Legislative Houses of Congress. A correction is going to be made to hold the Marxist Obama in check due to the Democrats gross abuse of their powers over the last 19 months. The political shockwave is coming.

    Any Democrat in denial of the political shockwave will be made all the more sweet when the Dems blame–dumb Americans–for electing Republicans & flush out the Democrats.

    Comment by Sebastian Shaw — August 8, 2010 @ 11:07 am - August 8, 2010

  15. Or the Bush-Pelosi-Reid recession as we might say here in Nevada. I think we ought to start comparing the so-called Bush deficits (which run from fiscal 2001 through fiscal 2007) with the Reid and Pelosi deficits (which begin in fiscal 2008). The enormity of the Reid and Pelosi deficits dwarfs the previous years.

    Comment by Kurt — August 8, 2010 @ 1:43 pm - August 8, 2010

  16. I’m just not sure how $162 Billion is a “historic deficit”. Historically low, maybe. Even more stunning is to bitch about that “historic deficit” and then inflate it to $2 Trillion is staggering.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — August 8, 2010 @ 4:07 pm - August 8, 2010

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