SUBSCRIBE | NEWSLETTERS | MAPS | VIDEOS | BLOGS | MARKETPLACE | CONTESTS
TRY BACKPACKER FREE!
SUBSCRIBE NOW and get
2 Free Issues and 3 Free Gifts!
Full Name:
Address 1:
Address 2:
City:
State:
Zip Code:
Email: (required)
If I like it and decide to continue, I'll pay just $12.00, and receive a full one-year subscription (9 issues in all), a 73% savings off the newsstand price! If for any reason I decide not to continue, I'll write "cancel" on the invoice and owe nothing.
Your subscription includes 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Or click here to pay now and get 2 extra issues
Offer valid in US only.


» Welcome Guest
[ Log In :: Register ]

 

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]

reply to topic new topic new poll
Topic: Intelligent Policies Create Good Results< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
 Post Number: 1
wwwest Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 6717
Joined: Dec. 2002
PostIcon Posted on: May 09 2013, 5:25 pm  Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

In spite of the Party of NO, Obama is getting things done, and bringing the economy back on track to be able to have a balanced budget and start paying down the debt.

The Congressional Budget Office reported Tuesday that the federal budget deficit is declining this year compared to fiscal 2012.

For the first seven months of 2013, the deficit was $489 billion. That is $231 billion less than the budget shortfall for the comparable period last year.

The decrease is almost entirely due to revenue increases. Revenues rose $200 billion and spending decreased only $11 billion.








Individual income tax and social insurance payroll taxes are up 16 percent this year compared to last year.

In January, Congress and the White House agreed to allow income taxes on those making more than $400,000 per year to rise and to end a 2-percentage point payroll tax holiday for all workers.

That has contributed to $132 billion more in income taxes and $52 billion more in payroll tax revenue, CBO estimated.


http://thehill.com/blogs....decline


--------------
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

- John Kenneth Galbraith
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 2
double cabin Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 16647
Joined: Nov. 2005
PostIcon Posted on: May 09 2013, 5:35 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Commie.

--------------
We have nothing to fear but an industry of fear...and man skirts.

http://www.facebook.com/media/albums/?id=129511480442251
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 3
BillBab Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 5282
Joined: Sep. 2008
PostIcon Posted on: May 09 2013, 11:26 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Well duh....he let the payroll tax cuts expire

Really...people with no math skills deserve this president


--------------
"Asking liberals where wages and prices come from is like asking six-year-olds where babies come from."

Thomas Sowell
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 4
wwwest Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 6717
Joined: Dec. 2002
PostIcon Posted on: May 10 2013, 3:11 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Plus increased the income tax rate for the rich, plus cut spending.

All in spite of the Republicans doing their very best to prevent any of that.

Responsible, effective leadership.  Exactly why I voted for Obama.  Twice.


--------------
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

- John Kenneth Galbraith
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 5
bbobb169 Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 884
Joined: May 2009
PostIcon Posted on: May 10 2013, 8:08 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE


(wwwest @ May 09 2013, 3:25 pm)
QUOTE
The decrease is almost entirely due to revenue increases. Revenues rose $200 billion and spending decreased only $11 billion

This is the problem, no real effort to cut spending by the government..............  $11 billion is a token attempt, way more needs to be cut out of real pork and unnecessary programs.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 6
High_Sierra_Fan Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 43763
Joined: Aug. 2005
PostIcon Posted on: May 10 2013, 8:26 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE


(bbobb169 @ May 10 2013, 5:08 pm)
QUOTE

(wwwest @ May 09 2013, 3:25 pm)
QUOTE
The decrease is almost entirely due to revenue increases. Revenues rose $200 billion and spending decreased only $11 billion

This is the problem, no real effort to cut spending by the government.............. $11 billion is a token attempt, way more needs to be cut out of real pork and unnecessary programs.

Do you have a list?
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 7
wwwest Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 6717
Joined: Dec. 2002
PostIcon Posted on: May 10 2013, 10:39 pm Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

It is impossible to cut your way to prosperity.  Have to invest, get growth moving at a good rate, get taxes back to where they were in the 90's, and balance the budget.

You can grow out of the deficit, but you cannot cut your way out.  Go back and look at the 20s and 30s, the last time we went through this dance.


--------------
"The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness."

- John Kenneth Galbraith
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 8
Ecocentric Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 5211
Joined: Jun. 2009
PostIcon Posted on: May 13 2013, 12:22 am Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

If Obama had a cure for cancer, Republicans would rather die.

--------------
"Travel suggestions from strangers are like dancing lessons from God." -Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
 Post Number: 9
hbfa Search for posts by this member.

Avatar



Group: Members
Posts: 8300
Joined: Feb. 2002
PostIcon Posted on: May 13 2013, 1:56 am Skip to the previous post in this topic.  Ignore posts   QUOTE


(BillBab @ May 09 2013, 8:26 pm)
QUOTE
Well duh....he let the payroll tax cuts expire

Really...people with no math skills deserve this president

Your sour grapes are showing.
Offline
Top of Page Profile Contact Info 
8 replies since May 09 2013, 5:25 pm < Next Oldest | Next Newest >

[ Track This Topic :: Email This Topic :: Print this topic ]


 
reply to topic new topic new poll

» Quick Reply Intelligent Policies Create Good Results
iB Code Buttons
You are posting as:

Do you wish to enable your signature for this post?
Do you wish to enable emoticons for this post?
Track this topic
View All Emoticons
View iB Code



Get 2 FREE Trial Issues and 3 FREE GIFTS
Survival Skills 101 • Eat Better
The Best Trails in America
YES! Please send me my FREE trial issues of Backpacker
and my 3 FREE downloadable booklets.
Full Name:
City:
Address 1:
Zip Code:
State:
Address 2:
Email (required):
Free trial offer valid for US subscribers only. Canadian subscriptions | International subscriptions