Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite

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They New York Times won a couple of Pulitzers for their reporting saying that Trump had colluded with Russia but nary a word about that in the press when that reporting were proven wrong.
From cable news to the floor of the Senate, the Russia story is still stated as definitive fact. It is now a core belief for the cult of the left.
 

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With the Clinton book, he admitted mistakes and corrected them...in turn the Clinton Foundation admitted mistakes and changed their rules as well.
I didn’t read that one so I can’t comment. Schweizer has proven he’ll go after both sides of the aisle so to claim he is a partisan hack with the credibility of te is a lazy and uniformed or misinformed claim.
 

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I didn’t read that one so I can’t comment. Schweizer has proven he’ll go after both sides of the aisle so to claim he is a partisan hack with the credibility of te is a lazy and uniformed or misinformed claim.
Agree, the only book of his that I have read was The Next War, which he wrote with Cap Weinberger...interesting book at the time.
 

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If the next Profiles in Corruption book is called "Abuse of Power by America's Conservative Elite," I'll likely read both.
 

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National Debt Increased by $3 Trillion Under Trump Presidency.
Yes it sucks, an epic failure. And yet every single Democrat is running on increasing spending even more than the unsustainable levels they're at now.

So even on something Trump has failed so miserably at, he's still the lesser of two evils. Seriously do you think before you post.
 
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I though that the giant Tax cut for big corporations and the most wealthy among us would fix things.
OH WELL just same old winger lies.
We get the government we deserve.
 

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I though that the giant Tax cut for big corporations and the most wealthy among us would fix things.
OH WELL just same old winger lies.
We get the government we deserve.
Well we are experiencing record tax revenues...the tax cuts worked exactly like they were supposed to, just as JFK predicted so many years ago. The problem, as it has always been, is spending. Which is why it's insanity to vote for more of it.
 
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I though that the giant Tax cut for big corporations and the most wealthy among us would fix things.
OH WELL just same old winger lies.
We get the government we deserve.
That's a weird insult.
Do you mean "right-winger", as though you were not simply regurgitating the "left-winger" perspective? These wingers huh?

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Well we are experiencing record tax revenues...the tax cuts worked exactly like they were supposed to, just as JFK predicted so many years ago. The problem, as it has always been, is spending. Which is why it's insanity to vote for more of it.
It appears over the past 5 years or so GDP and government expenditures have been steadily increasing while tax revenues have flattened and not kept up. Also, note that in the past when the government expenditures have tightened with respect to GDP it has been in times of recession. Yet, despite having a gangbuster economy during the Trump presidency government expenditures are increasing faster than GDP. At current trending, it will cross, recession or not. (different graph scales).
As you can see, that fiscal irresponsibility has never happened in non-recession times in the past under a D or R. In the past with good economic times, GDP generally outpaced spending.

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It appears over the past 5 years or so GDP and government expenditures have been steadily increasing while tax revenues have flattened and not kept up. Also, note that in the past when the government expenditures have tightened with respect to GDP it has been in times of recession. Yet, despite having a gangbuster economy during the Trump presidency government expenditures are increasing faster than GDP. At current trending, it will cross, recession or not. (different graph scales).
As you can see, that fiscal irresponsibility has never happened in non-recession times in the past under a D or R. In the past with good economic times, GDP generally outpaced spending.

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You know what pisses me off about that graph? It’s not one party, it’s both. It’s been going on so long that people have been divided claiming their side is more righteous, when clearly they both righteously suck.
 

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It appears over the past 5 years or so GDP and government expenditures have been steadily increasing while tax revenues have flattened and not kept up. Also, note that in the past when the government expenditures have tightened with respect to GDP it has been in times of recession. Yet, despite having a gangbuster economy during the Trump presidency government expenditures are increasing faster than GDP. At current trending, it will cross, recession or not. (different graph scales).
As you can see, that fiscal irresponsibility has never happened in non-recession times in the past under a D or R. In the past with good economic times, GDP generally outpaced spending.

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Like I said, spending is the problem.
 

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Like I said, spending is the problem.
Yes, the graph agrees with that but also shows that the Trump presidency has created an issue never before seen, flat tax revenues and increasing government expenditures during an economic boom. No tax and spend liberal has even done that.
 

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Yes, the graph agrees with that but also shows that the Trump presidency has created an issue never before seen, flat tax revenues and increasing government expenditures during an economic boom. No tax and spend liberal has even done that.
Makes me furious with the Congress especially when the republicans had control of it.
 

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It appears over the past 5 years or so GDP and government expenditures have been steadily increasing while tax revenues have flattened and not kept up. Also, note that in the past when the government expenditures have tightened with respect to GDP it has been in times of recession. Yet, despite having a gangbuster economy during the Trump presidency government expenditures are increasing faster than GDP. At current trending, it will cross, recession or not. (different graph scales).
As you can see, that fiscal irresponsibility has never happened in non-recession times in the past under a D or R. In the past with good economic times, GDP generally outpaced spending.

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Help me out with your chart @steross, it shows fed revenue at $2T...OMB says FY 2019 fed revenue is $3.46T and estimates FY 2020 fed revenue at $3.64T.
 

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Like I said, spending is the problem.
Spending isn't 'per se' the problem, fixed / mandatory spending is the problem, since roughly 1990 even allowing for an increase during and then peaking under gbj's term (thank you george for the EESA of 08) discretionary spending is on the decline. If mandatory spending isn't controlled no amount of budget manipulation is going to change anything and you cannot tax your way out of it either.