Quote Capital:You won't do it because, as said countless times: you're too godamn lazy. If you CARED about getting to the truth, you'd do it. As for the rate of spending, you've repeatedly made this claim. I don't you recall posting the evidence. Have you explained why a 5 year sample is better than a 2, 4, 10? Have you explained why of all the numbers you chose to get your Magic Number... why on, off, or total budget spending is a better yardstick? I've asked for this now 3-4 times. I may have missed your reply.Quote Pierpont:
Which brings us AGAIN back to whether those GOP spending cuts mattered compared in increasing revenue…and if so, by how much… SOMETHING YOU STILL HAVE NOT DEMONSTRATED. But that means going through those old CBO reports from the 90's and as we know… you're too goddamn lazy to bother. Empty claims suit you better.
Why would I have to go through the CBO to show the Rate of Spending was at its lowest in 60 years?
If you choose to believe that Revenue is independent of Expenditures. That is you cross to bear. I have repeatedly showed you that Expenditures grew at the lowest rate during the GOP House with is the direct result of the Near Surplus Federal budget.Back to the old Orwellian One Variable theory of Budgets?
The rate of revenue was nothing special, what was special and Notable was the Expenditures of Congress.
I know your Orwellian Right view of budgets requires you to dismiss revenues and credit the Surplus to spending cuts. YET YOU STILL HAVEN'T SHOW PROOF THOSE SPENDING CUTS WERE ENOUGH TO MATTER. All you have are your typical empty assertions and a Magic Number that explains nothing. You've probably written 50 posts on this topic AND YOU STILL HAVEN'T SHOWN PROOF ANYTHING YOU SAY IS TRUE OR RELEVANT. As for the rate of revenue growth CONTEXT MATTERS!!! Even fantastic revenue growth does little if there's too big of a hole to dig out of. In Clinton's case the disastrous effects of Reagan ERTA tax cuts were being reversed starting the very next year with two tax hikes then, and another in 83. There was a big tax hike in 1990 and another in 93. It took all that work AND a decent economy to get to a surplus… and the first thing the GOP under Newt AND Bush is try to sabotage that surplus instead of pay down debt.
And you're being more disingenuous that usual. If in just about every post on the topic you credit cuts in spending as eliminating the deficit... and maybe ONCE mention REVENUE, then don't blame me for your inability to explain what is obviously demented thinking.
Underlying all your Orwellian Right budget bullsh*t is the assumption that no matter what the deficit or debt, the Right can pass all the irresponsible tax cuts it wants… and the ONLY response must be to cut spending. The GOP's irresponsibility must never be reversed. Even now… with ALL the excuses made for having 2001 tax cut long gone… and with 10 TRILLION more in debt… you NEVER see any GOPer talk a SANE response: that the tax cuts WERE A MISTAKE TO BEGIN WITH. The GOP has taken common sense off the table and is sabotaging the collective IQ of the nation. You're a perfect example.