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  • fraud_z_buster fraud_z_buster Jan 30, 2013 10:40 PM Flag

    Does America have a Spending Problem?

    Progressives say American doesn't have a spending problem. If they are TRUTHFUL, which I doubt, why then do we need to raise the DEBT ceiling? Four years ago America's debt was about $10.2 TRILLION. As at the time of this post, the US DEBT is $16, 491, 062,...,... TRILLION and counting.

    Do the math, it looks like spending problem to me. Please tell me it ain't so.

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    • NO!!! America do not have spending problem. America have problem of taking others people money. Who give a damm on how much America want to spend but don't take money away from us people. That's the whole truth!!!

    • Re: "Progressives say American doesn't have a spending problem. If they are TRUTHFUL, which I doubt, why then do we need to raise the DEBT ceiling? Four years ago America's debt was about $10.2 TRILLION. As at the time of this post, the US DEBT is $16, 491, 062,...,... TRILLION and counting. Do the math, it looks like spending problem to me. Please tell me it ain't so."

      fraudleyz, it aint so.

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      KRUGMAN: YES, WE HAVE TO FIX THE DEFICIT EVENTUALLY–BUT NOT NOW

      By Henry Blodget | Daily Ticker – Tue, Jan 29, 2013

      Nobel Prize-winning economist Paul Krugman has argued clearly and consistently over the past five years that U.S. government spending is critical to our economic recovery and that cutting spending now to reduce the deficit would be a disastrous mistake.

      For taking this position, Krugman has been castigated by those who blame the depression on fiscal irresponsibility and runaway government spending. The way to fix the economy, those folks argue, is to immediately slash government spending, reduce the deficit, and restore "confidence" among the country's business leaders.

      In the early years of the recovery, there was widespread support for the latter view. But in the past few years, as countries like the UK and Greece have tried the "austerity" remedy, it has become clear that this only compounds the problem. By reducing government spending, country's reduce employment and GDP. And by reducing employment and GDP, they also reduce tax revenue, which increases the deficit. So they have to cut more spending. And so on.

      Meanwhile, the outcome that such "deficit hawks" keep worrying about--skyrocketing interest rates as our creditors conclude that our spending is out of control--has yet to materialize. We continue to be able to borrow at extraordinarily low rates of interest. And our government spending, though considerably higher than our government tax revenue (thus the budget deficit), is still relatively low as a percent of GDP when compared to that of other developed countries.

      Importantly, Paul Krugman does not think we can ignore our budget deficit forever. He agrees that the so-called "entitlement" programs--especially Medicare and Medicaid--are on a growth path that will eventually cause serious problems if they are left unaddressed.

      But serious problems in the future are not serious problems today. And Krugman thinks that now would be a disastrous time to slash spending to fix a problem that is not yet really a problem.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • with today's economic report we might be headed for another recession. you gotta love this administration. who will they blame now. going on five years of unemployment above 7.5%. really remarkable. ON THE JUST TRAINING LMAO

      • 1 Reply to suretowin
      • They are already blaming Congress. Congress is also responsible for "manufacturing" crises...like passing Obamacare on Christmas eve with more than 2 feet of snow on the ground. Not to mention that the US Senate under the dems have not offered or passed a budget in FOUR YEARS!...but this is also the fault of "congress".

        Thank goodness, there are still patriotic Americans who are not delusional and are HONEST, unlike the lying decepticons of the left....bwahahahahaha.

 
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