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Conservatives Aghast as hypocritical GOP announces at least NINE Trillion in Deficit Spending

Original post made by Conservative Principles, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights, on Jan 4, 2017

2009 deficit actual = $1,413 billion
2015 deficit actual = $438 billion

GOP deficits for next ten years skyrocket to ONE TRILLION a year, NINE TRILLION added on to national debt.

GOP deficit by year
2017: $582 billion
2018: $541 billion
2019: $673 billion
2020: $728 billion
2021: $785 billion
2022: $897 billion
2023: $892 billion
2024: $863 billion
2025: $946 billion
2026: $1,008 billion

Note: these are the announced deficits, ie.. optimistic, pie-in-the-sky, best case deficits; we know what will happen to those fantasies.

Conservative Washington Examiner today:
"The House Budget Committee released a budget resolution on Tuesday that envisions a $29 trillion national debt by fiscal year 2026, a $9 trillion increase over the next decade."

GOP House Budget Resolution from yesterday - Web Link

Where is the conservative party of balanced budgets? Didn't Trump rightfully abuse Obama for ten trillion in debt in the aftermath of the Great Recession? Didn't Trump tell us he would reduce the debt? That we would win so much we would get tired of winning?

Just months ago, the GOP told us they would balance the budget in 2026. Quote: " The former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Admiral Mike Mullen calls our debt “the most significant threat to our national security.” "

See page 3 in "A Balanced Budget for a Stronger America" House Budget Committee, March 2016 Web Link

As soon as they take power, they go from a balanced budget in ten years to Nine Trillion in additional debt.

Question for you: now, knowing we have them going from balanced budget to at least Nine Trillion in just their first day of power, who shall now wear the label of “the most significant threat to our national security” ?

Comments (10)

Posted by Conservative Principles
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 5, 2017 at 9:35 am

- update -

One GOP senator is willing to stand by his principles and vote against this budget resolution that blows up the deficit against all conservative values - Rand Paul. Credit where due in his fight to save our country.

What of the other senators that have professed they seek a balanced budget, many of them while on presidential campaign trails - Cruz, Rubio, Graham, etc..?


Where do you stand, Menlo?

Posted by Arabian Elbow
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm

We live in interesting times....

As a liberal, I find myself rooting for Rand Paul to hold the line on deficits.

Rooting for Lindsey Graham to fight Russian aggressions against the US.

Even cheered Krautammer the other day as he told some Fox talking heads they were crazy on a Trump series of tweets/lies.

Interesting times, indeed.

Posted by Fred from Pomona
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 6, 2017 at 5:53 pm

Last time the Republicans had all the branches, they gave away tax cuts to billionaires and spent like drunken sailors.

Doubled the national debt - took the Clinton surpluses and Bush left with a trillion dollar deficit.

Same ol same ol....

Posted by Conservative Principles
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 8, 2017 at 4:50 pm

>>Interesting times, indeed.

As soon as one party takes complete control, they go from a "must have a balanced budget" to Nine Trillion in additional debt.

America will be best served if one side of congress goes to an opposition party.

Posted by voter
a resident of Atherton: Lloyden Park
on Jan 8, 2017 at 5:52 pm

It's OK as long as the money lines the pockets of the 1%.

Posted by Conservative Principles
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:10 am

While snickering about all things Trump being golden, the senate GOP just held a vote at 1:30am this morning approving massive deficits for as far as the eye can see.

Laugh on, America.

The party that claimed to support balanced budgets just spit in your eye while grabbing your wallet, and the wallets of your grandchildren.

Posted by Arabian Elbow
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Jan 13, 2017 at 4:31 pm

I find the "balance the budget" crowd to be the biggest hypocrites. All that talk and not once have they ever walked the walk when they have power.

Posted by Bar b
a resident of Atherton: other
on Jan 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm


Posted by Conservative Principles
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 17, 2017 at 2:58 pm

Maybe America IS paying attention - Trump is now polling as the least popular transition ever.

Debt as far as the eyes can see- and this from the so-called Party of Balanced Budgets. Maybe Americans are waking up to the disaster that is Trump and Paul Ryan!

Posted by Sfoft
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on Jan 17, 2017 at 7:24 pm

Debt hypocrites.

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