2011
03.22

Taxes  Shmackes:

C.W Hardin you are my sworn enemy, you beat me in badminton in the 2005 Nashville Mixed Doubles badminton extravaganza I will use every post I write to regain a little bit of the masculinity that you took from me that day.  I’ve been drinking bull hormones and I demand that you give me a rematch.

Mr. Hardin posted some insane article about a disgruntled conservative, but he should have thought about being a disgruntled conservative when his fair haired child doubled the national debt.  How “conservative” is that?  Well I guess he was anti- abortion, anti-gay marriage, and xenophobic so that’s “conservative” enough, right?  I think the conservative movement is destroying America, and you need to think a little deeper about shit if you want to help fix America.

These Tea party protesters drive me nuts, they’re so confident in their position that the government is trying to take a away their liberty by taxing them because they don’t like the current president for some reason.  I won’t offer any conjecture on why they don’t like the president I think Maureen Dowd nailed it, but this is not the BLOG for that.  For all the anger of the tea party movement, they lack and sense of an actual ideology.  They’re anti government and want to lower taxes, which sounds an awful lot like the ideology of George W. Bush.  I know the Tea Party people like to think that they’re some special sort of political party that is in some way different from the Republicans, but from what you hear on the Glen Beck show there’s really not a policy difference.

The deficit seems to be a major sticking point for them, so if they espouse the same policy decisions as George W. Bush and you are upset about the national debt what are your chances of getting a smaller debt and being happy?  Well, if you look at the facts, not too good:

Take a look at the National Debt figures under Bush, from Treasury Direct (http://www.treasurydirect.gov/govt/reports/pd/histdebt/histdebt_histo5.htm)

Date Dollar Amount
09/30/2009 11,909,829,003,511.75
09/30/2008 10,024,724,896,912.49
09/30/2007 9,007,653,372,262.48
09/30/2006 8,506,973,899,215.23
09/30/2005 7,932,709,661,723.50
09/30/2004 7,379,052,696,330.32
09/30/2003 6,783,231,062,743.62
09/30/2002 6,228,235,965,597.16
09/30/2001 5,807,463,412,200.06
09/30/2000 5,674,178,209,886.86

So from 5 Trillion to 10 trillion, the looks a lot like it doubled under Bush, but actually it’s a little bit more than doubling.  Now Obama wants to add 10% to that and he’s got a movement of idiots on his tail.  Where were these people in 2003 before we went into Iraq to look for non-existant WMDs and spend a bunch of coin?  So if you’re so concerned about the national debt, why govern like someone who just doubled the debt?  That’s not logical to me but maybe I’m missing something.

Now let’s look at government spending during the first great depression:

http://zfacts.com/p/1195.html

So Bush spent a bunch of money on bullshit, let’s say CDs, clothes and jet skis, while Obama is trying to spend some money to get us out of a depression which is more like paying for college, so why all the populist rage?