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"The deficit is $16,000,000,000,000!"

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User Info: mystic belmont

mystic belmont
3 years ago#11
Didn't Cheney mentioned something about deficits not mattering.
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User Info: Superlnfinity45

Superlnfinity45
3 years ago#12
If I had a trillion dollars for every time I heard about this so-called massive debt... wait...
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User Info: AceVanquish

AceVanquish
3 years ago#13
I only ever heard Jon Stewart make this mistake.
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User Info: CountPopeula

CountPopeula
3 years ago#14
mystic belmont posted...
Didn't Cheney mentioned something about deficits not mattering.


Yeah, I think it had something to do with cutting taxes because of how bad paying off the national debt would be...
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User Info: Iamvegito

Iamvegito
3 years ago#15
John Maynard Keynes.
"A day will come when you think yourself safe and happy, and suddenly your joy will turn to ashes in your mouth, and you'll know the debt is paid."

User Info: Heineken14

Heineken14
3 years ago#16
From: AceVanquish | #013
I only ever heard Jon Stewart make this mistake.


No you haven't.
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yXvScootalooQwz
3 years ago#17
As if the difference would make it any less severe? LOL
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User Info: TheRealJiraiya

TheRealJiraiya
3 years ago#18
yXvScootalooQwz posted...
As if the difference would make it any less severe? LOL


Uh.. the difference is HUGE. If our deficit was that big our problems would be WAY, WAY worse
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User Info: cnekans

cnekans
3 years ago#19
yXvScootalooQwz posted...
As if the difference would make it any less severe? LOL


It's like you're not even trying anymore.

A $16 trillion deficit is a much more pressing problem than a $16 trillion debt.


Since deficit is yearly, and debt is cumulative.
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765351
3 years ago#20
it's f***ing semantics so who cares. you KNOW what they mean
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