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Monday, November 10, 2014

There was a time not so long ago when Americans, regardless of their political stripes, rallied 'round their president. Once elected, the man who won the White House was no longer viewed as a Republican or Democrat, but the president of the United States. The oath of office was taken, the wagons were circled around the country's borders, and it was America versus the rest of the world, with the president of all the people at the helm.

Suddenly president Barack Obama, with the potential to become an exceptional president, has become the glaring exception to that unwritten, patriotic rule.


It is funny how short of a memory people have about taxes and how they buy into things the party they associate with just puts out without investigating it. In all honesty, some of the most prosperous years for the US and citizens overall were under some of our highest tax rates.

The CBO can only predict based on what it knows. As laws change daily that impacts anything coming out of the CBO and usually by the time something is published the assumptions and numbers have already changed because of changes in laws if nothing else. That leads to the inaccuracy issues as much as anything. This fuzzy math the 'GOP' is purposing scares me in all honesty. For example last fall listening to top well respected economists we were supposed to be in a slight recession most of this year because of the impact of Obamacare. Well in fact just the opposite has happened.

This may be off topic, but I think it relates. I have to ask people about the price of oil today. Leading up to the election I can't tell you how many right wing news outlets and tea hadists I know were spouting off about the price was falling because Obama wanted it to. It was all a plot so the Dems could win seats and how post election the prices would jump. Seems like every bonehead I know swallowed that hook, line and sinker. Well, prices are still falling... There was no evidence of US Government actions that would have caused the price to drop then or now. There was plenty of global economic data driving it then and now though.

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