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10 Lessons for Tea Baggers:

Discussion in 'American Politics' started by JoyJuice, Sep 15, 2009.

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  1. JoyJuice

    JoyJuice Senior Veteran

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    1. President Obama Cut Your Taxes
    2. The Stimulus is Working
    3. First Ronald Reagan Tripled the National Debt...
    4. ...Then George W. Bush Doubled It Again
    5. Republican States Have the Worst Health Care
    6. Medicare is a Government Program
    7. Barack Obama is Not a Muslim
    8. Barack Obama was Born in the United States
    9. 70,000 Does Not Equal 2,000,000
    10. The Economy Almost Always Does Better Under Democrats
    11. Spam email and talk radio is a short sighted source for hysteria.
     
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  2. oldbetang

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    LOL! Plenty of <staff edit> in there. Starting with the title. Teabagger is a derogatory term. 70,000 does not equal 2,000,000, that's true. But it doesn't equal a million either. Which is pretty close to what the real number was. 6, 7 and 8 are the only accurate ones. 3 out of 11. That's outstanding for a liberal.
     
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  3. kermit

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    #4 is 100&#37; accurate. 3# is a bit off, it was Reagan and Bush(41) combined that tripled the national debt.

    If you support the Tea Party movement remember that 40% of your tax dollars go to pay the interest on the debt accrued by 3 Republican presidents.

    #9 is at least partially true. While I can't confirm that the number of the 912 crowd was 70k the objective evidence puts it at no more than 500k.

    The others I don't know enough to support or refute. Admittedly some are a matter of perspective.
     
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  4. nvxplorer

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    DC police said 60-75,000. Bill O'Reilly said 75,000. No credible source has said 1,000,000.
     
  5. Loudmouth

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    #1 is 90&#37; true in that Obama cut income taxes for 90% of taxpayers.
     
  6. oldbetang

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    Nope. The National debt did not double under George W. Bush.

    Interesting. All debt is accrued by the Executive branch? What is the role of the legislative branch again? Also, what % of tax dollars go to pay the interest on the debt accrued by Clinton and Obama?
     
  7. oldbetang

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    There has been no official count. That includes from the DC police. There have been some attempts to come up with numbers based on fairly objective approaches.

    How Big Was the Crowd?

    Conclusion: probably well more than 850,000 in the crowd.

    According to USAToday's Crowd-Size Estimator (Over a million.)
     
  8. sinner/SAVED

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  9. JoyJuice

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    LOL, given their civility, calling them teabaggers is a step up in status.

    No reliable source is making any claim of a million.

    They are all accurate.
     
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  10. sinner/SAVED

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  11. pgp_protector

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    But I saw it on a blog that is was 2 Million, it must be true, they even had pictures. ;)
     
  12. oldbetang

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  13. sinner/SAVED

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    Yeah I saw one that had pictures of Farakhan's Million Man March trying to say it was the 9/12 whinyfit.

    Slightly different demographic there.
     
  14. JustOneWay

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    lol

    whats a few hundred billion when we are talking about a trillion!!!!!!

    :doh:

    it went up A LOT under Bush....nuff said
     
  15. oldbetang

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    With emphasis on "UNOFFICIAL". The DC police would not be the go to source for a crowd estimate anyway.
     
  16. kermit

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  17. oldbetang

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    Actually, you need more than a trillion to add up to a doubling of the debt under Bush.
     
  18. oldbetang

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    I think that an increase of 85% does not equal to a doubling, yes.
     
  19. Saving Hawaii

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    So Bush ballooned the debt by 89%...

    Hooray I guess? Hooray?
     
  20. oldbetang

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    No, he did not.
     
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