'Get serious'? Seriously?

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Let's start at the beginning: Government does not produce wealth. It only takes from others.

So, if job growth is primarily in the government sector -- which it has been lately -- that's only adding to future debt. Future taxpayers will have to work that much harder to support all those government workers.

Thus, President Obama's entire economic approach, put into use in his massive $787 billion "stimulus" plan, hurt the country in two ways: It not only put America another $787 billion into debt, but it also sank money into furthering government jobs at every level, jobs that, again, future taxpayers will have to support.

For Mr. Obama to now say that we must "get serious" about reducing debt is beyond disingenuous. No president ever added more of it.

Indeed, the federal budget deficit for the year that ended Sept. 30 was $1.42 trillion -- three times the prior year's deficit. That means the government spent $1.42 trillion more than it took in, in just one year.

And the Obama administration admits that yearly deficits will total another $9 trillion in the next decade unless something is done.

Meanwhile, Obama and the Democrats have proposed a $1 trillion expenditure on health-care reform. And their proposed "cap and trade" limits on greenhouse gas emissions will most likely take the legs out from under any feeble recovery that's under way -- meaning weaker revenues to the government and even higher debt totals.

"Get serious" about debt, Mr. President? All evidence to the contrary.

The president's approach has been the precise opposite of what was needed. Instead of reducing taxes and cutting government and stimulating the private sector, the president's "stimulus" plan was about stimulating government spending -- which, as we all know from above, is accomplished by taking money out of the private sector.

"Nearly three quarters of the jobs Georgia officials say were created or saved through federal stimulus spending in the state are in state or local governments or public school systems," reports The Atlanta Journal-Constitution .

Again, that only adds to the burden of government debt in the long run.

Get serious? Get serious! If this administration were serious about debt reduction, it wouldn't continue adding to it.

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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 02:13 am
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What a really mean editorial.

What a really mean editorial. A good Dem would never reveal that all of the jobs saved and created were paid for by borrowed money that the taxpayer will have to pay back. Nor would they reveal that these jobs will have to be paid for by state tax budgets in the near future....or just ended. Obviously, this racist editorial is just shining light on the current president because of his skin color. I'll sure be glad when the "fairness doctrine" is reinstated. Won't you. Yes We Can!! SIEG HEIL (Chavez loves you, Barry)

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robbie1 11/09/09 - 02:14 am
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Many folks these days are

Many folks these days are finding themselves in trouble finacially because they maxed their credit cards and bought a house with, hinky financing, they could not really afford. Most everyone agrees that this is not the way to be finaicially responsible. This question goes to this admin or the previous. Why are the rules of financial responsibility for government different from everyone else?

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 02:24 am
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I agree but they are

I agree but they are hypocrites. Whe Bush and the Reichpublicans were on a spending spree like 'drunken sailors' they didn't say too much. Now all of the sudden we 'must' become good stewards' of the public monies? Hypocrites. They are RIGHT but about five years too late.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 02:44 am
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You must not have been paying

You must not have been paying attention Brad Owens. The open borders and the unrestricted spending were often complained about during the Bush administration. CNN was busy blaming Bush for 9-11 and sending Katrina to New Orleans, so you may have missed it.

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robbie1 11/09/09 - 02:56 am
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Brad, you are correct, which

Brad, you are correct, which is why tthe Repubs are not in power. They thought conservatives could be fooled if they wrapped themselves in the flag and hid behind socially conservative issues. Some fell for it or held their noses. Many conservatives stayed home. Couldn't even hold our noses...

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omnomnom 11/09/09 - 03:31 am
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You know.. if them dag 'ol

You know.. if them dag 'ol "do-nothing" politicians would uh, stick to their stereotype.. the country would be way better off. On the flip side ACES staff, putting millions of taxpayer dollars into the hands of the rich (Morris) or throwing it blindly at blighted areas of the city (Laney-Walker) ain't gonna do much wealth creation either. I'm waiting for Julian Osbon to come on here and insult anyone who is against the TEE center in its current incarnation.

omnomnom
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omnomnom 11/09/09 - 03:33 am
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The TEE center! Augusta's own

The TEE center! Augusta's own stimulus package! Fortified with special interests! Just add bribery. Offer not valid in some areas.

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justus4 11/09/09 - 04:12 am
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The ACES is borderline
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The ACES is borderline "hating", distortion of the facts and intelligent Americans are seeing right through this kinda bunk. To keep printing the same ole tired lines, dictated by the far right fringe element of (R) is insulting and shallow thinking. NOBODY knows the true numbers of the nat'l debt, so stop trying to fabricate the numbers. Americans don't care because they borrowed from China for the Iraq war and the military budget is UNKNOWN! Why not spend some time trying to figure out how much money americans have spent on two wars? If U can't or never asked those hidden questions while ol' Geroge was around, what idiot believes that now U are "serious" about money being spent and US debts. Ha! Get a new line of BS...

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 04:47 am
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WP, I really don't remember

WP, I really don't remember the ACES printing a story EVERYDAY calling for George Bush's removal or saying that he was 'destroying' the country due to his spending choices. Please provide me some links or quotes and let me see where the ACES attacked Bush for his spending habits like they do Obama. You will not find them buddy, because they do NOT exisit.

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Riverman1 11/09/09 - 04:58 am
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Thinking people should have

Thinking people should have no doubt that the Democrats would have spent 10 dollars for every 1 Bush spent. When Bush tried to reel in the loans being made to risky home buyers, the Democrats whined. As far as today, no bank would loan the government money with its debt.

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Riverman1 11/09/09 - 05:06 am
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We simply have to realize

We simply have to realize that we are broke on every level of government. Augusta is now going after the seniors' homestead exemption it appears to finance the out of control local government. Somebody, somewhere has to stop the mad spending.

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 05:39 am
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RM1, that is not really the

RM1, that is not really the fair and balanced now is it? Budgets were set before Obama even took office so don't try to say Bush was frugal and just in the past 10 months we started this spending spree. That is not a truthful statement really, only partly. Now, they have screwed the pooch with this Healthcare Bill but the giveaways started well before he took office with the 'stimulus' bills bailing out Wall Street and all those banks owned by Bush's base, you know, "the haves and the have mores"

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HotFoot 11/09/09 - 05:59 am
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...This has been your daily

...This has been your daily anti-Obama screed. Hope you enjoyed it.

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Ga Values 11/09/09 - 06:02 am
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Our Junior Senator Johnny

Our Junior Senator Johnny RINO/SOCIALIST just wrote & voted for a Fraud filled $24,000,000,000.00 Housing give away. We can't do anything about Obama but we can fire Johnny the big spender next year. Neither party wants small government and a balanced budget.

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SayNoMore 11/09/09 - 06:03 am
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Brad, you should have paid

Brad, you should have paid more attention to the readers' comments and "right wing hate radio" during the Bush administration, especially when he had a house and senate majority. There was much consternation expressed by conservatives at his unwillingness to man-up against the ill-conceived socialist spending programs such as "No Child Left Behind" and the "Drug Bill" not to mention the stimulus/bail out whopper. We were not happy then, we are not happy now.

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jamesj 11/09/09 - 06:08 am
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If this country was a

If this country was a business we would have to lock the doors and close it down.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 06:11 am
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Brad Owens, the AC didn't

Brad Owens, the AC didn't need to print anti-Bush comments every day because the left wing press was busy doing it many times a day. (Unlike with Obama where the left wing press either ignores his actions or "filters" them (read "covers up with lies") The current ACES is moderate compared to the previous one. Do you really feel the mad Marxist in office compares with Bush?

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 06:12 am
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SayNoMore, I am not talking

SayNoMore, I am not talking about US or other news outlets. I am saying that editorials like this one rings hollow given their past support of the EXACT same type of spending from Bush and the Reichpublicans in Congress. I don't mind partisans, but I HATE hypocrites.

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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 06:15 am
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So Brad, if the ACES doesn't

So Brad, if the ACES doesn't print antiObama every day, they are endorsing him?

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ColdBeerBoiledPeanuts 11/09/09 - 06:20 am
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What rings hollow are Obama's

What rings hollow are Obama's words. He has spent more in his first year(actually less than that) than all other presidents combined.. His Healthcare will close businesses and cost jobs, cap and trade is going to be a major impact on your pocketbook. BO you may want to wake up from your slumber. This is not a dream!!

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nofanofobama 11/09/09 - 06:23 am
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ITS AMAZING you obviously did

ITS AMAZING you obviously did not listen to us when we complained that gw was spending to much. however gw never had a super majoriyt in the senate which means that the dims could have stopped it. in fact since 2006 he didnt have majorities in either house. so since congress passes spending bill its kinda of silly to just blame bush. but the big point is IF IT IS WRONG then why do you justify obama and congress spending trillions and blame gw for spending billions?? just because the current crop of politicians are more adept at excessive spending doesnt make it right. it is childish** like getting scolded for playing on the street and then saying johhny played on the freeway in justification for your actions. we need all new politicians we need far less govt and taxes period.

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 06:41 am
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nofanofobama, YOU are NOT the

nofanofobama, YOU are NOT the ACES. I was making a comparison to the type of support for the same type of behavior that these pages showed Bush despite his drunken sailor spending spree. They are being hypocrites on these issues now because Obama is a Democratic President.

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Rhetor 11/09/09 - 06:41 am
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This editorial is based on

This editorial is based on conservative ideology that is not derived from fact. The economy is improving, albeit slowly. Stock prices are way up from last year's lows and the housing market has not only bottomed out but is recovering in several key markets. Unemployment is still high but improvement will inevitably follow. The stimulus package is obviously working.

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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 06:43 am
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Brad, your stretched and

Brad, your stretched and convoluted reasoning is convoluted and not very reasonable.

WhippingPost
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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 06:45 am
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Rhetor, while your comment is

Rhetor, while your comment is based on government spiel, it's totally false, except for some fluctuations in the market.

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Brad Owens 11/09/09 - 06:52 am
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WP, Mt assertion is that the

WP, Mt assertion is that the ACES are hypocrites because they are one sided with their fake outrage at government spending. Based on what they print one would reasonably conclude that if a Republican overspends it is OK but if a Democratic one does it is bad? How is that a failure on my part to be 'resonable'?

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WhippingPost 11/09/09 - 06:57 am
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Because, Brad, the AC DID

Because, Brad, the AC DID comment on Bush's unrestricted spending. Just not every day. They comment more on Obama's because the government controlled press seldom does....Not the case when Bush was in office. (By the way, you DO know Bush is out of office, don't you?)

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nofanofobama 11/09/09 - 06:57 am
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rhetor you got to be kidding.

rhetor you got to be kidding. the only thing i could possibly agree with you is that the economy MAY BE GETTING BETTER. however their are economics cycles and there is no evidence that the so call stimulus bill worked. for one reason. its only about 1/3 spent 2nd. the majority has gone to obama favorites 3rd. part to unemployment benefits the only part i agree with. the problem with obamas economic plan is that is not a plan. the private sector creates the real jobs ie jobs that create real wealth and therfore creates more jobs. govt spending can create jobs but not wealth therfore there is no great economic impact. there is no a vast sum of money and credit out there if govt takes it then it hurts the private sector.

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CobaltGeorge 11/09/09 - 07:19 am
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A Fox news 9 minute cartoon

A Fox news 9 minute cartoon made in 1948. Lies to some, truth to others. http://nationaljuggernaut.blogspot.Com/2009/09/this-cartoon-seemed-far-f... -----Enjoy, my feelings for the day!

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philldinkens 11/09/09 - 07:34 am
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Vote them all out in 10 and

Vote them all out in 10 and 12. Revolt with a clean slate at the polls!

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