Friday, February 12, 2016

Government has a fifty five billion dollar surplus. Gee, thanks Obama!

You're welcome America.
Courtesy of Reuters:  

The U.S. government posted a $55 billion budget surplus in January, up from an $18 billion deficit in the same month a year ago, the Treasury Department said on Wednesday. 

Analysts polled by Reuters had expected a $45 billion surplus for last month. Treasury officials said the surplus was boosted by the highest receipts on record for the month of January.

You know it's just too bad President Obama's not a white guy, or else he would be getting all kinds of credit for saving out economy.

Oh, and there's this too.

The current fiscal year-to-date deficit stood at $160 billion, compared to a deficit of $194 billion at the same point last year.

Don't forget however that these are just facts, and conservatives refuse to believe in their existence.

44 comments:

  1. Anonymous4:12 AM

    President Obama will be on "Ellen" today. Can't wait!

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    1. Anonymous7:20 AM

      Obama's accomplishments are MIA in Bernie's campaign speeches. Why is that? Cornel West knows.

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  2. Anonymous4:16 AM

    OT ,.. Sarah said she will not go to New Hampshire, but will be with Trump in South Carolina. I cannot find any schedule for Donald having her? Do you find one?

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    1. Anonymous5:18 AM

      There's no way folks in NH would have tolerated her. If she does go to SC, it will be interesting to see if she's sent to upcountry or near the coast. They're culturally very different areas. I know what the ladies in Charleston would think...

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    2. Anonymous7:22 AM

      SarahPAC can only afford to fly $arah coach. She never change her clothes when in Iowa because she couldn't afford a hotel room. If Donald doesn't pay for her to come to SC, she will not be there.

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    3. Anonymous7:54 AM

      Trump has to be embarrassed by her. Who wouldn't?

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  3. Well you know it's only because "fiscal conservatives" held his feet to the fire. In their "minds."

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    1. Anonymous7:26 AM

      Bernie is not impressed, in nay case.

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  4. Facts matter little and the same for truth and reality.

    Liberalism by no means the driving force in this country and has lost much ground.

    Media is the reason and they are for the most part them we despise and responsible for the shift in this country to many more than not who hate the government.

    People want the stupid they really do.

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    1. Anonymous5:03 AM

      @ One Fly
      Liberalism has been a driving force in this country since before the creation of this country. Without liberalism we would still be owned by Great Britain.
      Personally I despise ignorance such as yours.

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    2. Anonymous5:11 AM

      People want the stupid they really do.
      ---------
      Oh the irony.

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    3. a. j. Billings6:11 AM

      @Fly- What shift are you talking about?

      The shift when Lincoln freed the slaves?
      When women FINALLY got the vote?

      When restaurants were finally integrated, and blacks, natives, jews, irish, and hispanics could eat a meal or get a hotel room with dignity?

      The shift in the 1960's when birth control pills were finally invented so women could control their destiny?

      In 1973 when women and girls could finally rid themselves of a pregnancy caused by a rapist?

      The shift that happened in the 1980's when women could finally get a mortgage without a husband's signature?

      The shift that is now happening to millions who are leaving religion and mythology behind, and coming out as athiests?

      What about Colorado finally opening up nature's medicine chest to Cannabis? That shift has resulted in hundreds of families MOVING to Colorado so their epiliptic children can get the medicine denied them by the bible thumpers.

      Freedom of the press is a guaranteed right to all US citizens, and in each case what you sneeringly refer to as media has fostered freedom, liberty, and educational information to the American people.

      Please educate yourself on the issues before bloviation of WND talking points

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    4. Anonymous8:58 AM

      One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest: Posting while under the influence shows your lack of education.

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  5. Anonymous4:57 AM

    One Fly -- ?? What is that word salad?

    (You don't happen to be Sarah, do you?)

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    1. I think somebody pulled a wing off of One Fly and now it just buzzes in circles.

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    2. Anonymous6:02 AM

      Strangely, One Fly seems to not be a conservative based on his profile. Maybe he'll come back and translate.

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    3. Balzafiar6:48 AM

      Is that really Sarah? It appears to be written in Disjointed Palinese.

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  6. ManxMamma5:14 AM

    I still can't believe we are going to lose this man's leadership in one year. I hope whoever replaces him takes a good look at the people who have worked with him and find comparable brain-power.

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    1. Anonymous7:29 AM

      Hillary worked with him.

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    2. Anonymous8:18 AM

      Hillary worked with Obama. Bernie suggested Obama be primaried in 2012. Bernie is not impressed with Obama.

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    3. Anonymous11:40 AM

      Who cares as to what Bernie thinks? Know I don't! Just look at what all President Obama has accomplished throughout this nearly completed two terms. He's a winner! Bernie is NOT!

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  7. Anonymous5:14 AM

    And under the "isn't it ironic?" file, last night, NBC News interviewed a volunteer working for the Cruz campaign. The man had quit his job in Ohio to canvass in SC. When asked by the reporter if he was worried about getting another job when the campaign was over, the man replied that, no, the economy in Ohio was pretty good & he could easily get another job. Does he even LISTEN to the crap Cruz says about how Obama has trashed the country?

    Yeah, thanks, Obama...

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  8. Anonymous5:18 AM

    4:57 AM

    Thank you for your quick reply to 4:41 AM. I read One Fly's comment several times, it didn't make sense but because I've got a headache this morning, I thought I might be having a stroke.

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  9. Anonymous5:39 AM

    If he could just find, the 6 billion HRC lost as SoS, we'd have a 61 billion dollar surplus!

    I wonder where the money went???

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    1. Anonymous6:40 AM

      Are you mentally retarded or just ignorant?

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    2. Anonymous7:31 AM


      5:39 is a typical Bernie supporter. They sound racist, ignorant, hateful, and sexist.

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    3. Anonymous6:05 PM

      yeah right, among her other duties as secretary of state, she was also handling the money!!! HA HA

      Maybe she spent it on free trips for Chelsea or had a tanning bed installed.

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    4. Anonymous4:44 AM

      I hear she burned the money while smoking a cigar and laughing. Then she helped Planned Parenthood convince teenage girls to get pregnant so PP couldn't convince the girls to get abortions so PP (and Hillary) could sell the baby parts.

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  10. Anonymous5:58 AM

    $55 billion surplus... Republicans will be demanding a tax cut!

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    1. Anonymous8:39 AM

      Either that or complaining that it isn't $60 billion.

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  11. Anonymous6:25 AM

    The republicans will NEVER acknowledge this achievement.
    But the question is .... Why aren't the Democrats screaming all of this from the roof tops. Where is Bernie's and Hillary's voice?
    Where is the DNC's voice? Where are the Democratic members of Congress' voices? where are the voices of the liberal media?
    If this feat had been accomplished by the republicans that's all we would be hearing minute by minute, day by day. Reagan did nothing yet the republicans have turned him into their god, and that only happened because they continue to praise him every minute.
    The Democrats have rarely come out to praise Obama over these past 7+ years even though the has accomplished so much. It's no wonder that people forget what he has accomplished since taking office.

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    1. Anonymous7:32 AM

      Bernie's only comments about Obama are in regard to his disappointment with Obama's leadership.

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    2. Anonymous4:41 AM

      That's a huge criticism to levy against a President, especially in regards to not being able to work with a group of people who swore they wouldn't working with you from day 1.

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  12. Anonymous11:37 AM

    Thank you, President Obama (and your Administration!) for doing such an outstanding job!

    You will go down in history as one of our best! (All in spite of the constant obstruction by Republicans!)

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  13. "Obama knows exactly what he's doing." - Marco Rubio

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  14. Anonymous2:21 PM

    I'm sure I'm confused and probably stupid as well, but I don't understand how we can have a surplus when we still have a deficit??

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  15. Anonymous3:37 PM

    Republicans Furious That Even Fox News Is Reporting How Low The Deficit Is Under Obama (VIDEO)

    Something extraordinary happened that is certain to have Republicans and Republican voters everywhere furious — Fox News just admitted that the United States deficit is at its lowest level since 2008. That’s right, since the last Republican was in office. You have to admit, this must have taken a lot of courage on the behalf of Fox News to admit something like this. It goes directly against their “bash President Obama for everything” policy.

    However, there it is, in bold print on FoxBusiness.com:

    “U.S. Budget Deficit Falls to Lowest Level Since August 2008”

    They even published this, which will make every Republican that follows Fox News as a religion and believe without question, do a double take:

    “The U.S. ran a budget surplus in January, dropping the annual deficit to its lowest level since August 2008, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

    The U.S. deficit fell to $405 billion over the 12-month period ended January, or around 2.2% of gross domestic product, boosted by a $55 billion surplus in January. The deficit figure was down from the year-earlier $495 billion, or 2.8% of GDP. “

    http://www.foxbusiness.com/markets/2016/02/10/u-s-budget-deficit-falls-to-lowest-level-since-august-2008.html

    http://www.addictinginfo.org/2016/02/12/republicans-furious-that-even-fox-news-is-reporting-how-low-the-deficit-is-under-obama-video/

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  16. Anita Winecooler4:16 PM

    It's called "Leading from Behind". Thank You, President Obama. Do you hear canned peaches in heavy syrup hitting the fridge in Wasilla????? Duck, Trig, Duck!!!!!

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  17. Anonymous6:02 PM

    Another reason to keep the Rethugs out of the White House. When Bill Clinton left a surplus, George W came in and spent it all. I would add on two illegal wars, but he put that on a "credit card".

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  18. Anonymous6:56 PM

    LOVED watching him on Ellen today, and LA called it an "Obamageddon" in the press because traffic was shut down to let him through. Boo HOO.

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  19. Anonymous9:11 PM

    Does anyone know where the money goes from the fines the big financial companies are paying that have been in the news recently related to the mortgage scandals? Do they go back to the government bottom line somehow? Probably not to the little guy who lost their home, though, huh?

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    1. Anonymous4:40 AM

      A quick search turned up this:

      http://www.cbsnews.com/news/millions-of-foreclosure-abuse-victims-to-get-checks/

      So, some of the money goes toward restitution, but not enough.

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  20. Anonymous4:12 PM

    Thanks, that was helpful. It looks like it all goes to programs (not government) but interestingly less to those foreclosed than to current homeowners.

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