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The Deficit is actually DECREASING during shutdown! Share this link!
US Debt Clock ^ | 10/3/2013 | self

Posted on 10/03/2013 9:12:43 AM PDT by DouglasKC

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To: butterdezillion

Exactly. They’re laid-off. Let them apply for unemployment.
And welcome to the party, pals!


51 posted on 10/03/2013 10:58:09 AM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: DouglasKC
What's cool is that during the shutdown federal spending is actually LESS then revenue...so the DEFICIT is decreasing by about $170,000,000 a day.

Maybe raising the debt ceiling will not be needed if the shutdown is kept going.

52 posted on 10/03/2013 11:28:40 AM PDT by Mike Darancette (The Presidency is broken.)
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To: the_boy_who_got_lost
Uh...what number is going down? I don’t see it.

US Federal Spending and the US Federal Deficit...you'll never see this except during this slimdown...

53 posted on 10/03/2013 12:05:06 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: DouglasKC
What's cool is that during the shutdown federal spending is actually LESS then revenue...so the DEFICIT is decreasing by about $170,000,000 a day.

Wonderful, at that rate it'll only take some 274 years to retire the current debt! Our great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great, great-grand children will be thrilled...

Now, about that interest...

Regards,
GtG

54 posted on 10/03/2013 1:16:29 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: DouglasKC

I clicked on the link. It’s still increasing.


55 posted on 10/03/2013 1:32:32 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: keats5
I clicked on the link. It’s still increasing.

No, it's not. You may be looking at the Federal Debt, which is increasing. But the Federal Budget Deficit and Federal Spending is decreasing.

56 posted on 10/03/2013 1:34:58 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers
Wholly cow! Sum won takes there grammar way to serious. ;)

There spelling, to!

57 posted on 10/03/2013 2:25:51 PM PDT by publius911 (Look for the Union label, then buy something else.)
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To: TexasGator

Thank you Republicans for not backing down and shutting down the government. I’m glad the IRS and EPA are shut down

i hate the government . i’m so happy they shut it down


58 posted on 10/03/2013 2:41:07 PM PDT by rurgan (give laws an expiration date:so the congress has to review every 4 years to see if needed)
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To: DouglasKC

I’m a computer guy (contractor) on an Army base and my work is getting backed-up because the computers guys (GS)in Okinawa got furloughed. We are all going to have to spend long hours playing catch-up when the GS employees get back to work.

Any money saved through furloughing is going to be lost again because of back pay.


59 posted on 10/03/2013 3:53:00 PM PDT by frickin_frackin
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To: DouglasKC
GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN = TRUE DEBT REDUCTION
60 posted on 10/03/2013 4:24:14 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: frickin_frackin
I’m a computer guy (contractor) on an Army base and my work is getting backed-up because the computers guys (GS)in Okinawa got furloughed. We are all going to have to spend long hours playing catch-up when the GS employees get back to work. Any money saved through furloughing is going to be lost again because of back pay.

I understand....but that's not the point.

61 posted on 10/03/2013 4:24:18 PM PDT by DouglasKC
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To: black_diamond
" No need to raise the debt limit now. "

No, not like that, like this....

No need to raise the debt limit now.
62 posted on 10/03/2013 4:28:27 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: thackney
That link shows the debt still rising.

Bingo! And if you do the math, you will find that we have already exceeded the current debt limit by a quarter trillion dollars.

So in an age where lawlessness abounds, the debt ceiling no longer holds any meaning. The Fed continues to dump $85 billion per month into Treasury coffers, which is more than enough to retire current debt as it becomes due. and it also proves that the Republicans do not have to lift a finger to raise the debt ceiling because the Obama Administration is ignoring it anyway. So don't fall for it. The best thing the GOP House can do at this point is to keep passing spending appropriations one by one (like they're supposed to do) and let the Democrat Senate defeat every one of them. And then sit back and watch Obama panic. Another week, and we may see him go into a full-blown temper tantrum.

63 posted on 10/03/2013 4:35:23 PM PDT by Hoodat (BENGHAZI - 4 KILLED, 2 MIA)
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To: DouglasKC
YES WE CAN !



FEDERAL BUDGET DEBT REDUCTION WITH GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN !

Sometimes when there aren't enough capital letters.
64 posted on 10/03/2013 4:57:17 PM PDT by American Constitutionalist
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To: DouglasKC

“.the DEFICIT, the amount we spend versus what we take in , is going DOWN...which means we are living within our means WHILE the slimdown is in effect.”
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Uh, we are NOT living within our means just because the deficit is going down, the deficit has to be zero or become a surplus before we are living within our means. It will never be exactly zero so it must become a surplus, a positive figure, before we can actually say we are living within our means.


65 posted on 10/03/2013 5:18:39 PM PDT by RipSawyer (The TREE currently falling on you actually IS worse than a Bush.)
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To: DouglasKC

Oh thanks. My bad.


66 posted on 10/03/2013 5:40:39 PM PDT by keats5 (Not all of us are hypnotized.)
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To: DouglasKC

This is great!


67 posted on 10/03/2013 7:33:42 PM PDT by PaleoBob
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To: ShadowAce

The article is about the deficit not the debt. The deficit can shrink to almost nothing, but as long as it is a deficit, debt will continue to grow.


68 posted on 10/04/2013 2:57:33 AM PDT by NavVet ("You Lie!")
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To: butterdezillion
Why should they get paid for work they didn’t do?

Isn't that the case prety much ALL the time?

69 posted on 10/04/2013 7:04:55 AM PDT by unixfox (Abolish Slavery, Repeal the 16th Amendment)
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To: MeshugeMikey
Any government shutdown should be GOOD NEWS!!


70 posted on 10/04/2013 8:22:45 AM PDT by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: DouglasKC

Gasoline prices have dropped sharply over the past week, too. Any connection?


71 posted on 10/05/2013 2:44:38 PM PDT by TampaDude (Obama sucks!)
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To: DouglasKC

No thanks. The top figure, the National Debt, grabs your attention when you look at that page, and it is steadily increasing.


72 posted on 10/05/2013 4:28:56 PM PDT by savedbygrace (But God!)
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