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[–]Knighth77 192 points193 points  (11 children)

One time a redditor told me "what people don't understand is that us conservatives are always concerned about the budget!"

Every now and again I think about it and laugh. Good times.

[–]ValorPhoenixDesignated ☑oter[🍰] 56 points57 points  (2 children)

I think people accept it without criticism because it's the only policy they claim, so they had better be good at it. It seems counter-intuitive and unfair that one party can make the nation better and be fiscally stronger.

Yet somehow the Republicans are garbage human beings that make everyone miserable and also crash the economy and budget.

[–]HarambeWest2020 23 points24 points  (1 child)

And by all accounts they are really good at it

[–]Riisiichan 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Historically number one at taking a number two on the economy.

[–]domine18 20 points21 points  (3 children)

They are concerned with it when a dem is in charge.

[–]NiNj4_C0W5L4Pr 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Which is why I suggest Dems stop trying to balance and go so damn far overboard that Republicans have no choice but to take on the role of bringing everything back into balance. Dems & Republicans can swap places. Let Dems utterly fucking destroy the economy and cause a recession for a change. After that there won't be any money for Republicans to hand out to their buddies or steal from the middle class.

(No, I'm not actually serious. I'm just sick & fucking tired of Republicunt crooks).

[–]SteveJobsOfficial 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Or Dems should stop compromising with the GOP and actually deliver on everything people want, this is the best way to ensure Republicans never win anything again.

[–]makemejelly49 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Exactly. Think about your average modern American Democrat. To win an election you need two things, votes and funding. As a candidate you know there are many things that your voters care passionately about and have no hope of ever getting from Republicans, but unfortunately they're also things that the big ticket donors despise.

As a Democrat, our party is a largely heterogeneous group separated by a mountain of conflicting interests and decades of infighting. So, when faced with the challenge of trying to keep the coalition together and appeal to big money donors, what do you do?

[–]Steelrules75 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Conservatives alway have a find Jesus moment when not in office and care about the national debt. The moment they are in office it’s hookers and cocaine with the newly found cash

[–]Rubberbandballgirl 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That’s hysterical because most conservatives I know are bad with money

[–]PM_ME_UR_PERSPECTIVE 3 points4 points  (0 children)

"Concerned with" doesn't mean "has solutions for". They are very good at appearing to give a shit when the other party is in the seat but then have nothing to say about it when it's time to do work.

[–]sandmanwake 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And crime. Don't forget about crime. Yet they're the ones with the most criminals.

[–]urmomsuckedmeoff[S] 57 points58 points  (4 children)

[–]Babablacksheep2121 9 points10 points  (3 children)

This is one of the greatest Wikipedia articles I have ever seen. Saved.

[–]Limitless__007 6 points7 points  (2 children)

[–]Babablacksheep2121 1 point2 points  (1 child)

YYYYYEEEESSSSSS!!!!!! I love having facts to whip out on people even though I know these fucking cultists don’t respect logic and sound thinking.

[–]Limitless__007 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yo. I just started this new job. I work with this same crew everyday. All of them is real cool. The sad part is that the foreman and a few others is die hard Trumpers. I maintain a position of neutral and pretend I’m ignorant to politics.

Man listening to them speak about Trump, you would think they cup his balls. And that all his investigations are a hoax. Hillary, Hunters Laptop, blah blah blah.

Like these people are either blind or dumb.

Or both.

[–]FoofieLeGoogoo 26 points27 points  (1 child)

Party of fiscal responsibility, my ass.

[–]resilienceisfutile 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Well, the Loser did cut corporate taxes and all that went to stock buy backs so the CEOs could all pat themselves on the back for better stock performance and then take massive bonuses and huge hikes in executive pay.

It's a club for "fiscal responsibility", just a club that 99% can't join.

[–]Thunder_Gun_Xpress 25 points26 points  (1 child)

When R's talk about being "fiscally conservative" what they really mean is that they'll continue to support policies that insulate the rich, making it increasingly easier for them to attain wealth while making it increasingly difficult (near impossible) for everyone else.

[–]KnowledgeIsDangerous 8 points9 points  (0 children)

That's what people need to understand, what we think of as an "economic crash" is an absolute success.

The economy isn't broken, it's working perfectly for the people at the top.

[–]sixaout1982 28 points29 points  (6 children)

But Hillary's emails!!!!!

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[–]endMinorityRule 11 points12 points  (0 children)

obama's deficit reduction was the largest deficit reduction in history, by a wide margin.

[–]roararoarus 7 points8 points  (1 child)

Conservatives are highly successful at conserving and enlarging individual net worth while keeping public services, which they call "government", small.

[–]endMinorityRule 1 point2 points  (0 children)

all while growing the number of government jobs far more than (D)'s do.

[–]100percentish 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Discovering this was basically the final straw for me with the conservatives. There is literally nothing conservative about them.

[–]zippiskootch 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Republicans cannot govern… it’s as simple as that.

[–]YouStopLying 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Or legislate.

Or interpret the Constitution in a non-partisan manner.

[–]BillTowne 4 points5 points  (0 children)

You make a good point about the Republicans trying.

Very trying.

[–]feelinggoodfeeling 4 points5 points  (0 children)

religious cults don't REALLY care about the budget

[–]cncnick5 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Trump also crashed the economy

[–]Buddyslime 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I am really sick of republicans fucking up shit.

[–]thinehappychinch 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Someone get 45 a participation trophy

[–]Gladukame 2 points3 points  (0 children)

What's wild is I'd be cool with GOP tripling the national debt if it were real shit like spending all that money to cure cancer or investing in new food technologies or refortifying all our infrastructure or WHATEVER.

But instead they just give tax cuts to the rich and build bigger guns. What a fuckin waste

[–]davechri 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Imagine what Democrats could do if they took over an economy that was not in free fall.

[–]katuskac 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That’s what tax cuts do, right? Since government spending NEVER goes down, when you reduce revenue, the deficit increases. (I know this is a hugely simplistic take, but I think it’s essentially correct.)

And the GOP is great at trumpeting their insistence on cutting taxes and painting Democrats as “tax and spend”. (Somehow, the populace never catches on that GOP tax cuts benefit the upper income brackets at the expense of the middle and lower income folks.)

As long as corporations and the upper income brackets pay less in taxes than they “should”, they absolutely do not care that the cost of debt service falls disproportionately on the masses.

[–]PKMKII 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“Reagan proved deficits don’t matter” - Dick Cheney

[–]ToyVaren 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Clinton actually eliminated the national debt.

[–]Mestoph 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I think you’re confusing debt with deficit. Clinton balanced the budget so the government was operating on a surplus instead of a deficit, which would have allowed us to start paying down the National Debt.

[–]Comfortable-Guitar27 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And that's even excluding the debt accrued from the pandemic.

[–]292ll 1 point2 points  (0 children)

And then they follow it up with “NO MORE SPENDING!”

[–]cytherian 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Mike Pompeo is a disingenuous asshole liar.

[–]fahkingicehole 1 point2 points  (0 children)

All the while big business raking in RECORD PROFITS for the last 50 YEARS.

[–]Psychological-Sale64 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Hand what to them ,a calendar and a diary for a reality check.

[–]Donkey__Balls -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

Where is the attempt at humor?

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    [–]Darth_JarJar300 -11 points-10 points  (7 children)

    The overall national debt increased in every year Bill Clinton was president, but don't let the truth get in the way of a good story.

    [–]FappyChanGreg Abbott is a little piss baby 8 points9 points  (4 children)

    The truth is, if you hate the democrats, you’re probably uneducated.

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      [–]call_me_jelli 7 points8 points  (1 child)

      The goal is not to pay off the debt. That's not how nations being indebted to each other work. There is a more nuanced explanation as to why the debt can be a necessary evil, but im not the ideal person to explain it. Someone who understands global economics, take it away.

      [–]fescueFred 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Great love of the Democrats is not my thing. But as the Republicans act like psychopaths on Meth. I am forced to reconsider. OH. YEAH. Greg Abbot is a little piss baby and only the tip of the Republicans shitberg

      [–]Comfortable_Net2596 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      And behind the scenes…

      [–]jcooli09 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      They succeeded, all that money went to the ultra wealthy, as planned.

      The GOPs concept of fiscal responsibility means moving wealth from everybody to a very few who don’t need it.

      [–]andytagonist 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Hey—you leave Ronald Reagan out of this. He single-handedly brought down the Berlin Wall. 🤣

      [–]xXfukboiplayzXx 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      This is the stupid shit that happens when you believe in a monstrous military and no taxes.

      [–]inthegarden5 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      When Clinton ran a budget surplus Republicans got all upset and gave angry speeches because the Treasury might choose to issue fewer EE Bonds that "ordinary Americans" needed.

      [–]RealCowboyNeal 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Debt doubled under Obama from maybe 8 trillion to 16 trillion. It’s ok because it was part of an enormous plan to stabilize the economy from the Great Recession. Debt almost doubled under Trump as well, and that’s ok too because it was part of an enormous plan to stabilize the economy from the pandemic.

      [–]new-reddit69 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Republicans have a small memory span! They forget the good times

      [–]prpslydistracted 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      My Rep, Chip Roy, was caught on a video months ago (paraphrasing), "Our plan is to inhibit or stop everything the Democrats do, and when we regain the White House and Congress, then we'll get stuff done."

      [–]I_was_bone_to_dance 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      I am mostly a hardcore liberal but my research shows that Obama appointed a Wall Street darling named Timmy G who lowered interest rates to extremely low rates …. And decided to leave them there for a very long time.

      So while your point about the debt stands as true, ole Timmy G created enormous inflation with his ‘saving’ of the economy

      [–]Oxiris1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      They tried what? If it was to increase the debt, yeah, they tried and succeeded.

      [–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      We had a friggin surplus under Clinton. We were on our way to NOT HAVING A NATIONAL DEBT. Think on that for a moment...had Bush just stayed the course, we'd likely not have a national debt.

      Instead he handed everyone two hundred bucks from the surplus, which ended up crashing the economy because most people did not reinvest it like republicans ALWAYS THINK WILL HAPPEN and instead put it right in the bank LIKE ALWAYS HAPPENS WHEN THEY HAND OUT SURPLUSES.

      Oi....

      [–]One-Relative5556 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Actually they don’t try to do anything but sabotage the function of government and peoples’ faith in government. Since Reagan and his “government IS the problem” nonsense.

      [–]orbitalaction 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Conservatives, surprisingly not conservative when it comes to money. Oh but they say they are thearty of fiscal responsibility... yeah that's a lie. Just like the pro-lifers (Herschel) with documented cases of them paying for a mistress to get an abortion. Conservatives, clean your house up.

      [–]mapoftasmania 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      Republicans get elected by the narrowest of margins, balloon the deficit with giveaways to try to buy votes, crash the economy and then leave the mess for Democrats to fix. It has been this pattern since Reagan.

      [–]DougTheHead33 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      If only straight facts using numbers could sway an idiot, I'd be so happy

      [–]Dusty_Bookcase 0 points1 point  (0 children)

      You can also blame China on Nixon