GOP Tax Talk in 2010: A repeat of wrong predictions from 1993

Discussion in 'Politics' started by hermit, Aug 26, 2010.

  1. What they said then regarding Clinton's $496 billion program of stimulus and upper income tax increases

    Rep. Dick Armey (R-TX), CNN, 8/2/93:
    Clearly this is a job killer in the short run. The revenues forecast for this budget will not materialize; the costs of this budget will be greater than what is forecast. The deficit will be worse, and it is not a good omen for the American economy.

    [Nope – this budget set the nation on a course toward job growth, deficit reduction, and unprecedented prosperity.]

    Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA), GOP Press Conference, House TV Gallery, 8/5/93:
    I believe this will lead to a recession next year. This is the Democrat machine's recession, and each one of them will be held personally accountable.

    [Nope, no recession – recovery.]

    Rep. Deborah Pryce (R-OH), 5/27/93:
    The votes we will take today will not be soon forgotten by the American voter. (They) will lead to more taxes, higher inflation, and slower economic growth.

    [Nope – lower inflation, faster growth.]

    Rep. Jim Bunning (R-KY), 8/5/93:
    It will not cut the deficit. It will not create jobs. And it will not cut spending.

    [Nope – it did create jobs, did cut the deficit.]

    Rep. Robert Michel (R-IL), Los Angeles Times, 5/28/93:
    They will remember who let loose this deadly virus into our economic bloodstream.


    Rep. John Kasich (R-OH), CNN, 7/28/93:
    This plan will not work. If it was to work, then I'd have to become a Democrat...

    [It worked. Kasich remained a Republican.]

    Rep. Robert Dornan (R-CA), 8/5/93:
    The problem with our economy is that there is too little employment and too little growth. This plan will do nothing to improve that condition and will actually make it worse.

    [Nope – just the opposite.]

    Rep. Christopher Cox (R-CA), 5/27/93:
    This is really the Dr. Kevorkian plan for our economy.


    Rep. Thomas Ewing (R-IL), 8/5/93:
    ...This bill is a disaster waiting to happen.


    Rep. Jim Ramstad (R-MN), 3/17/93:
    ...will stifle economic growth, destroy jobs, reduce revenues, and increase the deficit.


    Rep. Phil Crane (R-IL), 3/18/93:
    ...a recipe for economic and fiscal disaster.


    Rep. Clifford Stearns (R-FL), 3/17/93:
    ...It will be the kind of impact that this country can't absorb. It will slow economic growth, contribute to the massive federal deficit....


    Rep. Joel Hefley (R-CO), 8/4/93:
    ...It will raise your taxes, increase the deficit, and kill over one million jobs.

  2. jem


    Remember Clinton's move to the right after the contract with america Republicans took over?

    You know dick morris and the triagulation strategy....

    You are making the argument that we should clean house and bring republicans in.
  3. Reminds me of the Iraq WMD talk from Democrats from 1998-2003. Then when the going got tough the Democrats tried hard to legislate an American loss, just like Vietnam.

    What saved Clinton was the end of Democrats House control in 1994 after 40 years. It maybe the only thing that saves Obama.

    Don't forget things were going pretty good until the Democrats took over the House in 2006.
  4. Not really, just making the point that these people have no idea what they are talking about.
  5. Yes Iraq turned out so well after 2003, instead of bombing facilities like Clinton preferred just invade the whole country after manufacturing intelligence. I am sure you dont mind the deficit and the loss of lives for this spectacular WIN in Iraq
  6. jem


    but the remedy they were pushing for --- worked. They did know and we do know that the democrats are spending way to much fricken money on shit that will destroy what is left of our economy.

    Its what the tea party is pushing for now.

    Stop the spending... balance the buget... stop giving money away to special interests. Stop the welfare shit and turn it into workfare.

    I would ad flat taxes.
  7. Did Kasich become a Democrat?
  8. JWS11


    IMAO - Liberals’ Biggest Problem

    If I had to name one thing that was liberals biggest problem election-wise, it’s their inability to listen. That wasn’t a big a problem when they were out of power and the opposition, but it’s destroying them now. Liberals like to think the right is crazy and angry, but the right actually does understand the liberals viewpoint. And rejects it. The left, though, doesn’t understand the right; they’re too busy screaming “bigot” and “racist” to even understand what the right is objecting to. While in power, they’ve ignored everyone’s concerns — even deriding those concerns they don’t even understand — and that’s just suicide in a democracy.

    Now the American people are done listening to the left; I’d say at least 60% of American stop paying attention to the left as soon as they make accusations of racism and bigotry — and that number is only rising. Just look at all the big issues lately: The more the left shouts, the more people turn against them. It’s not so much the Tea Party is so popular as it’s baiting liberals into being even more unpleasant and unlikeable.

    That’s the nice thing about the system we have; no matter how much some people scream or cry, they don’t get to ignore election results.