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Old June 13th, 2015, 12:48 PM   #1
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President Obama’s 2015 Budget: How Government Expansion Will Limit Opportunity, Slow

President Obama’s 2015 Budget: How Government Expansion Will Limit Opportunity, Slow Economic Growth, and Erode Financial and National Security

1. President Obama’s FY 2015 budget calls for $56 billion in additional discretionary spending in 2015, allocating much of that to ineffective, one-size-fits-all federal programs.

2. The President’s deficit-reduction claims rely on budget gimmicks and tax increases. The proposal increases taxes by about $1.2 trillion, raising tax receipts to 19.9 percent of GDP in 2024—just short of record levels. Yet the budget still does not balance.

3. As the budget adds billions for discretionary programs, it makes no significant reforms in entitlements—the largest contributors to spending and debt. The daunting spending explosion in Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid is not addressed.

4. Under President Obama’s vision, the national debt increases from $17 trillion today to $25 trillion in 2024. Congress must enact reforms to limit the nation’s profligate spending and debt accumulation in order to preserve economic opportunity for the next generation of Americans.

Obama's 2015 Budget: Impact of Government Expansion on Opportunity, Growth and Security
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Old June 13th, 2015, 01:00 PM   #2
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Every time I read something like this I investigate the source. The Wikipedia entry about The Heritage Foundation is very interesting. I particularly liked this tidbit:
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The Heritage Foundation remained an influential voice on domestic and foreign policy issues during President George H. W. Bush's administration. It was a leading proponent of Operation Desert Storm against Iraq, ...
The new head of it is Jim DeMint who "Pundits have predicted his tenure may mark a sharper edge for the Foundation.[21]"

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On May 10, 2013, Jason Richwine, who co-authored the think tank's controversial report on the costs of amnesty, resigned his position following intensive media attention on his Harvard PhD thesis from 2009 and comments he made at 2008 American Enterprise Institute forum. In both Richwine argued that Hispanics and blacks are intellectually inferior to whites and have trouble assimilating because of a supposed genetic predisposition to lower IQ.[22][23]
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Every time I read something like this I investigate the source. The Wikipedia entry about The Heritage Foundation is very interesting. I particularly liked this tidbit:

The new head of it is Jim DeMint who "Pundits have predicted his tenure may mark a sharper edge for the Foundation.[21]"

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You can't refute any of the facts in this post, but all you narrow minded Lefties try to undermine any information (unsuccessfully) that doesn't exactly agree with what you want to think.
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And ..........? Many supported Desert Storm.

Richwine is correct in what he wrote, therefore he must be silenced as best they can.


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You can't refute any of the facts in this post, but all you narrow minded Lefties try to undermine any information (unsuccessfully) that doesn't exactly agree with what you want to think.
No, we've already seen the Republican budget. ( See Sam Brownback )
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Wow, Camelot with his Kansas obsession again. Heh.


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IQ: Jason Richwine responds.

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IQ is a metric of such dubiousness that almost no serious educational researcher uses it anymore,” the Guardian’s Ana Marie Cox wrote back in May. It was a breathtakingly ignorant statement. Psychologist Jelte Wicherts noted in response that a search for “IQ test” in Google’s academic database yielded more than 10,000 hits — just for the year 2013.

But Cox’s assertion is all too common. There is a large discrepancy between what educated laypeople believe about cognitive science and what experts actually know. Journalists are steeped in the lay wisdom, so they are repeatedly surprised when someone forthrightly discusses the real science of mental ability.

If that science happens to deal with group differences in average IQ, the journalists’ surprise turns into shock and disdain. Experts who speak publicly about IQ differences end up portrayed as weird contrarians at best, and peddlers of racist pseudoscience at worst.

I’m speaking from experience. My Harvard Ph.D. dissertation contains some scientifically unremarkable statements about ethnic differences in average IQ, including the IQ difference between Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites. For four years, the dissertation did what almost every other dissertation does — collected dust in the university library. But when it was unearthed in the midst of the immigration debate, I experienced the vilification firsthand.

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Wow, Camelot with his Kansas obsession again. Heh.


It was a pro-growth failure and the Republican budget is the same thing on a national scale.
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Camelot can't get past his Kansas obsession, again.


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Camelot can't get past his Kansas obsession, again.


You mean I can't get past the facts. Like George H.W. Bush said, trickle down economics is voodoo economics. It has failed every time. Kansas, Wisonsin and Louisiana are just the latest examples.
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