I Stand Corrected (was: Re: Lousy Retail/Service Workers (was: First time at GC))

Discussion in 'rec.music.percussion' started by Da Parrot-chick, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. Thank you all who posted the corrections. I need to hit the books.

    "Howard Hess" <hmhess1@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    > On Tue, 02 Sep 2003 01:07:45 GMT, "Roger Sherman"
    > <coolgrooves@hotmail.com> wrote:
    > >On Mon, 01 Sep 2003 23:38:31 +0000, Da Parrot-chick wrote:
    > >
    > >>> You have a short memory if you think this economy is bad. Relative
    > >>> to the past decade, maybe it's down. But relative to the past
    > >>> century, doesn't get much better aside from utopia.
    > >>
    > >> Mike, the federal deficit projection is over $400 Billion. That's a B,

    > >> an M. Next year add another $80 Billion. In 2001 when President Bush

    > >> office, there was a budget surplus of $1.6 billion dollars. Do you

    > >> think the economy is in fine shape?

    > >
    > >
    > >That's a little disingenuous, would you say? We didn't get out of debt
    > >during Clintons presidency. Yes, we had a "surplus" of 1.6 bil, but that
    > >didn't mean we were in the black by 1.6 bil. We were way, way in the red.
    > >I'm no W supporter (far from it), but you make it sound like the current
    > >administration had pushed us 401.6 bil onto the ugly side of the ledger.

    > Roger,
    > The $400 billion and $480 billion numbers in Da Parrot-chick's post
    > weren't the national debt, they were the single-year budget deficits.

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