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      04-20-2015, 06:36 PM   #11

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Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
Except that the deficit is projected (and did) go down from previous years, partly [mainly] due to the affordable care act.
The deficit has gone down in the last few years, but is projected to go drastically increase (by a factor of at least 6 over the next decade alone). Please carefully-reread the Treasury and CBO (Congressional Budget Office) websites that I linked previously. When those groups make budget deficit projections like that, they are anticipating rising costs/expenditures from government programs, like ACA, Social Security, MedicAid, ect.

Also, the debt has increased by from $9.5 Trillion to $18 Trillion under Obama so far (by comparison the debt under Bush went from $5.7 Trillion to $9.5 Trillion). If you don't understand the difference between debt and deficit you probably should go do some can have a shrinking deficit but still be adding to your debt.

Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
So what does this "point" have to do with the ACA/Obama considering the budget is created in the house and not by the executive branch? Nothing.
The legislative branch approves of the funding that the executive branch requires for conducting governance. That's how our system works. ACA happened because Congress approved it and and agreed to fund it...which again adds to any pre-existing debt.

Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
Err, healthcare companies are flourishing under the ACA.
One article? By one of the most liberal newspapers out there? That's the best you can do?

Again, if and when ACA is fully implemented, maybe you can start to gather evidence to make an argument one way or the other...but since numerous parts of ACA have not yet been implemented (like the employer mandate), there really is no way to determine whether this legislation is good for healthcare as a whole.

Originally Posted by TheAxiom View Post
Underwhelming compared to who? The US recovered faster than every other economy besides Germany.
Compared to previous recoveries, this has been one of the slowest we have ever experienced, and not just here in the US, but globally...have you been paying attention to emerging markets like Greece? Have your seen how the Euro has been doing?

Again, please feel free to browse through my previously linked-websites. They provide answers to many of your concerns.
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