Repubs Propose Naming The Ocean After Ronald Reagan - Seriously

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    Jul 22, 2012 7:07 AM GMT
    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/07/21/1112154/-Darrell-Issa-proposes-renaming-the-ocean-after-Ronald-Reagan

    The latest shenanigans by those goofy Repubs in the House sounds like a faux news satire piece by The Onion - but it's all too real.

    Instead of focusing "like a laser beam" on "jobs jobs jobs" like they promised - the Repubs are trying yet again to name something after notorious big spender Ronald Reagan.
    The ocean.
    Part of it anyway.

    It would be more funny if it wasn't such a damn waste of time and tax payer dollars.

    Honestly if the Repubs are so keen to name something else after Reagan - it would be more appropriate to name the National Debt after him.
    He contributed so much to it.

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    Jul 22, 2012 10:29 AM GMT
    I think the idea has some merit: Perhaps a small area of ocean where a sewage outfall pipe discharges.
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    Jul 22, 2012 12:36 PM GMT
    Issa is one of the crazier of the Republicans in the House, who instigated the contempt proceedings against AG Holder. Apparently Republicans think by naming everything after Reagan they can enshrine his "legacy" they're always trying to associate with their own actions.

    So great a man that even oceans are named after him, not just every other highway in the US. Why that's greater than Caesar or Napoleon ever were.

    But here's a better way to keep Ronnie's name alive forever - name a fatal disease after him. Worked for Lou Gehrig with his ALS.

    And of course the obvious choice would be Alzheimer's. I think "Reagan's Disease" would be a great way of keeping alive the memory of the 40th President.
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    Jul 22, 2012 12:53 PM GMT
    IF THIS is what it takes to get Republicans to respect the environment, LET'S DO IT.

    THE REAGAN(or L'océan as the French would say) needs our protection if we're going to preserve life on our planet.

    We also need to let them rename the forests. BUSH seems like a natural choice.

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    Jul 22, 2012 1:05 PM GMT
    Balancing saidWe also need to let them rename the forests. BUSH seems like a natural choice.

    Nah, the deserts seem a more suitable choice for him. Bleak, barren of higher forms of intelligent life, a place you don't want to experience and are eager to forget. Death Valley could become Bush Valley, its bleached bones a metaphor for the US economy he left behind. Bonneville Salt Flats could be Bush Salt Flats, a merciless & featureless place that leaves a bitter taste in your mouth, and brings tears to your eyes.
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    Jul 22, 2012 1:45 PM GMT
    Probably one of the nuttier things I have heard. Why does it have to be named at all? Surely, congress has better things to worry about and focus on during their busy days than this.
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    Jul 22, 2012 2:39 PM GMT
    RickRick91 said
    Honestly if the Repubs are so keen to name something else after Reagan - it would be more appropriate to name the National Debt after him.
    He contributed so much to it.


    For the win.
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    Jul 22, 2012 2:59 PM GMT
    CuriousJockAZ saidProbably one of the nuttier things I have heard. Why does it have to be named at all? Surely, congress has better things to worry about and focus on during their busy days than this.


    This.
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    Jul 22, 2012 4:10 PM GMT
    I propose changing the name of the capital to the District of Bill Clinton.
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    Jul 22, 2012 7:14 PM GMT
    GordonLee90232 said
    RickRick91 said

    Honestly if the Repubs are so keen to name something else after Reagan - it would be more appropriate to name the National Debt after him.
    He contributed so much to it.




    That sounds like a good idea and is funny too but then I looked it up and here is how much debt was added under each president starting with Rondald Reagan:

    Ronald Regan: Started at $1.0 Trillion, Ended at $2.6 Trilllion = $1.6 Trillion in 8 years

    George Bush: Started at $2.6 Trillion Ended at $4.1 Trillion = $1.5 Trillion in 4 years

    Bill Clinton: Started at $4.1 Trillion Ended at $5.6 Trillion = $1.5 Trillion in 8 years

    George Bush: Started at $5.6 Trillion Ended at $10.6 Trillion = $5 Trillion in 8 years

    Barack Obama: Started at $10.6 Trillion Currently at $15.8 Trillion = $5.2 Trillion in 3.5 years

    So it would seem that President Obama would be most deserving of the title that you want to give out for the president that contributed so much to the national debt.





    Bullshit.

    First of all - the National Debt was a little less than 1 trillion dollars when Reagan took office - and it was 2.9 trillion when he left office.
    Reagan tripled the National Debt.
    So you posted incorrect information and knocked about half a trillion dollars off Reagan's debt accumulation.

    Second - for President Obama to triple the National Debt as Reagan did - he would have to leave behind a debt total of 30 trillion dollars when he leaves office in 2016.
    At the current rate of debt creation - President Obama will leave office in 2016 with a National Debt of about 20 trillion dollars - which is nowhere near the level of debt creation that Reagan is guilty of.

    Raw numbers mean nothing.
    Inflation and debt interest make comparison of raw numbers meaningless.
    The proportion of debt increase is the only fair and accurate means of measurement when it comes to comparing different presidents and administrations over time.

    So your post is bullshit.

    When it comes to debt creation - Ronald Reagan is the worst president for peacetime debt accumulation in US history.

    But, nice try.
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    Jul 22, 2012 7:22 PM GMT
    Iceblink saidI propose changing the name of the capital to the District of Bill Clinton.


    With Free Willie lane, and Monica Avenueicon_lol.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 7:29 PM GMT
    When is President Obama expected to play Oliver again, and having to put his hand out asking for more? Maybe he could sell Tupperware, and y'all could spend, spend, spend; after all Americas a wonderful place to shop, because it's all so cheap there.
  • Webster666

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    Jul 22, 2012 8:03 PM GMT
    You know that gigantic pile of trash that floats way out there in the Pacific Ocean ?

    Let's name that after R R !
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    Jul 22, 2012 8:18 PM GMT
    JP_Crankworthy saidThe reason that the increase of the national debt appears high under Obama is that the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were kept off the books during the Bush administration so that people wouldn't know how much it was costing. One of the first acts of the Obama administration was to put those obligations out for the public to see----and then, naturally, he gets blamed for the cost of ten years of war.








    That - plus the fact that the Bush tax cuts for the rich continued into President Obama's presidency.

    The Bush tax cuts for the rich have been in place for 11 years now and have added 2.5 trillion dollars to the National Debt.

    The Bush tax cuts and the Bush wars are by far the biggest government expenditures that have caused debt to be added to the National Debt during the Obama presidency.

    Bush's fiscally irresponsible debt creating policies continued into the next administration.

    Hopefully the Bush tax cuts for the rich will be allowed to die this January and they'll be replaced by tax cuts for the middle class.
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    Jul 22, 2012 10:16 PM GMT
    JP_Crankworthy saidThe reason that the increase of the national debt appears high under Obama is that the cost of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars were kept off the books during the Bush administration so that people wouldn't know how much it was costing. One of the first acts of the Obama administration was to put those obligations out for the public to see----and then, naturally, he gets blamed for the cost of ten years of war.






    What you bring up is a great point and the wars you bring up behind the debt seem to have been forgotten, because the same groups who pushed that war on us under Bush are attempting the very same process to forward even more debt from war. This time with Iran. Notice that the Republicans don't seem to even bring up the cost of another war.


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    Jul 22, 2012 10:27 PM GMT
    GordonLee90232 said

    I do not know who you are
    LMAO.. take a look at YOUR profile.. who are YOU?icon_rolleyes.gif
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    Jul 22, 2012 10:28 PM GMT
    Webster666 saidYou know that gigantic pile of trash that floats way out there in the Pacific Ocean ?

    Let's name that after R R !


    WIN
  • KissTheSky

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    Jul 22, 2012 11:31 PM GMT
    I would love to hear the House Republicans' version of what they've been doing for the last 2 years they've held the majority. Any legislation passed to help the economy? Anyone? Bueller?
    Instead, they spend their time debating what to rename the ocean. Why should these clowns be reelected?