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Richard Simard
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Attended Plymouth State University
Lives in Manchester, NH
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Tell BP that they need to continue clean-up work in the Gulf coast.
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This is just astounding:

"If the current laws that govern federal taxes and spending do not change, the budget deficit will shrink this year to $642 billion, CBO estimates, the smallest shortfall since 2008. Relative to the size of the economy, the deficit this year -- at 4.0 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) -- will be less than half as large as the shortfall in 2009, which was 10.1 percent of GDP."

Thanks in large part to higher taxes on the wealthy, which Republicans said would not reduce the deficit, deficit reduction is picking up speed at a pace few could have predicted. We're now looking at over $400 billion in deficit reduction in just one year, and about $800 billion in deficit reduction since President Obama took office.

Let's say this plainly: for those who saw the federal budget deficit as a "problem," it's fair to say this problem has been largely fixed.

And while we're at it, let's also not forget that Republican talking points on fiscal policy have effectively been left in tatters, and every conservative political figure who's declared "Socialist Obama is turning America into Greece!" looks incredibly foolish right now.

The president took some heat for failing to cut the deficit in half in his first term, and the criticisms had merit, at least insofar as he didn't reach his original goal. That said, Obama's on track to cut it by well over half -- both in real terms and as a percentage of GDP -- in five years.

It's time to stop worrying a shrinking deficit and start worrying about creating a more robust economic recovery.

http://maddowblog.msnbc.com/_news/2013/05/14/18255536-deficit-reduction-picks-up-speed?lite

#Deficit   #Obama   #Budget  
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Professional Quirk Rappers Sean Western and Nick Papp throw us a tribute video to our Overstocked Sale Event.  Watch it now!
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Check out my recent graphical work for this Ram Truck Month page, showcasing our Quirk Dodge and Ram deals for February.
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So dense.
 
Europe New Year's Eve. Photo by NASA
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Know what you'll pay the IRS this year.
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    Content Marketing Specialist, 2012 - present
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Grade A, quarter-century being in search of outer and inner purpose.
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I am a writer by nature and a philosopher in constant practice.    I take no shame in entertaining my musings.
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BA in 4 years with study abroad experience and European travel.
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  • Winchester University
  • Manchester West High School
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I had heard about these now infamous TDI engines, and after driving a Prius for a year and being acquainted with high gas mileage, I stopped into the dealership to get more information. A salesman, Nate, immediately greeted me and had the answers to my questions. He explained all the advantages of the Turbo Diesel Injection engine, plus the 10,000-mile maintenance increments that come worry free for three years. I fell in love with the new Jetta, and now a few days later I am a proud owner. I have to say, the level of professionalism under which these gentlemen function is unrivaled by any dealership experience I have had before. My satisfaction with this dealership is unprecedented. It isn't just me, either. I could see the same signs in the smiles of other customers who were in the dealership with me. Quirk Volkswagen Manchester is truly a remarkable sales and service location for VW.
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