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  •  they'll keep loaning $ to this idiocy that is (0+ / 0-)

    Congress?  They couldn't run a lemonade stand.  This is hideous.  You obviously don't know how much this will cut jobs, but it will probably be a lot..

    80 % of success


    showing up! ! ! !

    by Churchill on Sun Jul 31, 2011 at 05:53:41 PM PDT

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    •  No, I loathe this deal, as I've said here and I've (0+ / 0-)

      made my share of criticisms of Obama.  Indeed, I explicitly and repeatedly said in comments 'its the amount and timing of the discretionary cuts that matters'.  'Cause it will do to the recovery exactly what Thugs want and need to win in '12: strangle it.

      It's why I didn't go ballistic about the Grand Bargain.  You can't bind future Congresses (except by Constitutional amendment).  Some here said, 'reject it, it'll get better'.  So, here we are - all the cuts, a constitutional amendment that will straightjacket the government and make Keynesian economics un-frakking-constitutional and no Thug agreement to raise a single $ of revenue.

      How's the Grand Bargain looking now?

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