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  •  Short answer: "Yes, we can!" (0+ / 0-)

    And we should according to Krugman and others, borrow and spend to save our economy and put people to work.

     With the Republicans in charge of the House is no time to legitimize their fail focus on the deficit.  Win back the house, THEN we can talk...

    Bottom line is Obamaco and the DCCC and the third way have some of the same masters as the Republicans, so that's why this fail meme is not disappearing as it should have after the Jobs speech.

    Instead, Obama still brining up Peterson / Catfood Commission fail like

    Medicare Beneficiary cuts
    •  Shorter answer: Bullshit. (0+ / 0-)

      The President has just proposed to spend a half-trillion, of which "Krugman and others" seem to largely approve.  Do you ever watch the fucking news?

      The flat fact of the matter is, deficit spending has to be paid for, usually through inflation, but there are other ways that it costs us, too.  A Reagan and two Bush's have run the credit card up to near the limit, and it is only a matter of time before the bill comes due.

      Speaking of keeping up with the news, did you happen to read the front page diary just today on the "MediCare Beneficiary cuts"?

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