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  •  It's never a priority (3+ / 0-)
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    nextstep, egarratt, VClib

    The situation in 2000 allowed us to run a 'surplus' due to dot.com accounting fraud, basically our public surplus was being countered by an increasing private debt load being masked by the bubble.

    No one will ever take any serious steps to reduce the deficit, until we end up like Greece. Any politician who tried would get unelected precisely by people who make the argument you just did.

    The idea that we might have to decide how we are going to get by on our present economic situation for the long term is anathema, it will not be considered. Instead we tell each other fairy tales about growth.

    (-5.50,-6.67): Left Libertarian
    Leadership doesn't mean taking a straw poll and then just throwing up your hands. -Jyrinx

    by Sparhawk on Fri Dec 23, 2011 at 01:23:39 PM PST

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