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  •  Seems to me (0+ / 0-)

    there is a difference between increasing existing budgetary outlays by a trillion and cutting the budget by a trillion.  I don't think even the most extreme rightwingers on the Hill would propose an immediate 6.6% cut to the budget but I could be wrong.    

    •  It's actually worse than no difference. (1+ / 0-)
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      If spending and lowered taxes are necessary now while the economy is weak, they were certainly necessary then when Obama was handed the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.  Deficit spending could only be less necessary now.

      But because Romney's an asshole, he's setting it up to criticize Obama's deficits while making it safe to run the same size ones as the economy recovers.   Sorta like  Bush, who continued to use the "fragile recovery" over seven years as his reason to run huge deficitis during relatively good economic times.

      Romney is campaigning to be President SuperBain; his cure is to cut wages, end pensions, let companies go bankrupt, and let the assets of production go dark or be sold to China. He really thinks thats the best of all possible Americas.

      by Inland on Wed May 16, 2012 at 11:55:20 AM PDT

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      •  It was (0+ / 0-)

        inexusable to run those deficits as you note.  I am not an economics guru but that at least I can appreciate.  I think your point about SuperBain is an interesting one as Romney definitely would like the electorate to have the impression that he can run a tight ship, cut costs etc.  

        •  But Mitt just gave you the excuse. (0+ / 0-)

          He just pretends that it's an excuse that only HE can use.  We're used to Rs talking a big game and then creating the biggest deficits around.    Mitt's telling us in advance that he's going to be a big fucking hypocrite who is going to hurt America.  

          Romney is campaigning to be President SuperBain; his cure is to cut wages, end pensions, let companies go bankrupt, and let the assets of production go dark or be sold to China. He really thinks thats the best of all possible Americas.

          by Inland on Wed May 16, 2012 at 12:07:51 PM PDT

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          •  Grim Assessment (0+ / 0-)

            you have made.  Which suggests no matter who wins, continued substantial deficits are in the future.

            •  No, because Obama's got a plan for deficits while (2+ / 0-)
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              Mitt's got a plan for more tax cuts for the rich.

              Like Clinton before him, Obama is making a plan for revenues and spending when times are good.   Mitt's making a plan to give out extra tax cuts for the rich while times are good and boost defense spending year after year.   There's no situation where the R answer to deficits is not more deficits.  Just listen to Mitt.

              Romney is campaigning to be President SuperBain; his cure is to cut wages, end pensions, let companies go bankrupt, and let the assets of production go dark or be sold to China. He really thinks thats the best of all possible Americas.

              by Inland on Wed May 16, 2012 at 12:44:50 PM PDT

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