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  •  If Only the Democrats Would... (11+ / 0-)

    ...stop reinforcing it! The biggest mistake Democrats made was letting Republicans tag them as big spenders while taking up Deficit Hysteria as the Big Thing to Fear! It's as though they've been reading from scripts handed to them by Karl Rove.

    There's nothing wrong with spending big IF you get what you're paying for - and everyone is paying their fair share. 30+ years of Reaganomics has meant the vast majority of Americans are getting screwed on both counts. And it's past time for Democrats to say so!

    "No special skill, no standard attitude, no technology, and no organization - no matter how valuable - can safely replace thought itself."

    by xaxnar on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:13:23 PM PDT

    •  Amen! (3+ / 0-)
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      cocinero, xaxnar, Calamity Jean

      If the citizenry is determined to be panicked about the deficit, it would help if they could understand that cutting taxes is the same to the federal budget as actual spending.  Calling tax cuts "tax expenditures" doesn't throw enough punch.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Sun Aug 12, 2012 at 02:33:41 PM PDT

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