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  •  Any Dem that's at the bottom of the barrel (2+ / 0-)
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    mooshter, vet

    and needs to be scraped up is a Dem that hasn't thought about a Supreme Court staffed by Justices vetted by Robert Bork and  his ilk!

    "There's nothing serious about a plan that claims to reduce the deficit by spending a trillion dollars on tax cuts for millionaires and billionaires." - President Obama

    by fhcec on Sat Sep 01, 2012 at 02:13:04 PM PDT

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    •  The Party of Austerity (1+ / 0-)
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      dfarrah

      Party of Austerity explains why things are as they are.  It's worth a close read to help understand the "big picture" as ugly as it is.

      Similarly, the health care bill was sold on “bending the cost curve” and constrained by statutory paygo, which made it impossible to bring forward a new program with any deficit spending. Obama turned to austerity rhetorically in 2010 when there were large majorities in Congress, and by the middle of that year fiscal policy had turned negative at the federal level. We have the lowest number of federal employees as a share of the population since the 1960s, and the lowest amount of public investment in terms of discretionary spending as a share of GDP since the Eisenhower Administration. I know this because Obama touts it, over and over.
      We are losing our base and without honestly looking at this stuff we deserve to lose it.

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