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  •  Republicans aren't fiscal conservatives (7+ / 0-)

    not for a long while anyway. Reagan & Bush II ballooned the budget and the debt. While deriding "tax and spend" liberals, they practiced "borrow and spend". The former was an exaggerated claim, but it sounds a lot more more fiscally responsible than the latter, no?

    Mindless tax cuts and deregulation and militarism do not lead to a good place.

    •  I'm a relatively old guy I guess, (0+ / 0-)

      so I was around for much of the evolution of the "tax and spend" liberal meme. I was not nearly as well informed back in the late seventies and eighties, but I don't think I gave either party much credit for being fiscally conservative.

    •  True. Obama has been much more of a fiscal (1+ / 0-)
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      conservative than Bush ever was.

      "We have always known that heedless self-interest was bad morals; we know now that it is bad economics" - F.D.R.

      by biscobosco on Mon Nov 05, 2012 at 09:10:58 PM PST

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