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  •  Our national debt is not an immediate (11+ / 0-)

    problem, but it certainly is over the long term. No amount of progressives saying that the debt doesn't matter is likely to persuade the public that this is the case.

    Attacking the debt by extracting more revenue from the wealthy, while simultaneously investing money in creating jobs and stimulating the economy in order to create an expanding economy which is able to pay down this debt burden over the long haul is a very sensible policy.

    I would argue that it is the best policy, which is why I support the efforts of Sen. Murray and the President to achieve these policy objectives. No amount of Keynesian argument is going to convince the American public that the debt doesn't matter.

    What's important is persuading them that we are handling that problem while first attacking the unemployment crisis. Polls suggest that the vast majority of Americans are in alignment with these policies. Sen. Murray did not achieve the remarkable feet of strengthening the Democratic majority in the Senate without understanding how to frame an argument.

    Here's my take on it - the revolution will not be blogged, it has to be slogged. - Deoliver47

    by OIL GUY on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 02:52:58 PM PST

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