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  •  Frankly, I think you and Cedwyn are both right. (8+ / 0-)

    Technically, abstractly, you might be right, that if Obama could wave a magic "stimulus" wand, he could create a bunch of jobs and the growth would reduce the deficit, problem solved.

    But that wouldn't cut back on the things we don't like, like the mic and war on drugs, unless he has a 'mic magic wand" and a wod wand.

    It's important we keep making these points and try to force them into the media narrative and pressure pols to speak realistically about budget matters.

    However, in our political climate, given what is politically possible, Cedwyn is right about how to finesse the message.

    Obama from the getgo talked about finding longterm strategies on the debt and deficit, but finding short term stimulus and needed investment in R/D, education, clean energy and infrastructure.

    So what I think we're going to get in the end from the Dems is something that pretty much fits with that prescription.
    Not that I disagree with you that we should be pushing, screaming, and nagging them to be "reality-based" in their approach.

    You can't make this stuff up.

    by David54 on Sun Nov 11, 2012 at 04:10:57 PM PST

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