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  •  Armando's idea, which I'm not sold on... (5+ / 0-)

    ...is that once stimulus recovery/cash is part of the deal, the metaphorical door will be open to increased spending across the board as localities say, "me too". The reason I'm not sold is that it seems like it's possible that instead of increased spending, we'll get a "trade off" in cuts as part of this deal.

    The recovery cash itself is a no-brainer, though.

    it fitfully blows, half conceals, half discloses

    by Addison on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 03:32:32 PM PST

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    •  I can already hear the deficit hawks saying it's (4+ / 0-)

      fine to help out the victims of Sandy but we must identify cuts somewhere else to pay for it. You know, like medical care for poor children because rich people already pay more than their share of taxes and poor children don't pay any.

      “Social Security has nothing to do with balancing a budget or erasing or lowering the deficit.” -- Ronald Reagan, 1984 debate with Walter Mondale

      by RJDixon74135 on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:24:54 PM PST

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      •  "identified cuts" (4+ / 0-)

        should have been their 2 unfunded wars and their unfunded tax breaks for the wealthy -- before the fact.

        Now we have imperative Sandy recovery to fund, and now these 'born-again' deficit hawks  will just have to eat it.

        Those people make me sick all over again...

        "Show up. Pay attention. Tell the truth. And don't be attached to the results." -- Angeles Arrien

        by Sybil Liberty on Sun Nov 18, 2012 at 04:36:47 PM PST

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