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    We were running a surplus under Bill Clinton, and the unemployment rate was at a post-Vietnam War low. Supply Siders were dissatisfied with that, but they couldn't show how an economy could have been overtaxed and still produce such numbers. Instead, they resorted to absurdity, saying that ANY tax cut will bring in more revenue--as if we could abolish taxes and so much money would just drift into the government's nets that we wouldn't know what to do with it all.

    George W. Bush came in and cut taxes anyways, and ran up a deficit that crossed the trillion dollar mark before he left office. If the Repus actually cared about deficits, they would blame him for the damage he did, and would have no problem seeing them repealed.

    The furor over Friday's [10.5] job report revealed a political movement that is rooting for American failure, so obsessed with taking down Obama that good news drives its members into a blind rage. -Paul Krugman

    by Judge Moonbox on Sat Nov 24, 2012 at 07:24:24 PM PST

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