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  •  I hope that (6+ / 0-)

    the voices of labor are heard much louder in this budget discussion.  Not to mention the voices of those who will actually be harmed by the proposed cuts.  There are ways to address the problems of this nation that don't involve attacking the most vulnerable.  

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    by KibbutzAmiad on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 04:52:23 AM PST

    •  The biggest problem with the budget (0+ / 0-)

      right now is not the deficit, despite the Republicans' (with the president's help) running around D.C. and teevee shows with their hair on fire about the "shortfall."  People don't understand the national economy and how it differs from a household or business budget, and the avalanche of publicity about the need to bring down the deficit makes it impossible for rational people to make headway in explaining it.  It's complicated, and the general public doesn't do complicated.

      To a certain extent, I blame the president for not explaining why the budget deficit is necessary in a time of recession, but even he would have been swimming against the tide.

      "In this world of sin and sorrow there is always something to be thankful for; as for me, I rejoice that I am not a Republican." - H. L. Mencken

      by SueDe on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 05:52:33 AM PST

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