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  •  As Repubs and dumbass pundits (3+ / 0-)
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    Amber6541, Agathena, shaharazade

    continue to moronically and/or dishonestly claim that we're going over a non-existant fiscal cliff and that the deficit is going to bankrupt us, they continue to willfully deny and ignore that we're already going over an environmental cliff that, properly monetized, will vastly dwarf both of these in pure dollar terms.

    The fiscal deficit is emminently manageable via a combination of tax increases on the better-off, spending cuts on stuff we actually don't need or are overpaying for, and stimulating the economy back to revenue-generating health. That's IT. But the environmental deficit is vastly harder to fix, and may no longer be fixable, making all this nonsense like arguing over a bar tab on the Titanic.

    "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

    by kovie on Tue Dec 11, 2012 at 07:30:42 AM PST

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