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  •  Foreign Aid is peanuts. (4+ / 0-)
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    mgoodm, whaddaya, aitchdee, LucyTooners

    And well spent on keeping the world a more stable place.  But defense and homeland security have a lot of built in pork.

    The one thing Republicans are right in is that we do not have a 'revenue problem'.  They're wrong in saying we have a 'spending problem', though.  

    What we have is a 'revenue to spending ratio problem' and such an issue can (theoretically, at least) be addressed either by spending, by revenue, or by both.  They're bloviating liars when they insist the only way to address it is spending.  And they're even bigger liars when they claim that the way to 'fix' that ratio problem is to actually decrease revenues by giving even more tax cuts out.

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