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  •  Currently, it's not a terribly big deal (5+ / 0-)

    Our #1 goal right now should be to reduce unemployment and get out of the recession. Long-term, the deficit might become a problem, but there's no reason to take drastic action while unemployment is still close to 8%.

    As for pointing out that Reagan increased the debt...that's mostly about the hypocrisy.

    "He, O men, is the wisest, who, like Socrates, knows that his wisdom is in truth worth nothing."--Socrates

    by TealTerror on Tue Jan 08, 2013 at 06:52:05 PM PST

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    •  It's about making them OWN IT! (0+ / 0-)

      and own the specific attitudes that drive/express them (see my sig).

      I guess not a lot o' folks remember that there was NEVER a word about the debt from pundits, media, or (much from) the Democrats during the Reagan-Bush years...but the MOMENT Clinton was elected, the deficit/debt drumbeat began...only to die away again during the Bush II reign (they needed those drums for the war, anyway).  Guess they were lucky they still had 'em when R-LOST....

      I suppose it's a beautiful thing, the way the Republicans can rely upon their base to remain hornswoggled, no matter what.  That's no reason we shouldn't make them feel bad for insisting on being stupid and spiteful.

      We now return you to our on-going coverage of the debt/deficit  - which is of course NOW the only thing that matters, as arranged, orchestrated and performed by the Professional Agenda Pushers' Union, and the Association of American Bullies.

      Dick Cheney: "Reagan proved deficits don't matter"
      Mitch McConnell: "There's no evidence whatsoever that the Bush tax cuts actually diminished revenue"

      by chmood on Wed Jan 09, 2013 at 09:25:20 AM PST

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