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  •  He was warned again yesterday by the IMF (0+ / 0-)

    ...to cut this shit out.



    Denial is a drug.

    by Pluto on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:23:44 PM PST

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    •  I missed that--what's the gist? (0+ / 0-)

      I think he just likes making speeches, and the role of being president. Actually doing the job properly seems to be an annoyance to him.

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

      by kovie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:26:30 PM PST

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      •  Protect global economy gist. (0+ / 0-)

        Not the sort of thing to make news in the US.



        Denial is a drug.

        by Pluto on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:28:58 PM PST

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        •  How? (0+ / 0-)

          More austerity--or stimulus?

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

          by kovie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 07:15:14 PM PST

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        •  His gambit is long term debt reduction (0+ / 0-)

          And assume it won't matter. Just as Clinton left with surpluses.  It is a shell game.

          His problem is Republicans wont play along and he keeps trying to get them to.  They are going for the long term stuff.  So he is playing a dangerous game of chicken by keeping the austerity noise on the table.

          "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

          by justmy2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 08:04:01 PM PST

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