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  •  What's so depressing (8+ / 0-)

    is that western democracies have been having this debate for literally over 2 centuries, and it never seem to get resolved politically or in the public mind even though the economic data overwhelmingly proves, beyond any serious doubt, that active government engagement in the economy, via monetary, fiscal, tax and economic policy, regulation, oversight, social welfare programs, infrastructure, etc., not only works, but is absolutely essential to the economic well-being of a country, and that high deficit spending during a downturn is unavoidable. One can debate the specifics but to dispute this core truth is to broker in idiocy, ignorance, dishonesty or delusion.

    Unfortunately, all of these being core qualities of today's GOP.

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

    by kovie on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 07:59:14 AM PST

    •  And what healthy gov't engagement doesn't do (2+ / 0-)
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      is syphon mass quantities of our money to the wealthiest of our fellow citizens.

      I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it. - Paul Krugman

      by Gentle Giant on Tue Feb 26, 2013 at 08:23:38 AM PST

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