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  •  there were gonna be shitty options regardless (0+ / 0-)

    and you know it.

    under which of your predictions was shit gonna be rosy?

    This comment is dedicated to my mellow Adept2U and his Uncle Marcus

    by mallyroyal on Thu Mar 21, 2013 at 08:01:29 AM PDT

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    •  As Obama says "its math!" (0+ / 0-)

      As of today, you'd be looking at an annual budget surplus beginning in 2016 and continuing onward without interruption. Because guess why we have a deficit?

      1. The Bush Tax Cuts
      2. The Two Wars
      3. The Medicare Prescription drug scam.

      Obamacare takes care of number 3's contribution to the deficit. Obama winding up the two wars takes care of number 2. The only thing left was the big Kahuna, the Bush Tax Cuts.

      If we had let those cuts expire without any kind of silly "deal" we'd be flush with revenue. Then we could start negotiating with Republicans over the size of the surplus and using it to create jobs rather than the size of the deficit.

      They'd have to make an honest argument rather than the dishonest one that President Obama keeps buying into.

      No deficit, no need for a grand bargain, no need to do stupid shit. Stupid shit like the sequester that he signed into law that he said was never going to happen.

      And that was exactly the course we were on until chessmaster-in-chief convinced himself that Republicans would NEVER go along with the sequester. Oops. Because really, why on earth would Republicans be happy about a $1 trillion worth of spending cuts?

      You all need to face facts: Obama got his clock cleaned in 2010 when he first got rolled on the Bush Tax Cuts and he seriously fucked up by getting scared shitless that the GOP would actually default when Wall Street, Big Oil, Big Insurance, and the MIC (who own and control the GOP) all were saying there would never be a default and the GOP was just bullshitting.

      We're here where we are because of bad negotiating tactics and an unwillingness to play political hardball. However, he's turned over a new leaf these days and that's good. Lesson learned. But he, and we, still have to pay for the fucked up decisions of the past.

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