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  •  Of course it's not true (8+ / 0-)

    though the President might admit it isn't in speeches, he's more than willing to punish the poor through this debt ceiling game. That's how you know. He probably believes in some that same neoliberal garbage, or maybe not. I don't know what's inside his head, but he's playing a dangerous deficit terrorist game and some people and their wealth could wind up in the street or dead or have the social security and Medicare they rely on cut instead.

    He won't end the game so he likes it. It will happen every 3 months and no speech is going to stop it.

    Those who deflect debates about the issues with complaints about tone usually have a lot to atone for.

    by priceman on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 09:38:40 AM PDT

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    •  For me, his actions are too consistent with ... (3+ / 0-)
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      ... neoliberal thinking, even when it runs against his short term political interests, to find it likely that he is just pretending for advantage.

      And of course, he did go to Harvard, so the kind of old-boy network he would tap into would be soaking in neoliberal thinking. And given the "There Is No Alternative" neoliberal sneer at anyone using any other approach, its entirely consistent that an ambitious individual climbing into those networks on the back of seeming talent and promise would not be in the habit of thinking deeply and critically about the common assumptions of that old-boy network.

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      by BruceMcF on Thu Oct 10, 2013 at 01:59:57 PM PDT

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