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  •  Targeted spending is good (2+ / 0-)
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    4jkb4ia, New Deal democrat

    Massive budget bloat in the form of unitemized earmarks and "secret" defense budgets is bad.  Balancing the budget is a matter of economic necessity for our country, ESPECIALLY if we ever want to get things like universal healthcare.  We need to get our checkbook balanced before we buy that new family car.  If that means getting rid of the speedboat and the plasma TV, then so be it.  It's not government spending that's bad, it's untargeted, wasteful spending that's bad.

    Read James Loewen's "Sundown Towns"!

    by ChicagoDem on Mon Jul 10, 2006 at 12:07:11 PM PDT

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