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  •  There is so much momentum now ... (3+ / 0-)

    ... to slow spending and tighten the economy. While many of us understand the need to put more public dollars into the system, I don't think the votes are there.

    Witness the screws they just put on unemployed workers ... in a related note, a tea-bagger business acquaintance I saw Saturday was absolutely giddy about the news and showed me some right-wing site that's framing it as a personal defeat for the president.

    This man, who portrays himself as a morally upright paragon of civic virtue, lost his job a little over a year ago when GM closed his auto plant. He took some of the separation money he received and started a small business that's doing barely OK.

    Help those less fortunate? Not a chance.

    Oh, and this boldly conservative christian dreams of sleeping with younger women, makes suggestive comments about them and would like to make his step-daughter one of his conquests.

    This is who they are and this time, with the help of the Blue Dogs, they will likely prevail.

    •  The momentum is entirely within (4+ / 0-)

      certain very loud (and either clueless, self-interested or cowardly) minority segments of the financial, political and media worlds, and not within the public at large, which is not clamoring for fiscal austerity at all. I.e. a small segment of a small segment of the entire population. This momentum, as it were, is largely made-up.

      Anyone who says that the deficit is one of our most pressing near-term problems that requires cost-cutting is either an idiot or a liar.

      "Those who stand for nothing fall for anything...Mankind are forever destined to be the dupes of bold & cunning imposture" --Alexander Hamilton

      by kovie on Mon Jun 14, 2010 at 09:46:42 AM PDT

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