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  •  You really think Blanche Lincoln will support (2+ / 0-)
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    keeping the Bush tax cuts?

    I don't buy it.

    Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

    by Benintn on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:18:48 PM PDT

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    •  Primary is over. Time for her true (3+ / 0-)
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      colors to fly.

      "[R]ather high-minded, if not a bit self-referential"--The Washington Post.

      by Geekesque on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:21:41 PM PDT

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    •  I don't buy it either (0+ / 0-)

      The economy really is in serious trouble.

      Lincoln will listen to 'the money people', like Greenspan.

      •  You mean like the Wal-Mart heirs (0+ / 0-)

        And owners.  That's who she listens to.  The "money people" who are a lot richer than Greenspan.

        Your new Democratic Party: Billions for the bankster boys and not one dime for abortions. Even if it's your dime.

        by Mimikatz on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:55:34 PM PDT

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        •  Let's put it this way (0+ / 0-)

          It is in Lincoln's self interest.

          It is also in our countries best interests.

          I know it's easy to just attack folks endlessly, but let me restate the point.

          The economic bubble that caused the crash in Sept. 08 literally devastated our economy. Like over. The end.

          We have pulled out to some extent but the risks are not over.

          If anyone says to you inflation or hyperinflation is a worry, you can tell them they are full of shit.

          Deflation is the biggest worry. Greenspan knows this. He sees it. He sees that strangling the economy right now as it is starting to lift out of this morass, would be horrible for our country. Lincoln and any other person with a half a brain that understands what deflation is, should be worried right now.

    •  She voted for them in (6+ / 0-)

      the first place.  She wants to gut the estate tax.

      Won't surprise me at all.

      Pooties and Woozles unite; you have nothing to lose but your leashes!

      by TomP on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:23:44 PM PDT

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      •  A lot of folks voted for Bush tax cuts in 2001 (0+ / 0-)

        but didn't like the outcomes since then.

        I'm not disagreeing.  But we'll have to keep a close eye on this, and keep up the pressure.

        Boozman will obviously help put pressure on Lincoln, and she may not be long for this world.  Maybe she'll find religion on the deficit this year - if Greenspan can change, maybe there's hope for others.

        Full Disclosure: I am not Ben Leming. But I think he's pretty cool.

        by Benintn on Thu Jul 15, 2010 at 02:45:15 PM PDT

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