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    psalongo, Brooke In Seattle, priceman

    And as much as you wish it weren't about foreign aid, it is.  Period.

    No, seriously, feel free to stop lying at any time about the actual positions of Obama's critics.  No one here has argued against foreign aid, and it's pure sophistry on your part to continue to pretend otherwise.

    Period.

    And since you skipped right over it the first time, here's the other half of the argument that you also keep ignoring:

    There are many, many, many other ways we could be propping up these economies that don't make them entirely dependent on the largess of software companies, and aren't susceptible to being shipped off to the next cheap labor market.

    You know, like maybe spend $10 million on roads and schools and hospitals, that would create far more than 3,000 jobs while having a far broader impact.  Or make a decade long commitment to buy food from Sri Lanka for the U.S. military, which would funnel money into their economy while helping to establish a sustainable commercial industry.

    You might have more of a case if Obama was working to reform NAFTA and the GATT and the WTO.

    You might have more of a case if Obama was pushing a serious stimulus at home, with long term projects to support long term demand combined with a CCC style program to put millions back to work, fast.

    You might have more of a case if Obama was backing a return of high marginal tax rates and other reforms to discourage companies from squeezing their workforce to gain ever last possible penny for executive compensation.

    But none of that is case.

    ThAnswr "If the administration can't fight for it's friends, don't expect us to fight their enemies."

    by Uberbah on Thu Aug 05, 2010 at 08:15:57 PM PDT

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