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  •  I'm under the impression that that phrase was (1+ / 0-)
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    originally said in the context of getting elected...that deficits don't matter as far as getting elected/re-elected.

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    by mike101 on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:20:38 PM PDT

    •  That intro quote (0+ / 0-)

      seems to paint a different context --

      a budgetary planning one?

      although, I don't recall the exact context and timing myself

      the date was: Jan 11, 2004

      The press is impotent when it abandons itself to falsehood. --Thomas Jefferson to Thomas Seymour, 1807

      by jamess on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:30:44 PM PDT

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    •  that makes more sense because deficits do matter (4+ / 0-)

      especially for the time frame we are in now with boomers headed toward retirement, they always knew that in order to blow up SS, they would have to create massive deficits and then blame them on SS in order to kill it.  That is what they have done.

      "When fascism comes to America, it'll be wrapped in a flag and carrying a cross." Sinclair Lewis

      by lakehillsliberal on Wed Sep 01, 2010 at 08:40:47 PM PDT

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