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  •  Sadly, this meme is still winning (2+ / 0-)
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    mrblifil, neroden

    A lot of people who otherwise disagree with Repubs on most issues agree with them on the deficit and its severity and the steps that they believe need to be taken to deal with it, having be bombarded with propaganda for years from not only the RW media but from "mainstream" media like CNN and MSNBC.

    They have become convinced that the deficit is a HUGE problem that has to be dealt with RIGHT NOW, by drastically cutting spending on programs that help everyday people, RIGHT NOW, even if doing so ends up not only hurting the very people who would supposedly suffer from the ongoing deficit, but hurting the economy in a way that will only end up INCREASING the deficit.

    It's a complete disconnect from basic economic reality that comes from the same sort of propaganda-inspired mindset that gives us "Government better get its hands off my Medicare!" and "Public insurance doesn't work, but I like my Medicare". How do you get people to understand that the deficit is NOT our most pressing problem right now, and that to the extent that is it a problem (which it is, in the long term), it's caused FAR more (if not exclusively) by tax cuts for the rich, unnecessary defense spending and wars, and the recession, than by allegedly overpaid spoiled government workers?

    "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 Tue Mar 01, 2011 at 09:56:59 PM PST

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