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  •  Why do Repubs push the myth? I can't say for sure. (14+ / 0-)

    But Dems don't present an alternative. After the Bush tax cuts extension cave-in, Obama said it is very difficult to change 30 years of trickle down theory. This from a guy who came into office with a clear mandate and huge popularity, when the Repub brand was thoroughly discredited and flushed down deeply into the toilet.  And he validates the theory by signing bills offering more tax cuts to small businesses. Oh, the half-assed stimulus which was 1/3rd tax cuts - how can i forget that.

    Diane Ravitch on Race to the Top : "Trash for Cash". NYT reader comment (via Susan Ohanian) : Arne Duncan great example of peter Principle. Failed in Chicago; then promoted so he could repeat failure on national scale.

    by Funkygal on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 10:22:24 PM PDT

    •  Politics 101 : First lesson - when you speak your (7+ / 0-)

      opponent's language, you loose. Obama has been incredibly effective at that and his biggest "achievement" could be bailing out the Repub brand out of the toilet. Only thing that will stop it is Teahadists.

      Diane Ravitch on Race to the Top : "Trash for Cash". NYT reader comment (via Susan Ohanian) : Arne Duncan great example of peter Principle. Failed in Chicago; then promoted so he could repeat failure on national scale.

      by Funkygal on Wed Apr 06, 2011 at 10:45:19 PM PDT

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    •  Why - because they love magic more than math (1+ / 0-)
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    •  You can't say for sure? (0+ / 0-)

      Sorry, it is pretty obvious. The people (I wonder who they are?) who fund the Republicans (bad cops) and Democrats (good cops) want to serve the people who give them money--it isn't just campaign money either. Oligarchs hire staffers, family members, lovers, wives, and give you a fat salary when you leave public office whether it is in politics or in a high government post. I've been a gov't consultant for many years and know what I'm talking about. The corruption is not only rampant it is crippling the government, where many fine people labor trying to keep things from completely falling apart.

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