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  •  Deficit and debt are a symptom not a cause (2+ / 0-)
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    Meteor Blades, emal

    The whole debate over deficit spending is political gamesmanship.  No one is talking about the fact that the deficit is largely the result of high unemployment and the recession.

    Tax cuts haven't helped consumers or the economy much, but they've also added to the deficit.

    Our household and so many others are facing similar problems.   I was recently shocked to see there are 4 foreclosures in process in our small neighborhood, a place where homes are in the 3,000 sq ft and larger range.  People living here are professionals, attorneys, teachers, small business owners, etc.   Parents can no longer afford to send kids to 4 yr colleges, instead choosing 2 yrs of community college with hopes to finish the last 2 yrs at the state university.

    Voters of all ages and income levels are under stress right now.  Underestimating the concern about the economy is a big mistake for Obama to make.

    It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it. ~ Aristotle

    by Betty Pinson on Mon Jun 06, 2011 at 06:22:32 AM PDT

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