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  •  Loved the part about Repuke Guv's (1+ / 0-)
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    Rachel focused on that in her show the other night. Christie (my guv, unfortunately), Walker, and Kasich are all in the low 40's. Rick Scott is in the 30's. And this is all in their own states. Whoever thinks these guys can be elected POTUS in the general is smoking something potent.

    Also, loved the part about where people would like to see spending reductions. Defense is the ONLY one of the areas listed where the majority of respondents favor minor or major reductions. 57% favor reductions in defense, while only 32% support reductions in SS, 39% in Medicare, and 43% in Medicaid (if I did my math correctly). Imagine what we could do if we took 100 or 200 billion from defense & pumped it back into the economy. We could help people and STILL be spending more than anybody else in the world on defense.

    A village can not reorganize village life to suit the village idiot.

    by METAL TREK on Sun May 29, 2011 at 08:50:39 AM PDT

    •  Cutting defense (0+ / 0-)

      is a good idea and the amounts you mention are reasonable.   But, because this would reduce the deficit, it would take money out of the economy, not pump it in.

      •  Repurpose the cash to progressive programs nt (0+ / 0-)

        In a world of the blind, the one eyed man is a pariah. Ask Galileo. Ask Darwin.

        by OKParrothead on Sun May 29, 2011 at 10:53:07 AM PDT

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      •  Not defending the thinking but... (0+ / 0-)

        If Business is really on the sidelines because of the Deficit (Again not really buying this thinking), then a meaningful reduction of the Deficit should open up the investment floodgates (It did happen during the Clinton admin, although I personally think it was a delayed response to the Tech Boom) and jobs will increase...

        An increase in employment will mean larger tax collections thus alowing more allocation to domestic issues.

        The Republicans base this whole argument on tax cutting, The Dems should be runnin g with the idea of a peace dividend, but of course, Obama must bring us peace first.

        Afghanistan I'm looking at you.

        "Reason is six-sevenths of treason," said one of his neighbors. "Intelligence is what the enemy uses," said another.

        by Misterpuff on Sun May 29, 2011 at 12:01:18 PM PDT

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