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  •  Just this once (13+ / 0-)

    I'd like to see Dems come out unified and swinging hard, because it shouldn't be too hard to knock this one out of the park. The message is:

    The Republicans plan to default on the debt that they themselves created.

    Now is the time (But really, when isn't it?) to remind voters that the largest chunks of the debt are:

    The Bush tax cuts

    The Bush-started wars.

    The Republican-created, unfunded Medicare Part D

    The debt is further enhanced by the economic downturn which is a direct result of the conservative philosophy of de-regulation, which caused the Wall St. crash, and the debt is even further enhanced by the debt itself--the second or third biggest chunk of Federal spending is interest on the debt.

    Remember when Bill Clinton was President and we had a balanced budget and a surplus? How did the debate go on raising the debt limit then? Oh, yeah, we didn't have to raise the debt limit when we had a surplus under Bill Clinton. Maybe that is the message that every Democrat should be shouting in one voice.

    Al Qeada is a faith-based initiative.

    by drewfromct on Mon May 30, 2011 at 01:26:38 PM PDT

    •  We really should change the message to (2+ / 0-)
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      drewfromct, ontario

      relay the facts: Republicans voting to renege on their debts.

      Raising the debt ceiling works for them because most people think it means we are spending further from some point after the point which we owe, rather than that we have already spent it and owe it.

      Then somebody should ask them why they passed all this spending if they weren't going to pay for it.

      Call them what they are: deadbeats.

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