Break the spend-and-borrow cycle

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  1. Conservative
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    Goop OP piece on the whole debt limit issue from two GOP governors...

    Break the spend-and-borrow cycle - The Washington Post

    Highlights...

     
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    They should not raise the Debt Limit. Not raising it will force them to make big cuts immediately. It might be the only way to force them to make cuts. Despite all their "Sky is Falling' Fear Mongering,the Country will still be standing if they decide not to raise the Debt Limit. They're just trying to scare the People. This President threatening to withhold Social Security Checks is the lowest of lows as far as shallow Fear Mongering goes. They have plenty of Money to pay for these Social Security Checks. It's just Fear Mongering blackmail. Just don't raise the Debt Limit and people will immediately see that the World has not ended.
     
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    The time to have done that was about 40 or 50 years ago.

    Had we done this DURING the Viet Nam conflict, we wouldn't have pissed away 10 years fighting a foolish and criminal war.

    A DEM was in office, back then, but every Congress since that time (maybe with a minor exception for Clinton, although that is certainly debatable, too) has been GUN AND BUTTER Congress.

    We don't have to have a national debt, ya know.

    But if we didn't how would the INSIDER BANSTERS rip us off?
     
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    Get the Dems out of office
     
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    It reads like TPM rally talking points. No specifics or details, as usual. Otherwise subjective partisan reactionaryism.

    Like most on the right they have no desire to balance the budget, they instead see the deficit as a political opportunity to attack and destroy hated New Deal programs.
     
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    Do you really think the Papa Obama and the Left have any real ideas that are going to help?
     
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    Yeh spend lots of money and get it from rich people to cover it....:eusa_whistle:
     
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    The neutered dog thread. How cute.
     
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    DontBeStupid Look it up!

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    Worst. Ideas. Ever.
     
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    I was looking at the possible list of budget items to cut and Iraq, Afghanistan and foreign aid didn't make the cut. Also NASA, the war on drugs and oil subsidies were conspicuous by their absence.

    But Medicaid, parks (parks for heaven's sake) were top on the list. Hope the Republicans and Tea Party candidates hold the line. Someone's going to cave but the force is strong in this President, so we'll see.

    Oh by the way, keep my SS checks coming I've only been drawing this pittance for 10 years.
     

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