Robert Reich: Right Now You Dont Want the Government to Cut Spending

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    By Doug Powers • March 24, 2011 03:06 PM **Written by Doug Powers

    Bill Clinton’s former Labor Secretary was on Hardball railing against GOP attempts to rein in runwaway government spending. His thinking is that if you’re in a boat that springs a leak, the last thing you should do is plug the hole because you’re going to be hungry soon and it’ll get you closer to the fish faster.

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    another crackpot libtard telling me what to think.........
    (not you, of course, Steph)
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    Robert Reich is right. The public held debt in relation to GDP, it is only a bit over half of what it was in 1946. When Republicans created massive deficits, it was not an issue...SUDDENLY it is.

    During the Great Depression conservatives raised the same objections to F.D.R.’s programs. They said the economy must be left alone and it would correct itself in the long run. Commerce Secretary Harry Hopkins shot back: “People don’t eat in the long run. They eat every day.”

    "Republicans care more about property, Democrats care more about people"
    Ted Sorensen - President Kennedy's Special Counsel & Adviser, and primary speechwriter
     
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    Yeah let's cut government spending, I agree,

    Lets start by withdrawling the troops from the 160+ nations where they are, cut our fleet in half, our military in half and while we're at it, aren't those MILITARY PENIONS a real drag, too.

    So screw those guys just like we're planning on screwing all public unions members.

    Do all those things and guess what?

    We no longer have a budget deficit.

    Which of you self proclaiming conservative Libertarians are with me?

    Let's REALLY cut spending and stop kidding outselves.

    Most of the PORK goes to billionaires, anyway.

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    Robert 3rd Reich says don't cut spending in the bad times so when IS the time to cut spending? No asshole politician is gonna suggest cutting spending in the good times.

    Wadda' fuggin' idiot! :lol:
     
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    President Clinton and Robert Reich gave us a surplus, remember?
     
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    We have to destroy society in order to save it.
     

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