Tax Cuts And 'Starving The Beast'

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  1. daveman
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    Not possible. You'd rather bitterly cling to your talking points.
     
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    Trajan conscientia mille testes

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    yes, I beleive Obama will display more intransigence ala the debt. ceiling.
     
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    You do cut to the chase. Poor Boehner, he's earned his own chapter in the next edition of The Peter Principle.

    For younger readers, see: Peter Principle - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
     
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    1. No, I took the chance to do research of my own.

    2. If they were smart, why are you calling them "stupid white people" all the time?

    3. I don't recall making such a statement. But if you were so smart, why do you keep swallowing liberal talking points instead of thinking for yourself?

    4. We sure were when we kicked your sorry asses out of the House in 2010.

    Yeah mmmhmm.
     
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    It's about time Obama and the Democrats played hardball. If the radical Republicans push on with their plan to shrink the Federal Government down to a size they can drown it in a bathtub, their disapproval rate will exceed that of The Congress, currently at 87% disapproval.

    Blaming Obama and/or Harry Reid isn't working and as more people become informed that the current play by Boehner is one the fringe Republicans have desired for years - Starve the Beast - more and more moderate Americans will disapprove of this radical ideology, and understand its source. Norquist must be happy as a clam, one wonders if he ever achieves this goal, will it bring him happiness or regret. Hell, he might need to get a real job.
     
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    Of course they were...I mean, are. :eusa_whistle:
     
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    And yet, oddly, no proof has been offered.

    Imagine that.
     
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    Thanks for the tip, here is a review by the NYTimes:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2007/09/23/books/review/Lowenstein-t.html?_r=0


    From the review:

    "Instead, what Chait does is to examine the tax cuts on their economic merits. The debate is not new, but Chait’s tale is enlivened by his account of how the G.O.P. evolved from a party of strait-laced budget balancers to extremists who resemble old-time Marxists in their rigid adherence to doctrine."
     
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    Looks as if Grover Norquist is going to have his way. Soon the Federal Government will be small enough to drown in a bathtub - I do wonder if he and the rest of the radical right ever considered the consequences of what they wanted?
     
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    I never even heard of the Koch brothers until the left started shitting themselves over them.... I am still a member of the Tea Party and have yet to hear any mention of them except from the tinfoil behatted brigade on the left.
     

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