The Budget Debate; Why are we offered only bad and worse choices?

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    Arianna Huffington: The Incredible Shrinking Budget Debate: Why the Only Choice We're Being Offered Is Between Bad and Worse


    Yeah, were pretty much fucked up politically.
     
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    Get rid of the Fed to start with.
     
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    Those "draconian cuts" amount to about 3ยข in $1,000.

    But I never presume that any kind of intellectual honesty will emanate from HRPuffinstuffPo.
     
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    The deficit is going to top 100% of the GDP this year. When should we start worrying about it? 200%? 500%? 10,000%? I would seriously like to knw when you think it is going to be unmanageable.

    By the way, when did you start listening to someone who got rich off the backs of people she did not pay a dime too?
     
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    How is cutting spending a bad thing? Or a worse thing?
     
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    Hobsian choices are one of the hallmarks of authoritarians goverments that PRETEND to be something other than what they are.

    You know..like this nation become?
     
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    Sometimes, when times are tough, people only have a bad and a worse option and have to take the best one they have. If you're waiting for someone to give you a perfect solution that fixes everything, you're going to be waiting a long time.

    If you're looking at trying to increase GDP, that debate has already been done, dramatically, over the last two years. We got the stimulus from Obama that was supposed to cause growth. And we got the extension of Bush's tax cuts from the Republicans which were supposed to cause growth. In spite of all this, growth is still slow. I think it's pretty immature to think we can just keep spending more and more money and going deeper and deeper into debt as a means of reducing the deficit. A part of the equation definitely has to be spending cuts, and that's what Congress is talking about now.
     
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    It's only a Hobsian choice for the moocher class and their pimps.

    For those of us paying the bills, not so much.
     
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    There are two choices:

    Continuing to "fuck over" those who work hard and play by the rules or ending the Big Government Cronyism Con Game that has enriched career pol and their campaign donation cronies.

    If one feels "fucked over" by cuts in spending, then one is likely in the crony category.
     
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    For a moment there I thought;

    Wow, flaygo might have put up something worth while.

    But no. Not only is it linking huffpoop, it's actually quoting hufpoop.

    Let me know when you have a free thought wander from your head to the keyboard.
     

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