The real reason for "the stimulus"

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    Even under CBO's conservative estimate, the Senate bill increases outlays by $546 billion over 10 years. But to get this low a figure, CBO assumes that the half-trillion in spending will be a one-time wonder. We are thus expected to believe that Democrats will let these additions to their favorite programs vanish after two or three years. To believe this, you have to ignore the last half-century of budget politics. Spending never declines; at best it merely fails to grow as fast as the economy.

    Far more plausibly, Democrats will take the stimulus increases and make them part of a new, higher baseline for future spending growth. Anyone who proposes to cut from that amount will be denounced as "heartless" and Draconian.

    The Real Stimulus Burden - Senator Olympia Snowe of Maine - Zimbio

    I have accused by Libs of being a "yea but" by correcting there lies
    Here is another "yea but" that Romney will use to win in November

    As we have seen this now has become the truth
     
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    Let me add that returning to our 2007 budget is gaining strength in Washington
    The GOP and GWB had it right
    Without the was we had no choice to fight, we had a balanced budget in 2007
     

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