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Yep, that pretty much sums it up.
Posted by: Lt. Dangle | Aug 28, 2012 12:18:32 PM
I guess it would be funny but for the the fact that the GOP isn't actually waging a campaign based on any real concern for debt and deficits.
Quick question for the Republican apologists: in what year does the Ryan budget actually propose to balance the budget? I would ask the same question about Romney's budget proposal, he has declined to provide any details that would allow anyone to determine when (or even if) his budget ever balances.
Posted by: Anonymous | Aug 29, 2012 9:34:02 AM
This makes little sense. Tax avoidance, legal or otherwise, has a direct relationship to the government's ability to cover the services it provides without taking extra debt. We should be concerned about a president who refuses to pay tax.
Posted by: Tim | Aug 29, 2012 1:46:28 PM
There is no short-term deficit crisis, despite the honkings of the Tea Party types. In the long term, we must bring our receipts closer into line with our expenditures. That can be done, but not by reducing taxes and/or spending. The result of reducing taxes and/or spending will simply be an economic slowdown--take a look across the pond at G.B.--exactly what we don't need. Economic growth is the only engine that will achieve the desired end.
Posted by: Publius Novus | Aug 30, 2012 8:31:06 AM
If more taxes and more spending are good for the economy, let's raise taxes to 90% and double federal spending immediately.
Ryan's plan gradually and responsibly brings the budget under control. To do it any faster would cause Obama to ditch the commercial of a Republican pushing Granny off of a cliff and make a new one portraying Ryan sending whole train loads of seniors to the gas chambers.
Posted by: Woody | Aug 30, 2012 9:27:04 AM
Oh, it's different now. Obama says adding $4 trillion to debt is unpatriotic.
Posted by: Woody | Aug 30, 2012 9:30:27 AM
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