Saturday, October 2, 2010

The Deficit Simplified

Here is a nice simple comparison by the Center for American Progress of the effects on the federal budget deficit of the administration's budget proposals vs. the budget proposals in the Republican "Pledge to America."  How the Republicans can have any credibility as the party of fiscal responsibility is beyond me.  At least since 1980, they have steadfastly followed the mantra of cut taxes and let the deficit be damned.  The Pledge to America is true to form.


3 comments:

  1. << How the Republicans can have any credibility as the party of fiscal responsibility is beyond me. >>

    Republivans don't have any credibility judging recent history. That point is not arguable. That is why I have been suggesting Dems reach out to independants and moderates who are the people who will be voting Democrats out of office in four weeks. Instead, progressives call them names; Tea Baggers, racists, worse; big mistake. There are some far righties in the Tea Party, but it's only a minority. Most are reasonable independants -- even if misguided.

    Dems could have captured many of their votes by being inclusive rather than derisive. I am quite sure of this. Moderates do not like past Republican policies. Progressives seem to sing only to the choir. This is a step back for progressives.

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  2. I'm afraid that even if you put this on the inside of a teabagger's eyelids, he/she would still insist that Obama is killing us with deficits, while the Republican party is the model of fiscal restraint. As they say, none are so blind as those who will not see.

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  3. Alec, you make my point. It's as if you would rather be mad than have lasting success in office. I'm not talking about fringe right. I'm talking about the Progressives ignoring moderates.

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