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More idiotic campaign promises…..

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Why the Repubs keep coming up with this shit is beyond me. They’re going to kick the Dem’s ass because the voters have had it with the graft and corruption in the Empire. Of course, they’ve lied to the electorate before, but what the Hell, maybe this time they’ll only lie a little bit.  After all, they’re part of the graft and corruption.

LOL

Op-Ed Columnist – Downhill With the G.O.P. – NYTimes.com

So what’s left? Howard Gleckman of the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has done the math. As he points out, the only way to balance the budget by 2020, while simultaneously (a) making the Bush tax cuts permanent and (b) protecting all the programs Republicans say they won’t cut, is to completely abolish the rest of the federal government: “No more national parks, no more Small Business Administration loans, no more export subsidies, no more N.I.H. No more Medicaid (one-third of its budget pays for long-term care for our parents and others with disabilities). No more child health or child nutrition programs. No more highway construction. No more homeland security. Oh, and no more Congress.”

The “pledge,” then, is nonsense. But isn’t that true of all political platforms? The answer is, not to anything like the same extent. Many independent analysts believe that the Obama administration’s long-run budget projections are somewhat too optimistic — but, if so, it’s a matter of technical details. Neither President Obama nor any other leading Democrat, as far as I can recall, has ever claimed that up is down, that you can sharply reduce revenue, protect all the programs voters like, and still balance the budget.

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Written by mrcauser

October 1, 2010 at 2:53 pm

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