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    I guess I did not explain my idea very well.

    Very few seem to understand it.

    One example - the idea that it is now or never for ending the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy. This is obviously nonsense. If the Bush tax cuts for the wealthy expire in 6 months or a year, then they can be ended then the same way they can be ended now.

    As for not tying Sandy aid to pushing off the austerity bomb, I've not seen a coherent argument why not. Saying it "should be separate" is not an answer.

    Should and is are different concepts.

    The fact is the President will be, imo, in a much better position to negotiate if the economy is stronger 6 months from now.

    A stimulus infusion now will strengthen the economy now.

    Which will impact the CBO projections. Which will make the political imperative for cuts much weaker.

    I frankly think most of the comments in this thread are not particularly coherent.

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