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  •  To get out of this financial mess, we're going to (1+ / 0-)
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    need both tax increases and spending cuts. Problem is, we live in a society where we want something for nothing - any politician that wants to raise taxes and cut spending will never get (re)elected.

    •  Not really. The politicians of both parties have (2+ / 0-)

      decided that I get a whole bunch of military hardware with extra war for my tax money.

      It's not that I want something for nothing, it's that I want something better for the something I already pay.  I'd pay more, if it wasn't all turned into blood money the second I get my paycheck..

      "Let's see what fresh fuckwittery these dolts can contrive to torment themselves with this time." -- Iain Banks, The Hydrogen Sonata

      by Rikon Snow on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 10:26:02 AM PST

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    •  not really (0+ / 0-)

      If we returned to the Clinton tax rates and defense spending rates, we wouldn't need additional spending cuts (or at least we'd be pretty close.)

      We're only in a financial mess because the Democrats want a $3 trillion tax cut, and the Republicans want a $4 trillion tax cut.

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