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  •  He wasn't sucked in... (1+ / 0-)
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    he has always been fiscally conservative...and was pulled in further by the likes of Peter Orzag...the question is has he been shocked into action....

    "Small Businesses Don't Build Levees" - Melissa Harris Perry

    by justmy2 on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 03:11:45 PM PST

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    •  Fiscal conservatism is for three kinds of people (3+ / 0-)
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      howd, dorkenergy, Calgacus

      Idiots

      Rich people who stand to profit from it

      Politicians and pundits either beholden to them, or too weak to oppose them, and obsessed with the desire to be seen as a Very Very Serious Person

      "Liberty without virtue would be no blessing to us" - Benjamin Rush, 1777

      by kovie on Tue Feb 05, 2013 at 04:00:11 PM PST

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