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"If Something Seems To Be Too Good To Be True, It's Best To Shoot It, Just In Case." -- Fiona Glenanne

"Foreign Relations Boil Down to Two Things: Talking With People or Killing Them." -- Unknown

"Mobs Do Not Storm the Capitol to Do Good Deeds." -- not James Lee Burke

"Colt .45s; putting bad guys underground since 1873." -- Unknown

"Stay Strapped or Get Clapped." -- probably not Mr. Rogers

"Let’s eat all of these people!” — Venom

"Eck!" -- George the Cat

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Republicans and the Federal Deficit

I just want to note for the recod that the federal deficit is not a priority for Republicans when they are in the White House.

The federal deficit was not a priority for Republicans when Ronald Reagan, George H.W Bush or George W. Bush were in the White House.

The federal deficit was a priority for Republicans when Bill Clinton was in the White House and, of course, it is now their priority (when they are not trying to criminalize abortion or reduce women to sexual slavery).

The reason is simple: The Republicans use the bloody shirt of the deficit to hobble Democratic priorities and the Democrats are either stupid enough or spineless enough to fall for it every time. But when the Republicans are in charge and they want to spend trillions on corporate welfare programs, well, deficits don't matter.

1 comment:

tom said...

Dear Just,
Hate to go off topic, but I think I have a modest proposal
1)progressive bloggers should ask why Exxon pays no taxes,
2)Why ConAgra and Monsanto and other agribusiness giants get farming subsidies from our borrowed tax dollars
3) Why does the Oil industry get ANY F*&%ing tax breaks (oil depletion allowance)
4) If we are going to pull the plug on AFDC or defund it or defund Head Start and kill other programs like HEATING OIL to freezing families we SURE oughta cut those tax breaks or REFUNDS for those who TRULY don't need them ..