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Conservatives Should End the Debt Ceiling Debate

canetoad Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 5:22 PM
We do have a spending problem (bloated military), pork barrel projects, but mostly a huge revenue problem. Currently revenues are 15.8 % of GDP. Last time we had a balanced budget in 2000, revenues were 20.5% of GDP. It was the Bush tax cuts stupid!
TheTruther Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 9:03 PM
Canebrain....If they were so stupid why did Obama keep the cuts for the middle and lower income groups in place?...The tax cuts as a package more than paid for themselves at the then current levels (including the war), brought us out of the Clinton recession (yeah, remember that?) and increased revenues to the treasury...The problem was, we in creased spending....get educated, not indoctrinated.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Jan 15, 2013 8:25 PM
Sadly this liberal was born with no brains and the space between its ers filled up with bovine excrement.
Watching the American scene in the 1960s, historian Daniel Boorstin, invented the idea of the “pseudo-event.” The rise of television and modern mass media had produced a transformation of the news business, so that what now mattered was not if an event was important, but only if it was “newsworthy.”

As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event was orchestrated and planned to receive maximum public attention, even if the event itself was really unimportant. Pseudo-events merely look important, because the media and the public agree to act as if they are. As Boorstin explained, the pseudo-event is not something that happens by...