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Senate Democrat: "I Want to Disagree With Those Who Say We Have a Spending Problem"

eddie again Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 10:37 AM
the longer we postpone balancing the budget, the greater the corrective adjustment will be and the longer it will take to put our country back on a path to posterity. politically speaking, how many of the members of our congress can survive for another term if they become the agents of hastening the day of reckoning, even though by hastening it they are both decreasing its intensity and its duration?
Cappmann Wrote: Feb 15, 2013 11:41 AM
As long as they are permitted, by both the media and us, to continually blame others for THEIR failures, they can survive indefinitely. The dems blame the repubs, or the rich, or whoever. The repubs blame the dems, disregarding their own role in the mess we're in. Liberlas blame conservatives and vice-versa.

Hop aboard the Denialism Express, Democrats.  It's a fact-free, reckless thrill ride -- although between the president, Nancy Pelosi, Steny Hoyer and now outgoing Iowa Sen. Tom Harkin, space is getting limited.  Harkin, who will retire at the end of this term, used the (somewhat ironic) platform of a Senate Appropriations Committee meeting to inform the public that the US government is not broke and does not have a spending problem: