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Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

francisdesales Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:31 AM
Kettle, meet pot...

The short and obvious explanation is that the revamped proposal emphasizes spending reductions, which is a blow to Democrats' false mantra du jour; namely, that the country doesn't have a spending problem.  The Atlantic's Derek Thompson gripes that the new bipartisan framework, advanced by the former co-chairmen of President Obama's fiscal commission earlier this week, emits a distinct whiff of Republicanism. The MSNBC crew is predictably unimpressed, as are lefty bloggers like