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Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

HarryReidsRichLegacy Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 1:01 AM
"Isn't it obvious that BHO is trying to decrease America's stature! " I think what he's doing is more about managing expectations. Our country is not what it once was.
francisdesales Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 7:33 AM
Pfft. Managing expectations while promising the world to numerous voter groups across the country who would like more "expectations" met...
Panda Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 1:53 AM
"Our country is not what it once was."

Oh, but I'm sure running off wealthy job creators with drastically higher costs than dozens of competing nations had nothing to do with that, right Retard?

And spending us $6 Trillion further into debt in a microscopic 4 years with real unemployment still over 11% had nothing to do with that, right Retard?

And printing trillions in new cash while cutting drilling permits by 50% had nothing to do with gas prices skyrocketing, right Retard?

Oh wait, I'm sorry...you said "Commodities fluctuate." That's like me arguing against global warming with "Weather patterns come and go."

The only expectations Obama is "managing" are those surrounding his failed presidency. Time for another credit downgrade...

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