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Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

karpe diem Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 1:14 AM
there are no such animals as "intelligent Liberals". if there were they would not be liberals.

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