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Why Liberals Hate the New Simpson-Bowles Deficit Reduction Plan

Texan1984 Wrote: Feb 21, 2013 10:03 AM
AmericanLiberal = AmeriKanKKommunist. Evil Egors pining for slavery to and tyranny of a Mary Antoinette attitude government run by a flat out Marxist, all the while picking every productive Americans pockets and calling it an 'asset'. He must kiss his old photo of Bubba Clinton every single day for giving us the phrase "it depends on what the definition of 'is' is". Eff Eu Commie Boy. You and your pickpocket brethren just need to sit down, shut up, get (or create) a real job and leave the rest of us alone. Aszhole.

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