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Let Obama be Obama

Troglodite Wrote: Nov 22, 2012 1:11 PM
Ill: Of course deficits matter! For years, we have been piling them them up under the leadership, or with the complicity, of both parties. The best that can be said is that we were not close to being broke in the days of Reagan, Bush 1, and even Clinton. The conservative objection to Obama is that he has doubled or tripled down on all the bad practices of the past, and done so at a time when the debt had gotten out pf hand. Re "protecting the wealthy": By the time all this runs its course, anybody who still has income or assets that can be seized will be deemed "wealthy" and will be "expropriated." The Middle Class is the real target, because that is where the money is.

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