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Fiscal Cliff Notes: Part II

true liberal Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:17 AM
The problem is that the GOP cannot articulate the issues and always argue from the Progressives starting point. Stop using "fiscal cliff". Call it a "fiscal guardrail" or a "fiscal sobriety check" or "fiscal credit check". Couch it as a college student that has reached his credit card limit talking to his Mom or Dad. The student is running up debt on his dorm parties; he calls them stimulus. He has also signed up for all of these extra curricular activities that has hot the credit limit. Not to mention the beer tabs that he has runup. Now he is calling to get the credit limit bumped up. What are you gonna tell 'em?
Loyal Democrat Wrote: Dec 05, 2012 7:31 AM
If the student has a need and the parents have the ability to service the payments on the higher credit limit, then it is the duty of the parents to allow the increase in the limit. After all, they can afford it, whereas the student in need can't.

Remember, the constitution says "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".

Editor's Note: This column is part II in a series. Part I can be found here.

One of the big advantages that President Obama has, as he plays "chicken" with the Congressional Republicans along the "fiscal cliff," is that Obama is a master of the plausible lie, which will never be exposed by the mainstream media-- nor, apparently, by the Republicans.

A key lie that has been repeated over and over, largely unanswered, is that President Bush's "tax cuts for the rich" cost the government so much lost tax revenue that this added to the budget deficit-- so...