Thread: Economics Grow Now, Cut Deficits Later
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Old 05-22-2012, 11:06 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by donkhater View Post
Hmmm....

Sounds suspiciously like the "If you give us the tax increases we'll cut spending" crap that was pulled for the last quarter century.

Does ANYONE seriously think deficit reduction will occur with a power hungry Congress making the decisions? They are addicted to taxpayer money or, at least, taxpayer credit. They ain't cuttin' ****.
The deficit reduction that needs to occur is a structural change to the entitlements programs. Any attempt to get up-front stimulus (whether spending or tax cuts) in return for back end cuts from normal spending (whether discretionary or defense) is a non-starter, because as far as I'm concerned it would just be another con job.
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