Thread: Economics The Fiscal Cliff Approacheth
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Old 12-05-2012, 08:42 AM   #449
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A deficit hawk wouldn't have made a deficit-expanding health care reform his top, first-term priority. A deficit hawk who decided to take on the health care reform challenge would have made containment of spiraling health care costs (which largely drive our long-term deficit problems) the top priority rather than universal coverage.
Ah, so you do have things you base your opinions on.

Of course, it's total bullshit.

Obamacare actually reduces the deficit and contains it innumerable measures designed to contain healthcare costs, and already has.

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Have you heard of the Ryan budget proposal from a year or two ago?
The Ryan proposal? Oh, you mean the thing that has no chance of passage? Even his own Presidential ticket had to moderate it?

As my good friend pat would say:

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Deficit hawks aren't about unserious lip service.
So let me get this straight:

Politically unfeasible budgetary solutions from Obama: unserious lip service.

Politically unfeasible budgetary solutions from Ryan: the very definition of a deficit hawk!
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