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How Many Jobs Would Kent Conrad Kill?

Friday, 23 April 2010 05:18
It would have been reasonable to include some discussion of the economic impact of Senator Kent Conrad's plans to cut the budget deficit below the levels targeted by President Obama. The Post reports on the political implications of the budget committee's vote on a package that reduces the defiicit below the levels in President Obama's budget with additional cuts beginning in October, at point at which the unemployment rate is still likely to be close to 10.0 percent.
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written by izzatzo, April 23, 2010 7:13
Zero Sum Terrorism,
On a rampant rise,
From tiny states with two,
Senators compromised.

Get the deficit down,
Lest lenders will get less,
Deflated debt when due,
Means fewer dollars too.

Stop them sons of bitches,
The ones with spending wishes,
All they want is jobs,
From the tax and spend mob.

Look at North Dakota,
Booming oil and meat and plants,
So much to go around,
Even housing can't be found.

Get a grip you welfare sluts,
On the dole you'll always be,
Do the Conrad March in step,
With bootstraps just like me.
More details?
written by AndrewDover, April 23, 2010 1:14
Perhaps you could be more specific about how a cut of 4 billion in International Affairs is going to impact U.S. employment. See page 7 of

Then another couple billion on Pell grants. What am I missing that will have a big impact now compared with the President's budget?

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