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Let's See, If President Obama Commits To Making Large Cuts in Future Budgets Then He Will Have Lots of Money to Spend in the Future

Wednesday, 13 July 2011 05:11
That seems to be Ruth Marcus's argument in her column today. The point is that he needs money for his education and infrastructure agenda, but he will only get this money if he commits to make large cuts, including in areas like education and infrastructure. Okay, no one expects the Washington Post to make much sense, but does anyone have any idea what she is talking about?
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Dean plays old school games
written by frankenduf, July 13, 2011 8:31
cmon Dean, ur using old school logic and modus tollens, when Obama has been playing 3 dimensional chess with the repubs- and yes, it is hard for lay citizens to understand- here, ill help u, let's play, ill go first: pawn to rook three...o crap, i just lost my queen...
written by Nassim Sabba, July 13, 2011 8:32
When semantics tricks are used by the powerful, like the National Propaganda Radio, it is called reporting. When it is used by the lay, it is called splitting hair, or just that that's "semantics".
But semantics have powerful subliminal, or subconscious effects. National Propaganda Radio should know better and not sully its tiny shred of respectability left it before it starting showing its true face after years of work, perhaps begrudgingly, establishing itself as a neutral voice.
I Would Like to See the Job Application Form for the WaPo
written by Paul, July 13, 2011 8:43
What qualifications do they look for in people they hire?

1. Have you been diagnosed with Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder?
You qualify for an editorial position.

2. Do you have Cognitive Dissonance?
You qualify as an economics columnist.
written by Jonathan, July 13, 2011 10:36
I was thinking along the same lines with respect to Social Security and Medicare. Obama's political strategy seems to be that he needs to sacrifice Medicare and Social Security in order to win independents and re-election. It's a replay of his having sacrificed the public option.

So let's say he does get re-elected - what then? He attempts to fix what he ruined in order to get re-elected?

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Dean Baker is co-director of the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, D.C. He is the author of several books, his latest being The End of Loser Liberalism: Making Markets Progressive. Read more about Dean.