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Old 05-10-2012, 05:27 PM
Location: Unperson Everyman Land
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Originally Posted by jackmccullough View Post
I seriously doubt your claim. I don't know any liberals, either personally or in the public eye, who take the position that there should be no spending cuts as part of a deficit reduction plan.

The liberal public position may be to cut spending. I'm sure they would like to gut the military and intellegence agencies, but they have reneged on this promise in the past.

There they go again: Remembering the 'TEFRA Debacle of 1982' | Washington Examiner

This time, I'll take the spending cuts first.
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Old 05-10-2012, 06:33 PM
Location: Long Island, NY
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Originally Posted by BillyBats View Post
Wrong. I said AGGRESSIVE CUTS IN SPENDING similiar to the Clinton Administration. IUnemployment and welfare are more robust under Obama..under Clinton they were slashed. The defense budget was stripped aggressively under Clinton, not under Obama. Additionally, under Clinton EVERYBODY shared in the tax burden, it wasnt just thrust on one class of people inciting class warfare and pandering for votyes by attacking the wealthy! Shared sacrifice all DAY!
The top rates were 50% under Reagan and 39% under Clinton. The capital gains rate was also much lower under Clinton than Reagan.

Even under Clinton, the rich got the best shake.
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