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Response to kentuck (Reply #4)

Sun Dec 9, 2012, 09:09 AM

13. You're ignoring the crucial 'if-then' structure of what Obama

 

actually said.

To paraphrase, if the Rape-publi-scum can figure out a way to bring down the deficit without raising the burden on the middle class, then I want to hear it.

In other words, Obama is saying, you can keep your tax cuts on the rich if it will not raise the deficit nor burden the middle class more. That's like saying, "If the sun rises in the west, then I will celebrate Christmas in July." The 'if' portion is never satisifed, and the 'then' consequence is a non-event.

I never thought I would be defending Obama! But really, your interpretation of his words stretches ingenuity to its limits.

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