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Response to HomerRamone (Original post)

Mon Apr 29, 2013, 09:53 PM

70. This is an old argument...

No nation, in the history of the world, has ever cut it's way to prosperity...

And it's been used by more than government. This is the EXACT argument my late husband used to have in business all the time. A much smaller scale, of course, but the dynamic is exactly the same. It's the classic "Accountants vs. Marketing". Bean counters always want to cut expenses. Always. "The salespeople are making too much money." Marketing knows if you want your company to grow, you need to throw a few of those beans out the window, where they will grow and produce (gasp!) MORE BEANS!!!

No president (except Obama, of course) has ever been expected to save his way out of a recession. It can't be done. Revenue MUST be increased. Instead of cutting public workers, more should have hired. I've always loved that "Government has never created a job" meme. I guess my dad spent 35 years panhandling in Philly.

We here at DU have known this stuff for years. We also know the rat bastard Republicans, who created this mess to begin with, don't want it fixed. Not by this president, anyway.

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