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WillyT Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 08:40 PM
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Thank You Robert Kuttner !!!
Edited on Mon Mar-07-11 08:44 PM by WillyT
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On paper, the Republicans would cut discretionary spending by "only" 14.3 percent, but since the fiscal year will be more than half over by the time the cuts become official, the actual cuts would be fully one-fourth -- a staggering cut for any program to bear and an insane economic idea during a severe downturn. These cuts have nothing to do with reasonable fiscal policy; they are pure ideological retribution against government.

You would think that at some point, President Obama would be pointing to the recklessness of these proposals in a still soft economy. But instead, the president has doubled down on his bipartisanship. Last Friday, in Miami, President Obama could found be sharing the spotlight with former Florida governor Jeb Bush, crowing about their shared views on educational reform.

Obama declared in his weekly address:

I'm talking with you from Miami, Florida, where I'm visiting Miami Central High School, a school that's turning itself around on behalf of its kids. And I came here with Jeb Bush, former governor of this state, because he and I share the view that education isn't a partisan issue -- it's an American issue.


In other words, with Republicans slashing everything from Pell Grants to Headstart, there are no partisan differences on education. So why bother to have an election? Why bother to have two parties? Why not just give up and embrace the Republican budget?

What White House political geniuses dreamed up the idea of a joint presidential appearance with Jeb Bush? Evidently the same strategists who still think that voters care about bridging partisan differences more than they care about substantive progress to end the economic slump and to restore economic opportunity.


On Sunday, speaking on NBC's Meet the Press, White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley all but invited the Republicans to define the necessary goals of budget cutting:

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More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/robert-kuttner/winning-th...

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RKP5637 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 08:43 PM
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1. Same here.
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Ozymanithrax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 08:51 PM
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2. They were elected to do something about the economy...
They're doing something...cutting its throat after driving a stake through its heart following poisoning.
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mmonk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-07-11 08:59 PM
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3. Do you think he may believe that ideology or figures it will get him re-elected?
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