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lxlxlxl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-09-09 09:19 PM
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19. Never overestimate the intelligence of the American people
I forget who said that, Mencken or Twain...

Look, this is economics, not war. Americans seem more comfortable discussing war than money, and I think that would be true in most countries. The GOP basically survives because economics and social programs is so hard to talk about definitively without getting into data

Data doesnt translate well especially on TV, where talking heads are more into opinion and bravado, and not examining data tables, or examine historical spending and efficacy of government programs. That's more of the job of the citizen...

So...If they can get a bumper sticker, I'm fine with it if it works. If the alternative is just going to do nothing while waiting for that light bulb to go off, then I prefer what I heard tonight.
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