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No Deficit of Hypocrisy!

© Lee Judge

Republicans are using the deficit to attack Obama and the Democrats, but they don’t actually care about the deficit. When asked how they would cut the deficit, their only ideas are to go back to the economic policies of the Bush administration. In fact, every Republican voted against Obama’s balanced budget law. And Republicans have been using this cynical tactic for a very long time. Will we ever learn?



  1. Deciminyan wrote:

    The Reagan Revolution today:

    Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 7:56 pm | Permalink
  2. Iron Knee wrote:

    Wow, that’s a very interesting article. Thanks!

    Sunday, August 1, 2010 at 10:41 pm | Permalink
  3. Jonah wrote:

    People keep voting republican over and over again because they like hearing the words “tax cut”. They believe the rosy scenario that somehow republicans are able to provide tax cuts and not increase the deficit while providing services like social security, medicare and also maintaining the most expensive military in the world.

    There may not be enough people to vote a republican as president anymore. The GOP has become a haven for right wing fanatics and I find it hard to believe that even fiscally conservative minorities would vote republican anymore. What we as a country need now is a third party that is more central in its views and attempts to mix fiscal conservatism with fair-mindedness and racial and sexual tolerance.

    Monday, August 2, 2010 at 7:15 am | Permalink
  4. ebdoug wrote:

    West Wing Week showed Obama welcoming a Partisan Group. Watch John Boehner when he is greeted by the President. No eye contact. Turns his head so he can’t even see Obama. How does that man sleep at night?

    Monday, August 2, 2010 at 7:26 am | Permalink
  5. patriotsgt wrote:

    Jonah, I’m with you on needing a real third party. There are so many of us that don’t fit neatly into either party. The independant party is the only other choice and they have no real platform or candidates.

    I’m tired of bashing both parties. The Repubs and Dems both have their share of hypocrites. I looked at my local congressmans website and his almost boastful record of pork spending. If every congressman spent that much, our defecit would double again in 2 yrs and yes he’s a dem. Repubs are just as bad, stonewalling without offering altenatives (except Ryan).
    I understand we want our elected officials to look out for the folks back in their district, but come on. Check out your own Reps and Sens and see how much money they bring back to the state and for what, you’ll be amazed with the companies and projects that get “grants” (= free money). How many of those contribute to campaigns, who knows? It’s a huge amount of money. What ever happen to the pledge to tighten up waste fraud and abuse, in medicare, defense, congress, everywhere?

    Monday, August 2, 2010 at 9:22 am | Permalink
  6. Iron Knee wrote:

    Have you two looked into the Modern Whig party?

    Monday, August 2, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink