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March 5, 2013

Oh, Boy! Oh, Boy! Oh, Boy!

I can hardly wait. Any time now the economy is going to take off like a rocket!

Former VP Candidate Paul Ryan is on record saying the holy grail for conservatives is sequestering government spending, that is putting mandatory caps on government spending. For example, if a natural disaster occurs and money is needed to remediate the damage, if we spend over our limit, automatic cuts bring us back into line.

Well, the conservatives have gotten what they have wanted for these many years (courtesy of President Obama who is famous for embracing conservative ideas—see “cap and trade,” “Obamacare,” “Chained CPI,” etc.).

And since government spending is really being cut (finally!), the economy will now burst forth like the flowers of Spring. No more “uncertainty,” no sir. The job creators are now unleashed!

But then, I hope this doesn’t turn out like the Stimulus Bill. The GOP insisted that the only way to stimulate the economy was through tax cuts (contrary to what 98% of economists believe) and forced the administration to include over $300 billion dollars of tax cuts as part of the $842 billion Stimulus Bill (instead of the infrastructure spending that was being suggested, etc.). But the GOP said that “not one job was created” by that effort, so I guess they were wrong about tax cuts stimulating the economy.

But, this time, this time, they are right! Aren’t they? Stand back, stand back, we don’t know how big this economy is going to get. I can hardly wait!

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6 Comments »

  1. Do I sense some sarcasm in your tone? 😉

    You have every right, of course. I’m puzzled why no one in the MSM has actually just come out and called BS on the GOP? There’s plenty of evidence of their policies failing….

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    Comment by john zande — March 5, 2013 @ 8:50 am | Reply

    • The GOP has been in the forefront of obfuscating the media: repeal of the fairness doctrine, creation of Fox 9sic) News, etc. And the loss of the financial base of print journalism has been profound.

      Well, that and so many “reporters” are gutless wonders, afraid the pols will cut off their access to them. I would just love to see the news media stage a boycott of some politicians. Like not asking John McCain or Lindsay Graham in front of a microphone for a week or a month. Then I wonder who would be whining.

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      Comment by stephenpruis — March 5, 2013 @ 9:39 am | Reply

      • Yeah, i saw that Soledad O’Brien was sacked from CNN. Why? For calling BS? It’s BS!

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        Comment by john zande — March 5, 2013 @ 9:42 am | Reply

        • Unfortunately, news room management is as chicken shit as the gutless wonder reporters (hope I am not besmirching your wife’s occupation).

          Steve

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          Comment by stephenpruis — March 5, 2013 @ 9:53 am | Reply

          • Not at all. She’s quite cheeky in what she does. Although the market is just Brazil and the family of client news orgs she always approves the move damning GOP articles/videos and ensures the language in the translation is a little more colourful. She was quite merciless with the likes of Palin and Bachmann, and decidedly brutal with Romney-Ryan. It had no effect on the US elections, but we had some fun with it 🙂

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            Comment by john zande — March 5, 2013 @ 10:03 am | Reply


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