24 September 2010

republican math 101

"deficits are a terrible thing.
let's make them much bigger."

"On Thursday, House Republicans released their “Pledge to America,”
supposedly outlining their policy agenda. In essence, what they say is, 
“Deficits are a terrible thing. Let’s make them much bigger.” 
The document repeatedly condemns federal debt — 16 times, by my count. But the main substantive policy proposal is to make the
Bush tax cuts permanent, which independent estimates say
would add about $3.7 trillion to the debt over the next decade —
about $700 billion more than the Obama administration’s tax proposals."

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