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Any economist regardless of political affiliation will tell you that addressing the debt and stimulating the economy are antithetical to each other. If you want to stimulate the economy, you have to increase the debt. If you want to reduce the debt you have to sacrifice economic growth. It doesn’t matter which party is in power.

To put it simply

Republican Strategy:
To Address the Recession……Cut Taxes on Rich=Increase the Debt
To Address the Debt……………Cut government Jobs=Hurt the Economy

Democratic Strategy:
To Address the Recession…….Stimulus Spending=Increase the Debt
To Address the Debt…………….Increase Tax Revenue=Hurt the Economy

The American people have to choose between either getting out of this recession, or reducing the debt. We can either do one or the other. Doing both means doing nothing at all. Pick one and stfu.
Assrat- Cut the talking points and pay attention. The entire republican strategy is geared towards governing less and it still loses if they try to do both.

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6 Thoughts on What makes people think that the gov can effectively address the debt and the recession at the same time?
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    Barney Frank's pet Gerbil
    December 1, 2011 at 12:42 am

    The only people who think the government can do anything – are clueless left wingers

    the rest of us know better

    Government that governs the least – governs the best

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    Too crazy for Fox
    December 1, 2011 at 1:10 am

    The Republican strategy is to block any program that will improve the economy. That is their only lifeline to possible success in 2012.

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    McNamara
    December 1, 2011 at 1:46 am

    Reduce government influence in the economy and both problems will be addressed quite effectively. The debt is high due to corruption and overdependence on government, and we’re in a recession because it is harder than ever for people without political connections to run a business and make a living, thanks to government.

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    Irv S
    December 1, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Yup.
    The same thinking that allowed all that deficit spending in the first palce.
    Trouble is, the problem is not confined to us.
    Most currencies today are just useful fictions that are sudenly being questioned.
    Hang onto your hats kiddies. they’re likely to be all that;s left to you.

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    Lee
    December 1, 2011 at 2:56 am

    let me put it in simple terms.Image your mom and dad giving you advice.Dad says save your hard earned money for a rainy day.Mom says they have a sale going on and you should rush down and spend that hard earned money.That the mixed message we are getting from our government.On one hand to get the economy going again people need to spend,spend,spend.On the other hand people should be frugal and spend wisely.So who’s right?Right now people are frugal and are hanging on to their money because they don’t know what tomorrow will bring.Should we spend and live like there is no tomorrow? Who knows? I don’t.

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    brown9500v13
    December 1, 2011 at 3:38 am

    Typical CON job.

    Lay out weighted choices based on false premise.

    Sorry Smoky.

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